CROYDON SURREY, COLORADO -- We purchased a top of the range Whirlpool washing machine on the recommendation of our local shop. It was fine for 9 months then it went completely dead. They came to it and said they would have to order parts for it and would return in a week which they did. It worked fine for 1 day and has now stopped working again.
They are due to come out to it on Tuesday 3-05-10 and will almost certainly say they don't have the part in stock and will be back in another week. This will mean that the machine will have worked for 1 day in 4 weeks due to their problem of not stocking parts, this is not customer service but a way of saving money while inconveniencing customer to the max!
I call customer service who should change their name to lack of customer service and spoke to a ** there who was a fully qualified back room lawyer who would not help in anyway when I said the goods are not of merchantable quality. She said, "We don't have a contract with you!" Be warned, this company does not give a ** about customer service and I hope this note deters you from buying any product from Whirlpool. You have been warned. Whirlpool sucks.
Third control panel. Part # 8302967. Cost me $1200 total. See this for all of the others. Class Action Lawsuit... Emge & Associates is investigating gas and electric ovens manufactured by Whirlpool, including such popular brands as Whirlpool, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid and Maytag.
The firm is investigating reports that the electronic control panel on certain models is subject to failure after a limited number of uses of the appliances' "self-cleaning" setting. While most foods are cooked at temperatures reaching 375 degrees, the "self-cleaning" setting raises the interior oven temperature to 1,400 degrees. Due to defects in the design and or manufacturing, the electronics contained on many ranges are damaged by extremely high heat.
Repairs to damaged control panels typically cost in excess of $300 per replacement. If you have experienced failure of the control panel in your range after using the "self-cleaning" setting, you can join this investigation by contacting Emge & Associates at (800) 629-3409 or (619) 618-2974.
I own Whirlpool Double Wall Oven Model GBD307PDQ. This oven is horrible and Whirlpool customer care is arrogant and condescending. On three occasions (post warranty) the oven has shorted out in self clean mode and fried the thermal fuse and twice fried the entire microcomputer. On two of those instances, the self clean cycle came on automatically.
Upon research, I am apparently not the only customer who has had this exact problem with my $2000 double ovens. Other consumers with the exact model and related RBD models have had this same problem with self clean. Repair costs are now near $1000 when you add up all three service calls over the years.
The frustrating part is that Whirlpool is not a trustworthy and reliable company. They refuse to formally recognize this problem in spite of the thousands of consumers who have had this exact problem. Frankly this is a known defective product. They know of its flaws and quality issues. I am interested in joining or helping to begin a class action lawsuit for breach of warranty. Be sure to read reported problems with this model at www.consumeraffairs.com. Also send email to ** if you are interested in fighting this big corporation.
I have owned the RBD305PDB10 Whirlpool oven for almost nine years. The electronic control panel (part no 8302967) failed about three months ago. Since that time, I have been seeking to obtain a replacement control panel from Whirlpool. For various reasons unknown, the part has been on back order with a current expected availability date of 01/10/2010 but no guarantee from Whirlpool. I have learned several important lessons from Whirlpool in this process. I should have been satisfied. After all, my oven lasted almost nine years which is good for that product.
Whirlpool has no control over their suppliers and should not be expected to maintain inventory of all their parts for older products. This particular control panel (8302967) supports at least 30 models of Whirlpool, Kitchen aid, Roper and Kenmore products. Whirlpool will offer you a customer loyalty discount of 15% to 20% to purchase a replacement oven, cost about $1,200. The cost of replacing control panel averages around $350. This level of support from Whirlpool certainly encourages me to suggest that you look elsewhere before purchasing your next appliance.
PLANO, TEXAS -- On March 30, 2008 my husband and I purchased an Admiral electric dryer in Plano, Texas. We picked up the appliance on April 3, 2008 and transported it approximately 188 miles to a home we have bought in Seminole, OK. After much effort my husband had our brand new appliance connected and running. PROBLEM. The heating element never even got warm. We then had to disconnect this dryer and buy a new one. Then reload the dryer and return it to the Home Depot we had bought it from in Plano,Texas when we returned on April 6th.
