Guide
Please read this guide thoroughly
before operating and keep it handy for
reference at all times.
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English Version
French Version
Warranty (E.U.A.)
Safety Instructions
Grounding Requirements
Parts and Features
Refrigerator Installation
Unpacking your refrigerator
Installation
Base Grille
Removing, Reversing and Replacing
Your refrigerator doors
Pull out drawer
Leveling and door alignment
Using your refrigerator
Ensuring proper air circulation
Multi Flow
Door alarm
Setting the controls
Adjusting control settings
Food storage guide
Storing frozen food
Refrigerator Section
Refrigerator shelves
Chef Fresh
Crisper humidity control
Optibin Crisper
Crisper cover with lattice on inner surface
Design-A-Door
Dairy Bin
Egg Box
Water Dispenser
Freezer Section
Ice Bin
Wire Durabase
Tilting Door
Filter
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Care and Cleaning
General cleaning tips
Outside
Inside walls
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Door liner and gaskets
Plastic parts
Condenser coils
Light bulb replacement
Power interruptions
When you go on vacation
About the Custom Cube Ice Maker
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Connecting the Water Line
Troubleshooting
Guide
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LiMiTED WARRANTY
United
States
of America
LG Electronics will repair or at its option replace, without charge, your product which proves to be defective
in material or workmanship under normal use during the warranty period listed below from the date of
original purchase.
This warranty is good only to the original purchaser of the product during the warranty period as long as it is
in the U.S. including Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories.
LG Refrigerator
/ Freezer
Product
Parts
Refrigerator / Freezer
1 year
Sealed System
7 years
(Compressor, Condenser, Evaporator)
Warranty
Period
Labor
1 year [In-Home Service (Except Model GR-051 )]
1 year [In-Home Service (Except Model GR-051 )]
No other express warranty is applicable to this product. THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF
THE EXPRESS WARRANTY HEREIN. LG ELECTRONICS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF
USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVIENCE, LOSS ORANY OTHER DAMAGES, DIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PRODUCT OR FOR
ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT.
Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts; so these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
THE ABOVE
WARRANTY
DOES
NOT APPLY
TO:
1.
Service trips to your home to deliver and pickup, install, instruct, or replace house fuses or correct house wiring or
plumbing, or correction of unauthorized repairs.
2. Damage to the product caused by accident, pests, fire, floods, or acts of God.
3. Repairs when your LG product is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, or improper installation.
Therefore, these costs are paid by the consumer.
If the product is installed outside the normal service area, any cost of transportation involved in the repair of the product, or the
replacement of defective parts, shall be borne by the owner.
CUSTOMER
ASSISTANCE
NUMBERS:
To obtain Warranty Coverage:
Retain your Bill of Sale to prove date of purchase.
A Copy d your Sales Receipt must be submitted at the time
warranty service is provided.
To obtain Product or Customer
Service Assistance:
Call 1-800-243-0000
(24 hrs a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year)
Press the appropriate menu option, and have your product type
(Refrigerator), model number, serial number, and ZIP/Postal
Code ready.
To obtain the nearest
Authorized
Service Center:
Call 1-800-243-0000
(24 hrs a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year)
Press the appropriate option, and have your product type
(Refrigerator), model number, serial number, and ZIP/Postal
Code ready.
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Visite nuestro sitio web/http://www.lgservice.com
GARANTIA LIMITADA
Estados Unidos de Am6rica
LG Electronics reparara o en su defecto reemplazara sin cargo, el producto defectuoso en material o mane de
obra bajo uso normal durante el periodo de garantia que se menciona a continuacion desde la fecha original de
compra.
Esta garantia es valida solo para el comprador original del producto durante el periodo de garantia mientras
permanezca en los E.E.U.U. Incluyendo Alaska, Hawaii y otros territorios de E.E.U.U.
