Contact Lowe’s: Find below customer service details of Lowe’s, including phone and address. You can reach the below contact for queries or complaints on Lowe’s products, store locations, refund/cancellation, online shopping,  shipping, warranty or other questions. Besides contact details the page also offers information and links on Lowe’s products and services.

Lowe’s Head Office
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
1000 Lowe’s Boulevard,
Mooresville, NC 28117
United States

Lowe’s Customer Service
Phone: 1-800-44-LOWES
Phone: 1-800-445-6937
Phone: 1-866-46-LOWES (Canada)

Email Support
Write your complaints or feedback to [email protected] or [email protected]

Lowe’s Store Locations
Click here to locate a Lowe’s store nearest to your address. A local store can be searched by city, state or zip code.

Online Bill Payment
To pay your Lowe’s credit payment online click here. If you dont have a Lowe’s card, get one to enjoy low monthly payments, zero annual fee, discounts and much more.

About Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
lowe-storeLowe’s was founded in the year 1946. A Fortune 50 company, Lowe’s is a leading home improvement retailer with over 1,750 stores in the United States, Mexico and Canada. In 2010, Lowe’s had sales of $48.8 billion. Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, the company serves more than 15 million customers every week. Lowe’s stores in fact stock over 40,000 products. As of 2011, it employed some 234,000 people.

On the website, Lowe’s offers consumers more that 140,000 items that could be purchased by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Lowe’s credit card. Products that can be purchased include washers & dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, small appliances, vanities, bathtubs, toilet parts, showers & accessories, bathroom faucets, building supplies, flooring items, door hardware, safes, truck & trailer accessories, fireplaces, water heaters, home decor products, cooking appliances, lighting & fans, garden tools, outdoor power equipments, paint, plumbing items, windows and doors, and much more.

Note that shipping and tax estimates are based on the Zip code of the shipping address. Each item displays available delivery method options of UPS/USPS, Lowe’s Home Delivery, or Free In-Store Pickup. If not satisfied with an item, Lowe’s offers a 90-days return policy for refund or exchange (terms apply). Visit the website or speak with a Lowe’s customer service representative for more details.

This article has 41 comments

  1. Jim Reply

    To whomever cares,
    My wife and I recently purchased Silestone quartz counter tops from the Lowe’s in Martell, California. The counter tops were installed by O.R. Enterprises on January 12, 2018. Within the first 30 days of installation the countertops cracked in four separate locations on two separate slabs (have had additional cracks since on another slab). Obviously the Silestone quartz counter tops Lowe’s sold us is an inferior product and complete garbage, not worth the $3888.11 we spent on them.
    I’m sending this in frustration at the complete nightmare my wife and I have experienced in attempting to resolve this issue with Lowe’s, O.R. Enterprises and Silestone.
    Our warranty request was denied from Silestone, due to the fact Silestone, “assumed” we must of used our countertops in an, “abnormal use or conditions.” So much for the 25 year warranty Silestone promised- completely worthless and misleading. Silestone advertises quartz as, “one of the strongest minerals on earth.” Well apparently, normal use in our kitchen broke the strongest mineral on earth- pathetic.
    I read in our installation package from Lowe’s that, “Anything less than perfect is failing to our team.” Here we are-you failed us miserably- please do something about it! One of the main reasons we used Lowe’s in the first place is that we trusted Lowe’s to take care of us if anything did go wrong with the counter tops. We have had negative experiences with contractors in the past, and understood we would pay a little more to trust Lowe’s to help us if we had any problems. Where are you now?
    The only help Lowe’s and O.R Enterprises have offered is if we pay them more money? And apparently, with each new crack we find, the price goes up even more? What kind of customer service is this?!? What did we do to be treated so poorly? We just don’t think anyone really cares about us and just assumes we must have mistreated our counter tops we paid so much for.
    Our plead for help in this manner has gone unanswered by Martell Lowe’s, O.R. Enterprises and Silestone. I’m sending this to every corporate email I can find on the internet for Lowe’s, O.R. Enterprises and Silestone for help. I will also be sending this to every local and state websites I can find for any assistance, guidance and legal action afforded to us.
    Big businesses got paid, and could care less about one veteran’s family in a small rural community in California.

