Sears - Avoid the 14' Kenmore Upright Freezer
Freezer Does Not Freeze. - Complaint
CLEVELAND, OHIO -- Freezer purchased 6/27/12 stopped freezing Wednesday, 8/19/12; Sears was called that day, earliest appointment offered 9/6/12. The customer service representative was very inept. After giving her the model number (the owner's manual contained two model numbers) and my purchase information, she was unable to locate any Kenmore Freezers meeting my specifications. Her advice: keep the unit plug in, leave the meat in place for the repairman to see, and be patient.
A second call two days later to Sears offered this sage advice: don't refreeze the meat. Over $700.00 worth of meat (beef, pork, & poultry) was disposed. Several further phones to Sears for an earlier repair appointment were unsuccessful. It will be two weeks this Wednesday (9/5) since I contacted Sears. I unplugged the unit; removed the freezer's contents, and am staring at a $500+ freezer that does not operate!
I am requesting a full refund of the purchase price of the freezer and of the freezer's contents. Sears stated they cannot guarantee the freezer will properly operate after the upcoming 9/6/12 repair appointment and will only compensate me up to $250.00 for the freezer’s contents. I was further advised by Sears that under the Master Purchase Agreement only after 5 unsuccessful attempts to fix the freezer have occurred, will a replacement appliance be offered.
I am certainly not going to trust that if the present freezer is fixed on 9/6/12, it will work correctly in the future; or be forced to dispose of more food if it stops working, while working two weeks for future service calls. This experience has been financially frustrating!