History of Whirlpool
Whirlpool is a Fortune 500 Company, with a rich history starting back in 1911. They’ve had many names: Upton, Allen, Nineteen Hundred Corporation, before finally coming upon the one we know in 1951. They were constantly buying out other companies and growing ever-larger. In 1962, they won a contract for NASA (and subsequently created Freeze-dried ice cream for the program), and began generating billions in revenue in 1978. They received a 100% rating on the CEI, and have been a forerunner in the Human Rights Campaign. Their charity work has been notable, from Habitat for Humanity, and the Building Blocks program, to Operation Home Delivery for residents devastated from Hurricane Katrina.
With the amount to washers, dryers, and other appliances they have manufactured for different brands and companies, there is a good chance that most people in the US have either owned or used a Whirlpool product. They continue to manufacture only in the United States, and consistently provide jobs to their current work force.
Whirlpool appliances we service include, but are not limited to:
- Top Load Washers – Typically made larger and to hold more clothing, these washers don’t rely upon a door seal and usually require less maintenance.
- Front Load Washers – Uses less water, less soap, and they are less likely ruin or tear delicate clothing. Require more maintenance for the door seal and bellows.
- Dryers – Fast and efficient, these cut down the time it takes to dry clothing. They can be either gas or electric. There are many types of dryers, but Tumbler dryers are the most widely used in consumer homes.
- Stackable Washer/Dryer – Made to save space, these are usually much smaller and seen in apartments, condos and small homes.
- Refrigerator & Top Freezer – Most common in households, it has been the leading style since the 1940’s. Some budget models and mini-fridges use a freezer chest as opposed to a separate compartment.
- Refrigerator & Bottom Freezer – Created to provide easier access to refrigerator items, as they are needed more often than freezer.
- Side by Side Refrigerators – Also called “American Style”, they were invented by Amana to provide more freezer space. Left is the freezer, Right is the refrigerator.
- French Door Refrigerators – Two French doors on top for the refrigerator, and a drawer bottom freezer. These have become more prominent since the late 90’s.
- Built-In Refrigerator – Usually available in any style, these provide the homeowner the ability to save space and coordinate the look of the kitchen. Some brands allow for these to have replaceable door panels, so that they may coincide with the cabinetry.
- Under-Counter Refrigerators – Can be used as a freezer or refrigerator, and are easily accessible. They can be put into any room for extra storage or entertainment purposes.
- Standing Freezers – For those with extra room in their kitchen, or who need them simply as extra storage space. Can be free-standing or built-in.
- Chest Freezers – An indispensable item for those with large families and need a great deal of storage. Also used for commercial purposes, and typically kept outside of the kitchen.
- Gas Cooktops – Using natural gas, they provide the cook with the ability to perfectly control temperatures with an open flame.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Gas Oven – Traditional and most cost-effective, more models are being released with the ability to become a convection oven for even baking.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Wall Ovens – Built in for convenience to the consumer, they can be stacked/installed with multiple to provide more option for the cook.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric, or with a gas cooktop and electric oven.
- Under-Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing.
- Range Hoods
- Water Heaters
If you have any of the following brands, there is a possibility it is a Whirlpool manufactured product now:
In 2013, there was a class action lawsuit filed against Whirlpool for what was considered “moldy” or “smelly” dishwashers. While they won the case, it still seemed to be a prevalent issue with those models and they were discontinued. It’s important to take not of anything uncommon happening with your appliance, as it may assist it keeping further issues from happening. Such as:
- Strange smells in the Dishwasher
- Dishwashers not draining
- Foggy digital display in any appliance
- Washer not operating
- Washer not draining
- Washer not spinning/agitating
- Leaking in any appliance
- Ovens not self-cleaning
- Loud or unusual noises
Why go with 180 Appliance Repair Services?
Our technicians have been working with Whirlpool products for years. As one of the most popular manufacturers, they have also had the chance to work with them often. We guarantee that our experts will diagnose the problem quickly and confidently, and have access to the parts and components needed to repair the appliance as soon as possible. As always, we have customer service agents available to take your call 24/7, and work around your schedule to find the most convenient appointment time possible. With our know-how and certifications, you can bet that 180 Appliance Repair Services will provide you with the best service in the industry!