Electrolux Appliances: These look like mine. They Suck.
I recently purchased an entire set of new appliances for the new kitchen my husband and I created in what had been my MIL's living room.
I bought the appliances from a client; a small retailer who specializes in a wide variety of appliance choices, custom installation, customer service. I needed a d/w, m/w, range, refrigerator. In this day and age, the manufacturer likes to sell in groups of 3, 4 and 5. They offer rebates as an incentive. In my case, I'd settled on three brands: GE Cafe, Bosch, Electrolux. The price, after rebate/discount...neglible.
I rejected going to a big box store like Home Depot or Lowe's because:
- Small retailer client who spent $$ with me over the years.
- Buy local.
- Figured he'd guide me straight & take care of me if there were issues.
(you know where this is going)
The sales order reads 9/18/10. I have a few months left til my ONE YEAR WARRANTY is over. My order took weeks to deliver and a few more to install. The refrigerator had cold spots. My produce and other foodstuffs were freezing if they were at the rear of the fridge; costing me money in ruined food. Two service visits & an installation later, it's working okay.
The microwave handle broke off several months ago. It took that long to get the replacement part.
The dual fuel range is the best of the four appliances but the gas burners have required adjustment several times. Right now, the gas flame coming out of the smaller burner is uneven at best. It snuffs out continually and the propane gas leak is palpable if I don't catch it.
The dishwasher has been a disaster from the get-go. The one I originally ordered was unavailable so my retailer "upgraded" me to one he could get. It doesn't clean my dishes. I find myself wiping food stuff, grounds, etc from my glasses, dishes, etc. No, not all but I consider an ongoing task to wipe out or re-wash any dishes a failure. I've been complaining since November and asking for a new model since March.
My retail guy/client has continually turned over the issues to his"customer service" person. She's repeatedly told me I should "go direct to Electrolux". Today we got into it and I accused her of "foot dragging and indifference". Here's her response:
"Sorry that you feel that way, but I am working according to protocol by Bay Street Discount and Electrolux. I would love to do things differently, but am instructed to do them a certain way. I didn't contact you to follow up because I was told by Electrolux they were going to handle this issue from here and my job was done. Not my fault Electrolux didn't follow up with you. Hopefully you can see where I am coming from and that Electrolux needs to make this right at this point."I've been a salesperson for 30+ years and I've never crafted a note like that. Seriously. I bend over backward to keep my clients happy, particularly when they are spending big bucks. I'm in touch with Electrolux and I'll handle this myself from now on.