Periodo
de Garantia
del refrigerador/Congelador
Producto
Partes
Refrigeador/Cmgelador
1 a_o
Sistema Sellado
7 aSos
(Compresor, Condensador, Evaporador)
LG
Mano de Obra
1 a_o[Servicb a domicilio (ExceptoModeloGR-051)]
1 aSo[Servicioadomicilio (ExceptoModeloGR-051)]
No se aplicara otro tipo de garantia a este producto. LA DURACION DE OTRAS GARANTIAS ,
INCLUYENDO LA DE COMPRA, ESTAN LIMITADAS A LA DURAClON DE ESTA GARANTIA. LG
ELECTRONICS NO SE HACE RESPONSABLE POR LA PERDIDA EN EL USO DEL PRODUCTO,
POR INCONVENIENClA O CUALQUIER OTRO DANO DIRECTO O CONSECUENTE QUE PROVENGA
DEL USO Y/O NO USO DE ESTE PRODUCTO O POR ALGUNA VlOLAClON ALAS GARANTIAS
IMPLEMENTADAS INCLUYENDO LA GARANTIA DE COMPRA APLICADA A ESTE PRODUCTO.
Algunos estados no permiten la exclusi6n o limitaci6n de daSos incidentales o consecuenciales o limitaciones
en cuanto al tiempo que dura una garantia implicita; por Io que algunas de estas limitaciones o exclusiones
pueden no aplicarse a usted. Esta garantia le otorga derechos legales especificos y usted puede ademas tener
otros derechos los cuales varian de Estado a Estado.
LA GARANTIA
1.
2.
3.
4.
ANTERIOR
NO APLICA
A :
Servicio a su casa para entregar, recoger, instalar o reemplazar fusibles caseros, corregir cableado casero o
plomeria correcci6n de reparaciones no autorizadas.
DaSo al producto causado por accidente, plagas, incendios, inundaciones o actos por naturaleza.
Reparaciones cuando su producto LG sea usado diferente a Io normal.
DaSo resultante de accidente, alteraci6n, mal uso o instalaci6n inadecuada.
Por Io tanto,
estos
costos
seran
pagados
por el consumidor.
Si el producto es instalado fuera del area normal de servicio, cualquier costo de transportaci6n relacionado en la
reparaci6n del producto, o el reemplazo de partes defectuosas, seran cargados al propietario.
Para obtener cobertaura
NUMEROS DE ASlSTENClAAL
CLIENTE:
de la Garantia:
Conserve su factura para comprobar la fecha de
Para obtener informacion:
Servicio de Asistencia:
Para obtener el Centro de Servicio Autorizado
mas cercano:
compra.
Una copia de su recibo de compra debe ser entregada
cuando se le proporcione el servicio de garantfa.
Llame al 1-800-243-0000
(24 hrs al dfa, 7 dfas pot semana, 365 dias al a_o)
Presione la opci6n de men0 apropiado, y tenga su tipo de
producto (Refrigerador), numero de modelo, nOmero de
serie, y ZIP C6digo Postal listos.
Lla me al 1-.8(}0-243-(}(}(}(}
(24 hrs al dfa, 7 dfas por semana, 365 dias al aSo)
Presione la opci6n adecuada, y tenga su tipo de
producto(Refrigerador),
nOmero de modelo, nOmero
de serie, y ZIP/codigo Postal listos.
This guide contains many important safety messages, Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol, It alerts you to safety messages that inform you
of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product,
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard
signal word DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION. These words mean:
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury, or product damage only.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury and tell you what can happen if
the instructions are not followed.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury
to persons when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following:
• NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord.
Always grip the plug firmly and pull it straight out from the
outlet.
• Repair or replace immediately all electric service cords that
have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord
that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at
either the plug or connector end.
• When moving your refrigerator away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
• DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• DO NOT allow children to climb, stand or hang on the
refrigerator doors or shelves in the refrigerator. They could
damage the refrigerator and seriously injure themselves.
• Keep fingers out of "pinch point" areas; clearances between
the doors and cabinet are necessarily small. Be careful
when you open the doors when children are in the area.
• Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or making any repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing be
performed by a qualified individual.
• Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, unplug the
refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box
in order to avoid contact with a live wire filament. (A burnedout light bulb may break when being replaced.) NOTE: Setting
either or both controls to the OFF position does not remove
power to the light circuit.
• Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment - they may
break when frozen, causing damage.
• The refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned that the supply
plug is accessible for quick disconnection when accident happens.
