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FIXED LG 3-door fridge, articulating mullion spring replacement - LFX25976ST/00, PN MHY62044103

khnitz

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The spring for the articulating mullion on our 3-door fridge broke. This is the spring that returns the mullion flush with the door when it is pulled open, then it is aligned correctly to close, again. With the spring broken, you have to be sure to push the mullion flush each time you open the door, or the side-by-side doors won't close properly. This is Fridge LFX25976ST and Spring P/N MHY62044103 .

Anyway, I found information online for the part number of the small spring that breaks and needs to be replaced, but I did not find any good images of where and how the the spring is installed. So, since I finished this repair, I thought I'd post some pictures of the spring in place.

This should make it easier for the next person looking to make this simple repair. To replace the spring, remove the two Phillips-head screws that hold the articulating mullion (P/N AGU73530705 ) onto the door. There is also a cover over the lower hinge of the mullion that pops off. Then slide the mullion up a little, this allows enough clearance to slide the two ends of the spring into their locating positions on the mullion and hinge. Slide the mullion back down, screw it back to the door, and re-install the hinge-cover and it is all done. Takes 15-20min, tops.
 

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Thanks for posting what you did.:)

That will definitely help others!

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There are at least two versions of these door 'flappers' or mullions. One version has a spring at the top and the bottom where the part number is MHY62044103. Unfortunately, the same spring is not used in the one-spring version where the spring is installed only at the bottom. That spring is a bit thinner and is part number MHY62044106.

The second version is my frig (Model #LFC25765SW) and most diagrams do not show this part. If it did show the part, it does not provide the part number. As a result, most parts places, including LG recommended/official parts supplier are unable to identify it ("It's not in the system") and will instruct you to buy the entire mullion assembly (over $50). After several emails, phone calls, and chat sessions, I finally got LG to identify the part number provided here.
 

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Spring for the Kenmore Unit is MHY62044103. How to install the spring. As shown above, the spring is installed with the mullion open AND this is important...the spring is not under tension or compression when the mullion is open, the spring is in the free state. After you install the spring and manually close the mullion, the spring is under tension and will want to force open the mullion door. Trust me, that is the correct operation.
 

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Thanks Craig letting us know how this spring is installed.:)

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Thick vs Thin

There are at least two versions of these door 'flappers' or mullions. One version has a spring at the top and the bottom where the part number is MHY62044103. Unfortunately, the same spring is not used in the one-spring version where the spring is installed only at the bottom. That spring is a bit thinner and is part number MHY62044106.

The second version is my frig (Model #LFC25765SW) and most diagrams do not show this part. If it did show the part, it does not provide the part number. As a result, most parts places, including LG recommended/official parts supplier are unable to identify it ("It's not in the system") and will instruct you to buy the entire mullion assembly (over $50). After several emails, phone calls, and chat sessions, I finally got LG to identify the part number provided here.
I have LG model LFX25976SW and the spring broke on the mullion a couple of years ago, The mullion only has one spring at the bottom. I don't remember what the part number was for the spring that I ordered but it worked OK. OK was good enough at the time but I was not completely happy with the way it fit. Fast foreword a couple of years and the spring has broken again. The online parts system says that I should be using the thicker (MHY62044103). So I am ordering both thinking that the thinner (MHY62044106) will be a better fit. The cost is under $2.00 and not worth return shipping, so hoping that I will have a spare that will hold me over if it ever breaks again ( if I remember where I put it). I will let you know how I make out.
 

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Sounds good firedive, yes let us know, thanks.:)

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bhurlbert

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I found this page by a Google search.

I have a Kenmore Elite 795.71053010

The spring on the flapper/mulllion broke and you have to manually put the flapper in the correct position for the door to properly close.

I do not see the spring listed by itself for this model, but it looks like I can use MHY62044106 or MHY62044103?

Some parts websites are suggesting that I have to replace the entire flapper AGU73530705.

So, does anyone know if I can just replace the spring, which one?

Thanks.



Sorry, I was having problems with the pictures on my phone and I wasn't able to turn it right side up.

The door flapper.

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What's left of the spring

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jeff1

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Hi,

The parts breakdown doesn't show a separate spring, just the whole assembly...

Door-Guide-AGU73530705--01371244.jpg LINK> Front plate assembly

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firedive

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Correct part number

I have LG model LFX25976SW and the spring broke on the mullion a couple of years ago, The mullion only has one spring at the bottom. I don't remember what the part number was for the spring that I ordered but it worked OK. OK was good enough at the time but I was not completely happy with the way it fit. Fast foreword a couple of years and the spring has broken again. The online parts system says that I should be using the thicker (MHY62044103). So I am ordering both thinking that the thinner (MHY62044106) will be a better fit. The cost is under $2.00 and not worth return shipping, so hoping that I will have a spare that will hold me over if it ever breaks again ( if I remember where I put it). I will let you know how I make out.
Well it was the thicker spring, the one that was listed on the site, and it made a difference on the way it is installed. After installation it seemed to be hanging up a little bit, so I took it out and flipped it over, works perfectly!
 

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Thanks firedive for the update.:)

That will help others.:)

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GAH! I just followed these (great!) instructions for replacing my spring. Thank you!

Except... in doing so, I've severed/disconnected the wiring between the mullion and the door. DOH.

It's the wiring behind the panel I was instructed to unscrew (in the Original Post) in order to give the mullion some "play" in replacing the spring. I was being SO careful, too! Murphey's law, I guess...

Problem is that I can't find reference to that wiring on a diagram, or can't read what part it is because the diagram is badly scanned. I have no idea what this wiring is for. The front panel seems to be displaying properly, and water and ice both dispense.. But I do note that the filter indicator is now blinking "0", when we had replaced it not two weeks ago. Is that what I've killed?

Thanks for any help!
 

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Here's the official parts diagram for model LFX25976ST/00
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Is it #501D? That's the only wiring I see, its connected and comes with the dispenser board.

Here's a photo of that wiring:
PD_0046_795_EBR60388502.jpg

Is any of those wires the one that is cut?

Here's the dispenser board with the wiring in that photo: LG EBR60388502 Pcb Assembly,sub - AppliancePartsPros.com

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Hmm... I'm not sure, Jake. Here's a picture. Does that look right, to you? It's UNDER the mullion panel. Fridge.jpg

THANK YOU!
 

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Ok, I will need to ask our other tech. wildimaginations, he works on these more than I do.

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Thank goodness you broke it on the mullion side. Order a replacement center door flap and it will come with a new wire connector and spring already set up.

In the meantime, look for the button that says "Energy Saver"(if it has one). Press it on and that will turn off power to the mullion heater connector.

The blinking "0" means that the water filter needs to be changed. Press and hold the filter button till the display goes away or returns to the number "6". Instructions is in the owner's manual.

Hope this helps.
 

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Thank you So Much! So it's the heater which ensures no condensation build-up? Does it also control the beep when the door is open too long? That's the only thing I've noticed that is different since I screwed it all up. LOL

My (much smarter than me) husband did reset the filter button already. :)

Thank you both!
 

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Thank you So Much! So it's the heater which ensures no condensation build-up? Does it also control the beep when the door is open too long? That's the only thing I've noticed that is different since I screwed it all up. LOL

My (much smarter than me) husband did reset the filter button already. :)

Thank you both!
Yes, it does put out a little warmth on the center flap to eliminate the moisture.

The beep in the door is from the computer and not from the door flap. There may be a button on the display board that turns off the noise. Check your owner's manual for instructions.

Next time, please don't be so hard on the refrigerator. It has feelings too.
 
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