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  1. Zoltán Kárpát on December 28, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Fancy … I never owned a refrigerator with a light in it. The first and only fridge I bought 10 years ago is an LG mini fridge, still works fine. Most other appliances my family owned also worked fine for at least 10 years.

  2. Kelvyn Bettridge on December 28, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks Matt… warranty seems to be key take away here for (me) consumers. Because choosing the right appliance really can be a minefield.

  3. travis romine on December 28, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Great info as usual Matt. Thanks

  4. Wally Benson on December 28, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    just one more thank you, I now have a new washing machine that does not let enough water in so I add three large buckets of warm water by hand just like I did 60 years ago. If you know of a way to adjust the water amount please let us know.

  5. 12vgs8606 on December 28, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Really ironic that the guy doing Tesla video is dissing on EPA; if EPA did not exist, there would never be a Tesla!

  6. Cliff Roderiques on December 28, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    GREAT, To Late bought new home and outfitted with mostly Samsung (Errr).

  7. AndreiN on December 28, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Good to know thanks👍

  8. RSD Wall on December 28, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    What is your opinion about speed Queen laundry sets?

  9. Mike on December 28, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Super useful info, and backed up by my own experiences.
    I bought my place new, but it had been sitting for a couple of years unlived in. It came with high end LG appliances. The stove died, the microwave died, and the dryer needs to be reset at the breaker panel just to turn it on to this day. They wouldn’t cover any of it due to the age, despite the fact the appliances were new. Replaced stove and microwave with Samsung. Stove still working, microwave falling apart (brittle plastic). Replaced dishwasher with KitchenAid even though old one was fine. So far the new dishwasher is silent, running well, but not washing as well as the old clunker.

  10. Zaphod Beeblebrox on December 28, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Tesla should make appliances

  11. Howard Spellman on December 28, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    I partially agree with you. I have 40 homes with mostly 15 year old whirlpool appliances and they are easy to fix and parts are cheap. I carry oven ignitors and electric dryer coils in my truck. Most of my tenants never pull the exhaust vent and clean out the hose or threw away the lint filter. I have found that GE appliances are harder to get at the parts that need replacement and prices are higher. In my own homes I do have LG and Samsung Washer and dryers and have had good luck and the Samsung refrigerator has worked for 8 years but the Item maker is turned off on the bottom as its not needed. So maybe I am putting off a future problem. Lately I told my tenants that I will no longer repair their appliances and they can get them fixed or buy their own to install.

  12. Jim Adams on December 28, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks Matt, you are 100% correct. I have a 19 year old Whirlpool washer and dryer, zero problems. My 4 year old Samsung refrigerator, broken ice maker, repaired 4 times, still not working correctly.

  13. nk g on December 28, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    am from India.

    LG and Samsung customer care is even worse than the worst.

    Now German companies started showing up but their manufacturing is being done by these crap makers.. again struck..

    long gone the days of having good products

  14. grouponful on December 28, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Why do you do the thumb thing in the beginning?

  15. Dave Webster on December 28, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for this one Matt,

    Can we get an update on your ebikes at some point when you have some time.

  16. Evan Harris on December 28, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Just sent this to my parents in Florida. They’re replacing their kitchen appliances.

  17. Craig M on December 28, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Spot on. Our Samsung fridges have been crap, especially the ice maker. Got a new fridge under warranty because they couldn’t fix. We did get the extended warranty. Whirlpool washer nothing but problems. Warranty company refunded complete cost of appliance because they said not worth fixing repeatedly. Please do more of these types of videos.

  18. Scott Jacobs on December 28, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    We just ordered. Bosch dishwasher 800 series- they told us it is made in US
    What do you think?

    Thanks

  19. Dirkus on December 28, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Hi, thank you for this video. I’m curious if you know how good the extended warranties that Home Depot sells are worth the money? I am looking at a GE laundry set and they have a 3 and 5 year plan. Have you done service under these plans and how does Home Depot treat the servicers that actually do the work? Thanks!

  20. Dennis Schlieckau on December 28, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks Matt, So stay away from Korean imports, but what about. European imports like Bosch, etc?

  21. Greg Collins on December 28, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Ya, same goes for TV’s except there are no domestic brands. If you can get any new TV’s to last 5 years you are doing great. Everything is basically disposable now – not made to repaired. I did TV repair for 20 years and quit it last year. Got tired of charging people $25 up front and then calling them to say its unrepairable because the parts are not available. The new LED TV’s ought to be super long lived as LED’s are supposed to be super reliable, but these designers push too much amps through them and when one of the several dozen in the back lighting gives out, boom. Very difficult to replace them and if you use the "recommended" replacement parts, you are just perpetuating the bad design. The holy grail of TV design was supposed to be getting rid of the high voltage. Old TV’s had either HV CRT’s, HV flourescent backlighting, HV plasma, etc. Always a reliability problem, but those TVs generally lasted 10 years. These plastic new featherweight LED TVs are fragile. No manufacturer I know of will sell you a replacement display panel (to fix the one your kid threw a ball at) for less than the cost of a new TV.
    You know the difference between the "1st world" and the "2nd world"? The first world has the economic strength to replace all their junky (made by the 2nd world) possessions every 5 years.

  22. mikelieber1 on December 28, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Awesome new series, keep up the great work.

  23. salesrpg on December 28, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Can you make a video at your local Lowes or Home Depot with a walk around to give your opinion on what to buy.

  24. Fabian La Maestra on December 28, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    this is an excellent video Matt. Thank you for doing it. May I ask if you could please do a similar video focusing on why there are so few induction cooktops in the United States? When I visited Europe they were everywhere. it seems like the induction-top ovens that are available in the United States are very expensive. Could you talk about this or suggest which one you would get if you wanted to replace a gas oven with full induction?

