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Maytag Does Not Cover There Products
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BENTON HURBOR, MICHIGAN -- I bought a Maytag double gas range in January 2013. The first thing I noticed was when I turn on the bottom oven the top door glass steams up and gets wet, when I called them on this they said it was normal I don't think it is, after 3 months I went to clean under the knobs and when I tried to pull them off two of them cracked, then in July I noticed the bottom door handle getting lose buy Sept. it was almost off so I called Maytag they sent out a repair man, when he was unscrewing the screws the glass exploded I couldn't believe it. when you heat it you have to heat the next temperature up because the temperature is not right. I bought all the cleaning supplies they said would be safe to used to clean the stove and now the paint is coming off. When I called them I asked to have the stove replaced I don't feel safe with it they said they can't do that but I say why not it your product its not costing them a thing to replace it I guess they don't care enough about what there customers say
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WP2008 on 09/20/2013:
Hello vaughnrobin . My name is Ashley and I am a representative of Maytag. We are very sorry to hear about the concerns you have experienced with your range. We would like to look into this matter further for you. Please email us directly at Please include your name, phone number, address, and the model and serial number for your range. Sincerely, Ashley
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Why aren't some of the buttons functioning on my oven?
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Recently I tried to use my oven and several of the buttons on the digital pad were not functioning. However, the time is still displayed.
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Venice09 on 03/21/2011:
Try looking in your owners manual under troubleshooting.
Sparticus on 03/21/2011:
Sounds like some sort of child lock feature may have been activated? I'd check the manual as well as Venice suggested. Usually there is a button you have to hold for like 3 seconds to unlock it.
WP2008 on 03/23/2011:
I am sorry to hear you are having an issue with your oven. If you would like to try troubleshooting yourself please visit our website.
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Built to Fail
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I purchased two of the above Maytag wall ovens a little over five years ago. They are not used daily and are only used together on holidays. Recently within DAYS of each other the control panels on both of them failed. They CANNOT be repaired and replacement parts cost $350 EACH!
These parts were clearly designed to fail so that Maytag could collect additional revenues by selling replacement parts and refusing to provide a repair mechanism. I will never buy another Maytag product nor any oven with a touch pad control for that matter. Interestingly the only ovens built with easy to repair knobs are European.
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Venice09 on 10/15/2010:
The interesting part is that if the ovens WERE used daily, they probably would have broken right outside the warranty. That is a common complaint with all brands.

Before I spent $350 for a part, I'd put that money towards a new oven, preferably one with knobs, as you said.
gothictreasures on 10/15/2010:
Just don't allow them to send A&E Factory service out to work on it.
DL on 03/28/2012:
We also bought a Maytag built in 27 inch model only to have the control panel fail after only 14 months of very light use. Just outside the warranty - figures!

These models should be recalled and a better insulated control panel be provided.
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Maytag Products Are Junk! Beware!
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MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY -- Re: Maytag double gas oven costing $1600+. What a hunk of junk!! I was totally ripped off circa 2 yrs ago. Paint flaked off all over range top. Both door handles broke off at 1 end (repair cost = $200+ each time). Oven windows immediately became so clouded by grease/smoke you could no longer see through. Self-cleaning mechanism was wholly ineffective despite repeated attempts. Top oven soon after purchase ceased to function at all, as did 2 of 4 burners. Gas connection leaked & had to be serviced. In all, to repair this piece of garbage over & over & over again cost me hundreds of $$ until I finally gave up in disgust & tossed it out. I wanted to sue Maytag for consumer fraud, but had better things to do. If you buy a Maytag oven, you are an idiot!!! Try Kenmore, Jenn-air, &c. - Anything but a Maytag. Good luck!
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Venice09 on 09/11/2010:
My Maytag stove was a huge disappointment, but not nearly as much as yours! I liked the idea of a double oven and considered getting one, but now I'm glad I didn't. What a shame that you have to throw out such an expensive stove, but I don't blame you for not wanting to invest anymore money in something that is making you miserable. I wouldn't buy another Maytag stove either, but I will say that mine was very well made and beautiful to look at. Nothing broke off or fell apart.
Slimjim on 09/11/2010:
Maytag stoves were never great. Outside of the downdrafts, they were just cheap Hardwicks and later Magic Chefs. Maytag never really had anything great in their line except their laundry. Even now, some of that is old designs by other brands. They hurt their name by buying up junky lines and slapping their badge on them. Sorry to hear this one was so much trouble.
Helpful on 09/11/2010:
Did you have an extended service guarantee on the range that should have covered said repairs? You have to remember that when you first made the purchase the manufacturer only agreed to cover the merchandise for the first year. Unless you had made other arrangements, the cost of maintenance is absolutely yours, not the manufacturer or retailer.

