Remember the " Maytag Man ? "

Remember the " Maytag Man ? "

PostBy: theo On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:37 pm

He used to be the loniest man in town,,,, how things have changed through the years! :D :D :D
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Re: Remember the " Maytag Man ? "

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:14 am

What's inside matters, I second that little slogan, however many of the items we buy today do not have too much left inside, unless you count electronic gadgetry. Mike
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Re: Remember the " Maytag Man ? "

PostBy: BillMarti On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:09 pm

Yes I do and that's and imposter :P
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Re: Remember the " Maytag Man ? "

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:29 pm

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. :( :x

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. :lol: 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.
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Re: Remember the " Maytag Man ? "

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:43 am

Maytag story!

I'm talking 33 years ago.... I remember exactly because it was when Marty & I first started dating. I went to "the dump". It was a transfer station.... an earth ramp up to the top of a semi sized dumpster that you dropped your trash into. Big stuff would get set to the side & loaded on top just before they took it away. Off to the side I saw this Maytag washing machine. It looked good! The "guy in the booth" gave me the OK nod & I check out the Maytag. Tipping it over ( have I told this story before? LOL) I see no oil, no cobwebs, no signs of anything bad. It looked brand new! I slid it into the back of the Subaru & took it home. It took an hour to discover the problem. From the factory the "reset" button was assembled wrong. (all old washers had an off balance reset button) When you pushed the button, it did not reset! I pulled a cotter pin, moved the arm, put the cotter pin back in & we used that machine for years and years. That was in Bar Harbor Maine, land of summer residents. I'm guessing some Rockefeller or Ford bought it, used it 2 or 3 summers and the very first time it ever went off balance...it got tossed!
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Re: Remember the " Maytag Man ? "

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:56 am

Why did Whirlpool buy out Maytag in 2005 ... where is the added value???? Simple, consumers will now pay extra for the Maytag name but in the meantime Whirlpool will replace the good stuff with Whirlpool junk. Bingo, company bought for nothing and you now sell more machines. Obvious! Maytag is history for me, don't fall for it. I have searched for something that is as reliable as the old Maytags and I think I have found it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BUSY-BE ... 3cdc7179c7
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Re: Remember the " Maytag Man ? "

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:40 am

That's Nice,Newbs! How long have you desired a Divorce? :lol: I used to be a Maytag Man. I started out as a Maytag Kid. The Old Man would fix our Maytag Washer and Dryer,and I was his Merciless Toady. It was fun! We didn't get to do it that often,for those Machines both held up and were S-E-R-V-I-C-E-A-B-L-E ! Heck,when it was my turn to buy those Appliances,it was a No-Brainer! Man,was I in for a rude awakening. Let's just say that I hadn't had Smitty's Luck with them. The Fridge was hilarious,and the Washer and Dryer were just sad. So ended the Dependable era of Maytag for me. When they shoved off for another Country,I shoved them....Bye Bye,Maytag.....Bye Bye! :cry2:
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