Complaints & Reviews

refrigerator repair

I called to schedule an appointment for my freezer that has thawed my food. After 3 calls i was scheduled for an appointment on [protected]. I called on 126! I was told they would call the local dispatcher that would call me that day. when that didn't happen i called again on 127. The person I talked to said she would contact the warranty division and see if she could help. When i got disconnected, I called back and got a very unhelpful guy that told me (I understand your frustration but technicians in your area are busy until 31st)
Can you seriously tell me that you would be without a freezer for 3 weeks and be okay with it? You would not have been okay receiving my payments 3 weeks late!
Been a customer for 20+ years. Not my fault that you cannot provide the services i contracted with you to provide.

jenn-air oven

Our oven stoped working 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. We had no stove and oven for Thanksgiving. The parts came in, and then did not work. The mother board was bad, then removed, then still didnt work. The stove will not be ready untill December 22nd... Maybe. The mother board broke 2 times already, fan broke, stovetop broke. It feels as though our stove has been broken more than it has been working. However, you refuse to replace it. I do not care if its a cheaper model, at this point, for replacement. I do not want my wife to be mad at me, because you cannot fix this oven. Please. Do. Something, its the holidays. We really want to cook in an oven for Christmas... Not on a hot plate...

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    Shaun R. Dec 07, 2019


    When and from where was your oven purchased? Please also provide the model number of the unit you are referring to.

    Thank you.

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kenmore elite 3 door fridge - faulty lights & circuit board

The unit in question was part of a home purchase in August 2018. The light cover at that time was melted and wouldn't stay in place. We thought nothing of it at the time and left it off. Yesterday (December 3, 2019), we noticed that the top 2 plates/sliders were extremely warm and there was a bit of burnt plastic smell when we opened the frig. We figured out that the lights were not shutting off when the doors were closed. After a search on the internet, I found that this is a common issue with these models.
There was talk that there was a manufacturer recall and/or a lifetime extended warranty for particular serial numbers for this issue only. I have not been able to successfully locate this documentation. I spoke with Sears, but they don't have any records of this by the manufacturer and won't cover the repair/replacement.
For now, we've unplugged the unit to cool the lights so that we could remove them and the housing & not continue to heat the frig, or worse- potentially start a fire in the unit.
I'm hoping Sears will step up and make this right - especially since this is an ongoing issue.

kenmore elite 3 door fridge - faulty lights & circuit board
kenmore elite 3 door fridge - faulty lights & circuit board
kenmore elite 3 door fridge - faulty lights & circuit board
kenmore elite 3 door fridge - faulty lights & circuit board
kenmore elite 3 door fridge - faulty lights & circuit board

maytag dishwasher

Don't waster time taking out an extended warranty on any appliance from Sears, because they find reasons to NOT cover the appliance they have you paying for. Purchased appliance from the Sears warehouse for floor models, noticed some roach infestations, shortly after installation, took efforts to correct the infestation, but after less than a year, started having problems with the electronics, when the technician arrived, found several roaches on the board, and stated--NOT COVERED.
Didn't know about the problem until the technician arrived, and now the money spent on a warranty covers NOTHING!

kenmore elite refrigerator model #795.74093.410

We bought our refrigerator about 5 years ago and just like the hundreds of comments, we have a dead animal smell inside the refrigerator compartment that has been there for several weeks. I have replaced the air filter and put odor absorbers in it, but it still smells horrible. I have not pulled the back cover off as others have said there is no serviceable areas to be checked or cleaned

overcharged quoted price on chat

Purchased a fridge from Sears on Chat because they promised to give me a better price than what I found online. After looking at my email and confirmation I noticed that they didn't give me the discount or price they quoted me on Chat instead charged me more than I agreed by over $200. I was also charged delivery which was also supposed to be free when ordering online. I contacted Sears and they were not able to correct the price unless I cancel and start the order all over again. This is right before Thanksgiving and I need the refrigerator deliver as scheduled. I could not cancel or I would not have a fridge for the holidays. I don't believe this is an error by a computer I think this is a salesman who was trying to make a commission and promising something to make the sale. Horrible they do this to people and what if I didn't verify my charges on my credit card? and how many more people have they done this to? this needs to stop.

