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Post# 202843   4/10/2007 at 17:37 (4,429 days old) by spaniel50 ()        

Just got home from a trip to H.H.Greggs. I saw the new Maytag top load 'Centennial". I just love the back panel. It reminds me of my old Maytags. I wish I had seen these before I bought my new Whirlpool washer and dryer. The dial is in the center with other controls on each side of center dail. The dryer has a side opening door. My Whirlpool has a door that drops down which I hate. Salesman told me they were a "mix" of Whirlpool and old Maytag. The top of dryer and washer were different from my Whirlpools. The price was $649.00 for the washer,so it is a litle higher than I paid for the Whirlpool. I may have to get these! Do you guys think these will be any good?

Post# 202863 , Reply# 1   4/10/2007 at 18:08 (4,429 days old) by mixfinder ()        
Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello

I saw the new Maytag set at the Maytag Store. It is "Whirlpoolish", not that's a bad thing, with a stainless tub. The backsplash was cool with the center dial and two smaller ones on each side for a total of 5. The washer did have a wonderful feel. The finish looked deep and was lustrious.
I cannot stand the stupid lint filter on top that dumps yutz all over the top of the dryer. Muttering my discontent, to myself, I open the dryer door and Holy Cow! That puppy is a canyon unto itself. The bottom goes nearly to the floor and it is deep. I am sure I heard an echo.
I have used Kenmore super capacity dryers with the lint filter inside the door. They worked just like all the other Kenmore/Whirlpool dryers I've used except I didn't hate them.

Post# 202895 , Reply# 2   4/10/2007 at 19:05 (4,429 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

W/P Kenmore 27" dryers are a whole different animal than the 29" dryer with the lint filter on the top. 29" dryers have stronger airflow and a better tumbling pattern. The 27" dryers tend to roll the clothes on the left side of the drum, and not spread out to dry as fast or as thoroughly as the 29" models. Also the sensor strip on the 27" machine is to the right of the lint filter; the clothes hardly touch it when tumbling. I feel the 29" dryer has always been a superior dryer.....can't you tell??????????? LOL!!!

Post# 202931 , Reply# 3   4/10/2007 at 21:08 (4,429 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        
Two inches makes a difference.

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And yet others cry that the 29" model short-circuits the air across the back (since that is where the hot-air in and moist out grilles are) and does not hit the clothes orbiting in front.

But if you like it then I like it. No joke.

Post# 202989 , Reply# 4   4/10/2007 at 23:38 (4,429 days old) by mixfinder ()        
Dribbles and No one Like You

Who cares if you have two extra inches if it make people curse you and you are always splattering the front of yourself?

Post# 203013 , Reply# 5   4/11/2007 at 06:06 (4,429 days old) by spaniel50 ()        
new maytags

You guys are so good! The comment above about the dryer brought up something else I don't like about my new Whirlpool pair. The dryer "balls-up" the clothes!. I never had this problem with the old Maytag. This week the dryer stopped and when I looked inside the sheets were caught on the door latch and had ripped the sheet and forced open the door which stopped the dryer. It seems if I don't load the right combination of clothes this happens. I never gave it a thought with the Maytag dryer. Just this morning I came downstairs to retrieve a cotton robe from the dryer and found the dryer had turned off before the robe was completely dry. My old Maytag had a single dail in the center and with one push it always dryed the clothes just right and it had a nice lighted drum and backsplash. I may end up going to the old house and getting my old 35 year old Maytags. Is it possible to miss a washer and dryer? They lasted longer than any relationship and cost me less too! HaHa!

Post# 203014 , Reply# 6   4/11/2007 at 06:12 (4,429 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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'I may end up going to the old house and getting my old 35 year old Maytags'.

I think that is a wonderful idea.

Run, don't walk.

Post# 203036 , Reply# 7   4/11/2007 at 07:58 (4,429 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Never part with the ones you love.

Post# 203038 , Reply# 8   4/11/2007 at 08:15 (4,428 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        
Salesman told me they were a "mix" of Whirlpool an

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The only thing "Maytag" on these is the name. They are through & through WP. On the dryer, open & shut the door of the Maytag. It sounds solid. I like that. Now, open & close the door of the same dryer w/ the Roper or Estate nameplate on it. Very tinny & cheap sounding. I also like the 29" over the 27" dryer.

Post# 203046 , Reply# 9   4/11/2007 at 08:47 (4,428 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
29" WP fan here too!

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I have not seen the new Centennial models of the Maytag branded machines but I like that WP moved the Ensemble front-loaders over to Maytag from the KitchenAid line and the top-loading washers & matching dryers are handsome. The die-cast knobs on the Centennial are exciting by themselves!

I have both the 27" WP dryer (Duet) and the 29" version (KitchenAid) and really prefer the 29". They are both solid machines and dry clothes, but the 29" does have a larger diameter drum that allows clothes more room to billow and tumble rather than roll, there is much less balling-up of larger items and I don't find the heat pattern to be any less effective than pulling the warm air through the drum. The 29" airflow pattern will almost guarantee that there will never be an excessive build-up of lint inside the machine, nor will there ever be an item or lint clogging the vent unless something gets dropped in from the filter slot above. The filter isn't nearly as messy if you clean it when the machine is running - all the lint dust is sucked out the vent. The side-opening door on the Maytag machines is nice and has been available in the WP lines for a while now. It is nice to have that door out of the way, especially in tight laundry installations and it allows full access to the drum without having to crawl up on the door!

Post# 203072 , Reply# 10   4/11/2007 at 10:51 (4,428 days old) by mixfinder ()        
Pull it out while it's still sucking!

I never thought of cleaning the filter with the dryer running. It makes perfect sense. I have said in this forum, no dryer can touch a Kenmore for all around performance and wrinkle free drying, but the filter is a pain. I could have cussed Kenmore a lot less if I had known this 30 years ago.
Any other inside information we should know, Greg?

Post# 203104 , Reply# 11   4/11/2007 at 14:07 (4,428 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Pull it out while it's still sucking!

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Oh Kelly, you have such a way with words. You say the nicest things!

You know just what to say to a girl!

Post# 203162 , Reply# 12   4/11/2007 at 18:08 (4,428 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I felt the same as you, Kelly, until I heard that simple idea a number of years ago. I was a bit dubious that it would make much difference, but it does cut down the mess on the dryer top.

I don't know about inside information, but how about a bit of trivia? At one time, Whirlpool put two door switches on the 27" dryers. If you had the door open and were looking for a particular item, you could depress both switches at the same time - occupying both hands to keep them out of the drum - and the drum would do 1/2 turn to essentially flip the load over. How cool is that??

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