OK, in a nutshell, these new grandiose designs that today's appliance engineers dream is starting to suck.
Today I had to take an entire stainless steel outer door panel off a KitchenAid built in side by side refrigerator just to replace an ice dispenser door. How nice of the engineers to hide all the dispenser screws under the door panel.
And what the hell is with all these freakin icemakers stuffed in the freezer doors? Does that really give the customer that much freakin room by stuffing the icemaker and the bin in the door?
GE now has a one piece door on a dishwasher, if there is a problem with the dispenser or the touchpad, tough luck, you have to replace the entire door. The electronic control on this lovely GE dishwasher is now stuffed underneath the dishwasher hidden under the frame of the unit.you have to pull the door off it's hinges to make enough room to take the electronic control out or pull the whole dishwasher out.
Also gotta love every top load washing machine is now front serviceable BUT the Whirlpool brands, tough luck, you gotta crawl underneath the machine and on the Cabrio's get behind them to change the drain pump.
Also gotta love Whirlpool using the one time use hose clamps on the new dishwashers, the hose clamps are so bad, they let go on their own, now Whirlpool has a rework, funny how they save 5 cents per dishwasher on the one time use hose clamp now costs them a $70 rework. They are also using that one time use hose clamp on the new front load washers, so now everytime you replace a drain pump on those washers you have to change the hose clamp. That's thinking Whirlpool.
Also, I would like to know why Whirlpool is making a ton of electronic controls NLA after only 5 to 10 years. Like everybody will just go buy a new appliance.
OK, end of rant for now.