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We purchased a vacuum cleaner for $2600 on the afternoon of monday may 22, 2008. We returned it the following morning. They would not issue a refund. The sales agreement which they provided, and which I signed at the time of purchase, specifically stated that we were allowed 3 days in which to return the product. Regardless of the existence of this agreement, they continue to refuse to issue the refund and have also refused to even submit the denial in writing. I am pretty sure that they are doing this to stall us until the 3-day period expires. I have mailed, faxed and emailed written
Demand for the refund (to prove that the return was requested within the allowable time period), and have filed a dispute with our visa. However, due to the way that this company has acted, I wanted to also file complaints with every consumer organization that I can find so that other people will be aware of this situation before they go in and impulsively purchase a ridiculously expensive vacuum cleaner.
Also, the national company has been elusive and unresponsive when contacted. Presumably, they condone this activity. There is a cult-like atmosphere surrounding this company. Buyer beware!!!
I'm filing on behalf of my mother, and the washer and dryer she bought from Frigidaire just a couple of years ago.
She bought a matching washer and dryer set, new, from a local appliance dealer. The set was aesthetically pleasing, came with a one year warranty and was sure to be the answer to all of our washer and dryer needs. We'd soon find out otherwise.
She purchased them in the month of December, and within weeks, the washer had begun to make strange noises. Over a short period of time, the noise became louder, and upon inspecting it, my mother soon had figured out that a factory defect in the motor has caused the main spindle to snap, thus knocking a hole in the tub. The kitchen was flooded!
So, here we are, a few short months after the purchase, with a non-functioning washer. But that was ok-- afterall, we had a one year warranty, right? Wrong.
The local dealer wanted nothing to do with the problem, he refused to contact the company but insisted that my mother do so. Upon contacting the company, (and for the sake of report length, I'll omit the length of time it took to actually get a response from them), they told my mom that it was her problem, and that if she wanted to purchase a new one from them, they would give her a small, and almost worthless, discount.
Our repairman even tried to discuss the issue with them, though ultimately, his word didn't matter to them, either. He explained the problem to my mother, and confirmed that it was a factory defect that caused the entire situation.
In the end, the company didn't care, they provided no warranty as promised and my mother had to buy a new washer. Needless to say, she didn't buy anything from them!
As for the dryer, aside from a strange discoloring that no one can explain, it has behaved almost properly-- at least we haven't had to replace it yet. I guess it could be the ghost of scorned Fridigaire customers passed.
An Electrolux Washer was delivered to my “brand new” home one day after closing escrow. Within a few days, the Electrolux Washer flooded my upstairs (location of laundry room) and downstairs. The cause of the flooding was a defective cold water valve that allowed the water to flow without control. The defective cold water valve was a known issue to Electrolux during two days of production, but the defective units were not recalled or repaired. Thus far, Electrolux has not accepted responsibility for the damages, and my “brand new” home has mold and flood damage throughout. As a result, significant portions of my “brand new” home have to be gutted, professionally cleaned by mold experts and rebuilt over the next 2 to 6 months. I will have limited use of my “brand new” home during this period as a result of the defective Electrolux Washer. MORE UNITS ARE OUT THERE, SO BE CAREFUL.
I purchased a Electrolux Oxygen3 February 2007. In January 2008 the left wheel broke off. I took it in for...
I purchased a new Frigidaire refigerator.Within the first month the freezer was not getting cold.A tech came out and repaired it.The plastic shelves (3 of them ) have snapped and broken.If you open the door too quick the bottom plastic guard on the bottom self falls off, sending condiments flying onto the floor.It runs really loudly and at least every few minutes does this obnoxious clicking sound .I hate it and will never buy another frigidaire appliance as long as I live! I regret it and will buy a new refrigerator as soon as i can afford it but for now I'm stuck with this lousy, annoying, broken, and inadequate product!!!
Who is the CEO of Frigidaire? He should be ashamed of himself, to allow these products on the market! I...
In September of 2008, I bought a Frigidaire cooktop. After using it several times I took the drip pans off to clean them and noticed that the paint underneath had chipped. I then noticed that the drip pans on the bottom had not been finished in the manufacturing process. We went back to the store and looked at the store model and the drip pans and the finish were the same on both sides. The book that came with the cooktop says to clean it with soap and water and a paper towel. But since it was never finished properly it is hard to get food off of it. The burner grates also have the paint coming off because they weren't finished right. Even on the bottom of one of the drip pans you can see four fingerprints where someone in the manufacturing process grabbed the unfinished drip pan.
