LG-How it protects itself from consumers.

I ran into this when I was about to repair a 2007 front loading washer which needed a door seal.  A small matter of taking off the retaining spring and putting it back on over the  new seal.

It turns out I could not buy a door seal!  Why? Because @LG has (unlike any other company) said this was “a critical part” and needed service by “an official repairman”.  Liabilities hidden and otherwise given as reason.  They gave me the name and number of a local repair man who said “I have never done one of those”

Very similar happened on a microwave that needed the insert of a new circuit board. A very straight forward, easy thing to do; easily accessable.  Especially when the microwave was owned by an IT leader.  Again, they would not sell him the boad but directed him to an “official repairman” for several hundred dollars as this was considered a “security issue”

Planned obselense taken to a new level by LG!  This is the only company to go to this extreme that I am aware of.  This of this if  you are planning the lower priced LG product  as a purchase.




Google (Android) phone and service.

If you still have time to make a decision on  IOS or Android read this first.

Google/Bell has the most aggressive marketing systems in the marketplace.

I own an LG G3.  LG has loaded it with their updated LG Fitness app. You cannot turn off or delete this app once installed and it burns up your dataplan with it’s constant hammering.

Google’s weather report is respectable.   I wanted to use the CTV local app (which is also Bell) and found it could not function because access to screen overlay is in the locked position.  This means you are left with choice of uninstalling it.

Your phone is constantly inundated with adds when ever you try to use one of the supplied apps.   My thought is I paid 900 dollars for an Android phone which I use 10% of the time and Google uses 90% of the resource.

My wife has an IOS and it works flawlessly by comparison with none of the inabilities built into the Android.