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Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

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Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

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Posted on Nov 22, 2010

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SOURCE: LG Fridge gets very hot on panel ( by the door)

pull frig out from wall and take back off lower part and check the cond motor to make sure it is blowing and chances are it isn't so it will need to be replace / if so you can set a small fan behind to blow on compressor and coils to keep it cool till you can replace it / larry

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: hot areas around doors on LG fridge

This is usually caused by a dirty condenser coil or a stalled condenser fan.
Remove the cover from the rear of the fridge and see if the fan is running. If not, make sure nothing is stuck in the blades keeping it from turning. If it turns freely you probably need a new fan motor but you would need to check the voltage to be sure.
Post back if you have any questions.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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First, I'm not a LG Technician. Call your LG vendor for service.
*** the following is for information only. ***
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