Question about LG LFC23760ST Side by Side Bottom Freezer French Door Refrigerator
Yes. This fuse is replaceable, but, you will heed to De-solder the contacts, in order to remove the damaged fuse. this can be very challenging. If you are not an avid user of a soldering iron, i would just simply replace the board. If the soldering is not done correctly, this will cause the board to short, causing a spark.
I would , also, verify that the fuse is available for a non technician to purchase. Most vital components will not be available for purchase, if the purchaser is not a certified tech.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
Testimonial: "Very helpful"
This just happened to me yesterday. Woke up and my fridge was dead! Cost $80 for the LG repair guy to tell me the fuse blew and I need a new Main Power board. It would take 2 days for the part to come in and it would cost another $200 on top of what I already paid!!! What!!!
Decided to buy the fuse (3 for $4.99) and went to a computer store and had them sauder the fuse on ($15). Total repair $20.99. A lot less than what they wanted to steal from me and my fridge was running 4 hours after the repair guy left.
What a joke... and how environmentally conscious... a blown fuse, throw the whole thing out... come on LG.
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
I just had the same problem and reading the previous answers was very helpful. However, I may have come up with an even better and cheaper solution. After carefully disconnecting the circuit board I showed it to a local electronics supply store. They sold me a a $2.50 piggyback clip that clips on to the old blown fuse on its one side and presents two new clips for a new fuse on the other. It worked perfectly along with a new 40 cent fuse. No soldering necessary and super cheap!
Posted on Sep 09, 2010
I have the same issue - along with ALOT of other people I've seen
posting on the internet. Even though it's a 20 cent fuse, you have to
replace the ENTIRE $200 control board. I say this is a defect
(intentional?) built in to happen exactly 13 months after purchase.
Contacting LG Phone: (800) 243-0000
USA Corporate Headquarters
1000 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
There are two fuses in the corner. One that is soldered and another that just pops out, like a fuse in your car. It said it is a 15amp and I am going to try to go buy one at Radio Shack. It is clearly blown and that is why I woke up to my LSC27910tt refrigerator having no power. When I called LG ("Looking Gullable") they wanted to sell me a new board for about $232. This regrigerator is about 19 months old. Oh, and there are no authorized service providers for Las Vegas--go figure! I won't buy another LG (Looking Gullable) product ever again....... Gullable in Vegas
Posted on Aug 16, 2010
I had the same problem I'm a real novice but soldered a new fuse in. the refrigerator is now working. This is definitely planned obsolescence. As a friend of mine said.. "lets see the fuse is there to protect the MoB right? But if the fuse blows you have to replace the MoB????? Hmmmm" Right. Whatever....
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
Must replace the mother board, cant do the fuse only. LG is aware of this problem, sad how they make their money this way...
Posted on Feb 04, 2010
I am a owner of a home appliance repair service and have done this repair several times for my customers. I charge them the service call and $60 for my fuse kit and time soldering, saves them a lot of money and I show them how to replace the fuse themselves in the future.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND using alligator clips or anything like that. You need a better connection than that, I only recommend soldering onto the posts of the old fuse. Just my 2 cents :)
Posted on Jul 18, 2013
I just had Radio Shack fabricate a piggyback fuse holder, as described here. The didn't see one but easy enough to make with more common parts. Now I'm back in business and no soldering if I need to replace fuse again. My fuse was blown but visually you couldn't tell because it burned through inside the end of the cap. Email if anyone wants macro before after pics of the radio shack $10 fix. [email protected]
Posted on Jul 15, 2011
I woke up to my LG LFC23760ST not working. The interior light and the digital thermometer were off. I tested the electrical outlet by plugging in a phone charger. Thanks to the great suggestions here I went to my local electronics store and purchased a fuse and a fuse holder.
I left the blown fuse intact and I soldered a new fuse holder to each side of it. I was unable to find a 9 amp 250V fuse, so I used an 8amp 250V. I used fact acting fuses. I also taped 2 extra fuses to the back of the fridge incase this happens again.
In the image you can see that I have soldered the red wire to each side of the blown fuse.
Posted on Feb 18, 2015
I had the same issue and called LG. They wanted to charge 300 to change mother board. Told them that it was weird that I had to change mother board to replace the fuse and as to why the fuse was soldered instead of easier way to just change the fuse. I also mentioned that many ppl had this issue and that LG had to do something about it and took the conversation to HQ. They made note of my complaint and just said that there was not many complaints about this so they don't plan to do anything about this. Also told them that many ppl are not calling because of the easy fix mentioned here. Please do call LG to register your complaint. they get away with this just because ppl don't complaint. Pretty sure lot of them would have spent 300 to fix this. Just don't understand this fuse solder design. I think this is going to be common among all LG appliance. Not buying LG anymore.
Posted on Oct 23, 2015
Thanks for details vidoe, retiredman! Followed your instruction and I fixed my dead LG Refrigerator in 2 hours.
Posted on Nov 24, 2014
Amen, all you people,
saw the dead fuse but assumed it meant the board shorted. Thought what have I got to lose, put in new fuse, been working ever since. This is a case of LGs engineered failure. THANKS AGAIN ALL!
Posted on Apr 05, 2013
I recorded a 2 part movie clip on how I repaired the blown fuses on my LG refrig's circuit board.
Posted on Mar 13, 2011
SOURCE: burned our fuse in circuit board
it is a 250V 15 amp. clip the fuse off the wire, close, and solider in a new one. Terrible design. LG should have to replace free or be sued !
Posted on May 27, 2010
Radio Shak had it. I just did the same thing with mine and figured id try and give it a go myself. Turned out, $20 at Radioshak for a solder gun, fuse holder, new fuse and an hour of my time was worth it.
The difference between a "Fast acting" and "Slow burn" (also known as Time-Delay fuse) is one is for a resistive load, and the other an inductive load. Resistive loads are like lights and circuit boards, where the amperage is relatively constant. Inductive loads (time-delay) are motors, things that require a large in-rush current to get moving like the compressor on your fridge. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 08, 2010
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