We purchased a wash machine (model Number: WLRR5000GOWW) which is still under warranty. It's been nearly two weeks and Lowe's has been unable to fix it. I've included the documentation that I sent to Better Business Bureau last Friday. We've spent $51 on the laundry mat as we have two littles. Please help.
Who can I contact to help resolve this problem? We paid for a warranty and Lowe's Warranty Dept has failed us.
10/13/09 Washmachine broke and called Lowe's for service. Marc's County Appliance in Binghamton NY came to fix it did not have the part, stated they had to order it, and would call us back. They stated that they had to file paper work requesting the part. They have not returned the five phone messages we left from 10/13-10/20
10/21/09 Called Lowe's Warranty Hotline 888-775-6937 and explained problem. Lowe's Warranty Hotline put us on hold and they were unable to contact Marc's County Appliance so they left a message. Lowe's stated that they'd go to their customer service dept and someone would call us back. No one called us back.
10/22/09 Called Lowe's in the late afternoon and stated the situation once again. Lowe's said that they would call us back. Once again, they failed to return our call.
10/23/09 A third time we called Lowe's (in the morning) and explained situation. "Joe" put me on hold and tried twice to contact a supervisor. No supervisors were available and he stated that one could call me later in the day. Several hours later we called Lowe's Warranty Hotline again and spoke with "Candy" (at extension 151001). After explaining the situation she said she'd "try to get a supervisor". I "demanded" to speak with one and a supervisor named "Lauren" got on the phone. I went through the complete situation with Lauren telling her it is completely unacceptable. She did not have an answer for me when I inquired as to the incompetence and lack of communication with the customer that Lowe's Warranty Hotline has displayed. I explained to Lauren that their service and failure to adequately honor a warranty which was paid for by us, the customer is unacceptable. Lauren went on to say that the part was ordered for our washmachine and should arrive at Marc's County Appliance next Thursday, 10/29. That will be over 2 weeks past the day we called for service. And it will not be fixed that day since yet another appointment has to be scheduled. She had no answer as to why Lowe's Warranty Hotline service people failed to provide as adequate service. I explained that since our wash machine has not been fixed in even close to a reasonable time frame, I want a replacement. I was told that I "don't qualify for a replacement at this time". Lauren was snippy with me. When I asked her if this was good service that was being provided she had the absolute audacity to respond, "I think that's a rhetorical question."
We want our wash machine fixed. It has not been done in a timely fashion. Now are seeking compensation as well since We've spent $51 on the laundry mat and we're still counting!
We've been loyal Lowe's customers for years, and have always been very pleased with their helpful, courteous staff at their store where we frequently shop. But this absolute incompetence by Lowe's Warranty Services is an outrage!
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