The other day I took Granny into Sears to git a new telephone. The phones are right there in the appliance and tv section. As I was waiting for Granny to decide which phone she wanted I took a look at some of the newer stuff they had on display. Keep in mind I have been monitoring this and several boards about appliance woes for years. So each time the salesman showed me a machine I would ask them is this or that problem had ever been resolved or would they have a newer improved cheaper electronics etc. I could tell I was getting on the big guys nerves but I kept poking fun at the little sales lady they had on the floor.
I told her I would like a washer but I would prefer one with a transmission in it.
She assured me every one of the washers there had the very best transmissions out there. I didn't want to tell her the ones she was trying to sell me didn't even have one. LOL
Oh I love this board I have been online for years, I'm a somewhat php asp junkie never
once crossed my mine we even had appliances in our old house until we bought another house
and then went and got all new appliances. we bought a new house this time around, and in NJ
where we live that's a good chunk of change, we really did not have that much left over
so we bought a admiral washer and dryer and a Maytag oven, the dryer has been good
so far but the washer and oven have been nothing but trouble, at first I thought it was
Maytag in general, but after looking around at different brands and pushing on oven controls I
am slowly starting to think there all made to go just past the warranty stage which is getting
shorter and shorter I noticed as well, do not think I am nuts but I do not
trust this crap being made today, especially when it comes to ovens.
I took off the upper panel on the Maytag thinking maybe its something simple, we have no
temp up foe bake, that board area is flimsy and poorly supported in my opinion, then I got a price around 170.00 plus shipping 1yr that is purely insane I have seen cordless phones
with more complex circuit boards inside them, what if that board ever snapped, shifted or cracked pushing a button one day and never showed a sign of it, could that turn on the oven by it self one day? these manufactures need to spend that quarter per appliance
extra and reinforce and support these boards better and start warrantying them longer as
well. or soon they will run out of idiots left to by them.
Personally I would never pay anything over 350.00 these days for an oven, those panels
seem flimsy to me even on the upper models I personally feel no difference
Transmission, that's another scary word, that's the washers version of the oven control panel, but at least here you get to break it down by part even through to replace that part you also need to replace another and another etc
PS I thought all washers had a trans? spin one way to drain, the another way to agitate.
but then again I learn something new every day