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Refridgerator is not cooling, but the freezer is working just fine. I've set the refrigerator to the minimum temperature (33F) and everything in it is still lukewarm. Model number LFX25974SB

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The most likely causes are an evaporator fan not working or a defrost system failure. If there’s a layer of frost building up on the back wall of your freezer then you have a defrost problem and not enough cold air can get to the fresh food section. I would recommend getting a professional out to fix it. If you want to try to fix it yourself, look up “LG fridge not defrosting”.

Posted on Jul 15, 2019

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    Vinay Shah Jul 15, 2019

    Thanks! I don't think it's the defrost problem as there's no visible frost in the fridge or freezer. Fan could be the problem

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Pierce, there was a service bullitin put out on this model. TDR-0010A-B. Had to do with normal freezer, warm fresh food compartment. Maytag issued a kit that included a new thermostat and damper assy. to solve this problem. Bullitin came out in 2002. If you are not having a defrost issue and all fans are running normal, I would call Maytag and inquire about the above posted bullitin, It may be covered. Catriver...post back.

Posted on Sep 04, 2006

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quickest and cheapest way is to switch the unit off overnight. possibly missed a proper defrost cycle and evap.coil is blocked. when properly defrosted,switch on and you could be back on line

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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I just went through this with my refridgerator and actually posted one of the questions. Here is what I found ........

In the freezer compartment behind the panel there is an evaporator fan which pulls cold air from the freezer and pushes it up into the refrridgerator compartment. If the fan is not working it is one of three things.. 1) there is so much frost in the fan area the fan blade is stopped and cannot push the cold air into the refridgerator compartment or the air channel is blocked. 2) there is no electricity going to the fan (usually tied to the door switch of the refirdgerator compartment, and 3) the motor is dead and will have to be replaced.

Solution to #1 - defrost but there is another problem in the "frost-free" part of the system which must be addressed or the frost will return and it will happen again in the future.

Solution #2 - check to see there is power to the fan. (most are 110VAC but some are 100VDC. Use a meter and check)

Solution #3 - If there is power, the motor is dead. Replace the motor. Be aware that AC and DC motors are different and replace per manufacture's specifications.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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I have the same problem. Freezer is okay, but refrigerator is not cooling.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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please check the rear interior freezer wall to see if there is any ice built up.If yes,that means you have a defrost heater problem.The defrost system consists of 3 components,1)defrost timer,2)the actual heater(which is located right inside the evaporator coil compartment),and 3)a terminating stat(which shuts off the the heater before the heat cycle ends to prevent overheating).There are ways to test this with a volt and amp meter. So,if this is the case,and you need a temporary fix,and I do mean temporary,(3-5 days)you can turn off the fridge for 24 hours and leave just the freezer door open until the ice melts,OR unplug fridge,then remove the interior back panel of the freezer and melt the ice by pouring hot water over the iced up coils(CAUTION:DO NOT POKE IT WITH AN ICE PICK OR ANYTHING,YOU WILL MAKE A HOLE IN THE EVAPORATOR).after ice is melted,reassemble rear panel plug it in,and it will buy you a few days. In a refrigerator, all the cold is produced in the freezer section,then through a small hole in the dividing wall,a small percentage of cool air is blown into the fresh food section.When the coils do not defrost 3-4 times a day like they should,the air cannot pass thru them and no air will be delivered to the fresh food section. Now, if you don't see any traces of ice buildup,you may have the air exchange door in the wrong position.The air door is a little door that determines how much air is passing thru to the fresh food section.Most fridges have the selector with either numbers or letters.Example A-B-C-D-E OR 1-2-3-4-5.Now when this air door selector is in the "1" or "A" position it means the maximum amount of cold air is going to the fresh food section,which in your case,is where you want it to go. Anyway if this is the case with you, after you have made the adjustment,please wait 24 hours to take effect,it's a slow process. I hope these suggestions help you. I know I probably gave more info than you needed to know. Good luck

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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