• For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
Have the wall outlet and the circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
• Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described
in this use and care guide.
• After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold
surfaces in the freezer compartment when hands are damp or
wet. Skin may adhere to the extremely cold surfaces.
• In refrigerators with automatic icemakers, avoid contact with
the moving parts of the ejector mechanism, or with the heating
element that releases the cubes. DO NOT place fingers or
hands on the automatic icemaking mechanism while the
refrigerator is plugged in.
• DO NOT refreeze frozen foods which have thawed completely.
The United States Department of Agriculture in Home and
Garden Bulletin No. 69 says:
"...You may safely refreeze frozen foods that have thawed if
they still contain ice crystals or if they are still cold below
40°F (4°C).''
"...Thawed ground meats, poultry, or fish that have any off-odor
or off-color should not be refrozen and should not be eaten.
Thawed ice cream should be discarded. If the odor or color of
any food is poor or questionable, get rid of it. The food may be
dangerous to eat."
"Even partial thawing and refreezing reduces the eating quality
of foods, particularly fruits, vegetables and prepared foods.
The eating quality of red meats is affected less than that of
many other foods. Use refrozen foods as soon as possible to
save as much of their quality as you can."
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of
the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still
dangerous.., even if they will sit for "just a few days". If
you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please follow
the instructions at right to help prevent accidents.
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY
YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR
OR FREEZER
Take off the doors.
. Leave the shelves in place so that
children may not easily climb inside.
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that used
CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are believed to harm
stratospheric ozone.
This appliance contains fluid (refrigerant, lubricant), is
made of parts and materials which are reusable and / or
recyclable. All the important materials should be sent to
the collecton center of waste material and can be reused
after rework (recycling).
For take back, please contact with the local agency.
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure
the CFC refrigerant is removed for proper disposal by a
qualified servicer. If you intentionally release this CFC
refrigerant, you can be subject to fines and imprisonment
under provisions of environmental legislation.
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully.
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall outlet.
Do not, under any circumstances,
cut or remove the
third (ground) prong from the power cord.
Electrical Shock Hazard
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, this appliance must be
properly grounded, Have the wall outlet and the
circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure
the outlet is properly grounded.
3-prong
grounding type
wall receptacle -_.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation,
cleaning, or removing a light bulb, turn the control
(Thermostat, Refrigerator Control or Freezer Control,
depending on the model) to OFF and then disconnect the
refrigerator from the electrical source. When you are
finished, reconnect the refrigerator to the electrical source
and reset the control (Thermostat, Refrigerator Control or
Freezer Control, depending on the model) to the desired
setting.
USE OF EXTENSION
3-prong
grounding
plug ._,,-
RECOMMENDED
GROUNDING
METHOD
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual properly grounded electrical outlet rated for
115 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only, and fused at 15 or 20 amperes.
This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a fire
hazard from overheated wires. It is recommended that a
separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch
or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, we strongly recommend against the use of
an extension cord. However, if you still elect to use
an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be
a UL-listed (in the United States), 3-wire grounding type
appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug
and outlet, and that the electrical rating of the cord be 15
amperes (minimum) and 120 volts.
Use of an extension cord will increase the clearance
needed for the back of the refrigerator.
POWER CORD REPLACEMENT
If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer, by our service center or by
qualified personal by LG Electronics, to avoid some
risk.
Usethissectionto becomemorefamiliarwiththepartsandfeatures,
NOTE: This guide covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some
or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model.
O
Digital Sensor Control*
O
O
Refrigerator Light
@Dairy
Shelves
O
Temperature Contro*l
_Refrigerator
O
Filter (Inside)*
Egg Box
O Chef Fresh / Snack Pan
O
O
Can Dispenser
_Pull
O
Optibin Crisper
Keeps fruits and vegetable fresh and crisper
O
Customcube Icemaker*
O
Ice Tray *
Door Rack
Freezer Light
out Drawer
*on some models
O Dura ba se
O
Bin
Divider
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INSTALLATION
ExcessiveWeightHazard
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
UNPACKING
YOUR REFRIGERATOR
1. Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct sunlight,
or moisture,
2, To avoid vibration, the unit must be level, If required,
adjust the leveling screws to compensate for
unevenness of the floor. The front should be slightly
higher than the rear to aid in door closing. Leveling
screws can be turned easily by tipping the cabinet
slightly. Turn the leveling screws clockwise (_)
to
raise the unit, counterclockwise (_..m.) to lower it,
Remove tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator before using. Do not remove any warningtype labels, the model and serial number label, or the
TechSheet that is attached to back wall of the refrigerator.
