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Old 2013-09-07, 12:24 PM
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Good article. Not surprised that Whirlpool is the only manufacturer mentioned in the article. I've had my fair share of problems with a washer. I'm ready to toss a 6 year old machine.

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Ya it is somewhat off putting.

I bought $10K of Maytag 10 years ago. Glad I got the extended warranty as it paid for itself within 3 years. Every appliance was serviced at least once.

My fridge, now out of warranty, I've had all the major components replaced on it except for the compressor. Once that happens, I buy a new fridge.

I still have the original stove that came with my current house, it's about 30+ years old. Works great.
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I will avoid anything Whirlpool like the plague now.
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I will avoid anything Whirlpool like the plague now.
That means according to Wikipedia, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Gladiator GarageWorks, Inglis, Estate, Brastemp, Bauknecht and Consul.

Won't be easy. But I'm not painting the entire company with the same brush. I just know that stuff ain't built like it used to be.
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"disposible" is not just appliances it is everything and anything....
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Planned obsolescence.

Especially with more and more electronic parts and cheaper bits in our appliances...

http://www.worldcrunch.com/tech-scie...ances/c4s9796/
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That means according to Wikipedia, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Gladiator GarageWorks, Inglis, Estate, Brastemp, Bauknecht and Consul.

Won't be easy. But I'm not painting the entire company with the same brush. I just know that stuff ain't built like it used to be.
ohh I know. Whirlpool is large. But it's not that hard to avoid them. There's always GE, Frigidaire (Electrolux) and the Korean brands, Saumsung, LG.
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ohh I know. Whirlpool is large. But it's not that hard to avoid them. There's always GE, Frigidaire (Electrolux) and the Korean brands, Saumsung, LG.
I am more than willing to say that Electrolux is just as disposable. After spending nearly 4 grand on my fridge 3 years ago it has had the ice maker fixed a total of 7 times now. The 8th will be this Saturday. If that doesn't work they have promised a new fridge (the third one). From what I now read on the net I am not alone with these problems. Good thing I bought an extended warranty because the repairs, including the first replacement fridge, have totaled over $7,500 so far!
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I guess we have been very lucky with our Kitchen Aid built in fridge/oven & gas cooktop, 6 years and going strong...(knock on wood lol) And my mom's 14 year old Whirlpool fridge is still working great & never broke down, go figure
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Ice maker is one thing that did not go wrong on my fridge. I'd be lost without it (but probably more sober
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