Maytag stinks, for real! My very first blog entry was inspired by a problem with a Maytag appliance and the rip-off service call that followed. Someone commented on this entry that he had had problems with his Maytag washer — it stank! (Or should that be ‘stunk’?) It made his clothes and linens stink and he couldn’t get rid of the smell no matter what he did.
My Maytag dishwasher stinks. At first I thought it was just smelly because the dishes were dirty, but then it would smell right after they were washed too. The dishes were clean — it wasn’t the same odor as dirty dishes, I can’t even describe it, but it permeated the inside of the appliance, tranforming it into a big smelly cavern that you wouldn’t enjoy sticking your head into. My strategy for dealing with this has evolved into leaving the dishwasher door open slightly after it’s finished its cycle, and then leaving the room. Later, when the dishes have cooled and the smell has gone, I put them away. They’re mostly glass, ceramic, stainless steel, or hard plastic, and they don’t absorb the odor. I do hate unloading the dishwasher anyway, so this is a good excuse for procrastinating.
So it seems I have a stinky Maytag too. The funny thing is though, whenever I check my blog stats, there are always searches on smelly Maytag appliances that lead viewers to my blog — apparently people are struggling with this problem more than you would expect. They are turning to the search engines with phrases such as “towels smell in Maytag Neptune washer” — and it is almost every day someone is searching on this. Maybe it’s all the same guy who commented on my first entry. Of course, that was a while ago — he wouldn’t still be looking for information on this, would he? He’s probably already taken a sledge hammer to that washer by now!
I wonder if there are websites out there totally devoted to the topic of Maytag appliances that stink. Probably…but I am not going to bother searching for them. It should be common knowledge by now: Maytag stinks!