  2. patty T Reply

    I always shop lowes store located on manchester st.louis mo up to yesterday that I bought spray and it didn’t work I return it back to store and try to get a different one I was checking it to make sure it is working and , the cashier at customer service was so rude,scream at me that and told me that spray make my employee sick,so I refuse to buy the new one i left the store i never had this experience before in any store.i will not go back to that store any more.

  3. William McCann Reply

    Customer service is very difficult to reach by phone. It took over 18 minutes on hold to get to a live person. I had a delivery date of one date and was not contacted to tell me it was changed to two days later. When I reached a live person that could not find the order and had to go searching for it, on hold again. She returned shortly with the information and my questioned was answered. She did a great job. Lowes on the other hand did not. Over the last two years we have purchased a house full of windows and a new roof and did not have any trouble, not they do not know our name and can not track us thru our phone number.
    It took over 30 minutes to get a simple answer to my delivery question. We have one line and four calls go wanting while I wait for a customer service rep to pick-up the phone. I have many things to do thru out the day, waiting on hold is not one of them! This is how companies lose good customers.

  4. rex lanning Reply

    I just bought a new gas range from Lowes. It needed to be converted to LP gas, and I knew going into this that I’d have to pay someone to do it. Lowes said to just call the 800 customer service line, and they would arrange someone to come and do it. The first time I called, the rep transferred me, and it went to nowhere, and then disconnected. Second call, rep told me to call back and hit option five and then option one. Did that. No one answered. The next time, I could not even get through the first number to a live person. Then I finally got a live person, who was actually quite helpful. She first said they had no one who did that. When I told her that it might be best if I just had them come and get it and get a refund, she called the store. They gave her the name of a local licensed plumber (that is who has to do that now). After 3 appointment times with him not showing up, I called Reynolds Plumbing. Appointment scheduled, knowledgeable man arrived, and on time. Had it switched over and hooked up in about an hour. I did not know going into this that only a licensed plumber could to this (instead of a service man), or I’d have called Reynolds in the first place. The man from Reynolds told me that one of the reasons the plumber never came is that when Lowes sends someone, Lowes gets a cut of the bill. Well who would want that arrangement? Its hard enough for service workers to make a living. I’ve messed with this for six weeks, and I am not at all happy. So, lesson learned…no more appliances from Lowes. Richmond Indiana store.

  5. Tom Flynn Reply

    I have been in the NE Sarasota Lowes frequently over the last few months. The staff is out standing. Starla Armstrong in appliances has helped us on many occasions and is without peer. Today we met Steve at the register and Jerry in plumbing. Both were an absolute pleasure. Perry Stange at pro services is knowledgeable patient and has been of great help. Can’t believe how cheerful and positive they are

  6. Ronald Oakley Reply

    I purchased a wine cooler as a Christmas gift. I had to return the original because it was broke and when she didn’t want it I returned it again to find that the first time I returned it the cashier had refunded to merchandise card and then rang the new one up and swiped the card without me knowing. Now I can’t get my money back so she can get what she wants elsewhere. I don”t use merchandise cards. They are a sham. NEVER AGAIN!!! I punish companies by never giving them my money again.

  7. Susan Martin Reply

    Well after losing everything in Harvey and 3 1/2 months later had to get a fridge and Lowes keeps putting us off to deliver it. I’m so discusted with them. We really need it badly. Every day we’re waiting on them to deliver it, they call and say “tomorrow”. Considering getting our money back and going to Home Depot!!!!!

  8. Tom Jones Reply

    I usually shop Lowes, at Stores at Rockingham, N.C., Florence, S.C. and Hartsville, S.C.

    I am looking for two (2) kinds of Lawn mower blades:

    1-Universal 22 inch lawn mower mtd push mower blades that are used for mulching (Uplift blades sp?)

    2-Universal blades (2pack) 22 inch mulching blades that fit on a 42 inch Wizard mower

    3- I need the blades that both 1 and 2 listed above have the star bolt fit in the middle.

