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I've Had It With GE Appliances Pure Junk

Old 05-26-2018, 04:40 PM
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I had to replace our GE microwave last week because it bit the dust. It was only 21 years old and and was probably only used 5 to 10 times per day. I looked at the Mfg. date and it was built in Oct. of 1997. They ought to be ashamed to put their name on something that unreliable. Rant over.
I got a Whirlpool to replace it because it was on sale. Hope the new one lasts longer. YMMV
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GE is out of the appliance business
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GE is out of the appliance business
True be that.
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Yep, proudly owned by Haier. Haier bought GE Appliances for US$5.6 billion. Another Chinese takeover.
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I think OP was sarcastic. 21 years, only used 5-10 times per day?
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All of my kitchen appliances are GE Alura. Over 10 years old. Only issue so far was a leak in the dishwasher. Ordered a 20.00 pump. Fixed it in 30 minutes. Yesterday.
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Originally Posted by Saltydawg15 View Post
GE is out of the appliance business
They should be....

Bought new everything in 2013, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher and fridge.
They were all replaced by 2017.

Microwave - crapped out

Washer leaked, and ultimately had to be replaced, sent the dryer with it.

Dishwasher display was intermittent. Reminded me of my Gen1 Verados, when it runs it did a fine job, when it didnt it was a kitchen ornament.

The fridge never broke, but two times an hour it sounded like it had Casper the ghost trapped inside it....
Had it picked up.

GE used to be something.... pile of sh*z now.
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I think OP was sarcastic. 21 years, only used 5-10 times per day?
Yes I was definitely being sarcastic. I was very happy to get over 20 years out of it and it did get used a lot. But from what I have read recently their reliability must have gone south in the last few years. That microwave definitely didn't owe me anything. If the new Whirlpool lasts that long I'll be very happy. Who knows maybe Haier will bring the quality back up.
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I think OP was sarcastic. 21 years, only used 5-10 times per day?



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All of my kitchen appliances are GE Alura. Over 10 years old. Only issue so far was a leak in the dishwasher. Ordered a 20.00 pump. Fixed it in 30 minutes. Yesterday.
Unlike the appliances of old, the newer appliances are meant to wear out sooner (not to mention, there are a lot more features that can break). Before I purchase any appliance, I make sure it is listed on websites like https://www.repairclinic.com/ and http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ so I can fix it myself. My wife thinks I am a genius when I fix something.
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Originally Posted by anonymous_coward View Post
Unlike the appliances of old, the newer appliances are meant to wear out sooner (not to mention, there are a lot more features that can break). Before I purchase any appliance, I make sure it is listed on websites like https://www.repairclinic.com/ and http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ so I can fix it myself. My wife thinks I am a genius when I fix something.
Too much electronics for me to fix them
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Originally Posted by dmartin View Post
I had to replace our GE microwave last week because it bit the dust. It was only 21 years old and and was probably only used 5 to 10 times per day. I looked at the Mfg. date and it was built in Oct. of 1997. They ought to be ashamed to put their name on something that unreliable. Rant over.
I got a Whirlpool to replace it because it was on sale. Hope the new one lasts longer. YMMV
I have a GE 1996 convection microwave that I bought out of a habitat for humanity scrape pile 8 years ago for $10,replaced the door switches and had to resolder a wire in the board but still going strong,the convection part is nice because I can cook in it like a oven without the heat buildup in the kitchen.

I think whirlpool is the last US manufacture,the rest seem to be mostly owned by one company and just rebadged.

In pretty much everything dependent on computer boards it seems like the solder joints on the boards are the weakness,I have fixed the ABS on my car,the microwave and my jenn air cook stove and my mig welder all with expensive boards that failed but only because of a simple solder joint.

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1997 must have been a good year for GE M/W's. I have 2 that are still going strong. They are used multiple times a day

Came home one day and found the outer glass on the door in pieces all over the floor. GE could not replace the glass. Still works and will remain until the house is sold
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Yes I was definitely being sarcastic. I was very happy to get over 20 years out of it and it did get used a lot. But from what I have read recently their reliability must have gone south in the last few years. That microwave definitely didn't owe me anything. If the new Whirlpool lasts that long I'll be very happy. Who knows maybe Haier will bring the quality back up.
Parents bought a whirlpool at Loews because it was a good price. It was at least 100 less than the competition, nice, big, powerful, etc.. the switches on the door went out and it took a few months (including thanksgiving and christmas) to get a competent repair guy out. If you have any problem, watch that repair guy like a hawk, the guy came out twice and did nothing but screw the MW up, leaving scratches and dents on the inside. We flipped out, whirpool called in another more local repair guy and he fixed everything in 20 minutes. However the cosmetic damage couldn't be repaired.
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I have a GE 1996 convection microwave that I bought out of a habitat for humanity scrape pile 8 years ago for $10,replaced the door switches and had to resolder a wire in the board but still going strong,the convection part is nice because I can cook in it like a oven without the heat buildup in the kitchen.

I think whirlpool is the last US manufacture,the rest seem to be mostly owned by one company and just rebadged.

In pretty much everything dependent on computer boards it seems like the solder joints on the boards are the weakness,I have fixed the ABS on my car,the microwave and my jenn air cook stove and my mig welder all with expensive boards that failed but only because of a simple solder joint.
whirlpool owns Maytag and amana among others.
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I bought a 3 door GE side by side in 1974, September. Still running. Changed the evaporator fan and the top freezer light switch. Avocado green. Still running.
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GE Profile dishwasher could have burned down my house when it malfunctioned. Instead I had acrid smoke smell for months. Screw GE.
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GE Profile dishwasher could have burned down my house when it malfunctioned. Instead I had acrid smoke smell for months. Screw GE.
In contrast....we re-did our kitchen in 2003 with GE Profile appliances (a package deal--stove, micro, fridge, dishwasher). The only things that have failed so far: bottom element in oven, ice maker in fridge. Draw your own conclusions...
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In contrast....we re-did our kitchen in 2003 with GE Profile appliances (a package deal--stove, micro, fridge, dishwasher). The only things that have failed so far: bottom element in oven, ice maker in fridge. Draw your own conclusions...
I put the packages like you bought in probably 10 houses that I built. I am glad mine was the only malfunction.
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GE owned by Chinese but still made in the US.

Whirlpool, US company but made in Mexico.
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