Condensation in and outside a refrigerator is an indication of a problem. This article discusses an LG refrigerator condensation problem and what to do.
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LG Refrigerator Has Condensation Inside – What to Do
If you find condensation inside an LG refrigerator that is working correctly, check the door. Start with the gasket to see if it is still sealing tightly. Close the door on a piece of paper and try pulling it out with the door still closed.
If you can pull it out without effort, then you need to replace the gasket. It is leaky and is letting warm air into the refrigerator and cold air out. The moisture in the warm air is causing condensation inside the unit.
If the gasket is not weak, examine the arrangement of the items inside the refrigerator. The poor arrangement of the content, even when the unit is not overstuffed, keeps the door from closing tightly. One or more items may be sticking out of place.
Rearrange the items appropriately, making sure nothing is in the way of the door closing. Additionally, if you overstuffed the unit, remove some of the content to reduce the weight in the unit.
The same applies to items stored in the door; reduce them. They may be weighing the door down and affecting the hinges. And if this is the case, the warm air would enter through the gap created by the slagging hinges even if the gasket is working well.
Avoid storing hot food in the refrigerator. The heat melts the frost, and when this happens, it forms droplets. Allow the food to cool before putting it into the refrigerator.
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If your LG refrigerator has a freezer on the bottom, try not to slam it shut too hard. Otherwise, doing so may cause the door of the refrigerator to open a little. As a result, the frost melts quickly and forms condensation.
Furthermore, check the temperature setting. Ensure it is at the correct point. The freezer should be at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and the refrigerator should be at 37 degrees Fahrenheit. If the setting is higher in any of the compartments, lower it and give the unit some time to adapt to the new temperature setting.
It is also essential to check the refrigerator’s leveling to be sure it is tilting a little to the back. That way, the door closes automatically and seals tightly.
If the weather is hot and humid and the refrigerator is on Energy Saver, deactivate the mode to allow the refrigerator to run continuously. It will also enable the heater in the door mullion to lower condensation, especially between the doors.
Finally, check the defrost drain. If it is covered with ice, defrost the refrigerator manually. Do this by unplugging it, removing and storing the food elsewhere, and leaving the doors open.
Another option is to pour hot water over the drain until the ice melts completely. Using hot water is a faster method, but it may not be as safe as defrosting manually.
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LG Refrigerator Condensation Between Doors – Quick Fix
Check the door mullion. The mullion has a heater that helps keep condensation away from the door panel. So if the mullion is malfunctioning or is defective, you may have to replace it.
Also, check to see if the energy saver mode is on in the refrigerator. If it is, the heater won’t work because it deactivates it. Turn the energy saver off, so the heater comes on and takes care of the condensation issue. When this is done, turn the mode on again.
In addition, opening and closing the doors too often can cause condensation between the doors and other areas of the refrigerator. Keep from opening the door frequently while making sure the door heater is on.
LG Refrigerator Condensation Outside – Solved
The following are the common causes of condensation on the outside of an LG refrigerator:
1. Door Seal
If there is condensation on the outside of your LG refrigerator, check the door seal. If the seal is not working correctly, the cold air inside the refrigerator would easily escape and make the outside of the unit cool.
Warm or humid air outside would condense on the cool body of the unit, forming droplets. Therefore, check to see if the seal is weak or dirty. To determine if it is weak, use the dollar bill trick.
Choose a dollar bill and close the door of the unit on it. Now, try to remove it without opening the door. If the bill comes out without pressure, replace the seal.
Also, if the seal is dirty on inspecting it, clean it with mild soap and warm water. Make sure to clean all the dirt so that the seal can work.
It is equally important to check how well the door shuts. Apart from a leaky or dirty seal, improper leveling can keep the door open. The refrigerator must tilt slightly to the back for the door to shut properly and the seal to work.
Because the body of the refrigerator is typically cooler than the environment in the summer months, you may find condensation on the outside of the unit. The moisture in the air finds it easy to condense on the unit, much like moisture inside the unit.
And if the refrigerator is close to your cooking area, the heat would explain the condensation. If you can move the unit away, it might help with the problem.
However, in this case, the condensation is usually not heavy, so you can handle it by cleaning the moisture. But if the condensation is heavy and nothing else can explain it, report the issue to LG.
Check to see if the energy saver mode of the refrigerator is turned on. If it is, the heater in the door mullion will turn off; that is the default setting. And that would also explain why there is condensation on the doors, especially between them.
Turn the mode off so the heater can become enabled to fix the condensation issue. Afterward, you can turn the energy saver mode back on.
Contact LG Support to report any issue of prolonged condensation. If you want to go independent, chat with our appliance technicians using the chatbox to your right.
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