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Very nice, but a couple design flaws
I bought this refrigerator around July of 2013, so I've had it for a year now. First the positive: Temperature in both sides, freezer and refrigerator seems very stable and consistent. I...Read complete review
I bought this refrigerator around July of 2013, so I've had it for a year now. First the positive: Temperature in both sides, freezer and refrigerator seems very stable and consistent. I prefer the side-by-side design over the new (old) design with the freezer on the bottom as it's much easier to find things and organize them. The stainless steel finish is very good in not showing fingerprints, as long as you maintain the surface with stainless steel wipes which also makes it a lot easier to clean sticky stuff off of it. The lighting inside is fantastic with one caveat, the very bottom product compartment has no light in it at all. I often forget to use it, or even notice it because it's so much darker than the rest of the compartments and shelves. The most annoying thing about this refrigerator is the water/ice dispenser. Regular sized glasses don't catch all the ice (crushed) falling from the dispenser. No matter how I position the glass, inevitably many pieces hit the floor. They're hard to see so some end up melting into water which gets stepped in, and thus causes the floor to get dirty faster, especially directly in front of the frige. Even a very wide mouth cup can't seem to catch all the crushed ice pieces because you can't hold the cub high enough to eliminate the issue. Another design issue with the ice/water dispenser is that there doesn't seem to be any way to set the light to stay on longer or just stay on, like at night time. So when I want to get water or ice, I have to turn on the overhead lights to see what I'm doing. I hate that when I happen to get up early or in the middle of the night. I wish the light just came on when a glass is inserted into the space and delayed a bit before turning off. The user control panel on the ice/water dispenser is not very intuitive. When ever I have guests over, I always have to demonstrate the controls to them, nobody can ever just figure it out. It appears to many that you would press the lighted icon for a function, but you actually press the words "Ice Type" to select between cubed ice, water, or crushed ice. I do like the size of the opening, I can fit a full size pitcher in it though the water flow rate is a little slow for filling up a pitcher. These few design issues could be very easily made more user friendly by LG, but I would be happy if they could rectify the ice dispensing on my floor with a retrofitted solution. I won't hold my breath on that one. The shelves inside are very nice. Easily removed for cleaning or reconfiguration. And the air seems to flow well throughout the unit. Dimensions: The dimensions of the unit do not account for bowing of the sidewalls which is at least an inch (1"). If, like me you are replacing a much older refrigerator and cut the tolerance close, you may be in for a rude awakening. I think manufacturers recommend a certain clearance but from what I've seen, most of us don't do that. I ended up having to cut 1/2" off a counter top, and another 1/4" off the side of a pantry cabinet to get this thing in the space where my old refrigerator was even though the dimensions were the same according to LG's information and my measurement of my old frige. I was only willing to do so because I anticipate replacing my cabinets in the future. Otherwise, I would have returned the unit. Overall, I am very pleased with this refrigerator. It looks great, seems to run perfectly after only a year, but it's very quiet and efficient.
Most Liked Negative Review
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...Read complete review
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.
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This product is great
from Metairie, LA, USA
Comments about LG Stainless Side-By-Side Refrigerator:
I have only owed this refrigerator for a few months, but it is Quite,works as it should, looks good, performs good, price is good, all and all I am very happy with this product, I also have a LG washer and dryer that I have owed for less than a year,they are very quite and work great also they wash and dry very fast and I am very happy with them.Thanks LG for making very good products. I will be buying more of your great products.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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So far, so Great!
from Phoenix, AZ
Been about 2 months of ownership...no problems or design issues on my part. VERY quiet motor, ice drop can be startling but that's normal. I guess I'm not used to a brand new refrigerator because I don't have to keep the temperature on high to feel cold! Seems very efficient.
from Denver, CO, USA
great features and quiet
By dandy don
from parsons wv
Do not regret buying this product. You can change all shelving, the lighting is great and is very quiet when running. Also like the quick setting for faster ice making.
Don't like the selection feature for ice and water. Prefer separate outlets. Water not particularly cold.
LOVE THIS FRIDGE
from Brunswick, OH, USA
We bought this to replace a 13 yr old one which came with house, after having the old one repaired twice, we looked all models and this fridge came out tops for us. Plenty of space, water filter would be easy to change. the door shelves are nice strong plastic, the glass shelves in fridge are good and easy to clean, also the freezer side is spacious, all round a quality product at the right price. Very pleased with fridge.
from Omaha, NE, USA
Bought this in May 2014 and it is great, runs very quiet and have had no issues with the ice maker. The refrigerator side is large and deep holds a lot more than I thought it would and with the adjustable shelves it's great when you have tall items to store. The freezer section is ok but not as roomy so if you are a large family and you buy a lot to store in the freezer then you may be limited to what you can hold in there. Otherwise very sleek design, have had many comments from guests on how good it looks.
This side by side is better than our old one
By Happy Homemaker
We get plenty of ice into our glass, unlike our old fridge that dispensed a cube at a time and that with a grinding noise. The lights are very nice. Husband doesn't like the display feature for ice and water but my son and I got it figured out fast, just push the button once for ice, again for water. It runs so quiet, which is a plus over our old side by side, but it seems to run way too often for my peace of mind. Our electric bill did go down so it must be like the owners manual says, it runs more often but is more energy efficient . The space is more than I need right now but when the holidays come I'll be thanking myself for buying a size bigger then my old fridge.
Very good fridge
from Tacoma, WA, USA
We purchased this about three months ago and it is running well, and very quiet. The in-door water and ice quality is excellent. Freezer side is a little tight, but the cold side is exactly what we need.
This product has great features for it's value!
By Life is good with LG
from Shoreline, WA, USA
This is our first "big" frige since we live in a townhome. So far it has exceeded our expectations! We love the features! We hope to keep it for a long time and we hope it will hold it's value!
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