I contacted the company and they said it was a cosmetic issue and is not covered. I disagreed because it is a flaw in the manufacturing process not something I did to the unit. They gave me a list of three appliance repair companies and said that if I called ONE of them and they came out and agreed that it was a manufacturer's issue that they would replace the cooktop. So I took time off from work and had a repairman come out. He totally agreed with me and said it was a flaw in the manufacturing process and that the drip pans and the rest of the unit had not been finished correctly. He said he would replace it, but then called Frigidaire to report what he found and a technical person said it was cosmetic and not covered. The repairman said he couldn't do anything for me. I then called Frigidaire customer care, which is a joke, and was told to get a second opinion. I find it funny that they don't believe the first appliance repair company that they sent me to. I didn't pick this repair company, they did. I said that I now have to take time off from work AGAIN to have a second repair company come out to tell me the same thing and then what, Frigidaire will dispute that too.
I can't believe that Frigidaire won't back up the manufacturing of its products. I think they are trying to give me the run around so I'll just give up. Not going to happen. This is a manufacturer's defect, said so by the repair company not just me, and not a cosmetic issue. I called the second repair company and told them what happened and they couldn't believe that Frigidaire wouldn't believe the repair company. Customer service, where has it gone? I bought what I thought was a great brand name and now I think Frigidaire's brand is flawed as badly as its merchandise. Beware if you buy a Frigidaire product, get ready to go down this long and frustrating road.
I bought a Frigidair, the worst buy ever !!!
After only 3 months a part of the motor burned, after one year I start notice some dark pots on the varnish, the second year the spots were bigger and bigger, so I called the company.
Firs I've been told to call other departments, which I did, finally after several calls I found someone that was suppose to give me some answer. He asked me if I had dogs... !!! ??? Funny question I thought, and then he wrote me on a email that maybe my dog might be pissing on the fridge ... weird idea, beside the fact that no dog can pee 9 feet high. I've been trying to have someone giving me an answer including
Mr. kenneth.[protected]@electrolux.com which was the person supposed to analyze what the problem was I tried from December 2007 until March 2008, and than it was clear enough that they had no intention to give me an answer, or respond of such a bad bad product.
Then to a certain point it wasn't cooling anymore and for 3 times I had to throw everything away, because everything in the freezer was defrosted, including lobster and other expensive food. That was the sensor that gives the command to defrost when there is too much ice on the radiator.
A while after the door was falling off, fortunately I'm good in fixing stuff, and I did.
Now after only 3 years the fridge is all rusted with big spots. I have a very nice house, and this junk in the kitchen looks very bad, and when I have someone visiting I feel ashamed.
So now I'll have to change it... But if you planning to buy a fridge don't buy Electolux Frigidaire, never.
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This is the worst company and product I have ever had the misfortune to deal with. It started with...
I have been paying for an extended warranty on a refrigerator for 13 years. My icemaker is no longer operational and they no longer make the replacement part. After 2+ months, they finally agreed to pay 70% of a new refrigerator. I bought a comparable unit, sent them all of my paperwork and continue to get a royal runaround! Service? I don't think so. I have never been treated so poorly and will be amazed if they ever send me a check.
Save your money - and don't deal with Electrolux!
I bought a beautiful stainless refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and stove unit thinking I was getting better than cheap junk. I was wrong. The refrigerator door dispensor electronics went bad the first day home! Lowe's swapped it out for me. Then the thing sprung a leak and put water all over my floor. That was fixed. Then the electronics went out and spoiled my food. That was fixed. Then something else went wrong (too many problems, I can't remember the fourth!) I asked to have the lemon replaced and they refused. Then my range oven started dripping betwen the glass. You have to disassemble the door to fix it, and it is back within a week. Then my microwave turntable and wave generator went bad. I repaired that. Then the high voltage power supply and the reflector went bad. The store that fixed it said they dropped the brand because they didn't want to lose customers. Don't buy a Frigidaire. It is not even made by Frigidaire.
I bought a frigidaire flush mount dishwasher only to find that steam escapes from the sides of the machine which ruined my cabinets — it bubbled up the finish (They were from ikea — the kind that are wrapped in a plasticy coating) and it cracked off.
The worse part was actually dealing with frigidaire/electrolux customer service. I spoke with them 6 -10 times (Often waiting for long periods) over a period of 6 months or so and each time they had no record of my previous calls. We had 4 service calls. Finally after reaching an actual manager and threatening a law suit they replace the unit.
Guess what?... Same problem. They will not refund nor will the dealer.
