Thumbs Down to Fisher Paykel Appliances
Two Drawer Dishwasher, Range Top, Double Oven
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- Almost from the time we purchased these products in 2007 there have been issues, one after the other. The top oven electronic sensor burnt out when we tried the self-clean function. We were told this is a common problem and best not to use it; we have not to date. Bottom oven convection element broke and needed replaced. Recently, the top oven just quit working. It starts to pre-heat but then it shuts off; however the oven light stays on??? The timer just shuts off too. Both ovens from day one have taken forever to pre-heat, we were told by repair service this is common also. Repair person did some type of adjustment and now instead of 30 to 40 minutes to pre-heat they takes 10 to 15 minutes to pre-heat.
Range top's middle burner the ceramic insulator cracked; we've been igniting with a lighter for the past 2 years. Burner's flame is either high or low no middle flame as there is supposed to be.
Dishwashers upper panels are prone to cracking as the repairman told us when he replaced the top one. He said it would probably happen to the lower one as well and it has; it's been like that for almost 3 years. (Not very nice looking). The pull down shelves on the inside sides of the dishwasher break at the hinges. The inside lettering wears off.
We do not have much good to say about these appliance, and since our warranty has been up we've been ignoring both the esthetics and malfunctioning issues. What prompted this writing is that they keep deteriorating with the latest being the top oven malfunction shut-off.