    Any help would be appreciated

  9. Adrienne Sanzone` Reply

    We are currently purchasing exterior doors. We are purchasing the doors from Donnie in Doors & Windows. He was absolutely knowledgeable and very friendly. We have to have some work done to our frames before the doors can be ordered and the installation completed. Handyman Jim is very skilled and friendly. We have coordinated everything through Joyce,PSE at Lowes. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk with about our situation. She went over and ABOVE in assisting me with our installation. All the named employees deserve a very big pat on the back and a thank you for representing Lowes in a positive and favorable way. We like to shop at Lowes and have purchased many items for inside and outside in our new condo. Thank you to all your wonderful staff.

  10. Juice Reply

    Dont buy cabinets in Brighton CO. The manager Emily ordered the wrong cabinets 5 times and wasted 1 year out of my families life.

    They fail to show up and are idiots.. There contractors says he is too overwhelmed and busy to show up.

  11. Marci J Hobbs Reply

    So I had been waiting to buy this stove since Christmas, waiting for it to go on sale. Finally it goes on sale, so we go down to Lowe’s in Champaign, I go straight back to the appliance saleman and hand him a post it with the GE model # on it. I tell him I DO NOT WANT A FLOOR MODEL! So we order one. I get home and realize they ordered the Stainless Steel one…nope, so I called on the following day. I talked with the Appliance Dept Mgr., nice guy, we get it straightened out, but now it is going to be 2 weeks. Ok I do not have a problem waiting a bit longer (already saved $110 with the sale). I called them this last Monday to check on the delivery date, they say it will be on the Friday truck…I called Friday and the salesman in appliances says, yes it is getting off loaded now, just call an hour or so before you come in so they can have it ready. So I called this morning and the appliance salesman says it is there. WooHoo, I will be there in an hour or so…We get there and go straight to appliances, I hand the guy my receipt and he says the only one they have is on the floor…I FLIPPED THE FUCK OUT…I ordered one and waited because I do not want one from the floor that kids and all have poked around on! I ask for the store Mgr…He comes and tells me I can wait another 2 weeks or take the one off the floor, it was just put there, get this, yesterday!!! I am shaking by this time and Kevin went to hide, no really he did! I am literally loosing it now! The appliance guy then says if I want the one on the floor, that was probably the one I ordered anyways, he will give me $50 off…I said “No, but make it $100 and we might talk!” He agrees or he will throw in a 3 year extended protection plan….ha, me being a research type person I already know that costs around $80. I said give me the $100 and I will buy the extended plan myself! And that is what we did! I gained $20! I am happy and have ordered the grate for the center also! Oh and in the parking lot, someone lost their hair extension, wish I would’ve taken a pic LOL!

  12. Lois Decker Reply

    Just received wonderful service from 3 delivery people. Jerri Hazelton, Tyrell Lee and Ron Judd. Bought a new refrigerator from Lowes in Geneva, NY. They were so thoughtful and efficient. GREAT SERVICE!

  13. Lynn Reply

    On 2/28/2017 I went to our local Lowe’s store in Canandaigua, NY to look at Washing Machine. The clerk’s name was Susan. She took the time and had an answer for every question I had asked her. She knew about all the features of all the washer’s. I selected my choice, delivery was set for Sunday 2/26/17. On Sunday 2/26/17 Washer was delivered by 2 Lowe’s Delivery Team from Syracuse, NY named Tony and Jabard. I can’t tell you how long it’s been that I had delivery service like that. All I can say is EXCELLENT!

  14. Tina Wagner Reply

    We recently purchased a $200 16 foot inflatable toy soldier from the Dubuque, Iowa store. It worked for 2 days, but we loved how it looked. Dubuque did not have any more in stock, so I looked online and the only store that carried this was over 2 hours away. I contacted the store directly and spoke to Tammy, who offered to call the other store and arranged to have it shipped up on the next available truck to the Dubuque store. I really appreciate her help and her going to all of the trouble when I am sure she was super busy with the holiday shoppers. Thank you, Tammy and Dubuque Lowes team!

  15. Kimberly Yeary Reply

    I am very disappointed with Lowes in Williamsburg Virginia. I’ve received such wonderful service in the past 10 years. This time, my husband and I are renovating our home with carpet & vinyl. We’ve been to the store to set up our measurement detail and paid for it and were told to wait for a call from Quality to schedule a date for measurement by an installer. More than a week later, I’ve called numerous times and have been to the store to ask what in the world is going on? I’ve been told I will get right on it they take my phone # again and still no call to schedule a date for measurements. I’m not sure where the break down in communication lies, but I’m taking my business elsewhere.