My 18yr old daughter recieved a letter in the mail, supposidly endorced my electrolux. This is a mail scam, they send a check for 3, 950.30 to their victim. Staating they have won a grant,, that the victims name was drawn and a random drawing for a purchase they made a year ago, the victim then calls a phone no. And is given directions to deposit the check and send an individual, 1950.00 via money gram or western union. This is a scam. I am letting you know that theodre reece @ 10401 foster ave, brooklyn ny 11236, is using your name to rip people off for thousands of dollers. My daughter is unemployed and in deep financial straits as is the rest of my family, this hurt her so deeply, she really thought she was going to be a big help to us financially, I am just glad I stopped to have her investigate this matter before she got scammed.
My Dad bought a brand new washing machine in duty free philippines. within a month and a half the machine stopped working. My family members had called the Frigidaire Service Center but till now nobody had comed and fixed it. so basically they just ignored our complaint. this is a serious matter and should the company must give attention to this one, so many times my mom, sister, aunt had called up! till now nobody had given action. I'm working in Dubai so I cannot solve the problem either. I hope this complain will reach not only the management of Frigidaire Philippines but also Dutyfree Philippines.
purchased six electrolux icon appliances for my kitchen. Both the icemaker and the 36" gas range cooktop are defective out of the box. Icemaker doesn't make ice and the gas range has a gas leak and is unusable. For 2 months I have been promised repair then replacement by various supervisors. Still same broken products. This is the worst customer service I have ever been involved with.
After purchasing a compact fridge for college on 8/9/08 we found that the freezer door was broken when moving in. I moved in on the 24 and I called after that weekend to get it fixed. Well after trying very hard to understand the representative I was given a reference number and a dealer to call to have my fridge fixed. After calling a setting up an appointment and awaiting 2 weeks and nice repair man came from Jake's Appliance and took a look at my problem. Which was a broken door that was causing everything to freeze. He said that they would order a part and get it in here and repair my fridge. A month and a half later I called the appliance place back to be told that my part wasnt in but will be rush delivered and I would have a fixed fridge in no time. Well a week later I called asking about it and I was told that they dont repair compact fridges after the women called frigidaire and was told that. Well after calling back with my new reference numer frigidaire was still completely unhelpful and is still giving me the run around. Now they are saying that I need to get in touch Lowes after they never told me that in the beginning and they never told me that the mini fridge is an automatic replacement. Well Luckily three months later and it's cold now so who needs a working fridge. Well still no help so here is a tip to all "DO NOT BUY FRIGIDAIRE products..there quality and customer service SUCK!!!"
This is the worst dishwasher I have ever owned! My dishes won't come clean at all unless I run it at the "Ultimate Scrub" setting that runs for over 2 hours! Think of the energy we are wasting. Even then, I get a couple of dishes that don't come clean. I have to practically wash everything before loading this thing. I have been putting up with this for over a year. I finally called Electolux (the manufacturer) and they say it's not thier problem. I have to contact Best Buy again and schedule another service. Best Buy has been wonderful so far. They come out repeatedly to try different things to try and get this thing to perform better and they have finally told me that there really isn't anything they can do other than give me another one just like it. I will never buy another product made by Electolux! I advise you to check and see who is the manufacturer for your products when considering appliances in the future. Electolux manufactures for a lot of the companies who just put thier name on it and you are stuck with the worst products I have ever seen.
There is a website dedicated just to this subject- It's called frigidairesucks.ca
here is a link to the site where I have posted my story in the "range" section. I am tadpolegal, and this is the link:
Lets let the world know how they suck!
Frigidaire does not honor their mail in rebate program. I purchased a kitchen full of appliances and qualified for a $250 rebate. I got a check for $25. What makes the whole situation maddening however is that there is no easy way to contact them in order to press them. They have consumers use a snail mail address for correspondence. There are are email or phone numbers. My snail mail got usually got ignored and when it didn't it took weeks to get response that offered no closure.
Hopefully this will discourage people from buying some Frigidaire products and teach them a lesson...
My dryer, barely used, almost burnt my house down. I went downstairs one day and noticed a burnt smell and tracked it to the dryer which was not being used. But, the body of the dryer was smoking hot. After unplugging the dryer, I let it cool down and tore it apart to test it, because it was just over the one year warrenty. I found the element was on even though the main controls were off !!! I called several reapair shops and was qouted around $200.00 for the service trip and parts. Well the part alone was $160.00. I emailed the Canadian Factory rep, told them the issue with a barely used unit and they basically told me too bad so sad, go get it fixed !! No help, no concern, did not give a dam about product quality. I guess they felt they had our money already so why bother. Well, I struck back. I went out and bought a LG dryer from Home Depot. Never again will I support this company. And just think about all the bad advertising they are going to get, rather than helping a customer out. Their call, they can live with it.