The time and effort it cost us was uncalled for. When I purchase a new item and pay cash for it I expect it to run. My husband and I are senior citizens and this is a burden on us. Over the years I have purchased several Admiral items, but can assure you I will never fork over a dime of our hard-earned money to a company that is putting such poor quality merchandise on the market. Perhaps Admiral needs to check its quality control area and find out what your problem is. Signed ONE VERRRY UNHAPPY CUSTOMER.
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- We purchased a Whirlpool range in 2011. The day it was installed it did not work. They sent a repair tech to fix it. One year later, the same problem happened. They tried telling us it was actually a different part that went bad. Not true and it cost us $200 to fix it.
One year later, the same problem happens again. We again contact Whirlpool. Their answer was to sell us a $279 extended warranty plan. Great. The oven will stop working again as soon as the extended warranty expires then they will sell us another one. The extended warranty is more than the repair. This oven is a joke. Whirlpool is a joke. Do not buy Whirlpool products. They do not stand behind their products.
UNKNOWN -- I called Whirlpool to buy an extended warranty on my Jenn-Air refrigerator. I was honest with the customer service representative when she asked if there were any issues with the fridge (big mistakes, I know, honest people get done over every time). The doors need adjusting, I told her, but everything else is perfect. They said I could only buy a 5-year plan ($232) and they normally cover adjusting doors if they don't close properly but because I was honest and told them, they wouldn't cover them for me.
I could still buy the contract, they told me, but just for me (how special I am!) they wouldn't cover that service call if I requested it. If you do, they'll cover it. But not me because I was honest with them. I called 1-800-874-4698 and they transferred me to their extended warranty department. So here's the lesson folks: lie. What a shame that this is what this company does to good people like me.
We had a new refrigerator that worked two days, have now been waiting a week for them to get a repairman out to fix it. They still don't know when someone will be there to get it done. They don't call you back, you have to call everyday and check. I will never buy anything that is made by Whirlpool again. They just keep saying, "We are working on it, sorry for the problem." I asked them if we could have their refrigerator and of course they had no comment.
We also have a brand spanking new microwave with the vent hood and lights that do not work and there again no one to repair it. It never worked. Whirlpool products used to be good and their service was good, now I would not recommend anyone to buy a Whirlpool product. Forget trying to get warranty work done. I would give them a zero rating for their warranty work.
OAKLAND -- I got a letter from Whirlpool warranty service with False information. It stated that I have "the right to schedule no-cost in-home repairs, thanks to your warranty" and urged me to extend the original warranty. I say "No thanks" to your bogus warranty, Whirlpool! Even your original warranty doesn't deliver on its promised coverage.
The display on my Whirlpool Whispure 510 air purifier no longer worked properly so I called their warranty office because my unit was less than a year old and still under the original "warranty." Here's what happened: I would speak to someone in the coverage department then I would (supposedly) be transferred to another dept that would assist me. Instead, I would go through the SAME voice mail options I started with and end up where I started. I went through this countless times.
After I persisted and even read the terms of their own warranty back to them, I was told that I would need to send in my heavy unit for repairs at my own expense (after I received their repair form in 7-10 days). The point of all this is to alert folks to the Whirlpool warranty scam of promising repairs on a faulty product and then not delivering on it.
They count on people giving up in frustration if they ever do call for the repair service that is stated as covered in their warranty. Every person you speak with asks for your serial and model number and customer info before they send you off to voice mail options again. Don't they enter this information in their database? I'm calling the Better Business Bureau. Whirlpool warranty DOES NOT honor the terms of their own written agreement.
I purchased a Whirlpool water cooler D25. In less than a year it keeps freezing up. They will stand by the warranty and replace it if I ship it to California from Ohio. For the price of shipping I could just about buy a new one. This doesn't seem fair to me but the company will make out. Who would pay the price to ship if they could buy a new one for about the same price. I know it's not an expensive item, but when they set it up like this how can you trust them on a major purchase.