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From: Chrysantha
Date: 04-18-2006, 10:50 PM (1 of 6)
against Whirlpool/Kenmore for those wonderful Calypso washers. If you didn't get a notice. Google class action lawsuits against the washers and you can download the form.

I have the misfortune of owning one. (and yes I still have it. It's taking up space in my garage. Unused along with it's dryer friend, since last yr. When I got tired of the repair bills after #6 for the washer and #5 for the dryer.)
I was glad to see the notice in the wonder I couldn't sell it or even GIVE it away...and believe me I tried....if GoodWill won't take it, you KNOW somethings wrong. I would like to think they'll pay for the one I bought last yr....maybe if I'm luckier than I am at winning the lottery... :wink:
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From: paroper
Date: 04-20-2006, 11:53 AM (2 of 6)
I am soooo sorry for your problems! I had a Kenmore washer and dryer several years ago that didn't work either. It took me two years to get it to a point that it worked...and by then I was so tired of messing with Sears, their repair men, etc that I got rid of it and replaced it with a Maytag. Now I have this Duet set. It works but it is barely 2 years old and I've had the pump, two circuit boards and the handle replaced on the washer. I don't think that it is going to hold up. I'm already kicking myself because I should have just bought another Maytag!

Between the problems with the washer and dryer and Sears breaking my sewing machine, I stopped doing business with them years ago!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: plrlegal
Date: 04-20-2006, 03:33 PM (3 of 6)
I have a Kenmore dryer that is barely a year old (just old enough for the warranty to have expired on it) and the timer runs backwards. You think your clothes should be dry, you go check and they're still wet because the timer ran backwards and shut it off. I hauled off and kicked it the other night. DH yelled at me for putting a dent in it but I don't really care because it's totally worthless and now it's going to cost us $100 just for the stupid timer to fix it. I thought I wanted a Maytag but GE just bought Maytag so I think I'll steer clear of them also. Although the GE washer we have is about 15 years old at least and is just now beginning to make strange noises.

I think it's a toss up these days when buying appliances as to whether they'll last for more than a year or not.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: Sewhappie
Date: 04-24-2006, 02:27 PM (4 of 6)
My Niece had just bought a new washer and dryer from Sears a few years back, They brought them to her house and put them in the basement and left. They where suppose to hook everything up for her and they didn't!!!! She called and comlaoined about it, so back they came to hook everything up, she went to put a load in the washer right after they left and her basement flooded!!!! They didn't hook up the washer correctly and her new car[et that they had just laid in the rec room was ruined!!!! Needless to say that they don't do anything with Sears now either.
User: Sewhappie
Member since: 10-27-2001
Total posts: 1427
From: Lise
Date: 04-24-2006, 03:57 PM (5 of 6)
When my 18 year old Frigidaire washer died I bought a Whirlpool from Sears. Delivery and installation was $50. I found out a day later that it didn't work - dead as a doornail. Sears sent a repair man who couldn't fix it so it was returned. I then bought an Inglis from a small independent dealer. It cost less, there was no delivery charge and the installers checked tht it was working before they left. Needless to say I would not purchase anything from Sears again !
Lisde :Canada:
User: Lise
Member since: 07-24-2000
Total posts: 231
From: esrun3
Date: 04-24-2006, 06:45 PM (6 of 6)
I don't shop at Sears either except for tools. Never had a problem with their power tools but bought a floor stock fridge one time-it was in perfect shape on the floor, when it arrived it wasn't! Put up a big fuss about it and they replaced it with a new one! Had to replace my Sears dryer after a couple of years and have my washer from them fixed twice in the first 2 years. It's too bad their quality has gotten so bad over the years, they used to be fairly good, my first sewing machine from Sears lasted me about 15 years with minimal maintenance.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
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