The Maytag Man came by today

He replaced the motor in our 4-month old dishwasher because it became noisy at a young age. Anybody want to guess where the motor was made? Brian, in Cedar

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Brian Barnson
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not Mexico? China? Italy? --Loren

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Loren Coe

Ah Maytag. With the best reputation money can buy.

--Winston

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Winston

The Maytag man is dead. He must have been an impostor.

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ATP

Your Maytag dishwasher lasted 4 months? Lucky, lucky guy! The first version of my Maytag died in 3 days, the second in 2 weeks and the third seems OK after 2 years.

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Tom Gardner

I also had prblems early on with a MAytag, and reverted back to the old 25+ year old Kitchenaid I removed when I bought the new Maytag. Finally got my money back and refused another Maytag. Took a bit of hassleing etc, but I eventually did it. I then bought the wife a new Kitchen Aide abaout 4 years ago and have yet to have a problem. Kitchen Aides used to be top notch units, but IIRC they are part of Whirlpool or maybe even Maytag now, and its still not like the old machines were made in my opinion. It took two of us to carry out the old Kitchen Aide, but I carried in the new one by myself without any problems.

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Roy

China it is. So is the replacement. The guy said that Maytag has picked up Amana as a budget line and that nowadays most stuff lasts 5 years. Planned obsolesence they call, I call it planned insolence. Global trade and having to compete with stuff from Korea and god knows where else is part of it. Brian, in Cedar

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Brian Barnson

Ours has been on the go since 1978. I have, however replaced everything but the outer case and door latch. I now have spares for everything, and in most cases duplicates, since I bought one complete machine for $10 and another, mostly complete for a buck; both about ten years newer than the one we use. Gerry :-)} London, Canada

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Gerald Miller

I bought my house pre-furnished with all Maytag appliances, 1 year old when I bought it.

Over a 3 year period:

Built-in range-hood microwave oven - plastic handle broke - I made a wooden replacement rather than pay the $27 + shipping for this 1.5" x

8" piece of plastic.

Range - microprocessor control module failed - twice. - 4 elements replaced - oven element replaced

Dishwasher - replaced pump - replaced heater element

Clothes washer - pump replaced - replaced water-level switch

Clothes dryer - control timer never worked on one of it's modes, still doesn't because I don't use that mode anyway - intermittently the dryer motor will run for hours with the heat off after drying

Side by side refrigerator/freezer

- Icemaker failed - Water cooling tank failed at a seam - Cannot get refrigerator compartment below freezing at the top -and- bottom no matter the settings

Toaster oven - Just plain stopped working - something in the temperature/timing mechanism I think

Every single Maytag appliance I own has failed at least once in 3 years.

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On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 15:10:47 -0800, Winston brought forth from the murky depths:

Yeah. Tell me about it. The appliance dealer said "These Magic Chef washers and dryers are Maytags but they don't have the stainless tubs." I paid my $800 and had them delivered. The first time I used the dryer, the tub went "boom, boom, boom" as if it had a flat tire. It turns out it did. That's "normal" says the repairman. 3 weeks later the motor in the washer smoked. 3 weeks later he had all 3 parts and climbed on top of the washer to unplug it, leaving dents in the super thin sheetmetal top. He denied it but warrantied the top anyway.

I called the dealer and asked to upgrade to the REAL Maytags. Nogo. I pleaded that I'd pay the upgrade fees, no problem. Nogo. I called Maytag and they said No, they couldn't make the dealer take them back and they wouldn't do it themselves.

All I can say about Maytag is NEVER AGAIN for me!

My 2-year old Frigidaire fridge is noisy as hell, too. Maybe I should have bought a SubZero unit. Or are they the Searz / Minwhacked / Thompson's / Maytag bunch, too?

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On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 01:47:09 GMT, "Brian Barnson" brought forth from the murky depths:

My 2-year new stove, an Amana, is now exhibiting arcing sounds from the most-used switch. I bought all new equipment when I moved up to Oregon and am now wishing I had that old, rusty stuff I left. DAMN!

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Larry Jaques

What a sad statement about the US, a country that used to lead the world in technology and high quality products. How far must we fall before the light comes back on that we really shouldn't be shipping everything that made us what we used to be to foreign countries? Imagine us relying on other countries to fight a war. A war with the countries we so rely upon today. Who the hell is steering this ship?

Harold

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Harold & Susan Vordos

And the reason all those things still work is because they were made by, and when, someone gave a shit. Got ya beat on the microwave, I use my Litton daily that I bought in 1978, or 77 maybe.

michael

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michael

Cheap bastards who won't pay the higher cost of skilled American labor are the ones steering this particular ship; you can see them every day at Walmart, loading up on cheap imported crap that adds nothing to their lives. Also blame the free traders in power (Bush I & II, and Clinton). We're "saving" ourselves right into a second class country. People ought to know that "made in China" generally means two things:

  1. The item is a cheap, piece of shit knock-off.
  2. Profits (which are huge) go right to the People's "Liberation" Army.

Incidentally, #2 is why China will soon be the only world superpower; we may spend more in absolute dollars, but they get 10 times the value for every dollar they spend. With our purchasing habits, their absolute spending will probably overtake us eventually--and then we will all be living in a *VERY* different world.

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MKloepster

A couple years ago I saw an ancient Amana Radarage at a yard sale. Probably late '50s. Almost bought it, but didn't feel like glowing in the dark.

GTO(John)

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GTO69RA4

Nobody's steering the ship because they split up the rudder for firewood a LONG time ago. If we (the US and allies) went to war against the Chinese tomorrow, it would all be over before Christmas - and even your president would be under no delusions that we had won. Their crap usually only works once - but in the kind of war they would wage, that's all it would take. Make the Japanese Kamikaze look like boyscouts.

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clare

I have a 15 year old maytag washer. Has worked perfect for all those years. maybe they don't make em like they use to!

chuck

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Charles A. Sherwood

--Hope they never have to come out and replace stuff in my Maytag lawnmower! :-)

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steamer

Bingo! Give that man a Yogi button. Mike Patterson Please remove the spamtrap to email me.

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