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LG Refrigerator Model:LFC25770SB leaked water from the

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LG Refrigerator Model:LFC25770SB
leaked water from the freezer compartment for a couple days now has stopped cooling.
It test mode, fan runs, compressor comes on, air is moving in the freezer and the refrigerator.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Dave replied 8 months ago.

Check to see if the defrost drain is clogged.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
it was I cleared the clog
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
unit is still not cooling, what should I try now?
Expert:  Dave replied 8 months ago.

Is the compressor running? Are the fans running? Did it get put in showroom mode?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
compressor is running and warm, both evaporator fan and freezer fan are running in test mode
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i cycled thru the different test modes and returned it to "normal run mode"
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
are you familiar with this unit?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Dave, what should I check or test now?
Expert:  Dave replied 8 months ago.

If the compressor and fans are running it should be cooling. Is there frost on the evaporator?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
There some frost on the evaporator and copper tubbing coming into the freezer compartment and the temperature sensor was frosted over pretty good
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
but 90% of the evaporator was frost free
Expert:  Dave replied 8 months ago.

It should be covered completely, it may have a coolant leak.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
would it be covered completely if the defrost heater assembly was doing its job? I assume thats why I had so much water leaking the past 3-5 days.
Expert:  Dave replied 8 months ago.

It would have a thin layer of frost, unless it was in defrost mode. If you have a ball of ice at the evap inlet it usually indicates a low coolant level.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
okay, so anything else I can do from my end?
Expert:  Dave replied 8 months ago.

It's a difficult and expensive job to repair a sealed system leak. You may want to call a local service company for a visit.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
your sure that is my problem?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
because what if it was in "defrost mode" like you mentioned
Expert:  Dave replied 8 months ago.

If it's in defrost mode, the compressor and fans would not be running.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
any recommendations of service companies to call who are affordable and do good work?
Im in Kansas city, kansas
Expert:  Dave replied 8 months ago.

I would check yelp for local reviews.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
if I'm in the market for a new refrigerator.....what brands or models do you recommend? Or what models or brands do you suggest avoiding?
Expert:  Dave replied 8 months ago.

I like the Whirlpool brands. A lot of their appliances are still made in the USA.

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