Refrigerator Reliability Statistics! Who Makes The Best Refrigerator?

Buying a new refrigerator is a major purchase. In the old days (the late 1900s) refrigerators would often last for twenty years. Those days are but a memory. Thank the Lord above If you get fifteen years of service from a refrigerator produced today.

Features are important, but some cool shelf inside a dead 3 year old refrigerator doesn't do you much good, and don't get me started about internet access on your refrigerator door! Below you will find current reliability statistics for the most popular refrigerator styles by appliance brand.

Refrigerators Sold That Needed Repair or Had Serious Problems.

Best Refrigerator Repair Stats

Smaller Bar = Better chances you'll get a refrigerator not a lemon...

Top Freezers Refrigerators

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Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

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Side-by-Side Refrigerators With Ice & Water Dispenser

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Consumer Reports

You may want to take note of a few things.

  1. Refrigerators with ice makers tend to have more repair problems that refrigerators without an ice maker.

  2. Refrigerators with the freezer at the bottom are more likely to need repair than top freezer refrigerators.

  3. Side-by-Side refrigerators are the most popular models but also the most likely to have repair problems

  4. Kenmore refrigerators are produced by many manufacturers such as Whirlpool, GE, LG, Frigidaire & Others. Depending on who manufactures the Kenmore refrigerator you purchase will have a great deal to do with how likely your new refrigerator will need repair.

  5. Most new Maytag and Amana Refrigerators are built by Whirlpool but may have a few minor cosmetic differences such as shelving quality and orientation.

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