Repair man just left after repairing our 2yr old Maytag front loader.
This was his second time here, the problem was that when the machine went into spin cycle it sounded like it was going to rattle apart. The service man checked it out and found a piece of material between the inner and outer drums also a sponge....how that got there Ill never know. Anyway the drum was still making noise in the spin cycle. So he said he would have to come back with another repair man to replace the two drums...a major job, that if we did not have a service agreement it would have cost around $800.00. They were here a good two hours. The thing people need to know is Maytag front load washers have a tendency of taking small pieces of laundry into the middle of there two drums and that causes a major problem. We were told that small items like socks and the like need to be put in a laundry bag and washed to prevent them from getting caught between the two drums, and also not to load the machine more then 3/4 full. Sooooo if there is anyone out there with a newer Maytag front loader. Be forewarned!!!
Which is why the next washer here will be a SpeedQueen toploader,commercial quality in a bomb proof machine.No computer,and an adjust screw that gets it up to full water level,and HOT water,not 3/4 fill with 100 degree 'hot' water per the new gov standards,they get around it by not being a home machine,but commercial machine.
800-1100 bux depending on how many different cycles you want,basic machine guts all the same,stainless steel tubs,ALL metal gears.....
Maytag used to be a good washing machine years ago, but like everythin else it's no better then the cheap .
Spuds: Ifin we have any more problems with this machine I will definitely look into the speed queen washer you have mentioned.
Yes,I dont know how I came across it,but I started to read about em,and all the reviews look like these that I could find on the web,seems to be the machine nowadays for quality.Old school build,nothing fancy,just work