  16. Scean Ripley Reply

    What a nightmare. Do not ever shop at or for that matter Lowes. They are thieves. They have my money, no product, no customer support, and no idea if I will ever receive my purchase; I’ve been robbed before and Lowes just did it to me again.

    Its been 9 weeks from my online purchase, I’ve spoken to 5 customer care reps and no one can tell me the status of my order. I for one will never use Lowes again. And I will be telling this horror story to anyone that is looking for a home improvement store (it’s hard to improve your home without the product and you can’t spend the money they’ve stolen; Lowes will not cancel my order and give me back the money they’ve stolen). If you like to give your money away give it to a homeless man on the street, at least you’ll feel better than giving it to Lowes and have nothing to show for it.

  17. Wanda Derr Reply

    Add on…for March 8th, 2016
    The name of the cashier was Yuni. So special. I do not know these people,however, they treat me as if they have known me for a long time.
    Thank you
    Wanda Derr

  18. Wanda Derr Reply

    On March 8th, 2016, I needed to buy a variety of purchases as usual, I had a Matt Chober, a manager, ( I asked him for his name) and what my intentions were,( to send you an email), contacting this office,he never left my side, no matter what department I needed a purchase, he gave me important information about the products I was interested in, if we went into a department and he had a question he called the person in that department, great attitude. Perfect customer relations. Also the cash register person, I try to get into her line whenever she is working, what a lovely lady, and there is a Zac person, you see these people give me every reason to not take my business anywhere else. I hope I get a reply from you to be assured that you have received this email.

  19. Dave, and Linda Robards Reply

    We shop at Lowes in Grandville Michigan. Today were in to order more flooring, and found it to be on sale, at a better price then we purchased it for the week before. We stopped at the Customer service desk to see if we could get credit back for the price difference. Everybody there was awesome! Considering we didn’t not have our receipt with, Pam was able to pull our info up, and credit our account. I thought for sure we would have to make another trip to the store, with receipt in hand, it make that happen. We always get great customer service at Lowes. Several people at the Customer Service desk worked together to take care of us. I would also like to mention the guy we bought the floor from. Jeffery has talked to s several times about options, he helped us compare one from to other. He has been out standing as well! really, I wish all stores treated their customers this well. We always enjoying shopping at Lowes. Thanks so much

  20. Kristen Wheelock Reply

    My husband and I bought a Maytag Washer at the end of May 2015. The agitator broke in August, I placed a called to get the washer fixed under the manufacturer’s warranty or through the extended warranty I bought at Lowe’s. They told me it would be about 7 days to get the part and fix the washer. Today is September 14 and I am still waiting on the part. I have place numerous calls to Customer Service, spoke with several supervisors, and even called the parts guy myself and still have no answer on when my washing machine will be fixed. I’m frustrated and very unhappy with the service I’ve received and will never buy another appliance from Lowe’s again.

  21. Ron Whitacre Reply

    I went to my local Lowes in Reynoldsburg which is on Broad St. to purchase a gas stove. I waited a few minutes then pushed the call help button in the department. After another few minutes I saw a person at the sink and shower desk, she was more than glad to call on her phone for help in appliances. After a total wait of about 15 minutes and still no help I left.

  22. James Messier Reply

    Thanks Lowes for the $25 late charge ( 2 days ) after buying thousands of dollars of appliances among other garden and house items and paying on time every month for years you zap me thanks again.

  23. David Crockett Reply

    To employee relations, I was in the Oakland Maryland store looking for pipe fittings. An employee named Tyler asked if he could help. After telling him what I was trying to do he said I was looking at the wrong stuff.He then said follow me I can save you some money(MAGIC WORDS). He got my fittings and saved me about 20.00 dollars. TYLER is a credit to LOWES. Please let him know that his employer is as happy with him as the customer was. Sincerely, David W Crockett

  24. Sandra Hicks Reply

    My husband and I recently purchased a shed kit from the Lowe’s store located on Watson in Buckeye. We have had such a hard time putting it together because of the following reasons.
    1. Most if not ALL of the boards that were included in the kit are warped – some of them are usable but most are not, so we have to go back and purchase boards that are not warped.
    2. The nailes that are included are cheap and break very easy. So we have have had to go and purchase different screws to put what we have together.
    3. What was pre-cut did not match the measurements indicated on the instruction book.
    4. The instructions had to be written by someone who doesn’t know English, as it is so poorly written.

