“If you own an LG French-door or side-by-side refrigerator manufactured between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2017, you might be entitled to anywhere from $50 to more than $3,500 in compensation as part of a class-action lawsuit LG settled last week.
According to Amey Park, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs, the lawsuit alleged that almost 1.6 million LG refrigerators might stop cooling because of compressor-related problems anywhere from a few months to a few years into ownership. The settlement covers 31 models.
In the settlement agreement (PDF), LG maintains that the refrigerators are not defective and denies any wrongdoing. “The settlement resolves a pending lawsuit about alleged refrigerator cooling issues,” says John Taylor, senior vice president of LG Electronics USA. “Simply put, we agreed to the settlement to avoid further litigation costs and in the interest of customer satisfaction.””
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If you own an LG refrigerator that was manufactured within the above dates, you have until 1/11/21 to file a claim. Even if you aren’t experiencing cooling issues you’re still eligible for a 5-year extended warranty. It is expected that the settlement will receive final approval on 12/15/20. After that date, payment for claims should begin to disperse.
At Apple Valley Eagan Appliance we service and repair many makes and models of refrigerators. In many cases, repairs will cost significantly less than replacing with a newer model. Visit our appliance repair page or call us at 952-953-0080 to learn more.