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Is Maytag washer/dryer still reliable brand?

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Is Maytag washer/dryer still reliable brand?

Dear all,

We are looking to replace our Kenmore washer and dryer set which is 18 years old now. We see a Maytag set about 2000$. I'm wondering if Maytag is still the most reliable brand as in the past or there are some other as well?
Especially with new front load style. We just want a set most reliable possible and easy for repairing (piece availability, no complicated technology).

If you can provide any recommendation, I will really appreciate.

Thank you in advance

Tom
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We purchased a Maytag Centennial top load set in 2012. We were looking for top load washer due to the problems with front loading washers. We are a family of 2. The dryer was replaced last year and the washer replaced earlier this year. Both had stopped working.
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From personnal experience had 2 Maytag diswashers that electronic card failed within 2 years. Possibly not as reliable as it used to be, like any appliance
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Purchased a set of maytag front load machines 5 years ago. They have worked great with no service calls or problems. Maytag for washers/dryers are still highly regarded. Other products not as much.
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Bought a set 6 yrs ago. Replaced bearing after 2 years on top loading washer and started acting up again 1 yr later. Got rid of it but still have dryer. Have GE top loader now and replaced electronic unit 1 year later under wrty.

Would avoid but these are not built to last.
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Hopefully my set won't die. My Kenmore washer and dryer are from January 1995. I bought the stove, dryer and washer from the previous owners when I bought my house in 2012 for $50. I think that was a good deal (all 3 are still working for now).
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Maytag made a decent product when they were self owned but now they are under the Whirlpool Corp banner. The Whirlpool brand is considered the flagship tier. All of the brands owned by Whirlpool share same (maybe not 100%) replacement parts. So consider that when looking at their various tier brands. Top tier models just have more features.

On a personal note, if you can get your hands on a second hand Maytag built in the 70, 80s or early 90 ... they are pretty rock solid. Very few if any electronic parts to go bad. The machine are not sexy unless you are into the retro look.
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2flags wrote:

On a personal note, if you can get your hands on a second hand Maytag built in the 70, 80s or early 90 ... they are pretty rock solid. Very few if any electronic parts to go bad. The machine are not sexy unless you are into the retro look.
I can concur.
Went to a appliance repair shop to purchase a part for my 1990 washing machine.
They said they would buy my machine from me if it was direct drive as they hardly break down and more importantly are cheap and easy to repair.
Needless to say I repaired it myself with the help of you tube.
No it is not sexy and sounds like a jack hammer compared to my Miele clothes washer but is reliable and DIY repairable.
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Our Whirlpool washer & dryer have been trouble free for years. Same with our KitchenAid fridge.

But recently bought a Maytag dishwasher and it was dead on arrival (likely just bad luck). Switched it out for a Bosch.
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2flags wrote: Maytag made a decent product when they were self owned but now they are under the Whirlpool Corp banner. The Whirlpool brand is considered the flagship tier. All of the brands owned by Whirlpool share same (maybe not 100%) replacement parts. So consider that when looking at their various tier brands. Top tier models just have more features.

On a personal note, if you can get your hands on a second hand Maytag built in the 70, 80s or early 90 ... they are pretty rock solid. Very few if any electronic parts to go bad. The machine are not sexy unless you are into the retro look.
My parents still owns and run an early '80s Maytag diswasher. Only issue they had is the strap, been changed 2 or 3 times over the years. But this beast is loud ans ugly as hell!

I just changed my washer ans dryer, been running for 24 years. I do not expect my new ones to last over 10 years... if I am lucky... 🤬Pile Of PooDisappointed But Relieved Face
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Hi,

I've got the Maytag 3000 commercial series front load washer & dryer, that was over 10 years ago. No breakdowns or issues, 2 to 3 loads every week. I got the 5 cu.ft. set because I wanted to be able to wash & dry queen size comforters or sleeping bags in them. Got to remember front loads use very little water compared to top loaders, so you have to reduce the amount of laundry soap used. Soap pods are definitely out of the question. If you use too much soap, the rinse cycles won't be able to wash out all the unused soap. Soap residue promotes mould growth.
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Various people will tell you various brands are either good or bad. The bottom line is that none of these companies make appliances like they used to. Maybe it's too much plastic, maybe it is too many gadgets, but they all break. Just buy something you like, that has good reviews... and hope for the best.

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