AVOID this fridge due to four major design flaws
We have had this refrigerator for about five months. It looks great and offered what I considered good features for the money. There are, however, four major design flaws you need to be aware of:
1) Ice maker is absolute junk and suffers from a fatal design flaw. Basically, water fills a plastic tray and then "twists" itself to drop the ice. This causes the ice tray to contort over time, at which point water will start spilling all over the inside of your freezer. We had a tech come out and replace the ice maker and it still did the exact same thing. He said it was a major design flaw that many people experience.
2) As many others have noted, the "ICE TYPE" design is totally confusing to any guests you have over. It's not at all intuitive when you walk up to the fridge that you need to press "ICE TYPE" if you simply want to get a glass of water. Seriously? Who thought that was a good idea.
3) Even on the "cube" setting, small bits of ice will spray out of the ice cute and all over your floor, every single time you press the level for ice. This is another design flaw and just read the reviews to see how many other people experience the same thing.
4) As others have mentioned, the internal LED lighting is energy efficient, but makes for VERY dim lighting. This is even worse if you plan to use the top shelf of the refrigerator.
In sum, we REALLY wanted to like this fridge, but we simply cannot recommend it based on these four major design flaws. AVOID this refrigerator if these things would bother you as they do us. We really regret our purchase.
February 19, 2014
Ice maker is junk
The refrigerator is good but the icemaker is junk. It is literally a plastic trey that has water run openly into it then when it freezes there is electric motors that twist the tray to release the ice cubes. Pretty much the same way it was done before automatic ice makers except instead of twisting the trays by hand it is done via motor. Only problem is you still have the same problems you did back before automatic ice makers. The ice cubes stick in the tray and when it refills with water now all the water runs in to the ice storage bin, filling it up with water and also water running all inside the freezer. This is the biggest joke of an ice maker I have ever seen and I would never buy another one.
January 30, 2014
Ice maker will not spit the ice out!
Ice bin is full, ice is not stuck together, ice maker turns, and turns, and turns, and turns.....then 1 cube spits out. After 5 minutes of turning today I almost had 2 cubes. The first one melted while it waited for its ice buddies to join it - unfortunately it was not a happy day for me or my diet coke. Finally I gave up, poured out the melted ice cube and reached inside to get my ice with my hands.
Don't buy this if you like your ice hands free.
I have owned this fridge for a week. It is beautiful. Unfortunately beauty does not quench my thirst.
February 8, 2014
Loads of space and great lighting
Very pleased with this unit. Space is great, able to move shelves is a huge plus. Runs quiet and keeps everything nice. Would highly recommend this unit. Really like that the ice/water dispenser holds a larger cup/pitcher.
January 22, 2014