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My LG refrigerator, LFC22760 just stopped working. I am hoping there may be something we can do to do some trouble shooting as it appears it will be days before we can get someone to look at it.

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  • lgrasmussen May 01, 2010

    We tried all of those and nothing worked.

    Any further thoughts?



  • lgrasmussen May 01, 2010

    I tied everything you suggested and nothing worked.



  • lgrasmussen May 01, 2010

    My LFD22860 suddenly died. I cleaned the coils, checked the electrical outlets, plugged and unplugged it. Nothing. Any thoughts?

  • lgrasmussen May 02, 2010

    I am still puzzled by the fact that the LG fridge just stopped, no warning, no signs that something was wrong. Just on one minute and off the next.

  • lgrasmussen May 02, 2010

    There is absolutely nothing. The whole fridge just stopped and when we plug it in there are no noises or lights. Any thoughts?

  • lgrasmussen May 02, 2010

    I tried what you suggested and it is as dead as a door nail.
    Thanks


  • lgrasmussen May 02, 2010

    Thanks! We have someone coming on Tuesday.

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. Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start.
Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay.There are two types of relays you may encounter, wire coil and solid state. If the relay has an exposed wound wire coil it can be tested for continuity. Otherwise, the relay is of solid state design and requires specialized equipment for testing.


Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.

Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm




Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.

Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).

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    Charles T Nevin May 02, 2010

    So you tested the compressor relay and it was good. Then you have a compressor problem where it has lost freon or just wore out. This is not a do it yourself job. It requires a qualified tech.

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I am not sure but normally the freon leaks out and requires a charge normally. If the freon charge is fine it may be the compressor failing. If you go to a auto store you may be able to pick up freon to charge the unit. The system to check pressure on high and low side is spendy but can be bought there also.

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Hi,follow the stepwise solution provided below to help you with the fixing of your refrigerator that stopped working;
STEP 1 Check the power by opening the refrigerator door and looking to see if the light is on. Listen for the hum of the motor as well. If there is no sign of life, make sure the power cord plug is in the power socket and finally check the circuit breaker.
STEP 2 Verify that the temperature controls are set at the correct temperature. Many freezers and refrigerators have controls that change easily from an accidental nudge. Make adjustments as needed and use a permanent marker to tag the desired setting for later reference. Repair controls that turn too easily by using tape to secure them in place.
STEP 3 Clean the coils with a long brush or vacuum to remove dust and pet hair build up. In order for the refrigerator or freezer to cool properly a great deal of air must flow through the coils constantly. Find the coils either behind the unit or at the bottom front in which case you must remove the kick plate below the door. Ensure that nothing has fallen behind the unit that could block the coils.
STEP 4 Evaluate whether the fan is running if your freezer or refrigerator has the coils in the bottom. Access the panel on the back of the unit and look for small pieces of paper, dust or other objects that may be keeping the fan from turning properly. Use a vacuum hose to clean out built up dust and dirt annually.

Thanks and take care

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