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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 048231784429

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very good product We have had this refrigerator for 3 years and have had almost no problems. The door and storage arrangement are convenient. The ice maker works well, except yesterday. LG phone support told me how to reset it - dump out the ice and restart. My complaint with LG is that some of the instructions are incomplete. The ice maker reset button is not mentioned or described in the manual.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Buy! Review other sites Bought this 3 years ago and have had constant issues with Ice Maker and noise and error code 1F. Go to other sites to read reviews, this refrig has more bad reviews than good. Refrig looks great, but performs like a piece of junk!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! Great features & able to see everything! Easy to use functions. Love all the space!!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice, large, well lit frig I have only had this refrigerator for a few weeks, but so far it is great. The water in the door works great. It seems to be working very well. The freezer is big. I am getting used to the stainless finish and how it does show marks easily. The shelves aren't as versatile as I would like, but there is a lot of room for everything.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love most everything Have had since end of March,2017. Things that we do not like: 1. Temp in fridge fluctuates too much. 2. Freezer gets too warm when defrost cycle is going. 3. Water from dispenser is NOT cold enough. 4. Called customer service once and they are useless! Love the refrigerator except for the cons stated.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I have had my fridge for 2 weeks now and I love it. The bottom drawer in the fridge is perfect for my little ones snacks, easy for them to grab. The freezer has more room than I thought it would have. I love the fast ice cycle because as a family of four, we go through some ice.
Date published: 2017-05-03
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
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My brother has the stainless steel version of my black fridge, model # LFX28968SB. His lights *dim on* when the doors are opened. Mine is a blinding bright light! Is there any way to get my LED lights to dim on like his? Thanks for the help!

Asked by: BreezyinSoCal222
I apologize, but no; this refrigerator does not have any control options available to modify the interior lighting.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-08

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
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