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LG makes all kinds of things, including the smaller apartment size refrigerators like the LTNC11121V and the LTNC11131V. These two models are virtually identical with just one difference I’ve been able to find, as you’ll see below.
According to the company, “LG was ranked highest in customer satisfaction with side-by-side refrigerators in 2018, and highest in customer satisfaction with 2-door top-mount freezers, 5 years in a row.” So apparently they know what they’re doing when it comes to fridges of all sizes.
Let’s see how these two measure up.
If you’re in a hurry and just want to check the pricing and availability of these LG fridges at Amazon, you can click (or tap) the links just below. As of this writing, the first one listed seems to be less available than the second, but that can change easily and often.
The LG LTNC11121V and LTNC11131V Are Virtually Identical
As you might surmise from the model numbers, which differ only by the one digit, these two apartment size fridges look the same, both inside and out.
The fridge on the left below is the LTNC11121V. The one on the right is the LTNC11131V. Could you tell them apart, if I hadn’t told you?
In the table below, the features and specifications given apply to both models.
|Chiller capacity (cu. ft.)||8.49|
|Freezer capacity (cu. ft.)||2.62|
|Total capacity (cu. ft.)||11.1|
|Temperature controls||Knob dial|
|Ice tray & bin||Yes|
|Shelves||3 tempered glass (1 sliding)|
|Door bins||4 plastic|
|Height to top of hinge (in.)||66 1/2|
What’s the Difference?
So what’s that one difference between the two that I hinted at above?
The LTNC11131V has a door alarm. I wasn’t able to find a reference to an alarm for the LTNC11121V, so I’m assuming it doesn’t have one.
It’s also possible that the LTNC11121V comes in two colors – Stainless VCM and Platinum Silver. The LTNC11131V may only come in Stainless VCM.
Details about These LG Fridges
In addition to the items in the table above, here are a few more specs that apply to both models. Sometimes these figures matter a lot when you have a small space to work with.
- Depth without door: 22 ½ inches
- Depth (total with door open): 47 ¾ inches
- Height to Top of Case: 65 ½ inches
- Width (door open 90° with handle): 25 inches
- Installation Clearance: 2 inches (between back & wall) / 24 inches (front)
- Weight: 123.9 lbs.
You get a Limited Warranty of 1 year parts and labor, 5 years on the sealed system (parts and labor), 5 years on the compressor (parts and labor), and 6-10 years on the linear compressor (but this is for parts only). I’m not sure how a warranty can vary from 6 to 10 years, but that’s what LG says.
A few other items deserve a word of explanation.
The ice trays in the freezer stay in the freezer. You can’t take them out to refill them at your sink, as you would with most models. Instead, you twist the trays and dump the cubes into a nearby bin and then bring the water to the freezer to refill.
I don’t understand the purpose here. Was someone losing their ice trays? It takes some amount of skill to refill these trays without making a mess. If you can survive with (with I consider) this small inconvenience, you should like everything else about these fridges.
“Smart Diagnosis” is a feature that “helps the service center diagnose problems over the phone, helping you troubleshoot quickly.” Hopefully you won’t ever have to use this, but I guess it’s good to know it’s there if you do.
I could only find energy consumption figures for one of the models, but I would assume it’s the same for both. They use 339 kWh per year. Compare that to other models when making your purchase.
Conclusions about the LTNC11121V and LTNC11131V
Both of these apartment size refrigerators are quality appliances. If they fit into the space you have available, you’re good to go, despite the quirky ice cube trays.
I wouldn’t hesitate to get either one of these models. If color is a factor, try to check out the LTNC11121V first, if you can find one.