changing lives since 2003 (ms_pooka) wrote,
changing lives since 2003

there's a jackass in my frigidaire.

Customer Service Issues
Posted on 4/26/2011 6:08:47 PM
Message Type = Contact Webmaster

Model Number = FEF326ASL
Serial Number = VF52936316
Purchase Date = Est 2005

I believe the stove/oven is approximately 5-6 years old. It was purchased shortly before we moved into our condo in January of 2006.

A couple of weeks ago, my husband was using the digital control panel and the brackets holding it in place all snapped so that the control panel sunk back in to the housing.We continued to use the stove and used the oven once. Yesterday, we had repairmen out to fix our refrigerator and they asked us about the range. They told us the way the connectors inside are arranged, the electric current could potentially arc out and poses an electrocution hazard.

Could you confirm if this is true and if you have received other reports of the brackets breaking and if there has been a recall for this? It seems it shouldn't be difficult to have brackets that don't break under the light pressure of a finger pushing a button and maybe this is a faulty set? Do we have any recourse for this other than paying the $135 estimate given to fix this?

Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:57:07 -0400
Subject: RE: Customer Service Issues

Thank you for contacting Frigidaire.
Unfortunately, only a servicer can answer your questions. We do not have the intimate knowledge of the units to be able to answer those particular questions. I would suggest calling a service provider to take a look at your unit. Please use the link below to contact a service provider in your area.
Sincerely, Blythe


Sent: 04/27/11 11:18:59
Subject: RE: Customer Service Issues

Have I possibly emailed the wrong location? Do you mean that Frigidaire is not intimately familiar with the products it makes and sells and does not know which of it's products have been involved in recalls?

Thank you,


Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:30:50 -0400
Subject: RE: RE: Customer Service Issues

Thank you for contacting Frigidaire. As we have no techs here on site, we suggest that you get your appliance serviced. The appliance is not involved in a recall.

Natasha B


Subject: RE: Customer Service Issues
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:36:20 -0500

I'm not looking to have you service the appliance. That is already taken care of, no worries.

What I'm trying to establish is if this doesn't seem pretty flimsy that the control panel can snap right off as a result of someone pressing a button. Doesn't that seem rather flimsy? Perhaps Frigidaire cares to know that their product is flimsy and to take responsibility for that? Especially if, from what I've been told by a service person, that it could result in electrocution? Is there nothing Frigidaire cares to comment on about that?

Apparently not. I've already forwarded to CPSC anyhow.

Thank you for your apparent lack of concern for the products you produce and sell. We'll remember it during our next appliance purchase.


Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:51:25 -0400
Subject: RE: RE: Customer Service Issues

Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding your experience with our organization. While it is always a pleasure to hear from a valued consumer, the circumstances that made it necessary for your contact are regrettable.

We sincerely appreciate the effort you spent in advising us of your disappointment. In today’s competitive marketplace, feedback from our consumers is vital to our continued success.

Please be assured we are taking the appropriate steps to improve our internal operations to address the issues which surfaced in your communication.

We hope you will accept our apologies for the difficulty you experienced. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need assistance in the future.
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