I replaced a 15 year old side by side refrigerator with this LG. The salesman convinced me the LG was the most popular model in Europe and had been for years before it was finally brought to the United States. He said it was the most advanced model on the market. The price was in our range so we switched from our first choice of an GE to an LG. Within a few months we had problems with the icemaker but since it was under warranty we were not too concerned. From there on in we had one issue after another. Thankfully we had purchased the extended warranty. Still the repairs became burdonsome and we grew tired of having to call in for another repairman to come out. We had different repair people tell us completely different things were wrong but nothing seemed to fix all the problems. The worst was when the 2nd icemaker broke and the refrigerator began making loud sounds like an airplane trying to take off.The noise was unbearable and the repairman actually told us the fix was to put aluminum foil around the coils to the icemaker, which he did. Within 1 day the gaskets on the freezer side began to melt and I mean literally melt. We took pictures and filed a complaint but it was time consuming and we could not live any longer with the noise and turned off the refrigerator fearing a fire. We finally just gave up and replaced it with our original choice.