The last day or so of a program that media outlets have dubbed the “cash for clunkers of appliances” isn’t going so well.

Recharge Colorado has enough cash to offer about 75,000 rebates—such as $300 for new water heaters, or money for new washers, dryers, dishwashers, etc. Would-be participants are having problems getting through on the Web site or by phone to secure some bucks, according to 9News.

“We are asking people to be persistent and be patient and keep trying,” says Todd Hartman, a spokesman for the Governor’s Energy Office.

If you’re having problems, you might want to try the program’s Facebook account, at, a page that works even if you’re not a member of the social-networking site.