Maytag Gemini Shocking Gas Stove and Sears Repair Plan
Several months ago, I went to turn on the left back burner of my Maytag Gemini gas stove (purchased in 2006), and a blue bolt of electricity shot up, the burner started smoking, so I quickly unplugged it. I couldn't find the receipt, I didn't want to pay to repair it. Manually lit burners with lighter, and it cooked fine.
Then last week, Sears sent me a notice to renew my "service plan" on the stove. I called them, told them the situation, and the repairman came out.
He fixed the ignition on some burners, but said he couldn't on others, couldn't reach the screws (covered with grease) would have to take it apart, cost $600, the "corporation would never cover it, blah blah blah.
Issue 1-stove is sealed so moisture shouldn't hurt it. Little discs come off the burners and grease accumulates underneath. (Maytag Design Flaw). I had a Magic Chef for nearly 20 years, could lift top and clean underneath it, moisture never hurt it. If you cook, your stove is going to get moisture from washing and boiling liquids on top of it.
Sears' repair plan was not followed through upon. My igniter for the gas stove is not completely repaired. I will not renew the repair plan, but perhaps I deserve a refund since they are not completely honoring it.
Don't buy defective appliances at Sears, much less any maintenance plans.
I can still cook on the stove and light the fire with a long lighter. But we paid a lot for that P. O.S. and deserve better.
Not worth the expense of a lawsuit (maybe small claims court, perhaps).
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