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MayTag warranty worth it?

Posted by paulgp602 (My Page) on
Sun, May 4, 08 at 6:46

Hi, Maytag has an extended warranty directly from them for $191 for 3 years. Is this worth it for a front loader I just purchased? It is the Epic 9700sq1. Thanks for any info.

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RE: MayTag warranty worth it?

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RE: MayTag warranty worth it?

FWIW, Consumer Reports in their February 2008 issue rated "Maytag was the most repair-prone front-loading washer" of washers purchased between 2003 and 2007. Whirlpool, LG, Kenmore, GE, Frigidaire, and Bosch scored between a low of 9% and a high of 12% of their machines repaired. Maytag scored 17%.

Just another piece of info to consider.

RE: MayTag warranty worth it?

Maytag machines covered by that CR report were very different mechanisms from what's on the market now. The Maytag you buy now IS a Whirlpool. The Epic IS what was the KitchenAid Ensemble, which is a sibling to Whirlpool's Duet and Kenmore's HE3/4/5 frontloader.

RE: MayTag warranty worth it?

I will not be buying any Maytag appliances in the future. In our early married years we had a set that lasted us over twenty years. Then we bought another set (no it wasn't a front loader) and we have had the washing machine repaired two times in three years. The dryer never dries on the first "run through". I am constantly calling down to my son to "twist" the dryer again. It used to dry a load in about 45 minutes. Now it takes an entire afternoon! I asked the Maytage repairman the last time he was here why that was. He said, and I quote, "they just don't make 'em like they used to." Meaning, if they don't break down he don't make money. Also, it has something to do with being energy efficient.

RE: MayTag warranty worth it?

Get the warranty, no matter what the brands are! I got it on my front loader, ($90 at Home Depot for 4 years), and will give me a piece of mind for the next 5 years if anything go wrong.

You'll be happy with them.. I love that I can dry 9 pairs of jeans in 35 to 40 minutes. (Now hang all my laudry out in the summer to save on gas even more)

RE: MayTag warranty worth it?

I don't think they make washer and dryers to last 20 years anymore so for your peace of mind you probably want to get the extended warranty. We had our Maytag - less than 5 years old stop going into spin cycle - though to be honest - the spin cycle was never 100% reliable from early on. We got the 5 year warranty on our Whirlpool washer so hopefully we don't have to budget for repairs or replacing a washer/dryer in the next five years.

RE: MayTag warranty worth it?

Note that the Maytag warranty essentially only lasts 1 year now. Year 2-10 only covers the motor & wash basket, and you pay the labor.

See link for yourself, from their own website.

Here is a link that might be useful: Maytag Warranty

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