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Question DetailsAsked on 8/23/2016

I have a LG refr, some how is not get anycool and Frezzer not work.

You Know that wrong with it? and how much it cost to fix it?

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Sorry - misplaced my 3000 mile glasses and have not found them yet, so can't diagnose it from here.

Assuming someone has not messed with the thermostat dials (usually right in front at the top of the reefer part), about only thing you can do is the following:

1) make sure it has power - that light comes on when you open the door, or you can hear it running

2) if the fan is running (part time or more likely continuous) in the freezer but the compressor (the lower pitched, louder slightly thumping rather than fan-like sound at the lower back that normally goes for 5 minutes or so at a time) is not running at all, then you definitely need an Appliance Repair - Large (your Search the List category) technician.

3) If compressor is running - probably for lengthy periods or time or maybe continuously, especially if this has been a progressively getting worse situation rather than instantaneous, then if you have not cleaned it recently try disconnecting power, pull it out (to avoid floor damage remove food first) and remove the front toekick cover and the back cover (usually fiberboard or cardboard) and clean all the hair and dust you can get under neath - off the canister-shaped compressor, the fan in back, and particularly off the coils on the back or underneath. Be careful not to bend fan blades or bend the coils - you can use compressed air, shoip vac on "blow" mode, or a stick-type reefer coil brush on the coils - they need to be dust dust-bunny-free after your cleaning. The coils are what cool the refrigerant and dissipate the heat removed from the reefer - if they are dust covered they cannot do that so the unit cannot get the refrigerant down to below freezing like it needs to for it to work right.

4) If freezer were cold (which does not sound like your case) but the reefer is not, then misset or failed thermostat is a possibility, as is a failed circulating fan (in the housing in the back of the freezer, which circulates cold freezer air around and down into the reefer part to cool there). Also, blockage of the circulation vents are the back with food pacakages, or heavy frosting/icing that blocks the airflow can cause failure to cool in the reefer part.

If compressor, fan and coil cleaning does not solve it or you are not able to do that yourself, or it was pretty clean, then you need an Appliance Repair tech. Cost for cleaning probably around $75-150 depending on local costs and any deals they are running - repairs if needed commonly around $75-150 minimum charge and generally in the $200-400 range but can run higher if you have a compressor or refrigerant tubing failure, or if you have an electronic controlled reefer. My sympathies if so, because LG's seem to be having a LOT of electronic control board failures in their appliances - hear about $500-1000 master board replacement charges on all types of LG appliances quite frequently.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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