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Do not buy a Maytag
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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!!!

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Refrigerator- Don't Buy Them
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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.

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Better Built - Better Performance - Better Product; NOT QUITE
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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?

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Calypso Wahser
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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.

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Buy Different Brand
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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.

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Maytag's Plan To Rip You Off
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After my washing machine (Maytag) quit working I called to get it serviced. I got the runaround. I bought the Extend service plan for all 3 of my Maytag Appliances around $600.00. After calling to get service the lady on the phone was only trying to sell me Renewal service plan again...I said not until I get the problem fixed! She did not seem to care about the washing machine problem and gave me a number to call for local service.

I did call all day long and email too no answer from them!!! I think it's a scam. I could have spent the money to get a new washer. It's been Two weeks now and no closer to getting the washer service or an answer to my phone calls or emails. I will never again buy anything made by Maytag or an Extend Service Plan.

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Complaint
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MAINE -- I bought a Maytag washer back in 2004. I had it three months they had to come over and tear it apart and replace everything. Then I had to have the motor replaced 3 times. It was so loud it sounded like a jet taking off and shook my whole house. The last time someone came and fixed my washer he broke my agitator and couldn't put the washer back together right. Last week I was doing a load of the laundry and I went outside for a minute. When I came back in my house of full of smoke. I stopped the washer and pulled it out. Smoke was going everywhere we almost lost our house. I pulled the washer out of the house, and will NEVER buy a Maytag product again.

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Don't Buy the MAH2400.
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I bought the MAH2400 2 1/2 years ago from Sears. I must include the fact that there are two adults in the house, who are careful with appliances. Two weeks after the 1-year warranty expired the door cracked at the top metal hinge. OK, we got it repaired from Sears to the tune of over $200.00. Six months later, the same thing happened. Called Maytag, which was now owned by Whirlpool, talked with customer service, etc. They offered a free part, but Sears had to install it. Another $130.00.

The reps said there is a 3-month warranty on the parts. All right. Five months later, the crack began again. It is now hanging off the hinge and we have had enough. No more Maytag, ever. I am getting rid of the thing. It's too bad, since it hasn't been a bad washer...it's just the door that is a piece of junk.

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Maytag/Whirlpool Are Cheap Cheap Products
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We bought a Maytag washer and dryer around July 2005, just over a year later (about 2 months after the warranty) the dryer quit working so we had to buy another dryer. Now March 2009 our washing machine stopped working. Had an appliance repair guy tell us it was the transmission and it would be almost as cheap to buy a new one rather than repair it, so we go and buy a Whirlpool (didn't know at the time they were the same company) get it home and the first thing the control knob doesn't work. It was a new machine and didn't work. Stay away from all Maytag/Whirlpool appliances unless you like being frustrated.

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Fire In The Hole
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Six months ago I purchased a Maytag microwave from Home Depot. The model number is mmv4205baw. This is a fairly basic model. I purchased it because of its low price and the Maytag name. About a month ago the turntable ceased to function. A small plastic piece had broken that was responsible for moving the turntable. I have never had an appliance problem in that short a period of time. Last night I set the oven on 10 seconds to reheat a piece of meat. I left the kitchen and came back in less than two minutes.

The contents of the oven were ablaze. The glass turntable had shattered and a good portion of the exterior had melted. I bought the Maytag because it has an easily recognizable name and I believed it would give me years of good service.

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