Consumer Reviews of MAYTAG furnaces
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Date created: 2012-12-25
We have had the furnace for about 5 years now. It has had some problems, but if you are willing to open it up and look inside they are very easy to fix. First problem is that about twice a year the thermocouple carbons off and is unable to sense properly. If you open the door and look at the top horizontal section just a bit to the right of centre you will see the thermcouple pointing up with one screw to the right of it holding it in. With the main furnace switch turned off, just remove the one screw pull the thermocouple out and sand the thermocouple until the carbon is removed. Then re-install the thermocouple. If you try to do this live, and re-install there is a little red light on the circuit board that will keep blinking until you turn it off to restart the shutdown switch. Problem two is the water pump which has little to do with the furnace and is a common high efficiency furnace problem. It tends to fail every few years, so I just have one sitting around just in case. All things mechanical or electronic break down sooner or later, with most things designed to go sooner these days, just have to learn to help yourself a bit more or pay more as product qualities degrade.
Date created: 2012-11-28
Location: Calgary , Canada
Very bad customer service with maytag contractors, I have many problems with it and when I call the contractor FAGNAN's furnace services, They want to charge me for part and labor even I have 10 years warranty . their excuse that Maytag doesn't pay them.
Date created: 2012-10-22
Name: Mary C.
Location: Red Deer, AB
"Very Bad Furnace"
We had a Maytag furnace installed in 2006. It is high efficiency and was very expensive. It has never worked properly. We have to have someone out several times a year to fix it. It stops working all the time. I'm now ready to throw it out and buy a new furnace. Any suggestions on what brand I should buy?
Date created: 2012-05-25
Location: Red Deer
We had this top line furnace installed in 2006 and have had nothing but trouble with it. It has broken down twice, the heat in our home is uneven and unpleasant, and it sounds like a train coming through the house when the furnace starts up. It is now 2012 and we're tossing this piece of junk and replacing it with a furnace that works. $5000+ furnace heating over a period of 6 years...now being thrown out...pretty bad investment and our monthly heating costs were way higher than we ever had with the furnace that came with the home when we purchased it.Maytag should be reimbursing owners of these rotten furnaces that were sold around 2006. Not sure what kind of Maytag furnace is being sold in 2012 but be careful when purchasing a Maytag!
Date created: 2012-02-19
Location: Ft Madison, ia
Years owned: 2
Had furnace installed and it lowered my bill by half. It is quiet and efficient.
Date created: 2011-12-30
Name: Very, Very Unhappy
Years owned: 1
"Do not purchase in the State of Minnesota"
We had a furnace tune-up and was told our co level was higher than normal and we should either repair or replace our nine year old Carrier. Not expecting such a major purchase it was a shock. After agonizing over how much to spend and which brand to buy, I put in a Maytag. After one day it stopped working and the installer came out to repair it. After the second day it stopped working and now waiting on a repair. Water is building up inside the furnace and they apparently aren't sure how to stop it. Don't buy a Maytag in Minnesota.
Date created: 2011-12-08
Name: David Clark
Location: Wilmington, DE
Years owned: 3
"Awesome Furnace! Quiet and reliable!"
I would highly recommend any Maytag furnace! Just make sure it is the m1200 Series for the best warranty! Haven't had a problem with it since though!
Date created: 2011-11-29
Years owned: 1
Replaced a 10 year-old York furnace with my new Maytag. My old furnace had a cracked heat exchanger causing my roll out to continiously trip. Part was 5 months out of warranty so my hvac guy recommended maytag or trane. After one night of research I went with the maytag since it had and extra 2 year warranty. Installation quality was perfect and the system has ran flawlessly so far. Thanks Marcus
Date created: 2011-11-26
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
"Great furnace, great price, great warranty!"
The Maytag M1200 furnace was purchased over a year ago. These furnaces are heavy duty. By that, I mean that they just don't break. I had a Maytag installed twice, once in my old house, and once in my current house. One of the small disadvantages to this furnace was the difficultly that we had installing it given such a large device. I had to pay someone in the end to come in and install it for me. But other than that, it is will worth it. This has a great warranty (the best in the industry, from what I discovered in my research: 12-year parts and 12-year labor) and is of high quality as well. The price isn't too bad either, I've seen many high priced furnaces which can't even deliver the same results as my Maytag. I haven't had any issues with this furnace, but if I do, it is covered in the amazing 12-year warranty. I would strongly recommend this unit to a friend. It is well worth the money!
Date created: 2011-11-09
Name: J. Werley
Location: Wilmington DE
Years owned: 1
"MAYTAG LEMON HEATER"
I bought a Maytag M1200 lemon heater not a furnace! 16 months installed and 11 service calls for repairs. The v/s blower fan was not balanced from factory and required replacement right from the start. I should have know it was trouble from the start. Since then, thermostate problems, electrical board replacements, and burner issues. The unit cycles on and off excessively and is noiser than my 18 year old unit it replaced. I plan to have it replaced with something reliable.
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