Thursday, August 31, 2006

Of Washing-machine Woes

I know I should be sleeping right now.  It’s been a long day, and I need to get up and moving in the morning.  But I’m having washing machine problems.  

When we moved to our new home, we purchased a Kenmore Elite Calypso washer.   We were very impressed by the model with its unique washing action, the promise of using less water and soap, and the design which was supposed to be easier on our clothes.

Well, all of that may be true, but it’s had its share of problems.  Like the time I came back downstairs after just starting a load of clothes to find the kitchen (and of course half the laundry room) an inch deep in water.  Another time we went through a whole series of error codes before finally calling a technician to come out and check on it (I don’t remember exactly what was wrong).  That’s what it seems to be doing again.  I’m on at least the fourth or fifth time through, and I’m about ready to give up and call the tech again tomorrow.

(Oh yeah, and the washer also stinks.  Literally.  You don’t want to leave clothes in there longer than it takes to wash them.)

In my research tonight looking for the meaning behind the error codes, I learned there’s a class action against Sears as a result of all the trouble people have had with this type of washer.  I’ll definitely be checking that out tomorrow!

1 comment:

Jeremiah said...

From what I understand, all Kenmore models aren't all that splendifferous. There've been many complaints with many models of many things.

Hope you can jump in on the action! heh