LG Refrigerator Door [Problems & Solutions]

There are quite a few issues that can develop with an LG refrigerator door, as with other refrigerator doors. Find out how you can fix peculiar issues in this article.

LG Refrigerator Door
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How to Remove an LG Refrigerator Door – Quick Guide

If you are looking for how to remove the door on an LG refrigerator, do the following:

Step 1

Turn off the water valve that supplies water to the refrigerator. Then, make sure there is no water left in the water line of the refrigerator.

Step 2

Disconnect the refrigerator from electric power and empty it of all its contents. It makes the unit easier to move if you have to.

Step 3

At the back of the refrigerator, there is a water line you need to disconnect. So, go to the collet’s top, find a tiny grey clip, and press it. Next, pull the water hose apart.

Then, go to the top of the refrigerator door, unmount the Phillips screw holding the hinge cover in place, and remove it. Afterward, pull out the water line.

Step 4

Disconnect the electrical connections. There are 2 of them, one small 6-pin connector and one large connector. For the small one, depress the tab that secures it and pull the connector away. For the large one, depress the tabs you will find on each end and pull the connector away.

When disconnecting the connections, ensure you don’t tug too hard on the wires so as not to damage them.

Step 5

You need to disconnect the green ground wire at the top of the refrigerator door. Remove the single screw holding it in place with a Phillips head screwdriver and pull out the wire.

Then, turn the lever on the hinge counterclockwise so the hinge is loose. Place a flat-blade screwdriver under the hinge, lift it up, and pull the wires out of its side. Now, you can remove the hinge completely.

Step 6

The left door is free to be removed. Lift it slowly because it is heavy. As you do, loosen it from the bottom hinge and remove the door.

Step 7

Go to the top of the right door, unthread the Philips screw, and lift the cover of the hinge off. Disconnect the wire harnesses, turn the lever on the hinge clockwise and loosen the hinge.

Next, separate the hinge from the wires by pulling them out of its side. Finally, lift off the hinge from its position.

With both hands, slowly lift the right door off the hinge at the bottom and set it aside carefully.

Bottom Freezer Drawer

If you have a bottom freezer refrigerator and you want to remove the door, do the following:

Step 1

Open the drawer fully and remove the bottom shelf underneath the pullout drawer. Grab it with each hand on either side, lift it up, and pull it clear of the support rails. Lay it down somewhere safe.

Lift the basket under it and keep it somewhere safe.

Step 2

With a small Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screws you see on both sides of the outside rail. Then, grab each side of the interior freezer drawer, tilt it, and lift it to clear it off the rails. Place it aside.

Push the extended rails back into position inside the drawer cavity.

Custom Chill Drawer

If you have a 4-door french door LG refrigerator, you may want to remove the custom chill drawer:

Step 1

Pull out the drawer fully and hold each side of the chill bin. Lift and tilt it up to remove it completely.

Step 2

Look to the right of the rail inside. You will see a plug you can disconnect. It connects to the control panel of the custom chill drawer. Press the small tab to its side and disconnect it carefully.

With your two hands, tilt the inside drawer and lift it up to clear it off the rails. Keep it in a safe place.

For a clear demonstration, this video shows steps to remove all doors on an LG 4-door french door refrigerator…

LG Refrigerator Door Adjustment – What to Do

To adjust the door on an LG refrigerator, take the following steps:

Find out why the door needs to be adjusted. Is the refrigerator cabinet uneven or is it just the door?

Leveling the Refrigerator

If the refrigerator itself is uneven, then level it. To do this, remove the grille at the base. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the holding screws to the right and to the left.

There are two leveling screws at the front – to the left and to the right. With a flat-head screwdriver, adjust the leveling screws.

Turn the screws counterclockwise to make the refrigerator lower. That means turning the screws to the right. Alternatively, turn the screws to the left to make the unit higher. That means turning them clockwise.

You may have to turn the screws several times in the desired direction before you get the result you want. But afterward, open the doors to see if they are well adjusted. Also, make sure they close easily after this process.

Use a leveling gauge to check how well you leveled the refrigerator.

Adjusting the Door

If leveling the refrigerator does not fix the door issue, do the following:

Find the adjustable nut at the bottom hinge of the refrigerator door to the right. With the wrench that came with the user manual, turn the nut and adjust the height of the door.

Unthread the keeper nut so that you can easily adjust the adjustment nut. Now, turn the adjustment nut to your right to make the door higher or to your left to make it lower.

Thread the keeper nut to secure the adjustment nut when you have satisfactorily adjusted the door.

