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LG GR-602TVF Top Freezer

After cleaning my fridge, it has not been able to cool anything after i turned it back on. From what i can gather the compressor is not turning on at all.

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  • greglapid Jul 09, 2008

    L.G. ref. with model no.gr-t342sv.it is a two door ref.my problem is the lower level is not cooling.please. help me find a solution.tnx!!

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Turned out to be the compressor all fixed and working fine now

Posted on Feb 26, 2007

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Your fridge operates like that: a compressor liquefies freon vapours; this creates heat so the hot liquid goes thru a cooling radiator with a fan on it (these 2 elements are at the rear bottom of the fridge) the freon fluid goes to an evaporator, turns to vapour and absorbs heat in the process, cooling the evaporator; a fan blows air over the evaporator and spreads the cooled air all over the fridge; the vapours return to the compressor.
In the rear of the fridge you should make sure that the radiator is clean and the fan working; inside the fridge you should make sure that the evaporator is not covered in ice and/or dirt and its fan is working. If necessary clean both.
If they are clean , the fans work but the evaporator isn't cold then either the freon circuit has sprung a leak and all the fluid has been lost or the compressor isn't working - to find out which just put your hands on the compressor : if it's hot and vibrates the fluid has been lost, if it doesn't vibrates then the compressor isn't working.
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Don't know the model/brand off the top of my head...

But: If the compressor is warm/hot, but nothing is happening, I ask this:
Even if the fridge is not cooling, is the compressor running, or dead silent?
If silent, but warm, do you hear a "Click" every so often ? Maybe 3 to 5 minutes apart, followed shortly by a 2nd click ?
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Big problem if it is the compressor (expensive).

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