sears home service

My Kitchenaid refrigerator had frost build up. Submitted a service request to American Home Shield, who dispatched a Sears Home Service technician for the initial visit on 10/25/2019. I was told a replacement defrost control board needed to be ordered. And he would come back on 11/5/2019 to have it replaced. We were told to start defrosting the refrigerator two days before the appointment, which we did. Then no one from Sears showed up on 11/5/2019. I called AHS to find out that the appointment "is no longer available" and needs to reschedule. The first available date was 11/14/2019.
I tried to find out why the 11/5/2019 appointment was cancelled but neither Sears nor AHS could give me a real reason. I received no notification from Sears or AHS in advance about the cancellation. This caused great inconvenience on my part because of the time and effort of the defrosting, as well as the length of time the refrigerator cannot be used.

AHS Service Request Number: [protected]
Name: Weichung Wang
Desired resolution: Please send someone to get my refrigerator fixed ASAP.

kenmore elite refrigerator 795.71323.411

Purchase this Kenmore Elite Refrigerator in 2015 and the condensor and another part are broken. Only had the...

problems with online orders

Sears used to be one of the most admired and profitable Fortune 500 companies. Sad to say they no longer deserve those accolades and based upon our recent experiences, I doubt they will be in business much longer.

On October 30th, we purchased a refrigerator and microwave online from Sears. When Sears submitted the charges to my credit card company, something went wrong. The monies for the refrigerator never were posted to my credit card and, according to the credit card company, Sears posted the monies for the microwave and then almost immediately retracted that post.

That meant that my order for these appliances never went through! Therefore, I had to reorder both appliances and I used a different credit card. This time, the charges were posted and the orders now showed up in my Sears account. However, the delivery address and the delivery date for the microwave were wrong.

After talking to 3 customer service reps, 2 installation service reps, trying to call the installaller twice who would not return my calls, and one supervisors, I could not get this straightened out so I had to be transferred to another supervisor to cancel the order since everyone else said they couldn't cancel it. This process took almost 2 hours on the phone after being put on hold several times, being transferred multiple times, and the call being dropped twice!! The customer service supervisor offered me $20 not to cancel the order---what a joke.

Ultimately, I also had to cancel the order for the refrigerator since the one I ordered for our new home would not fit. Surprisingly, this only took one call this time.

Being a long term, loyal Sears customer, I didn't give up and placed a new order for a different refrigerator and microwave. This time, Sears computer system actually generated a confirmation email with the right delivery address and right date. When I looked at my Sears account online, however, it showed the wrong delivery date again. This time I did an online chat---everyone else I had talked to over the phone was in a foreign country and their accent was so thick I had a very hard time understanding them. I hoped that they could read English better than they spoke it.

During a long online chat, the customer service rep again tried to validate the wrong delivery date on November 5th. After several go rounds I seemed to get through to them (they didn't read English very well evidently), and I finally got the rep to state for certain that the delivery date would be November 15th. All of this chat is documented.

Today, November 4, I GET A CALL FROM SEARS DELIVERY TO CONFIRM THE DELIVERY OF THE REFRIGERATOR TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 5TH!!! SHE ALSO HAD NO RECORD OF THE MICROWAVE DELIVERY!!! This Sears employee actually spoke English, changed the delivery date to November 15, and placed calls to research the microwave purchase and made sure it was to be delivered the same day. I told her she was the first Sears employee who actually seemed to know what she was doing and thanked her several times. I have my fingers crossed waiting for November 15th!!! It is no wonder Sears is going to go out of business!!

kenmore elite

Bought in 2013. I unloaded and turned down temp to 8 degrees, smell went away. Had technicians come and the removed ice build on bottom freezer, thought it was fixed. No, dead animal smell is horrible! And yes coming from side and back not inside frig. The tech said, my frig was made by LG sold as Kenmore. Man, I lime LG too but ya, bad design not being able to clean drip pan easily. But as stated this did t help anyone anyway. SEARS- post the remedy to problem vs saying we are sorry so we can get it fixed! Thank you!

Kenmore stove instalation

This whole situation started from a master protection replacement stove that was suppose to be comparable to the one I bought from sears back in 2099 from September 22 2019 to October 24 2019 i have been trying to get sears to install my downdraft duel fuel stove. I work two jobs and could only do Saturday installations.

