Whirlpool - Poor Quality Appliances
Whirlpool Gold Side by Side Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Stove and Microwave Hood - Complaint
MIDLOTHIAN, ILLINOIS -- I purchased a new home and then purchased 4 appliances, all Whirlpool Gold. In less than a year the stove electronic ignition and the microwave hood keypad went out. Since they were under warranty, a repairman replaced a bunch of parts and now they are working fine.
One month after the refrigerator was out of warranty, the water line to the icecube maker split about an inch and a half and water would spew out onto the hardwood floor under the unit. We were on vacation for all that month and didn't see any damage until one day there was a puddle in front of the refrigerator. When we pulled it out we saw that the floor was ruined under the unit, the cabinet next to it black with mold and of course, the line had to be replaced.
Whirlpool wasn't interested in the fact that the refrigerator had probably still been under warranty when the split occurred, only that we hadn't reported it before the warranty expired. Next to go was the water seal that goes on the inside of the door of the diswasher. I was running it about a month after the refrigerator debacle and water came spewing out of the side. The seal had come out and nothing was stopping the water from exiting out the side of the door. That's 4 for 4 in less than 15 months.
I will never buy a Whirlpool product again. That also goes for Maytag since I understand Maytag is made by Whirlpool. If this is American made product, let me please by Japanese. Couldn't be any worse.