*Warning: this may be deemed purely a bitching blog about the Maintenance and Warranty on my ice maker. Continue reading at your own risk.
I spend about $150 – 200 per year on my ice maker and refrigerator maintenance warranty. I have a stand alone Whirlpool ice maker that is covered under said warranty.
Within the last 12 months, repairmen have come out to my house not one, not two, but ten freaken times. Yes, in my opinion, that deserves a freaken. Readers, I have no damn ice. Repairmen keep bringing over and ordering new parts, one at a time, but to no avail. Let’s see… over the past twelve or so months I’ve accumulated a new compressor, a new evaporator, a new cooling system, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg (pun very much intended) but because I have to have 4 qualifying times in 1 year, they do not consider this to be enough. I am now in the heat of July in the Sunshine State with no damn ice. I am schlepping to Publix at least two times a week to buy bags of ice (which incidentally is taking up all of my freezer space, go figure).
The repairmen were at my house, yet again last week and it still won’t make ice. I called again today and they told me I had to wait 48 hours for it to make ice. This is hogwash! God created the world in 7 days, it shouldn’t take 2 days to make ice.
My history of service calls is as follows:
April 17, 2007 no ice.
April 24, 2007 adjusted condenser coils and cleaned them.
April 30, 2007 repaired leak – water flowing out onto kitchen floor.
Oct 7, 2007 no ice. replaced evaporator and cleaned coils
June 10, 2007 replaced compressor, charged it, fixed water valve and replaced entire pump
June 13, 2008 connected water line they forgot to 3 days ago
July 22, 2008 replaced switch, evacuated, recharged unit – still no ice as of today
I'm this close to sneaking into my neighbor's house every morning to score some ice. If I get arrested,
you'll all know why.