For a long time, RCA, also known as the Radio Corporation of America, used the slogan 'The most trusted name in electronics.' Whirlpool licensed the RCA name and marketed RCA Whirlpool refrigerators from the late 1950s through the early 1990s. RCA Refrigerators are not longer manufactured.
Founded in 1919, RCA was publicly held by General Electric (GE). Mostly an electronics company, RCA was heavily involved in the development of radio and TV in the first half of the century.
In 1955, the Whirlpool Corporation bought the RCA appliance operation. With this purchase, Whirlpool gained the right to market as RCA Whirlpool through the mid 1960s.
Today the RCA trademark is owned by Thomson SA and is used by three other companies:
- Sony BMG Music Entertainment
- TCL Corporation
Parts and repair information for your RCA refrigerator
Because RCA Refrigerators are no longer made, replacement parts can be difficult to find. Generally, they are available from sellers of vintage appliances and restoration companies.
Thomson SA, who owns the RCA trademark, refers consumers with product questions to the RCA website. Since there are no refrigeration products in the RCA brand, the Thomson corporate office may be more useful. You can reach their US offices in the following ways:
Burbank, CA 91504
Indianapolis, IN 46290- 1102
Tel: +1 (317) 587-3000
Princeton, New Jersey 08540