CHICO, CALIFORNIA -- I purchased a Whirlpool stove with a Schott Ceran cooktop, grey in color. I was flipping houses and the house was vacant so the stove was not used for quite a while. The house didn't sell so I moved in. NI don't cool so again the stove was not used.
I married in 2006 and my husband cooks so we started to use the stove. Immediately we discovered the stove burns black from the underside of the stove top. The whole underside of each burner (used to be grey) is now spotted with large black burn spots showing from the underside. When I complained to Whirlpool they offered to send me a new top at 1/2 the cost. The top is obviously defective and should be replaced at their cost. They have refused a couple of times to replace it. The top of my grey cook top is so ugly with big black spots on each burner. I will never buy another Whirlpool product again since they do no stand behind their products.
LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK -- I purchased a smooth/ceramic top stove top. I've had one before and loved it. The Whirlpool is the worst to try and clean. Yup, I said clean. This should be the easiest stove top to clean (as was my last one). There is something stuck to the top of one of the burners and it will not come off. I have tried: stripping material, steel wool that of course after I tried the conventional single edged razor, Whirlpool cook top cleaner (to the tune of $25.00) - nothing works.
When I called customer service the girl told me this was the only thing she could recommend. When I try to clean the rest of the cook top I have to use a cook top cleaner, window cleaner then a lint free towel. Seriously? Why is this top so difficult to clean? I will never buy Whirlpool again. Never.
CALGARY -- Purchased my wonderful $1300 Maytag Range (model MER587QCW) in 2005. In October 2007, I put my supper in the oven to cook and went out for a couple of hours. Came home not to the smell of our supper cooking but to some awful burning smell. Seems the connection of the large wire to the terminal block had not been pushed in properly when it left the factory and over the years was slowly burning away. The wire had burned all the way through so both my oven & stove would not work. So since we were out of warranty and it was only going to be $100 to fix, we called in the service guy thinking we might get another couple of years out of it - WRONG!!!!
Feb 2008, turned the oven on to 400F, checked on it 20 min later (because that's how long this Maytag oven takes to heat up) and the temp was only at 170F. So I got out my reliable 10 year old crock pot from RIVAL and cooked our meal in that. Now it was time to deal with Maytag (owned by Whirlpool Canada) who, as we all now know, could care less about the quality of the products they produce and after visiting this website I know why they couldn't do anything for me - because they would be bankrupt if they had to do something for free for all their products that failed at less than 3 years old.
The Ironic part of this story: the stove I was getting rid of (which was only 4 yrs old and had only cost $700) had also had electrical problems. When I turned on the stove burner knobs, you could hear a strange sizzling behind the panel. My husband was tired of replacing the knobs over the years and was concerned about it being a fire hazard - guess who had made this stove - WHIRLPOOL!!! Maytag is owned by Whirlpool and had I known this I never would have bought one!!! It was also very disheartening that I had decided to put out the extra money to buy a good stove and end up with a Maytag lemon.
Lesson Learned: buy a cheap stove because they probably last longer and if they don't, toss them and buy another!! Like I said, I still have my 10 year old $40 RIVAL crock pot and $150 8 yr old Delonghi counter convection oven which are still going strong.
My Maytag Washer Story: My mother, sister and myself all bought Maytag washers within a year of each other in 2004. After about a year my washer started to make a strange grinding noise however if I slam the lid hard enough it goes away most times for the rest of the cycle. My mother's washer sounds like a tank when it runs and my sister's also has problems with the wash/spin cycle. None of us will ever buy another Maytag/Whirpool product and neither will our children and their children! MAYTAG IS NO LONGER THE TOYOTA OF APPLIANCES - SAD TO SAY THOSE DAYS ARE GONE!!!
Our 2004 yr. gas range stopped working and shows tan error code of EO F2. I used the contact info given on my owners manual to call. I received an automated service which gave me a time, confirmation number and name of service company that would respond. The day before their appointment, I located them in the phone book to confirm, since I never had heard from them. They had no knowledge of me and definitely no service man in my area at that time. After a long discussion of my problem, I was told that the part needed was going to cost over $600.00 and maybe another $250.00 on another part, PLUS the service charge of $180.00 min.
NOW my repairs are worth more than the TOTAL amt. paid for the RANGE - $969.00. These are all plug in panels. Now they are worth more than half the cost of the entire product. I canceled my service call and have gone online to locate these parts. In the lowest amount found for replacement parts was $433.34 for the control panel and $182.14 for a spark module. This is much better than the price quoted me by my friendly Whirlpool service dealer representing the Whirlpool Company. BUT.. BUT.. most of all, these are highly inflated values created and controlled by Whirlpool because they are specific to their product.
Reviewing all their electronic parts cost list I saw a simple fuse (common in automobiles for $0.50 each with hook up wire attached) for $60.00 each. HOW MUCH MARK UP IS NEEDED!!!! I now see that WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCE now has a lasting and reliable product but also is raping the customers they have to keep their products operating. I did not buy the extended warranty at the time of purchase but believed Whirlpool to be a reliable company with a good product that lasts. (At least more than 5 years, for god's sake.)
NOW I am stuck with a repair that is telling me I have a 400 lb. throwaway product, "A LUMBERING STAINLESS STEEL PIECE OF CRAP." A $50.00 circuit board sold for $600.00 from Whirlpool makes me take my range to the dump and find a new one. MY QUESTION IS "will this comment help me or any one?" If not, I will follow up with letters to all consumer agencies, letters to the editor and all people I know to NEVER, NEVER BUY WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES. AMERICAN GREED AND DISHONESTY.
I want explanations and my range to be of the value I paid for and WHIRLPOOL to stand behind their products and give a working man a break. THANK YOU ALL WHO ARE CONCERNED.
