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My freezer section of an LG frech door is not getting cold enough.

i emptied the whole fridge. unplugged it for 24 hrs and ran it back up. The air comming from the frezzer section vents in teh back just doesn't seem to get cold enough. Is it stuck in defrost mode? Do I have a refrigerant leak? Can any one help please

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  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    I have the same problem with my LG LRDN20724TT bottom freezer. It's only a couple of years old. It doesn't get cold. The compressor would come on for a few seconds and go off. I had a tech guy over who replaced the starter relay, but it's still not working. The compressor is working but nothing is getting warm or cold. He came back today and said it needs to go into the shop and probably has a freon leak or a broken compressor. If it's the compressor he said I might want to buy a new refrigerator as it will likely cost me $500 to $600, or if it's a freon leak it will cost $250. I've already paid him $150 to change the starter relay, and he wants another $100 to take it into the shop to find out what the problem is if I don't get it fixed.



    I'm wondering which way to go. It's a stainless steel appliance and probably worth $1500 new. Any suggestions would be appreatiated.

  • Sandon Apr 24, 2008

    I have the same problem with my LG LRDN20724TT bottom freezer. It's only a couple of years old. It doesn't get cold. The compressor would come on for a few seconds and go off. I had a tech guy over who replaced the starter relay, but it's still not working. The compressor is working but nothing is getting warm or cold. He came back today and said it needs to go into the shop and probably has a freon leak or a broken compressor. If it's the compressor he said I might want to buy a new refrigerator as it will likely cost me $500 to $600, or if it's a freon leak it will cost $250. I've already paid him $150 to change the starter relay, and he wants another $100 to take it into the shop to find out what the problem is if I don't get it fixed.



    I'm wondering which way to go. It's a stainless steel appliance and probably worth $1500 new. Any suggestions would be appreatiated.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    refrigerator is cold but freezer not cold enough Cold air blowing in freezer but not cold enough to keep things frozen There is a sound like it is running but it never stops - no on-off sounds. I cleaned dust off coils in back. I felt fan blowing semi-cold but not super-cold air in freezer section. Fridge half is working perfectly

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You would have to take the back wall of the freezer of (after it has been running a while) see how much of the evaporator is frosted up if none freon leak or bad compressor if just a little on top then a restriction. if you open it and the whole top above the evap is a huge chunk of ice i would try a dryer filter(its part of the sealed system)

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This problem is related to defrost.

Try manual defrost reset procedure: ----

First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted. Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both fridge and freezer section. It will take near to 4 hours to get run in its proper cooling cycle. Then check, if the problem returns again. If the same problem occurs then it's defrost problem. The defrost board and the defrost thermostat/heater is not functioning properly and it has to be checked and replaced. you can get the required parts from online sites like:---

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