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Bravos Start Up Noises
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BRILLION, WISCONSIN -- Press and hold the cycle signal _off low hi button when the light is off. Hold it in for about 7 or 8 seconds till you hear a noise. This works for both the washer and dryer. This fixes that annoying little tune the Maytag bravos XL makes when turning on and off ! Did it on mine!
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Maytag HE Washer Is the Worst Appliance I Have Ever Purchased!
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ALABAMA -- I purchased a Maytag because I thought they never needed repairs. Well boy was I wrong! About 3 months after we purchased our washer, we started having problems. It would not complete a cycle, it would not spin out clothes, it might take hours for the cycle to finish, if it did decide to finish. That's it....called the first time, a repair person came out and ordered a part that took 3 weeks to come in. Now this is a new machine and I am having to go wash my clothes at a laundry mat because they don't have the part! This is not right!

Finally was fixed, but just for a short time. It started doing the same things again. Someone came out and fixed it, costing around $200.00. Again it worked for a few months and it has started back doing it's same old stuff! Put a load on 3 days ago and it still has not spun out the water. We restarted the load numerous times and it still has not worked!!! Going tomorrow to buy yet another washing machine, but I promise you it will NOT be a MAYTAG!!! Hope this helps someone not make the same mistake that we made.
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Karen on 08/10/2013:
Same problems here. Probably the worst appliance I've ever purchased.
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Poor Quality With Maytag Bravos
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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN -- I bought the Maytag Bravos because I was told it was “top of the line” and expected that Maytag’s reputation for quality would provide me with many years of dependable service without problem. Boy, was I taken for a ride! Unless you have a lot of money to spend, DO NOT buy a Maytag Bravos wash machine. After only 3.5 years of normal use (3-4 standard loads per week) and doing everything as suggested by the owner’s manual, my machine has developed a bad drum bearing. The cost to repair this bearing is $400 for parts and $200 for labor…in other words, I am forced to buy a new machine after ONLY 3.5 years of use.

When I called Maytag’s customer service department to question them about my problem, their response was “there are no recalls on your machine, so we cannot do anything for you”. When I further questioned them about the lack of quality/dependability my machine provided, they again said “sorry, the machine is out of the warranty period, thank you for buying Maytag”.

If you buy one of these wash machines, you better have the extra money to buy an extended warranty.
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John Nicholson on 06/08/2013:
By now you realize you overpaid for a machine to just wash clothes. Best to buy a cheap, basic machine and when it breaks, buy another. Any appliance with all the "bells and whistles" is more likely to have something break than one without all the digital nonsense. Maytag in general is no better or worse than any other brand. They are all cheaply made and you are lucky to see them survive more than 6-8 years, no matter how much you paid for them.
Leftee2 on 06/09/2013:
The best brand to buy now is Speed Queen, people have nothing but praise for them, check reviews for yourself. Stay far away from HE machines, they're nothing but trouble as well as any of these computerized washers and dryers that don't last more than 3 yrs.
Cec on 09/28/2013:
I purchased a Maytag Bravos washer and dryer. I have babied these machines only two people and light laundry done with these. The washer started making horrible noise, then noticed grease on floor, then it started leaking water. Called Maytag (JOKE company) naturally it is out of warranty. My husband and I took the machine apart to find the failure problem a seal failed allowing water to infiltrate the motor. Total mechanical issues, stress cracks in the plastic motor, no lubricant on the shaft only rust. I am amazed at the junk quality and Maytag with a 1 year warranty. Give me a break, my 36 year old Kenmore is in my husband's shop and I am now using that machine.
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Bravo Gas Dryers Need to Recalled
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WATERFORD, MICHIGAN -- I purchased a Bravo gas dryer, it has now in 6 months nearly received the same amount of thermostats. The burner system has issues, but no one has courage to take Whirlpool on in a dispute. Whirlpool will not accept responsibility for their products. If they had been a big enough company to say,"we are sorry, let us send a new unit" I may have a better feeling. They have a feature that shows if venting is good, and yet, even when it shows that, the techs will not accept that, and claim it is a vent issue that is blowing the stats.

