Question about LG LRBC22544 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
We have ice that accumulates in the bottom of the freezer compartment. I have the tpy ewith a lower freezer drawer. After about a week it get to the level that the drawer is difficult to remove and we have to chip the ice out.
Additionally, the water appears to be coming from the back in the freezer compartment through the vents that cool the freezer and it also builds up and eventually makes the fan stop working which causes us to have to thaw overnight. After the thaw the fan works again and all is Ok .... until the next time. and we have to repeat this all over again.
I disconnected the water feed and all is well, no ice , fan seems fine as well but we would really like to have the water dispenser.
Where can I look to try to find and fix the leak?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
anan, I think your display is giving you a code on these LG. See if you can find the tech sheet behind the toe panel. On your display panel from memory, 3 led's lit from the left means a failed defrost thermistor. This could be the reason you are frosting up and restricting the air flow. There is a main board in back that you can ohm out the thermistors. Connector 4, the two bright orange wires #5 and 6, should ohm at 19K ohms at 50 degrees. Now Im doing this from memory, if you can find your tech sheet, it will give you precise information. Catriver.
Posted on Jun 14, 2007
I had the same problem with my LRFC25750 and have finally figured out what's happening! The water that is pooling and freezing on the bottom of the freezer is definitely coming from the defrost cycle. It is pooling inside the freezer compartment because the drain inside the back of the freezer intended to carry the defrost water down to the external evaporator tray underneath is blocked with ice. As a result, the defrost water from the coils overflows the collector under the coils and runs down the inside back of the freezer, pools on the bottom, and re-freezes when the cycle is over. this continues until there's so much ice on the bottom that the water from next defrost cycle runs out on the floor. The "easy" solution is to unplug the unit and let it completely melt out (this could take 24-36 hours). I couldn't wait, so I removed the freezer drawers and their tracks and pulled out the back panel inside the freezer -- saw the ice in the collector and blocking the drain and I melted it away with hot water and verified that water could now flow down to the external evaporator tray. Unless you want to do this, I'd say give it a good 24-36 hours for all the ice to melt away. I think it all started when we left the freezer door ajar for a whole day and probably had a lot of frost build-up on the coils. The next defrost cycle was not enough to clear all the frost and things began to build up from there. Once the drain is frozen, though, you're finished -- the defrost heater doesn;t reach down that far and you have to melt it down completely or it will continue to leak forever. I've heard that you can get a drain heater to ensure that the drain never freezes over or at least so that it is sure to clear with each defrost cycle. I'll post an update if I locate one.
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
Colenoid in the ice dispenser may be clogged or have a small amount of trash in it. Is there a filter on before the fridge (just after the ice maker shutoff)?
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
SOURCE: freezer compartment thaws out
Hi and welcome to Fixya. Once the defrost cycle is started it deos not terminate until the 60 Deg. F thermostat closes and advances the defrost timer to start the compressor. If the 60 Deg F thermostat is not functioning correctly or intermittent the unit will continue in the defrost cycle by powering the defrost heating element. Essentially what it will do is act like a food defroster vs a freezer. This is not a difficult or expensive repair.
I would recommend that the defrost thermostat be tested for proper function. Personally I would just replace it and return the unit back to normal service.
Additionally it is possible that the defrost timer could be hanging or sticking in the defrost mode.
Should you call a technician to repair the unit I am sure he would recommend the replacement of both the Defrost timer and the 60 Deg F thermostat.
I would also recommend the same to you during in home repair service. Thanks again and hopefully you understand why it is performing as it currently is.
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
Your defrost drain line is probably plugged up and water is overflowing from the drain tray. if you can locate the hose where it leaves the refrigerator at the bottom of the unit you can blow air into the line and clear it out from there. if you can't get to the line from there, you'll have to pull the evaporator cover off in the freezer and clean the tray and line from there.ad
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
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