Thread Number: 88641  /  Tag: Modern Dishwashers
Is this Maytag Quiet series dishwasher considered a TRUE/GENUINE Maytag dishwasher?
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Post# 1131810   10/24/2021 at 12:01 (216 days old) by Jonathan (Indiana)        

I saw this dishwasher in the kitchen of the house I am moving into. Although I am a huge fan of Maytag-made appliances, I've heard that a lot of Maytag appliances have also been made under various other different manufacturers (like Whirlpool, Samsung, Norge/Amana, Raytheon, Primus, etc). Since the interior design of the dishwasher is different from the previous models that had the spray-tower (which I believe is a genuine Maytag design), I was wondering if this one was really designed by Maytag themselves. Does anyone know if it is? If not, then who would be the real manufacturer of the Maytag Quiet series dishwashers? Also, can anyone please tell me which years these models were being manufactured?

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Post# 1131811 , Reply# 1   10/24/2021 at 12:15 (216 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I think this is one of the last real ones of their own design.

Post# 1131822 , Reply# 2   10/24/2021 at 14:49 (216 days old) by Cam2s (Nebraska)        

Yes this was Maytags own tall tub design.

Post# 1131829 , Reply# 3   10/24/2021 at 16:16 (216 days old) by Jonathan (Indiana)        

Thanks @Cam2s and @appnut. Do you guys know when was this tub design introduced and when it's production stopped?

Post# 1131833 , Reply# 4   10/24/2021 at 16:54 (216 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Maytag introduced their Tall Tub design sometime in the mid to late 1990s but was discontinued when Whirlpool acquired Maytag in 2006. After that, all Maytag dishwashers were Whirlpool design.

Post# 1131848 , Reply# 5   10/24/2021 at 20:22 (215 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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This model probably dates to the early 2000s.  I bought a Maytag DW with that control panel design when I lived in New Mexico in the early part of that decade. 

Post# 1131850 , Reply# 6   10/24/2021 at 21:04 (215 days old) by iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
It was one of the last Maytag designs

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I had one purchased August, 2007. It was a good washer, not as quiet as my Kitchenaid. Much problems with the electronics, and racks rusting. I replaced it after six years.

Post# 1131879 , Reply# 7   10/25/2021 at 11:19 (215 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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there may be a recall on them...check the CPSC.

Post# 1131918 , Reply# 8   10/25/2021 at 19:57 (214 days old) by Jonathan (Indiana)        

@jamiel I've heard that the recall was over fire hazard concerns with the heat dry option.

Post# 1131923 , Reply# 9   10/25/2021 at 20:10 (214 days old) by kenwashesmonday (Carlstadt, NJ)        

If this model came on in 2006, as the newsreel above states, would this not be a Whirlpool design?

Post# 1131925 , Reply# 10   10/25/2021 at 21:02 (214 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0600 CST.))        
This is a real MT DW

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It was their tall tub design. The load capacity and performance of these machines was quite good. If not for reliability issues they could have been one of the best TT designs ever.

Post# 1131929 , Reply# 11   10/25/2021 at 21:48 (214 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Real MT TT DWs

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These came out around 2001,It was an all new design built in an all new factory in Tennessee.


It was an interesting DW, fairly easy to work on, but like every new Maytag appliance introduced  WW2 it had lots of problems.


When we did update training with MT in 2004 the trainer told us that there were over 40 improvements already.


The machine did get a lot better and when WP bought MT in 2006 this new factory and DW design was one of only a few WP did not close down.


Whirlpool told us that they were keeping this DW design partly because of the modern factory etc. WP continued to build this DW for about 2 years but then closed to whole factory and design down because the DW just had more problems that they wanted to deal with.


WP brought out their TT DW around 2001 also, it was called a Point-Voyager platform and while it certainly was not a perfect DW it was sure a lot better than MTs TT design.


Today out in the field we seldom see a TT MT any more, I did fix a fancy Jenn-Air SS tank version a few weeks ago that was still in good shape, the customer only runs it about once a week on a light cycle with basically clean dishes.


John L.

Post# 1131935 , Reply# 12   10/25/2021 at 22:51 (214 days old) by Tomdawg (Des moines)        
Great dishwasher

My mom has a Jenn air dishwasher of this design. Bought it in November of 2004 and itís still running. Racks are rusty but itís still going. Itís a great dishwasher, cleans very well and fast. They always had soft water- so literally no mineral build up. It was our family dishwasher until 2014 (meaning it ran every day) now they are empty nesters. Hard to believe itís 17years old and going strong!

Post# 1131964 , Reply# 13   10/26/2021 at 09:08 (214 days old) by Jonathan (Indiana)        

@Combo52 I've also heard that the only genuine Maytag design that Whirlpool still sells is their double-drawer design. Is this true?

Post# 1131965 , Reply# 14   10/26/2021 at 09:23 (214 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Maytag-Whirlpool Drawer DWs

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WP sold F&P built drawer DWs under the KA name till they bought MT.


MT was just about to introduce a drawer DW that they designed them selves, WP went ahead and introduced MTs design after they took over.


The MT design looked really good, more heavily built the F&Ps, it was sold under the KA & Kenmore names for just a few years and WP scraped the whole mess.


The MT design unfortunately did not clean nearly as well as F&Ps and had all kinds of service problems, we have just a few customers that still have one of the  MT designed machines, the last one I recall working on was in the Watergate for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it need a new drawer track.


John L.

Post# 1132028 , Reply# 15   10/27/2021 at 07:25 (213 days old) by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

I've used a couple of this style dishwasher and I will say it's probably one of the best cleaning and largest capacity dishwashers I've ever used. Definitely not quiet by any means, but a cleaning machine! I know of one still in daily use by a large family, and the only issue is the racks are severely rusted (pieces of the lower rack totally missing!) And a broken door handle, but they love it and don't plan on replacing it until it breaks.
There was a version at one point with 3 racks- a lower rack for bowls and pans to lay flat, second rack where plates and such would go, and the third rack where an upper rack would typically be for glasses and such. I wouldn't mind finding one of those eventually.

Post# 1132323 , Reply# 16   10/30/2021 at 07:27 (210 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        

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Wow - I see the real Maytag had that tiered top rack too......I guess Whirlpool decided to keep that for whatever reason. I don't get that design at all. My Whirlpool maytag is from 2014 and that's the ONLY thing I don't like about it.

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