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Old 03-12-2015, 11:01 AM   #15
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as a retired maytag man it was true on the old stuff but not on the new appliances since they were bought out pk42
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:24 PM   #16
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:01 PM   #17
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Kinda funny! I was into quality management and a LeanSigma Master Blackbelt at Maytag.

I was on a group that voted for the actor Hardy Rawls to replace Gordon Jump, (who had replaced Jesse White), as the Maytag Repairman in 2003. I met Hardy and Gordon at the trade shows while I worked there. The other companies had women in bikinis handing out grilled food samples, we had a middle aged actor in a uniform handing out a brochure, (or taking pictures and signing autographs)!

The entire company was acquired by Whirlpool, and then Harry was replaced by Clay Earl Jackson in 2007, and most recently by Colin Ferguson in 2014, the current Maytag Repairman.
Interesting!
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:17 PM   #18
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I can identify with Gary on this one. We had the least expensive basic Maytag washer and dryer for 26 years without the first issue. My wife decided she just had to have new ones with "stuff" on it. That second set of Maytag's should have come with it's own repairman. We got so disgusted with them after 5 years sold them and went with Whirlpool and ended up with more issues than with Maytag. Now 5 years on Kenmore but holding our breath as they are made out of cheap plastics, and even cheaper looking electronics.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:26 AM   #19
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It wouldn't be as much fun if nothing ever broke or came out of adjustment." Said the gear head lol. I love to diagnose and wrench on mine but I am finding out that my body doesn't care for Motorhome nor boat aerobics anymore.
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Be aware that Whirlpool owns Maytag and also builds the washers for Sears Kenmore brand. Mostly the same parts in all of them. GE is the other major US manufacturer of washer/dryers and they make nearly all the brand names that Whirlpool does not.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:47 AM   #21
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We have a new Maytag washer and believe me, that repair guy is NOT sitting around with nothing to do. The current generation of "smart" and "eco-friendly" washers are nothing like the old Maytags. Five years ago we gave our 15 year old Whirlpool to our daughter and bought a new Whirlpool. After 4 failures in 3 years, we sold it and bought a top end Maytag. It's broken down twice so far. Meanwhile the 20 year old washer at our daughter's place is still washing clothes just fine. Wish we could take it back!
So true, my brothers refrigerator defrost quit working and I was going to repair it for him. Seeing a late model reefer at an esate sale, I purchased the unit for $50.00. Nobody probably wanted to buy it because of its location in an apartment building.
My older brother inherited our parents house and his Kenmore reefer was the one they purchased in 1967 and had never been repaired. Now just the defrost element needed to be replaced or its controller repaired. Fans commonly go out in the new reefers and I noted the fan in his '67 model. Still the original and spinning after 47 years of use.
We put the old fridge in his driveway for me to take home and repair. Unfortunately the garbage collectors picked it up and hauled it off. We did not put a sign on it stating it was to be recycled, they just assumed. Too bad it was in great condition.
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A friend bought a new washer and dryer and asked if we wanted their old Maytags. Our washer needed a new water level switch so we took them up on the free appliances. Have been using them for 10 years without an issue.
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.... sit in one place all the time and only be used for a few min once a week.
"...only be used for a few min once a week...."

Wow! I guess you didn't have kids.
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Our 28 year old Maytag washer and dryer are still going strong with never a repair needed.
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We have a new Maytag washer and believe me, that repair guy is NOT sitting around with nothing to do.
1992: bought a house outside Boston and a new Kenmore laundry set.
2007: sold the house, including Kenmores, running fine. Maint cost: $20... replaced feed hoses 1997.
2007: moved to Raleigh, bought new Maytag frontloaders.
2012: sold the house, sold the Maytags. Maint cost: $0

Just lucky, I guess.
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