4 months ago April/2011 my wife purchased a Maytag front load washer (series 9000) and dryer (Series 5000), including pedestals and 10 year extended service contract. On Sept. 9th, we experienced water damage in our basement as Tropical storm Lee delivered nearly 15 inches of rain to our area, resulting in extensive damage to our area. Our new machines were elevated above the water, only reaching the pedestals, however both the washer and dryer are now DOA. The washer experienced an F70 error resulting in a bad Circuit Control Board, and the dryer runs but because of an issue inside the motor, it does not dry.
Obviously, we did not expect our extended warranty to cover the repair because it was excluded under non-intentional damage, however my complaint is that because of very poor product design, the $600 circuit board is left unprotected at the very bottom of the machine. A leak from a hose in the top of the machine would also have the same effect on the board. Our service technician had seen 6 similar issues with Maytag's the same day; all were dead after only a few months of service. His advice... don't buy Maytag and some other brands of similar poor design. Very expensive advice, a little too late to have avoided this fiasco.
553 BENSON ROAD, MICHIGAN -- Bought the washer new in 2009 for new home. Began using 6 months after purchase. After about 6 months started hearing a knock during the spin cycle. The knock grew louder over time. I checked and rechecked the level. It was out of warranty. After checking for loose bolts, etc. I found that the bearing on the tub had worn and was wobbling in the race. That created heat and caused the bearing to swell and jam the inner tub inside the outer tub. I called for a new bearing but had to purchase a new tub from Marcone for over $300. I pounded out the jammed inner tub.
The new tub slid right in and all was quiet - until about 5 or 6 months later and it's started all over again. Maytag says they have no other complaints. Now why would they tell me if they did. They said I could have a repair man come and replace the tub at my expense. I kindly suggested if that's the best they can do, I will not buy their products again. I'm not a wash machine engineer but I can look at the bearing and tub design and know there's no way for the bearing and tub to hold the weight of water and wet clothes. It's a bad design. I recommend staying away from Maytag I don't know if Whirlpool or other front load designs are the same. Hope not.
MICHIGAN -- You know I am so mad I could dump this washer on your doorstep. Built strong to last, who are you kidding. This washer has not worked since I bought it. The service man has been here six times already and I still have no washer to wash my clothes. I will never ever buy another Maytag and I certainly will tell all my friends and the world about your product and service and reliability. First, it had to have a whole new transmission put into it. Now I'm sure it is the electrical circuitry system, because it does nothing it is supposed to do when you set it for washing. That is all goofed up. Tell me who puts your products together. Do they read English.
I remember your commercial a long time ago that said the loneliest service man was a Maytag serviceman. Well, that certainly has changed hasn't it? You get no satisfaction from you or for that matter the place where I bought it, Menards. We wanted to take it back and they wouldn't take it back and you just tell the people to get a service technician, and buy an extended warranty. Tell me is there no more pride in companies. Does anyone in the world care. I am disgusted with this washer.
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!!!
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!!!