  25. CoolSilver on December 28, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    High Efficiency Washers are efficient in all the ways that are Anti-Consumer. I agree it’s not good for anyone who is buying them.

  26. azera55555 on December 28, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    My family has had samsung washer and dryer for about eight or nine years and haven’t had any problems whatsoever so maybe we just got lucky. And we haven’t had any problems with our Kitchen Aid appliances which we’ve had for about ten years.

  27. Beetle Dan on December 28, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Great video.
    I guess we got lucky…the LG washer and drier we bought about 12 years ago have been extremely reliable and problem free….or maybe they were made during the golden years?

  28. The Shaving Soap Channel on December 28, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Great video! Came for the Tesla content, stayed for the appliance information. We have a Whirlpool Duet front loading washer/dryer set that is about 15 years old. I had to replace the front panel of the washer about 9 years back and the water pump two weeks ago. Haven’t had to do a thing to the dryer. The wife has been trying to convince me to replace them, but after watching your video, I told her that she’s stuck with them for at least another 15 years. 🙂

  29. NY on December 28, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    I don’t believe you mentioned Speed Queen. I was wondering if this brand will be more reliable than the other American brands you mentioned? Aren’t most washers and dryers built with Whirlpool parts?

  30. cameron shuff on December 28, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you for this topic

  31. ArizVern on December 28, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Good Video.

  32. Harvey Degree on December 28, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    I want to defeated Matt Shumaker in lyrical combat

  33. Aussie2u on December 28, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    This is great! I appreciate this deviation from Tesla as it’s still relevant to almost everyone.

  34. Mark Lawrence on December 28, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Bought my whole Kenmore set 13 years ago and have only had to repair the dryer. Both times were easy enough for me to fix myself, good to know to keep them as long as possible.

  35. JPTech933 on December 28, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Interesting great video, appliances here in Canada about the same.. my stove is an Amana and when researching it online I discovered the parts are from Mexico, the wiring and electronics seams to be from China and it was assembled in USA.

  36. George Zahn on December 28, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks Matt, great information. Definitely interested in seeing more like this (but keep the Model-3 stuff coming too).

  37. Michael Goetz on December 28, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Amazingly helpful video! Thanks so much for sharing you knowledge and experience.

  38. Jackson Bangs on December 28, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Great video! What are your thaughts on CROSLEY refrigerators?

  39. Sum Lau on December 28, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    i believe it the fact samsung sent you wrong parts lol

    had a warranty replacement request from a samsung product two yrs ago. they sent me the wrong parts three times…

    currently, also dealing w/ a warranty claim. they cancelled my tickets four times because they claim I never emailed my proof of purchase but obviously i emailed them. so every time they had to recreate a new ticket for me…

  40. Jason Thiner on December 28, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    My dad’s been servicing appliances for 30 years the company he works for hired a guy just for Samsung and lg appliances.

  41. E S on December 28, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    deep dive!

  42. Rammdom on December 28, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    I’ve had a Samsung refrigerator for the past 5 years and its been serviced every 3 – 6 months since we bought it, Never again. Yes, thank God I did get an extended warranty and now I’m looking to buy a new refrigerator only 5 years later. Ridiculous when you spend so much.

  43. William Dean on December 28, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Ok so stay away from samsung and LG, how about German/European made appliances?

  44. Evelyn Hoogerbrugge on December 28, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Are you willing to answer an appliance question? I’ll ask my question and if you don’t want to give free answers, I certainly understand.
    I have a water filter in my GE refrigerator. If I get water from the dispenser in the door, it is crystal clear. If I get ice from the door dispenser, there is a lot of white sediment. I tried a glass of just water and a glass of just ice. Nothing settled out of the water, but in the glass with just ice, after the ice melted, there was a lot of white sediment in the bottom of the glass and on the sides of the glass.

  45. scottysize on December 28, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Great. So my 2 LG refrigerators I bought last year will need to be replaced when the warranty is up. Where were you last year. Lol

  46. Giorgi Tsibadze on December 28, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    I am from Europe and my family uses all bosch appliances and they are working fine for years. Now 11 year old washing machine broke down 5 years ago logic board was fine and we replaced it and it is working fine, also 7 year old refrigerator has not broken down once.
    I am interested if you had problems with bosch?

  47. radcpuman on December 28, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    I have a Samsung top load washer and regular front load dryer and have had them for several years. They have worked well. The LG front load washer and dryer I had before that didn’t clean at all and the washer always smelled musty. I have an LG frig and I think I had it worked on once because the ice maker quit. It has made ice since but the ice melts together just enough that I have to open the door and bang on the ice bin to break it up (about every day). I guess it is the defrost cycle maybe doing that. Very annoying anyway. On a different note, I have a Maytag Gemini(???) range with double oven (electric). The top oven is like a pizza oven and it has a toasting feature. Now it took me a year to realize what that was but now I use it more than the regular oven. I thought about upgrading since it is looking dated but I can’t find a single double oven on the market with that feature. Anyway, great topic and look forward to more of your insights on appliances.

  48. Sam G on December 28, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Super helpful. My in laws had an LG fridge compressor go out. Barely found someone to work on it.

  49. Derek Spearin on December 28, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Perfect timing for this video. I was just looking at a Samsung refrigerator today. Thanks Matt!

  50. Evan Harris on December 28, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    Just replaced our old appliances with Maytag and KitchenAid. No problems so far. This is our second front loading washing machine and my wife does complain about an odor if she doesn’t leave the door open when not being used. You’re probably familiar with Spencer’s since you have lived in Arizona. They always seem to give good information. I think you have a very cool job.

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