Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




306 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 17


Topic # 83412 16-May-2011 14:21
Send private message

Hi all, no doubt in a forum like this many would have experiences of things that break just outside of warranty.

NZ got it covered under Consumer Guarantees Act somewhat with the ambiguous wording of products being "reasonable" and "acceptable", but is that all there is for consumer rights?

I bought an insinkerator model 65 in 2006. Warranty's 4 years, and it's leaking for god knows how long as I never check underneath the sink.

I took it apart, and it's obvious that the parts that are shown are made of waterproof material, and the parts that are right underneath it "do" rust. They put a coating on it, and it's full of blisters obviously from moist, you would think they can just use the same material..

Anyway, here's the link to some photos I took. It really does make me wonder, the real cost of everything, if everything breaks just after warranty. And the legality of it all, I mean it's almost renting rather than buying, and if it's so then it should be made clear. Can't help but feel being robbed.

Some description of the picture:
1. seeing inside the motor towards the bottom of the insinkerator
2. bottom view when taken apart, the trail of rust comes from a hole that developed from rust.
3. Top bit is what one usually sees moving inside the insinkerator, obviously a good quality looking material, never rust. Right underneath is obviously a material that rusts, with coating that have blisters from moisture.
4. Coils.. fun.

Create new topic

gzt

9087 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1250


  Reply # 469693 16-May-2011 15:25
Send private message

Was there a seal failure somewhere which allowed moisture entry? or a moisture drain failure which did not allow moisture to get out?

Mechanical things usually require periodic maintenance of some kind.

If you had to bin it that would be a tragedy - but if you can repair it at a reasonable cost and it lasts another 4 years, is that a win?

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.