I purchased a LG fridge # LFX23961ST almost 2 years ago WITHOUT using the water or ice maker since I didn't have the water line at that time. Just hook up the water line. Water runs out OK but when I turn on the switch in the ice maker compartment, the error code ER IF appears in the front panel. At this stage, the water couldn't come out anymore.
I then turn off the ice maker switch, unplug the power. Things back to nornal but as soon as turn on the IM switch...guess what... I'm seeing the ER IF again...
Call the LG rep and was advised to shut down for 3-4 hours. Did that, but it doesn't help at all. Unfortunately, I didn't have my water line when I bought it and also didn't purchase the extended warranty so please help me...... Since I never use the ice maker on this fridge since day one, the IM can't go bad right?
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The ER 1F code usually means that there is a problem with the ice compartment fan, the ice maker motor or one of the control boards (the one for the ice maker or the main control unit). You can try resetting the refrigerator by leaving it unplugged for a day. Next check for ice build up on the fan that is blocking it from turning. Usually, if the fan hasn't been turning, you will have to at minimum replace the motor. It will burn out trying to force the fan to turn.
1. yes. Open ice room door (back side of left hand refrig door) and turn toggle switch on icemaker to OFF. 2. yes. Do step 1 and connect water to refrig. 3. ER IF (Error Ice room Fan) may still come up. If it does and you don't like it, you could probably avoid that by removing the fan blade from the ice room fan, located in the freezer section, behind the back wall, upper left hand corner. The error code pops up when the electronic board does not see a feedback signal from the ice room fan. Removing the fan blade should allow the motor to run, thus sending the feedback signal to the board, preventing the code from appearing.
My 2 year old LG LFX23961ST refrigerator started showing error code Er IF. In searching help here, I found out it meant the problem was with the Ice maker Fan. When I checked the ports where the cold air blows into the Ice maker compartment, there was no cold air coming out (you have to hold the door switch in to turn on the fan). I removed the ice maker module (two screws) and unplugged it. When I closed the door, the fan started running, but was making a rattling noise. I suspected ice build up. Emptying out the freezer compartment, I pulled the rear cover of the compartment off and found what I had suspected. Cleaned out the ice, put everything back together and Voila! Everything working again. As I write this, I can hear ice dropping into the ice holding tray. Not sure yet why the whole ice blockage thing happened though. Will keep an eye on it. It's been several hours since the repair and no issues. All seems well. It's not rocket science. If you can use a screwdriver, you can fix it too.
This is an error code for the icemaker fan motor. If the control does not see a signal coming back from the fan motor you will get this error code. Please see the image below from the service manual that explains the ER IF error code.
You Wrote, LFX25960ST LG FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR DATE OF PURCHASE 7-7-07
DELIVERED 7-13-07 ICE MAKER REPLACED ABOUT THIS TIME LAST YEAR AFTER
TWO MONTH WAIT. NOT PLEASED WITH PERFORMANCE OR SERVICE TO DATE.
REQUEST THIS PROBLEM BE COVERED BY WARRANTY.
Below is the service manual And the explanation for your error. Thank You for using our site. Huuum Please remember to leave a solved rating.
Error Detection Category ERROR CODE : IF Abnormality of BLDC FAN Motor for Ice Making
Error Generation Factors It is caused when F/B signal isn’t over 115 seconds during BLDC FAN motor operating
Remark Poor BLDC Motor connection, DRIVE IC, and TR
You said, I have just purchased this unit and switch it on.After some 3 minutes
error message appeared on the front door screen . Message ---- ER CF
Neither fridge,freezer or ice maker are working. What is the problem.
Did you turn the refrigerator and freezer on to the proper cooling adjustments as in the user manual? Is the ice maker hooked up to the water line and in the on position? Did you use the free help line if you are doing it your elf?
While I look it up, you can try to reset the system by plugging the
fridge for 5 minutes, or if you can not reach the plug, then throw the
breaker for 5 minutes.
Not less than 3 minutes. That is why I sad, 5minutes.
Usually this will do it! let me know as I look up the error codes.
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Just had this same problem. We were away at Disney for four days - turned the icemaker off before we left. We have the LG french door double drawer freezer model. Came home, the ER IF code was displayed. Wouldn't dispense water or ice. Took the icebox out, and it was all frozen in the augers. Then I read on the door something to this effect - "if you turn off the icemaker, it will not continue to cool the ice. This will cause the ice to melt and leak out of the unit, and when it refreezes, the dispenser will not produce ice or water."
So, I took the ice box out, emptied it, reinstalled it, and the unit os making ice and dispensing water as I write.
Again, if you turn off the icemake, empty the ice box, or you will get the error message when you start the ice maker again.
I had the same problem. I can tell you that simply unplugging the fridge and letting it defrost isn't going to work. You need to get take it apart.
I had the Er FF code about 2 months ago and let the freezer defrost for a couple hours and it started working again. Then two days ago I got the error again. This time I decided to get inside there.
First and foremost, UNPLUG the fridge and TURN OFF the water!
Next empty everything out of the freezer and start taking it apart. You have to get everything out of it to get that back panel off. This includes the ice maker and the rails that the drawers slide on.
Now that the freezer is completely empty there are two screws that hole the back panel on. In my freezer one is a white screw high in the center and one was a gold screw in the little panel that the ice maker hooked up to.
Next grab the back panel by the little fins on the top of it in the middle. Give it a good firm pull, but take care not to yank it too far... it's still connected by wires back there. When I pulled my panel out I found a HUGE chunk of ice on the top of the panel just to the right of the fan that feeds cold are to the fridge. Get that thing off of there taking care not to damage the foam insulation and watch those shiny metal fins that are behind the panel.
While you're putting it back together try to dry everything off as much as possible (I tried see the bright side of the whole evolution and realized I could really clean my freezer).
Once it's all put back together plug that baby in, turn on the water, and enjoy the next four hours as it gets back to being cold.
I'd say you need moderate tinkering skill to do this. If you only own one screwdriver and you never use it you should probably call someone.