Reliability of new Maytag dryers?

KeNoMore

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Hi,

A local repairman suggests I scrap my 4 year-old Kenmore dryer because
it needs a new motor, belts and sensor board -- the parts and labor would be
close to the price of a new machine. He suggested getting a Whirlpool if it
had the 279827 motor or a Maytag.

Does anyone know if new Maytags are well-made? They certainly have a
good reputation but is it still warranted? I'm looking at the MDE7400A Atlantis
model. Does the dryness sensor work on Maytags?

Thanks,
KenNoMore
 

jeff1

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Hi,

**Does anyone know if new Maytags are well-made?**

As good as anything else out there....most dryers today are having problems getting past 5-8 years old any more.

Mid line Maytag or mid line Whirlpool would likely be my choices as well.

You can see some consumers opinions here that may help.

**Does the dryness sensor work on Maytags?**

Yes, but the more complicated we ask these things to be the more problems we will have....JMO.

jeff.
 

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Dryers are, in my experience, "much of a muchness" i.e. not much to choose.

Personal opinion - keep it simple, go for Whirlpool built (includesMOST Kenmores)or Maytag, but avoid the Kenmore "Even Heat" models, lots of problems with the electronics in these. Also bear in mind that it "ain't your Daddy's Maytag", Ol' Lonely is getting outand about more. Avoid GE due to high cost of parts. Frigidaire - very prone to mechanical wear of drum seals/glides. Avoid electronic "touchpad" controls - repairs are expensive. Gas dryer will cost about $50 more than electric, but is cheaper to run.

I'd still like to know what problem you're having, it may be rather cheaper to fix than you were told.
 

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The repairman said it needed a new EvenHeat controller board, a new motor and belts. Parts alone would be more than $200 plus labor.
 

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**said it needed a new EvenHeat controller board, a new motor and belts**

:shock:Kill it or cure it theory :shock:

jeff.
 
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