It is wonderful to be able to go on vacation, but even better to come home. EXCEPT when you find your 14-month-old refrigerator went out while you were gone!
When I moved last year, I bought all new Kenmore Elite black stainless steel appliances and did not buy the extended warranty. I have never needed one until now! I still have a Montgomery Wards freezer in the garage!
LG knows about the compressor problem, and in-fact the parts are warrantied but would have been about a month before the refrigerator would have been fixed. As it was, there was an update for the software for the compressor that needed to be done, or mine would have been fixed a week ago.
There is a class action suit against LG right now with these compressors, and they KNOW about it and are still using the same compressors. It is a wonderful refrigerator, so if you buy one, buy the warranty, but know if you need to use it, better have another refrigerator, as it will be quite a while without one!