If you got an LG with the linear compressor, I would get an extra fridge to put in the garage to put your food when your LG breaks down. Just my practical advice to you.
The back has a metal cover, when I unplug it tomorrow I'll check if it's clogged up with dust inside or underneath.The loud banging noises tells me it's something more serious, unless ice is clogging up the works?
I know about the linear compressor. It's caused enough trouble that they'll fix it if anything foes wrong.
If the back is sealed up then the coils are underneath, and you access them by removing a small grill below the fridge door. The loud banging noises could be the fan in the freezer hitting ice that has formed on the coils. When it's really humid, sometimes the defrost function can't keep up and ice will form on those coils. Or the defroster may have gone out.
I've noticed water dripping from the freezer into the fridge area so maybe there's ice clogging up the works. I'll unplug it in the morning and open the doors for a few hours.
Do you see any way to remove a back panel in the freezer section? Sometimes just a couple screws, but if you want to just let it set and see if it melts, that might work. Put some towels in the fridge portion and on the floor.
I should try unplugging it for a few hours to see if ice is clogging up the works or something. Worth a try. It's a cheap simple fridge, probably cost $300 new. The new GE I ordered is $600. If unplugging it fixes the problem I'll cancel the Home Depot order. When it's unplugged I'll open up the back and see what's what.
Good luck finding a used one. I know a guy with a used appliance shop, and he doesn't have any more. When the "stuff" hit he sold out all his freezers, then he ordered a whole bunch of cheap new freezers, and couldn't sell them fast enough. People wanted to stock up on food.
I have a relative who ran a second hand shop for a while after he retired. He told me that if he had a tractor trailer full of refrigerators he'd sell every damn one of them. This was before the pandemic.
My condo came with a white dishwasher, microwave/range hood combo and basic gas stove all like-new without a scratch, The oven was never even used and still had stickers inside. I added a new double door refrig w. water & icemaker and hated them from day 1.
3 years later the oven and dishwasher were still unused and I decided to upgrade to stainless because I couldn't take the white look anymore. I put an ad on Craigslist with pics asking $300 for everything and not one person called except some gal who wanted the microwave for $25 and wanted me to remove it for her. I told her it wasn't worth my bother for $25.
I had the new stainless appliances installed and the old ones hauled away. I wouldn't have thought it was that hard to get rid of appliances.
For your money, what kind of gas range would you go with today in 36"?There's really no market for used built-in appliances. I've installed them for over 30 years, but my kitchen has white appliances. I absolutely loathe stainless steel
Very often I've taken out old appliances that are in great shape. In fact the dishwasher I have in my kitchen right now is a $1,200 KitchenAid that someone had for a year, then they wanted stainless steel. I have a fairly expensive GE range hood, that was the same thing. They wanted a stainless steel hood. So I took the old one out and put it in my place. My white garage fridge is an old well-built GE. The guy was replacing his old appliances with, guess what? Stainless steel. I brought it home 10 years ago and it's still working perfectly. But for the most part I just take the old ones and dump them at the store that sold them, or a metal recycler.
However I did buy one used built-in electric oven. I have an odd size opening in my kitchen cabinets, and several years ago they stopped making the only oven that fits the opening. While I'm fully capable of doing cabinet modifications, I didn't want to do them in this kitchen. Plus the only other oven I could have installed (because of the narrow width of the cabinet) was $2,000, and I would have had to do some major work on the drawer below. And frankly, that oven Is a POS. They only still sell it because it'll fit narrow openings.
So I searched Craigslist and OfferUp, and found that smaller discontinued oven (in white) that was almost brand-new. Originally it was $1,400... I bought it for $150 and installed it, and it works great. The story behind it, and a couple other appliances the sellers had, is that the person replaced them with stainless steel. Stainless steel, which shows fingerprints, any flaw that's in the steel, and is a pain in the butt to take care of.
For your money, what kind of gas range would you go with today in 36"?
We have an older Peerless Premier and I must say, that thing has been a work horse. Every appliance that was in the home when we bought 14 years ago is gone except for that range. It may not be the sexiest appliance, but it has never failed me. The only thing I've had to replace is the door hinges a few times over 14 years as they get very squeaky. At this point, I would just keep it but my wife is starting to think about replacing things and I don't know what range to replace it with. Even the tech guy at Peerless says the newer ones are nothing like the older ones. I hate unreliable appliances, so if we do in fact swap it out, what would you recommend today?
As crazy as it sounds, most big box stores have no stock besides displays. You have to order and wait. When you get you new one, temper your expectations to 10 years of service from a major appliance, at best, nowadays.
I wasn't even aware that free-standing was different from built in. Interesting. I assumed that built-in appliances were "free standing" and then you built cabinets around them. I didn't know that folks had built in refrigerators. I'm guessing these are really high-end homes?I don't deal in freestanding appliances. Mainly just the built-in items. In fact I've never even heard of Peerless ranges. Nothing against them, it's just not an item I deal with. The large free-standing ranges are handled by a whole different kind of crew.