LG Refrigerator Cooling Issues: Linear Compressor Repair

Has your LG refrigerator abruptly stopped cooling in both the refrigerator and freezer sections? This is a rather common problem associated with LG Linear Compressor, which plays a pivotal role in the cooling process. We’ll guide you through identifying the issue, seeking professional assistance, and getting your refrigerator back to its optimal cooling performance.

The LG Linear Compressor

At the core of your LG refrigerator’s cooling system lies the Linear Compressor, a critical component responsible for maintaining the ideal temperature in both compartments. Over time, however, the Linear Compressor can encounter problems, leading to sudden cooling disruptions.

Identifying the Issue

When your LG refrigerator’s cooling suddenly falters, consider the following steps to identify potential problems:

  1. Check for Excessive Frost: Inspect both the refrigerator and freezer sections for excessive frost buildup. Frost accumulation could indicate a deeper issue within the cooling system.
  2. Reset the Refrigerator: Unplug the refrigerator from the power source for about 5 minutes. This simple reset can help address any software glitches that might affect the cooling system.
  3. Observe Over a Few Hours: Plug the refrigerator back in after the reset and give it a few hours. Sometimes, temperature fluctuations can be temporary. Keep an eye on whether the temperatures start to normalize.

Please note that if these steps don’t resolve the issue, it’s time to seek professional assistance for a thorough diagnosis.

Seeking Professional Assistance

  1. Contact Us for Diagnosis: If your refrigerator’s cooling issues persist, it’s time to contact our professional team. Our skilled technicians at First Choice Appliance are equipped to perform a thorough diagnosis to pinpoint the root cause accurately.
  2. Leave the Refrigerator On: To diagnose the issue reliably, it’s essential to keep the refrigerator plugged in and running for at least 24 hours. This allows our technicians to gather comprehensive data about the cooling performance.
  3. Expert Diagnosis: Our technicians will examine every aspect, including the Linear Compressor, to determine the exact problem. Their expertise ensures an accurate diagnosis, saving you time and frustration.
  4. Professional Linear Compressor Repair: If the Linear Compressor is identified as the culprit, our team will guide you through the process of seeking warranty coverage from LG for the replacement part. While LG typically covers parts, the labor costs are often not included.
  5. Restored Cooling Performance: Once we replace the Linear Compressor, your LG refrigerator will regain its cooling efficiency, ensuring your food stays fresh and safe.


Sudden cooling issues in both compartments of LG refrigerator do happen. By seeking professional assistance, and leaving the diagnostic work to experts, you’ll be well on your way to resolving the issues. Remember that First Choice Appliance repair service is here to ensure your refrigerator functions optimally once again.

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