I've had great luck with all my Maytag appliances - my parent's did too over the decades. These days, I don't think the word "dependable" can be applied to any consumer goods.
I'm just glad I bought my last Maytag before they shipped their Iowa factory's jobs to Mexico. 7 years old now (fridge) and still working, for now. I won't buy another. Seems their reliability has tanked, from what I've been hearing, and from what I've been reading on the net.
My washer and dryer will be 11 this July. Had to make 2 repairs to the washer - the first was about 3 years ago, when a piece of dense, blue foam fell from wherever it was supposed to be, to the bottom of the unit. It contacted the imbalance switch, which kills the spin cycle. With 2 loads of sopping wet clothes, I disassembled it and found the foam. Removed it and all was well. Second problem was a ripped front seal (front loader) - I suspect this was a problem since day 1. Always saw water on the floor after my wife did multiple loads of her laundry - assumed it was from the drain, which always puffs some water out due to the design of my drain system I put in when we moved in. When I finally fixed it last year, I found it was an ongoing problem. The base of the unit was rusted worse than a '76 Pinto that commuted on the Mass Pike it's whole life.
A new boot off Amazon for $42 and all is DRY. That's the only repair that's cost me anything. Can't complain.
The dryer started making an annoying rhythmic squeak about 3 or 4 years ago, and that was fixed with some grease. Hasn't cost me a dime yet.