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Offline Awalker

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Appliances with fewest problems
« on: July 17, 2017, 02:59:27 PM »

I am looking for a new refrigerator. After having such big issues with a Maytag washing machine I am trying to find out what brands have the best track record for fewest repairs, and parts availability in the future. I had found something saying LG and Samsung were the top two, but it had no support. Now I am reading about compressor issues on one of them are common.
 From a repairmans point of view which are the best refrigerators to own?

Offline RAH52

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Re: Appliances with fewest problems
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 07:32:43 PM »
The one that the local guy can service because to be blunt ...they all break .

Offline Awalker

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Re: Appliances with fewest problems
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 08:17:13 AM »
Well, I'm the local guy, have fixed all my appliances. The reason I was asking is that one of my last appliances had circuit boards that were made of unobtainium, so ended up being a boat anchor. Also, if a particular brand likes to go through compressors, vs switches or sensors, I'd like the one that is easier to repair.

Offline manden

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Re: Appliances with fewest problems
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 09:35:02 AM »
I personally would not get one with a dual evaporator or an inverter type compressor as they have extra parts that can go obsolete.
Also they are  a pain to diagnose and fix.

Also I do not care for units that have the icemaker in the fresh food compartment, just seems like a stupid idea to me.

Both LG and Samsung seem to have a tendency to over complicate things.

Offline Herought

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Re: Appliances with fewest problems
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 07:15:33 AM »
just go with manufacturers that have the most generic parts and stay away from LG, Apple, Samsung appliances. But on the other hand, they do offer great customer service repairs and warranty for their product so it's not an issue.

Offline nolazach

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Re: Appliances with fewest problems
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 10:25:51 AM »
Speed Queen washers and dryers.  They are the best made and pretty much never break. 

  For fridges best bet is to get a used Sub-Zero from the late 90's.  Old beast will run forever and you can put the cabinet fronts on it to make it look fancy.   The timer control for these is $10 and most parts you can still get.

All Energy star fridges suck.
If you buy anything GE expect to invest in electronic controls.

Samsung crap will always break and then a few years later fixes will come out to make them decent machines if they live long enough.

Dishwashers clean a lot worse now because being quiet matters more than cleaning.


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