It’s late, my hot water heater was giving me trouble this week. I just wanted to set my coffee for the morning. Went to turn on the kitchen sink and nothing.
OK I’m not inebriated, I know how a faucet works, wtf is going on. This a 1yr old Moen MotionSense, a 300$ or so faucet.
I check underneath, no leaks. Other faucets work, nothing seems amiss.
Then I see it a blue blinking light on the side of this POS. I think oh the motion sensor must be stuck and unplug the battery pack. Nope still no water. Plug it back in, no water. Wtf? I then think there’s no way this has been engineered to break if the batteries die. Well let me just try to change them real quick to be sure.
Guess what, this f’n faucet doesn’t work without 6 AA batteries. The blinking light musta been my warning. To whoever engineers this shit this is a horrible idea. My drinking water relies on batteries. I’m sure you had some big meeting and somehow deemed this a reliable, marketable system. You’re just wrong. How many people can’t do basic troubleshooting and will call a plumber because of your bullshit design?
Whats next? My wifi is down and I can’t shower or wash my clothes? I’m an engineer and would be fired for implementing this garbage.
Edit: I wasn’t clear, the handle does not work without power. With prior versions just the Motionsense would fail. It appears that the handle cannot function without power.
Edit2: I didn’t buy the damn thing, nor would I. Came with the house.
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