Self-regulating moisture levels
Plumbed fridge is more costly
Very good fridge, although water pump may be a problem
We purchased this fridge mid-2020 and the in-built water cooler and ice maker is a blessing in Australian summers. As others mentioned, the water pump is fairly noisy and potential buyers will need to assess whether the noise is tolerable. We don't use the water dispenser on the door, and so the only time we hear the noise is when the ice maker refills (several times a day for ~5 seconds).
Another potential issue is the quality of the water pump. Ours failed in the first year. Repair via LG and their contracted repair agent was speedy, but the...repairman advised that this is not an uncommon problem. He surmised that it could possibly be the result of frequent occasions when the pump attempts to draw from an empty water tank (the manual makes no mention of this). Fortunately, the pump is plug and play, requiring only the removal of a small back panel, and so handyman owners out of warranty need not fear an overly complicated repair procedure. However, the pump (part no. 1946851) is fairly expensive at $175. I distinctly remember the pump becoming obscenely louder in the weeks leading up to its failure. If owners notice theirs doing so, I would suggest that you have the pump assembly examined when your warranty is still active to ensure that you have no out of pocket costs.
Holy cow, I love this fridge
This is my first fridge with a water dispenser, and I freaking love it! Water/ ice dispenser has changed my life, and I now drink a lot more water and far less sugar garbage because it's icy, and it's right there. We got the non plumbed version because I don't have water in that side of the kitchen and who can be bothered with plumbers. But what really drew me to this was the internal design and dimensions.
I went with a side by side because the freezer on top-mounted fridges is always too small, modern bottom-mounted freezers are too big and...mostly drawers, rather than doors which you inevitably have to dig through, and French door fridges make an irritating noise when you open them. The shelves in the door of the LG are deep and can store a lot of stuff, which makes them handy. It also makes the shelves in the fridge slightly shallower and easier to reach the back. This is hands down the best designed side by side I looked at. In terms of performance, it seems to work really well, temperature can be set for both fridge and freezer, so if you like your icecream slightly softer, you can easily turn the temperature on the freezer up a bit without affecting your fridge. It has also never frozen the stuff at the back of the fridge trying to keep the front cold, so temperature seems to be pretty even across all the compartments in the fridge. And since I bought this my electricity bill has actually gone down - granted my last fridge was old, but it was also half the size. My only real criticism is that you can't really adjust the shelf spacing. We've had to end up storing the vodka in the fridge because there aren't any shelves in the freezer big enough to stand it up, and it decided to leak lying down. It's a tough life. As other reviewers mentioned, it does make some noise when making ice or dispensing water, which initially was loud enough to scare the cats. But cats are idiots and they got used to it and so have I, so that isn't really an issue now I've had it for about 6 months. And apart from the water pump, the fridge itself is whisper quiet, so I could care less about 3 seconds of pump noise in the middle of a Netflix binge when I don't have the semi-constant compressor noise in the background. It's the best fridge I've ever owned.
Purchased at The Good Guys for $1,899.00.
First time having a water and ice dispenser fridge, yes it is noisy when the pump is working but works great. have had it for over 1 year, will recommend it
Purchased at JB Hifi Home for $1,899.00.
Excellent purchase. The led lights inside are are real winner. Just an fyi you'll need about 20-30cm wider than product for doors to open. I've got 110 cm and the freezer door really can't open wide but it's no big deal. Anyone complaining about the ice maker is insane. Of course it makes a noise extremely periodically. It's an ice maker. Unless you are sleeping under it it's irrelevant. If you're deciding between ice and no ice, this non plumbed version is incredible. We love it.
Purchased in September 2020 at The Good Guys Online store for $1,500.00.
Happy BUT ......
I have had my fridge just under 3 months now. There is a slight dent already on the door. Considering I'm the only one living here. Not a rough person. I've had to defrost it twice to fix the water dispenser. The defrosting is a very wet process. All in all the inside is lovely. The door shelves are so deep. the only fault is the water jug should be stronger for sure. A more durable material.
Purchased in September 2020 at Harvey Norman.
Everything we needed
This is our second LG fridge and after one months experience, the new fridge is working well. I note that some reviews indicate the ice maker/dispenser is loud, but from my observational experience it is tolerable and seems no worse than other brands I have used in the past.
Purchased in September 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $1,999.00.
Great fridge freezer for small family
Bought Fridge from Good Guys Hoppers Crossing on 30/5/2020. Working perfectly since installation. Love that it’s non-plumbed. Had my ice cubed or crushed whenever I like. The noise from the ice maker is not too loud at all and I got used to it soon enough. The fridge has lots of space surprisingly as the shelves on the door are wide enough for all my condiments and bottled stuff. I also like the look of the fridge freezer. The guys who delivered the fridge did an amazing job as I have few steps into my house and couple of steps down to the kitchen. Thanks Good Guys for good price and great services.
Purchased in May 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,800.00.
Great size for our family of 5. Easy to use. Little messy if u don’t get the cup in the right spot for the ice aside from that so far so good
Purchased in May 2020 at Betta Home Living for $1,800.00.
I love the fridge & the desing but only disappoint is ice dispenser take lot of Space from the freezer ..& always have to replace the filters other then that fridge is good
Purchased in June 2019 at Bing Lee Physical store for $1,899.00.
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Our recent purchase of the LG L668 was after much research. As we previously had a side by side we looked for a similar fridge. Having made the purchase I am happy to report that the fridge is meeting all our requirements. After switching on we had to wait 24 hours before it was at peak performance but after that - no problems. Ice maker is great. The freezer section works well as does the fridge section. Minor comment is that the fridge door must open fully in order to remove the baskets. Fridge is quiet in running. Doors are a bit different as they don't have 'handles' but you quickly get used to the 'channels' in the door when opening and closing. Very happy to recommend this to other purchasers.
