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Whirlpool is an international company providing appliances for the kitchen, laundry and entire home. Dishwashers, refrigerators, cooking ranges, air filters and central heating units are among their extensive product lines.
History of Whirlpool
As a result of a failed business venture in 1908, Lou Upton bought the patents on hand washing machines and took them to Michigan in 1911. The company was then called Upton Machine.
From 1911, production continued until the company faced the problems of the Great Depression which stopped operations. In1929, the company merged with Nineteen Hundred Washer Company and became the Nineteen Hundred Corporation. In 1945 the company began production once more, and in 1949, the name was changed to Whirlpool Corporation. Today Whirlpool realizes annual sales of approximately $19 billion and has over 70,000 employees.
Whirlpool produces two main types of dishwashers: portable and built-in. Within these categories, there are more than 10 models to choose from. The portable line of dishwashers is available in black or white and uses either the 3-level DuraWash™ or the 5-level Power Clean™ system. The built-in line has over eight models in various colors and with features such as a tall tub and the PowerScour™ option for heavy duty cleaning.
Most of the Whirlpool products carry the Energy StarŪ qualification which means that the dishwashers will conserve energy and save money at the same time.
Whirlpool Contact Details
To locate a specific store or Whirlpool dealer, enter your zip code into the store locator feature on the Whirlpool website. Alternately, you can submit an online inquiry to reach a corporate customer service agent.
Whirlpool offers a one-year limited warranty provided the dishwashers are maintained as instructed. Whirlpool will cover the cost of repairs, labor and replacement parts if the fault is due to defective materials or workmanship. All work will be completed by a designated Whirlpool service company.