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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:52 PM
The part was in a generic bubble wrap bag. No GE logos on the bag. When the website said the past was OEM, I believed them. Maybe the price was too good to be true. Live and learn.
I had the same experience. They were lid switches for Whirlpool D/D washers. They didn't work. When installed, they would allow the machine to spin, but would not stop the motor when the lid was raised. Had anyone gotten hurt from using the machine left that way (she had kids in the house) that would have been a major liability lawsuit against me. Luckily, I caught the problem because I always check my work and replaced that switch with the genuine FSP part from RepairClinic.
As far as I'm concerned, the way they're marketing parts on Amazon is fraudulent - they're representing these parts to genuine OEM and they are just junk Chinese knock-offs. They were selling under some other name when I bought from them a while back but it shipped from that same outfit that Brother Reg linked to. BTW, good detective work, Reg! I think it says something, too, that they keep changing their name on Amazon.
....(changing response in that post to "no...I no of no other parts houses better than the one you use....majesty")
Great story, Brother Durham! I would just point out, though, that the samurai, as a class, were not royalty but were employed by the Japanese equivalent of royalty. As such, the samurai were just working stiffs who used specific tools, in their case, to kill people and break things, in my case, to help people and fix things. Here at Appliantology, I see myself as more of an enabler or facilitator, rather than a king or leader. My job is to keep the place open and running so that others may come and commune, partaking in and contributing to the accumulated Appliantological wisdom that we all help build.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:21 PM
They may have considered themselves working class, but whose to say the samurai class doesn't have some viking dna. Leif, Eric and the boys did quite a bit of raping and pillaging and the vikings are known to have been the first Europeans to visit Japan.
Although there are countless differences between the samurai class and viking/western royalty, with all those sharp swords and axes around, there is one similarity that is pertinent and would give me pause. Namely the ease and gusto in which they both could utter...."off with his head!"
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:37 AM
Samurai, I've ran into those aftermarket Whirlpool lid switches, (got them by mistake from Universal when I ordered what was suppose to be genuine OEM part), and had the same problem with the first one I installed.
I found the problem to be two little additional tabs of plastic just above where the screw holes are that would hold the switch cocked downward so that when the lid was raised the activator flag hit the cabinet top before it could open the switch contacts. I cut the little nubs of plastic off and it mounted and worked correctly.
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