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!