We have a Maytag washer and dryer that are both 25 years old (and still running). Ten years ago, we built a new house and had a new Maytag dishwasher and Sears refrigerator installed. We kept our 15-year-old Sears refrigerator in the garage.
The first time we turned on the dishwasher it leaked all over the new hardwood floor. It was missing an o-ring at the bottom of the pump.
At the time, the Maytag dryer had started making some noise, so I asked the repairman to take a look. The plastic squirrel cage blower hub was retained by a spring clip on a d-flat drive shaft. The inertial load at start-up caused the plastic hub to spin around the shaft and wear it out. The new cage has a solid 25-cent hose clamp on it now. The Maytag repairman was a former appliance dealer who got out of the business because of the excessive amount of warranty claims.
We had to call the Sears repairman when the water dispenser in the new refrigerator started to leak. He told me that my old refrigerator in the garage would outlast the new one. The water dispenser still drips to this day. He said all the new refrigerators with electronic controls are the worst! BTW: The ice maker fell apart and I safety-wired it together. Of course, a year later it quit completely! I am buying bag ice and putting it in the dispenser until it or I die.
This entry was submitted by David Woodruff and edited by Rob Spiegel
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