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LG LRFC22750 Bottom freezer french door refrigerator

Our fridge is approx.2 years old. Several months ago we notice a lot of ice/frost build up at the back of the freezer running along the ice tray and top pull out tray. At the same time the fan was very loud and seemed to run all the time. We took everything out of the freezer and removed all the ice/frost build up. After doing this the fan seemed to quite down and everything seemed ok. Now less than 2 months later,there is frost building up in the back of the freezer again and everytime you open up the top doors the fan sounds like it is winding down. We do not have the ice maker hooked up at this time. Another problem is the "latch" on the top of the right door broke off completely and when we contacted the store we purchased the fridge from they said it wasn't under warranty and they would charge $78.00 just to come out and look at it. They also referred us to a local service rep, but we haven't contacted them yet. The owners manual doesn't say anything about defrosting the freezer or what may be causing this problem. I am thinking this expensive fridge is a very poor design and we wasted a lot of money on it. Any solutions to this problem?
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Tammy

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  • tammylb Feb 13, 2008

    Thanks for the info.We have the digital thermostat set to what the owners manual suggests. The freezer is set at 0. Are you saying we raise it to above 0?

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    we are also experiencing the exact same problem- a loud noise like a loose bearing and ice build up on our 22 cu lg fridge. We cleaned out the ice and changed the settings and will post back if that helps

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    Have LG22850TT and purchased late 11/2006 from Best Buy with 3 yr extened warranty. After ~18 months compressor fan started making noise like bearing, excessive frost buildup on freezer and fan never cuts off. Called Best Buy and they will be out in 2 days to fix under warranty. Normally don't buy warranty but in this case may be best decision ever made.

  • tmack1 Jun 09, 2008

    We also have had our Lg refrigerator for approx. 2 years, within the first couple of months the frost built up in the back and we had to have a repair man come to replace the fan motor and electronic parts as they burned out. Now here we are 18 months later and it got very loud then went down again. The repair man has had to order yet a new part supposedly one made different and better for this particular problem, also our clip on the top right door has broken off and we were given a quote of over $100 to fix it. We paid alot for this LG LRFC22750 and had high hopes. How sad that our old 25 year old refrigerator was more reliable and worked better than this expensive piece of disappointment. LG Company is no help and has no answers. They actually say they have no problems with this.

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LG LRFC22750 Bottom freezer french door refrigerat - 6343ed3.jpg The problem is ice build up on the back wall. The noise you hear is the fan blades hitting the ice. On the back wall water gets trapped, it then builds up over time, and a big ball of ice forms and blocks the fan. Take off the back wall, defrost the build up and cut the insulation off as above. The water will no longer get trapped and the problem will not come back.
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Posted on May 31, 2008

Same problem. 22 cf Kenmore refrig. mfg by lg Electronics. Ice forms in the rear of the freezer. Sears service said there are no known prob. referencing to this. Also a Noise that sounds lik a fan with bad bearing when compressor is running. I turned the thermostasts down to 37 and 5 asyou said. Now the fan noise happens only now and the and not all the time

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

Yes the units are in F. I'll try changing the setting to 5 F and see if that helps. We keep our house around 67.

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If it will take 2 months to frost back again then it could be just the thermostat. try to decrease the number setting of your thermostat after you defrosted it again . do what you did 2 months ago then when you turn it on, lower the number setting on the thermostats dial. if you have ial thermostats. if you have digital thermostats then increase the numbers settings. then observe if the compressor would stop and run now. that should minimize the frost build up at the back of the freezer section. if it will still freeze up, replace the thermostats.

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  • francis rivero Feb 13, 2008

    yes please .i pressume the units are in F. if you can use the freezer with a setting of 5 F then it might do the trick. may i ask what is your room temperature?. frosting is also affected by room temp. also, check the door gasket for some damages..warm air causes frost accumulation also.

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