I do not want to break the plastic surround, need a little help taking unit a part as likely switch broken for the no water issue. Unit really could use a good cleaning and I know that we have been having issue with ice and frost building up by enterance to door. Is there a downloadable service bulletin or parts diagrams???
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Re: no water from front of fridge
I would check the water valve in the back.
This is one valve which supplies both the door water and the icemaker. With a meter attached to the door water solenoid on the water valve, depress the door water switch. If power is getting to the valve then the switch is good and the water valve is bad. No power, the switch is bad.
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It would be helpful if you could give the make and model of your refrigerator. But with some fridges there is a funnel at the back under the freezer. It is connected to a plastic tube that runs down the inside of the back of the fridge. When that tube becomes blocked, it causes water to overflow the funnel.
If you find that this little funnel has water in it, here is the solution: You can usually find a very long pipe-cleaner (about yon yard or one meter) at specialty stores. Remove the funnel, take the pipe cleaner and ream the pipe. Replace the funnel and that should solve your problem.
If your fridge does not have this drain, then there are other possible causes. To really tackle this properly we would need to know the make and model. Cheers.
Your problem is likely that your freezer has a blocked drain which doesn't allow the water to drain to the bottom of the evaporator pan under the fridge. The lower backing INSIDE the freezer needs to be removed and the plughole cleared. Best to use a hairdryer and your fingers to remove he pool of ice buildup. Try not to use sharp objects as this can dislodge or break essential plastic pieces. Water should now drain from condensor coils during defrost mode out the drain and into the evaporator tray under the fridge. (melted water is simply evaporated away by the warm air which comes from your compressor and out of the front bottom of your fridge.)
It's your fan, take the wheels off, unscrew the bolt that holds the wheel bracket on, take the screws out of the black plastic surround and pull it off the bottom. The unit is connected so don't pull out too far. The fan is plugged into the "motherboard", just use pliers to unplug, take the two screws out of the fan and look for a replacement. No, Soleus does not sell parts. Look at a computer repair store of your choice for something similar.
Same problem ...same fridge, different serial though.
Drain tube is blocked, but you'll have to take off the back panel inside the freezer, and look at where the drain tube is (usually centre). the plastic/surrounding opening of the drain tube in our case was starting to rust out, allowing the leak to persist. special silicon sealant worked for about 1.5 years, but the insert that is inside the freezer should be replaced.
If you have both ice and water stopping you have a water supply issue.
Water enters under city pressure through an eighth inch supply line.
Start simple and work from there.
If the fridge was moved the line can get kinked. Slide the fridge out and check you have water to it. You can loosen the supply line connection just a little and you should see water leaking. If not it is a plumbing issue in the house. Most likely a the supply line is kinked or possibly someone closed the shutoff valve to the fridge.
OK so we have water to the fridge.
Water comes in and connects to a water filter and then to the door.
If the filter is badly clogged it can cause low pressure to the door and that would cause the problem. Check the filter.
If no go still then check where the water is stopping.
Remove the from cover from under the unit. That is the plastic grate at the bottom of the fridge. It will just pull off but be gentle and take your time so as not to break anything.
Water supply will run through a clear plastic hose. It runs to the filter then to the bottom of the freezer door and up through the door.
You can sometimes see where the water has stopped and clear or replace parts as needed.
There is a connection just before entering the door from the filter. You can loosen that to see if you have water to that point.
If you have water past the filter the problem is in the ice maker and water supply inside the freezer door. Water can leak here, expand, and crack plastic parts easily.
If there is water to the door then you need to dig into that. This gets a little more complex to describe but in short take the ice maker out and check for water supply or broken parts. The problem is probably before the ice maker as your water in the door is not working. This indicates it is not just the ice maker.
those are usallly just clipped on thier those are notourious for breaking when you take them off.......... i know a few service techs that just hate those becuase thier is no good way to remove those and most of them break them in the process... if u wanna try use a putty knife to try and pry it loose but i warned you on the possibltiy of damaging it... hope this helps
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.
Presuming that this is a self defrosting unit, the probability is that the condensation water from the fridge section is not being disposed of as it should. Most fridges have a little hole in the back rear of the refrigeration compartment. When the unit defrosts, the water runs down the back inside, into a little gully and through the hole. At the back of the fridge (Yep, you're gonna have to drag it out and look at the back) a pipe leads down from the hole to a little tray over the compressor pump. The compressor gets hot when it is running and the water in the tray simply evaporates from the tray because it is over a heat source. My guess would be that the pipe has moved and the water is no longer dripping into the tray, or something has dislodged the tray so water is leaking from it because it's not flat, or something fell in the tray, and took up some room, so it gets more water than it can take before it all evaporates. The water then runs across the floor and out the front of the fridge
Take a look arouns the back and see what is going on there, the solution should, I hope, be fairly clear.
I had the same problem. Drove me crazy and cost me about 5 filters at $50 a pop until I found the solultion. Water in the Sears/LG refrigerator that I have (french door trio) goes through the filter then into a container on the left front door of the refrigerator. That container stores the water so it can get cold and it also equalizes the flows in the system so that when you put your glass under the spigot the flow is steady and the water is cold. Problem is .... this tank can build up with algae/slime/foul tasting stuff. Since it is after the filter, no matter how many times you change the filter it will have no impact on the water in this container. That is why if you use the water spigot a lot, the water seems to get a little better (as the tank water gets diluted) but as soon as you don't use it for several hours or more, back comes the smelly water again. Solution for me was to remove the plastic panel on the inside of the left front door and clean the plastic bottle. It is pretty easy to remove with 2 screws and easy to pull off the hoses. I filled is with a little clorox and water and swished it around for several minutes then drained and rinsed it. Then I filled it again with a little clorox (like an ounce or two max) and put the container back into the fridge. Once in the fridge, I ran fridge water through the front water dispenser for about a gallon or so. This flushed out the chlorine in the plastic container as well as the lines between the container and the spigot. After about a half hour of work, my great tasting water in the fridge is back again. I've checked the taste on this water for several weeks now and no plastic/odor/bad tasting water any more. Hope this helps.