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You have a defrost issue and needs to be serviced by a qualified LG technician.  The freezer fan motor is blocked by a large chunk of ice behind the rear panel of the freezer section.  You will need to remove the rear panel to get access to the fan and get rid of the ice.  This will get your refrigerator working again but this problem will return.  You will need to have your control board replaced.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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SOURCE: freezer cold but fridge warm

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, a couple of possibilities you may want to check, consider, try:

  • evaporator fan - purpose is to draw cold air from the freezer and blow it to the refrigerator section. This is actually what cools the fridge side. A test is to open the door, press and hold on the door switch, light should go out, fan should come on after a minute or so. If not, possibly a defective fan (most likely) or faulty controller (least likely);
  • thermostat - this is both a sensor and a switch. It sets the coldness level of the fridge area. Once it senses that the fridge temperature is relatively high, then it triggers the controller to engage the compressor and kick in the evaporator fan. A continuity where its resistance would change depending on the ambient temperature;
  • controller board (a possibility) - as the name implies, it controls the functions of most (if not all) of the active components of the refrigerator/freezer. It receives input from the different sensors and reacts accordingly by switching other components on/off.
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Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: freezer a little cold - fridge not working at all as of today

Hi, With the information you supplied i'm going to assume there is an ice build up at the rear of the freezer. Your problem is going to be with your defrost system. I will also assume you have the ability to repair this yourself. This is going to be one of three problems with your refridgerator, 1st thing to do is remove shelfs and panel in the back of the freezer...you should see ice build up on the evaporator...don't worry get a hair dryer and melt the ice. Next locate the wires for the heater...using a multi meter test the heater for condinuity...if the heater is bad replace it, If the heater is good replace the defrost thermostat..the stat normally is a barrel looking part clipped onto the evaporator pipe. The last possible problem could be the evaporator fan, have you heard the fan running in the past few hours?..if you are not sure pull the panel out to where you can see fan and watch it over an hour to see if it turns. I have included links with pictures of what the parts you need to check are: http://romulusappliance.com/manufacturers/maytag/refrigerators/575432.JPG defrost stat http://www.hotekalliance.com/UploadFiles/2008627111553382.jpg heaters http://www.applianceblog.com/archives/EvapMotor1018185.jpg evap fan. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment again. If you decide to get a repair guy in should not cost you any more then $120 - $200 depending on make/model/problem Good luck & thanks for using fixya! Mike p.s. please don't forget to rate this free solution.

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