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Old 01-10-2008, 08:21 AM   #41
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I bought all new Maytag appliances two years ago .A week ago the microwave stopped cooking and yesterday the dishwasher will not turn on .I will never ever buy Maytag again .They used to be good appliances but now they are crap . At least the Maytag repairman is now really busy .
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:30 AM   #42
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Maytag had huge problems for several years and made some incredibly awful appliances, and also a bunch of stuff under other names.

Whirlpool bought them a bit more than a year ago just before they plunged into bankruptcy and basically turned them into an outlet for rebadged lower to middle tier whirlpool products with maytag names on them.

The interesting news is that since maytag has such a horrifyingly bad name right now, there are some pretty good deals to be had on the appliance. My dad just bought an all new set of maytag kitchen appliances and by the time he was done with the manufacturer rebates, store rebates, utility rebates, and sale prices he got a hell of a deal.

Unfortunately, your 2 year old maytags were probably right at the end of their slide, when the employees were being laid off, the company was facing bankruptcy, and nobody gave a crap.
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Maytag had huge problems for several years and made some incredibly awful appliances, and also a bunch of stuff under other names.
Yep. Been there, bought that, and am suffering the consequences.
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e interesting news is that since maytag has such a horrifyingly bad name right now, there are some pretty good deals to be had on the appliance. My dad just bought an all new set of maytag kitchen appliances and by the time he was done with the manufacturer rebates, store rebates, utility rebates, and sale prices he got a hell of a deal.

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I thought you liked your Dad ?
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We installed a Kitchenaid that fizzled after four years. The heating element had to be replaced after two years. After three years, it began to sound very noisy. The diagnosis was a bad bearing. We decided to allow it to die rather than replace the motor. It lasted another year. This model was one of their upgraded ones with a stainless steel interior, ~$600

Now we have a Kenmore that we got on sale for $700 and change. This would be our second one of this brand in our 20 year marriage. So far so good.

Good luck with your search!
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We have two friends who each purchased a Bosch dishwasher within the last year. Both bought it for the name, the SS interior, and the quiet factor. Both are very disappointed by the cleaning performance, saying the dishes are not getting as clean as they used to with their previous machines, which cost 1/2 as much. To quote my SIL: "I'd rather have our old machine back and just set it to run at night when we wouldn't hear it--at least the dishes would be clean."

But, they are pretty to look at.
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I thought you liked your Dad ?
I do, but the little cuss went out and bought them on the spur of the moment and didnt tell me until a day before they were to be delivered. Fortunately he got rebranded whirlpools.

Msmart - a lot of kenmore products are rebadged whirlpools as well. Sometimes they differ from the similar whirlpool model slightly, such as a minutely larger/smaller motor or a different control layout. Often some good buys on faux whirlpools can be had by picking at some kenmore sales.

Just dont go for the "kenmore pro" or "elite" series. They're getting some serious knocks for bad reliability.
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