DO NOT PURCHASE A BRAVO XL DRYER. If you already have, do not expect Whirlpool, or Maytag to stand behind it. Whirlpool, you belong in the HALL OF SHAME!!!!
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Alain on 03/13/2013:
Maytag/Whirlpool products have been going downhill in quality for a while now. You might want to drop a note via:
to add to the already existing ones they have about this company's products.
WP2008 on 03/13/2013:
Hello kkleine07. My name is Amber and I am a representative with Maytag. We truly apologize for the frustrations you have experienced with your dryer. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please email us at and provide us with your complete contact information as well as the model and serial number s of your appliance. Please also include the name of the site you were contacted on (My3Cents) along with your user name (kkleine07), and your ticket number (36688). We would be happy to review your concerns further. Sincerely, Amber.
Alain on 03/14/2013:
Always glad to see a company response. May as well give it a try, Kkleine. If you get a chance, could you let us know how this turns out?
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Maytag Bravo has rusting issues
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Bravo (Maytag) brand new and rusting at lid and in the cabinet in lest than a year.
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Worst Washing Machine Ever
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Jan 15, 2012 - One year with this machine and I hate it. Leaves white residue all over dark clothes. Probably on light clothes, too but can't see it. I have called into help line twice, and at their urging tested water temp, switched to Tide. Also washing small loads on HOT and BULKY setting to get more water in rinse.

Sometimes clothes are DRY after going through entire wash cycle! I now wash only jeans on 1 load, only shirts in another as suggested by their support person. No change... and such small loads... all on HOT with extra rinse kind of defeats the purpose of high energy. Have photos if you want.
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trmn8r on 01/15/2012:
I could only find a handful of complaints about this washer, but I did see a few that also say it doesn't get clothes clean.
At Your Service on 01/15/2012:
I can't say I blame you for being frustrated. The first thing to do is determine what the white residue actually is. That will indicate where it's coming from and how to resolve the problem. Make absolutely sure to not use too much laundry detergent. Even with a full load of laundry, a high efficient Bravo can clean with only a third of a cup of detergent. Also, make sure you are only using the low sudsing H.E. labeled detergent. This detergent is much more cost effective and is designed for the new engineering of washers.

Once resolved, I'm sure you'll love the Bravos. They've been rated as a top pick of BestCovery. As they stated, "With an overwhelming amount of positive reviews, the Maytag 'Bravo model' has established itself as the budget choice of the people. 4.0 cu. ft. capacity and 10 wash cycles make up some excellent positives to owning this machine." Consumer Reports has also listed it as one of it's best selections for the high efficient top loads.
Venice09 on 01/15/2012:
It sounds like you have done everything possible to get the washer to work properly, to no avail. If this is the machine that's similar to Cabrio, I understand why the clothes don't come out clean. I looked at one of these machines the last time I bought a washer and instinctively knew it wouldn't work to my satisfaction. I'm so glad I trusted my instincts and went with a standard top loader. I honestly don't think turning a front loader upright could ever work right.

Good review. Very helpful.
marion203 on 01/22/2012:
Have the same problem as mimi.griswold.Have tried everything and still am getting residue on my clothes.Saved so long and am so disappointed,wish I had my old Maytag back.
Nohandle on 01/22/2012:
From your photo that appears to be soap residue or perhaps lint left from a previous load. I've had it happen a time or two with my washer and knew exactly what had happened when the cycle was over. Once the soap powder had not dissolved completely in the cold water, dark clothes, so after that if I used powder would run a little warm in the tub, agitate by hand until dissolved and then flip to cold and put in the darks. My appliances are older but I'm well pleased.

Why on earth are we to spend extra time doing laundry when the idea was to save time? Let me get a scrub board and go to the river bank. That might be quicker than using some of the newer models.
GenuineNerd on 01/22/2012:
Using the wrong type of detergent, or too much detergent, can cause problems like this with the newfangled washers. Use only HE-rated liquids (not all Tide is HE), and only at the recommended dosage. Don't think the old school way that more detergent means more clean. These washers clean better with less detergent and water.
trmn8r on 01/22/2012:
Good point, GN.
Venice09 on 01/22/2012:
"Sometimes..clothes are DRY after going through entire wash cycle!"

That says a lot about the way these washers work. Clothes simply can't be cleaned under those conditions. That was my first impression when I first looked at one of these machines, and it turned out to be accurate based on all the complaints.

