When we had our house built, our contractor offered us a deal on appliances. We could get what ever we wanted as long as it was General Electric aka GE. Since it sounded like a good deal, we opted for the program. After all, GE was major player in the appliance business. So, we ordered a stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer and microwave. And all had a 5 year warranty. Great!!!
Well, 5 years and 30 days, the oven quit. A temperature sensor malfunctioned. Drat!! In spite of the time on the warranty, I called the factory. After all, 30 days was not a deciding factor. The factory agreed and sent me out the part that I needed. I, in turn, agreed to install it my self. Total savings, $200.
Then about a year after that, the oven element gave out. Rats! I stepped up to the counter and shelled out $50 for a new heating element. Such is life.
Shortly after that, the wiring in my gas dryer burned up for no apparent reason. Grrrrr. I called the factory but they said “Too bad.”Â I rewired my dryer and it worked just fine. I sent a notice to the Feds about this problem but never got a response.
I am starting to hate GE.
Then the ice maker in the frig quit working. I figured out that it didn’t like the cold. So, periodically, when it would quit working, I would remove it and let it warm up. It would work just fine for about 6 months.
Then, we lost the large burner on the stove. Oh well, such is life.
I am now starting to develop a major disliking of GE.
Then, our microwave quit working.Â 5 years on parts.Â Rats!Â But wait.Â There is 10 years on the magnetron.Â A quick test showed that the magnetron was getting power so it must be the magnetron.Â After several calls to GE, we came to a compromise.Â They would test the magnetron for $25.Â And, if it was bad, they would replace it for free.Â Great!
I took the microwave to the local GE place and they tested it.Â The magnetron was defective so they replaced it for free.Â Great!Â It now works just fine.
The dryer quit working and we replaced it.Â The frig, with its ice maker started acting up so we replace that.Â The washer developed a leak and was replaced.Â The burners on the stove started acting up and so we replace it.Â In short, the only GE appliance that is left is the microwave and its days are numbered.
We have replaced all but our microwave.Â We will not buy GE again.Â It goes down in the “Do not buy”Â book along with Sears.Â Fool me once, shame on you.Â Fool me twice, shame on me.