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27 cu. ft. Ultra Capacity 3-Door French Door Refrigerator w/Smart Cooling®

  • LFX28968SB

  • Smooth Black

Key Features

  • 27 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Slim SpacePlus® Ice System
  • Smart Cooling® System
  • 10 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty on Linear Compressor
Store more.

Store more.

Stock-up and store everything you need. With a cavernous 27 cubic feet of space, this LG French Door refrigerator gives you ample space for all of your family’s favorite foods and keeps them conveniently organized and within reach.

Most shelf space.*

Ice makers are great, but not if it means you can't fit all of your food in the fridge. The Slim SpacePlus® Ice System provides more shelf space and allows even more space for door bins.

*Standard width french door refrigerator, excludes other LG manufactured products

Fresher is better.

Fresher is better.

Smart Cooling® system is designed to maintain superior conditions within the refrigerator. The Linear Compressor reacts quickly to temperature fluctuations and helps keep your food fresher, longer. Meanwhile, strategically-placed vents in every section surround your food with cool air no matter where you put it.

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

When you buy a refrigerator, you don't want to worry that it won't last. Because the Linear Compressor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the Linear Compressor with a 10-year limited warranty.

Easy in. Easy out.

Easy in. Easy out.

The Smart Pull® handle makes opening and closing the freezer quick and easy. All it takes is a simple lift of the handle for effortless access to your freezer.


ADA - Compliant Refrigerators*

To be considered ADA-compliant, a French Door refrigerator must have a minimum of 50% freezer space no more than 54 inches above the finished floor.



Enjoy Fresh Water, Ice & Air with LG Filters.

Subscribe today and enjoy savings and maximum freshness. We’ll even ship your next refrigerator filter to you when you need it automatically.*

Door Type French 3-Door
Size (W x H x D) 35 3/4" x 69 3/4" x 35 3/8"
Water Filtration System LT700P
Refrigerator 17.90 cu. ft.
Freezer 8.90 cu. ft.
Total 26.8 cu. ft.
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes (715 kWh/Year)
Ice & Water Dispenser Yes
Dispenser Type Tall Ice & Water Dispenser®
Ice System Slim SpacePlus®
Daily Ice Production 3.5 lbs
Ice Storage Capacity 2.8 lbs
Cubed Ice & Crushed Ice Yes
IcePlus™ / Ice Production Yes/3.2 lbs
Water Filtration System Filter LT700P
Dispenser Light Yes
Smart Cooling® System Yes
Multi-Air Flow Cooling Yes
Temperature Sensors 6
Linear Compressor Yes
Fresh Air Filter Yes, Air Filter LT120F
Display Type Membrane/White LED
Temperature Controls Electronic/Digital
Door Alarm Yes
Child Lock Yes
LoDecibel™ Operation Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Auto Closing Door Hinge Yes
ADA Compliant Yes
Multi-Air-Flow™ Technology Yes
No. of Shelves 4 Split
Folding Shelf 1
Cantilevered Shelves Yes
Shelf Construction Spill Protector™ Tempered Glass
Crisper Bins 2 Humidity Crispers
Glide N’ Serve® Yes
Refrigerator Light Premium LED
No. of Shelves/Bin 6 (2 Adjustable Gallon Size)
Door Bin Construction Clear Bins with Deco
Dairy Corner Yes
Door Type Pull Drawer
Drawers 2
Handle Smart Pull® Handle
DuraBase™ Solid Drawer Base Yes
Drawer Divider Yes
Ice Bin Yes
Freezer Light Premium LED
Contour Door Yes
Hidden Hinges Yes
Toe Grille Yes
Surface Coated Metal, Stainless Steel
Back Flush & Metal Cover Over Mechanical Parts
Available Colors Smooth White, Smooth Black, Stainless Steel
Handles Matching Commercial Handles
Depth with Handles 35 3/8"
Depth without Handles 32 7/8"
Depth without Door 29"
Depth (Total with Door Open) 47 5/8"
Height to Top of Case 68 3/8"
Height to Top of Door Hinge 69 3/4"
Width 35 3/4"
Width (Door Open 90° with Handle) 44 1/4"
Width (Door Open 90° without Handle) 39 1/4"
Door Edge Clearance with Handle 4 1/2"
Door Edge Clearance without Handle 1 3/4"
Installation Clearance Sides 1/8", Top 1", Back 1"
Weight (Unit/Carton) 324 lbs./377 lbs.
Carton Dimensions (WxHxD) 38" x 73" x 38"
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 7 Years on the Sealed System, 10 Years on Linear Compressor
UPC 048231 784429

