Sears Blue Crew Service repaired my Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator last week replacing the diffuser/damper which controls the chilled air flow to the refrigerator. The job took less than half an hour, but I was charged $219 for the labor (+ $104 for the part).
The technician explained that he did not calculate the labor charge, it was per the job code he entered for the replacement part. That works out to be a labor rate of over $400 per hour ... or from a different perspective, if the applicable labor rate used was $100 per hour then the job should have taken over 4 hours.
Sears has refused to provide any explanation for the apparently excessive charge. What a ripoff!!!
Product or Service Mentioned: Sears Replacement.