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Re: error code IF or 1F not making ice model...
You posted under an incorrect model number, so can only give general info. IF is a code for ice room fan. It is a fan located in a plastic box in the upper left hand corner of the freezer. The IF code shows up if the control board does not get a feedback signal from the fan telling the control board that the fan is running. I'd check to see if there is some ice blocking the fan blade. If that is not the case, you will need a meter to do further diagnostics to find out if your problem is with the fan motor or the control board. (note: when you turn the icemaker off, the fan will no longer blow cold air into the ice room, and all the ice will melt. Also, when the icemaker bin is full, the same basic thing can happen. Steady use of ice or dumping the bin will prevent ice from melting in bin.) The fan runs on 12 to 16 volts DC (variable speed), and the feed back signal is about 4.5 volts DC.
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I believe the 1F error indicates a problem with the ice maker. This could be an issue with the ice maker fan icing up, the fan motor failing or the PCB board that controls the fan. First try unplugging the power to the refrigerator for 8 hours. This may reset the error code. Next check if the fan is spinning freely. If the fan has iced up, then the motor could fail from the attempt to spin the fan.
If you add a comment with the full model number, I may be able to give you the parts information. (Look inside the refrigerator for the model number; there is usually a plaque with that data on the side of the fridge.) If your refrigerator is under warranty, contact Kenmore.
I hope this helps.
(If you turn off the ice maker after resetting the code, you probably won't see the error again.)
The ER 1F code usually means that there is a problem with the ice compartment fan, the ice maker motor or one of the control boards (the one for the ice maker or the main control unit). You can try resetting the refrigerator by leaving it unplugged for a day. Next check for ice build up on the fan that is blocking it from turning. Usually, if the fan hasn't been turning, you will have to at minimum replace the motor. It will burn out trying to force the fan to turn.
I had that problem and water was also leaking. I tossed the ice and kept the door open for about 20 minutes when the door open alarm started to go off. It's working again. The error code on the door was 1f
1. yes. Open ice room door (back side of left hand refrig door) and turn toggle switch on icemaker to OFF. 2. yes. Do step 1 and connect water to refrig. 3. ER IF (Error Ice room Fan) may still come up. If it does and you don't like it, you could probably avoid that by removing the fan blade from the ice room fan, located in the freezer section, behind the back wall, upper left hand corner. The error code pops up when the electronic board does not see a feedback signal from the ice room fan. Removing the fan blade should allow the motor to run, thus sending the feedback signal to the board, preventing the code from appearing.
My 2 year old LG LFX23961ST refrigerator started showing error code Er IF. In searching help here, I found out it meant the problem was with the Ice maker Fan. When I checked the ports where the cold air blows into the Ice maker compartment, there was no cold air coming out (you have to hold the door switch in to turn on the fan). I removed the ice maker module (two screws) and unplugged it. When I closed the door, the fan started running, but was making a rattling noise. I suspected ice build up. Emptying out the freezer compartment, I pulled the rear cover of the compartment off and found what I had suspected. Cleaned out the ice, put everything back together and Voila! Everything working again. As I write this, I can hear ice dropping into the ice holding tray. Not sure yet why the whole ice blockage thing happened though. Will keep an eye on it. It's been several hours since the repair and no issues. All seems well. It's not rocket science. If you can use a screwdriver, you can fix it too.
The ice fan is frozen. It is located behind the rear panel inside the freezer drawer. I had the same problem in November 2008 that was fixed under warranty. They replaced the fan and housing, and the panel duct assembly (both because a design revision provided a way to drain the water that was freezing the fan), and the main controller board (presumably because there was a new defrost program, but also because of the Energy Star settlement.) If your refrigerator is out of warranty, you can remove the freezer drawer to get at the panel behind it. Remove and defrost the fan housing. Drill some small holes in the bottom of the fan housing for drainage. Put it back together and see if that solves the problem.
You Wrote, LFX25960ST LG FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR DATE OF PURCHASE 7-7-07
DELIVERED 7-13-07 ICE MAKER REPLACED ABOUT THIS TIME LAST YEAR AFTER
TWO MONTH WAIT. NOT PLEASED WITH PERFORMANCE OR SERVICE TO DATE.
REQUEST THIS PROBLEM BE COVERED BY WARRANTY.
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Error Detection Category ERROR CODE : IF Abnormality of BLDC FAN Motor for Ice Making
Error Generation Factors It is caused when F/B signal isn’t over 115 seconds during BLDC FAN motor operating
Remark Poor BLDC Motor connection, DRIVE IC, and TR