I've owned this Whirlpool washer since we moved here in 1991 and I'm sure I've washed thousands of loads of laundry in it.**
Last week for the very first time I noticed that there are raised letters (they don't show in this picture) on top of the agitator spelling out
Imagine a conference room full of marketing types brainstorming names for their agitator and coming up with that. Hear the laughter?
As evidenced by the fact that Whirlpool washers are still being sold with Super Surgilators today, 15 years later (Yes really. I Googled it.), the name must be a marketing success story.
I give the Super Surgilator an A+. It gets the clothes clean in hard water, has an impressive repair record, and now that I've finally seen the writing on the agitator it's good for a chuckle every time I do a load of wash.
**Doubt the thousands? I thought it sounded a bit much, so I did the math.
15 years X 52 weeks = 780 weeks
780 weeks X 5 loads a week (average) = 3,900 loads of laundry
Fast Forward to September, 2010 . . .
Super Surgilator is broken. Instead of surging, all it does is wobble around a little. Not even enough to make suds.
The repair man is coming tomorrow. I've been pricing new washers and am hoping a service call will take care of the problem. I miss my Surgilator. And I'm running out of clean underwear.