I worked on a refrigerator today that needs an ADC pt # W10135901 . That part at Marcone costs me $133.90 and retails for $233. Same part on sears website cost $58.74...WTH?
Parts and labor made this repair over $420, which now the customer is going to buy new despite my best efforts to sell the job. This is a sellable job at the Sears website cost, but their unreliability to ship parts on time led me away from them.
Oh, just so you know, Sears has now "fixed" the price on that ADC board.
The W10135901 is now going for $109, and the W10135900 is going for $119.
This is good news for Whirlpool!
My guess is the part is no longer made in Japan, but is now manufacturered on the USA. That tsunami that hit Japan a couple years ago completely wiped out Whirlpool's circuit board manufacturer, and they never went back into business. That's when all the circuit board price hikes and rebuilding kicked in. Core Centric rebuilds Whirlpool's boards. Also you couldn't get some boards, and other parts for a while, such as a certain ice maker, but now you can.