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When you buy a GE appliance, the initial purchase is just the beginning of your long, corporate gang rape

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man , in Washing Machine Repair, General Appliance Repair Wisdom 26 August 2011 · 1,721 views

Hi, boys and girls! For today's excursion into Corporate Gang Rape™ excellence, we have a Frigidaire-built washing machine with a GE label slapped on it. Frigidaire parts will work in this machine just fine-- if you happened to know that it was built by Frigidaire in the first place. That's where the Master Appliantologists in the Samurai School come in.

In this example, Master Reg shows us the difference in price for two identical motor control boards for this washing machine. The only difference between them is that one comes in a GE box and the other comes in an Electrolux box... and you get to pay over $200 more for the board that comes in the GE box. And this from a company that has taken billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded bailout money. Ouch!

GE WSXH208A1WW made by Frigidaire :thumbsup:

click on picture GE Motor Controller $ 373
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click on picture Frigidaire Motor Controller $ 165
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Source: GE Front Loading Washer WSXH208A1WW

Dan Webster
Aug 26 2011 09:32 AM
GE= Great Expense :woot:
Aug 26 2011 12:40 PM
Time to bend over and grab yer ankles...THANK YOU SIR MAY I HAVE ANOTHER!
    • appl.tech.29501 likes this
I am pretty sure I need to replace the oven control board in a GE Gas stove.

Are these two parts the same?

GE part for $314 found using model number

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Possible kenmore/hotpoint part for $154 found by poking around

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man
Aug 27 2011 10:18 AM
Go ahead and buy it and try it! No harm in doing that with RC's 365-day return policy. If it doesn't work, doesn't fix or just plain blows up, return it for a refund.
Sep 01 2011 04:54 PM
The only GE appliances that don't suck are their vacuum cleaners. Although, I've wanted to on numerous occasions, I've never told a customer that his GE appliance suck
    • telefunkenu47 likes this
Feb 28 2014 10:10 PM

Oh, I tell em! Just one of the perks of being self employed with a paid off mortgage! 

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