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LG Refrigerator Not Cold Enough

LFX25960ST

The 9 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Refrigerator not cold enough are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

Other Causes and Conditions

Condenser Coils are Dirty

If the refrigerator is not cold enough the condenser coils may be dirty. The condenser is like a radiator and must stay clean in order to dissipate the heat which was removed from the inside of the refrigerator. As the coils get dirtier the refrigerator becomes less efficient, which makes it work harder to cool down. If the coils are dirty enough, the unit will never be cold enough and will not be able to cool the inside of the refrigerator to the proper temperature.

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Condenser Fan Motor - Part # 1267566 Mfg Part # 4681JB1029D

Condenser Fan Motor

RepairClinic Item # 1267566

If the refrigerator is not cold enough there might be something caught in the condenser fan motor blade, or the condenser fan motor might be defective. The condenser fan motor draws air over the condenser coils to cool them. The condenser fan motor is located underneath the refrigerator near the back. Pull the refrigerator out from the wall and remove the access panel to access it.

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Start Relay - Part # 1268267 Mfg Part # 6748C-0002C

Start Relay

RepairClinic Item # 1268267

If the refrigerator is not cold enough, the start relay may be defective. The start relay is a small device mounted to the side of the compressor. It provides power to the run winding along with the start winding for a split second at start-up to help get the compressor started. If the start relay is defective the compressor may run intermittently or not at all and the refrigerator will not get cold enough. The start relay should be replaced if defective.

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Start Relay

RepairClinic Item # 1268269

If the refrigerator is not cold enough, the start relay may be defective. The start relay is a small device mounted to the side of the compressor. It provides power to the run winding along with the start winding for a split second at start-up to help get the compressor started. If the start relay is defective the compressor may run intermittently or not at all and the refrigerator will not get cold enough. The start relay should be replaced if defective.

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Thermistor - Part # 1268225 Mfg Part # 6500JB2001B

Thermistor

RepairClinic Item # 1268225

If the refrigerator is not cold enough the thermistor might be defective. The thermistor is a sensor which monitors the air temperature. It is connected to the control board. If the thermistor is defective the refrigerator does not cool or may cool continuously.

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Thermistor - Part # 1397512 Mfg Part # EBG31940225

Thermistor

RepairClinic Item # 1397512

If the refrigerator is not cold enough the thermistor might be defective. The thermistor is a sensor which monitors the air temperature. It is connected to the control board. If the thermistor is defective the refrigerator does not cool or may cool continuously.

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Thermistor - Part # 3315010 Mfg Part # 6749C-0014E

Thermistor

RepairClinic Item # 3315010

If the refrigerator is not cold enough the thermistor might be defective. The thermistor is a sensor which monitors the air temperature. It is connected to the control board. If the thermistor is defective the refrigerator does not cool or may cool continuously.

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Compressor - Part # 1266950 Mfg Part # 2521C-A7256

Compressor

RepairClinic Item # 1266950

If the refrigerator is not cold enough, the compressor might be defective. The compressor is a motor which compresses the refrigerant and circulates the refrigerant through the evaporator and condenser coils. There are several other components which are more likely to be defective if the compressor doesn't work. If the compressor itself is defective a licensed professional will need to replace it.

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Main Control Board - Part # 1463582 Mfg Part # EBR34917104

Main Control Board

RepairClinic Item # 1463582

If the refrigerator is not cold enough the main control board might be defective. This is not common. Check the defrost system, cooling fans, and cooling controls first.

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