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I LOVE MY LG FRIG, BUT MY BACK DOESN'T!!!!!
on April 15, 2015
Ive had frig for almost 5 years, and it's been somewhat of a problem, but really not LG's fault. I wanted this frig so bad I could almost taste it, and would have sacrificed almost anything to get, and I did. I got solid white, swing door freezer. I wasn't impressed with delivery/install folks. They could not, or would not "install" ice maker because I did not have a cut off within 6 feet, it was about 8 feet away, but it does clearly state that it must be 6 feet and they cannot do it. So, while two grown men watched, I connected the tubing and ice maker myself! Anyway, to my point, I loved my new frig until less than a month later I broke 8 vertebrae in my back and for months and years now I have great difficult bending, turning and lifting. So now, getting to my ice maker and freezer is a REAL problem! Can you imagine? Not only the bending, but because of my bone issues, I have lost about 8 inches in height and can barely even reach the top frig shelf much less see what's there. As stated my health issues are certainly not LG's problems, but they have become and remain a huge problem for me, and really cannot afford to purchase another new frig. The only problem i can speak to is that over time, the frig sounds seem to have gotten louder and more often. Sometimes I literally think someone is in the house. I see others have written about ice build up in the back of the freezer, and I have that too from time to time, but have determined it happens when I don't keep the filter and grate in the back clean, or something blocking. If I spent alot of time, I would probably find maintenance also has something to do with the noises. My LG continues to operate as if it was new, it certainly keeps items cold, and things freeze rather quickly in the freezer. The ICE PLUS feature works wonderfully when you need an extra boost for ice to fill up chests, etc. Others have complained about the door alarm, but I have not experienced any problems with it; in fact, it has been very worthwhile numerous times in alerting me that I have failed to close the door completely, which is what it is meant to do. It is very well lighted on the inside, and has more than enough temperature settings for any event. The drawers and shelves are large, glass and see thru, something else I really like, and you can adjust and place them practically in any layout you want. If I have to complain I would say the noise is somewhat irritating sometimes, and when my freezer is loaded, the drawer is very heavy to pull out (could be because of my weakness though), so being able to see what's in the freezer without pulling out the drawer is not easy. And I'm clumsy I guess but I spill more ice than makes it to my glass, and it falls in places in the freezer that I cannot reach. And one last minor point, although my LG is while it is very easy to keep clean, but I have noticed at the top of the freezer door the paint seems to be starting to chip, dont know why, but for now, it is not a major issue, and it is not visible when door is closed. I am pleased with my LG and were it not for my back injury, it would be GREAT, but keep in mind if you do have back issues, the bottom freezer can be a problem.