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I was currently using an LG double door 310 L fridge, but the compressor has failed. Looking to buy a fridge with more storage capacity and good after sales service if required, as I’ve had bad experiences with my last few appliance purchases. Can any one suggest me a good brand/model to go for and if there are there any sales in this week. Also do Flipkart and Amazon accept fridges that turn on, but don’t work?

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Whirlpool is suggested..
If you have good budget, goto 3/4 stars models

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Godrej – good customer care (though usually no problem comes). Plus, only Godrej have wider body. So you can keep 2 or more utensils side by side. Not possible in any other brand.

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Whats the issue with LG support? Please elaborate. I had good experience with LG support for my refrigerator, although it troubled me only once during the warrant period.

Yes, amazon/flipkart accepts the units that merely turn on, but it need to be squeaky clean atleast outside without any dents

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andromeda wrote:

Whats the issue with LG support? Please elaborate. I had good experience with LG support for my refrigerator, although it troubled me only once during the warrant period.

Yes, amazon/flipkart accepts the units that merely turn on, but it need to be squeaky clean atleast outside without any dents

Got new lg fridge 335 l from the offline market for fast and safe delivery. Is there any way to turn off the door alarm on these and the door cooling + vents don’t seem to be giving much air flow. Is that normal?

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wiiplayony wrote:

Got new lg fridge 335 l from the offline market for fast and safe delivery. Is there any way to turn off the door alarm on these and the door cooling + vents don’t seem to be giving much air flow. Is that normal?

The door alarm was there for a reason.

Below are some options I could think of .

  • If you don’t wish to get alerted, read the user manual thoroughly, there may be a way to override the feature.
  • Another option would be to check with customer care.
  • (Not recommended) To put a small piece of magnet on the door sensor and fool the refrigerator that the door is closed, but hey this also will keep the light inside always off.
If I’m in your position, I would wait for the warranty to expire, and then disconnect the buzzer hardway. I also know how to disconnect without voiding the warranty, that needs some fine skills.

On the last question, I can’t really comment on what is normal or abnormal. You can try cranking up the cooling and check if it increases the airflow. But don’t immediately check for the result, being inverter model, it takes little time to get there. Also, if you open the door and check for airflow, you may not see it, since the inverter models turn off the compressor or cooling on sensing the door open. This is where the magnet trick will be useful to override and check for cooling

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andromeda wrote:

The door alarm was there for a reason.

Below are some options I could think of .

  • If you don’t wish to get alerted, read the user manual thoroughly, there may be a way to override the feature.
  • Another option would be to check with customer care.
  • (Not recommended) To put a small piece of magnet on the door sensor and fool the refrigerator that the door is closed, but hey this also will keep the light inside always off.
If I’m in your position, I would wait for the warranty to expire, and then disconnect the buzzer hardway. I also know how to disconnect without voiding the warranty, that needs some fine skills.

On the last question, I can’t really comment on what is normal or abnormal. You can try cranking up the cooling and check if it increases the airflow. But don’t immediately check for the result, being inverter model, it takes little time to get there. Also, if you open the door and check for airflow, you may not see it, since the inverter models turn off the compressor or cooling on sensing the door open. This is where the magnet trick will be useful to override and check for cooling

Cooling seems to be normal now, but whenever I open the freezer, it makes a couple of popping/knocking sounds from both sides until I close it. The compressor isn’t noiseless either as it makes a clearly audible humming/buzzing sound. I regret going for LG. If anyone is looking for a fridge, will suggest to stay away from this brand. Looks like their new models have quality issues.

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wiiplayony wrote:

Cooling seems to be normal now, but whenever I open the freezer, it makes a couple of popping/knocking sounds from both sides until I close it. It also does that without any reason when it is closed and running at times. I regret going for LG. If anyone is looking for a fridge, will suggest to stay away from this brand. Looks like their new models have quality issues.

There’s nothing ok the side that can possibly make noise, except for a lizard or cricket reminding you to close the door. Usually there will be foam kinda material to prevent cooling loss. The sound could likely be from rear side where there will be circulating fan/compressor etc. Try flipping the convertible option if you have to see if it reduces the noise. You can then take it up with their support engineers.

And finally internet is full of opinions. It’s your consciousness that should finally take over

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wiiplayony wrote:

Cooling seems to be normal now, but whenever I open the freezer, it makes a couple of popping/knocking sounds from both sides until I close it. The compressor isn’t noiseless either as it makes a clearly audible humming/buzzing sound. I regret going for LG. If anyone is looking for a fridge, will suggest to stay away from this brand. Looks like their new models have quality issues.

On the compressor sound, yes you can hear the sound. It is mostly at 6kHz frequency, in the range of audible frequency. The low sound (high frequencies) are not good for inverter compressor’s health. You aren’t dealing with a traditional compressor fyi

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andromeda wrote:

On the compressor sound, yes you can hear the sound. It is mostly at 6kHz frequency, in the range of audible frequency. The low sound (high frequencies) are not good for inverter compressor’s health. You aren’t dealing with a traditional compressor fyi

Ok the compressor isn’t much of an issue, but rather the popping sound. I think the rubber around the fridge door isn’t sealing properly.

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wiiplayony wrote:

Ok the compressor isn’t much of an issue, but rather the popping sound. I think the rubber around the fridge door isn’t sealing properly.

Don’t think. It’s a simple check to ensure if it’s sealing properly or not. If not take it up with shop folks you purchased from. The one main advantage of buying from a shop near by is accountability in the initial days at least. Make use of it.

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andromeda wrote:

Don’t think. It’s a simple check to ensure if it’s sealing properly or not. If not take it up with shop folks you purchased from. The one main advantage of buying from a shop near by is accountability in the initial days at least. Make use of it.

Hey bro, when I close the fridge door, it makes loud gurgling sounds sometimes. Is this a part of normal operation?

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wiiplayony wrote:

Hey bro, when I close the fridge door, it makes loud gurgling sounds sometimes. Is this a part of normal operation?

I can’t hear how loud the sounds are. I would suggest you to contact customer care and find out what is/not acceptable.

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