Question about LG LRFD22850 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator French Door
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.
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.
Posted on May 31, 2008
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
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.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 12, 2007
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