"Why on earth are we to spend extra time doing laundry when the idea was to save time? Let me get a scrub board and go to the river bank. That might be quicker than using some of the newer models."


Progress is often an illusion.
KR on 02/19/2012:
I have the same issues. This washer is terrible. I have now resorted to putting the soap directly in with the clothes and add oxy clean. I turn on the extra rinse cycle and add buckets of water to the wash after fill. It is ridiculous. Don't care if I ruin the machine bc it didn't clean in the first place and they won't take it back. For the first time I have sudsy water and clean non destroyed clothing! If I end up having to replace it bcof my method I will bc I was going to have to buy an old school washer to replace this 950 dollar hunk of junk! They should be ashamed of themselves. Instead of cleaning it imbeds stains. Stay away from the bravo!
Vera on 08/09/2012:
I have had this washer for about a year and a half. I hate it

I have had this washer for a year and a half and am not happy with it. If you open the lid after it fills you will see that it has very little water in it. I always use the extra rinse because I can smell the detergent in my clothes. I had to have the repairman out after about 3 months. I put a lap throw in it, put it on bulky load and it stopped working. It would overfill, not agitate, and not spin out. It is currently not working. I put in two pair of jeans and two polo shirts. One pair of jeans was soiled so I set it for heavy soiled load.(I had never changed the setting from normal since my first problem was incurred from doing that.)
The jeans came out still wet and not clean at all. I set them on "normal" load and washed them again. The machine said "sensing" for a long time.I didn't hear any wash action but the load did spin dry--but they were as dirty as when I put them in. I hand scrubbed them and put them on the line to dry. So I will call the repairman again. This washer is for dolls clothing!

Kim on 03/16/2013:
Have had my Cabrio for almost two years and hate it. White residue on my dark clothes every wash some clothes are still dry too. Have bought every different kind of HE detergent too plus I water it down as per a repairman that came to look at it. He also told me to do an extra rinse cycle. SO what is the point of having an energy efficient washer if you have to do an extra rinse. Also replaced my water softener thinking it might be that. Hate this machine
swrlmr on 03/19/2013:
I have had a Bravo for 2 years and have the same problem. It appears like fine lint that gets caught in the creases form in the clothing from the spin cycle. I have to wash my dark clothes 2 and 3 times...I only use he liquid, and the minimum amount. What good is having an energy/water saving washer if you have to re-wash 2 and 3 times?? Horribly disappointed and want my old washer back (that uses more water) I'm using that much anyway with my re-washes!
FedUp! on 04/18/2013:
Besides seeing white streaks in my colored clothes, it's already starting to rust out like an old car. Anyone else?
Leigh on 05/11/2013:
I bought my top loading Maytag Bravos about a year ago and within the last 4 months, I've also gotten the white streaking on my dark clothes (I'm sure it's on the light colored clothes also.). I thought it might have been a tissue that had gotten in with the wash at first, and then I thought the soap had congealed...I only use HE liquid soap...but finally decided the machine just wasn't worth what we had paid for it. I now have to rinse my clothes 1 or 2 times after washing them to ensure they are rinsed. If it can't rinse, how can it be cleaning?? I just don't feel like the HE washers do the job well. My next washer will be an old school, water filling tub style washer.
jane on 05/22/2013:
I have had the same problem with my bravos washing machine, the dark residue remaining on my clothes after being washed. I have had to run them back through a "rinse and spin"cycle., so much for energy efficient.
Linda on 05/29/2013:
That is so funny, I have the same thing and you know what they told me... there is an adjustment inside the panne to raise the water level, but they would have to send someone out and that would be a service call you can not adjust your self.
Sherri on 06/01/2013:
I hate this washer!!!! What a waste of time and water. I will never buy Maytag again. White residue every time I wash!!!
Donna on 06/04/2013:
I have a 2008 Sears washer, not an HE, top loader, regular agitator. I've had the same white stuff on dark clothes. We have soft water. This has been the worst washer ever! But, I am wondering, is it the HE detergents and/or washers? It also leaves the white residue at the top of the tub. I clean it with a dry, dark rag and see all the white stuff on the rag. I clean the tub out after each load and that helps. It's a waste of water having to do a 2nd rinse. HE detergent is all available in our area. I've tried less detergent, practically none, and more detergent and saw no difference. My husband said try washing with no detergent to see what happens. My sister-in-law said her washer (Whirlpool top loader) had a backwash filter that needed replacing. We can find none listed as a Sears part for ours. Should we be sending our complaints to Tide, etc. and Whirlpool, Maytag, etc.? I wish I had my 1990 machine back!
SearsCare on 06/04/2013:
Dear Donna,
We apologize for the experience with your washer. We can see how frustrating it was to have your dark clothes collect this unknown white substance. We also see your concern regarding your sister-in-law’s search for a backwash filter. We would like to connect you with a case manager from our executive office to assist you with researching your concerns and discuss options to satisfy you as our customer. If you could take a moment and please contact our office via email at so you don’t have to be concerned by this any longer. In the email please provide the best contact phone number or the number to which your washer purchase was made under (if different than the contact phone number) and we will call you directly. In addition, please include your screen name (Donna) in the email for reference to your issue. Again, we’re sorry for any trouble we have caused and we hope to talk to you soon.

