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LG French Door Bottom Freezer Water Leaking into Freezer

Kevinclair

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Jan 19, 2010
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Location
Delaware
Model Number
LFD25860
Brand
LG
Age
1-5 years
I have a LG French Door refrigerator, model # LFD25860. Water leaks into the bottom freezer compartment and freezes on the bottom of the freezer compartment. When I pull out the freezer racks, I notice trickles of water coming from the two vent louvers on the back wall of the freezer compartment. I have shut off the ice maker (not the water supply) and lowered the freezer temperature to -2 degrees, and the problem presists.

LG has recommended partially closing the water supply line to reduce pressure and to select the smallest ice cube size setting.

Does anyone have any other recommendations or ideas for me to try? Thank you very much for any help.
 

Jake

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Hi,

I don't work on LG products, but it sounds like possibly your defrost drain line may be clogged, only way to know for sure is to turn off your water supply completely, then clear the ice, then see if it accumulates again.

I'm attaching the link to your service manual below.

Jake
 

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TheDom

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May 23, 2010
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Location
Fort Myers, FL
I've got a LMX28987ST, french door LG with two freezer drawers, and am having the same problem. Any resolution on this one?
 

mike koz

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Jul 20, 2007
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Location
Toronto, Canada
I had something similar happen, although I found frozen runs of ice on the louvers. What prompted me to start looking was what turned out to be the noise of the freezer fan blades hitting ice. In my case there was a massive accumulation of ice behind the louvered plastic and around the fan. Chances are the freezer was not getting closed all the way at some point, that plus the water from the ice maker must have been the source of the moisture. I suspected the defrost cycle not getting hot enough or being too short, but it's been fine for over a year. I would also check what the earlier poster suggested while you are in there and make sure the drain is not clogged. Here are some pics I snapped of what I did:

<a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=rroap4" target="_blank"><img src="http://i27.tinypic.com/rroap4.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

Rad had ice on it too, hair dryer is the tool of choice, just don't melt anything.

<a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=nccdph" target="_blank"><img src="http://i31.tinypic.com/nccdph.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>
 

Jake

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First, the link to the Service Manuals is broken.
I fixed it, thanks.

Jake
 
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