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed The refrigerator runs great and I like the looks but the ice maker leaves a lot to be desired. It's constantly jamming. A real pain in the butt
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice I've only had this unit a few days but our family is extremely happy with it so far. If it performs as well as the other LG products that we own, we will be continue to be LG enthusiasts.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! I purchased this product over a month ago and love it! I love that it has an alarm if the door is left open for too long! Especially with a two year old who loves that he can open it!
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great frig and looks good I bought my lg frig back in 2013 and I just love it and so glad I bought this product. everytime anyone comes in my house and see's it thinks it looks great and worth buying. anytime I have a question about my lg I can call customer service and they talk me through anything I need. great service as well.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great refrigerator! Bought this product a few months ago and love the French doors, storage, inside lighting, and space. My only complaint is the outside finish is hard to keep clean, It is not true stainless and marks, doesn't clean up well.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INCREDIBLE Only negative is that the ice maker needs to be opened up periodically and the ice unclumped. Other than that it is a wonderful daily experience and we are thrilled to own one.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broken just after 3 years Just over 3 years it's broken!!! Such a disappointment.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handles Need Improved Finish I've had this fridge for one month. Basically, I really like it, but there are a few cosmetics that need to be improved upon. The handles are made of a glossy black finish and do not wipe off easily with a sponge, even when you apply pressure. Do NOT use abrasive cleaner or even a gentle scouring pad to remove any caked-on food, or it will dull the shiny handles. Not practical. I also have a tiny scratch on top of the freezer drawer just by opening and closing it, so be careful there as well. Apparently, the black finish scratches easily. My last fridge's doors (side by side) closed easily with a light push. These doors do not. Make sure you don't walk away before checking the fridge doors are completely shut. Otherwise, the looks and functionality of this refrigerator are excellent.
Date published: 2017-02-10
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I have looked at the official documentation and am unsure if I will have clearance to open the left door far enough that the drawers open. I think maybe it is the door edge clearance? Would the left door work ok with no handle? I have just over 2" on left

Asked by: nimaway82
In order for you to be able to extend the drawers out fully for the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 27 cu. ft. Ultra Capacity 3-Door French Door Refrigerator w/Smart Cooling®, Model # LFX28968ST, the doors have to be opened 90°. The Door Edge Clearance with Handle is listed as 4 1/2". What that means is that you need a clearance of 2 1/4" on either side of the refrigerator's door handles for you to open it 90°. Not having a handle on the left door just makes it awkward for you to try opening the refrigerator without a handle...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-03-07

I spent 15 minutes navigating your website and STILL can not find where to order a repair part. The bottom drawer left runner broke. I need a replacement. I can't find a place to order it anywhere on your site. So, I'm getting it from SearsPartsDirect

Asked by: Sterl
Parts and accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, MCM Electronics. Their contact number, for placing orders, is 800-824-9491. You can also use their website, at The part number for this item is: AEC73597502 (Left Rail Guide Assembly), AJP73574805 (Bottom Drawer/Fresh Room Tray Assembly).
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-06

What is the ideal temperature for the freezer?

Asked by: keren
It is recommended that, when the unit is first installed, the freezer temperature should be set to 0 degrees Fahrenheit, while the refrigerator should be set to 37 degrees. Once the unit reaches these temperatures, you may change the setting to however you would prefer.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-08

How can I temporarily disable the frig and freezer lights so I can use the appliance on Shabbat?

Asked by: Hornejam
We appreciate your interest in this refrigerator and its operations. Regrettably, this model has not been designed with a mode for Sabbath operations. Also, the controls which activate the internal lighting are not on a mechanical switch that might be depressed.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-03

 The ice always gets clogged up in the door ice bin and I noticed the new ice bins in the new refrigerators have a little arm that spins to prevent that is there a general purpose one for the older refrigerators 

Asked by: Jose D
I apologize, but no; a modification has not been issued for older model refrigerator dispensers.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-02-14

What could be causing the food in the freezer to thaw....and where and how do I change the filter??

Asked by: ggiioo
This just happen to mine, I had a service tech check it out, and the compressor had gone bad. It's only 18 month old!! ( start realizing it because the ice cream was soft...)thank goodness for warranty!!! 
Answered by: Ray04
Date published: 2017-02-09

my friend has one of these and he does not like it because it develops condisation on the top and face of the door where the ice maker is. He also said the door on the ice maker has been frozen shut at times. His is an older model , did this get fixed?

Asked by: himie
There are a few different factors that may cause moisture or condensation on the outside cabinet of the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 27 cu. ft. Ultra Capacity 3-Door French Door Refrigerator w/Smart Cooling®, Model # LFX28968SW. If the doors do not shut properly, cool air can escape and cool the cabinet area around the gap. The coolness of the cabinet will cause the humidity in the air to condense on the unit. You will want to visually inspect the door gaskets for any gaps in the gasket and check for dirty or damaged seals and that the doors are properly aligned. Moisture in the air can also condense on the door mullion if the energy saver mode is on. Energy Saver mode will deactivate the heater that prevents condensation from forming on the door mullion. The default on the refrigerator is with the energy saver on so the heater will be off. If condensation is forming on the door mullion, turn the energy saver mode off until it resolves the condition. It may be necessary to deactivate this feature during the summer months when conditions are more humid, or if you are in a coastal environment. In humid environments such as coastal areas during summer months, moisture in the air may condense on the cabinet which is usually cooler than the room environment, especially where the ice maker is. If this is the case, condensation should be minimal and can be dried off with a soft cloth. There could also be excess moisture on the refrigerator from cooking as well. If you have been cooking most the day for a few hours, wipe the excess moisture away...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-02-03

Where can I buy replacement baskets for the doors?

Asked by: Nenas
Parts and accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, MCM Electronics. Their contact number, for placing orders, is 800-824-9491. You can also use their website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-01-26
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