    My husband noticed that the first thing it said on the box was NOT to return it to the store. However, since we have had such a hard time with this shed, my husband has decided to start to go to Home Depot instead. We are so disappointed as we PAID EXTRA to have this shed delivered just to find out that it is of such low quality. I look forward into hearing back from Lowe’s as to the excuse that they make for such a product that is sold in their stores…….waiting to see.

  25. Charles Graves Reply

    I been in Lowes several times looking at Vinyl flooring I am always more confused when I leave than when I went in. The installation what confuse me. I understand I have to remove remove the old vinyl myself, hire a plumber to come in and re-install the commode, they will not put it together in the back even with a waiver, move my appliance in kitchen & laundry room etc. All I want is for them to tell me they will take care of every thing. I fully expect to pay for every thing.

  26. Mark Richard Reply

    I have to take my time to give credit to this young lady that helped me at your Lake Charles, la. Store. Yesterday
    While I was buying LED sercutiy lights and changing my can lights in my home to LED lights and she helped me so much she even bought me to look at the lights on display so I could compare the brightness. These bubs are not cheap and you do need the right ones for your needs. The funny thing,I kelp looking at her name tag so I could tell the store manger and I gave up and told her to please give her name so I can give her credit for helping me like no other. Her name is Felicia Fontenot sales ID 1382183 store 589. And my wife loves the lights . Mark Richard Welsh,la.

  27. Linda Crown Reply

    On Friday, May 8, 2015, my sister and I were in Lowes (in New Westminster,B.C.)looking for storm/screen doors. Don Fraser was the most obliging customer service person I have ever met. He was well groomed, friendly, so helpful, patient and a young man who went beyond. I am disabled and he didn’t treat me any differently than others. I was soooo impressed. Thank you Lowes for hiring him. This was my first visit to Lowes and I will go back. It’s a shame you don’t have a store in Langley. We have room at the old Target store on Fraser Highway and other locations.

  28. Dean Hitchman Reply

    On Jan. 29, 2015 I went to Lowe’s Inverness Fl. store with a plumbing list as long as your arm and plumbing experience as short as your eye brow! Somehow I just happened to get the help of Steve Ashby, Steve stuck beside me from 10 AM until 2 PM.–never leaving to go to lunch but only intermittenly helping other customers in between. I have never encountered anyone more knowledgable or helpful than Steve Ashby in any business, I could never have gotten the plumbing supplys for my project without his willingness to make sure I had everything I needed. Thanks again Steve.

  29. Robert Maresch Reply

    You have an employee that works at your Venice Fl. store #1683. Her name is Annie Black in the hardware department. She is a great credit to Lowes and its customer service. My son and I were in the store looking for a very small part and couldn’t find it, that was on Jan.21,2015. Annie took us around and stayed with us until she found it. She is a great employee of a great store. Thank you Annie Black. People like you make shopping a pleasure.

  30. Chris Camilleri Reply

    I bought some plants which did not make it. I was told there was a guarantee. Also I put my phone number instead of my Lowes card and that I didn’t need to keep the receipt because it will show up. When I took them back with the plastic container they couldn’t bring them up. Some they could not match because they no longer carry. Anyway I got really irritated because I obviously bought those from Lowes, but because they no longer carry them to match them they would not credit me. I am a good customer at Lowes and the other day spent $190.00. But from now on I will no longer shop there because your refund policy is not right.

