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You will need to remove the icemaker to get access to the fan.

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Where is the ice maker fan for LG French Door Refrigerator?


The ice maker fan is located in the freezer and is part of the Grille Assembly ( LG part Name) Which is the removable back panel in the freezer. If you have an error code on the display such as ER/IF the fan is not rotating due to failure or ice accumulation in the fan blade. If you have no error code and the ice maker is not producing ice 2 things to check are...1. On the bottom of the ice maker there is a Test Button. Press and hold the button and the ice maker should rotate, Dump ice cubes and refill with water. If the ice maker does not cycle replace the ice maker. 2. Check freezer temperature. Freezer Temperature must be below 15 degrees to make ice. Ideally freezer temp should be 0 Degrees. If you have warm temps in the freezer there may be a sealed system issue preventing proper cooling.

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No, there is a different error code if the control board is bad or there is a wire connection issue. The IF error is a comon error and either the fan needs to be replaced or something like ice is blocking the fan from moving. Check to make sure ice or frost isn't blocking the fan, and if it's clear, you need to just replace the fan motor.

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What does Er 1F mean of the control panel?

I believe the 1F error indicates a problem with the ice maker. This could be an issue with the ice maker fan icing up, the fan motor failing or the PCB board that controls the fan. First try unplugging the power to the refrigerator for 8 hours. This may reset the error code. Next check if the fan is spinning freely. If the fan has iced up, then the motor could fail from the attempt to spin the fan.

If you add a comment with the full model number, I may be able to give you the parts information. (Look inside the refrigerator for the model number; there is usually a plaque with that data on the side of the fridge.) If your refrigerator is under warranty, contact Kenmore.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(If you turn off the ice maker after resetting the code, you probably won't see the error again.)

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Why does my control panel show er 1f

Had the same problem with my Kenmore Elite Series Refrigerator. Upon searching for the answer the closest and simplest answer was a faulty fan specific to the ice maker compartment. This fan is suppose to regulate the humidity in the ice maker, but sometimes the humidity becomes too high and that causes the fan to freeze. (A tell tell sign is when your Ice Maker shoot freezes up, or water begins to drip from the Ice Maker and puddles up in the catch tray or on the floor in front of the Refrigerator). When the fan becomes frozen, that causes the 1F error display to come on. There was also a second reason that was consistent with a faulty circuit board, but that did not match as closely as the faulty fan.
Most answers directed you to replace the fan...but I gave this a try first, and by the way my option has solved my problem fan for over two years now. Simply .. open the refrigerator door and turn the Ice Maker off. Then take the ice tray out and dump any remaining ice and clean and dry off the tray and the ice shoot that the ice drops through into your glass. Leave the Ice Maker off for 3-5 days, giving the fan enough time to thaw and dry out. You will have to live with the inconvenience of no Ice Maker for that amount of time .. but you can do that rather than paying an enormous fee to have it serviced in home (unless you're still under warranty). After 3-5 days has expired simple turn the Ice Maker back on. If by any chance this doesn't work..try it a second time but leave the Ice Maker off 5-7 days. Honestly, this should solve the problem. Mine is still working flawlessly. God Bless

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Fix error code if on LG fridge LFX31925, tried unplugging (maybe not long enough?), where is ice maker fan? and how do i replace it?

Hello Mike;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
I was hoping LG would stop manufacturing this type of design.
You need to stay away from bottom freezers, especially those manufactured by both LG & Samsung. Cosmetically they look nice. They are high maintenance and high failure.
You are probably good with tools and quite handy. But, what you are asking is a nightmare.
Here is the design flaw; there is a separate fan for the ice maker in your fresh food section door. Ice makers belong in the freezer. There are air ports that go to the enclosed housing on your door. This is where a separate fan in your freezer blows cooling air. When you open the fresh food section of your unit and close the door, you are forcing warm air down through these cooling ports into the ice maker fan. The fan builds up condensate and freezes.
The ice maker fan is located in the back of your freeze wall on the left hand side. You can not see it. There is a square mold that has 3 screws. The fan is behind this.
To access the fan, which normally does not need to be replaced; remove the bottom freezer door. The are two screws on outside of the rail system near the door. They are holding the door into slots. Remove the screws. Lift up pulling the door out of the slots. Set the door aside. In the back on the right hand side there is a small cover plate. On the back of the cover plate is your temperature sensor. Remover the cover plate 1 screw. Pop off the cover plate. Remove the sensor and attach a string to it for later recovery. This lead is short and after removing the back cover off you will need to recover it. You will not after unscrewing the retainer screws on the back cover to fully pull it off. The ice maker fan has short leads. You will need to struggle, after removing the 3 retaining screw on the cover plate, reaching behind to pull the fan out to disconnect the connector. The connector on this fan is very short.
Lets do it the easy way, chances are the fan motor is good. Using a hair dryer blow warm air down the ports from the port feeding the ice maker cooling air. Use the hair dryer on the freezer left hand wall. Better yet, unplug your unit for 24 hours.
Next time do not purchase a bottom freezer, Amada & Kitchen Aid are low maintenance. Kenmore & GE make some nice units if you get the right model.

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I get a loud grinding noise from my ice maker. What can make that noise?


Thank you for your information you provided, could the noise be described as a clicking or ticking noise? The reason I ask is I have heard for this to be a motor driven harvest and the heating within the ice maker is not engaging to release the ice, so the unit continues to push the ice out causing the gear to jump a tooth. If this is the case the only fix is replacing the ice maker to fix the issue. Other possible cause of grinding is the water in not entering the ice maker (hollow ice cubes) so the water is accumulating around the fan motor and freezing up. As the fan turns on the grinding is the fan motor cutting away at the ice. Gain access to the fan motor and check for ice around the fan, if its there remove that ice. The cause is that the water is not getting into the ice maker and causing this issue. Good Luck, I hope this helps.

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I had the same problem. I found the buzzing noise was caused by ice build up around the fan motor inside the freezer. I believe water must have leaked down around the fan during a defrost cycle. I removed the ice maker, the ice cube bin and ice dispenser auger motor. It sounds complicated, but it isn't too bad. The ice maker and auger are connected with quick connect plugs. So just unplug, remove the screws and remove them from the freezer. You will need to remove several other screws as well, I believe 11 in total as well as the top freezer rack. This will give you access to the white aluminum panel that runs from the top of the freezer to about halfway down the back of the freezer. After you remove the aluminum panel you will see the fan about half way down the freezer. I found a lot of ice around my fan. The fan blades were hitting the ice causing the buzz. Remove the ice and the buzzing is gone. It took me an hour to complete this repair. I hope this helps.

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