I hate this washer. Traded my Whirlpool frontload for this!!! It does not give you enough water to wash a load and I have to spend about 5/10 minutes working to untangle my twisted/knotted items. If you wash long sleeve shirts and sleep PJ's in the same load you have a real puzzle... not good. Forget about a comforter! Not going to happen. We are now going to use quilts and electric blankets. Doesn't sound like energy saving to me. Just give me an old fashion washer and allow me to control the water level, speed and temp... If I need to use really hot water... I expect to be able to do that!!!
If I am out in the garden and get my clothes are really dirty I should be able to select a water level to fit the load condition... NO, NO, NO... "THEY" know better. This thing controls my life and I hate it!!! I will be dumping this washer (new 1/2010) and find a good old fashion machine that will allow me to decide how I want to do my laundry... on Craigslist. I am so sorry I bought this machine.
I have had problems with it after only having it for 3 months. I have had 3 service men from 2 different companies to my home and have made numerous phone calls to the customer care center with no success of having this washer replaced. My clothes have what looks like oil streaks on them and my whites are now a dark grey and can not be cleaned. Also, my clothes come out of the washer the same way I put them in there and one leg on pants are always completely dry and haven't even been washed with all the dirt still intact on the pants. After a recent call to customer service the supervisor told me he would send me a check for 50 dollars to go to the laundromat..
Seriously! This is customer service?! They have extended my warranty twice giving me an extra year. I was told the warranty only covers repairs and not returns. I would think it would be cheaper for Maytag to replace my washer than to continually replace parts.
This last service guy that came out is now replacing the outer plastic bin, the inner basket, the water pump and hoses. The first company replaced the water leveling valve. That leaves only the outer shell of the washer that needs replacing... Hmmm, sounds like I got a defective product and they don't care. I would never recommend Maytag Bravos if it were the last washer on earth!!!
CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA -- Maytag model mhwe450ww01 - Bought machine in 201.1 Six months into the operation, had to have Maytag replace the drum and again 4 or 5 months later. It's now 2014 and guess what, it's down again for the third drum and bearing replacement. Called Maytag and e-mailed and found that they could care less. Good news is I bought service contract with machine only to find out that a three week wait is good service from A&E service (Sears). Try a laundromat with clothes from 7 kids for three weeks could have bought another machine. Need to be recalled from Maytag.
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA -- Control panel went out on 8 month old Maytag Washer model MHWE950WW01. Parts are no longer available. Washer has been discontinued. (Maybe because it sucks. They replaced the entire drum/tub at 2 months) After 3 months of waiting on hold and for them to call back, Maytag finally agreed to send a free replacement washer under warranty. I wanted a matching dryer, so I had to pay for it. They will not let me keep the dryer purchased with the broken washer. So I had to pay for 2 dryers. Have been waiting 6 months for the replacement washer.
They charged my credit card and sent the matching dryer at 5 months. Have made more than 10 phone calls with waits of 30-70 minutes before talking with someone. The department I need to talk with is never available and they will not give me direct line or email. They are not calling me back or sending the washer.
Getting close to retirement I decided to upgrade all of my appliances in the home. Maytag washer and dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher and glass top range with convection oven. Boy was I in for a rude awakening! The washer bearings went out and had to be repaired at a cost of $400. Had to put in a new ice maker in the refrigerator and that cost me $125. The oven is not working properly. Now the bearings went out of the washer AGAIN! All of the appliances are not over 3 - 4 years old. I will NEVER purchase another Maytag product. Period! The company offered no recourse for my problems. Customer service is a joke along with the quality of their products.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- I purchased a Maytag washer in Oct 2013 and almost straight away it had issues with the "door locked" light flashing on the front of the washer even when the door was open. I contacted the company and they told me to unplug it and start over... and admitted themselves this was only a temporary fix. I asked them to replace the washer as it was brand new but they refused. The washer also leaves powder in the dispenser and over the clothes - a fault that has been reported by other customers.
They suggested this was my fault by leaving the powder box under the sink... which I don't. Their customer service was appalling and their inability to resolve a problem on a brand new machine has left me feeling angry and ripped off. This washer cost over $750. I will never buy Maytag again.
I want my old 17-year-old Maytags back! I just purchased a Maytag top loader Centennial washer and a dryer. I still have the dryer even though it sticks out about 8 inches farther from the wall than my old Maytag. I live in a condo where space is precious! Did anybody at Maytag consider the design of this thing? I sent back the washer. I don't want to annoy my neighbors who are on the other side of the wall. I have never heard a washer that is so noisy. And the vibrations lead me to believe that it is true that the life expectancy of it is about five years. I don't think there's any washer that would stand up to that amount of movement and vibration.
I'm 73 years old and had planned on these Maytags being the last washer/dryer I would ever buy. And I was happy that the stickers on the machines said that they were made in the USA. I had loved my old machines and assumed the new ones would be even better. No such luck! I purchased an LG for about the same price and LOVE it! Guess those Koreans know what they're doing. How sad!
POTSDAM, NEW YORK -- I bought a Maytag washer from Lowell's almost two years ago, and I have been having problems with this washer ever since. This is the second repair of this washer. Maytag advertises that you will have peace of mind that Maytag will fix your washer 24/7 if your washer breaks down under their extended service warranty. What a bunch of **.
I called under my plan and they will not even try to have a "service provider" fix the problem. They tell me that they can't find a service provider in my area. Why did they sell me this warranty if they don't have a service provider in the area? Also, I got this washer fixed the year before by one of their service providers, but they seem not to have one this year. I've complained to just about everyone you could complain to and I am getting nowhere. I am seriously considering a professional complaint service to resolve this problem.
ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA -- Our Maytag washer recently started making a lot of noise during the spin cycle. I was able to determine that the bearing on the drum is bad. My washer is 5 years old and I was very pleasantly surprised when I contacted Maytag. While the first woman I spoke to said there was nothing they could do for me because it was out of warranty the supervisor I spoke to immediately asked what she could do to help me with this problem.
When I said if you get me the parts I will do the repair she ordered them and they are on their way. She also informed me that part of the problem is the use of non H.E. detergent and using too much detergent. THANK YOU MAYTAG!!!
We bought this washer less than a year ago and have numerous complaints including: 1) load capacity 2) deepness of tub 3)time to run cycle and most recently 4) leaks oil onto our clothes. This Maytag replaced another Maytag washer we had owned for over 25 years but could no longer get parts for. We had been warned by the repairman that Maytag wasn't the same company and he was right. It is a disgrace that the name is put on the appliance because it is not anything like the original Maytags. I am ready to just junk it but hate to pay out again for another washer.