This process works for an LG side-by-side refrigerator. For a bottom freezer model, here is how to level the refrigerator…

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LG Refrigerator Door Alarm Keeps Beeping – Solved

Here are steps to fix an LG refrigerator door alarm that keeps beeping:

Step 1

Find the Alarm/Lock key on the control panel on the front of the refrigerator.

Step 2

Press the key just once to stop the alarm from beeping.

The door alarm on an LG refrigerator lets you know when the door has been open for too long. Every couple of seconds, the alarm beeps until you close the door properly.

In other words, closing the door properly stops the beeping of the alarm. However, if you want to stop the alarm from beeping even when the door is open, follow the steps above.

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Note: If you want to lock or disable the door alarm, the steps above also apply.

LG Refrigerator Door Alarm Not Working – Quick Fix

If the door alarm on your LG refrigerator is not working, you may have disabled it. Press the Alarm/Lock key just once and see if the alarm is activated.

If it is not, there may be a fault with the wiring or connection. Contact LG Support to report the issue and request service.

LG Refrigerator Door Closes too Fast – Solution

If the door of an LG refrigerator closes too fast, it means the unit is tilted too far back. Adjust the leveling screws to the right or counterclockwise to lower the refrigerator a little. Then, check the door.

If it still slams too fast, check the items you placed in the door. There may be too many and the weight keeps the door from staying open without help.

Therefore, reduce the items stored in the door and see if it helps fix the problem.

In addition, check the floor. The refrigerator may be level but the floor may be uneven. Use weights to balance the refrigerator if you find that the floor is not even.

LG Refrigerator Does Not Close – How to Fix

The following are possible solutions to an LG refrigerator door that does not close or stay closed:

1. Level the Refrigerator

Consult the user manual f your refrigerator model to determine how to properly level the refrigerator. We have given steps to level a unit in this article.

Additionally, check the floor of the room where the refrigerator stands. If it is not even, use weights to support the feet of the refrigerator and balance it.

Improper leveling and uneven floors can keep the door of a refrigerator from closing. This is because the door tends to hang unevenly, making it difficult to close fully.

2. Clear the Door Bin

Placing too many items in the door weighs it down and keeps it open, even if it is only a little. The door may be misaligned, making it near impossible to close.

Reduce the items in the door bin. Keep as little as possible, with minimal weight, in the door. It may fix the problem.

3. Reposition the Shelves

Check the shelves in the refrigerator to be sure none is sticking out and keeping the door open. The solution may be as simple as just repositioning the shelves and keeping items out of the way.

If you constantly have to open the unit, take things, and replace them, it is highly likely to move the shelves out of position.

4. Tighten Loose Hinges

Frequent use of the refrigerator weakens the hinges. And if you tend to store too many things in the door, it contributes to pulling the hinges out of place.

Therefore, check the door hinges for looseness as this may be the reason why the refrigerator door does not close. You may even have to replace the hinges if there is irreparable damage.

Fixing the door hinges is not an easy task, especially if you do not have the DIY skills. However, if you do, consult the user manual for instructions. And if you don’t, contact LG or any trusted appliance technician.

5. Check the Door Seal

Clean the seal if it is dirty. Dirt caked on the seal keeps the door from sealing tightly. Warm water, soap, and cloth do the job well.

If this does not fix it, check for looseness. If the refrigerator has been in use for quite some time, the seal may have twisted out of shape or come loose.

Sometimes, the fix is as simple as just pushing the seal back into place. Other times, you may have to untwist it slowly before fixing it. However, if your seal needs adhesive or cement, find a professional for the fix.

Finally, if the seal is weak, replace it. You will know it is weak when it cannot successfully hold a sheet or dollar bill in place.

6. Get a New Door

It may be that the entire door needs to go. It may have suffered some damages during movement or some other reason.

If you cannot determine this yourself, hire a qualified appliance technician to take a look at the door. If the door needs to go, consider whether or not it is worth the cost. Then, consider if it is more cost-efficient to buy a new unit.

LG Refrigerator Door Gasket Problems – Quick Fix

The door gasket or seal on an LG refrigerator has 3 common problems: dirt, looseness, and weakness.

If the gasket is dirty, clean it. This is quite simple to do. Mix a little mild soap into warm water and scrub the door gasket with a cloth dipped in the mixture. Scrub until the dirt is gone.

Sometimes, the dirt sticks stubbornly so you may need to place the warm cloth on the areas of stubbornness until the dirt weakens.

