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LG Refrigerator Not Cooling Properly - LRFCS25D3S

JeffW99

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LRFCS25D3S
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I have a LG (LRFCS25D3S) French Door refrigerator that isn’t cooling properly. It cools done some (Refrigerator 46ish - Freezer 36ish).

I hit the reset button hoping that would do the trick but it gave me a 22 22 error code.

I read online that code means it is a bad start relay but the compressor seems to be running and getting warm (not hot)…I’m worried the compressor is bad but I’m hoping for a miracle.

Any thoughts on this would be helpful before I just scrap it and move on.

Jeff
 

Jake

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Compressor and Fans are all running?

Remove the back panel in the freezer, we need to see the frost pattern on the evaporator coil, take a photo of it please and upload it.

Look at the last photo below, where it says NORMAL FROST PATTERN.

Frost Patterns.jpg
 

JeffW99

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Jake,

There isn't any frost on the coils at all. There was some condensation on the copper line but nothing more than that. Is it a leak in the system?

Jeff
 

Jake

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Yes Jeff, If the compressor is running and there is no frost on the evaporator coils then you have a sealed system problem.

The sealed system consists of the compressor, condenser, evaporator, heat exchanger, filter/drier and refrigerant. Common problems with a sealed system are bad compressors, refrigerant leaks, and system restrictions.

Check you owners manual warranty, some LG refrigerators have up to a 10 year limited warranty on the compressor/sealed system.

Jake
 

JeffW99

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Confirmed - Sealed System Leak - It will get parted out now. Thanks for your help!

Jeff
 

Jake

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Sounds good Jeff, thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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