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az_repair_gal

Member Since 27 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2015 11:29 AM

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In Topic: Kitchen Aid KDTE704DSS1 install question - what the heck is this thing?

07 April 2015 - 11:32 AM

I can't view your jpg but I think it is a vent. Thank you for your replies. 


In Topic: Kitchen Aid KDTE704DSS1 install question - what the heck is this thing?

06 April 2015 - 03:53 PM

No, that's not it. It is flat black plastic - not corrugated.  About 2.25" long and 1/2" wide.   And I don't have a button to add attachments...

 


In Topic: Kitchen Aid Dishwasher KUDE70FX leak at diverter motor - known issue?

28 February 2015 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for the comments and advice - hugely helpful!  After I posted this, I found out the dishwasher is still under extended warranty through Lowe's (I bought a 4-year EPP, but it's really a 5-year because it kicked in when the KA warranty ended).  Lowe's is sending a tech on Monday to give a 'second opinion' regarding whether it should be repaired or replaced.  With all of the rust and soap residue underneath and corrosion to the electrical parts, I certainly hope they agree.  

 

The damage to my home is covered by homeowner's (minus the $1K deductible).  Allstate wants to collect the unit and go after KA for their out of pocket and my deductible.  I'm thinking the info you've given me on similar issues and pump redesign might help them to do that. I would call KA directly but I'm pretty sure that Lowe's will be partnering with them on the repair or replacement.  

 

Will post a follow-up when this is resolved.  Thank you again, Masters  and Grand Masters - you are the best!  


In Topic: Whirlpool LA9200W Washer On Last Legs - Seeking Replacement Advice

23 July 2012 - 07:51 PM

@Scottthewolf - LG employs on all continents - including North America (LG Electronics Alabama employs ~900 workers).

I sense that you have a personal investment in this issue. I am familiar with Whirlpool's battle with Korean competitors, and I agree - up to a point. I am opposed to outsourcing and "work visa" hiring that directly impacts domestic employment. This, however, is a trade issue. The U.S. benefits from trade relations with other countries; in order to be able to export our products, we must also allow imports. Did you know that Whirlpool exports 12% of its products to other countries? That they have manufacturing plants in Mexico, China, Russia, India, and Poland? Whirlpool won duties on South Korean and Mexican refrigerators in the very same month last year that they shut down an Arkansas refrigerator plant and moved production to Mexico. So I am not sure that I feel much sympathy for Whirlpool, the outsourcer. And, I'm also not convinced - based on Whirlpool's track record - that buying the Cabrios made in Clyde, Ohio will in any way help those workers to keep their jobs. No matter how many washers are sold, Whirlpool will ultimately move manufacturing wherever it is cheapest and most expedient. It would not surprise me in the least if at some point the company moves production of its washers to Korea. How would that be for irony?

But this is a laundry repair forum... not a political forum. I sought purchase advice based solely on features and ease of repair. If the Cabrio had received better ratings from CR and consumers than its Korean counterparts, then that is what I would be buying. Bottom line: if Whirlpool wants to compete in a global economy, the company should spend less time and money lobbying the Feds and invest more of its resources in making a quiet, reliable product that Americans want to buy. JMO

In Topic: Whirlpool LA9200W Washer On Last Legs - Seeking Replacement Advice

22 July 2012 - 05:22 PM

Thank you all for your feedback. I think we've settled on the LG toploader - WT5170HW and electric dryer - DLEX5170W. Searching for the best price... and still dithering on whether to purchase the extended warranty. Seems pricey to me (~$500 for 4 years), but I have no idea what LG parts cost. Could be a total waste of money, but on the other hand it could be a screamin' deal if something major goes wrong.


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