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LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« on: June 01, 2014, 07:13:07 AM »
Model: 79577542600

Sears LG made French door fridge has a broken wire/wires in the door.  I'm not sure what to do on this one and could use some help :-\

The break is somewhere inside the door.  Can I snake new wires?  If I take apart the door can I get far enough to get to the wiring harness?  Can I buy just the wire harness?  If I buy the whole door does it come with the harness and gasket and straight swap?  Ugh...

This one has a spring covering the water line on top at the hinge into the door so not sure how to handle that if I have to swap the door.

First time I've run into this so could use any advice... :thanks:

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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 01:14:41 PM »
the last one I had with broken wire in door I had to replace door assy the one I changed came complete but no door gasket

230B
on diagram
 Door assembly   
PART NUMBER: 3581JA8808E
 
hope this helps
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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 01:17:16 PM »
Door. Are you getting an er co or what.

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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 01:23:23 PM »
I had no error code if I remember it was a year ago it was dispenser not working tried to get harness but no such part came complete with water line and wiring but for the life of me can not remember a error codee
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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 01:29:01 PM »
That will Not cause an error code:)

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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 03:02:31 PM »
I have no error code just blank display.

Customer called and said they had no display.  I figured bad board.  No go.

I wiggled the wires at the top of the door and got power and was able to use current control...then out again.

I have voltage after the connection at the top hinge but nothing to the display.  I didn't ohm each wire. 

You think the new door and re-use the gasket will do it?

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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 04:28:49 PM »
Yes if in good condition

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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 04:40:46 PM »
Lets just hope the new door matches the old... Stainless steel doors don't always match when replaced. Make the customer aware.

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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 05:01:03 PM »
Will do...Thank You!

What do I do about the water line?  I didn't see a disconnect when I was there.  I very well could have overlooked it though :embarassed:

If I peel back that spring cover will I see the water line connect?

Thank you guys!  I know I sound like an idiot...my wife would agree...I just haven't had to deal with this problem yet so need a little hand holding.

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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 08:20:15 PM »
no questions are dumb. water line runs through top of cabinet to the rear with a sharkbite 90 degree fitting. 10-4 on the stainless. goodluck if they smoke lol

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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2014, 07:34:48 AM »
Awesome!  Thanks Guys!

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Re: LG Fridge with broken wire in the door
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 08:46:30 AM »
Hi Rego, I am having a very similar problem. It seems like one of the wires developed a short from opening and closing the door. My early warning signs was when it started tripping the GFI every time we opened the door.

A month or two later and the dispenser stopped working and the ice maker wasn't making any ice. While troubleshooting, I noticed that the green light on the ice maker would turn on or off depending on the position that I held the door in. Of course when it gets near the closed position, it is off.

I spent a couple days last week searching for the wire harness that connects under the hinge cover and feeds into the door, but could not find it. I started disassembling the door this weekend thinking that maybe I could separate the inner plastic shell from the door so that I could get at the wires and just bypass the broken wire, but that proved to be a dead end. It appears that even with all of the screws out, the inner shell does not separate from the door. I thought maybe if I remove the door gasket that it may reveal more screws, but decided against it since doing so may have damaged the gasket.

I may try drilling and fishing wires to see if I can manage a cheap fix (it's my fridge), because from what I can tell a new door is going to set me back about $500 and may not match the other door.

Did you end up going that route or did you try fishing some wires?

 

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