Thank you,

Christine R.
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FolSac on 06/26/2013:
I just received my Bravos washer today and am now hoping for the best after reading all of the comments. One thing to remember is that "Maytag" isn't really Maytag recollection is that they went under a couple of years ago and Whirlpool acquired/bought the name "Maytag". I am hoping that the Whirlpool Maytag washers are better than plain Whirlpools.

I also saw a site that listed a DIY homemade recipe clothes detergent for HE washers using borax, washing soda and Dawn dishwashing liquid. I am going to give that a try and see how it works. Most of the reviews said it worked well. (Mix 1/2 c borax and 1/2 c washing soda with 4 c hot water in an 89 oz container--old juice bottle--shake until dissolved. Then add 1/2 c Dawn dishwashing liquid, fill the rest of the way with cold water. Shake before using--1/4 c per load.)
Jennifer Brown on 07/07/2013:
How do I hate my Maytag washer. The clothes tangle no matter how you load the washing machine. It won't stay balanced, leaves white residue on dark clothes, have loud knocking noise. Of course, the sales person or repair person has no answer for any of these problems. Tell me how I love this machine after spending several $$$$'s. Of course, Sears, where we purchased the machine, is not always anxious to send a repair person. They try to tell you to try various other fixes before someone comes. How many fixes do you want us to try. The machine is faulty!
Debbie on 07/13/2013:
I have a HE top load (different brand) and I am having trouble with "white residue" also. So it can't be your machine! I'm using only HE "liquid" detergent, so it isn't failure to dissolve. Still not sure what it is, but I have been adding white vinegar as a fabric softener and it has seemed to resolve the residue issue. Still have more investigating to do....
vannessa k on 07/21/2013:
This washing machine is a piece of crap! We bought from Lowes and within 3 months started to sound like a jet taking off! Within the next 6 months my husband researched online and everyone else complaining about clothes not clean so loud etc. he finally replaced the tub just last year 300.00 and it is going put again! Disgusted with the product will never purchase again.
KimC on 09/17/2013:
I have a top loading HE Kenmore and I hate it. Always get soap residue on dark clothing regardless of HE detergent or not. Doesn't matter if I use the second rinse feature (not very conservation minded), there is still soap residue. The real issue here is that these washers DO NOT USE ENOUGH WATER
charlie and annette on 09/21/2013:
Man....this is precisely the same result we are getting with our Maytag TL HE

We have an old Kenmore agitator style downstairs that we going to bring up and retire this 900 dollar junk

Thank you Gaia worshipping progressives....first crap light bulbs and now you've ruined washing machines too

Nothing on this earth environuts can't destroy and swear its for our own good.

