There are no error codes. but my french door refrigerator is making noise when it is close. but if i open the doors the noise will go away. if i open the freezer door the noise is still there. the noise can go on for hours and it could shut off anytime it wants. i m thinking its a the bad fan? but not sure. can someone help. thanks
Annoying loud humming noise that goes away when the fridge doors are opened, but not the freezer door. Sometimes it goes off on its own, but doesn't stay off long enough. Help...I am going crazy with this obnoxious noise. Our LG French door bottom freezer has been nothing but trouble since the moment we got it. We are over the 1 yr warranty so now we must pay to have it fixed. I am willing to try to fix this myself to save the money. Any ideas?
I have the sam eproblem...another site I went to said it is ice build up on the fan. Unplug the frig for an hour (don't open the doors or everything will spoil) and then plug in...it may defrost a bit and allow the fan to turn freely.
I inadvertently hit the Ice Maker button located inside the freezer turning it on. It started to make noises when it was cycling to request water. I do not use the Ice Maker feature in my French Door LG refrigerator and did not connected the water source to it. When the Ice Maker button was turned off, the noises stopped.
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only thing I can thing of is the slight vacuum caused by the quick temperature change when the warm air that enters when the door is open is trapped after closing the door. As it cools it shrinks and creates a mild vacuum which should dissipate after a few seconds. The creaking is probably the sound of the pressure regulating between the fridge and the room. Might indicate a problem with one of your seals but more than likely is not a concern.
The noise you are hearing is probably the fan blades hitting some ice build up. Un plug your refrigerator for over night and it will defrost melting the ice. If it still makes the noise after that then the fan motor is going bad, you will need to replace it soon. The reason that it stops when you open the door is because the power is cut off to the fan when you open the door.
Is it the Kenmore French Door model made by by LG? I have the similar LG refrigerator since 2/2007 and have had several problems with it. The sound you hear may be a fan motor that is failing or freezing up. The noise will stop when you open the doors because that shuts off the fan motors. In the last two years I have had the refrigerator fan, the air channel duct, the mother board, the ice maker fan, the ice maker duct and the mother board (again) replaced (under warranty, fortunately). After the first service call I installed a power surge protector since a component on the mother board was fried. I think the second mother board replacement was due to a software change related to the ice maker issue. There is also a case related to LG Energy Star ratings (that includes the Kenmore made by LG) that you can register for that is supposed to make free modifications and an ongoing rebate payment for as long as you own the refrigerator. I found an LG service manual PDF on line (search by model number) that has diagnostic codes and test procedures that is very helpful when I need to troubleshoot and communicate with the repair shop.
You are seriously frozen up. Defrost the unit completely. Then, be aware that 'window shopping', leaving uncovered liquids in the box and poor door sealing (too heavy a load on the door ... too much on shelves) can cause condensation. Defrost with hot air or leave unplugged and open for about 2 days. You'll see alot of water come out.