1st call for Installation- 9/22/19 3:19-4:22pm case number 59995
set up The 1st tech came in and stated that they didn't know the stove was a duel fuel and down draft and they weren't set up to do the installation.

after another phone call lasting an hour to explain why the installation wasn't done and stating again that the stove was a down draft duel energy i got another appointment for 2 weeks later. The 2nd tech came out and didn't know it was a downdraft and stated that I was suppose to supply some adapter part (the only way i can assume this statement came buy was when i was talking to the 1st tech and said shouldn't there be some kind of adapter to go from a Gen- air downdraft to a Kenmore downdraft). I'm not an installation tech. so don't know how to install this downdraft stove if I did I wouldn't need the installation protection. Needless to say the 2nd tech. didn't install the stove. I called sears warranty back again and stated the problem and they said they would solve the problem and contact the installation department for another problem. same run around.

10/18/19 2:51pm-3:53pm
called [protected] because I got no verification on my appointment. was told the appointment had been cancelled by the tech. because he couldn't do the installation; but I was never informed that the installation was cancelled. Throughout all these phone calls I have been put on hold for over 15 minuet increments time after time. by 3:23pm I asked to speak with a supervise at sears master protection and after waiting for 10 to 15 minutes again spoke with "Conner" supposedly a supervisor and told him I wanted to start a written complaint. He said he would stat one and that the call was being recorded. I commenced telling him about all I had been through for this installation at one point he said that from his records I was suppose to buy a part (I was never told that) and then I was hung up on. I waited for 5 minutes and no one recalled me. I recalled, went through the recordings, was transferred to customer solutions and left on hold again. I tried to call "at your service back and got a recording saying at 4pm it was closed.

10/19/[protected] 9:50am-10:55am - case #60727
called to continue complaint through customer solution dept. and there was no complaint on file. I started another on. Mary from sears started a Case #60727 finally. I went through all that had happened she called installation department and the warranty department. she said she would get some one who could actually install the stove. I was finally transferred to "innove solution?" and they said sears had to email them with an agreement to pay the extra cost installation and only sears needed to contact them again.

10/23/19 3pm-4:25pm case #6503168 number called: [protected]
went through all of my problems put on hold and was transferred from: technical specialist department who said I had am appointment for Oct. 28 8-5pm which was a Monday and I couldn't be there (I was not asked or gave conformation for this date) when I said I would be recording this conversation too I was told I couldn't even though sears supposedly had been recording some before. I was then put on hold for another 15 minutes and transferred to another department he said the other department was instalation not problem solving and didn't know why I was transfered there; then I was put on hold again before another customer solution person who said they would contact installation again. final someone came back and said within 24 to 48 hours "off line team" would get back in touch with me. Still no acceptable solution to my issue...

10/24/19 3:57pm-5:57pm Case# 6503168
once again back and forth between installation and protection agreement and complaint department., at the end they transferred me to instillation person who said that my agreement was for basic only which involved only taking out the stove and pushing the new one in and plugging it in. I said my original installation from my original agreement involved; the cutting of the whole in the house and duct placement, and that is what the agreement was that I had been paying for since 1999 when I first got the stove and kept the warranty agreement with installation paid up. He could not tell me when or if my original agreement change. I am not satisfied with this attempt to not follow through on my original agreement. I don't want to allow sears to no longer be responsible for the warranty I have continued to pay for these years.

Also during this conversation I brought up to installation that they never gave me an amount for them to install the stove and was told they would not do the installation. Other companies who I didn't buy the stove from wont do the installation ...So what am I suppose to do?

sears master protection plan

My 90 year old mother has had the Sears master Protection Plan for years. She needed her heat pump repaired which is covered under the plan. I took the day off to be there when the repairman would be there. Her appointment was at 2pm and the repairman never showed. We contacted Sears customer service 3 times each time being on hold for over 30 minutes. No one answered the call. I finally talked with a represented online through the website. At 7:30pm they told me that the repairman was sick?? No one bothered to let us know??? My mother has paid over 1, 000.00 for this coverage. It is a joke. This is how Sears treats customers who have been with them for over 60 years???

Kenmore elite refrigerator

On or around the beginning to the middle of september 2019 we started to notice that our fridge wasnt keeping...

