Last Updated on February 10, 2016 by Appliance Repair Assistant
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.
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.
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.