OK to remove the Temperature Display Console for a bit?

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OK to remove the Temperature Display Console for a bit?

I have an LG LFC25760SW Refrigerator. French door, with freezer drawer on bottom.

This morning, we woke up to melting butter, and the entire Refrig compartment very warm. We tossed all the food, and saw that the 2 light bulbs were always ON, even when the door was shut. The plastic cover that the screws went through to hold it up had melted from the bulb heat. So, I need to get that repaired somehow.

Is is OK to remove the console?

My question is more for the short term... to get through Thanksgiving. Just to get the console out of the way, I unplugged it (It was hanging down, and I had to support it to remove the tension on the wire harness). So I just unplugged the harness and took the console out. Is that OK? I'm wondering, because that is where you push buttons to set the temp for fridge and freezer sections. I wonder if it will just default to some settings, or it will just keep using the last settings that were displayed before I unplugged it.

Any info would be great. Thanks.

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Old 11-25-14, 03:25 PM
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Some new info...

Out of curiosity, I plugged it back in. It lit up the console saying temps were 37 and 0 degrees F. I had it set to 37 and -2. So apparently, it just went to default settings. I can live with that till I get it fixed.

A Followup Question:
I might as well ask... any idea why the bulbs would not turn off? It looks like all the harness wiring is still in place. What happened was, the plastic melted and the screws let loose, and the console dropped down. The thing the bulbs are plugged into seems to be solidly in place though. I was going to just order a new plastic cover (and put way lower wattage bulbs in) but it occurs to me now that that doesn't fix the fact that the bulbs are not turning off when the door shuts.
 
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I thought these newer fridges used LED lights?
Is there a switch plunger that the door contacts when closed?
 
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Old 11-25-14, 05:14 PM
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temps were 37 and 0 degrees F. I had it set to 37 and -2. So apparently, it just went to default settings. I can live with that till I get it fixed.
Please wait for an appliance repair specialist. In the mean time, I think the temperatures the display shows has nothing to do with actual temperature inside fridge. You are setting a desirable temperature or the default temp, but that doesn't mean it's going to happen. Sounds like you have a faulty compressor or some other major problem.
Lights can be fixed after the cooling problem has been fixed.
 
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Yes, there is a plunger switch on each door. I push them both in, and the lights stay on.
 
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It's cooling fine, so I don't think there is a compressor problem. BTW - the freezer compartment was perfectly fine. All the warmth was in the fridge compartment. It recovered perfectly fine after I removed the bulbs.
 
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The fridge should hold temp with the control panel out as the temperature setting means is a momentary pushbutton.

On many fridges.... when the door is open the evaporator fan shuts off. That would allow the fridge to get warm.

In the following link is a part breakdown for your unit. Click on "view full size" under the diagram and a new one will open on a new page. Click on the new diagram for a large view that you can navigate with the cursor or arrow buttons.

The light switch that most likely need to be replaced is pictorial part 402A.
LG Refrigerator Case Parts | Model LFC25760SW | Sears Parts Direct
 
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