The Frigidaire Gallery FGUB2642L[P] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the Gallery FGUB2642L[P] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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 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 FGUB2642L[P]
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Cabinet-depth model Cabinet-depth models usually measure 27 to 28 inches deep, not quite flush with the cabinets, but at least three inches shallower than many standard 36-inch-wide models. You can get models with stainless exteriors or panel kits.
French-door style French door models are bottom-freezer refrigerators whose upper compartments have two narrow doors that open similarly to the doors of a side-by-side refrigerator. These narrower doors use less space in front of the refrigerator when opened, and allow access to either or both sides of the full-width fresh-food compartment. Typically more expensive, French-door models are usually 36 inches wide, though some newer models are 33 inches wide.
Water dispenser It is normally located in the fresh food compartment.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Noticed the crack today above one light - gallery model - great fridge otherwise although some of the weatherstripping is splitting between doors. Starting to melt the other side above light. Put aluminum tape above lights . We'll see what happens. Obviously a design flaw they need led lights or something.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By A. Arlandson
from Minneapolis, MN
Plastic Melted & Cracked @ Lighting Unit
Plastic Melts At Light
We purchased a Frigidaire Gallery model FGHB2844LF7 in December of 2011. A few months ago we noticed that the ceiling of the refrigerator had melted and cracked near the light. Like alot of the postings here, we called Frigidaire to complain and twas told we had gone beyond our warranty and to call the store we purchased it from. There are complaints all over the internet about this product and I agree that Frigidaire needs to address this problem with its customers rather than singing the Warranty song and pawning us off. As other purchasers know, this unit was anything but inexpensive so it is absolutely shameful that this defect, clearly the fault of the manufacturer, is not being heard.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Extremely Ticked Off
Light bulb melted interior ceiling
We purchased a Frigidaire Gallery model FGHB2844LF7 approx 16 months ago. We were cleaning our refrigerator last week and noticed that the interior ceiling of the refrigerator had melted and cracked. I called Frigidaire to report the problem and they told me that my refrigerator was out of the 1 yr warranty period and that I needed to contact the store where I purchased it and check with them about a repair. I was told by the Frigidaire rep that there were no service recalls for this problem nor any other consumer complaints. Based on the various complaints I see posted on the web (including this Consumer Reports website), it's obvious that there is a significant problem with these refrigerators and Frigidaire is not taking responsibility for their design / manufacturing defect. Considering how much we paid for our refrigerator this is outrageous. What's even more outrageous is the fact that Frigidaire has a repair kit that they expect you to purchase to patch the melted hole, and then a light shield to deflect the heat from the light bulb away from the ceiling of the refrigerator. So, they come up with a light shield and repair/patch kit, but refuse to acknowledge there is a problem with the lights over heating, and they inform us that there are no consumer complaints being reported to them regarding this problem. We're going to contact them one more time and request that they replace our regrigerator or provide us a full refund. I recommend that anyone else having this same problem report it to Frigidaire and to Consumer Reports right away.