These machines by and large do not work for the very reason they do not use enough water

They do not clean as well as conventional and sure don't rinse worth a crap

And like anything our beloved federal govt mandates..
.it costs more

Linda R. on 10/01/2013:
I have white residue on every dark load. Three techs have been sent to no avail. Called Maytag/Whirlpool and got the run around. My warranty will expire in6 more weeks--guess they got what they wanted. A dissatisfied customer and the ability to not give any help. I will always tell people not to buy their product.
Jean C on 10/20/2013:
It saddens me that someone would think that you (we) are not bright enough to figure out that we need to use HE detergent in a HE washing machine. I, too, have the same problem with a brand new may tag. I have used Tide liquid (HE) , as well as Woolite for darks, also HE for those of you who still think I may have forgotten. I use the bulky cycle, extra rinse. And the last time I measured two tablespoons for the load. I still had to return the entire load to the machine and rewash it with no soap this time. So much for high efficiency washing. I am truly disappointed in our purchase. The excuses that Maytag uses, or perhaps I should say the "PASS THE BUCK" attitude that I believe they use are very poor customer service tactics.
paul on 11/04/2013:
Maytag top loaders hi efficiancy my butt...Hate the machine all my black clothes have white marks on them. Have to scrub off the white marks after it has been washed. Makes no sense...WTF....DON'T BUY THIS MACHINE....
Lora Doremus on 12/05/2013:
I am having the exact same problems! I've only had this machine for a little over a year and the same residue is all over my dark clothes. I carefully buy the HE detergent pellet things, I wash small loads...doesn't matter. I wish I had never bought my maytag Bravo. The dryer is great! I wish I had my old water guzzling washer back! We spent so much money on this washer I can't bear replacing it, but I might consider it worth the money to switch brands soon. Too bad. All I've ever had has been Maytags for 30 years of laundry!
Kathy on 12/06/2013:
I truly REGRET taking the advice of the salesperson who sold me the Bravos that I purchased in April--"they've been purchased by Whirlpool and are a much better product." I didn't take time to research because I was desperate to replace my front load Maytag (Neptune-which has another history of complaints) that broke down after only 7 years. The machine that I purchased in April has caused nothing but headaches!!! I thought I finally had a working machine after I was able to get rid of the brown flecks that appeared on all my clothes, only to experience the white stuff being left on all dark clothes as described in the first and subsequent posts, as well as clothes that don't even get wet but still have the white marks on them!!! I have experimented with load size, temperature, wash, cycle type, detergent type and amount. My service person recommended using 1 tablespoon of detergent!! How clean will my clothes get using this amount and only being "smooshed" back and forth???? In addition, my clothes are more wrinkled than they ever were after being washed in any of my other washing machines. Also, who would design dispensers for bleach and softener, which I haven't ever used, that don't completely empty of the water from the wash cycle which causes them to get moldy. You can only clean them by removing the "casing" around them and that is no small task!!! I will replace this washer as soon as I'm able and I will NEVER, EVER purchase another Maytag!!!!!!
Dawn on 12/23/2013:
We too are very disappointed with our Maytag HE washer. We have the same complaints mentioned above. We have tried the same solutions mentioned above. We do not like having white residue left on our dark clothes and having to rinse them 1 or 2 times. I too want my water guzzler back!
Lee on 12/31/2013:
I have the same problems as above, residue, clothing s not clean, wrinkled, not enough water. Tried several different detergents and also wipe inside machine after EACH wash. Still unsatisfied with performance. I also do the recommended the CLEAN WASHER, which made no difference. DON'T purchase this machine, I e sometime have to rewash clothing several times And no difference in performance
Linda on 04/14/2014:
I have a Bravos washer too. It looks to me that you are using too much detergent. I use far less than in my old Kenmore. About 1/3 capful of Arm and Hammer liquid. Those white marks look like soap to me.
Susan on 12/17/2014:
I have the identical problem of white residue being left on my dark clothes. I start out adding an extra rinse to the cycle, then I even run the bulk of the load back through a Rinse/Spin cycle. How ridiculous can you get? This is the most INEFFECIENT appliance I have ever had. Very disappointed.
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Warranty Marathon
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Who would buy a product that the manufacture can't fix? If you like your Bravo, pray it never breaks! Is it a good dryer? I've had it for over a year and I still don't know! countless calls to Maytag, numerous repair visits and parts replaced, still won't stay on long enough to dry clothes. It's being repaired under the original warranty and I purchased an additional 3 years. Think of the possibilities! Speed-dial to Maytag, never ending visits by the repairman. AND...four full years of wet clothes at no additional cost.

Sad thing is, they are so very polite to me, while I sit and wait and wait and wait.

