Maytag Corporation Complaint - I will never purchase another Maytag/Whirlpool Product
DAYTON, NEVADA -- After my fourth service call, on my dryer and having spent more than $400 dollars so far to fix this sorry excuse for a dryer, I"m done. The complete inability of their customer service folks to even see keeping someone as a customer as the single most important decision they make saddens me for them.
We bought a Neptune washer (unknowing of the pending class action lawsuit at the time of purchase) and dryer with the drying cabinet because Maytag has made a name for itself as a brand of quality that lasts. Apparently they don't live up to that anymore. We never expected them to fail in less than 5 years. The dryer has had every computer board in it switched out until we finally found the broken one. And now, it doesn't dry. I spent more than $400 to get the dryer repaired last time in the 3 service visits it took to fix it.
I called Maytag's 1-800 number and explained the extent of my frustration and that now was their chance to keep me as a customer and not have me tell everyone I know to never purchase a Maytag product. The first line call guy gave me the number of 3 repair centers and a reimbursement of 15% on a new Maytag product. Yes, so they can recoup that money in future service calls. I told him I wanted to talk to a manager. He transferred me to the guy where apparently the buck stops. I asked to talk to his manager, but apparently he doesn't take calls from customers. I told him in order for me to remain a customer, I wanted a free service call (cost of about $25 to Maytag) and the part replaced (maybe $40-$50) as I've already sunk $1200 into the purchase of the dryer, and another $400 into the last service call.
He proceeded to thank me for my time and my call. They are unable to do anything like that as it is outside the warranty period. Ya, I know, 3 years, but for a dryer to fail in less than 5.. completely unacceptable. So here I am, about to purchase another dryer, that won't be a Maytag or a whirlpool. Of course, neither will any of my other appliances from here forward either. Add to that, I'm going to tell everyone I know who I meet in a store looking at Maytag Products, at work, friends, family, etc considering the purchase of a Maytag/whirlpool product my story and how sorry the service is. Given that it is a Sears thing, I also won't purchase an appliance from Sears ever as well. I'm sure the $75-$100 this fix would have cost them will now cost that company thousands.
Good luck to the employees there who were simply enforcing horrid corporate policy. I'd start looking for another job if I were them. This company's days are numbered.
Taken right from their website... what a farce
n 1907, Frederick Louis Maytag entered the washer business with one goal in mind: to build quality appliances from durable and long-lasting materials. That ideal holds true today for Maytag's full line of household and commercial appliances, from washers to refrigerators to ranges and cooktops.
For over a century, Maytag's suite of quality and dependable appliances has grown to include new and innovative products. But the company has never wavered from its founder's steadfast commitment to quality. That's why today, Maytag washers last longer than any other brand on the market.*
F.L. Maytag once said "never let the company forget its responsibility to deliver quality machines to the public." As always, Maytag continues its relentless pursuit to build the highest-quality and most dependable machines for you, our customer.
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