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LG LSN306HV Indoor wall unit has developed a high pitched whirling sound when running. I am suspecting a fan motor and/or bearing issue. Need to have repaired as it has become very irritating. What is/are the causes?

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SOURCE: lg split indoor fan runs non stop

Hello Hamid,
The unit is designed to run the indoor fanmotors continuously when in cooling mode on both indoor units (evaporators). The reason is that this circulates the air and the temperature thermistor or sensor is able to sense return air temperature and in turn start or stop the outdoor unit and compressor as required according to the setpoint temperature. The reason for either unit not reaching setpoint temperature can be a couple of reasons. A) Incorrect design - the unit may be too small for the application. You can calculate this roughly at 650BTU per square meter of room in a relatively warm ambient climate. Or secondly B) The outdoor unit has leaked and is short of refrigerant. You can check this when the outdoor unit is running by feeling the thicker copper tube on the right hand side of the unit. This should be cool to cold. If no temperature difference is felt, it is short of refrigerant. Hope this helps you. Goodbye

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: replacing indoor fan motor in the split system unit

These have to be pulled out sometimes forcefully. There should be a keeper bolt that needs to be loosened, i usually wire brush the shaft to get any rust off, then spray with wd40 then support fan blade from the underside with one hand and bang The shaft downwards with a hammer. Once it's flush I stick a screwdriver in and hit it out the rest of the way out.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Noisy indoor air conditioning units

Ok. So first things first. LG have a reputation with all their products. THEY ARE ALL BAD! If you remember GoldStar, they are now LG. GoldStar had horrible products. Now this is what LG has. The fact that the filters are cleaned and the units are serviced is an abosulte plus and will provide the units with extra longevity. Now are these drains are they used for water drainage. If so the upstairs units shouldn't need them unless there is some sort of rise in the drain pipe.

Now to the noise. It seems like there is something which is causing the fan to make a noise. It could be loose bearing or a piece of the fan which has broken away causing it to hit the inside of the unit. Since it is on both units, it would be a generic problem with this series and unfortunately is what you are stuck with now.

To combat this problem, I would: ring LG and the company who installed them and demand that they be repaired and have a warranty on the repairs. Just a heads up, LG are really bad to contact should you have a complaint, so keep persisting that they be repaired free of charge since that they are still under warranty.

If you are not happy with LG or your installers response, I would remove the units and have another brand put in. I recommend Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Panasonic. Both units are whisper quiet. In fact they are quieter that the LG.

Oh and that only reason why LG boast about their "whisper quiet-ness" is because that is probably the only good going for them - and thats' not even right!

I hope that I have helped you in some way. Good Luck!
Mat

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: LG split (3 indoor) LMU360CE

The LED #2 is only flashing while in disconnection or short in Thermistor (3 sec off / 0.5 sec on). If you want to change it, note: this is not an easy job to do! You will need to remove the top panel, then remove the control paneland then the front panel to gain access to the thermistor. The part isnot available to the public and requires an authorized service techfrom LG to take care of this problem. You will need a special tool toremove the front door seal spring clamp.
But you can call customer service @ 800 243 000 and see if theycan transfer you over to parts. Just give them the model and serial #and see if they would be willing to sell you the thermistor part. Youwill also need the door seal spring clamp removal tool to make the jobeasier.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: LG Ductless Mini Split System LAN125hv: Heat pump doesn't run.

CA: Compressor Discharge Sensor Fault

Contact a qualified service technician and have them replace this sensor.

Posted on May 04, 2010

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