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KoolMore Washers
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Post# 1159754   9/17/2022 at 21:32 (584 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Despite the name being a knock off of Kenmore, who makes these?

Post# 1159757 , Reply# 1   9/17/2022 at 21:52 (584 days old) by Egress (Oregon)        

looks almost like a samsung

Post# 1159760 , Reply# 2   9/17/2022 at 22:30 (584 days old) by WindRivers (Wind River Range, WY)        

My guess would be Midea.

Post# 1159770 , Reply# 3   9/18/2022 at 01:09 (584 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Midea? Never heard of them, but I sure do now. What is their history?

Post# 1159775 , Reply# 4   9/18/2022 at 02:06 (584 days old) by WindRivers (Wind River Range, WY)        

Here's one thread about Midea from two to three years ago:

All I know is that Midea is a huge Chinese company that makes many appliances under different names, including appliances made for and branded as US based companies.

Whenever I hear of a brand I never heard of before I automatically suspect it's made by Midea. Here is a Midea washer that, as far as I can tell from the pictures and specs, looks to have a similar cabinet to the KoolMore in the opening post, though somewhat different features.

I've been searching for a reliable and durable microwave and came across this article that claims the majority of microwaves sold in the US, regardless of the brand, are made by Midea

Post# 1159776 , Reply# 5   9/18/2022 at 02:07 (584 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Midea is another Chineese company. they make a lot of microwave ovens for many brand labels. I believe their appliances ar being sold by Lowes.

Post# 1159781 , Reply# 6   9/18/2022 at 05:04 (584 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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I wonder how this company compares to Haier. Striving to be quality or simply making cheap knock offs? I know China can literally build and imitate anything at any quality, legally.

Post# 1159795 , Reply# 7   9/18/2022 at 09:06 (584 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
GE imports...

...from mid-00s to about 2014 are often Midea-quality about the same as Korean imports-I have a GE 24"pair from about 2012: washer is Midea,made in china,dryer-condenser type- is made in Korea-don't know who made it.Washer is pretty nice little machine-BLDC direct drive.I got the set in 2015 for $50 because the washer leaked-a couple badly installed hoses were rubbing and wore through.

Post# 1159797 , Reply# 8   9/18/2022 at 09:16 (584 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
forgot to mention...

...the pump on that 24"midea GE is the most craptasticly noisy POS ever installed in a washer.

Post# 1159800 , Reply# 9   9/18/2022 at 09:39 (584 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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GE has a unsurpassed gift at setting craptastic records. They're hogging all the trophies.

Post# 1159807 , Reply# 10   9/18/2022 at 10:04 (584 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
2nd place craptastic award....

...goes to the pump in my ~2009 GE hydrowave-that washer easily gets first place for most craptastic mechanical timer EVER installed in a washer... :)

Post# 1159831 , Reply# 11   9/18/2022 at 13:52 (583 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
24" GE Compact Laundry

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Are mostly Sam Sung built over the last 12 years or so, some were even built in Korea.


We work on lots of these, like SS they have a lot of broken spiders.


John L.

Post# 1159835 , Reply# 12   9/18/2022 at 14:21 (583 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Not surprised. The model Ts and Hydrowaves were full on compensatory vengeance for all the raw material they invested in the Filter Flos.

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