lg air-conditioners

Information about the problems and breakdowns of LG air conditioners that were reported from 2011 to 2021.

Common problems: burning, fire, smoke.

Faulty modules: motor.


1 safety recalls announced

LG Electronics Recalls Portable Air Conditioners Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 12/16/2016

This recall involves three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners including model numbers LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR, and LP0814WNR. The air conditioners are tan/white with the LG logo on the front.

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9 issues reported

LG LW5011

  • Date: 6/27/2011

33 yom was picking up an AC window unit and the back fins of the unit caused severe cuts to his fingers. The razor sharp metal strips are completely and totally exposed.


  • Date: 2/13/2013

Consumer reports the bulk of the air conditioner fell out of his window down 5 floors and crashed while the front of the unit remained attached. He says the unit was professionally installed about 7 years ago. He assumes the exposed plastic casing sheared off due to fatigue.


  • Date: 11/22/2017

An occupant at an inn noticed that the AC unit was sparking from the vents. The unit later started smoking. The engineer shut off the room's breaker. The unit then caught on fire and the flames spread to the curtains. They extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher.


  • Date: 4/16/2018

My window unit air conditioner spit out sparks, very strong smell of burning and smoke when my [56 YO] wife attempted to change temperature. [56 YOF Victim suffered an unspecified injury. No first aid or medical attention received].


  • Date: 9/4/2018

81 YOM reported that AC is depleting oxygen from home because he has air tight home. He stated that he & spouse started having health issues such as being tired all time, he got no 1st aid. He was being told by furnace company that AC had negative airflow in home.


  • Date: 9/7/2018

The consumer, 70, stated that she received a post card from the retailer asking to stop using her portable air conditioner. The consumer stated that she has a burn on her left arm. She put aloe on it and did not seek medical attention.


  • Date: 8/19/2019

Window air conditioner was plugged into wall outlet & being used daily. It suddenly stopped. Cord plug was hot when consumer unplugged it. Consumer attempted to reset device’s GFI switch on cord plug. Outlet was scorched where it was plugged in. Cord plug had burn mark.


  • Date: 3/16/2021

Male consumer reports that the air conditioner had been running for about ten minutes when it began smoking. The unit was unplugged and taken outside. Later upon inspection he found that the motherboard, wires and fuses were burned. Fire hazard.


  • Date: 9/18/2021

The Air Conditioner overheated and caused blackout and power surge; eventual it caused black burns in a rug. The consumer reported involvement in incident of 55 YO parent.

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