Question about LG LRFD22850 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator French Door

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Lights would not go out,overheated and burned out

Up until now we have not had problems with our FD bottom freezer but the doors were left open overnight and the alarm did not sound and the lights did not go off. The lights overheated and melted their housing and ruined everything in the fridge by warming everything. We had to pry the lights out of their housing and we found the whole housing including the temp control hanging and we could not reattact it to the roof of the fridge. As the warranty expired 2 mos ago we know this housing will cost so we reattached the whole temp housing as best we could as it still works and we are without lights .
2 weeks later the freezer is making a hell of a noise. What now !! its midnight !! Emptied everything and unpluged it and will see if there's ice where it shouldn't be. At least I hope so. This fridge cost a lot of hard earned money and I so angry that I bought junk.

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  • HENRY wALKER Apr 29, 2008

    Upon opening the refrigerator door this afternoon, I discovered the light assembly on and the plastic housing distorted from the heat. A check of the door switches revealed that the display (temp etc.) did go out when both door switches were pushed in but the light stayed on

    I removed the light assembly by removing the light cover and the 2 screws. I used a dremel tool to remove the badly distorted area around the screw holes. then I used a heat gun to soften the distorted plastic and returned it to a close approximation of its original shape. I also drilled some holes in the metal cover and plastic shield and used some sheet metal screws to attach them together.

    Upon reinstalling the light assembly, the lights would still not go out. On a hunch, I lifted (tilted) the refrigerator off the floor and let it slam back to the ground. When I pushed both door switched in the lights went out. The problem was most likely a stuck relay.

    Other possible solutions would be:



    Unscrew the light bulbs and leave a flashlight by the refrigerator!



    Call the service guy and pay $$$ for a new light assembly and control board (expensive)!!


  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    The lights in the refer section stayed on and melted the lens and housing twice, I replaced both door switches after the first time.



    Is there a relay somewhere that is causing this?

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Yes it is a stuck relay. LG has also come out with a new thermal disk in the light housing as well. This will stop it from melting, but at times you may not have a light on when you open the door. Get the new board and it will solve the problem.

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It's the control board, and it will affect more than your lights. Mine started a few weeks ago with the lights (after almost 3 years without a problem) and now it is frosting up in the freezer, causing the fan noise, and we're getting error messages and very erratic cycling of the fans & compressor.

I would call LG to see if they will repair it for you. I asked them whether they could cover the repair since I felt it was a fire hazard, and they agreed to do a "one time" warranty extension. Local repair shop has ordered the parts and I'm just now waiting for them to come in. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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Definitely get the new board. It's a computer board flaw (happened to my recently on my 3 year old LG) and a serious safety hazard. We hadn't had any problems with ours until a few weeks ago. Started with the lights... but now the whole unit has been cycling on/off quickly, we have the freezer frost buildup causing the fan noise, and now we're getting error messages. So it does affect more than the lights.

I saw elsewhere in this site that LG is aware of the problem, and will grant a one time warranty extension to fix it. I called them and they approved it after I mentioned that it's a fire hazard and asked if they would cover it. Can't tell you about the fix yet since parts haven't arrived. You may want to file a complaint with the consumer products safety commission, if enough of us do, we might have these units recalled. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

I found the plastic part online, and I replace the bulb with LED lights that are only 7 Watts and run cold.  Now nothing can melt no matter what.

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They have a new main board for this problem. You have to replace board and the melted console parts. Try calling LG. Could be expensive.

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