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Offline bathgate

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Whirlpool should just stick to making fridges
« on: July 02, 2007, 10:48:47 PM »
got a whirlpool water and its been nothing but trouble
i thought it was just me but look

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/whirlpool_water_heaters.html

its just crazy
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Re: Whirlpool should just stick to making fridges
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2007, 11:01:20 PM »
Welcome,

 Wow, that is something.
What kind of trouble have you had?
How old is your water heater?

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Re: Whirlpool should just stick to making fridges
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 12:38:39 AM »
Welcome,

 Wow, that is something.
What kind of trouble have you had?
How old is your water heater?



Brand new .. house it brand new also check out the link in the first post its the thermocouple it lasts for like a year and then once it goes out thats when the fun begins ..... and are water heater is in the tightest spot .... but its no fun having no hot water ...
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Re: Whirlpool should just stick to making fridges
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007, 06:23:25 AM »
That stinks, are you going to just replace the water heat then with a different brand?

We don't sell water heaters so I don't really do much work on them.
I end up replacing the one at my house about every 4-5 years because the tanks rust out and leak.

Ours is in the basement and easy to get to.

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Re: Whirlpool should just stick to making fridges
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007, 04:30:38 PM »
our is in the laundry room its just a pain to have to replace the thermocouple every 4 to 6 months .......... and the only place to get it is at Lowes .......... you would think that an appliance would last at least 10 to 15 years .....

as far a replacing it thats in the future as for now just going to have to deal with it but i will stay far away from whirlpool water heaters and just stick to there other products
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Re: Whirlpool should just stick to making fridges
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007, 05:48:35 PM »
I will have to check out the whirlpool water heaters next time I am at a Lowes store. Then I can say that I have seen one.

There water heaters must be a different line then there appliances. I have alway's been happy with there appliances. I have been doing factory authorized service for Whirlpool for 20+ years now. They make some nice stuff.

I am sure you have looked around, but maybe you could post the part number of that thermo coupler and I could do some research on it. Maybe find another source for you to get them from.

Would be great to if could snap a photo of it or a old one you have around. Then use the "Additional Options" to download the image into your next post.

I would be interested to see what they look like. You would think that someone other then Lowes would have these.

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Re: Whirlpool should just stick to making fridges
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2007, 06:35:54 PM »
I dont have a camera but its the one with the flame lock



they are at lowes you cant miss em
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Re: Whirlpool should just stick to making fridges
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007, 08:23:56 AM »
Will check them out next time.

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Re: Whirlpool should just stick to making fridges
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 12:33:44 PM »
Not trying to defend whirlpool but I don't think they make there own. I have one as well and it is made by American Standard in Johnson City Tn. They make for other companies as well and put the stickers on them for which ever company they are making them for.

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