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Monday, July 07, 2008

Maytag Epic Vs Whirlpool Duet

As you know from previous posts, Maytag is now a Whirlpool subsidiary. To review, Maytag after being incredible successful in the middle 90s with their Neptune washer tanked when the Neptune had issues.

Whirlpool then purchased this former icon for a mere pittance and smartly shuttered the factory. The new Maytag is now the same as the Whirlpool Duet...

So it should be the price....right?

Alas it is not. The best Maytag the MFW9800 with steam, better spin and heat boost is the same as the basic Whirlpool at $1599 after rebate and almost $400 cheaper than the comparably featured Duet


  1. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Steve, I am buying a condo which has a Maytag Neptune washer and dryer (front loading - no window - stackable) system. Is there anything I should be aware of? I have heard there were issues around this product. Thanks.

  2. The Neptune had a problem insofar as the outer and inner tanks were not sealed. This created a musty smell due to the inevitable build up of mildew.

    Thats the bad news.

    The stackable was manufactured well after the original problems, so it should be exempted. If you are having mildew issues, it is a simple fix. The machine can be rectified by installing a ph kit

    The Neptune sans mildew was actually a good machine for its time. There are better machines presently, but it is still worth keeping...