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LFX28978ST LG Refrigerator - Instructions

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Remove and replace light switch
Video makes it look easy. Kenmore refrigerator does not have "groove" along the right hand side of switch that allows for pushing down on release. Used a thin screwdriver to get under to push while holding switch edge with pliers. Kept slipping. Tape sides to avoid scratching inside of refrigerator.
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Refrigerator Door Switch
  • Debbie from Waltham, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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The factory door gasket was split and needed replacing
I pulled the gasket off and installed the new one. It was very easy. All I had to do was to push the new gasket in place in the grooves in the door. The gasket I received was identical to the one I replaced.
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Door Gasket - Gray - Right Side
  • Carl from LAKE WYLIE, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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replace leaking water inlet valve assembly
1. Shut off water to refrigerator. 2. Removed bottom sheet metal cover (6 screws). 3. Removed leaking water inlet valve assembly from refrigerator (1 screw). 4. Remove water inlet tube (loosen nut) and tube back to refrigerator (pull from water valve after remove cotter pin washer). 5. Detach two electrical wire harnesses. 6. Install new water inlet valve assembly to refrigerator (1 screw). 7. Replace both water tubes to water inlet assembly. 8. Re-attach both wiring harnesses. 9. Turn water to refrigerator on. 10. Check for leaks. 11. Re-attach bottom sheet cover (6 screws).
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Water Inlet Valve Assembly
  • Richard from JACKSONVILLE, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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My nephew accidentally forced the door closed last year, which resulted in the door having to be re closed manually folding back the flap. Ugh!
Unscered 2 screws, unplug electrical connection under the screws, slide her flap into grooves, realign screw holes , and rescrew in. Done.
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Door Mullion - Grey
  • Tiziana from WARWICK, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Broken Door Mullion Spring
Had to buy the entire door mullion because the spring broke, wasn't happy. Got the new part very quickly and it was a new replacement part number. Somewhat tentative. Took it out of the box and looked it over. No spring! Groan! Thought I got the wrong part. Flipped the bottom hinge and it snapped open, no need for a spring! Two screws, disconnect the wire harness, throw away the old, get new, connect the wire harness, connect hinges, put in two screws! Super easy. Watch the video for some pointers along the way.
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PLATE ASSEMBLY,FRONT
  • Maurice from SEATTLE, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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torn right hand door gasket
So easy I couldn't believe I'd done it so quickly. Two minutes from start to finish. Pull the old one off and press the new one in.
Parts Used:
Door Gasket - Gray - Right Side
  • Wallace from AUSTIN, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Ice maker stopped working
Replace the ice container. There was a break in one of the things that held it in.
Parts Used:
Ice Bin Assembly
  • Linda from BEAVERCREEK, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Spring on door closer broke
Found the broken spring; matched it with parts diagram. Googled for sources via part number. Selected this site because it had best deal - price, availability, shipping. Part arrived as predicted; installed it in 2 minutes. Job done. Door now works.
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Refrigerator Spring
  • Charles R from FAIRFAX, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
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Replace Thermistor in back of freezer
Turn off power, remove upper and lower drawers (may need to open upper refrigerator doors to remove large freezer bin,) remove drawer supports (upper and lower), remove rear freezer panel (trick is to loosen 4 screws on fan bumpout to get the panel to come free from the freezer side wall), test thermistor with multimeter (should have continuity or near zero resistance across 2 orange fuse wires) before cutting zip ties, cut zip ties holding Thermistor in place, remove old Thermistor, install new Thermistor, install new zip ties, replace rear freezer panel, install upper and lower drawer supports, install drawers, turn on power, should be fixed if error code doesn't return after 6 hours.
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Temperature Sensor
  • Scott from JUPITER, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Old gasket had split.
Used putty knife to pry out the old gasket, pressed new one in place. Very easy, done quickly. About 10 minutes.
Parts Used:
Door Gasket - Gray - Right Side
  • William from JOHNSON CITY, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Door flap spring
Insert the top first and then twist to insert bottom
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Mullion Spring
  • Claudio from YONKERS, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
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Very bad noise which stopped when the door was opened
The Refrigerator now runs very quite.
After watching several videos I started on mine and found that it was a bit different than any in the videos. However all but the back panel was shown and that was helpful.
The back panel was a bit difficult but a hair dryer seemed to help .
All in all it was a good choice to do it myself as it was done quicker than waiting on a repair man.
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FAN ASSEMBLY Evaporator Fan Motor
  • Rick from CLEVELAND, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Ice despencer push button broke
Used a little screwdriver to pry the part over and slip it into the holes on the sides. It took longer to find the right screwdriver than to put the part in.
Parts Used:
BUTTON ASSEMBLY
  • Donna from ROSEVILLE, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fridge light would not come on.
After watching a few iTunes videos I was able to order the light switch from part select and within a week I had the new switch. I had a little trouble getting the switch out. I used a flat screw driver and taped around the edge to keep from damaging the wall inside. I found the clip on the right side and had to use some force to get it popped out, you may need to use pliers to disconnect the switch.
Parts Used:
Refrigerator Door Switch
  • Grace from GALLOWAY, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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I received the glass shelf for my refrigerator totally shattered!
When I sent an email about this and asked for a replacement, I was told I would need to send it back. I wrote back and reiterated that the glass was shattered and did they really want me to send it back. I again said just send me the replacement. Instead I got a response that sending it back was not necessary but that I would receive a refund and would need to reorder the part again. The part was $47.91 when I first purchased it. Now to reorder it is $54.98. I saved it in my shopping cart so I can shop around before purchasing this again. I am disgusted that I need to go through this again and now at a higher price. I have more parts to order but am reconsidering do so.
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Glass Shelf
  • Yvette from RCH CUCAMONGA, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
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