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Thoughts on Whirlpool / Kitchenaid


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#1 longtimer

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:49 AM

Come on some of you have opinions, will keep Maytag / Amana / Jenn Air separate for now

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:43 PM

Whirlpool still continues to be the most reliable brand of appliances today, I refuse to buy anything but Whirlpool for my own home. Nothing else will do for me.
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Posted 04 February 2007 - 08:57 PM

I prefer Whirlpool to most every other company. They have recently been producing appliances that make me wonder if they have some retarded designers. Namely the duel fuel ranges and the twin wall ovens with the stupid fan motors that cause trouble. All of my home appliances are Whirlpool, except for my 1963 Frigidaire Flair range. Too bad Frickadare can't make decent appliances anymore.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:15 AM

Would buy only Whirlpool Appliances and the brands they make.....and suggest Whirlpool to customers who ask.....
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 12:39 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but they ALLWAYS have complete service info with the item and
are relatively easy to fix! They use some cheesy parts sometimes but overall ok.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:13 AM

They do unless some jerk steals the tech sheets and takes off with them. I've had that happen more than a few times. I ask the customer about it and they say that the guy that installed it or serviced it last took it. I really hate it when that happens. Thank God for Service Matters. Too bad Maytag, Frickadare, and Generally Expensive couldn't do the same with their info. GE and Frickadare protect their info like its an "Eyes Only" secret. Maytag puts false numbers on their parts so that you can't look them up easily.

Every appliance and consumer electronics item should come with a wiring diagram and parts list. It shouldn't be a national secret.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:37 AM

Well said!

That is where I was on Friday, some asswipe removed the tech sheet from a Kitchenaid dishwasher. It sure makes diagnosis more difficult.

I prefer the Whirlpool units to the Kitchenaid models. It seems that more of the Kitchenaids' have some screwed up design problem. Also, they just have too many extra parts and features to cause problems. I find a lot of Kitchenaids that have errors in the wiring diagrams. That's a colossal blunder in my book.

All my appliances are Whirlpools, some with the Kenmore name on them.

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