Why Is My LG Fridge Not Cooling but the Freezer Works?

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If you're experiencing an issue with your LG Appliances  or fridge where it's not cooling, but not need  freezer Repair, it could be due to a few different issues. To help troubleshoot and find the cause of why your fridge isn't cooling properly, read on to learn more possible causes and solutions.

  • Check the temperature settings

    Check the temperature settings

    The first step to solving your cooling issue should be to check the temperature settings. Depending on the model of your LG refrigerator, you can adjust the refrigerator Repair and freezer temperatures in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. Make sure both are set correctly, as an incorrect setting can prevent correct cooling. Also, be sure that the refrigerator thermostat isn't set too high, as this could be causing your refrigerator to stay too warm.

    If the temperature settings appear to be set correctly, the next thing you should do is inspect the condenser coils. If there's dirt and debris on the coils, it can block proper airflow and prevent your LG refrigerator from cooling properly. Make sure that all visible parts of the condenser coils are wiped clean. If necessary, you can use a coil brush and vacuum to thoroughly clean the hidden areas of the coils. Once you've cleaned them, try turning your fridge back on and checking the temperature again.

  • Clean the condenser coils

    Clean the condenser coils

    Dirty condenser coils can cause your LG fridge not to cool properly. To clean them, turn the unit off and unplug it. Remove the access panel on the bottom of the fridge and vacuum out any dirt or dust from the condenser coils. Be sure to be gentle so as not to damage any components. Once done, replace the access panel and plug the fridge back in, then wait a few hours for proper cooling to return before checking temperatures again.

    If cleaning the condenser coils doesn't fix the problem, you may need to check or replace the temperature control. The temperature control is located at the rear of the unit and needs to be in working order for proper cooling. If it appears to be damaged, you’ll need to replace it with a new one following all safety precautions. Finally, always keep an eye on any mechanical parts behind the refrigerator and make sure to contact a professional if needed. By taking these steps and regularly checking up on your LG fridge, you can help maximize its lifespan so that you can continue to enjoy cold beverages during hot summer days.

  • Check the evaporator fan and examine the cooling fins of the compressor

    Faulty evaporator fans can prevent the air inside the LG fridge from cooling properly. Checking that it is running correctly by gently pressing the center of it and listening for a humming noise. If there is no sound, replace the fan as soon as possible. Also, examine the cooling fins of your fridge's compressor for blocked airflow which is often caused by dust or other debris. If found, use a brush and vacuum cleaner to remove any blockages and ensure optimal cooling once again.

    Check the evaporator fan
  • Ensure nothing is blocking the air flow at the back of your fridge

    Ensure nothing is blocking the air flow at the back of your fridge

    To ensure optimal cooling performance, check the back of your fridge for any items that may be blocking vents or the air flow. If any items are found, move them away from your fridge to restore proper air circulation and cooling. Additionally, check that the gasket seal is free from fractures or tears as these can restrict airflow and make it more difficult to keep a proper temperature inside your fridge.

    To further investigate the issue, examine your fridge's compressor and condenser coils. Both should ensure that the appliance runs efficiently to maintain an even temperature. If these are clogged with dirt or debris, they can cause your fridge not to cool properly. To clean them, use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment, working from left to right until you have removed all of the dirt and debris from both parts of the appliance. This can help restore proper cooling in your refrigerator.

  • Check if there is an issue with the thermostat or a sensor in your LG fridge’s control panel

    One potential cause of an LG fridge not cooling could be a thermostat or sensor malfunction within the control panel. To confirm this as the root of your problem, use a multimeter or voltage tester to check if there is power going to your fridge’s thermostat and sensors. If they aren’t receiving power, then it could be a wiring or connection issue with the interior components.

    Before doing any further troubleshooting with the wires, unplug your LG fridge for at least five minutes. Then, plug it back in and observe if the cooling system starts working again. If the issue persists, then the temperature sensors may be dirty or corroded due to gunk buildup resulting from moisture or humidity. You will need to clean them off accordingly to restore a connection between them and other components of the fridge so that it can cool properly. If this checkup fails to resolve the issue, then it’s advised to have a trained technician inspect and repair any wire or component damage within your fridge’s interior before resuming use.

    LG fridge control panel
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    Is it time to defrost?

    If your LG fridge isn't cooling but the freezer still works, you may have a problem with your vents or evaporator coils. If the freezer is at its proper temperature, but ice is forming in the wrong places such as around vents or on the evaporator coils, it can cause your refrigerator section to become too warm.

  • Have you overpacked the freezer?

    Is your LG fridge not cooling but the freezer is still running properly? There could be a few reasons why this may be happening. The most common reason is an overpacked freezer. When the freezer is filled with too many items, it restricts the airflow, causing your fridge to work harder than it should and eventually fail to cool properly. To fix this problem, simply make sure that there is ample space in your freezer for air to circulate properly. If your LG fridge isn't cooling, but the freezer is still working, it could be due to a blocked vent between the two compartments. If you have too many items in the freezer blocking the airflow from the freezer to the refrigerator, cold air won't be able to reach the fridge and this can cause it to not cool correctly.

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