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Broken Dyer Scam........................
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Rating: 1/51
I purchased their service and in 3 weeks time my dryer broke. I called them up and I paid $60 for the service tech (agreed price with the contract).
Local tech comes and starts the dryer and concludes broken exhaust fan.3 days later no response, so I call up the company and they say they are waiting for report from tech. After another 2 days of waiting they say that the problem was a pre-existing condition and will not be covered.

I canceled my contract right away....but I am afraid of this crooks having my credit card number. I called Sears the next day and asked them for a protection plan and they came home and fixed the dryer in 10 minutes...
2 weeks of talking on the phone with no results....that's what Total Protect is about.

This company is a scam...I did not due my due diligence of researching reviews.. I am not surprised they don't have any good reviews. They will find a way to steal your hard earned money.
     
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Dishwasher Went Down 12/23/13, Still Has Not Been Fixed to Date
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LONDON, KENTUCKY -- Dishwasher went down on 12/23/13, called Total Protect show sent someone out 5 days later. They ordered parts and came back after Christmas to install parts which they determined to be wrong, again ordered more parts. On January 5, came back with more parts this time the tech putting parts on dishwasher ripped a whole in one of the parts by accident and they again had to order another part. January 11, brought yet another part which they determined to be wrong and took out dishwasher to take to parts dept or see if they could determined what part was needed. Tech called and said that they could not determine what part was needed that part was no longer available. Tech says he called Total Protect and requested that dishwasher be replaced but when I talked with them they stated that they were again trying to get another part. I told them I wanted my dishwasher replaced if it could not be repaired and they said they could not do that at this time as their review team had to look at all the info. I asked them why anyone needed to look at anything if part could not be found that obviously it would have to be replaced. Total protect said they would call me in 24 hrs to give me an answer as to what their next step would be, I told them they had better or I would be filing a lawsuit against them. I am still waiting on their call and am in process of filing something through small claims court. I will be cancelling my policy to say the least, this company should be shut down they are nothing but a scam.
Company Response 02/05/2014:
Larry Herron, thank you for your feedback about Total Protect. We sincerely apologize that the wait time you experienced was not in keeping with your expectations. We want to assure you that your experience was not representative of our turnaround times for service. We are investigating the specifics of your situation and will contact you directly to address your concerns.
-- eRelations Specialist Total Protect
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Don't Get Home Warranty Scam
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I have had home warranty with them since 2006. They have fine print for everything. Their website is a fraud!!!!! Put the money you would pay them back. I am now out a furnace with no money to put a new one in. If I would have put back the money back I paid them I would not be living with space heaters. They jack up service run prices, I had company come out prior to making a claim and the normal service run was 40 dollars. After I placed a claim the service run went up to 75!!!! How does that work? Yesterday I was told I could not cancel my contract until I paid back 117 but today I was able to cancel it. It is one of the worse scams ever. Please please don't give this people your money! Have the money taken out and put into a savings. You will not benefit from a home warranty. They take money from people who want to do the right thing only to be left out in the cold.
     
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A Extremely Horrible Experience
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RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA -- I put in claims for several appliances and they refused to repair or replace any of the appliances. I spoke to them and asked them what their service does cover and asked them what is the use of having this coverage if they refuse to cover any appliances.The woman that I spoke to actually agreed with me. She told me she understood how I felt but it did not do me a bit of good.

I have had the coverage for years. They did fix the garbage disposal a couple of years ago which took all of 5 min and they put some kind of coolant in the air conditioner which also took less than 5 min, but I did pay 75 dollars both times which is probably what I would have paid had I not had the insurance or maybe less because I know of some very honest repair men who won't over charge.

This time I am so upset that I think B.B.B. I should report them so they can't rob anyone else.
Company Response 09/16/2013:
We would like to investigate and address the specifics of your situation to prevent this from happening again. Please send me an email at eRelations@TotalProtect.com and provide your name, property address and phone number with best time to contact you. We will report back to you as soon as possible with our findings.

