Maytag refrigerators are generally considered reliable, according to sites such as Yale Appliance and Consumer Reports. Durability varies depending on the refrigerator type and features.
As of 2015, Maytag is listed as the sixth-most reliable appliance brand by Yale Appliance based on the number of units serviced per units sold. The percentage of serviced appliances falls well below the industry average of 18 to 24 percent in the first year. Maytag's side-by-side refrigerators with ice and water dispensers are the least likely to need repairs when compared to other major brands, according to Appliance Assistant. Bottom freezer refrigerators from all manufacturers are more likely to have problems if they have ice dispensers, and side-by-side styles from all brands are the most likely to require repairs. Maytag's newer refrigerators are built by Whirlpool since the company's acquisition, so buyers are essentially getting the same product with certain cosmetic differences.
Bottom freezer refrigerators from Maytag are relatively durable as are the brand's side-by-side refrigerators, as stated by Consumer Reports. Top freezer refrigerators tend to be the most cost-effective, but Maytag's models of this style have not been consistently reliable. Other trusted brands such as Kenmore, Samsung, Electrolux and Frigidaire have proven track records and are likely reliable choices for a new refrigerator.