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Compressor constantly on too hot to touch

LG model LRTN22312SW first problem bottom fridge not cooling. Ithen removed freezer back wall removed ice on bottom. pulled refridge out, removed compressor vent panel. bottom fridge is now cool approx 45degrees F. However compressor seems always on compressor housing too hot to keep a finger in contact with compressor housing. LG approx. three years old.

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Hi have you cleaned the matrix best done by blowing with air but a soft brush can work,make sure that all the cooling vanes are clear
hope this helps ian

Posted on Mar 25, 2009


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