Question about LG Refrigerators
Not cooling enough, compressor getting too hot and condenser fan is working.
If it's not cooling unplug it so you don't damage the compressor,hopefully you just have a bad overload and relay,it's plugged into the side of the compressor,with the machine unplugged remove the bottom back panel,look at the compressor,remove the cover on the side of compressor and remove the start device or ptc assy. call your local parts store and give them the model number and buy a new start device for your machine.if you can hear a clicking sound every once and a while and the compressor is hot change this out first,if it still doesn't start then you have a bad compressor and will be in the market for a new fridge if the compressor is running take everything out of the freezer,remove the back inside wall of the freezer and check the evap coil,if the coil is all iced up you have a defrost problem,if the evap coil doesn't have an even frost pattern covering the whole coil you have a freon leak.if you have a freon leak you'll have to replace the fridge..hope this helps
Posted on Jul 04, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Depends a bit on whether the compressor really is running, or if it's just humming because it's got power on the run coil, but not on the start coil.
Have a careful listen to the compressor. If it's making the trilling or gurgling sounds that go with a working compressor, then your problem is probably one of lost gas. Fixing this is not a do-it-yourself job.
If the compressor sounds like it's stalled, the problem may lie with the starter. Replacements are usually cheap enough for it to be worth fitting a new one just to see if it works.
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
you need to do an amp draw with your meter,clamp the run wire on the compressor,you should get 2-5 amp reading,any higher means the compressor is going bad,also should be a locked rotor amp(LRA) reading on comp.-mike
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
Clean out the coils at the very bottom of the refrigerator from all of that lint/dust buildup it makes your system inefficient
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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