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Maytag has earned an excellent reputation with its customers through good engineering and customer service. The Maytag 'Dependable Care' washer design is responsible for this and has been around a long time. It can usually be identified by the two belts it uses which are accessed from the very bottom of the washer and not very deep tub. This washer will usually be well over 10 years old before it will need any repairs at all. If bleach and other caustic detergents are used in the machine and some gets inside and under the tub, rust will start eating away the hose clamps.
The later top-of-the-line 'Dependable Care' washer was introduced with the main difference being a new transmission. I never had any serious problems with the old transmissions but I did come across a couple of them that had bad lower seals and the were spreading transmission oil around under the washer.
I get the most service calls on the water inlet valves. The valves are affected by local minerals in the water and are refusing to open up all the way.
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