I would caution you against turning over any parts to anyone else. You should find an attorney immediately to discuss your options under Alabama consumer protection laws. It's possible you might have a class action, too, covering anyone who purchased this model, if there was something inherently wrong with the circuit board. If Sears won't make it right for you, get an attorney right away.
Was the insurance adjuster from your insurer?? If so they will want the evidence so the can use it to go after Sears. Your insurance agreement does require you cooperate in their doing so or they can refuse to pay for your loss so. So you may have to turn it over. As long as it is your homeowner or rental insurance carrier you should be ok doing so. Alway consult a local attorney prior to turning anything over
Seems like you may be out of luck. Since the warranty ran, you will need to show that it was defective. That will cost quite a bit. Look for class actions or others, as there might be strength in numbers. You can also try to leverage social media. I had a company where I posted a complaint on their web take action to make it right when posted on Facebook. They had been unresponsive to calls previously. I do not think a lawyer would help on your individual situation.
All good advice. Don't forget to YELP at Sears, search the net for like circumstances, maybe talk to the press about this AND get in touch with a local consumer protection atty as they may have ways of making Sears change their tune. You should have gotten an "implied warranty of merchantability" with this purchase and that warranty may in fact cover you, depending on state law. Maybe the installer put it in improperly? You have options...
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