Sears Appliances - Energy Star means nothing works right
TENNESSEE -- We bought all our appliances at the local Sears and they were wonderful to us. However, the products don't work as well as my old 70's machines did. My dishwasher takes almost 3 hours, doesn't get the dishes clean and leaked all over the floor. Than I dealt with Repair and got lots of robo-calls. The time frame was 8 to 5. They'll call before they come. If you don't answer you have to re-schedule. Boy, were my dogs uncomfortable. And he couldn't find anything wrong with the machine.. The washing machine doesn't put in enough water for the amount of clothes so everything comes out dirty. The timer on it is off by about 15 to 20 minutes. The lid locks so I can't add another piece without fiddling with the whole system. You know in 50+ years, I have never thrown in the dog, the good China or one of the kids. I can probably be trusted with a door that doesn't lock. My dryer is no better. I can't select my wants for drying the clothes. I have to go by what the Techie in the lab wants. If I had these machines when I was raising a family and working full time I would never gotten near done with my house work. Too much interference with my time just to be able to say "They save energy." If The DW is so slow it has to reheat the water so many times, What is saved? If the clothes are in the machine for 90 minutes and are still dirty, how is that efficient? If I just want to fluff the rugs why must do it for 30 minutes when 10 would be fine. Energy saving for whom? Certainly not for me, the consumer. These machines make the job of keeping a house much harder, more time consuming and more aggravating than it was before "Energy Star" became the catch word for efficiency.