Consistently Poor Products From Whirlpool
Whirlpool Gold Electric Range & Top-loading Washer - Complaint
I have to warn others.
My Whirlpool top-loading washer sheet metal housing began severely rusting within a few years after it was purchased (dropping large rust flakes into wash barrel), and then the water stopped draining altogether (required service call). It was not that old. Now the control panel on my six-year-old Whirlpool gold range is poorly functioning (off button will not work, other buttons intermittently work). Looks like I'll have to call out a repairman, after the holidays, for what appears to be a faulty control panel, which sounds expensive. In the meantime we have no reliable oven control. Turning the breaker switch off/on will clear the commands, but its hard on my wife. I believe appliances should last longer with normal use (only three persons in our household) or at least they used to, and I chose Whirlpool as a reputable maker. I will definitely consider any other brand other than Whirlpool in the future - and avoid other brand names if made by the same manufacturer.