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Maytag MDB8959SBS Dishwasher

 
Approximate retail price:
$800
Summary: This Maytag conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • An adjustable upper rack.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A self-cleaning filter.
  • A stainless-steel interior.
  • All hidden controls.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Community icon12 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Conventional dishwashers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
I should have taken CR advice
2/17/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
After two years and eight months of complete satisfaction the control lights stopped working. The lights would light but not for the corresponding button. When we closed the door the machine would start, run three minutes, then stop. We tried online suggestions for reset...unplugged overnight, pushed recommended buttons in pattern suggested...nothing worked. Maytag had no suggestions. Repair would have been over $400. We bought a CR best buy Bosch instead of repairing the Maytag. $800 loss for not listening to CR recommendations because I wanted a grinder. Bad decision.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Maytag? Never again...
2/3/2015
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
The dishwasher broke after 16 months: It would just hum forever, without starting its wash cycle. Of course, the warranty is for 12 months. What a joke!<br /><br />After a lenghty phone call to customer service, maytag/whirlpool accepted to cover the parts, but I had to pay for the technician's visit (90$). The technician came and the dishwasher started normally (Murphy' law). He changed the motor anyway, but I was suspiscious that the real issue was resolved. 3 weeks after, the exact same issue has reappeared. Wow. Another lenghty service call required.<br /><br />Similar story on a brand new fridge from Maytag on which the compressor stopped working after 2 months of usage. Was repaired under warranty but makes me doubtful about the longevity of the appliance.<br /><br />I was assuming that Maytag was a food brand but it does not seem to be the case anymore. Don't make the same mistake and look for anorher brand. Extending hard-earned dollars to a company that, obviously, forgot about the quality of their products should be avoided. <br /><br />don't amek the same mistake and just look for another brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
2.0
was a good brand
1/6/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Quiet
Cons
1 12 Years Old Cycle Sel
Unreliable
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
1 1/2 old cycle selection unreliable may never finish after 3 hours still washing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Maytag MDB8959SBS is part of the Dishwashers test program at Consumer Reports. The Maytag MDB8959SBS Dishwashers features and specs include Interior material, Self-cleaning filter, Sensor, Stainless/SS-look option, Adjustable upper rack, Ample flatware slots, Hidden controls. In our lab tests, Dishwashers models like the Maytag MDB8959SBS are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Washing, Ease of use, Energy use, Cycle time (min.). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Maytag MDB8959SBS based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Maytag MDB8959SBS include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Maytag MDB8959SBS.
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