LG Refrigerator Compressor Fails
We have replaced many compressors since 2017, most of them have been LG refrigerator compressor fails. The upgraded LG linear compressors with software upgrade are better and do seem to last longer. Here are some pictures of a compressor replacement we did for a customer, in the beginning of June 2023, that didn’t want to spend double the money to replace their refrigerator. It was an LG refrigerator model LMXC23746S/01 French door style with two drawers and a bottom freezer. Many appliance repair companies won’t work on LG refrigerators. We work on them and have for years. See another blog post we did regarding a 2015 LG refrigerator compressor replacement https://emspappliancerepair.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=844&action=edit&calypsoify=1 This one was a model LFXC24726S/02 French door style. We replaced the compressor at the end of December 2018, and last we heard, it is still going strong.
LG refrigerator compressor fails and Kenmore
Some Kenmore refrigerators were also made by LG. One of the first LG compressor replacements we did was in a Kenmore French door refrigerator Model 795.74043.410 The first 3 digits of the model number (795) indicates it was made by LG. Kenmore model numbers beginning with 363, 501, 580, 722, 767, 795, 796 were all manufactured by LG. As of this blog writing, we have replaced approximately 30-40 LG refrigerator compressors compared to about the same number across all the other brands combined. We find that refrigerators older than 10 years, usually are built better and tend to last longer. It seems that, in the appliance industry, most manufacturers have switched into the disposable product mentality. This, of course, will improve their profits by pushing consumers to purchase new appliances every 2-5 years. LG refrigerators with compressor problems are common and prompted a class action lawsuit. https://www.classaction.org/lg-refrigerator-linear-compressor-failure-lawsuits