Now, if the gasket is loose, fix it. Fortunately, it does not require a complete replacement. You may have to use adhesive to fix it in place or simply push it into position.

But if the gasket is weak or torn, replace it.

If you have a french door model, your refrigerator may have a door mullion. The mullion needs to fold in when the door is open before the door can close properly. And when you shut the door, the mullion flattens out for the seal to work.

LG Refrigerator Door Hard to Open – Quick Fix

If you or someone else opened and closed the door of the refrigerator and there is a time of no activity, the door tends to be a little hard to open. The reason for this is that when you open the door of the unit, warm or humid air enters. And when the air cools, a vacuum is created.

The air pressure of the vacuum needs to equalize before you can open the door again. It is just the way refrigerators work so it is not peculiar or abnormal. Give the unit some minutes before trying again.

But if this is no the case with your refrigerator, then the door seal may be the problem. Debris or dirt on it makes it sticky so it adheres tightly to the door frame. This makes it difficult to open when shut.

Check the seal when you open the door. If you notice dirt on it, clean it with warm soapy water. Do not use an abrasive or harsh soap as it may destroy the seal.

Another factor to check is how you arrange food and other items in your refrigerator. Poor arrangement of items can work in two ways: keep the door from shutting properly or keep it from opening.

Therefore, rearrange the items if it is necessary and make sure none holds the door from opening when you need to use the unit.

It is important to point out here that if you have a new refrigerator, you may find that the door is a little difficult to open. While this is normal, check the leveling and door alignment of the refrigerator. The user manual for the unit comes in handy for door alignment and refrigerator leveling.

LG Refrigerator Door Ice Maker Not Working – How to Fix

If you find that the ice maker in the door of your LG refrigerator is not working, do the following:

1. Adjust the Temperature

The temperature in the freezer should be set at 19 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. For the best result, keep it at -4 degrees Fahrenheit or -20 degrees Celsius.

This is the best temperature range for the ice maker to work. Any temperature setting higher than this interferes with the capacity of the ice maker to produce ice.

2. Turn the Ice Maker On

Make sure the ice maker is on. With the frequent use of the freezer, you may find that the ice maker inadvertently gets turned off.

Just to be sure, take a look at the power switch if it has one. If it is on, turn it off and turn it back on. Then, wait to see if the ice maker kicks into action and makes ice.

3. Check the Water Supply

Take a look at the water line to be sure it is connected and there are no kinks or pinches. This is especially true if the ice maker is newly installed or is recently moved from one place to another.

Next, check the water valve to be sure it is open and water gets into the refrigerator. To verify this, dispense water into a glass. If water flows and the force is good, then the water supply is good.

4. Reset the Ice Maker

There are different types of ice makers that come with LG refrigerators.

Ice Maker with Power Switch

Take the ice bucket out of the refrigerator and check to see if the ice maker is on. Next, lay a towel under the ice maker to catch dripping water while you rest or test the ice maker.

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Then, press the test button on the bottom left side of the ice maker. The button is hidden under the ice tray. Press the button and hold for about three seconds. The ice maker should start turning.

Ice Maker with No Power Switch

Lay a towel under the ice maker for the reset. Now, look to the left side of the ice maker and you will see a tiny hole. Find a tiny piece of metal – a paper clip will do – and stick one end of it into the hole to activate the test mode.

After pressing it for three seconds, the ice maker arm starts to turn. This tells you the ice maker is in good working condition and may start making ice after the reset or test.

It is important to note that you cannot run the test mode twice in a row with this type of ice maker if it is just installed unless you unplug the refrigerator for about thirty seconds. But if the refrigerator has been plugged in for more than two hours, you can run the test several times.

When All Else Fails…

If the reset does not get the ice maker working again, it may mean that the ice maker and refrigerator need to be serviced. Contact LG to request service.

Note: If the refrigerator is new, it needs between 24 and 36 hours for ice production to start. And when it begins making ice, throw out the first few batches because they are not consumable.

LG Refrigerator Door Leaking – What to Do

Check the ice maker and ice bucket if your refrigerator model has an in-door ice maker. There may be a leakage from the bucket or the ice maker is no longer freezing.

You may want to inspect the ice maker and ice bucket. Replace the ice bucket if you notice cracks or any hole in it. And for the ice maker, ensure it is still able to make ice. Otherwise, replace it.

Lower the freezer temperature but not excessively so. It may be that the temperature is higher than the recommended point and the ice is melting. If the set temperature is correct, consider the water filter.

