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Vegetables in lower bin freeze. The seal leaks between the bottom freezer and the conduit that carries cold air supposedly into the top of the refrigerator compartment, allowing cold air from the freezer to flow directly onto the vegetable bins. Repeated service calls no help. Some apply caulk that soon gets blown through. There ought to be a better seal. Maybe LG has one, although, given their crummy Web site and general unresponsiveness, it seems impossible to get any help from them.

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Why wont my freezer and refrigerator get cold? What could be causing this problem?

If all is running, the compressor isn't pumping, or there is no gas in the system. Is there any heat from the compressor area?

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I had water leaking in to the freezer compartment of my LG french-door refrigerator (LFD25860). It was getting on to food in the main basket and embedding it in a block of ice, as well as puddling-up on the bottom of the freezer and eventually blocking the door from closing properly. Because the water seemed to be covering a wider area than you would expect from a blocked defroster drain I didn't believe that my problem was covered by the other FixYa recomendations -and it turned out I was right.
The problem turned out to be that the "funnel" that the water flows through to fill up the ice tray was blocked by a solid piece of ice. When the icemaker would call for more water it would flow down the clear tube (with the open slots on the top) hit the ice and spray/overflow in to the freezer compartment.
The solution was obviously to pop this ice out, but that did require me to remove the icemaker from the wall of the freezer compartment. To do this you
  • remove one screw from the bracket on the bottom of the icemaker
  • Slide the icemaker up and slip it off of the two screws with rubber grommets on them.
By the time I got to that stage I had already removed the basket from the main drawer and removed the pull out tray/basket from the drawer pulls (by simply lifting the plastic tab on the right side and lowering the plastic tab on teh left side). I am not sure if you can remove the icemaker without this step, but I believe so.
Also, if you want to entirely remove the icemaker from the freezer there is only one plug with wiring to undo. As I mentioned above, the water hose doesn't not connect to the icemaker, it ends above the "funnel" and the water drops in. So removal is much simpler than you might expect.

As for the cause of the ice block, I am not sure but I believe it was either because the ice maker made too much ise one time and some cubes could not pop out. When additional water entered the funnel it didn't flow in to the ice tray, backed up, and froze in the funnel. The other thought is that when the door was not closed properly while our grandparents were visiting, the ice melted and subsequently re-froze causing the problem.

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Why wont my refrigerator & freezer get cold?

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Vegetables freezing in lower trays

lower the temperature in the temperate control and then lower the humidity control vent to half open on the trays themselves.

the main reason is your temperate is to cold.

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Side by Side ModelsIf foods, such as fruits and vegetables, in the refrigerator are freezing, it can be caused by several things. First, check the controls. They should be set at "C" and "5" or "5" and "5". The proper fresh food temperature is between 38 and 42 degrees Fahrenheit. The freezer should be between 0 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If food in the bottom of the refrigerator is freezing, this could be caused by a refrigerator not having enough food to absorb the cold air.
  • If food in the door is freezing, move the door bins up or down so they are one notch away from freezer vents (Side by Side models only).
  • The fresh food control should be at the normal setting of 5.
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First, check the controls. They should be set at "C" and "5" or "5" and "5". The proper fresh food temperature is between 38 and 42 degrees Fahrenehit. The freezer should be between 0 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Since the cold air coming into the fresh food section originates in the freezer above, the rear of the top shelf will be the coldest spot in the fresh food area. Avoid placing delicate items that freeze easily on the back half of this shelf.
  • If food is freezing in the produce (fruits and vegetables) or meat pan, it may be that the temperature controls are not set high enough. Since cold air naturally falls, the pans can get too cold if the refrigerator is not running long enough to maintain good air circulation. Adjust both controls up one notch.

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Puddle underneath fridge on occasion--tube coming down seems ok

This happens when the water from the defrost cycle exceeds the capacity of the pan under the fridge. The amount of water depends upon the door traffic (how many times opened in the day) humidity, and believe it or not, the door seals. If the doors to not seal or close properly, it will allow air, and the humidity that it carries, into the box, and that means more defrost water. You might also check the pan for physical damage that may make it leak.

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Hello, This problem is going to be the cold control, this can be located in the control panel inside the fridge. This part is also called the thermostat. What is happening here is it has opened and the freezer is getting to cold which is making the fridge too cold. This is why the food in your fridge is freezing. You should replace the cold control and you will be all set. Mike

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Freeezes vegetables milk etc. even with refrig turned up.  Tried turning up freezer by 2 pts. ..Then tried turning up refrigerator to 44..Still no luck.No one seem to repair Lg Refigerator.s  in...

Have you made sure that the door to the ice maker area is closed and tighly latched? If the door is not pushed closed so that you hear the latch snap shut, colder air from the ice room will leak past the gasket and result in freezing in the bins and / or on the bottom refrig shelf. Another possibly might be air leakage at the very back bottom of the refrigerator section, where the air tower comes out from the freezer section.

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It sounds like the ice in the bin is warming up enough to melt for some reason then re-freeze. Check your door gasket seal and also the ice chute door flapper seal to make sure warm room air isn't being drawn into the ice bin area. Also make sure the freezer area is VERY cold like 0 degrees F or lower, that will keep the ice hard and help stop the ice from having a liquid surface film from opening and closing the freezer door too often (then freezing again). The water down the back is from the ice cubes melting a little then re-freezing. Also, is the frige working OK? Does the compressor turn on and off normally? I ask because sometimes the compress start device is failing and the refer can warm up quite a bit while the compressor is trying to start up... eventually the compressor will start but by then the ice has melted a little then the compressor runs for a long time to bring the temps down again. Monitoring with a thermometer every hour will show if the temps are lowering in the freezer section too much.

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