BOULDER -- The GE company makes shoddy products. This huge conglomerate got into the Finance business and forgot to make decent products or respect their consumers. My two GE refrigerators break down often. In one the ice maker stopped working after 3 years, and in the other the cooling system broke down just after the 5 year extended warranty. The megatron in my GE profit microwave also conked just after the 5 year extended warranty, and my washing machine has had to be repaired twice in the last 5 1/2 years. If these were occasional problems, one would understand but GE products seem to systematically fail. Buy a Samsung or an LG. There are more expensive (they used to be cheapies but look how these once third world companies now put Western companies to shame ) but in the end the higher costs are worth the cinital expense. GE's busies model almost seems to be make money from repairs and overpriced spare parts while baiting the consumer with seemingly discounted prices. They are a joke of a company which no pride in what they make. Just short-term thinkers aiming at making top management indecent income.