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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 02:13:34 AM »
Samsung has not been in the laundry business very long, so  let's not get all carried away with their VRT design. It may be an improvement, but if something needs ShakeAway pads, there's a problem. I would not have a Samsung product in my home due to their utterly laughable stab at making refrigerators that were miserable to work on, not to mention their first attempts with washers. Yes, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once n awhile...Samsung ain't all that...same goes for LG and all the other copycats of the world.
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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 07:21:22 AM »
<<<< if something needs ShakeAway pads, there's a problem.>>>>

Problem solved.

Pre 2008 Samsung: Shakes likes crazy.

2008 & newer Samsung: Silky smooth spin performance on wood
                                 flooring. The results are undeniable.
                   

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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010, 11:19:01 AM »
Now if we can just get them squared away with decent parts distribution, they might gain foothold.  LG too for that matter.
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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010, 12:21:59 PM »
Now if we can just get them squared away with decent parts distribution, they might gain foothold.  LG too for that matter.

I agree that parts availability (and information) should be better for the non-authorized servicer.
Long before I began warranty service---I always had the same problem getting just the technical assistance from ANY manufacturer. Some manufacturers prefer to keep all parts and service controlled "in house". Miele is a perfect example of this.

Other brands such as Bertazzoni/Diva de Provence only deal with *distributors* for sales/parts/service arrangements.

LG & Samsung are already firmly established and growing at a phenomenal pace. Market-share keeps increasing in the US.

LG is sold through:

1) Home Depot/2244 stores

2) Sears-KMart/3519 stores

3) Best Buy/1382 stores

That's 7145 retail outlets nationwide--and this does *not* take into account other medium sized retailers such as HH Gregg/PC Richards/Boscovs etc.


Samsung has Lowes/Sears/BestBuy and nearly an equal number to LGs retailer portfolio.

I don't know much more of a "foothold" they can get.

The dilemma for the appliance servicer is that it's sink or swim proposition as far the future is concerned.

We can reminisce about the "old days" when appliances were simpler or we can face reality and make a commitment as independent servicers to adapt to the digital age.


 
 
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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 01:26:58 PM »
If someone buys an appliance they can't get fixed they won't buy another. I tell my customers to stay away from these manufacturers because of this.

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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2010, 02:56:43 PM »
I agree Mr Fixit, Delicate control boards needs to be handled using grounding straps and rubber gloves. Today's pros must constantly review and update their skills using the very latest bulletins and service pointers. These service pointers and bulletins are rarely seen by consumers. It is best to consult a pro when taking on devises which require expensive electronics.
One way to avoid this trap is to purchase reliable mechanical products which operate on sound principles and last for years and years. I would be willing to pay more for an old style appliance than any newer hunk of junk from overseas. If I could I would open a factory and build tried and true appliances. I know I would have a market in today's current inventory of sorry, faulty, poorly regulated electronics. Which not only are expensive and ill designed but constantly tax the well being of our society and should be investigated. Times are tough and money is tight, and while these newer appliances may look pretty, buyer beware.
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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2010, 04:54:31 PM »
Is this a forum to expand knowledge or to attack & criticize technology with a broad brush?

Technology never stands still--consumers ARE purchasing frontloaders/dishwashers/refrigerators/dryers/ranges with digital electronics.

What would the reaction be if I kept posting a rant about returning to the wringer washer instead?

ElectroMechanical controls are fast-fading gentlemen.


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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2010, 06:06:08 PM »
 I'm all for going back to the wringer washer. Less parts inventory and 100 percent Made In America

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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2010, 06:24:09 PM »
Amen
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Re: Washer vibrating too much during spin cycle
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2010, 07:04:20 PM »
Wow.
I'm obviously on the wrong forum.

 

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