You may also want to know that Jenn-air, one of your recommended manufacturers is a sister company to Maytag -- both being owned by Whirlpool. Moreover Kenmore, until just recently, had a considerable amount of their products built by Whirlpool.

I should also state that I actually own a Maytag double oven which I absolutely love. I also have a close family member which has the same. I'd recommend one to anyone.
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Poor quality product
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For no reason that we could determine, the black handle of the microwave oven cracked in the middle of the night with a loud crack sound that woke us from a sound sleep. We could not purchase the handle alone without the door. The company would not sell us a door. It cost as much to repair as a new item would cost. The fan is very loud. It has not been a good product for us.
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Anonymous on 02/04/2010:
I used to hate to tell people that they would have to purchase the whole door,just to replace a broken handle.The model you have was a very popular over the range micro
richrobe on 08/01/2010:
I have a over the stove Matag microwave. The handle cale loose just like the ones I read about. Is there any way to just replace the handle?? I don't want to spend $200+ to fix a microwave that sounds like it will fail in the near future.
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Oven will not go over 250
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LORAIN, OHIO -- I have a Maytag electric stove with a ceramic top, I used the self cleaner and now my oven will not heat above 250 degrees. I do not understand why this is happening I used the oven to make cookies just before cleaning it. The broiler works on hi and low the self cleaner still works but the oven will not heat up past 250 and that is it. I have tried to unplug it and reset the computer but that is not helping. Could the thermostat not be working? All burners work also the stove is only 5 years old. Can someone please help me find out why this would be happening, and how can I find someone to repair the oven. Thank you very much for any help anyone has to offer.
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madconsumer on 11/15/2009:
have you tried to unplug it and allow it to reset? as with many electronic devices this is is a simple check.

sounds like the temperature limit switch needs adjusting or has gone out.
qualityappliance on 11/15/2009:
It sounds like the bake element has burned out. From the Maytag website this is a serviceer in your area.



Good luck.
Nohandle on 11/15/2009:
Once you have your appliance repaired, you might consider not using the self cleaning feature again. This is not a fix for something you paid extra for but I finally decided after a number of service calls, on a different brand, it simply wasn't worth it. Everything that could be replaced had been at my expense by then. I don't know if your problem was triggered by using the feature or not but since your oven messed up immediately afterward I would GUESS it was related.
moneybags on 11/15/2009:
The self clean on my former range (Maytag) did a great job cleaning. Unbeknownst to me, it also burned up the cooling fan which caused the electronic thermostat to burn up. I ended up replacing the bake element three times, the ignitors for the bake and broil elements twice, the ignitors for the stove top burners twice each and finally got a repairman who correctly diagnosed it and committed it to the grave yard. I now have a dual-fuel GE Cafe and love it.
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Maytag Sucks-Not What It Used To Be
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SEBRING, FLORIDA -- Model MER5875RAB is garbage!

Three service calls-no one knows what they are doing.

Replaced brain, replaced thermostat, oven still does not work. Large burner in front went out. It's going to the curb for trash pick-up. Maytag used to be a good product but now they just sell garbage. Over $1000.00 for garbage. I will never buy Maytag again.
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qualityappliance on 05/04/2009:
"Three service calls-no one knows what they are doing".

Maybe your complaint should be with the service company. Just a guess but could it be Sears/A&E?
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Worst Service Imaginable. Avoid Maytag At All Expense. Life Expectancy Of Unit 5 Yrs.
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EL PASO, TEXAS -- I cannot begin to explain my nightmares with Maytag. They have NO respect for people and do not care for repeat business.

