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LG Refrigerator Problems & Troubleshooting Guide

LG refrigeration equipment is renowned for its dependability and low maintenance requirements. However, like any other appliance, LG refrigerators can encounter issues from time to time. In this article, we aim to outline the primary problems to help you determine whether it’s necessary to reach out to an LG refrigerator repair specialist from Onefservice.

LG Refrigerator Not Cooling

If you encounter this problem, the first step is to check the freezer. Is the issue affecting the freezer as well? If the freezer appears to be functioning properly, but there is a minor ice buildup on the evaporator, the problem likely lies within the defrost mechanism. You can take the following steps:

1. Turn off the refrigerator and allow it to defrost.

2. Turn the refrigerator back on for 40-50 minutes to ensure that both compartments are cooling properly.

In such cases, the problem may reoccur in a couple of weeks, indicating a malfunction in the defrosting mechanism. It results in a gradual increase in temperature in the refrigerator compartment, leading to ice buildup on the freezer’s evaporator. In this situation, it’s essential to call a technician to inspect the defrost mechanism and the heating element’s integrity.

No Cooling in the Drip Fridge

The absence of cold in an LG refrigerator with a drip system can be linked to a freon leak or a clogged capillary tube. Often, cleaning the capillary tube to remove blockages can resolve the issue. If the refrigerator is electronically controlled, the problem may be related to a faulty electronic thermostat comprising a thermistor that responds to temperature changes. By turning off the thermostat, you can check the motor’s performance, pressure, and any obstructions. If the refrigerator begins cooling correctly, it indicates a need to replace the thermostat.

No Cooling in the NoFrost Refrigerator

There can be various reasons behind the lack of cooling in a NoFrost refrigerator, but the main culprits include a burned-out defrost heating element, faulty defrost sensor (mechanical or electronic), defective defrost timer, malfunctioning electronic damper, or issues with the control unit. Only a qualified technician with experience in refrigerator repairs in NY can diagnose and address these faults.

Freon Leak in an Old LG with a Drip System

To identify a leak in a drip refrigerator, check the temperature on the refrigerator’s sides. If they feel hot, it suggests no leak. The heat exchange condenser, located within the appliance’s body, functions as a heat exchanger, indicating freon circulation. If the sides are cold, suspect a freon leak in the LG refrigerator. You can take the following steps:

1. Defrost the refrigerator.

2. After defrosting, if the chamber temperatures remain high and the sides are cold, it’s advisable to contact a technician as a freon leak is likely.

3. If the refrigerator operates correctly after defrosting, and temperatures return to normal, the issue likely lies in the evaporator defrosting system within the freezer. In this case, you’ll need to replace the evaporator.

Freon Leak in LG Refrigerator with NoFrost System

Checking for a freon leak in refrigerators with a NoFrost system follows the same procedure as in drip defrosting systems. If there is a leak, pay attention to the steel tube beneath the condenser. This tube is often covered with heat shrinkage and protection, and it may corrode over time. In this scenario, you’ll need to replace the tube.

Other Malfunctions of LG Refrigerators

Apart from the issues mentioned above, LG refrigerators can encounter various other faults common to any refrigeration unit, such as a refrigerator showing no signs of life, doors not closing properly, or electrical hazards. For guidance on addressing these cases, please refer to our other articles.

If you have doubts about the proper functioning of your LG refrigerator, we recommend contacting Onefservice technicians using our website. We are confident in our ability to assist you in repairing LG refrigerators, freezers, and other refrigeration equipment. If you want to learn more about household appliances repair, read our article “How to Repair Household Appliences: Tips and Tricks”.