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WP2008 on 09/26/2011:
Hi my name is Chris and I am a representative of Maytag. I am sorry to learn of the issue you are having with your dryer. If there is anything that I can do please reach out to me via e-mail at please include your user name and what site we contacted you on for our records.
Venice09 on 09/26/2011:
That's the problem with extended warranties. Even if the repairs are covered, it's a constant inconvenience. Why not just build a better product in the first place and avoid all the unnecessary aftermath?
At Your Service on 09/26/2011:
I'd still like to hear of this magical product that never breaks Venice09.

The point is, any mechanical or electrical product can break. Dealing with the breakdown can still be frustrating, but at least someone else stands the expense and a chunk of the frustration with you.

Initial or extended warranties typically have a "No Lemon" clause. If you don't have a copy of the warranty agreement, get it. The traditional clause allows for repair of the same problem three times; by the fourth, they replace.

I can tell you Bravos are good units. Speaking of that, I've got a basic question. You are using the Bravo dryer with a like-minded HIGH EFFICIENT WASHER, AREN'T YOU? If not, that can definitely cause problems.

Keep us posted.
Venice09 on 09/26/2011:
It shouldn't require magic to design and build a reliable product. If it did, perhaps the appliance industry should hire Harry Potter as a consultant.

The lemon law in my contract required the replacement of five different parts within one year. Believe it or not, five different parts were replaced! But I still had to fight tooth and nail for another year before the extended warranty was honored. I would never go through that again.

I know I'll be sorry I asked, but how does a Brave dryer identity clothes washed in a high efficiency washer? Or is that just a tactic to convince the customer to buy a pair? A dryer that can't handle a load of clothes from a regular washing machine is not worth buying.
At Your Service on 09/26/2011:
So in order for a product to be reliable, they can never break. Any mechanical or electrical product for the last 50 years? ANY?

Unfortunately, anything can break.

If you're having a provider not honor the terms of their agreement, then you're probably better off buying from someone who has more reliable agreements.

Dryers made for high efficiency washers are not necessarily made to handle the amount of water being used or left behind within a wash load. The high efficient washers use roughly a forth the amount of water and spin out at about twice the RPM, leaving the laundry much less saturated for the dryer to deal with. The dryer can then use less heat and more air flow to dry the contents.
Venice09 on 09/26/2011:
I would never buy a dryer that could only handle clothes that were basically dry. That's ridiculous. Not to mention that it would force me to always own a high efficiency washer, whether I liked it or not. No thanks.

As far as the rest of your comment, could someone please word my previous responses in a way that is better understood. Because I give up. Anyone?
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Maytag Bravo Dryer Lint Filter is very poorly designed.
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We bought a new washer and dryer in May 2011. My previous Maytag set had been so dependable that I thought it was a good idea to get Maytag again. My previous washer and dryer was 30 years old. When I bought the new Maytag set, I was told at the store not to expect this new set to last that long. However, I didn't expect the lint filter to fall apart in the first month. The felt that borders the screen came loose, and now every time I use the dryer and clean the lint filter, I have to shove that piece back into its slot. I don't know if it can be glued back in safely since it is subjected to heat all the time; would that be a fire hazard?? I looked on line to see what a new filter would cost, and I found it for $35. Ridiculous! I never replaced a lint filter in a dryer before. Is this a racket or what? Very disappointed in Maytag.
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Venice09 on 08/24/2011:
What a lousy way to cut corners. I've never had to replace a lint filter either, but I have always had Kenmore dryers. I find Maytag appliances to be poorly designed.

I understand your concern about the glue. Another concern is that even if you spend $35.00 to purchase a new filter, will the same thing happen again, and again, and again?

