Question about LG LRSC26940ST 36" Side-by-Side Refrigerator w/ 26 Cu. Ft. Capacity, OptiChill Crisper & Jet Freezin...
There is a loud noise coming from the freezer like a loud fan turning all day it never did that before now it wont stop, But the food is cold. There was ice build up in the ice maker behind the plastic ice tray in the back blocks of ice.
You are seriously frozen up. Defrost the unit completely. Then, be aware that 'window shopping', leaving uncovered liquids in the box and poor door sealing (too heavy a load on the door ... too much on shelves) can cause condensation. Defrost with hot air or leave unplugged and open for about 2 days. You'll see alot of water come out.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
Generally, icing is the result of too much water vapor inside the unit, blockage of the circulation channels and too much packing in of the box. The water vapor is generally caused by: uncapped items in the fridge, opening the door too often, humid conditions, bad door seals. There is of course, there is a possibility that the defrost cycle on the unit is not working. About once a day, depending on the brand, you should notice that the fans and compressor don't run and you should hear a bit of creaking, sloshing or other strange noises as the ice melts. If this is not happening, your defrost timer or the coil it heats could be bad.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
Yes you are right there is a drain tube in the middle of the coils. You need to remove the back panel and you will see the coils of the evaporator (freezer) and right underneath you will see drain tube. Now more then likely it is plugged with ice so take some regular table salt and two or three teaspoons on the top of the tube opening will break it loose and start draining. Take some regular tap water and pour down just to flush the tube and inspect the bottom collection pan under the fridge and see how much water is coming out. Be sure to have unit turned off when you do this cause the fan will run inside the freezer compartment other wise. Hope this helps you. ken
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
I have same problem, it usually happens after someone leaves door open
too long or after 4-6 months. I usually place two frozen milk jugs full
of water in the upper fridge and tape the upper fridge door closed at
night before bed so the kids don't open and let the upper food get
warm., Unplug the fridge and open the freezer and remove all drawers
(place excess frozen food in freezer in garage) , leaving the freezer
open with a towel in the bottom to catch the melting water from the
back panels inside and the next morning wipe the fridge bottom clean
and plug it back up and replace everything. I hate that I paid so much
for this fridge and have to defrost a couple times a year. However
found out too late to return back to the store. It seams like it should
have a cycle that heats the back plate every so often to warm and
evaporate the ice that collects, but I haven't heard or can't find
anything on that.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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