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LG fridge stop cooling fan and lights work

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LG fridge stop cooling fan and lights work
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Is the freezer section still working? And do you have a model number located near the ceiling of the refrigerator section so I can better assist you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
freezer not cooling LFC257655ST/00
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

OK if the refrigerator and the freezer are not cooling can you pull the refrigerator forward and remove the lower back access panel? Is the fan next to the big black round compressor running? And if you touch the compressor is it warm, blazing hot, or room temperature?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
fan running compressor room temp
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

OK so unfortunately you either have a bad compressor or a bad overload relay then. The overload relay are the plastic parts on the side of the compressor with all the wires going to it. You'd need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the overload relay. There are 3 prongs on the side of the compressor. With a multimeter, test resistance between any 2 pins. There are a total of 3 possible combinations. If you add up the 2 lower resistances they should equal the highest combination's resistance. If not, then you have a bad compressor. If you do, then test to see if any wires going to the overload relay have 110 volts going to them when you plug the refrigerator back in. If you have 110 volts, replace the overload relay. If you don't have 110 volts, replace the main control board on the back of the refrigerator because it has failed.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank You Tyler still working on it sorta
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

alright good luck.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tyler, it turned out to be the evaporation coil , apparently 90% of the problems occur there.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

I'm not sure what you mean? The evaporator had a leak or it was packed with frost? Either way, that doesn't make sense with your conditions that you gave me because you said the compressor was room temperature which it wouldn't be with either of those issues. The compressor would still be running and would be quite warm if it was running.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
all the freon leaked out from the system but the compressor and fan kept running im told
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

OK that could be but the compressor wouldn't have been room temperature, it would have been warm because it would have been running.