Is your LG refrigerator not cooling properly, but the built-in freezer is still working fine? While this can be a major inconvenience, not to mention that it can start costing you money if your food begins to spoil, there are a few simple troubleshooting steps that you can take to get your unit back to normal working order.
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If your refrigerator stops cooling, the evaporator fan, diffuser, temperature control thermostat, or door gasket are usually to blame. Below, we’ll take a look at how you can confirm that one, or more of these parts is causing your issue.
An LG refrigerator evaporator fan is responsible for drawing warm air out and dispersing it away from your unit’s evaporator coils. At the same time, cold air is blown back into the refrigerator to keep your food cold, and at the right temperature. However, if your LG refrigerator’s evaporator fan is broken, cold air won’t be able to circulate inside your unit, and hot air won’t be displaced away from it either.
You can run a simple test to determine whether or not the evaporator fan is broken. Open the refrigerator door. You shouldn’t be able to hear the fan running. Close the refrigerator door and wait. After a few minutes, the evaporator should kick back on. If you don’t hear the evaporator fan running whatsoever, it’s likely malfunctioning or broken.
The door gasket prevents cold air from escaping your LG refrigerator. If the door gasket is cracked, ripped, or broken, it won’t create the perfect seal. Cold air will escape and lower the temperature inside your refrigerator. Visually inspect the door gasket. If you see any signs of damage, it needs replacing.
Another great test is to close the refrigerator door on a slip of paper. If the paper doesn’t move, the door gasket is working well. If the paper falls out, you need to replace the door gasket.
An LG refrigerator diffuser controls the cold air that flows from the freezer into the fresh-food section. If the freezer remains cool, but the refrigerator is warm, it’s likely the diffuser is the problem. It’s best to contact a professional to fix the diffuser. The diffuser on modern refrigerator models is often connected to a control board. Therefore, fixing a diffuser requires more skill than other refrigeration repairs.
If you’ve made necessary repairs, and your LG refrigerator still won’t cool, contact a professional. Trying to fix the problem on your own might do more harm than good. And the last thing you want is to be stuck buying a new appliance or replacing parts that were broken. Rely on a professional to quickly assess, find, and fix your LG refrigerator problem. A professional will get your refrigerator back in working order in no time, guaranteed!
If your LG refrigerator is too cold or too hot, check the temperature control thermostat, which may have been adjusted by accident. The control thermostat keeps your food and drinks at the perfect temperature, so if it’s been adjusted accidentally, this could be the reason why your fridge isn’t as cold as it used to be.
Alternatively, your temperature control thermostat might need a reset. To reset your temperature control thermostat, turn the power to your LG refrigerator off. Turn the refrigerator controls to ‘0’ or ‘off.’ Then it back to your desired setting, plug the fridge back into the outlet and check to see if the temperature returns to normal. If the temperature doesn’t return to normal, you also can test the thermostat using a multimeter. At this point, however, it’s a good idea to contact a professional for servicing.
Before you call in a professional, make sure to go over the following troubleshooting tips first.