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How to Clean LG French Door Refrigerator Coils

Cleaning your refrigerator coils regularly is one of the easiest ways to maintain your refrigerator’s function and extend its lifespan. But this task doesn’t seem so easy when you don’t know where to start. Learn how to clean LG French door refrigerator coils in 5 simple steps.

Why You Should Clean Your Refrigerator Coils

If the coils are dusty and dirty, the refrigerator’s compressor must work harder to cool the refrigerant, increasing it’s risk of malfunction.

You may also notice the following symptoms when your condenser coils are dirty:

So, how often to clean refrigerator coils to keep your fridge functioning optimally? Regular cleanings every 6-12 months will properly maintain the coils. This is important because refrigerator coils have the vital function of cooling refrigerant to provide cool air for the refrigerator.

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Clean LG French Door Refrigerator Coils With These Simple Steps

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You only need a few basic supplies to clean LG French door refrigerator coils. Here’s what you’ll need to get the job done:

  • Vacuum with a narrow hose attachment
  • Flexible appliance cleaning brush
  • Flashlight
  • Dust mask

Step 2: Locate the Refrigerator Coils and Unplug the Refrigerator

Where are condenser coils on LG French door refrigerator models? Most are behind a metal plate on the back of the refrigerator. However, the coils for some models are behind a bottom toe guard on the front of the refrigerator.

Consult your owner’s manual to confirm the location of your refrigerator’s coils. Move the refrigerator away from the wall and disconnect it from its power source. If the coils are on the back, unscrew the metal plate to access the coils. If the coils are behind a toe guard, remove it for easier access.

Step 3: Use the Vacuum Attachment

Before beginning, put on your dust mask to avoid inhaling any dust and dirt. Clean LG French door refrigerator coils with the narrow hose vacuum attachment to remove all visible dust and debris. Use the flashlight to shed light on the areas around the coils, vacuuming up any additional dust.

Step 4: Clean With Flexible Appliance Brush

After vacuuming, use the flexible appliance brush to reach any dust and dirt that the vacuum may have missed. Bend the brush in every corner and crevice of the coils to remove all dust and debris.

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Step 5: Vacuum One More Time and Restore Power

Use the narrow vacuum hose attachment for a second time to remove the dirt and dust that the appliance brush dislodged. Make sure to vacuum the floor and the area behind the refrigerator as well. 

If the refrigerator coils are on the back of the refrigerator, screw the metal plate back in place once cleaning is complete. For coils that are in front of the refrigerator, replace the bottom toe guard. Don’t forget to plug the refrigerator back in before repositioning it against the wall!

The simple steps to clean LG French door refrigerator coils should keep your refrigerator functioning at its best for years to come. But in the event that you need refrigerator repair, Maughanster Appliance Repair can help. Call us for fast, reliable service!