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Frigidaire Gallery FGHB2878L[P]
 
Approximate retail price:
$2300
Summary: This 27.8 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Frigidaire Gallery FGHB2878L[P] refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • an air filter
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • ice storage in its refrigerator
  • digital controls on its front door that show actual temperature
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Community icon7 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Frigidaire Gallery FGHB2878L[P]

The Frigidaire Gallery FGHB2878L[P] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Gallery FGHB2878L[P] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
Features & Specs - Frigidaire Gallery FGHB2878L[P]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 27.8
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Frigidaire Gallery FGHB2878L[P]
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1.0
Pretty but doesn't work.
8/22/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Unreliable
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
Bought a new one in August 2010. After 4-6 service calls within the first year, Frigidaire replaced it. I've had the new one for a year with no problems, but I don't trust it. Now I have to replace it due to fire/smoke damage. I will not get another with the icemaker in the refrigerator section. My appliance guy says they don't make the same model anymore.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Frigidaire is HORRIBLE Quality
7/3/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Not Cold Enough
Unreliable
Best Uses
Storage closet
Comment:
First the ice maker didn't work. Next it randomly started thawing out the freezer with no pattern that I can describe to the repairmen. Yesterday when the repair people came out again we rolled it out and the cardboard in back is all water damaged and there's ice built up underneath the unit. There's ice coming out of the gap at the top where the (non-functional) ice maker is attached. When the repairman showed me that I asked what the two spots in the center at the back were and upon closer inspection we found that the factory installed light bulbs had melted the dang plastic top of the fridge!!!! I hate this thing and am done throwing money and time at it. I purchased an extended warranty but I will NEVER purchase a Frigidaire again. PLEASE DO NOT REPEAT MY MISTAKE OF BEING LURED BY A LOW PRICE AND APPEARANCES. DO YOUR RESEARCH AND BUY QUALITY. FRIDGES ANYMORE ARE NOT RELIABLE STURDY DEVICES LIKE WHEN YOU GREW UP, ESPECIALLY FRIGIDAIRE MODELS!!!!<br /><br />I have a year and a half old Frigidaire that I am now throwing away because: 1) Ice make doesn't work, 2) Thaws food out randomly, 3) I've learned to make it a habit to intentionally push the drawer to the freezer in every time I walk by just to make sure it's closed tight, 4) I have melted spots above the lighting in the fridge area! 5)My wife must have dropped a can or jar on the bottom plastic ledge above the lower drawer and the plastic is so soft it has dents that literally cut through the plastic.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Do Not Buy!
6/14/2012
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Flimsy Shelves
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought the first one and it was delivered. Within (24) hours the refrigerator stopped working. We contacted the store and they delivered a second one. Within a week with the second one, one drawer broke, the ice maker was making a funny sound and then would only dispense crushed ice, not cubed. We contacted the store, sent that one back and changed brands. This brand is on my DO NOT BUY list.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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