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Maytag MDB8551AWW Dishwasher won't stop running and leaks
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DENVER, COLORADO -- Built our home and moved in February 2008 and filled it with Maytag appliances. What a mistake. Our Maytag microwave burned out and now our Maytag stainless steel tub dishwasher won't stop running. It's been leaking at the bottom front for months, now the control panel is frozen, keypads won't work and the thing keeps running and is stuck on it's current cycle.

I called Whirlpool who owns Maytag and they said this unit is not involved in any of their recalls. (Should be)! No help there, no warranty, no advice other than call a repairman. I suspect my problem is like the other post on here regarding moisture and leaking into the electronics. I'm done with Whirlpool and Maytag. Headed out the door to Lowes to pick up a Bosch dishwasher. Maytag is junk!!!

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WHIRLPOOL dishwasher electrical smoke DO NOT BUY
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BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- Go to consumer affairs and read posted complaints about Whirlpool dishwashers before purchasing. This is by far the worst dishwasher I have ever owned. It has been in our new construction home for 4 years. It did not clean dishes, it left rust stains, and had a 3 hour clean cycle. This past July 2010 the dishwasher filled our kitchen and dining room with electrical smoke and stopped working.

Whirlpool replaced the burnt part and control panel. A few weeks later the dishwasher stopped working again due to a burnt fuse that was missed the first service call. Now 6 weeks later the dishwasher has stopped working again. Whirlpool has offered us 15% off of a new product or $122.57 prorated value. Whirlpool will not stand behind this defective product.

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Kitchen Aid Dishwasher a piece of junk
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BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- I bought this dishwasher a top end model about 15 months ago. I own 5 rental houses for over 15 years. I have never had a dishwasher that I was unhappy with. I mean tenants don't take care of things and still I am pleased with all those dishwashers. But at a price point of $1000.00 to break down is 15 months( not years) is a shock. I have called and called and have yet to get any technical help. The manual does not tell you how to reset the dishwasher. The called help says there is no one who is technical there. The dishwasher itself tells you that you can reset it and gives you the name of keys that are not on this model.

I have searched the internet and many many complaints about the flashing green light. It is a known problem and the is no response from Whirlpool. I have given up on the machine. This is the first appliance where I really feel like I got ripped off and Whirlpool does not care they took the good name of Kitchenaid have ripped of consumers how spend the extra money to get quality and then give then junk.

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Whirlpool Responds ASAP
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BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- Three days ago I posted a complaint under Disappointed customer. A Whirlpool employee responded by e-mail within 24 hours. She called me and set up an appointment to have my stove fixed,( the self-cleaning oven does not work) and Whirlpool will cover the labor and parts. Also if I have a problem getting my cracked microwave door fixed she will have that replaced at no cost to me. I was also given her direct phone line in case I have further problems. I am pleased that Whirlpool is helping to resolve my concerns. The employee could not have been nicer. I am impressed Whirlpool does want to restore my faith in their products.

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Disappointed in Whirlpool appliances
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BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- In Feb of 2005 we bought a Whirlpool, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, and stove. In less than 2 years the microwave malfunctioned and the cost to repair was so much we bought another microwave and an extended warranty. The 3rd year the mother board went out on the fridge and cost us $300 for parts and labor. The stove self-cleaning oven does not work. And just this week we paid $158.23 for the dishwasher. A $28 dollar fuse the rest for a call and 15 minutes of labor. We thought these appliances would last for years without problems.

It is frustrating to keep re-paying for the appliances in repair costs. I think it has a lot to do with computer parts. The mother boards get moist or dusty and they blow. We are retired and do not abuse these products. If anyone knows of a great quality appliance please let me know. Growing up my parents had one set of appliances for 15 or more years, to include a washer dryer. And my microwave outer door cracks in the exact same place. It has been replaced 3 times. And has the beginning of a new one, just since Dec. It would be great if Whirlpool could do something for me.

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Bad experience with Whirlpool and Appliance Direct
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290 N NOVA ROAD, DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA -- I purchased a new Whirlpool dishwasher from Appliance Direct in Daytona Beach FL on 11/11/09 and took delivery on 01/08 2010. When our kitchen renovation contractors installed the dishwasher and turned it on, water flooded the kitchen. The appliance, in the box, had arrived broken. Appliance Direct sent a repairman to inspect the dishwasher. We were told the problem is minor, that pins that mount the motor were missing. We found out later that a new motor pump was ordered, in case it's needed. I asked Appliance Direct to send another dishwasher, since the one they delivered is defective.

