If your LG refrigerator provides ice function, it may have problems with making ice one day. Most of these problems are resolved quickly if you understand what can stop or slow down ice production. If these manipulations do not work, it may indicate a more serious problem that requires contacting a qualified technician to repair your appliance. As part of the refrigeration system, the evaporator fan motor draws air through the evaporator coils to remove the heat from the air. Depending on the model, the fan motor may also be responsible for circulating the cooled air through the freezer, and refrigerator compartments. When it stops working correctly, the refrigerator is unable to cool down properly.
To check the fan motor:
- Make sure the refrigerator is still turned off.
- Locate the evaporator fan motor. It is in the freezer compartment.
- Check if the fan is overly noisy when operating, and if so, this is a good sign that it should be replaced.
- If it is not noisy, the next thing to do is attempt to turn the fan blade around manually; if you are unable to, then the evaporator fan motor needs to be replaced.
- If you can turn the blade around, then check the motor with the multimeter. If the test shows it has continuity, this means it is working correctly and not the cause of the problem. If the test shows it doesn’t have continuity, you need to replace the motor.
If you’re not able to get the problem resolved with the above troubleshooting tips, have an experienced refrigerator professional to identify the cause. Even if you are successful, it may be wise to upgrade from an older overtired evaporator fan model, to avert future problems. It is necessary to check the sealed system for defects and make sure that the compressor of your LG refrigerator works properly.