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Re: interior light wont turn off
THE PROBLEM IS CAUSED BY A BAD MAIN CONTROL BOARD LOCATED ON THE BACK OF THE REF AND IS COVERED BY A PLATE WITH A BUNCH OF SCRREWS. ALSO, LG HAS EXTENDED THE WAR TO COVER UNITS PURCHASED IN THE LAST 3 YEARS TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM. CONTACT A LG DEALER OR CALL THE COMPANY TO SEE IF YOU ARE COVERED BY THIS WARRANTTEE REPAIR
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LG had a problem with the control board going bad allowing the interior lights to stay on even when doors are closed. you need to get in touch with LG concerning repair MY UNDERSTANDING is there is a safety recall and it will be repaired for free. in the mean time unsrew the light bulbs so they dont melt down your liner...
Some of these Kenmore Elite refrigerators built by LG have a design defect that has been the subject of a class action settlement. The interior lights stay on even if the doors are shut, turning the refrigerator interior into a version of the child's Easy Bake oven toy. There are many cases where plastic interior parts of the refrigerator got so hot they melted. I replaced the 60W incandescent bulbs with 7 Watt LED bulbs just in case. The LED bulbs will not get hot enough to harm anything even if left on indefinitely. This model also has problems with the wires inside the door (water dispenser side) The wires break inside the door and are not replaceable. I ran new wires through the interior and bypassed the broken wires to avoid buying a whole new door.
Your Refrigerator light door switch may be broken or damage. 1) Check manually Press the button on hand. Light off or not. 2) Light not off - replace the switch. 3) Light off - Door position or alignment not correct.
I experienced the same problem with my LG refrigerator (model LFC25760ST). Came home from a weekend trip only to find that the light bulb assembly had melted and dropped onto the top shelf. The interior of the refirgerator compartment was very warm (est. 70 to 80 degrees) and everything in it had spoiled. Fortunately, nothing worse had happened. (According to consumer information on the Internet this LG refrigerator is suspected - but not proven - to have been the cause of a couple of house fires.)
There was no recall, however, because the reports to the Consumer Products Safety Commission were for less than 5% of this model sold in the U.S. But if you contact LG customer service (1-800-243-0000) whether your unit is still under warranty or not they should send someone out to replace the lamp assembly at no charge to you - this one with a heat sensor that serves as a backup to turning the lights off once the doors are closed.
Newer LG refrigerators have LED lights instead of incandescent light bulbs so they don't produce enough heat to warm the interior of the fridge or melt the light housing.
To learn more about other folk's similar experiences with these LG refrigerators just do an Internet search using "LG and "LCF25760" and "melted plastic." (Note: Leave the other letters after the five numbers in the model number off - they only refer to the exterior finish [i.e., "ST" = stainless steel] and unnecessarily narrow the search so as to miss some links.
3 things If you have ice on the freezer side. 1. defrost timer not working 2. blower fan failed, if it has one 3. defrost limit switch failed.. i dont think it is #2 but 1 or 3 last but not least your defrost heat coil has failed
LG issued a service flash about this very problem, so you may be in luck. The last one I did for a customer was paid for by LG.. In a nutshell, LG screwed up. The control board that the lights tie into has a bad relay, which causes the lights to stay on all the time. The fix is to get a new control board and a new light harness. The new harness has a thermal switch that shuts off the lights should they not shut off in the future. I'd try LG customer service and see if they can help you out.
The interior light in most refrigerators, and the fan in some, are controlled by a door switch. When the door is closed, the switch is depressed and the interior light goes off and the fan resumes normal operation. If the door is misaligned or the switch malfunctions, the refrigerator may become warm as a result of the non-operation of the evaporator fan and the heat generated by the interior light. Test the switch for continuity using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Place a probe on each terminal. The multimeter should change from a reading of infinity to zero when the probes touch the terminals. With the probes still touching the terminals depress the switch, the reading should change back to infinity. If it does not pass both of these tests, the switch should be replaced.
You need to replace the door switch, as it is allowing the interior light to stay on, but also it's keeping the fridge section circulating fan from coming on, and that is what is really causing the interior to heat up.
It's located in the top hinge plate cover and you can test for faulty operation by removing the switch and connecting or disconnecting the wires together to see if your light goes out and the circulating fan starts to run. If so, the switch needs to be replaced.
The part number is #6600JB3007K and costs about $8.00. You can order it from several online sellers or at www.searspartsdirect.com
Here's a diagram of your fridge and the parts list with pricing.
yes, contact LG for this known problem. it's a circuit board defect. the tech should replace both bulbs w/lower wattage, plastic bulb lens, lens surround and bulb sockets themselves. be sure to have your fridge model # and serial # handy.