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I have a LG sidebyside lower freezer #lfx319255t/02 it has

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I have a LG sidebyside lower freezer #lfx319255t/02 it has on the outside Er by ref 1F by freezer what does this mean
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 years ago.

Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

So first, let me explain this error. Error "Er IF" means that your icemaker fan motor isn't spinning properly. This fan motor is located behind the back wall inside the freezer in the upper left corner. Now normally just frost or ice build up has accumulated inside the fan housing causing this issue. You can generally just unplug the refrigerator for 24 hours and let everything thaw out and it will function normally afterwards,

For a more immediate solution, you would need to unplug the refrigerator, remove everything out of the freezer section including the drawer and icemaker (if you have one inside the freezer) and remove the back panel inside the freezer to expose the fan motor, then use a hair dryer to thaw the fan out quicker.

If for some reason just thawing the fan motor out doesn't resolve the issue, the icemaker fan motor would need to be replaced because it's failing. Below is a video on how to remove the back panel if that's the way you want to go or need to replace the icemaker fan motor. Ignore the fan they are replacing, that is not the same fan you're interested in. The fan you are looking at is in the upper back left corner

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i do not want a free trial
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 years ago.

OK, you are just signed up for this one question so once you rate my service that will conclude service.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 years ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?