Question about LG LMX25984ST 24.7 Cu.Ft. French 4-Door Refrigerator

1 Answer

Evaporator coil leak

This box is less than two years old and the freezer stopped cooling below 23. Icemaker stopped making and everything in freezer is soft. Tech removed inner evap panel and found frost at the inlet but nothing on the coil. Said the unit was low on freon due to the coil leaking and that LG knew they had a bad batch made by a subcontractor. Anyone else with this problem? Waiting to see if the service outlet will charge me for this repair...

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Russell Selkirk Jul 25, 2013

    Not sure how this fridge question got filed under "air conditioners", hope someone will move it to the proper place...

  • Russell Selkirk Sep 11, 2013

    The solution was this: The box was deemed non-repairable and LG issued us a prorated rebate for the purchase price plus sales tax, and the repair firm is to refund all costs except for the initial visit charge. In the process, we filed a BBB complaint against the repair firm for scheduling issues as we were w/o a fridge for over a month and had to rent one. I'm not sure on the original diagnosis, since the tech never ran a single test. IMO, it would have been a good idea to rule out a weak sensor first...

    Russ

  • Thomas Woodburn
    Thomas Woodburn Jul 02, 2017

    In my opinion technicians and install company's are not at fault for the manufacturers piece of junk. I'm glad it wasn't me or my company that did the service at your place

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Greenhorn:

    A rookie expert who has answered 20 questions on their first day.

  • Expert
  • 126 Answers

As a refrigeration tech, I see more of them than I should. LG, Samsung, and some Kenmore units have this problem. I have tried some "leak stop" on a couple that the factory denied a free part and the customer couldn't afford to repair with pretty good luck.

Posted on Jul 02, 2017

Ad

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 52 Answers

SOURCE: Goldstar GWDH 5000 does not cool after storing this winter

sounds like low freon or a blockage in one of the lines, especially since the you say only one row of coils is cool. usually window a/c's have at least a 1-year warranty and since you are pretty close to that, the manufacturer may honor it. if not you will need to have the system fitted with a bullet piercing valve on the low side lines and see if the unit is low on freon with proper gauges. if it is not showing low then there is probably a blockage and the high side should be checked as well. if this unit was an expensive one it could be worth having it repaired. a simple recharge may cost less than a replacement, but anything else probably won't.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is my refrigerator not cooling properly?


Low on refrigerant gas due to a leak
Broken thermostat
Failing Compressor
Iced up evaporator

Feb 03, 2016 | Frigidaire Refrigerators

1 Answer

My ge refrigerator icemaker appears to be leaking there is about a 1/2" of ice in the bottom of my freezer


The evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the inside of the freezer at the bottom of the rear cover.

Feb 15, 2011 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Water leaking out through the frot door


Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

Sep 14, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

My fridge leaks water at some point every day onto the floor. It is a frigidaire 20.6 top freeze. I have made sure it is not over full and is and air can move within the fridge. It is cooling but i have it...


Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

Sep 06, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

GE side by side leaks water from icemaker tube


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

Aug 17, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Undercounter Sub-Zero leaks onto floor


Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

Aug 14, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Frozen water covers the floor of my freezer


Something less serious I think. Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.

Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

Aug 14, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Sideby side whirlpool- 3 years old- ice maker stopped working 3 weeks ago. today everything in freezer is melting


Verify condenser fan is running. Check evaporator coils for frost. IM will quit if freezer does not go below 5 degrees. The cooling was slowly dieing and finally warmed enough to defrost the food.
Eric

Jul 16, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

My refrigerator is leaking in the front


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

Jul 07, 2009 | Frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Chest Freezer not cooling


Please don't rate this solution, as anything but FixYa brings my rating down, but here's what you've got:
You have a refrigerant leak (commonly referred to a Freon, but these days usually R134A refrigerant). Some refrigerant has leaked, so you are still getting some cooling, but there is not enough refrigerant left to cool throughout the entire evaporator coils. This is NOT a repairable condition, as the coils are foamed in place and not accessable for leak repair. If this unit is under 5 years old (typical sealed system warranty) the manufacturer will most likely replace your freezer with a new one. If over 5 years, you are out of luck. Buy a replacement freezer.

Oct 12, 2008 | Whirlpool 10 cu. ft. / 283 liter Chest...

Not finding what you are looking for?
LG LMX25984ST 24.7 Cu.Ft. French 4-Door Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

62 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Heating & Cooling Experts

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Are you a LG Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...