Based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Energy about the interpretation of the testing rules for refrigerators, LG, which is the manufacturer of select Kenmore Trio™ refrigerator models for Sears, had to change the energy ratings on certain kinds of Kenmore refrigerators purchased prior to November 14, 2008. Specifically, this affects Kenmore and Kenmore Elite Trio models with an ice and water dispenser in the door, and may have caused the measured energy rating of the refrigerator to be different from what was indicated on the original Energy Guide label and other materials.
Under a program established in 2008 with the U.S. Department of Energy, LG has been making annual cash payments to owners of the affected models, based on a clarification of DOE test procedures after the affected models were first marketed, intended to offset a portion of future energy use over the anticipated life of the product.
LG is now offering consumers the opportunity for an accelerated payment for the remaining term of this offer. LG will make a one-time lump-sum payment to consumers registered for the full value of this benefit, and each individual consumer will actually receive more than what was originally anticipated. In fact, in addition to providing consumers a larger, undiscounted, more useful sum, LG will increase the fund calculated to cover the remaining years by approximately $500,000.
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Consumers already receiving checks don't have to re-register to receive their final lump-sum payment. Those with affected models who have not registered for this benefit may still register to participate until December 6, 2016.
CLICK HERE to register your information and enroll in the program.