LG Refrigerator Does Not Refrigerate
Has your refrigerator stopped getting cold? Is it warm at best? Does the food perish rapidly? Is your freezer seldom frosty? These are the signs of a failing refrigerator, but it can be working again. LG refrigerators in the French door and side-by-side types are infamous for having this problem, but other manufacturers also report issues. River City Appliance has the response for you if your refrigerator doesn’t stay frosty.
It is Probably the Compressor
The refrigerator requires a part called the compressor. As the name suggests, it compresses the fluid that makes your refrigerator work. A thermostat turns the compressor on and off, based on the inside temperature of the fridge. If the compressor gets weak, your refrigerator gets warmer, no matter how much you change the thermostat.
Typically, a refrigerator compressor should endure approximately 10 years. When the refrigerator coils are left really dusty or the refrigerator is in a tight area with little air flow for the heat generated by the compressor to dissipate, then the machine is likely to die after only 5-7 years. Scheduled cleaning of the coils and maintaining air flow around the refrigerator may help it last from 15-20 years.
When Compressors Quit Working Correctly
Failing compressors need changing. Before River City Appliance replaces a compressor, we always look for other reasons why the fridge might not be working. A faulty thermostat or leaking refrigerator seals can also cause cooling worries. LG refrigerators in the French door and side-by-side models are known to have this issue, so River City Appliance consistently stocks LG refrigerator parts on hand at our warehouse.