Appliance Direct refused to do so saying that it's not their policy to replace an appliance even if it is delivered broken, that I would have to contact Whirlpool. I contacted Whirlpool; they told me that they have no program to upgrade an appliance. Obviously this problem is not an upgrade. Whirlpool apparently has no quality control program. Unfortunately, I've discovered too late that customer satisfaction is not a priority with either Whirlpool or Appliance Direct and that Whirlpool products are poor in general.

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Terrible Experience
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MISSISSAUGA,ONTARIO,CANADA -- Two years ago when we moved to our new house my wife wanted a new appliances. It all made sense since we were to have our kitchen renovated soon after moving. She did not do any internet research and so just for their nice look. We ended up with new, stainless steel (pretty expensive) appliances. Our bad experience started soon. Dishwasher soap compartment door sometimes open and releases soap during cycle and sometimes not. This causes that every other load don't get clean.

Technicians came maybe six times already, some were truly sorry about the product's poor quality, some were looking for mistakes in installation (found none) but nobody can do anything about the junk. It's been a two year battle with company who really doesn't care about customers.

The same and maybe even more painful experience we have with their refrigerator. One full year we did not have a water dispenser connected. When we got our new kitchen we finally had our water hooked and water was so distasteful/stale tasting that I right away changed build in filter. I thought that it would solve the trouble. No way. You can change build in filters and drain the system how long you want, staleness is still there, service guys just listen to the story, spit out water that we offer them to try to that's it. Whirlpool? Never again!

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Whirlpool not the quality I expected
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TEXAS -- I just purchased a Whirlpool dishwasher model GU3600XTVYO and it has operated well since installation. But now I have my first service call and I am really surprised at how cheaply the components of the dishwasher are. My complaint centers around the balance for the door. When you open the door there is a spring that keeps the door from falling down. The spring is connected to the door with a flimsy cotton twine about 1/8 inch in diameter. The string just snapped. Now at 58 with no children and no abuse of the product, I have to imagine this is a common problem with the unit and a really poor design.

The string is subjected to repeated stretching as well as moisture around the dishwasher and there is no way it is designed to last. Even the technician was critical of the design and said he had repaired several of these units in the last 6 months. It appears that cutting cost in production is more important than quality and common sense.

When I see a company that designs products that are not made to last, not made with common sense and made cheaper at the sacrifice of quality, I stay away from the product. This is not a cheap dishwasher and I purchased it because I thought it was a superior design. Unfortunately, I see many service calls in my future and if that starts to happen, I will yank this one out and purchase a superior machine.

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Extremely Poor Performance
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LINCOLNWOOD,, ILLINOIS -- For those of you who think dishwashers are all the same - you are very wrong. When my husband and I renovated our kitchen - we decided to put all our money in the high end stove and refrigerator, and thought if a dishwasher can give you clean dishes at the end of a cycle, it does it job. In the little over a year and a half we have owned this dishwasher - the heated dry cycle does not do that. I am always shaking off the excess water before I remove the clean dishes from the dishwasher. I remember when I was a kid my parents KitchenAid dishwasher performed so well, if you opened the dishwasher immediately after its cycle - you really received a nice facial.

We had a technician from the appliance store come out and he said it was working properly. Secondly, the rinse aid cap twice has come loose during the cycle and completely melted it. Next time I look at a price tag, and say $554.00 will get the job done - I absolutely will contest it. I called Whirlpool and they took my notes, but of course were going to charge me for a technician to come out and service our dishwasher due to age of the dishwasher. Is it me, or are all Customer Service people people who just take notes, and say "I am sorry you are having this problem, but there is nothing we can do?"

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Very Poor Product Support And Customer Service
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ALINGTON, WASHINGTON -- I purchased a brand new house in 2006 and it came with the listed appliances from Whirlpool. In less than a year the microwave was cracking, the range top was losing its ceran design over the burners, the dishwasher was not filling to correct level.

I contacted Whirlpool about this and it took so long to get back with me. The units were out of warranty. I contacted my home buyers warranty. Got the microwave door replaced for $50. Still having problems with all of them. Contacted Whirlpool again and after several e-mails back and forth they admitted to "sometimes" having an inferior product with defects due to mass production. But they will not fix my products or assist in having them serviced. Bad company. Unfortunately they own most of the appliance companies out on the market. My suggestion is to find one not owned by Whirlpool, pay a few more dollars and get a great product and most likely good customer service.

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