Mine is doing the same thing. In 2004 (might be 2003 or 2005), Maytag redesigned the insides. They were getting complaints from the Maytag dealers and repairmen about having to replace the bearings on so many of the machines. Maytag redesigned the entire part and paid all customers to have it replaced. My machine had the bearing replace and the entire part replaced. It fixed it for a little while, but started doing it again not long after. I happened to be the bookkeeper for the Maytag dealer I bought my washer from. He was so frustrated with Maytag (along with many others who attended the same Maytag repair schools). Maytag never did recall the product. Only offered to replace it for free and waited out the warranty on these bad washers. They have now gone back to the original "dependable" design, but it does not help us who are still having issues and out of warranty. I never have understood why they weren't forced to recall the product. Or how they could choose to voluntarily replace the bearings until the warranty was out but never have to stand by the product afterwards. This very washer was the demise of the business I worked for. Not only was this struggling dealer having to spend all of his time repairing these washers but customers were no longer willing to by the "dependable" Maytag anymore. In fact, my boss said "So much for the lonely Maytag repairman" like the commercials always say. He visited with many in the same line of business in the smaller towns and they were all struggling also. Many customers held them responsible and began shopping at the big box stores for other brands.
I can't remember what the part was exactly. It had to do with a part that had two bearings one on top and bottom....seems like it was in the transmission.
Oct 06, 2008 |
Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer