2019 Aug 21, 6:33pm
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All the brands seem to have shitty compressors
Avoid anything Whirlpool (KitchenAid) like a plague.
Ten to one all the brands buy the same shitty compressor from the same Chinese supplier.
My warranty covers only parts, and no labor (Lowes). Labor is over $500 on a unit that was around 1500 + tax when new. Disappointing.
Labor of an American to do minor work is worth more than the work of the Chinese who built the entire thing.
I forget which one we bought, definitely wasn't LG(read about all the problems). But the rep at the store told us most fridges are only built to last three years now.
You said it, Amana.
This reminds of this funny story. I was replacing the dishwasher for this neighbor. I asked him for a wrench (to disconnect water line), dude brings me a screw driver. Some people are fucking inept today.
Update: LG has changed their warranty for 5 years to include parts AND LABOR. So tech will be here tomorrow to look at it. Sadly, it seems this will be a recurring problem. Not sure there is an updated compressor that is more reliable or if they just swap in the exact same parts. Will see tomorrow.