PEORIA, ILLINOIS -- We purchased a new Double Wall Oven and a new Maytag refrigerator, double door with freezer at bottom approx. two years ago. We installed the new oven and it would not operate. A service call (remove oven from cabinet again) revealed that an electrical wire behind the back cover had not been connected to the terminal. The refrigerator operated for approx. 2 years and we discovered that the unit was not cooling. Lost quite a bit of food and condiments, and a service call ($138.00) revealed a faulty electrical relay.
The warranty period today is only one year on appliances versus the old days of 5 years on a compressor. The quality of today's modern and technical highly educated personnel does not even come close to the reliability and security of the older appliances. It was not at all unusual to have the old appliances still functioning well after many many years of service.
It would appear that based on today's warranties and service problems that we experience, the corporations are designing appliances for a much shorter life expectancy/failure. POOR QUALITY AT THE EXPENSE OF CONSUMERS! (We also purchased a new washing machine that required a new motor with approx. 2 years of service and only 2 people in household??)
BRONX, NEW YORK -- I purchased a extended warranty from Maytag when my machine started to make some noise. The tech came to my house and stated he had to order some parts. A week later the company called me and stated it was too expensive to repair my machine and they were going to give me $159 towards a new machine but the machine they used to judge what they were going was the cheapest top loader they sell not a top end front loader like my machine is.
When I gave them a comparable model number with the same model they insisted on only going by their incorrect judgment so basically all they did was refund most of my contract money. They are a scam and my next letter will be to consumer affairs about them.
I bought a Maytag Microwave at the end of 2008. It is almost brand new. We barely use the electrical range microwave. Last Friday when we wanted to use the microwave to warm water, it does not work. Then and there we called the Maytag technician. The technician told me that Magnetron is very bad. He himself told me Maytag brand Microwave is the worst one in the USA. I became surprised. Maytag should recall this model. I bought it from Home Depot. PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BUY Maytag Brand anymore. Their warranty is the worst. I am planning to write to the newspaper.
I purchased a high efficiency Maytag washer and dryer in 2009. I received 30 coupons (3-year supply) of Tide HE 32oz. which expire 5/31/12. I have been unable to find a 32 oz bottle of Tide HE anywhere in Tulsa. I have looked everywhere. There is a Tide bottle that looks like it, but it is NOT HE. I don't believe it is being manufactured any more in that size. I have managed to use 14 of the coupons by getting the store to accept 2 coupons for one (64 oz.) bottle, or getting a 64 oz bottle and pay the difference, etc.
Walmart told me recently that they will only accept a coupon for the exact amount, so that is no longer an option at Walmart. My grocery store may still let me do that, but it is very awkward as I have to explain the problem every time I go. I have 16 coupons left.
The washer also has a setting "Clean washer with Affresh." Affresh is a tablet to put in the washer. I got 2 tablets with the machine, and guess what? I can't find them either! Didn't particularly like it as the tablet didn't dissolve completely in the washer so I use a cup of bleach instead. I would like to have some coupons I could actually use, or be reimbursed the cash value. Do I need to contact Maytag or Procter & Gamble?
Maytag is junk people! Save your money & buy a Whirlpool or Kenmore. Purchased a new Maytag washer 3 years ago to the day. Won't spin out. Technician says it's the transmission, $380 to fix. Not worth it much! Really, not worth it after only 3 years? Needless to say, its not the quality of the 2 previous Maytag machines, (both which lasted over 15 years).
Sadly, going to purchase anything BUT a Maytag this time. My repairman says go with a Whirlpool. At least they're cheaper so if it lasts only 3 years, I won't feel quite as ripped off! The name which used to be synonymous with quality, is now a HUGE liability from what I've been reading on the web, and should be out of business soon. Sadly not soon enough from my experience. They just don't care!
My new Maytag washer lasted a total of ONE HOUR before breaking, and trapping a load of towels in its well. I called Home Depot, where I purchased the washer, and was told I must call Maytag. They in turn referred me to a service company that took 6 days to come to my house! Meanwhile, my wet towels remained trapped in the washer for a full 6 days because that there is no emergency opening button. Today the service guy told me it will take another 6 days for the part to come in. I have four children. Maytag refuses to give me a new washer. I spent 800 dollars on the washer and now I am spending 15 dollars or more a day on washing at the laundrymat! HELP!!!
I bought the refrigerator in 2003. By 2004 I had annual take apart time to unclog the drain for the defrost. The first time it cost $220 just to have the repairman do this and thankfully he showed me how to fix it. So at least once it year, it was take apart time. In 2009 it keep freezing up (every 2 weeks), so I called again. The automatic switch to defrost was broken, according to the repairman. He replace it. $250. 90 day guarantee.
In April it froze up again. I manually took it apart and defrosted it, and called repair man. 2 weeks last it froze up again. Repair came and said the Maytag switch, which he just replaced is broken. He can replace for $150. The 90 day warranty is up. I had always liked Maytag, but no more. I expect to need to replace it very soon. Don't trust a Maytag.
Installed Maytag OTR microwave in Nov. 2007. In Dec. 2009 it began intermittently going to power outage, then entire touch pad screwed up. Maytag wanted $165 for service call. After spending $150 for 2 different service calls, both of which could not determine the problem.
Talking with Maytag Customer Service was a lark - they offered 50% off for parts (they don't know what parts) but wanted me to pay for yet another service call and labor, on an appliance not even 2 years old, no less! Their customer relations mean nothing. I will NOT buy any more Maytag products. Wonder just how many other brands they make? Now that Whirlpool owns them, are the Whirlpool products any better?
This is by far the worst appliance I have ever had in my life. I have put so much money into repairs for this washer and it's still messed up leaks all over the floor constantly going out of balance. And it's only been used for a less than a year.
This is a very expensive machine yet I have had to spend lots of money repairing time and time again. I can't put very many clothes either. It's always going out of balance, leaks all over the floor. This is after I just put $500.00 into repairs by a very reputable serviceman. This is the biggest piece of junk I've ever owned and people need to know not to buy this machine. I'm going to have to go buy a new washer after spending all this money on a piece of junk.
I own Maytag washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, microwave & refrigerator. Washer failed after just a few months and now 9 months later find it needs a complete new control board. We are a family of 2 adults. Not used much! Trying to get service with our extended warranty is horrible at best with long waits to get anyone out. Dishwasher was used one time and it failed. Took over a week to get someone here. Now have to wait another two weeks to get touch pad/panel in so it can be replaced. I am told by serviceman that it was assembled wrong!?
The top oven on my new double oven is not heating correctly. Temp is off. When they delivered refrigerator they could not get water out of dispenser on door to stop. Still working on that as well as trying to remove all the adhesive left on the door of freezer. Unit scratches using basic dish towels (black finish).
I regret my purchases and feel extreme frustration with the time involved to get help and the lack of quality in these items. I had Kenmore appliance for over 14 years and never had any repairs on them, ever, let alone after one use. I paid so much money and have to wait weeks and weeks to be able to use my appliances. Consider your selection very strongly.