From: Andrew White
Subject: Re: Which appliance brands give the best warranty service?
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Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 18:58:09 -0500
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firstname.lastname@example.org (larrymoencurly) wrote:
>I'm going to buy a chest freezer and would like to know which
>appliance brands provide the best warranty service.
>I'm not interested in which brands are the most reliable because
>almost all freezers are actually made by just two companies, Woods and
>Frigidaire, unless made in China, regardless of what brand name is
>listed on the appliance. I prefer a brand that uses Woods because of
>their ten-year sealed system warranty.
>I'm worried about quality of service because I've read things like
>Maytag not requiring sealed systems to be pumped down to a vacuum
>when something like the compressor is changed, just flushed with
>Freon, which can't be good for service life. I'd like to know if any
>other companies have similar lax standards so I can avoid them.
You obviously already know a lot more about this topic than anyone in
this group, why are you posting this question? You must realize that
it's impossible to get ANY kind of reliable information on warranty
service from such a small sample of people and for such an obscure
appliance as chest freezer, don't you? Plus, chest freezers fail very
rarely, especially under warranty. So, at best, you'd get one or two
relevant replies from the readers in these groups. Are you really
going to make a buying decision based on this???
So you've heard that Maytag is not good, then get Sears or Whirlpool.
The chances that you will need warranty service during the short
warranty offered by any manufacturer is too minuscule to be worried
about its quality.