My double oven was in the house we purchased 3 yrs age. It is 5 yrs old they informed me. We were told it was newly installed. I experienced trouble with the unit Thanksgiving weekend it went out and there is Nobody to answer the phone on the 1-800 number they provide. I did reach someone later and asked for help determining the problem to order parts. We wondered if repairing it was worth our time and expense or if we should replace the unit. I was laughed at by the sales person on the other line. They are unwilling in any way to offer suggestions on the repair of the unit. The only suggestion I received was to call a Maytag repair man to my house. The cost she stated would be $65 to come to our house and it would be more from there. I suggested it was the control panel as the electrical panel just went dead.

The electrician stated the electric to the unit was intact. I did call the Maytag repair man to get the pieces. It was the control panel. The cost to repair was $500 plus. He stated he thought the Maytag company would help me. It seemed too early in the life of the appliance for it to go out. So..on his advise I called. What a mistake. I called early Friday morning. They stated they would call the repair man and call me right back. I waited all day and did not receive a call back. I called them Monday afternoon. After many prompts, I did get customer service where I once again went through the entire issue. When I told them I had called because my sales person had told me Maytag actually cares about their reputation and customers and he suggested they might send the parts if I cover the Labor.

The gentleman on the other end laughed at me stating Maytag would never do that and when I purchased the unit I should realize it might only last 5 yrs. Silly me. Seems a unit that costs $1,200-1,500 should last more than 5 yrs. The worst part in the entire deal was the tremendous disrespect I repeatedly received from the Maytag repair service. I would be fired in my profession if I treated people like I had been treated on the phone.

I have nothing but respect for the repair man that came to my house.... But unless you want to be treated like a dog... Don't call Maytag.

I did ask to talk to a supervisor or someone in management. Funny...they must get a lot of hostile customers because I was unable to. There is no place on the internet to contact the company and you are not allowed to talk to one on the phone. I requested to speak to a supervisor and was denied after a lengthy weight. The "customer service" people did get back on the phone and offer me a 15% discount on a new Maytag. The replacement cost is $15,000 and they will not stand behind their product. We will have to rebuild our cabinets to replace the unit now. I think we need to look for a company with a better appreciation for their product and customer. My plan to date is to contact every customer service watchdog group and relay the service I received from Maytag.
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Anonymous on 12/15/2008:
15,000 dollars for a replacement walloven? I don't think so....

you will not have to rebuild your cabinets...good installers can retrofit the hole opening to make room for a new unit(if the unit doesn't fit that is)

I hate Maytag on 12/15/2008:
$1,500 Fifteen hundred.
There is not the space to rebuild cabinets for a larger oven. The current oven is 24 inches wide.
SilverWngs71 on 12/15/2008:
When you call into the Customer Service line, the people who answer the phones Are Not trained techs. They don't get paid enough to be trained and really Whirlpool (they own Maytag now) doesn't want to waste any more money on training the call takers to answer technical questions. Whirlpool is laying off 5000 employees worldwide because they have lost so much money in the last few years. Hence the reason your were told about the service call. The call centers are closed on major holidays. Also, I kind of doubt that the person laughed at you, as ALL CALLS are recorded. These call takers have a Quality Assurance that is done on them at least twice a month. No one knows what calls are being heard, so all calls are recorded. Also, these call centers are inbound only. Unless a spv told you they would callback then it's the spv's fault for not following through.

Neither the parts sales or the customer service or the Spv are allowed to advise how to repair the appliance. They again are not allowed.
hello dolly on 12/15/2008:
First - I find it hard to believe any 24" oven costs $1,500
Secondly - How long is Maytag or any company expected to cover your appliance purchase?
Third - How can Maytag or any other company repair your appliance over the phone? They have to run diagnostics to determine what is wrong and what may have caused it to correct the problem.
Did I understand correctly that the oven was in the home when you purchased it? What warranty does Maytag have to you who did not purchase an oven from them?
SilverWngs71 on 12/15/2008:
Here is the one model for the 24" electric built in ovens that Maytag has, it is under $1500.00. This again does not cover taxes, delivery or install. Also you cannot order the appliance through the Maytag website and it might be cheaper at a store. I do know that sometimes stores have a discount on the appliance this would NOT go against the 15% that would be refunded to you by Whirlpool/Maytag.