Isn't this covered under warranty?
WP2008 on 08/24/2011:
Hi my name is Kyle and I am a representative of Maytag. I am sorry to learn of the issue you are having with your appliance. If there is anything that I can do please reach out to me via Facebook (Maytag) or Twitter (MaytagCare). Or contact us directly via e-mail please include your user name and what site we contacted you on for our records.
Linda Powers on 02/12/2012:
I just read the comment by Venice09 and have the exact same concern/complaint. The filter is designed very poorly. Maytag should redesign and replace the part for anyone with this problem.
Lou Ann on 10/24/2012:
Exact same issue. Almost immediately the felt came loose and is only getting worse. I'm worried about the lint getting through and a possible build up and dryer fire.
Reg on 12/01/2012:
Have the same issue, within a few months of getting the dryer.
Melinda on 12/21/2012:
I had the same problem. The felt came off completely. It's a piece of junk - maybe Maytag is now junk.
smpratt02030 on 02/17/2013:
ditto. this is obviously a chronic issue. so much for "dependable"
DJ on 02/24/2013:
I thought I had a defective lint catcher, but after reading all these comments and having the same issues with the filter as I do - Maytag needs to redesign and give us new filters. I purchased in March of 2011.
FolSac on 06/26/2013:
Maytag isn't Maytag anymore. My understanding is that in 2006 Whirlpool acquired the Maytag Corporation. The Maytag name is now used on Whirlpool-designed appliances. I just bought a Bravos set and am hoping I don't experience the issues I have been reading about online.
Jackie on 08/26/2013:
I have the exact same issue. I just spoke with two customer service representatives who both stated that I am the only one who has ever had this problem with the lint filter. They refused to send me another one for free and I won't pay for another one that will result in the same problem. I will never buy another Maytag product again.
appl guy sg on 09/24/2013:
If the felt is still good ,you could try using gorilla glue.Just a thought,good luck.
gblentzen on 12/24/2013:
Same thing happened to me. I tried gluing, but it wouldn't last long. Last time I reattached the felt using screen spline that you would used to replace a window screen. This has worked perfectly. The felt is now tight and not going to budge.
Nicole Cooke on 11/25/2014:
The same thing happened with my dryer on the SECOND DAY of purchasing it. I noticed The insulation foam piece was torn apart when cleaning off the vent for the first time (pulling it straight up and out-could see down inside a large piece of gray insulation strips sticking up everywhere)!. It catches clothing in between and "shreds" my clothes as they get caught. I have had the dryer for 4 months, it has been serviced twice (just gluing on another piece of foam-of course comes right back off)! I have had over $500 in clothing ruined! Lent falls through all the time, and it never "senses" "GOOD air flow"! It always tells me to check my vents. They are always clean. Just upset! I feel I should be reimbursed for my clothing! I feel they need to recall the lent filter, develop better manufacturing, and meet customer expectations! FOUR MONTHS! I am scared to even dry my clothes! I'm tired of them being ruined!
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Sucky Maytag Washer and Customer Service
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I bought a Maytag washer, it is the worse investment I have ever bought. The machine doesn't clean my clothes and it balls up all my sheets and other clothing. Customer support SUCKS as much as the machine. Maytag, this will be my last washer I ever will buy from you. Plus this is the most expensive washer I have ever bought.

FOLKS, reconsider buying a Maytag.
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Venice09 on 06/15/2011:
I think the reason customer support sucks is because they know they can't help you. Maytag designs and manufacturers inferior appliances, so there's not much they can do for you once you have those appliances in your home. Of all the brands, Maytag is the one I will never buy again. I had three Maytag appliances and was disappointed with them all. Three strikes, they're out.
Diane on 08/15/2011:
I recently bought a Maytag sensor centenial washer. I hate it. It starts agitating before the water is in. It is going to ruin my clothes. I'll have to buy a new washer when I can afford. And not enough water goes into the washer to properly clean the clothes.
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The Maytag Bravo Series Sucks
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I finally went for it and bought an expensive Maytag washer and dryer. It was the new 2009 Bravo set. Very nice looking set.

First of all, I had no idea what I was getting myself into with this bells and whistles on steroid technology. The washer takes virtually all choices away from the user, and determines what variables will be allowed based upon their pre-set combination. I can live with most of these pre-determined selections, but sometimes it's frustrating.

The worst thing about the washer is that it becomes unbalanced A LOT!!! Two king sheets will unbalance it. Many times it becomes unbalanced for Goodness-knows-why.
I had the Maytag Repairman come and look at the washer to try to determine if there was something wrong, but he said, "no, these machines just have a tendency to become unbalanced easily."

I can't imagine this machine lasting very long. The movements it goes through to wash a load is extreme. I'm sure that parts will wear out much faster than the older models. Especially with what it goes through to "right" itself when it becomes imbalanced.

The repairman told me I should have bought a front loader. Great. That made me feel really good!

I don't hate this machine, but if I had known what it was really like, I would never have bought it!
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