I have four LG appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher and french door refrigerator). The washer and dryer are about 5 years old and the refrigerator and dishwasher were purchased in the fall of 2008.
I never had any issues with them and then this New Year's weekend. First, my dryer will not start unless I manually hold down the door switch and turn the drum by hand.
In addition, my dishwasher started leaking from the lower left hand side. I live in a rural area and know both of these issues will be expensive to fix. Until these issues happened, I was very happy with my LG appliances, but having now discovered these forums, looks like many people are also having problems with them.