* CWE5800ACS
* 24" Electric Double Built-In Oven

* Double
* 23 7/8 Inches
* Electric
* Black
* Stainless Steel
* White


I hate Maytag on 12/16/2008:
I did receive call from Maytag/Whirlpool and they corrected the problem.
I sure hope the calls are recorded!
Louanne on 09/01/2013:
You are not the only one. Very similar thing with Sears, Double Oven 27" control panel without. This happened about 4 years ago. Replaced it for $300.00. Less than 6 months later same thing happened. This time told $500.00 to replace. Did not replace.We need better quality!!!
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Oven and Microwave Handles Fall Off
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Yes they do fall off. Often. Twice in the two years we've owned the appliances. We just purchased another replacement handle--this time for a MER6775AAS double oven. While installing it ourselves, we noticed that the design has changed subtly from the original--there is no longer a metal insert inside the plastic handle connection.

Is this the 'smoking gun' that Maytag blew it and has been selling a defective product all along--while we suckers keep paying to fix 'em?

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Performance and Customer Service
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CANTON, GEORGIA -- I purchased 4 new Maytag Appliances in 2006. All have worked perfect as expected except the range. Also I have been using a Maytag range for over 10 years until I replaced it when I remodeled my kitchen recently. It has worked perfect with no trouble experienced. It takes the lower over a long time to heat up and also the large eye on the service has to be turned on high to start it heating then when it gets hot it has to be turned down to the desired temperature. The Maytag technician said that that is normal operation for this product and also stated that Maytag new products did not perform to the standards of older units. Maytag Customer Service only says they are sorry that I am having a problem and make no effort or commitment to correct the problem. I have primarily used Maytag products for over 40 years and have been happy with the products and service. Their Quality of Service and Quality of their products have gone down and I will look for another brand before buying another product. Also I would recommend that anyone shopping for a new appliance shop for a brand other than Maytag. Maytag Customer Service is non-existent.
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Anonymous on 07/28/2006:
Sory, but this just doesn't sound like much of a problem.
Anonymous on 07/28/2006:
Sounds about right to me.
Slimjim on 07/28/2006:
I see what Ken's saying. Outside of a strange pre-heat sequence, you've been happy with all their units you bought. I'm thinking the service tech is from a center doing authorized Maytag work, but clearly does other brands too. His opinion gives that away. Just pointing that out so you don't get too locked in that he was directly or loyal specifically to Maytag.
murf on 08/02/2006:
If I were you I would go back and read the past comments on all of your maytag products. Maytag has a beautiful looking line of appliances. But, I think they cut corners with wiring, ran over budget in production, or even sped up production and just plain left out some important stuff. Your guess is as good as mine. I also suggest not to "push" any of their products to the limit. Once in a while I will have both ovens on and I never use the self-cleaning feature (I'd rather have a dirty oven that WORKS.) I havn't since they told me to reset our home's circuit breaker after the stove showed an error code. I also don't use the extra fast spin feature on the washer. I havn't since they told me they have seen the metal drum just shear off in some machines. I will treat my maytags like a plastic toy I might get at the dollar store, if I want them to last. Pretty sad.
SHELLBY on 08/13/2006:
you say you bought these products this year and you have had no trouble with other products besides stove. First off you shouldn't be having trouble with any of them with only months of use. Give it time they will all crash and burn in no time. I have had problems with my Maytag washer and dryer, the Maytag dishwasher and the refrigerator and stove, all barely 4 years old.Unfortunalty Maytag does not care they make sure to send the exteneded warranty plans in the mail though on a regular basis. If they think I am giving them one more dime they are sadly mistaken. NEVER again, live and learn I guess.
Anonymous on 08/19/2006:
Slim, just where in the heck did you google that up?
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