Maytag does not stand behind their products. I bought a Maytag washer in February of 2012. It leaks and the repair man said it was a faulty design. I found the service alert online that proves that Maytag is aware of the problem and even redesigned a part to remedy it. However they are not interested in taking care of those of us who purchased the faulty design. I'm sad to say that after 40 years of owning Maytag washers I will never purchase any Maytag products again. So sad.