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Lg lrfd22850sw frige code says ER FF. what does it mean! Please HELP!!!

I don't hear the fan any more could that be the problem?

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  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    My LG frig is also posting a ER FF message. The freezer works, but the frig does not. If you unplug it and replug it in, it resets for 2 minutes and then goes back to the ER FF message.

    GRRRRR... This is really frustrating since I had an old frig that just kept kicking along. I buy this new fancy frig b/c it looks cool and it gives me trouble just over the 1 year warranty expires.

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    I have unplugged mine several times for hours. It will come back on and work. but now it won't even cool my refrigerator and the bottom is starting to get hot. Now what?

  • amadeolr Oct 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. I was getting
    a loud whirring noise from the freezer when the fan would kick on. I
    have been defrosting it using a hairdryer once a week for the last
    couple of months! And today I got the ER FF error message on the LED
    display above the water dispenser. I defrosted the freezer and then
    unplugged it. I plugged it back in and the fan is working properly.
    So if I understand Sgt 48's solution correctly you can permanently
    fix the fan problem by replacing the control board of the
    refrigerator? Do I also need to trim the insulation as you show in
    the picture? Could you describe where your are trimming from? I can't
    make it out from the picture.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    We have the same problem. We heard the noise about 6 months after we got it, then the freezer and fridge both quit cooling, and we had the er ff code. LG sent someone out to fix it, and then same problem10 days later. They completley replaced the parts, and it worked for about 8-9 months. Same thing occured again- exact same scenario, same sound, code, nonfunctioning fridge and freezer. Same part replaced again, and here we are 10 months later, broken again, and lg refuses to stand by their product! So frustrating!

  • cpqfe29 Jan 13, 2009

    My problems started about a year and a month after I bought the unit. I would use a hair dryer also to defrost the freezer. But every 4-6 days I would have to do this again. This went on for almost a year. I finally decided to open up the back panel after seeing the tip about cutting the foam. I defrosted as normal then took apart the freezer's back panel. I was amazed at how much ice was in there! I thought that 15min of using the hair drier was getting it all. I WAS DEAD WRONG. It was FULL of ice! I spent the next hour defrosting and removing all of the ice. I could now see the insides and it was now finally and truly defrosted. I did cut the foam at an angle and it has been about four months now with no problems. If you are having this problem then removing the back panal (or leave the unit off for a day or two with no food in it) and removing all of the ice is a must. Two hours for months or more of not having to take a hair dryer to it.



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I did this and it worked great (so far - 3 days now...). It took me a while to figure out, so here are some tips.
The panel is inside the freezer, the back wall. You should take off the door, the ice maker, all the shelves and the left rail to get it out. It will then lift up and pull forward.
I removed 3 bolts on either side of the door to remove it -- not sure if that's best/easiest, but it worked fine.
You need to remove all the shelves and the center piece that drops from the freezer ceiling and sits on 2 metal rails -- it provides the slider for the shelf on the right. Lift it up from the two metal rails and slide the bottom to the right to dislodge it. The top just fits into a depression in the ceiling of the freezer and the bottom has notches that line up with the metal rails. The metal rails pop up -- just lever a bit with a slotted screw driver on one end.
There are 3 phillips head screws that hold the left rail (whatever the thing is that the door slides on). Remove those and pull away from the wall and forward. There are two tabs at the back of the rail that will pull free with a tug.
The ice maker has 2 screws on top, one below and is plugged in. You only need loosen the top screws, then remove the bottom one and pull the plug free (which was kind of hard). The plug is in an insert in the back panel and I just left it in place and removed the insert from the back panel using a slotted screw driver in the small gaps around the edges. Lift the ice maker up and off the top screws and it's out.
There's one screw holding the middle of the back panel on -- remove that and pull up and forward to remove the panel. Make your cut and reverse all this and you're good to go.

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  • ronandaud May 25, 2011

    the instructions above on the defrost problem are excellent. thanks for taking the time to go in such detail.


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These units did have a frosting issue that was caused by the main board, it has been corrected. The ice build up that you are experiencing is caused by ice forming on the back panel. The insulation creates a little gutter there where water is getting trapped. When you remove it, if you take a knife and cut the insulation on an angle, this will allow the water droplets to flow down to the drain and you will never have this problem again. It is possible that the fan may have gotten damaged and it may need replacing.
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Posted on May 30, 2008

  • Andrew Lauder Jun 01, 2008

    Here is a picture on how to remove the excess insualtion.

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Error code FF means that the freezer fan motor has stopped running.  It is possible that a large block of ice is stopping the fan from turning.  You will need to remove the back panel to access the freezer fan and remove the ice.  Once that is done, you will need to call a qualified LG technician to have it checked out.  It may need a replacement control board due to a defrost issue.

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I had this problem. On the top of the bottom freezer is a little cap. pry it off, dig around in the styrofoam until you find the defroster sensor (a little capsule attached to a wire). Gently coax it into the freezer and snap it into the clip where it should have been in the first darn place. Replace the little cover. This will fix that frost problem as well.

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Where is the back panel. On the back inside the unit or at the back of the unit??

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I had the same error code. The problem was that the fan had frozen. I defrosted the fridge/freezer completely (it was ok for me cause I have a spare fridge). Your problem possibly is a frozen fan problem

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