LG Informative - Buy the Extended Warranty !!
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -- I work in Air conditioning and by association, work with appliances such as window a/c's, refrigerators,ice makers etc... I also work with someone who came from a factory job with a washer and dryer maker(he worked there for 17 years).From experience and from what I was told by my co-worker YOU NEED TO BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY! The maker produces " top quality, brand name products" using the cheapest, easiest produced parts that have a "life" of 10 yrs.This is because the manufacturer considers the fact that every 10 yrs. or so the buyer will "update" therefor there is no need for high quality anymore. Some of these companies with good representative are owned or part of a company that you never heard of or part of what you thought was a competitor. Confusing isn't it?
So buy with caution and always make sure you have a good warranty and customer service. "by the way I only chose to post this after researching a window a/c I checked that expired 6 months after the manufacturers warranty expired.