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LMXS28626S/00 LG Refrigerator not cooling freezer or fridge

ApplianceFirst

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I am looking at an LG refrigerator model LMXS28626S/00. Its not cooling in the fridge or freezer. I feel like LG's are known to have compressor problems. I took off the back cover and discovered the compressor was cool to the touch, but was in fact on... Which was a little confusing to me.

I shut the unit down and removed the overload and start relay and did an ohm test on the compressor contacts. I got continuity between 1 set, but nothing on the other two, indicating that the compressor is bad.

I have run into this a lot of LG's. Is the compressor in fact bad? I thought it was weird it was on, but not really doing anything when I took cover off. I know that LG's use a linear compressor, should it have continuity between all 3 contacts?

Thanks
 

Jake

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If the compressor is running and its not cooling, then the compressor is the culprit.

Are you a authorized LG tech that can replace this compressor under warranty?

I know that LG's use a linear compressor, should it have continuity between all 3 contacts?
 
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I know that LG's use a linear compressor, should it have continuity between all 3 contacts?
 

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Anytime!
 

ApplianceFirst

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Sorry I meant to be a little more thorough, was busy. So I cannot do compressor work, I want to learn how, but to the point, I still get calls for fridges and on other compressors, it's always been easier to determine if compressor is bad. If it's start relay or capacitor, fine, but if bad compressor or clog, I have to send the job off.

I have always found it odd that every LG that isn't cooling (I mean like both sides completely warm, not an ice issue) the compressor would always read open at one of the terminals. I guess it makes sense now that I know it only uses 2, thanks to that post.

Appreciate it again Jake. I love learning new things. Now I know something about these LGs I did not before.
 

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Glad to help!
 
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