Kenmore elite refrigerator with sides

In September 2015, we purchased a Kenmore Elite Refrigerator with a Master Protection Agreement ([protected]). The first year the motor had to be replaced due to malfunction. The technician stated that the new motor is good about three years and the same problem will happen again. Beginning this year, the freezer doesn't work and ice-maker has not been working. We have called many times [protected] for repair. The service support person Gregory came by three times to look into the problem.

Frist two times he indicated there was no problem and just the temperature needed to be set lower. The third time he said the freon leaks and he added freon. Sadly, nothing was fixed and the problem still exists.

We called [protected] one week ago to report the issue. We were told Gregory will contact us when he's available. Haven't heard from him, we called Gregory and left messages. There were no response.

Then, we called [protected] again this morning. As usual, the call was transferred from one agent to another. Every time, we need to repeat the same
Problem. It takes long time to wait for the transfer and this morning there was no pick up after the transfer.

Based on the existing problems, the motor and more parts are malfunction.
We were told by one of the customer support case manager Shavon, if Gregory
reports the problem is unrepairable in his coming visit, there will be replacement. We need to know when he can show up for this appointment.

Would you please let us know who to contact and to follow up of this issue?
To contact Master Protection Agreement [protected] has been very unpleasant experience.

Best regards,
David and Sandie

kenmore elite refrigerator

Our refrigerator was purchase 15 months ago from Sears along with a Master Protection agreement. On October 3, 2019 -It stopped working and when I called to schedule an appointment for repair they said I had to wait until October 23rd- 20days! After calling several numbers and speaking with people so called manager's in India and Mexico, along with being put on hold for ever, and spending numberous hours on the phone the only thing they could do was move it up to October 22. I was told if I could get a certified technician to come out sooner that they would reimburse me and if it cost more then $300 I would have to contact them to get an approval. I had Mr. Appliance come on October 12 and they said the compressor needed to be replaced along with two evaporator coils. They called to get an approval for a $733 fix and were denied. I called again to find out if they would have the parts needed to replace when they came on the 22nd and was told that no they would have to order the parts and I would have to wait another 7-21 days for parts and another appointment. They expect me to go without a refrigerator for 3 months?!? Really???? I call this beyond sad to be treated like this when I paid $379.99 for this warranty and $2, 499.99 for the refrigerator that only last 15 months!! Then today they were scheduled to come out between 8am-5pm. I was called at 10:55 am and told they had to cancel due to the technician having a family emergency and could reschedule for November 7. I tried calling several numbers again only to be told there was nothing I could do but be put on an emergency cancelation list. I am beyond disgusted and sick to my stomach that this is happening and that there are others out there being treated like this. There has to be something done to help people not fall into this trap of paying for something that is pretty much worthless.

kenmore elite refrigerator/freezer

RE: Complaint on Kenmore Elite Refrigerator:

Phone Number: [protected]
Name on Warranty: Tom Murray
Email: [protected]
Kenmore Elite Model number 795.72483.410

I purchased a Kenmore Elite Refrigerator four years ago. On August 10 of this year (4 years old), my refrigerator stopped working. I lost the contents of my refrigerator. I was unable to get a service call for over two weeks. The technician came to the house, and was unable to fix the refrigerator. Note that the service call was repeatedly cancelled at the last minute, and I had to wait until 9/11/19 to get a service call (over one month from the time the refrigerator stopped working.

Today is October 22, two months and two weeks since my refrigerator stopped working. On Friday, a technician spent four hours inserting all new parts, the freezer is still not working. I made an appointment which was for yesterday, and it was cancelled at the last minute. My next appointment is in one week. In the meantime, I've now lost groceries twice, and I am going on three months since my refrigerator/freezer broke.

I've never been more dissatisfied in my life over a product, but more importantly over the way Sears has handled this claim.

The technicians all tell me that the product is made by LG, and they are lemons, but that corporate will not allow a replacement nor will they deem it a lemon.

Below is the information from an complaint email sent in August. It has the product and warranty details:

From: Nancy Murray
To: [protected]
Cc: Tom Murray
Subject: Formal Complaint #[protected]
Date: August 28, 2019 1:48:46 AM IST

Phone Number: [protected]
Name on Warranty: Tom Murray
Email: [protected]

Kenmore Elite Model number 795.72483.410

I am submitting a formal complaint against the Sears Scheduling and Customer Service division. On Thursday, 8/15, while I was away from the house, my Kenmore Elite refrigerator stopped working. I lost about $200.00 work of food that my house guest disposed for us. When we returned home on Sunday, 8/18, we spoke with your representatives, who said we should wait for a return call to schedule emergency service.

