Red tagged for now
Thursday July 15th 2010, 10:47 pm
Filed under: Non-Knitting

Dear Maytag:

I want you to look at this picture. No, look closer: look at that factory-installed black rubber strip. You know how it goes up and around the latch area? Supposedly?

The thing has been intermittently difficult to start ever since we got it. Do you suppose you might think of a reason why?

The last time you had a recall, you offered me a discount on a new Maytag dishwasher or a repair call, my choice. I had something wrong with mine besides what was being recalled, so I winced at having to replace one that should still have been going strong but I went ahead and did so because it seemed the cheaper option. And because you make by far the best-cleaning dishwasher out of the five brands I have owned and I wanted that. And it was quiet.  You do that part exceedingly well.

But I’m back in that boat again. A recall for house fires? Okay. The repairman is coming tomorrow to replace that heating element for you. But in the meantime, I want my dead dishwasher to start working again–and I think it should be your problem it doesn’t think it’s latching shut anymore and won’t start.  Thank you for answering my email; no, I’m sorry, unplugging it so that the electronics might be able to reset did nothing.

You can see right there where the rubber meets the rued.

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Darn dishwasher!!!….and I mean the electronic one :>)

Comment by Joansie 07.16.10 @ 2:30 am

well I quite agree with your choice of brands — my house in the Bay Area had a Maytag dishwasher — I loved that it was quiet and it had a 4 hour delay timer and the silverware basket was in the door (especially liked that!) — I miss it — the piece of junk one in this house basically just does the extra hot rinse — I have to hand wash everything first

do get that repairman to fix the strip! (after all, their commercials say he’s so lonely he should welcome having something useful to do!)

Comment by Bev 07.16.10 @ 6:54 am

Well!! Best of luck. I’m glad you didn’t take the history of house fires lightly.

Comment by Channon 07.16.10 @ 7:00 am

Good luck! We have a Whirlpool that works just fine. It hat the silverware basket in the door, and a choice of 2, 4, or 6 hour delay. But no attachment for washing birds.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.16.10 @ 8:43 am

I’m quite sick to death of disposable expensive applicances! Good luck with yours. g

Comment by gMarie 07.16.10 @ 12:13 pm

Not a good week for major appliances….wishing you luck with yours…we had the air-conditioner guy out….again. 106 today, did they say?

Comment by Ruth 07.16.10 @ 2:46 pm

There is hope … we have a Maytag (just new enough to be past the recall list). When it broke, we called the repairman certified to do warranty work. He not only repaired it promptly, but we talked washing machines, too.

Seems he is certified to fix various brands, but the only brand that he never gets called for is… LG. Go figure – not the “Maytag Man”. So we bought LG washer & dryer to replace our 36-year-old Maytag washer. Still smiling, here.

Meantime – have your hubby take you out to dinner or wash the dishes himself. Just sayin’!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 07.16.10 @ 6:44 pm

The finest appliances seem to have the finest problems!

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 07.16.10 @ 8:36 pm

Our OLD, like twenty-five years!, KitchenAid died and we just bought a new Maytag. So far so good. The store where we bought it has excellent customer service, so I know if anything goes wrong they’ll fix it. Our old one had only repair in all the years we had it. I doubt this one will last that long, but I really like it so far.

Will watch for recalls, though.

Comment by Mokihana 07.24.10 @ 1:33 pm

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