How To Reset LG Refrigerator? (7 Easy Steps)

Resetting the refrigerator is an effective process that most people skip without realizing its potential to solve or fix most issues. You are at the right place if you don’t know how to reset your LG refrigerator.

You can reset your LG refrigerator by unplugging it for 10 minutes. Once you plug it back, leave it undisturbed for 24 hours to bring it back to working condition. If this doesn’t work, you can reset the refrigerator by pressing the refrigerator and ice buttons in the control panel for 5 seconds.

This article will help you understand the 7 easy steps to reset your LG refrigerator. You will also learn how to reset the compressor and temperature settings. So, keep reading.

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7 easy steps to reset your LG refrigerator

Let’s dive into 7 easy steps to reset your LG refrigerator to solve the existing issues.

Step 1: Pull your refrigerator forward

As a first step, move your LG refrigerator from its place to access the electric outlet.

Don’t risk doing it alone, as moving the refrigerator might be too heavy for one person.

Get help from one of your housemates to move the refrigerator. 

While moving the refrigerator, you can clean the back and bottom panels as they are more likely to fill with dirt and dust.

You can also use this chance to clean the place where you keep the refrigerator if you find it dirty.

Step 2: Disconnect the electricity

Access the electric outlet. Before reaching the electric outlet, wear gloves or ensure to take necessary safety measures.

Unplug the electric cord from the outlet to disconnect the power supply. 

While doing so, you will hear unusual noises from the device.

You don’t want to panic as it is normal for a refrigerator to make such sounds while power is being disconnected.

Step 3: Change the settings in the control panel

Press the off button on the refrigerator’s control panel.

Shut off both the freezer and the refrigerator control panel.

Step 4: Connect it back to the power

Now, your refrigerator is switched off completely. 

Let it stay disconnected for the next 10 minutes.

After the mentioned time, plug in the refrigerator by reconnecting the electric cord to the electric outlet.

Step 5: Change the desired settings.

After resetting the refrigerator, the customized settings, such as temperature, will be erased.

You must manually change the temperature to 5 if the temperature settings range from 1 to 9.

Step 6: Move the refrigerator

After completing all the above steps, you can move your refrigerator back to its original position.

Check if the issue is solved.

Allow the refrigerator undisturbed for the next 24 hours to help it completely recover from the issue.

Step 7: Other reset option

If the above reset option doesn’t work effectively to solve the issue of your refrigerator, try this alternative resetting method. 

You can find the refrigerator and ice buttons in the control panel.

Locate those buttons and press them simultaneously for 5 seconds to reset your refrigerator.

What issues can be resolved by resetting your LG refrigerator? 

Even though LG is the most popular and renowned brand, its refrigerator is still prone to some common issues.

It is common for the appliance to get faulty, but the good news is you can easily solve it when you are equipped with the common repairs and the ways to solve it.

Here are certain cases in the LG refrigerator when you can start the repair process by resetting it.

While resetting solves most of the minor issues in the refrigerator, doing it unnecessarily will cause damage to the refrigerator. 

You must reset the refrigerator only when the issues mentioned below arise. 

Now with that out of the way, let’s understand when it is necessary to reset your LG refrigerator.

1. When your refrigerator is in power-saving mode

The power-saving mode is designed for use when you choose to reduce energy consumption by disabling certain functions in the refrigerator.

When the power mode is switched on, the control panel on the refrigerator will go dark after using it for a few seconds.

It will stop responding and will be turned off at times. 

Even though it is a useful feature, it will pose a problem by turning it on automatically due to glitches.

In such a scenario, turn off the power saving mode by pressing the power saving button for 5 seconds.

Most of the time, it will be disabled.

If it is not disabled after this process, you must reset the refrigerator. 

If minor glitches are causing the issue, a simple reset will help in solving the issue.

2. If the child lock is turned on

Nowadays, all modern refrigerators, including LG refrigerators, come with the child lock feature. 

The child lock feature is quite a useful feature that will prevent the control panel from being accidentally operational by children and age-old people. 

You will not see any response from the control panel when someone turns on the child lock without your knowledge.

Try deactivating the child lock by pressing the child lock button for 5 seconds.

At times, minor control panel faults can cause this issue making it hard to deactivate the child lock. 

You can reset your control panel to fix the issue in such a case. 

3. Glitches in the control panel

The control panel of the refrigerator is interconnected with several electronic components to do its functions. 

These electric components work together to maintain the efficiency of the refrigerator. 

As refrigerators work all day and night relentlessly, minor glitches are common. 

When these glitches occur, a control panel won’t respond as you want it. 

In such cases, you don’t need to take your refrigerator through the hard repair process.

Try doing a simple reset, which will clear most of the glitches causing the trouble in your refrigerator. 

4. When the dispenser touchpad doesn’t work

The touchpad in the control panel operates almost all the refrigerator’s features.

It helps to adjust the temperature and has the entire control over the operations of the lights. 

When the touchpad doesn’t work, you are less likely to bring the desired changes to the refrigerator’s current settings. 

If this happens in your refrigerator, the first thing you must do is reset your refrigerator. 

Sometimes resetting will help, but if it doesn’t seem to work even after the reset, consider replacing the touchpad as they are hard to repair. 

