Maytag Corporation Complaint - Fastest Spin Cycle = Catastrophe. Maytag's Answer: Tough
If you are considering a front loading washer I would avoid the Maytag line. We bought one a year ago -- a high-end well reviewed machine -- and have had two major failures resulting from the violent shaking when the highest speed spin cycle is in use. This machine simply cannot take the forces unleashed by this fastest spin. First it shredded a dog blanket that had been washed many times in our previous machine. This fouled up the pump and turns out the dog blanket was deemed an improper item invalidating the warranty -- over $300 out of pocket. Just today a repairman left after the shaking dislodged the heating element -- $130 thank you. Maytag didn't want to hear about it, so I thought I'd vent here.
I'd avoid any of Maytag's front loading machines with the highest speed spin. I see they did recall one model for what might have been similar problems a couple years ago but not this one.
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