– eRelations Specialist, TotalProtect Home Warranty
     
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Total Waste of Money!
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I have been without hot water for 1 week. The water heater was installed 4yrs ago and never worked right. It is not working at all and they tell me they are waiting for a work order. Iam so unhappy with them overall this is not the first problem I have had but as soon as this problem is resolved I will cancel its not worth the money and headache when you have to deal with them an their incompetent contractors. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!
Company Response 07/27/2012:
tcynthia215, We I sincerely apologize that the wait time you experienced was not in keeping with your expectations. We would be happy to look into the specifics of your situation and try to find a way to rectify it. Please send me an email at eRelations@TotalProtect.com and provide your contract number and/or name, property address and phone number with best time to contact you. We will investigate the situation and report back to you as soon as possible.

--eRelations Specialist TotalProtect Home Warranty
     
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Do yourself a HUGE favor. Stay Away from these scammers
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P.O. BOX 550247, FLORIDA -- This is far from a favorable review. I purchased this plan through Bank of America back in 2008. I did not need them until April of this year. My furnace was leaking CO2 into my house, so I called them. I did not get a reply for over one month. By then, it had warmed up, and I found that my central A/C was not working. I called again, and one week later they sent out a service man. He told me that there was a hole in my heat exchanger, but needed proof for the insurance company, and that he would be back the next day with a camera. I never heard from him again. I called and called and called, but got and am still getting a complete and utter run around about electrical wiring, and codes and more bullcrap. Everything they are saying is listed as covered in my contract. This was a GREAT company as long as they were taking money from my bank account every month. I have submitted a complaint to my state attorney generals office, and am fully prepared to sue in court if that does not produce any satisfaction for me and my family.
     
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A little patience goes a long way
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I have found this company about the same as other home warranty companies and have used them for almost 20 years. in the last year when I moved to CA and bought a new condo there was another company's warranty in place so I used them. they were OK, too, but for some strange reason didn't cover fridges. anyhow, now that the initial period is over I'm going back to Total protect because they have a plan which included preventative maintenance and because they were fine for 20 years.
over they years they have replaced a side by side fridge, a dishwasher and a disposal. it all took patience and follow through on my part, but it got done. Financially, I might have been just as well off not to pay them annually and just do pay as I go. I really don't know.
     
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Rip Off
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I also have found this company to be a BIG RIP OFF. I have been trying since May 17, 2010 to a happy response from this no good company. I had to pay a $75 deductible for a local company to come out to check my air conditioner. The motor was running hot and the guy turned the thing off from the outside. With him doing that, then I had absolutely no air circulating in my home. I was informed then that unit could not be repaired. So I call Total Protect to see when they would get my system replaced. It has been down hill from then. I have made several call and spoke to numerous people without getting anywhere. Everybody want to say I'm sorry you're having this problem" but nobody was was trying to help fix the problem. I spoke to a couple of people who told me that they will pay $700 toward the repair of my 3 ton a/c unit and my part would be in excess of $1200. I told them they were really stupid to come up with such thoughtless plan. I then asked what was the purpose of having the warranty plan.
I will be following up with the BBB and seeking legal action tomorrow.
This company along with the alias they go under should be shut down so they are not able to misled others.
Let's get the word out about these people and shut them DOWN!!!
     
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Do Not Sign Up For
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STAY AWAY...Do Not Buy Home Warranty Home Insurance from Total Protect, it is NOT worth its weight in paper. I paid for it for over 2 years and had a furnace problem 12/2 and they came but then when I had a furnace problem on 12/25 they didn't come because the 2nd furnace was not covered under "heating system", I would have to pay extra for the 2nd furnace to be covered, talk about being blind sided, who knew that when you insure your heating system that you must indicate System 1 & System 2, definitely not part of the sign up discussion!! It's like buying a set of 4 tires and finding out that only the right front is covered under the warranty. Definitely makes no sense that someone would cover only 1 furnace on their heating system, a heating system is a heating system!!!
     
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The worst company I have EVER dealt with
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My heat pump (furnace) has a cracked heat exchanger. It has not worked for two weeks while they have tried to band-aid fix it. The machine needs replacement since its 18 years old, we don't want to die from carbon monoxide poisoning! In their brochure/policy it states in no less than FOUR places that they will fix or replace the covered items. They told me that they would only give me $1000. for the furnace that the amount was capped and referred me to fine print. This company pretends they will replace your covered items in big bold print, it's nothing short of fraud. Their customer service is horrible, they hang up on you, they are rude and short. BEWARE of this company and their outright lies.
     
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