5. If your refrigerator is not cooling

A refrigerator not cooling may be due to a faulty part that requires a complex repair or replacement.

The thermostat fault in your refrigerator will cause temperature fluctuation, preventing it from maintaining the desired temperature. 

Apart from this, blocked air vents, dirty condenser coils, and improper temperature settings will also hamper the cooling capacity of the refrigerator.

In all the above conditions, resetting can help to solve the issues.

Consider resetting your refrigerator to see if it can bring the refrigerator back to normal cooling temperature. 

If resetting doesn’t only then you must proceed to further repairs. 

6. If water leaks in your refrigerator

When water leaks occur in your LG refrigerator, it indicates a serious fault that you must not ignore. 

Operating a refrigerator with a leaky pipe supply severely damages the appliance and will also cause harm to the people in your house. 

Reset the refrigerator and check if the issue is solved, or try a suitable repair process to fix the issue.

How should I reset the LG refrigerator compressor? 

A compressor circulates air throughout the refrigerator to keep the food inside it fresh.

When you notice quick spoilage of food, it must be due to the faulty compressor. 

But you can fix the issue by resetting the compressor of the refrigerator. 

As LG refrigerators don’t have a separate reset button, you can still reset it after unplugging it from the electric outlet.

Let it be disconnected for 10 minutes, and connect the refrigerator to the electric outlet. 

You must wait for the next 24 hours to bring the refrigerator back to desired cooling condition.

How should I reset the LG refrigerator temperature settings?

You will find the temperature buttons on the screen of the LG refrigerator, which you can access to change the desired temperature. 

Most LG refrigerators have temperatures ranging from 36-46°F.

But you should set the temperature to 37°F. 

It would help if you also rested the temperature in the freezer.

Set the temperature below 0°F.

Still, you can set the freezer temperature between -6 to 8°F. 

Mostly a refrigerator takes 10 to 20 hours to bring back the refrigerator to the desired temperature.

How should I reset the LG refrigerator ice maker? 

If the ice maker in your refrigerator is not cooling, it may be due to the frequent opening.

It is also caused by blocked airflow and clogged condenser coils. 

A reset can help you solve these issues.

  • Access the ice maker compartment. Please open it and remove the ice bucket.
  • Turn on the ice maker by accessing the switch usually present on the left side.
  • Place a thick towel to catch any excess water.
  • Press the button and hold it for 5 seconds to start the reset.
  • After this process, you will find ice mold is getting filled.
  • As the ice mold started to fill, put back the ice bucket and let the ice maker undisturbed for 24 hours.
  • After the reset, it usually takes 8 hours to return the icemaker to normal working condition.

How should I reset the LG refrigerator error codes?

Error codes in the refrigerator suggest certain faults, and it needs prompt actions to fix the issue.

Error codes like “F1” and “FF” mean your ice maker started building excess frost in the area surrounding the ice maker fan. 

In this case, follow the steps below to reset the error codes.

  • Disconnect the refrigerator from the electric outlet by unplugging its electric cord.
  • Open the refrigerator door and empty it.
  • Let the refrigerator door open and allow it to defrost for 8 hours.
  • After the ice has melted completely, clean the refrigerator with a dry towel to remove all the excess water.
  • Now plug in the refrigerator and let it sit undisturbed for another 8 hours to return to the normal cooling condition.

How should I reset the LG refrigerator wifi?

Smart LG refrigerator comes with a Wi-Fi connection feature, enabling you to access the refrigerator setting through your smartphone. 

It is also helpful in getting prompt notifications about faults in the refrigerator. 

Sometimes, there will be connectivity problems that you can solve with a simple reset.

Follow these steps to bring seamless Wi-Fi connectivity:

  • Access the “smart grid connection” option on the display. Press and hold it for 3 seconds.
  • Go to the settings option and choose the Wi-Fi option. It will display all the network options, and you can choose your desired network.
  • Make sure you have a good internet connection. Also, Check if the router is connected.
  • Now, the reset is complete, and you can enjoy access to the refrigerator settings on your smartphone. 

Final thoughts

When issues occur in the refrigerator, you must start the repair process by resetting it. 

You can reset the refrigerator to solve minor issues; however, complex issues require the replacement of the faulty parts, or you want to do a required repair to solve the issue. 

In the article, I have mentioned some situations when you should consider resetting your refrigerators to solve minor glitches in the control panel. Follow the 7 easy steps mentioned in the article to reset your refrigerator. 

You can also learn how to reset the particular refrigerator parts in the article.

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Reference: Lg Official Maintainance Guide, Lg Product Manual

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Jeniffer Smith

Hi, I am Jeniffer Smith, a housemaker and blogger, and I grew up in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. I have been researching and fixing appliances and other things around the home and kitchen from a young age to help my single mother. Every time something went wrong, I couldn't rest until I fixed it. And ever since, I have enjoyed fixing things around my home, and I am always ready to help my friends and family with advice and hands-on help. Since we were always looking for affordable ways of fixing things, we rarely hired experts and tried to fix most things ourselves. That interest brought me to write for this blog, as I realized my knowledge could help many people trying to fix things around their homes on their own without spending hundreds of dollars.

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