  31. Vickie Bergquist Reply

    What is the status of our order 306204954. We received a call on 6/18 that our order was in. We went to pick it up on 6/19. After 30 minutes of waiting they could not find the order. Mike said he would follow up and let us now. Please let me know if your records show the deck boxes were delivered to the kent/midway store. Thank you

  32. Linda Lewis Reply

    I was in the Wilson, NC store looking a freezer and James “Rambo” Smith come up and said may I help you with a freezer. Very helpful, polite and will mannered. James “Rambo” Smith is an awesome employee and I will look for him to help me the next time I am in the store to purchase an item. I shop at Lowes quite often and not all the employees are polite and helpful. Some act like they don’t want to help you and act like they are mad with the world. James “Rambo” Smith is awesome. Thank you 6-17-14
    Annette at customer service was awesome and very helpful. Outstanding at customer service

  33. Daniel Reply

    To whomsoever it concerns,
    I was in your store at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer township on 6/2/14 at 7:30 PM. I had called the store 45 minutes prior, to get information on putting a larger order in for a deck redo and to have it delivered. The lady on the phone from customer service told me that there were few delivery spots open for 6/6/14 and that I need to come in right away. I went to the store and was told that the ” Pro service area was closed at 6:00pm. ” I was angry that I had just been told to come in and had just drove 40 minutes.

    The casher was very helpfull and called for help. Several people came but were not sure how to put order in or how to set up a delivery. Then an Asst. Manager, Gary, came to help. He was pleasant and helpful. He took the next hour to put in the order of materials, walked me through the store to pick out items that I was not sure of what I want to use. Such as hinges, nails veruse screws. He set up a delivery for the 6/6/14 in the morning.

    He took an upsetting event and turned it into a plesant experience. I have a new faith in Lowes Customer Service. Gary needs to be a Manager. I work in health care and know the importance of service. A Job well done! Thank You.

  34. Eugene Reply

    I have waited all day for Lowe’s shipment on order placed on 05.04/2014. Order # 304965126. Estimated arrival date listed as 05/13/2014. Current Houston time is 12:37 am, Wednesday, the 14th. I did a check on the Lowe’s site using the order number and find that my package was shown as DELIVERED under the Purchase Status. This is not correct. What is going on?

  35. Ruth A Ames Reply

    Just wanted you to know Laure Jenkins is a very nice employee. I’ve been purchasing Spring items and she was able to assist me; with a smile. She even called me when one of the items I wanted came in. This is not the norm so I had to let you know. Thanks for the great Customer Service.

  36. wiley durden Reply

    I hard Lowe’s to put up a fence at my home .The man that did the fence did a fine job . But when they delivered the material for the job they broth to much material. I call the store about this they said they would set a date to picked it up. Well they set the date for Tuesday March 25 2014 but no one has come and picked it up yet. I am going out of town for the weekend . I would like it picked up before then .The manger at the store is not concern about this but it is on the side of the road .Please see if some one can pick this material up It is about a 1000.00 dollars wert .I am not going to be responsible for this .

  37. Annette Reply

    Store # 0342 Worst customer service experience, I will be taking all my business back to Home Depot. I have had a damaged part to fix my washer shipped to me twice. The insist that they can get it right a third time. I am a family of five without a washer. Not happy. I went into get a resolution with the manager on duty Monica and got the brush off. She was too busy to help me with a resolution. She told the appliance associate she trusted is judgment and to handle it. Don’t buy appliances from Lowes. I regret not going to Sears or Home Depot

  38. Holly Reply

    I would just like to take a moment to acknowledge James Scott *paint* department at the Lowes in East Ellijay Georgia 1793 team. He is a valuable asset to this company. Not ONLY does he mix my paint he is also very helpful with all of my projects when it comes to recommending products and directions in completing the job I have at hand. He is always very pleasant and courteous. He will scope down the aisle and if he sees you he will come and ask if you need help with anything…So I would like to say Thank you for a job well done!

  39. john wilson Reply

    Lowes-2221 NW Myhre Rd, Silverdale, wa-2746
    Linsey Bevridge is a great Lowe’s employee. She is always helpful, cheerful and has a good attitude. My wife and I always look for her because we know we will get good service.
    Lowe’s needs more people like her.
    John and Mandy Wilson

  40. May McMahon Reply

    Would you please give me an update on order#292684833. I am to pick up this iotem at the Marrero store at 4950 Promenade Blvd. It was indicated that the item could be picked up today.


  41. Sylvie Maltais Reply

    Hi I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I tried out the Lowes in NewWestminister in BC for the first time we loved it and want to say thanks so much to a Parm in Paints she was so help ful and knowlegable : the Store #3056 –we since have purchased all of our paints–Lighting–Staircasing and will continue using Lowes because of her great customer service :)–(Sorry Home-Depot)
    Regards Sylvie Maltais
    North Delta BC

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