History of LG
LG is a company based in South Korea, and was started originally as GoldStar in 1958. Their sister company, Lak-Hui, combined to bring the ”LG” name together. They manufactured electronics, ac units, refrigerators, and other appliances after the Korean War. They moved some production overseas to the U.S. in 1982, thanks to swift growth in revenue. While only a minor player in electronics at first, they are now one of the largest manufacturers of LCD TVs, and they have even ventured into creating smart phones. Their newest line of appliances come equipped with software called HomeChat, allowing people to use an app to control their washers, dryers and dishwashers.
LG has manufactured products for multiple brands, such as:
LG appliance we service include, but are not limited to:
- Top Load Washers – Typically made larger and to hold more clothing, these washers don’t rely upon a door seal and usually require less maintenance.
- Front Load Washers – Uses less water, less soap, and they are less likely ruin or tear delicate clothing. Require more maintenance for the door seal and bellows.
- Dryers – Fast and efficient, these cut down the time it takes to dry clothing. They can be either gas or electric. There are many types of dryers, but Tumbler dryers are the most widely used in consumer homes.
- Stackable Washer/Dryer – Made to save space, these are usually much smaller and seen in apartments, condos and small homes.
- Refrigerator & Top Freezer – Most common in households, it has been the leading style since the 1940’s. Some budget models and mini-fridges use a freezer chest as opposed to a separate compartment.
- Side by Side Refrigerators – Also called “American Style”, they were invented by Amana to provide more freezer space. Left is the freezer, Right is the refrigerator.
- French Door Refrigerators – Two French doors on top for the refrigerator, and a drawer bottom freezer. These have become more prominent since the late 90’s.
- Under-Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing.
- Gas Cooktops – Using natural gas, they provide the cook with the ability to perfectly control temperatures with an open flame.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Gas Oven – Traditional and most cost-effective, more models are being released with the ability to become a convection oven for even baking.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Convection Oven – Circulates and distributes heated air around the food to allow it to cook more evenly. Can be either gas or electric.
- Wall Ovens – Built in for convenience to the consumer, they can be stacked/installed with multiple to provide more option for the cook.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric, or with a gas cooktop and electric oven.
LG has had, unfortunately, a few recalls in the past couple of years. This includes a top-loading washer made for Kenmore for excessive shaking, an electric range with burners that would not shut off, and a gas dryer made for Kenmore Elite that would fail to shut off correctly after the cycle and continue to heat. While many issues like these can start out quite small, it’s important to take notice of them and call a repair service before they develop into something more problematic. Look for signs such as:
- Loud or unusual noises
- Failing to spin
- Problems with Display
- Clothes coming out still damp
- Failing to turn on
- Failing to turn off
Why go with 180 Appliance Repair Services?
The technicians at 180 Appliance Repair Services have spent many years working on LG washers, dryers, refrigerators and more. They are familiar with previous recalls and common issues with these appliances and are sure to give you a quick and accurate diagnosis once they arrive. Our experts have access to the largest inventory of parts and components in the industry, allowing them to locate what your appliance needs and make a fast and efficient repair. So don’t wait for the problem to get worse, call one of our customer service representatives 24/7 to make an appointment around your busy schedule. Don’t hesitate, call us today!