On 819, we were put on an emergency schedule, and purchased a warranty. We were told the warranty would cover repair costs. We later received a text confirming a repair scheduled for Monday, 8/26 (8 days after the first call).

On Monday, 8/26, we received a cancellation text, and a rescheduled date of 9/11(3 weeks and two days after our call). To my displeasure, we made at least four phone calls. We were told a supervisor would call us in an hour. We didn't get a call back, and started making calls, all very long wait times, almost 3 hours of trying to reach someone. We were transferred many times, disconnected once, and finally spoke toa nice person in Warranty, who couldn't help us.

Many of the calls were terrible because the clarity was very poor. I couldn't understand a word they were saying.

We want to know if you could please put us on the schedule prior to 9/11, preferably this week? How could you cancel our appointment, then tell us we have to wait for another customer to cancel before you can service this refrigerator. To add insult to injury, this refrigerator is only four years old!!!

We look forward to your response without delay.
Thank you

Nancy and Tom Murray

front load washing machine and technician breaking it.

"Buyer Beware!!" Anyone thinking about taking the Master Protection Plan that Sears offers with it appliances should Beware. Every appliance we have in our house is from Sears and they convinced us the Master Protection Plan was the way to go. It sounded good and we spent literally hundreds of dollars a year carrying it on all our appliances. Most appliances are expensive and we thought the plan would replace any of them that couldn't be fixed. We sure found out the hard way it did not cover something a Sears technician broke while replacing a part on our front load washing machine. He assured us we had the Master Protection Plan and it would be fixed. He was supposed to order the part he broke. Once he left it started becoming almost impossible to get any updates on what was happening. We spent hours on hold more times than I wish to remember. When the technician did return he assured us the part was being looked for. Not to worry you have the Master Protection Plan and it will be taken care of. "Famous Last Words." More time calling and no once answering their phones. We finally found out the part couldn't be found and they turned our claim over to a third party liability person. More time waiting and no update. More calls and sitting on hold for hours. To make a very long frustrating story shorter the third party liability person finally told us they would not replace the washing machine since it was working. Didn't matter to them about the 3 plastic pieces the technician had broke. We brought up the Master Protection Plan and were told it had nothing to do with them and we should read our policy closely. We did only to find out Sears or the technician isn't responsible for them breaking things on the appliance. In the end they sent us 100.00 and said it was finished. Now we have a washing machine that working, but it is de-valued because of a Sears's technician and no one cared after all the talk in the beginning about not worrying because we had the Sears Master Protection Plan. Well it wasn't worth the paper it was written on or the thousands of dollars I spent over the years carrying it. I will never buy another Sears appliance and all friends and family will be warned about our trouble with it all.
Ed and Mary Harrison

service or lack of

Had a dryer go out at a rental where a handicapped tenant lives. I took the back of the dryer apart and saw the starter switch was broken. Called Sears and scheduled appt for their technician to bring out part and repair on Thursday. Technician came but said he thought he had the part but did not. He demanded I pay the $109 for him coming out. He did virtually nothing. Left the dryer apart and took his money. I called Sears to complain and they said non refundable and too bad for me. I drove to an appliance part place and repaired the dryer the next day as the tenant could not go to a laundry mat and Sears failed to keep their word.

shocks/struts lifetime warranty

Went to Sears Auto Center in West Covina today to replace the shocks on my S10 Blazer, 25 years after first...

sears protection plan

Sears will not honor the extended warranty it sold me on my lawn tractor ! I had called them about my tractor seat being broken and they say it is not covered. The seat is cracked and the adjustment lever does not hold the seat in a position, it keeps sliding forward. I asked them to replace the seat and they said it is a cosmetic issue . The foam cracking in the seat will keep the safety switch from engaging if it gets worse and the seat adjustment will not hold causing the seat to slide forward when driving the tractor. Sears claims it's a non functional part so it's not covered . I call BS on that ! The extended warranty says otherwise but they won't honor it ! No where in the warranty does it say the seat is not covered ! The real reason I think for not replacing it is that the seat is no longer available and they have no replacement for it ! Their own website says it needs to be replaced as it is a safety issue.

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