Check the water filter. For models that have the filter in the door, make sure the filter housing is not cracked and the water filter is properly installed. If it is, remove it and check the head for damages. Replace the filter if there is any damage.

Additionally, check the items stored in the door. One or more of them may be dripping or leaking water. This is especially true if you stored a water-laden food item there.

LG Refrigerator Door Latch Broken – How to Fix

If the door latch on an LG refrigerator is broken or worn, the only fix is to replace it entirely. If you are going to replace it yourself, take the following steps:

Step 1

Purchase an original door latch for the LG refrigerator model you own. Get it from LG or any trusted original refrigerator parts dealer.

Step 2

Disconnect the refrigerator from electric power. Do this for any repair that does not require the use of voltage.

Step 3

Remove the door trim and peel the door seal back. Next, remove the retainer of the door seal from the liner on the door.

Step 4

Take a screwdriver and unthread the screw holding the broken door latch in place. Replace it with the new latch. Insert it into the retainer and thread the holding screw back in place.

Step 5

After installing the latch, put the edge of the retainer behind the door frame lip. Next, tuck the spring of the retainer into the slot you will see in the liner of the door. Then, snap the seal retainer into its place.

Step 6

Fix the door trim back and reconnect the refrigerator to electric power. Afterward, check to see if the refrigerator latches properly.

The steps above are for replacing the latch on the right door of an LG refrigerator. To replace the latch on the left door, watch this video…

LG Refrigerator Door Mullion Not Closing – Solved

If the door mullion on an LG refrigerator is not closing, it is probably broken and needs to be replaced.

Here is how to replace the mullion:

Open the door of the freezer fully and flip the mullion out of the way from the door liner. When you do this, you will expose two screws that secure the mullion.

Unthread the screws, hold the top part of the mullion, and bump it up a little from the bottom. Doing this disengages the hinged portion and the tab on the back part of the mounting plate at the center.

Now, pull the mullion out far enough to reach the wire harness. While holding the mullion securely, disconnect the wire harness. Discard the damaged mullion.

Take the new mullion and connect the wire harness to it. Tuck the wire harness back into the opening and line up the mullion. Hen you line it up, ensure the tab on the mounting plate lines up with the projection.

Flip the bottom hinge open and rotate the top hinge so they slide over the projections that hold them. Keep the tab at the center pressed against the door liner as you push it down and ensure the screw holes line up.

Thread the holding screws back into their holes but do not make them too tight. Next, close the door to be sure the mullion lays flat against the door liner. Otherwise, the door won’t close or seal properly.

It may seem like a complicated process to replace the mullion but it is not, as this video demonstrates…

LG Refrigerator Door Making Noise – Quick Fix

Improper door alignment or unit leveling causes the door to make noise. Consult the user manual for the refrigerator to determine how to properly align the doors and level the unit. If the user manual is not available, contact LG Support for assistance.

The noise could be coming from the door hinges if they are dry. If you suspect this, get a food-grade silicone grease and apply some to the hinges. It will lubricate them and reduce friction, thereby quietening the noise. Cooking oil also works if the grease is not readily available.

If you have an LFX, LFC, or LMX model, the door of the refrigerator has a latch on the underside of it. If it is dirty, it makes a noise. Therefore, find the latch and clean it before applying the silicone to it.

LG Refrigerator Door Not Closing Automatically – Solutions

The following are possible solutions to an LG refrigerator door not closing automatically:

Check the Food Load

The door may be overloaded with too many items. Reduce the items stored on the door bins and see if it helps with the door.

Check the Refrigerator Leveling and Alignment

Uneven floors interfere with how the door closes. If the floor on which the refrigerator stands is uneven, the refrigerator won’t be balanced so gravity cannot pull the door shut automatically.

Leveling the refrigerator helps to tilt it back a little so that when the door opens at an angle less than 90 degrees, it can shut automatically.

Furthermore, aligning the doors so that their height is equal helps them close automatically. However, this applies only if the doors are out of alignment.

Find the adjustment screw under the door with the alignment problem and turn it clockwise or right to raise. Turn it counterclockwise or left to lower it.

Here is a video showing how to fix the door problem…

LG Refrigerator Door Opens too Far – Solved

Fix an LG refrigerator door that opens too far by doing any of the following:

Check for Doorstops

Some refrigerators have automatic doorstops so that they don’t open at an angle more than 130 degrees. If this angle is too wide for you, check the user manual for the refrigerator to see if the doorstop can be adjusted.

If this feature is not applicable to your refrigerator, contact LG Support to find out if you can get a doorstop kit.

