Complaint / review / scam report
Sears Home Store - Mississauga
Delivery - Service

Bought 3 appliances from Sears towards the end of 2010. We had a better price from an appliance store next door (Goemans), but went with Sears due to reputation. I figured I'd pay a bit more for the Sears service reputation. What a mistake that was. We had a kitchen renovation going on at the same time, so it was important to coordinate delivery of the appliances. We weren't told at the time, but the fridge was back-ordered. We bought the appliances (GE Profile) and had a delivery date set up. We got a call a few days before the delivery informing us of the fridge being backdated. With no choice (cabinets were sized to accomodate that fridge), we had to accept the delay on the fridge.

The dishwasher and stove were delivered. When our installer went to install the dishwasher, it was leaking. I called a repair man in (took some convincing to get him to come the next day instead of the next week like originally setup). Apparently, factory didn't install a key part. He had it, and simply gave it to my installer to put in. No paperwork, nothing.

The fridge was pushed back even further, and didn't come in until mid February (6 weeks after the dishwasher and stove). At least we got some compensation for the delay.

The stove developed an issue with a loose handle. I had to call a repair man in and he did fix it.

The fridge started making a god awful noise around summer time. Turns out the fan behind the crisper drawer developed ice and the fan blades were hitting the accumulated ice. We have never used the crisper drawer (express chill) feature, so ice never should have formed in the first place. A repair guy came to take a look. His solution was to run express thaw to melt the ice, and he told us to keep an eye on it and call back if it happens again. I told him that was not acceptable. We have already been keeping an eye on it and called for service. Ice shouldn't be forming there if the express chill feature isn't even being used. He then reluctantly called to speak to someone for guidance, and didn't get a hold of anyone. He said he'd call me the next day to let me know what he found out, but never did.

I found out later that parts had been ordered, but that they were back ordered. An appointment to replace the parts kept getting pushed back multiple times. In the mean time, our ice maker broke. The flimsy plastic piece that checks ice level broke off (probably when we use the crushed ice feature), and ice kept getting produced. We had lots of ice in our freezer!! I called in and told them to also add the plastic part to the service order. I was being helpful in trying to combine two service calls into one. That was a mistake.

A repair man finally came, and did nothing because the wrong ice maker part was ordered. So he ordered a complete ice maker (not just the broken plastic part). I'm still waiting for this fridge repair to happen.

So in review, I purchased almost $6000 worth of GE Profile appliances. The dishwasher had a missing piece (I won't blame Sears for a factory issue). The stove developed a loose handle. And the fridge took forever to be delivered. It developed issues with the crisper drawer and ice maker. And it took forever to order parts for a brand new fridge.

Oh, I also got a call the other day from Sears' customer service department asking if I wanted to purchase an extended warranty on a dishwasher. I told them I purchased the dishwasher in Jan of 2011 with the 5 year purchase protection (extended warranty), and that they must have been mistaken. The lady then checked my file and said I have two dishwashers on file, one purchased in Dec 2010, and the other in Jan 2011. I asked her if it makes sense for someone to buy two dishwashers within a month? Despite all of this, she kept insisting I had two of them and asked again if I wanted to purchase the extended warranty!

Whatever warm and fuzzy feelings of security I had regarding Sears service is gone. They are completely incompetent. In the future, I will only consider Sears if they are SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper on their products than the competitors. Unfortunately in this day and age, good service is very hard to find. Just like the corporations only care about the bottom line, it would be wise for consumers to do the same.
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Offender: Sears Home Store - Mississauga

Country: Canada   Province: Ontario

Category: Electronics and household app.


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