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Old 07-28-2019, 04:36 PM   #21
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Or if you build decks in California you can easily afford this $41,000 refrigerator

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I think its truly hit or miss with appliances lately, not a clear trend. I have a LG now, been great. Mother had an LG and lots of issues.
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I think its truly hit or miss with appliances lately, not a clear trend. I have a LG now, been great. Mother had an LG and lots of issues.
This is true I buy those small under the counter fridges for a couple locations around the house no frills no self defrost just a box...they are usually under $200. I had one crap out after a year and a half. I have 3 of them that are over 5 years old. Crap shoot just like lawn equipment or anything else. There is no consistent quality anymore.

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My GE Cafť double oven has worked flawlessly. I also have had great luck with my Whirlpool frontloading washer and dryer.


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Are you doing anything special to extend the life of the front loader washer? The rinse agent (or whatever it's called) or anything for the spider?

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We have a pair of the original Neptune front loaders (1995ish). Maytag replace the washer door wax motor under warranty and the door seal. Since then I’ve replaced the motor once on the washer, the belt and rollers on the dryer once.

We leave the washer door partially open after use to prevent any drum seal issues.

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My 1950's GM Fridgidaire is still working. I love that thing. I've said it before, but modern fridges don't have the same kind of cold. It is just different somehow.

My big newish fridge gets things cold, but the old GM gets it cold like it's in a bucket if ice. That kind of "oh yeah!!!", on a hot day kind of cold.

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You would be wrong, they fail just as much as cheaper ones. I have seem a $40k French oven fail after 1 week. 4 tech visits an 4-5 months later it back working.

A Fisher & Paykel ref that needed a new door which had to be shipped 3 times from New Zealand, too 6 months finally

My advice is to get the one that has the most available parts.
For the most part they are not made like they used to be.
SubZero/Wolf and Miele are both excellent. Next time around Iíll do Miele.
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Forget it I'll buy a bucket of ice and a used Harley
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SubZero/Wolf and Miele are both excellent. Next time around Iíll do Miele.
I can show you at least a dozen crappy Sub Zeros all recent within the last 6 years, mostly bad seals, compressors that are super noisy. No issues with Wolf. Meile dishwasher parts take a week to get here for some reason, And many people order the wrong init and get the shorter European model and are quite surprised when we install them

I could specialize just replacing Sub Zero seals and Viking range ignitors and be busy every day.

The early Sub Zeros had a real bad rusting issue that could not be fixed, then the problems were with the equalizer valve between the freezer and fridge( you could not open door/close/open again with out waiting 5-8 seconds) now its seals and noisy compressors that shudder when turning off.
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Are you doing anything special to extend the life of the front loader washer? The rinse agent (or whatever it's called) or anything for the spider?


Soft water goes a long way to preserve a basket spider.

Our last washer lasted 12 years.


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