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LG Breakdowns
« on: March 01, 2010, 06:51:33 AM »
As I look at this forum daily and scan the various topics, it is plainly evident that there is an upsurge of LG issues popping up lately. So I ask those of you who have owned LG for awhile to come forth and relate your LG problems as well. After all, this is supposed to be a learning environment, so any personal experiences might benefit the rest of the consumer world. I am aware of some of the internal service issues thay are having with their fridges right now, for example. Leaks between the fridge and the bottom freezer for example. Board problems...etc.

How are you liking LG as a whole?

Do you think  LG is headed for a major recall on some of their products?

How about class-action suits?

« Last Edit: March 01, 2010, 07:39:36 AM by Repair-man »
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Re: LG Breakdowns
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 02:47:29 PM »
My biggest concern with LG is the lack of service support they have in rural areas. They sell their products though Sears and Home Depot but there are no techs to service them. To make matters worse they don't even provide access to their parts unless your an "authorized" service provider leaving many people who buy these things in the cold if and when they break down.

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Re: LG Breakdowns
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 09:08:43 AM »
We've had or LG W/D for about 2 1/2 years with no problems.

They have great service manuals on-line

Most parts are available at

SearsPartsDirect

RepairClinic

MCM Electronics
(search for part number)
« Last Edit: March 06, 2010, 09:10:27 AM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: LG Breakdowns
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 09:23:42 AM »
Hi Reg, long time no see...

Do you see many fridge failures in the field? (I am assuming you do their wty work )
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Re: LG Breakdowns
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010, 09:37:10 AM »
... I've been busy on the Samurai's site ..

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Re: LG Breakdowns
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 12:53:18 PM »
Good to see you back Reg. O0
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Re: LG Breakdowns
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 09:43:34 AM »
I have always enjoyed reading your post Reg. Glad to see you back posting again.

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Re: LG Breakdowns
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2010, 02:18:11 PM »
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Re: LG Breakdowns
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 10:08:54 AM »
As I look at this forum daily and scan the various topics, it is plainly evident that there is an upsurge of LG issues popping up lately. So I ask those of you who have owned LG for awhile to come forth and relate your LG problems as well. After all, this is supposed to be a learning environment, so any personal experiences might benefit the rest of the consumer world. I am aware of some of the internal service issues thay are having with their fridges right now, for example. Leaks between the fridge and the bottom freezer for example. Board problems...etc.

How are you liking LG as a whole?

Do you think  LG is headed for a major recall on some of their products?

How about class-action suits?



Why post a thread on *just* LG breakdowns?

Malfunctions & component failures are not unique to this brand.

Every manufacturer has faced the prospect of a class-action at some point.

I've seen plenty of "plainly evident" issues with other brands.

Maytag Neptune FL washers
Maytag Neptune TL washers
Whirlpool Calypso washers
GE Refrigerator compressors
GE Dishwashers
Dacor 30 inch Dishwashers
Viking Gas Ranges
Maytag Dishwashers
Whirlpool Refrigerator icemakers
Samsung Refrigerator icemakers
Frigidaire Refrigerator compressors and copper line failures
Maytag "single-belt" washers
Whirlpool Duet FL washer "F8"/"F11" Errors

LG has had its share of typical problems:

Dishwashers: Sump Assembly/Duct Venting redesigns/Wires sticking
                  to insulation material.

Washers: Some main board upgrades.

Dryers: Some main board upgrades

Ranges: Very few issues.

Refrigerators: Several icemaker revisions.
                   Several internal duct updates/air leaks-condensation.
                   Light bulbs melting lenses.
                   Earlier models with Thermistors enshrouded by foam
                   insulation--affecting temperatures.
                   LG/DOE energy agreement to improve EnergyStar
                   rating.

All of the above concerns were addressed. This list is also virtually identical to many other manufacturer Technical Service Bulletins.



                 





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Re: LG Breakdowns
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2010, 04:05:29 PM »
John;

I was asking specifically for feedback on LG. Thanks for your input. Your comment has been noted.

 I know enough about the other brands to make you dizzy...that's why I want feedback from people (other than technicians) who have LG stuff. If I wanted a tech's opinion, I would have posted it in the Tech only forum. Again, thanks for your thoughtful reply.
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