LG Refrigerator In Demo Display Mode – Panel Displays OFF – How To Reset







Refrigerator Display or Demo mode is a feature built into refrigerators that completely disables the cooling components in the refrigerator and freezer. The reason for this is to conserve energy while the refrigerator is in a store as a display model. The lights and the digital control panel will still be operational. If you are having issues with your LG refrigerator, you may have purchased a floor model from the store or the refrigerator was on display or demo mode from the factory. NOTE: The display panel on your LG refrigerator (whether vertical or horizontal) will show OF F or O FF. OF F is displayed on horizontal displays and O FF is shown on vertical displays.

LG refrigerator displays OFF on panel - Demo ModeLG refrigerator displays OFF on panel – Demo Mode

How to get your LG refrigerator out of Display or Demo mode:
1. Be sure the refrigerator is plugged in and you are seeing OF F on the display panel.
2. Open the right side door.
3. Keep left side door (where panel is located) shut.
4. Press and hold down the ICE PLUS/LOCK button and the REFRIGERATOR button at the same time.
5. Hold the buttons down for 3 to 6 seconds.
6. The panel will return to its normal setting and you will hear an audible “ding”.
7. The refrigerator dispenser will initialize.
8. The temperature numbers will appear on the display, set the desired temperature for the freezer and refrigerator.
9. Make sure the refrigerator is now cooling and the LCD panel is functioning properly.









LG refrigerator reset display demo modeLG refrigerator – How to reset display demo mode
Hold both ICE PLUS and REFRIGERATOR buttons for 5 seconds

In other LG refrigerator models, you may see the LED scrolling from 1 to 7. To reset this and get the fridge off of demo/display mode, you have to open the right door and press both the “REFRIGERATOR ADJUST” button and the “ICE PLUS” button for 3 to 6 seconds.

If you buy a floor model refrigerator, scratch and dent refrigerator, or a refurbished refrigerator, chances are it will be in DEMO mode. Follow the steps above and you will have your LG refrigerator back to cooling and freezing. If you have any issues with your refrigerator not cooling, here is a page that can help you to troubleshoot the issue. If you have other error codes that display on your refrigerator panel, here is the LG refrigerator error codes page.

If you have any questions about your LG refrigerator getting stuck in demo or display mode, leave us a question below and we will get back to you with an answer ASAP.



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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Koh Kiam Kiat April 22, 2017 at 8:07 am

LG FRIDGE, MODEL: GB-B4451GV
Freezer at the bottom.
The fridge compartment on top level isn’t cold at all.
Temp at 3 degree C.
Freezer is cold.
What could be the issue with this brand new fridge.

Button on control panel as below:
Linear Compressor
FRIDGE
FREEZER
HYGIENE FRESH
EXPRESS FREEZE
ECO FRIENDLY
DOOR ALARM
LOCK (HOLD 3SEC)

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2 bert underwood March 16, 2017 at 7:52 pm

LG Refrigerator LFX31925S/02.
No water.
Control panel getting error code = Fridge ER and Freezer IF.

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3 Heather March 9, 2017 at 3:44 pm

My LG 22860st Refrigerator seems to be in lock mode.
None of the control panel buttons light up or respond to touch.
Nothing happens when I hold down the lock button for three seconds, what else can I try?

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DIY Project Help Tips 4 DIY Project Help Tips March 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Heather,
To deactivate the Control Lock function on your LG refrigerator, press and hold the CONTROL LOCK button for 3 seconds.
DISPLAY OFF MODE: When your refrigerator is in Display Off mode, the LED display panel will remain off until a door is opened or a button is pressed.
Once on, the display will remain lit for 20 seconds.

If that does not work, unplug the fridge for 5 minutes and see if that resets the display board.

If not, you may have a bad wire harness or a bad display board that will need to be removed and replaced.

-RR

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5 Randy October 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm

I just bought a floor model and am having the same issue with it being stuck in display mode despite me following the proper instructions.
Steps taken:
-Plugged unit in
-Opened right door
-Pressed Refrigerator button and Express Freeze simultaneously for over 5 seconds
Model #GMM916NSHV (European model, we live in Italy)
LG customer support has been no help

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6 Carolyn Kearns September 17, 2016 at 10:05 pm

Thank you! The model number is LFD258$0ST. I had to turn it off at the power box – I couldn’t pull it out of the cabinet. That worked!!! But do you think the board is going bad and could I do that myself? Thank you.

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7 Carolyn September 17, 2016 at 12:06 am

My LG refrigerator door display is resetting itself continuously! The refrigerator isn’t cooling. I’ve tried to see if it’s in display mode. Still not working.

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DIY Project Help Tips 8 DIY Project Help Tips September 17, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Carolyn,
What is the model number of your LG refrigerator?
In the meantime, try unplugging the fridge for 10 minutes, then plug back in and see if it MAY have reset the problem.
-RR

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9 Terri July 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm

FF LIGHT ON I TRIED HOLDING GET REFRIDGERATOR BUTTON AND ICE PLUS LOCK FOR 5 SECONDS IT HAS NOT RESET

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10 Melissa May 29, 2016 at 1:48 pm

LG fridge somehow in off mode. Tried a number of things with no luck

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DIY Project Help Tips 11 DIY Project Help Tips June 1, 2016 at 11:01 pm

Melissa,
Have you tried everything above to reset the error OFF MODE?
What have you tried.
What is the model number of your LG refrigerator?
-RR

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