History of Maytag
In 1893, they were originally called the Maytag Washing Machine Company, and shortened the name in 1925. In the midst of World War 2, they had produced parts for military equipment, enabling them to stay afloat during the depression. They resumed making washers and dryers in 1949 and competed heavily in the 1950s with other manufacturers, which was difficult as many others also produced refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges and more. They began offering them, but ceased in 1960. Soon, Maytag was acquiring smaller companies, and over time doubled its original size. Unfortunately after acquiring the Amana Corporation, they also inherited the company’s debt. Many costs were cut in and new cheaply made models (under the brand ‘Legacy Series’) were experiencing major mechanical malfunctions and producing a great deal of unsatisfied customers. One particular washer branded Neptune, incurred such an awful reputation thanks to its mold problems that it had the largest effect on Maytag. In 2006, Whirlpool purchased Maytag, and began attempting to repair the damage done.
Names and brands that have been manufactured by Maytag are:
- Magic Chef
- Turbo Chef
Maytag Appliances we service include, but are not limited to:
- Top Load Washers – Typically made larger and to hold more clothing, these washers don’t rely upon a door seal and usually require less maintenance.
- Front Load Washers – Uses less water, less soap, and they are less likely ruin or tear delicate clothing. Require more maintenance for the door seal and bellows.
- Dryers – Fast and efficient, these cut down the time it takes to dry clothing. They can be either gas or electric. There are many types of dryers, but Tumbler dryers are the most widely used in consumer homes.
- Stackable Washer/Dryer – Made to save space, these are usually much smaller and seen in apartments, condos and small homes.
- Refrigerator & Top Freezer – Most common in households, it has been the leading style since the 1940’s. Some budget models and mini-fridges use a freezer chest as opposed to a separate compartment.
- Refrigerator & Bottom Freezer – Created to provide easier access to refrigerator items, as they are needed more often than freezer.
- Side by Side Refrigerators – Also called “American Style”, they were invented by Amana to provide more freezer space. Left is the freezer, Right is the refrigerator.
- French Door Refrigerators – Two French doors on top for the refrigerator, and a drawer bottom freezer. These have become more prominent since the late 90’s.
- Built-In Refrigerator – Usually available in any style, these provide the homeowner the ability to save space and coordinate the look of the kitchen. Some brands allow for these to have replaceable door panels, so that they may coincide with the cabinetry.
- Under-Counter Refrigerators – Can be used as a freezer or refrigerator, and are easily accessible. They can be put into any room for extra storage or entertainment purposes.
- Wine Cellars – Made to customize the storage temperatures so that wine may be served at its best. Usually with glass doors, so that bottles can be on display to visitors as well.
- Under-Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing.
- Gas Cooktops – Using natural gas, they provide the cook with the ability to perfectly control temperatures with an open flame.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Gas Oven – Traditional and most cost-effective, more models are being released with the ability to become a convection oven for even baking.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Convection Oven – Circulates and distributes heated air around the food to allow it to cook more evenly. Can be either gas or electric.
- Wall Ovens – Built in for convenience to the consumer, they can be stacked/installed with multiple to provide more option for the cook.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric, or with a gas cooktop and electric oven.
Maytag has experienced multiple recalls, with the inclusion of the before mentioned Neptune washer created before Whirlpool’s acquisition. They have had a few dishwashers recalled, due to faulty heating elements which could catch fire, as well as a line of refrigerators for issues with their compressors. Again, they’ve had cooktops, ranges, and dryers recalled as well so it’s important to take notice when your appliance is doing anything out of the ordinary. Problems can be:
- Broken digital display
- Washer not draining
- Washer not spinning
- Excessive shaking
- Dryer not heating
- Water/ice dispenser malfunctioning
- Loud/Unusual noises
Why Choose 180 Appliance Repair Services?
Maytag appliances have a long and extensive history, and our technicians have been repairing their products for many years. With our knowledge and vast inventory of parts and components, you can be sure that our experts will diagnose and repair you faulty machine in the fastest, most efficient way possible. No need to worry about staying home for hours waiting on your repair man to show up. We will set your appointment with a specific time to work around your busy schedule. Our friendly customer service agents are standing by to take your call, 24/7. Don’t hesitate and let the problem get worse, call 180 Appliance Repair Services now!