Purchased in May 2020 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores.
An ice making fridge was always on my bucket list and when our 27 year old fridge became increasingly noisier every night until we couldn’t hear each other, we decided it was time. I did a bit of research and based on lots of excellent reviews and the price point, decided on the LG. We had to get non plumbed as it would have been out of our budget to get it plumbed in. Didn’t get off to a great start as after installation the water & ice didn’t work. A call to LG the day after and they gave me the number of a local plumber who came quickly and ...discovered it was just a loose wire and reconnected it at no cost to us. We have been super pleased with it ever since and as a family have never drunk so much water or enjoyed ice on tap. I’m enjoying my G&T’s on ice as well as scotch and drys. The fridge looks great, is super quiet and has plenty of storage for our family of 4. I love the lighting strips inside the fridge. Not sure that it will last out 27 years like my old fridge but that’s just a sign of the times.
Purchased in March 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,690.00.
While I say it is a great fridge one thing knarks me about the exposed piping here in Northern Qld, warms the water, so if you just want a quick (without ice) cold drink, it is not going to happen. The reason for purchasing a non plumbed system.
Otherwise all is good, runs quietly as does the water pump and ice maker
It does maintain a consistent and reliable temperature in all compartments.
The (doors) downward hand grip (no handles) is somewhat difficult to get used too.
Watch out for the crushed ice spilling onto the floor - need a large bowl to catch the ice to prevent this.
Purchased in February 2020 at Betta Home Living for $1,799.00.
So much space
So stylish and roomy, Temperature is consistent, so much room in the door of the fridge for all containers soft drink, juice and milk 2 lts no worries. Quite and the fresh water / ice / crushed ice is so wonderful especial during summer! Not to expensive for the amount of room inside.
Purchased in September 2019 at Betta Home Living.
Ice and water maker great but hard to keep fridge looking clean
The outside of the fridge constantly looks grubby from fingerprints.
I really like the ice and water dispenser and the fact it is not plumbed means I don’t worry that it may spring a leak while we are away from the house.
I find it odd that the freezer fan blows when the door is open, prior fridges I have owned only ever ran the fan when the door was closed.
Keeps food well.
Purchased in June 2019 at The Good Guys for $1,600.00.
Absolutely brilliant fridge. Cannot fault it. Had it 12 months allready and has not had any issues. Everything is keeping cold and frozen. And the crispers are keeping things longer than ever before. Best fridge I have ever owned.
Purchased in January 2018.
Questions & Answers
Boy, I wish I had read these reviws before I purchased. We decided to go with the non-plumbed version as we weren't sure if we had plumbing available for the fridge. But the pump noise is unbearable...... it is waking us at all hours.
Can you please let me know plumbed version has a quiter pump?
Did you think to ring them for answers?
Hi received our new fridge yesterday, removed the ice dispenser (not needed) and fitted extra shelf.
Tried the cold water dispenser this morning and the water is not cold, do I need to refit the ice Dispenser?
Get an answer from our members and LG representatives
Winner of the 2018 ProductReview Award, the LG 668L features two fridges to choose from: plumbed and non-plumbed, depending on your budget and household needs. This LG Side by Side range offers similar features to other Side by Side ranges by LG, such as the LG 668L Side by Side series.
- Available in two options: plumbed and non-plumbed. Plumbed means the fridge needs to be connected to the water line by a plumber, and non-plumbed doesn’t need to be installed by a plumber, as the water is dispensed from a tank.
- Tempered glass shelves, which are stronger and more durable than ordinary glass
- Includes various compartments such as door baskets, drawers, and an egg box to keep food neat and organised
- Adjustable fridge settings via mobile LG app, so you can alter the temperature from home or remotely
- An alarm that’s triggered if you accidentally leave the door open, in order to prevent food from spoiling
What reviewers liked about this fridge:
- The voluminous size of this fridge provided plenty of space for cold foods, as well as frozen goods in the freezer compartment
- The filtered water and crushed ice features were recurring points of praise among reviewers, with many claiming they couldn’t stop coming back for more chilled water
- A budget-friendly option, the non-plumbed fridge was a suitable choice for those who were hesitant to splash out on the additional expenses of a plumbed fridge.
Points to consider:
- The plumbed fridge is $100 more expensive than the non-plumbed fridge. Plus, don’t forget to budget in the additional cost of hiring a plumber to install the plumbed fridge, which usually costs between $100 to $500.
|Category||Side by Side Fridges / Refrigerators||Side by Side Fridges / Refrigerators||Side by Side Fridges / Refrigerators|
|Dimensions||1790 x 912 x 733 mm||1790 x 912 x 733 mm||1790 x 912 x 738 mm|
|Energy Rating||3 star(s)||3 star(s)||3 star(s)|
|Household Size||5+ people||5+ people||5+ people|
|Features||Door Alarm, Ice Dispenser and Water Dispenser||Door Alarm, Ice Dispenser and Water Dispenser||Door Alarm, Ice Dispenser and Water Dispenser|
|Number of Shelves||4||4||4|
|Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins||2||2||2|
|Weight||124 kg||124 kg||124 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Finish||Stainless Finish||Matte Black|
|Total Capacity||668 L||668 L||668 L|
|Fridge Capacity||422 L||422 L||422 L|
|Freezer Capacity||246 L||246 L||246 L|
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