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bethany14 02-21-2007 12:10 PM

LG refrigerator sounds like dirt bike
 
When the motor starts up it sounds like a fan is loaded down...but it's not all the time. Sometimes it just hums, but sometimes it fires up quite loudly. My hubby pulled her out and cleaned behind it, but said he couldn't figure anything out...so, like always it's up to me to figure it out! I haven't even pulled it out, I've been keeping busy with other fun stuff...but I really need to figure this out! I keep picturing a dead mouse in there somewhere-:eek: -entirely possible. I have consulted the manual, which mentioned the condenser coil may need periodic cleaning, but the drawing it refers to doesn't show the guts:confused: . I'd like to have an idea of what I'm going for before I get myself into trouble here...:D

glennjanie 02-21-2007 02:35 PM

Check out the links in ApplianceGuy's site. I found the exact problem we were having with our LG dryer and exactly how to fix it.
Glenn

glennjanie 02-21-2007 04:59 PM

Sorry, his name is Jeff1
Glenn

jeff1 02-22-2007 05:03 AM

Hi,

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LG refrigerator
Model#?

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When the motor starts up it sounds like a fan is loaded down
Most frost free refrigerators have two fans...one in the freezer ( evaporator fan motor ) and one beside the compressor ( condensor fan motor ). The noise is more noticable outside the refrigerator than inside the refrigerator?

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.but it's not all the time.
Intermittant problems are the worst. You almost have to be right there when it happens to catch what/where the noise is comming from, tough to do sometimes.

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I keep picturing a dead mouse in there somewhere
Yuuuuck! ;)

jeff.

bethany14 02-22-2007 08:11 AM

Hi Jeff, I was hoping to see you here :)
It's LRFC22750TT

Noise is louder inside, near the bottom. It's loud in the fridge inside, but much louder in the freezer drawer which is on the bottom. It sounds like it's coming from the top of the bottom third, if that makes sense. We don't use the ice maker, never hooked it up, but it almost sounds like it's coming from near the ice-tray. Of course it immediately slows to a stop when you open the door so you have to be quick about ID'ing the source of noise. It vaguely reminds me of a card in a bike wheel--which is why I imagine a wee mousey--ugh.

I've been to the LG site, and their trouble-shooting program ran me in disappointing circles. I shouldn't jump to criticize the LG site itself, it could very well be 'operator error' :o I've combed my manual, no diagnostics, trouble-shooting or even a diagram for the guts.

jeff1 02-23-2007 05:45 AM

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LRFC22750TT
May be too new?!? Won't even come up on the LG parts breakdown, closest that would work for me was LRFC22750ST

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Noise is louder inside, near the bottom. It's loud in the fridge inside, but much louder in the freezer drawer which is on the bottom
Evaporator fan motor is inside the freezer ( behind the false back wall ), this circulates the air in the freezer and blows the cold air from the freezer into the fresh food section.
Try talking to local LG servicer or LG themselves as some have been having problems with ice building up on the evaporator fan blade which causes noises or stops the fan from working...have your model and serial #'s ready.
The repair ( so far ) has been a new control board.

jeff.

bethany14 03-08-2007 11:27 AM

Good news! It took me a while to address the issue b/c a)needed a couple cold days I could store fridge/freezer contents outside b)needed a couple days that I could leave the machine pulled out wide open and sprawled in our teeny kitchen.
Anyway, finally did. When I cleared everything out of the freezer I noticed LOADS of ice on the back wall, where the evaporator fan motor is. So, all I did was let it melt off! She's purring like a kitty now :p Wahoo!!! Will probably need to do it again in another year or so, but it's fairly easy maintenance that doesn't require a visit from the fridge doc, and I am SO ok with that!
Thanks!

jeff1 03-08-2007 02:47 PM

Hope it doesn't come back sooner....if it does, talk to LG as this has happened on many of them.

Thankx for the update.

jeff.

AndyD5 04-05-2007 01:18 PM

just for some who may not know you can get that problem too when your kids leave soda in the freezer and it explodes.

jeff1 04-05-2007 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by AndyD5 (Post 9014)
just for some who may not know you can get that problem too when your kids leave soda in the freezer and it explodes.


:eek: :eek: :eek: :D

jeff.


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