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Offline schleven

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Kenmore French door (LG) evap question Me with Pics
« on: July 09, 2017, 09:23:35 PM »

Customer has this French door Kenmore, stand dual evap LG made fridge. Had ERRF about 6 months ago. Was a little iced up.
Just did the same thing today. I opened it up and it's really iced up on top of the fresh food evap. After thawing it, I noticed a little green gook. Wonder if that could be the sign of a tiny Freon leak.  Thoughts?
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Offline dewitt8884

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Re: Kenmore French door (LG) evap question Me with Pics
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 11:17:02 PM »
Is it cooling poorly? You're either looking at the defrost problem...not long enough...and need to update the board or, that linear compressor needs to be replaced.

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Re: Kenmore French door (LG) evap question Me with Pics
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 11:42:27 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  I believe it's cooling properly until it ices up like that. Replacing the board is what you mean when you say update?
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Offline dewitt8884

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Re: Kenmore French door (LG) evap question Me with Pics
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 08:56:41 AM »
Yes, you'd need to replace the board. Typically, the defrost problem will leave the entire evaporator iced up. If you're just getting the top of the evaporator iced up I would recommend you tap into the lines and look at your pressures because that's usually what happens when that compressor goes bad.