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- I purchased a Whirlpool electric range and refrigerator in Nov. 2009 for a condo that I own near Charleston, SC. I bought them over the phone at Lowe's and had someone pick them up and install them for me. When I arrived in Dec. I noticed that pans would not sit level on the range burners and also that the refrigerator was making a loud vibrating noise. I tried to level the stove but the leveling pads/legs would not adjust the stove properly. I endured it for the week and notified my maintenance man of the problem. He also tried to level the stove and quiet the refrigerator without success on either. I had complaints from my short-term vacation renters on both problems.
When I last visited the condo in May of 2011 I tried again to level the stove and finally ended up putting wood blocks under the legs to level it as well as I could. The pans were still not level. I then noticed that ALL 4 BURNERS WERE WARPED! I took them to Lowe's and they agreed that I had a problem with warped burners and encouraged me to contact Whirlpool. (I did the best that I could with the noisy refrigerator by wedging a thin piece of wood in a plastic support structure in the back of the freezer compartment. It helped but did not stop the noise completely. It is still very irritating.)
I did contact Whirlpool but since it had been over 1 year since I bought the appliances they told me that they would not do anything to help me. They offered to sell me new burners for $197+ which included shipping. This was about half of the original cost of the range. I asked if they would, at least, give me a break on the replacement cost of the burners since I had an unusual situation and that one defective part on the stove prevented me from discovering the defective burners within the warranty period. They were very firm in letting me know "your appliances are beyond the warranty period. We are sorry but we cannot help you."
It was an obvious problem caused by defective burners and yet they would DO NOTHING to help remedy their mistake, not even drop the price on replacement burners. I did buy them on eBay for $34.49 which included shipping. This compared to their price of $197+. Something seems definitely wrong here. I will never buy Whirlpool/Maytag/Frigidaire products again and I would encourage others to do the same. I am grateful for this website so that these companies with such a lack of integrity can be exposed. Thank you.
Whirlpool 30 inch smooth surface drop-in electric range (color: stainless steel), model #: WDE350LVS. This product was purchased from LOWE'S and the control panel went out within a month. I called Lowe's and they said to call Whirlpool.
Within a years this control panel has gone out 6 times. The control panel has been replaced twice and the other 4 times the technicians did something with the wiring. Two different technicians have worked on it and they both say that I should request Whirlpool to replace it because this particular oven has had wiring problems.
Whirlpool just gives me the run around and say that they will repair it. The control panel is currently out. You can use the top burners, but not the oven. Whirlpool stresses QUALITY but they don't back it. You can go to the LOWE'S website and read reviews on this oven. It's expensive and you would think they would back their product. Also, the time has always reset to 1200 when you use the oven part. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!
I bought this model range Aug 2010. I always buy Whirlpool products and have been happy with them. I had a ceramic top stove before this one and loved it. This one, however, is horrible. The ceramic top is impossible to keep clean. I clean before and after use. Grease, etc. sticks and you have to clean several times before it comes off.
The accubake is not very accurate. Everything gets done way too quick. Cakes burn on the bottom and are undercooked in the middle. I bake from scratch and use cake mixes and both bake the same way. Cookies burn. Chicken, etc. is overdone. The steam clean is a waste of time. It does nothing!! I would not recommend this stove. Keep looking and try another brand. I wish I had.
This gas range/stove is part stainless steel and a black porcelain enamel cooktop with 5 burners, model number: WFG374LVS1. I bought this gas range/stove in Lowe's for a total of $729.71 on 10/26/2010. My main complaint with this gas range is the cleaning of the cooktop, gas burner caps, grills and pan. It has been very frustrating in keeping this stove clean. I have all the proper cleaning equipment/supplies as recommended by the manufacturer. The burner caps have spots on them that look like discoloration. The base of the burner looks like it is burned.
The cooktop itself has scratches or "things" that look exactly like scratches. It has "water spots" or something similar to water spots that do not come out. I have tried everything but it leaves a white streak all over the stove once you applied the Whirlpool appliance cleaner. It is very hard to get rid of the white streaks. I used their microfiber cloth and it takes about 15-25 minutes to get rid of the white marks/streaks. I contacted the manufacturer and was told that there is nothing that they can do and then prior to calling they had sent me an email telling me how to clean the stove. I already have the manual that shows you how to clean the stove.
I had another gas stove prior to this for almost 15 years and I never spent that much time cleaning it. I also did not have the problems above. The only problem I had was that some of the paint had come off and the gas needed to be calibrated!!
I recently bought a Whirlpool Glass Top stove without doing my usual research (except to know that Whirlpool is usually a good brand), which has turned out to be a huge mistake. So I want others to know about this stove. Because the top is shiny, it shows the slightest scratch and it scratches pretty easily. Also, it is extremely difficult to clean. Even using a designated cleaner for glass stove tops, I have to apply it 3 or 4 times on some stains and then use all my strength to scrub it for it to come off. Also, the glass top cleaners are toxic and my lungs hurt after I use them (I have weak lungs).
The other thing about this model is that while the oven is on, the digital clock reverts to only showing the temperature of the oven. We use the oven clock to tell the time for baking, but we have to push a button that says clock to see the time and then it automatically switches back to displaying the baking temperature, which we already know because we set it. I have called Whirlpool and they said nothing can be done about that. Also, I called them to see how much it would cost to replace this cooktop and the cost is $305 plus tax, shipping and handling, which is not cost efficient. I am getting a used stove to replace this new stove.
When you go to buy a stove, I do not recommend this glass top. That does not say anything about Whirlpool's reliability, since I have only had the stove for almost 3 month.