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Mar 1, 2009 06:24 AM

Question about LG french door fridge

I have been looking at this LG fridge for awhile.

I noticed yesterday the gasket around the top doors kinda overlap and rub against each other when you open and close the doors. Was just wondering if anyone who have LG fridges have had trouble with the gaskets on the french doors yet? Thanks!

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    1. We've had our LG french door/bottom freezer unit for 3 years now. Gaskets at doors have not been a problem and they continue to seal reasonably well. The unit's compressor has failed twice now (both times covered by warranty) but that doesn't pay for the loss of spoiled food, clean up or the inconvenience of doing without your main refrigerator for a week or more waiting on the replacement parts. Secondly, the outside SS door panels are not as strong as you would expect t hem to be. Our dog ran and slid into the freezer door chasing a ball; her imprint will be forever embedded in the too thin sheet metal. Finally, the insulation in the doors must be pretty thin because a bottle of juice stored in the main shelf is readily chilled down to 37 degrees (same as the refrigerator setting) while the same bottle stored on one of the door shelves only chills down to 44 degrees suggesting there is something warping the laws of physics or that there is a fair bit of heat loss/gain through the doors. To do it over, not sure we would ever go with a Korean import

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        1. Yes! My LG french door (stainless) fridge has serious gasket problems. It's less than a year old and the gasket on the right door (near the top) is badly torn and the left door gasket is also in bad shape. It seems the design is at fault. A service person is coming to replace the gaskets (presumably) next week but I am now wondering if it will only happen again...
          (after the warranty runs out).

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          1. re: mdatwyler

            do the kitchen=aid french door fridges have the same issues?

            1. re: redgirl

              redgirl, we have a 3-year-old KitchenAid French door fridge and have had no problems.
              It took me some time to get used to the shelf configuration. Still, I cannot find enough room for tall bottles/pitchers. Also, I have to remember to push the doors closed; sometimes, they don't close completely without a very deliberate push. The mechanics of this piece, however, are working date.

            2. re: mdatwyler

              I am having the same problem you described with the gaskets being torn. I got an extended warranty from Home Depot. When I called for service the phone representative said that the gaskets were not covered under the warranty. I insisted that they send a repair person out to look at it. He confirmed that LG was having problems with these gaskets. When I contacted LG they said that they have not been having any issues with their door gaskets. Of course they are lying. I sent them my serial number info and waiting to see what action they will take. I am interested to learn how other consumers are making out with this complaint. FOr now Im having a big problem with the door closing and I fear it will eventually lead to my food being ruined or some other mechanical failure with the cooling unit.
              LG is surely dragging their heels on this one. Doubt I will ever buy another LG appliance again, even though I already own three.

              1. re: barkyboy

                I have come to the conclusion that there isn't one French Door refrigerator that's worth a bag of beans. We have a 31/2 year old Maytag which has already cost us $800 in repairs, not including the service that we had a contract for. After contacting Whirlpool, who makes Maytag,they sent us a check for $300 and told me to let them know if there were any other problems. Since everything had been replaced, including the Mother Board, I can't imagine what is left to replace!!! Then again, all the parts that were replaced came from China!! LOL!!

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              I have come to the conclusion that there isn't one French Door refrigerator that's worth a bag of beans.

              We've had a GE Profile French door, bottom freezer fridge for a bit over 2 years and have had no problems with it. We got ours without an ice maker so that's one less thing to break or forget to maintain. We'd buy this one again in a heartbeat.

              My only gripe was it didn't have enough door shelves and an extra one cost almost $40.

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              1. re: al b. darned

                At least we have enough door shelves!! LOL!