Two ugly problems with this refrigerator.
I WANT to love this refrigerator, or even like it, having spent so much for it, but two glaring problems keep me from appreciating it.
1. The hinged strip attached to the left door, and which creates a sealing surface for the RIGHT door when closed does not return to the proper position for the door to be closed on its own, as the designers intended. The spring is so weak that operating the flap is basically a manual operation every time the door is opened. Aggravating, and would have been a disqualifier had I known about it before purchasing. I can see from other reviewers that this is a design problem.
2. The ice maker is a very poor design. We are constantly required to open the cover and stir the ice with the handle of a plastic spatula to break the ice free so that it will dispense. There is no proper ice agitator as with most other ice makers. Very aggravating, and would have been a disqualifier for me if I had known about it. ALSO, and I see that other owners suffer this as well, the ice dispensing chute jams about 50% of the time. You have to reach up into the chute to pull the cover door open manually, which dumps a bunch of ice onto the floor. I've tried cleaning it with vinegar to make sure calcification wasn't the problem, but nothing I've done works. I think the servo that opens the door fully just doesn't work properly 50% of the time.
I would not purchase this model again, and I am, in fact, considering selling it used so that I can buy a properly designed and built refrigerator. If I do that, it won't be an LG.
November 24, 2013
Great refrigerator but, needs quality parts.
We're using this refrigerator for 3 years now. There's plenty of space for just about everything. Controlling the temperatures couldn't be easer. Changing the water filter is a snap. The ice maker has started to cause trouble. We seem to always have to unblock the cube discharge when we're asking for cubed ice. The strip between the French doors (door mullion), has to be moved manually just about every-time the refrigerator doors are opened, and then closed. This is because the mullion spring is weak. Made cheaply. The decals, or whatever is use for water, and ice indications on the outside of the left door are completely worn off.
October 8, 2013
I absolutely love this Fridge. There is so much space and it does a wonderful job keeping everything cold. We especially like the slim space ice maker which frees up so much room in our fridge. The only thing I would mention is that we noticed the ice tends to get stuck together on occasion and we need to open it up and knock it apart. Not a major inconvenience though.
October 3, 2013
Exactly what we wanted
We've had the refrigerator for a couple of months now, and have no complaints. Lots of room, great temperature control. The space saving icemaker is great. If I could change one thing, I'd divide the wide deli tray into two halves so that you don't have to open both French doors to get at it.
September 30, 2013