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kenmore elite refrigerator

The refrigerator stopped working after approx. 2 years.
I called to schedule a tech visit.
The automated customer service number told me that I did not have an extended warranty.
I asked a friend to take a look at it and he determined that the compressor and or evaporator was shot.
Meanwhile, my wife found paperwork showing that we did, in fact, have coverage.
I called Sears back and once I finally talked to a live person she agreed the warranty was still valid.
The tech arrived a few days later and saw that the panel was off the back and told me I had voided the warranty. I tried to explain that the only reason I looked at it was that Sears told me I didn't have a warranty.
He told me that the Sears system had been down for several days and that is probably why. He said if I hadn't touched the fridge he wouldn't have been able to help due to the system being down.
I've been on hold for hours, written letters and engaged in numerous chat sessions. All to no avail. After 5 weeks without a fridge in a house of 5, I finally went to Lowes and bought a fridge on credit.
I have been a loyal Sears customer for many years. Needless to say, that is over

This is a copy of the letter I sent.

Owen Pritchard
308 Cook Hill Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410
[protected]
[protected]@amstep.com
7/02/2019
Sears
Customer Service
3825 Forsyth Td
Winter Park, FL 32792
Dear Sears:
This letter is to ask for your help regarding my Protection Agreement that I purchased for my Kenmore Elite Refrigerator. The agreement number is [protected] valid 3-28-17 thru 3-28-20.
The refrigerator stopped working on 6-20-19. I called your automated customer service number and the computer said I could talk to her like a real person. I asked if I had a current protection plan on the refrigerator and was told NO. I tried several times to speak to a live person, with no success.
Thinking that I had no warranty, I asked a friend, who is an HVAC technician, to see if he could diagnose the problem.
He could see that the thermistor PTC was melted and there was a large amount of oil in the bottom pan, probably from the evaporator. The compressor was not running, and the indicator light was out.
My wife was looking through our paperwork and found what appeared to be a valid agreement. I called the number on the paperwork and thankfully was eventually able to speak to a live person. She confirmed that yes indeed I had a valid agreement and proceeded to make a service appointment.
When the technician arrived, he took one look at the refrigerator and said I had voided the warranty. I explained that the only reason I touched the unit was based on wrong information from Sears.
He seemed deaf to my situation and told me that I should have Googled the refrigerator before buying it and I would have seen that it is JUNK. His words, not mine.
He explained that Sears' system was down, and he couldn't work on the fridge even if I didn't touch it.
He left me with a phone number [protected] and said "Good Luck"
Since that time, I have tried everyday to try to contact someone to explain my situation and beg for understanding, but the system was down.
I spent an hour on your "Online Chat" service and that person made an appointment for another tech to come out on 7-9-19.
Rather than wait around for another tech to show up and tell me I voided the warranty; I was hoping to clarify my situation beforehand.
While I understand that anyone, other than Sears, working on the appliance voids the warranty, I'm asking if Sears will take some of the fault by telling me I didn't have coverage when in fact I did.
I spoke to a very nice lady today who provide me with your fax number and as I told her, "do you think I would have touched the fridge if I knew that someone would come fix it"?
I have very little faith that the new tech will be able to fix this fridge on 7-9-19 as it appears to have multiple issues, but I would greatly appreciate it if someone could let me know if you are willing to stand behind the warranty.
You will see that I have been a faithful Sears customer for many years (both appliances and warranties) and hope that loyalty counts for a little with my present situation.
If I could ask for a timely response it would be appreciated. I like to think I am a very patient person but I have been living in a house of 5 with no refrigerator and it is getting stressful.
If I have no coverage, I will need to make a new purchase soon, but would obviously prefer not to.

Sincerely,
Owen Pritchard
[protected] Day or Night.

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    mimzeleh Sep 13, 2019

    Hello. I am a fellow victim of Sears's abominable customer service, technical incompetence, and outright fraudulent Master Protection Plan shenanigans. I've been trying to get the ice maker in my fridge fixed and it's been an absurd and extremely unpleasant experience. I'm in NJ. Very interested to know what your present situation is. And would love to hear from others as well!

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I have been a loyal Sears customer since 2000 and have all Kenmore appliances. During this time I have had warranties on all of my five appliances paying over $600.00 a year for this service. Recently I called to have a refrigerator service and was told I would have an appointment in two weeks. The day of the appointment I received a call saying that the service was cancelled because the technician called in sick. My rescheduled appointment would be two weeks later a total of one month before service. The schedule department was just sorry and did not offer any recommendations or solutions. I was refer to Benefits Administration Department. They informed me that I could get a dorm size refrigerator until the service was done. I asked what other option did I have? Find my own repair person, pay for service and submit the bill.
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