Use Your Own Doorstop

If your refrigerator model does not have a doorstop and LG has no kit for it, consider making your own. You can improvise with traditional stops or make one with items around your home.

If using traditional doorstops and floor stops does not work, consider placing pieces of soft furniture in the way so that they can keep the door from swinging too wide.

Check for Door Reversion

Can the door of your refrigerator be reversed? The user manual of the refrigerator will tell whether or not this is possible.

You may not have this problem if you have an LG french door refrigerator model. This is because the doors are typically narrow, making it hard to open too far and hit anything. However, you can still check to see if they are reversible.

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LG Refrigerator Pops Open – Quick Fix

If an LG refrigerator door pops open, especially when the other refrigerator door is closed, consider how long it holds open. That will tell you whether or not it is a fault.

As you close the door, it draws excess air in and traps it. The excess air looks for a way out so exerts pressure and pushes the other door open to escape. The door popping open is only momentary so is normal.

However, if the door you close pops open, check the door seal. It may be dirty or weak. Additionally, something may be pushing it open from the inside.

Clean the door seal if it is dirty. Use warm water, mild soap, and cloth. Wipe it dry after cleaning so the moisture does not freeze and cause door problems.

But if the seal is weak, the adherence level has dropped so it needs a replacement. It cannot be fixed otherwise.

LG Refrigerator Door Panel Not Working – Solved

The control lock may be activated if the buttons on the control panel on an LG refrigerator door do not respond. Most models have a button to lock or unlock the controls on the panel.

Find the button on the panel, press it, and hold it for about 3 seconds. Some features on the panel need the button to be held down for longer than 3 seconds before they begin to function. So, hold the button for longer if some features remain unresponsive.

You may want to reset the control panel. To do this, open the refrigerator’s right door and press both the Ice Plus and Refrigerator buttons at the same time. Hold them for about 5 seconds. You will hear a beep from the panel as it displays the set temperature, confirming the reset.

LG Refrigerator Door Switch Not Working – Solution

If the door switch on an LG refrigerator is not working, activate it and test it with a multimeter to check for continuity. If there is no continuity or resistance, replace the switch.

To replace the switch, do the following:

Disconnect the refrigerator from electric power and find the cover of the door hinge. Unthread the single screw holding it in place and lift the cover off.

Next, disconnect the wire harness of the door switch, release the retaining tabs, and pull out the defective switch.

Set the new switch into the slot and push it into place. Now, connect the harness to the switch, open the door of the refrigerator, and set the cover of the hinge in its position, snapping it in. Then, secure it with the screw.

Finally, reconnect the refrigerator to electric power and see if the switch is working.

Are LG Refrigerator Doors Reversible?

LG refrigerator doors are reversible. The same is true for most refrigerators. Even if a refrigerator does not come equipped for door reversion, fixing some hardware to the door can make it reversible.

Here is a video showing how to reverse a top mount LG refrigerator door…

Are LG Refrigerator Doors Magnetic?

Some LG refrigerator doors are magnetic. But most of them are not magnetic. Magnets will only stick to the sides of the doors.

The reason for this is they are made of stainless steel which is not magnetic. However, some models are made of steel that has a high concentration of iron. So they readily accept magnets.

LG Refrigerator Condensation Between Doors – How to Fix

If the refrigerator is on Energy Saver mode, it turns off the heater in the door mullion. The heater keeps condensation from forming between the doors.

Turn off the energy saver mode so the heater can come on and take care of the condensation. The heater is most useful in humid areas or months when the sun is intense.

But if the energy saver mode is on yet condensation is forming between the doors, the environment may be too humid and hot. Humid air carries moisture that can condense on the refrigerator, including between the doors.

Clean the moisture manually if the heater cannot keep up. And if you tend to cook regularly, the heat can contribute to a buildup of condensation. Keep this in mind.

Additionally, consider the door seal. If it is worn or not sealed tightly, it can cause condensation. You may have to replace it.

How to Replace the Water Line in an LG Refrigerator Door

To replace the water line in an LG refrigerator door, take the following steps:

Step 1

Defrost the refrigerator and turn the shut-off valve off in order to cut off the water supply to the refrigerator. Disconnect the refrigerator from electric power.

Step 2

Remove the drip tray by pressing it downwards and sliding it out. Put it aside and slide a small knife into the space between the dispenser’s bottom and its outer cover plate. Move it a little to the side so that the lower edge comes out.

Push the knife further under the cover plate and pop it outwards to release the retaining tabs. Next, slide the cover plate up and out to release it from the top tabs.

