What can I add to this forum that hasn't been said about why GE appliances for your home are not a good buy? The GE spacemaker XL1400 microwave I bought June 2000--and used on average 5 times a week or less--had the warranted magnetron tube replaced in July of 2006 at a cost of $169--and today, the microwave blew something & isn't cooking--smells like it caught fire. (Even though a part might be under warranty, they sock it to you with the repair costs--almost the price of a new microwave to have them come look at the POJ!) My GE Profile TrClean dishwasher NEVER heated the water enough to get dishes clean--so I completely rinse them before I use the dishwasher. (Of course, the service techs said there was nothing they could do--and blamed it on my hot water heater even when I had a new HWH.) Finally, the GE clothes washer I bought in 1999 lasted 5 years and 1 month--that would be 1 month past the extended warranty I had purchased. (The transmission failed!? They charge you upwards of $65 just to come tell you their junk failed--again.) Where is all of this junk made--one wonders.
The kicker is that the GE appliance call phone number is "800-GE-CARES."