Maytag heavy-duty washing machines are among the most dependable top-loading washing machine models, with a repair rate of approximately 9 percent according to ApplianceAssistant.com. Only top-loading washing machines from manufacturer Roper are more reliable.
Top-loading washing machines such as the Maytag Dependable Care heavy-duty washer line are typically more reliable than comparable front-loading models. However, manufacturer plays a larger role than design in reliability. While Maytag top-loading washers are among the most reliable designs of their kind, they are still less reliable than front-loading washing machines from Korean manufacturers LG and Samsung. These front-loading machines have repair rates between 5 and 7 percent.