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Post# 1033904   5/29/2019 at 22:30 by Tomdawg (Des moines)        

Hello everyone, I just moved in last week and my fridge decided to quit cooling. Runs all the time but doesnít get cold- I know itís really an LG 30cu ft
Thankfully I have home warranty- hopefully they will replace it.

Whatís the best fridge out there? Particularly looking at French door ones- leaning toward whirlpool brand.





Post# 1033923 , Reply# 1   5/30/2019 at 01:34 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Choose your French door model wisely.  The Samsung that came with our house didn't have a shelf tall enough for a milk carton, except in the doors.  I like to store milk and other beverages in the coldest part of the fridge, not the warmest.  It also had a ridiculous ice bin in the freezer that had to be tilted in order to remove the whole thing, resulting in ice crescents spilling down into the freezer drawer.   It completely turned me off to the French door design and I sold it right away.


Post# 1033941 , Reply# 2   5/30/2019 at 06:28 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Best bottom freezer refrigerators

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Get something from the whirlpool group that has that made an America sticker on it, these come out of the Amana Iowa plant and are better refrigerators than the ones that come out of whirlpools Mexican plant.

Definitely avoid any type of through the door dispenser on the bottom freezer model, itís way too complicated if you went through the door dispensing get a side-by-side.


Unless your kitchen space is so tight that you must have a French door one try to get a model with a single piece refrigerator door again much less trouble more space inside less energy consumption from the one piece door.

Good luck with the homeowners warranty, it would be best if you can just get a buyout on it and get a decent refrigerator and not have to fool with the people that represent those warranties. You may want to check the reputation of the company They use and get the name of the technician coming out so you can do a brief background check on them.

John


Post# 1033946 , Reply# 3   5/30/2019 at 09:32 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yes, and also;

everyone I know whom owns a late model fridge of any brand with cheap plastic tubing for the ice and water filters and dispensers have all had leaks. GE replaced my ice maker and solenoid valve once under warranty for a leak. Two years ago, it began puddling on the floor, and not a small puddle. It was leaking at the back near the valve again. I got a new one from Servall parts, and could not get it to stop leaking.
I returned the new part, and disconnected the water line. I make ice in 4 trays, and dump it into the auger bin so we still get ice through the door.
I thought the LG linear compressor was quite durable. Maybe yours can be repaired.
Keep us posted.


Post# 1033949 , Reply# 4   5/30/2019 at 10:08 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
check the fans

before condemming the fridge,check the fans to make sure they didn't dislodge and jam during the move.The LG linear compressor has had a problem with the valves breaking up.




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