WhirlPool has long been plagued by problems with its ice cooler, and the latest news about the repair bill will have some ice fans up in arms.
The company’s ice-cooler repair cost $50.3 million, according to the latest report from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and it’s the second-highest repair bill in the nation, behind only the $57.7 million bill from the federal government.
Whirl Pool had said that it could afford to pay $5 million to fix the cooler.
“Whirlpool is working hard to resolve the issue that has affected our customers for more than three years,” Whirl said in a statement released to ABC News.
“As we continue to address the root causes, we will continue to work diligently to make our customers happier and healthier.”
WhirlPool announced last week that it would replace the ice-cold refrigerator it had for several years with a refrigerated unit.
In a statement, the company said that the new unit would “increase the safety of our guests and provide a more comfortable experience for everyone in the restaurant.”
Whirpool also said it was replacing a large part of the ice machine that runs the pool’s cooling system with an automated unit, and replacing the refrigeration units that keep the pool temperature.
The pool’s owners are taking steps to try to ease the pool owners’ fears that the ice cooler could break down.
They have installed a sign in the pool area that says “Ice Cooler Problems.”
They have also made sure the pool is kept clear of debris and debris is kept away from the pool.
But the owners aren’t waiting for the ice coolers to be repaired.
They’re demanding that Whirl’s replacement unit be repaired in time for the annual spring break season.