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Hi my swan fridge/freezer sr5180b has stopped working after the left hand wall was getting hot also a large lump of ice formed at the back of the fridge near the motor which I kept removing obviously a leak of some sort any solutions please ? Thanks

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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anan, I think your display is giving you a code on these LG. See if you can find the tech sheet behind the toe panel. On your display panel from memory, 3 led's lit from the left means a failed defrost thermistor. This could be the reason you are frosting up and restricting the air flow. There is a main board in back that you can ohm out the thermistors. Connector 4, the two bright orange wires #5 and 6, should ohm at 19K ohms at 50 degrees. Now Im doing this from memory, if you can find your tech sheet, it will give you precise information. Catriver.

Posted on Jun 14, 2007

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i suspect that repair man got it wrong. ice may be blocking return duct to fridge. worth a chance to turn off for 24 hours with doors open then retry

Posted on Jun 14, 2007

Anonymous

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on the back wall inside the freezer unscrew the white panel and then remove the panel behind this . you should now see a tray that runs the width of the freezer with a driphole on the left-hand side which will probably be frozen with ice , chip away whatever is possible and then put boiling water on the driphole and once this is clear you should find the problem sorted , 1 other option is to turn the fridge/freezer off for several days and this will allow the ice build-up to thaw thus resolving the problem

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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Check your defrost components. The fan is hitting the frost buildup and will shut off when the door is opened so as to not circulate the warm air. The heater or the timer is not doing a proper defrost cycle.
Eric

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

Anonymous

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hi mine was doing the same we recently movedhouse you need to turn the legs in front underneath so the fridge freezer is slanting so that when you open the door it will shut on its own now i have no water or ice build up on the bottom hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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