Sears Repair / no repair
I am beyond angry at this point and I am tired of talking to people who are trained to tell me they can't do anything for me.
I'm kicking myself for this but last Monday night, I called to make an appt. for service because my freezer wasn't working well. They told me it would cost $75 just to come out plus parts and labor for the repair OR I could purchase a repair warranty for $250 which would cover the repair and if the repair costs less, I could get a refund. I got the repair warranty.
They told me someone would come between 8 am and 12pm on Tuesday. Someone finally showed up at 4pm. No one every called to update me that the tech was running late. The tech diagnosed the problem in 5 minutes, changed the motor on the fan (which I know was already working) and was out of there in less than 30 minutes. That same night the freezer is still not working and now the refrigerator is getting warm so I called back and they tell me they can't get someone here until Monday of this week. I called back Wednesday morning and finally got someone who was able to schedule an appt. for me from 9-5 that day (yes, the day before Thanksgiving). At 5 pm, he shows up and after 5 minutes, he tells me my compressor is bad and it will be 5-10 days to order the part and fix it.
Plus it would be an extra $144 since my warranty only covered me to $500. I refused to pay, he ordered the part anyway and scheduled the repair for yesterday morning, Thursday. At 10:45 the tech calls because he's on the way. I don't have the part yet so he can't come. At 11 am, just 15 minutes later, the part comes. I call back and I'm told the tech will come back. At 3, I call back and I'm told the tech will not call back and the next available appt is Dec. 5. He forwards me to someone who seems to understand the situation and she says she will talk to the routing mgr and try to get me in for today or tomorrow and she will call me back.
Of course, no phone call, I call back this morning and I'm given the Dec. 5 date again. The CS reps won't transfer me to the local dispatch and they won't force an appt for me because it's a 3 hour job they say. I spent about 3 hours on the phone this morning trying to get an earlier appt. No success. I tried to get my warranty refunded so I can call a local repair man. No success. The first useless appointment used up the cost of the warranty. I am livid at this point.
At the risk of sounding like a spoiled brat, I want my refrigerator fixed ASAP! I have a 3 and 4 yr old and trying to provide meals for my family using a dorm size fridge for 2 weeks is unacceptable.
Fast forward to Dec. 5, the tech comes at approx. 11:30. Gets right to work installing the compressor. After 2 hours, it's in and the fridge still doesn't work well. He waits a bit and opens more of the fridge. Then decides that the problem may be the freon flow so he vacuums it out and refills and now the fridge seems to be working. Had a competant teck done that at the very visit, Sears and I would have saved alot of money. I'm out the money for the warranty, plenty of spoiled food in excess of what I will be reimbursed, money spent on fast food, and money for another small fridge to hold us over. The worst part is I did not get one sympathetic cs person out of the 20+ that I've spoken too. They must hear my same sob story all day every day. It's ridiculous. A 4 yr old unit should not be broken so soon in my opinion. Not if it were a quality product. My only saving grace is that I got a WONDERFUL repair tech to come today. If it were one of the others, I'm sure they would have replaced the compressor which wasn't broken and left before realizing the refrigerator was still not working. I am beyond upset and frustrated at this point.
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