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HELLO, I'M WORKING ON A THREE DOOR L.G REFER, I AM GETTING A SLIGHT FROST BUILD UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE BY THE FREEZER DOOR RAIL AND ON THE TOP RIGHT CORNER OF THE EVAPORATOR COVER. GASKETS ARE SEALING GOOD, I DONT HAVE A DEFROST PROBLEM, THERE IS GOOD AIR FLOWI WAS WONDERING IF L.G IS HAVING A MOISTURE PROBLEM.IF SO WHAT IS THE FIX? BUT FOR RIGHT NOW I TOLD MY CUST TO CLOSE FREEZER DOOR ,PUSHING ON THE CENTER OF THE DRAWER TO ENSURE ALL FOUR CORNERS ARE SEALED AND THE FREEZER DRAWER DIDN"T SHIFT SLIGHTLY AND ALLOW AIR TO ENTER, THATS EXACTLY WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. BUT WOULD LIKE YOUR OPINION. THANK YOU L.G. MOD#LFX28977ST/01

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  • papaduck2008 Sep 01, 2010

    I SUSPECTED AS MUCH, AND THE WAY THE DOOR IS MOUNTED IS CHEESY AT BEST.

  • papaduck2008 Sep 01, 2010

    WOULD LIKE OTHER OPINIONS FROM OTHER TECHS IN FIELD

  • papaduck2008 Sep 02, 2010

    THANK YOU FOR INPUT. I TOLD THE CUST THAT IT LOOKS LIKE THE DOOR WASN'T CLOSED CORRECTLY FOR A TIME AND IT LET MOISTURE IN. THESE NEWER APPLIANCES ARE NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT. ITS A SHAME THEY DON'T TEACH COMMON SENSE IN ENGINEERING SCHOOL. I LIKE WHAT YOU SENT ABOUT THE REFER SOLD WITH NO EVAP FAN BLADE,.....QUALITY STUFF. THANKS AGAIN FRED.

  • papaduck2008 Sep 02, 2010

    YES, IT CONFIRMED WHAT I HAD SUSPECTED.

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I read about a moisture reduction switch on this unit, perhaps it needs tweeking? Scratch that, another blog said it's an external control, then another said it was a temperature control, and I couldn't find any more information on it. I'm inclined to think that there is a sealing or freezer door problem also, since the problem isn't that bad, just a nuisance. Didn't see any reports of a moisture problem on the net, so no suggestions. I'm wondering if the door was slightly obstructed from closing for awhile, allowing too much moist air in? Or perhaps something too warm that emitted humidity.
Found some dissatisfied customers on a lot of blogs, but no report of this exact problem.
Here was one interesting example from lg.com reviews:

"I bought this model 4 weeks ago. It was delivered & set up by the store and never got cold. The store took it back and delivered another unit. Everything on it worked fine, except the icemaker. It never made any ice. so I called for service. They came right away, and ordered some parts. After parts were shipped the service guy opened a compartment in the freezer to replace a fan motor, and found that the motor had been put in without a fan blade. He replaced it and now it works fine. After these 2 problems I really wonder about quality."

This problem sounds like the one you're having, actually:

"We have had many problems with this LF Frig. The technician and a factory rep had to come out several times because of frosting issues. The doors do not seal well. the cold water dispenser stick and water runs on the floor. I am sorry we bought it. We are stuck with it for probably 10 years. I hate it."

Looks like you're right about the doors.
Good luck, and hope that helped. Please rate this answer if it helped you.

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    Tom Carson Sep 02, 2010

    You're welcome for the attempted help on this difficult problem, Fred. Good luck with this tricky situation- it's problems like these that really make your month, I know!

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If as you have mention that fan serculate good and their in not any defrost problem then,
You have already estimate correctly, their is probably a seal proplem and air entering freezer, probably door magnetic gasket, but also door bending problem so it dous not close proberly.
You can confirm it by air tight sealed the freezer using a secure tape around the door and check it out after 24 hours.
If it the ruber mangetic seal it is rather deficult to be replace and need special experiance.
If the door have a slight bending then you try to udjust a litle bit the door hinges this can help a lot.

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