You will see the wire harness close to the top. Release the locking plug and remove the harness so that the cover plate is completely free.

Step 3

Disconnect the 2 locking tabs to the left and right of the dispenser, pull the dispenser down gently, and find the water line. Turn the dispenser upwards and push its top edge into the cavity to get it out of the way.

Step 4

Trace the water line up to where it is held by a support bracket. The bracket is in the space by the dispenser opening’s right side. When you find it, unthread the screw holding the bracket and loosen it so that you can remove the water line.

Now, go under the refrigerator, locate the water line, and pull it toward you as far as it can go. Hook two fingers around the water line connector’s back and with your thumb, depress the locking ring close to the end inward.

This releases the old line so slide it out. Then, hold the end protruding from the dispenser, lift the dispenser, and pull it out completely out of the door.

Step 5

Take the new water line and insert it into the hole under the refrigerator door. It is beside the left hinge at the bottom. Feed the line up the space until it appears in the dispenser cavity. Next, fix it into the retaining hole in the bracket to secure it.

Now, pull it downwards from the opening at the bottom until the excess vanishes. Then, set the bracket back into position and thread the mounting screw back.

Fix the dispenser and cover plate back into their places by retracing your steps.

Note: Some models have the water line going through the top hinge on the left door.

LG Refrigerator Leaking Water from Dispenser – What to Do

If you find that the water dispenser in an LG refrigerator is leaking water, do the following:

  • Level the refrigerator
  • Check the dispenser flap
  • Release trapped air in the water line

Fixing any or all of these issues solves the problem of water leaking from the dispenser, as this article explains.

How to Replace Spring in LG Refrigerator Door

To replace the spring in an LG refrigerator door, do the following:

Step 1

Unplug the refrigerator from the wall outlet. If you cannot reach it, turn off the circuit breaker that controls the refrigerator.

Step 2

Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the 2 middle screws on the door hinge. They secure the mullion to the door frame.

There is a small plastic piece close to the bottom of the mullion. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, gently push the piece out. You may find this a little difficult but don’t force it.

Step 3

Lift the mullion carefully to guide it off the bottom and top hinges. Close to the bottom of the hinge, slide the spring into the holes created for it. Now, guide the mullion back onto the hinges. As you do so, make sure the spring slides into the holes securely.

Step 4

Fix the small plastic piece back on the mullion and snap it into place. Thread the 2 screws to the door hinge in the middle and plug the refrigerator back into the wall outlet.

LG Refrigerator Light Stays On When Door Is Closed – Quick Fix

There is a design defect with some LG refrigerators that lead to the lights staying on even with the doors closed.

The problem is likely to stem from the main control board and replacing it may fix the problem. However, it is best to report the issue to LG Support or hire an appliance technician to figure out the origin of the problem and fix it.

This defect presents a fire hazard and food contamination so should be handled as quickly as possible.

LG Refrigerator Mold on Door Seal – Solved

Clean the door seal with warm water and detergent to remove the mold. Make sure to cover your nose and wear washable gloves.

Scrubs the seal to remove dirt and other debris on it. If there are hard-to-reach crevices, use an old toothbrush to clean them.

After a thorough cleaning, dry the seal completely with s dry cloth. Remove every trace of moisture as this is the origin of the mold.

Closing and opening the refrigerator door lets in warm air laden with moisture. The moisture may settle on the seal as well as other interior parts of the unit. Over time, food crumbs and other debris adhere to the seal and create a breeding ground for microbes. Hence, the mold.

Note: You can use bleach or hydrogen peroxide to take care of the mold after cleaning with water and soap.

LG Refrigerator Noise Stops When Door Opens – How to Fix

The evaporator fan is faulty or has a buildup of ice around it if you have this problem. Typically, the fan stops whenever you open the door of the freezer. So if the noise stops when you open the door, check the evaporator fan.

Defrost the unit manually if it has no automatic defrost system. This should take care of the problem. But if it has an automatic defrost system, then allow the defrost cycle to run and see if the noise stops.

However, if the defrost cycle doesn’t fix the noise, run a manual defrost on the unit. Afterward, troubleshoot the defrost components to find and fix the faulty ones.


LG refrigerator door problems usually have easy fixes. There are many resources online and in the refrigerator user manual that help with such issues. This is because most of them are common so already have solutions.

In the event of not finding the right fit for your LG refrigerator door problem in this article, contact LG Support and request assistance. You also have the option of using any of our appliance technicians. You can chat with them without booking an appointment.

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