3. Install this appliance in an area where the temperature
is between 55°F (13°C) and 110°F (43°C,) If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or high,
cooling ability may be adversely affected,
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area
briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue can also be
easily removed by rubbing a small amount of liquid dish
soap over the adhesive with your fingers, Wipe with warm
water and dry.
[]CAUTION:
Avoid placing the unit near heat sources,
direct sunlight or moisture.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your refrigerator. For
more information, see the Important Safety Instructions
section,
Refrigerator
shelves are installed in the shipping position.
Please reinstall shelves according to your individual
storage needs.
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the
refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to protect
the floor. Always pull the refrigerator straight out when
moving it, Do not wiggle or walk the refrigerator when
trying to move it, as floor damage could occur.
NEXT
1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust
accumulated during shipping,
2, Install accessories such as ice cube bin, drawers,
shelves, etc., in their proper places. They are packed
together to prevent possible damage during shipment,
.
Let your refrigerator run for 2 or 3 hours before putting
food in it, Check the flow of cold air in the freezer
compartment to ensure proper cooling, Your refrigerator
is now ready for use.
[]WARNING:
- Be careful when you work with hinge, base grille,
stopper etc, You may be injured,
. Do not put hands or metal sticks into air vents, base
grille or bottom of refrigerator. You may be injured or
receive an electrical shock.
BASE GRILLE
To remove the base grille:
1. Grasp the grille with both hands,
2. Pull the grille toward yourself,
To install the base grille:
1. Place clips in openings in the metal panel,
Explosion
Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion or fire.
2. Push the grille toward the refrigerator until it snaps
into place,
TOOLS
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1/4 in
3/8 in
Hex head socket wrench
HOWTO
REMOVE
YOU
MAY
Phillips screwdriver
NEED
Flat head screwdriver
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DOOR HANDLES
To move refrigerator through ahouse door, it ma
necessary to remove the refrigerator door hand
1. Removing Refrigerator Handle
• Grasp the handle tightly with both
hands and slide the handle up (1)(this
may require some force).
• The keyhole slots (2) on the back of the
handle allow the handle to separate
from the mounting screws (3).
[] CAUTION: It could be damaged and
broken when you hit with hammer
while you remove and attach the
handle.
Keyhole slots
on back of
handle
Screws
mounted
on door
[] CAUTION: When you assemble or
disassemble handle, you must push
and pull with moment force.
HOWTO
REPLACE
DOOR HANDLES
1. Replacing Refrigerator
Door Handle
• Align keyhole slots (1) on the top and
bottom of the back of the handle with
the screws (2) mounted on the front of
the door.
• Press the handle against the door
front, making sure that the screws (2)
go into the keyhole slots (1).
• Holding the handle with both hands,
press it firmly against the front of the
door and slide the handle down (3).
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from
illustrations on this page.
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HOW TO REMOVE
1. Removing
REFRIGERATOR
Refrigerator
DOOR
(models
without
water dispenser)
Door
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary.
IMPORTANT." Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF and unplug it, Remove food and any bins from doors.
• Left Door
,
•
•
•
•
Loosen the cover screw (1).
Disconnect door switch wire (2).
Loosen hinge bolts (3).
Lift off the top hinge (4),
Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
• Right Door
• Loosen the cover screw (1).
= Disconnect door switch wire (2).
, Disconnect wire harness (5),
• Loosen hinge bolts (3),
• Loosen ground screw (6),
• Lift off the top hinge (4),
• Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
[]CAUTION:
When removing top hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forward,
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2. Replacing Refrigerator Door
• Right Door
• Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (7).
• Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet,
, Replace the top hinge (4) installing hinge
screws (3) to secure it,
• Make sure the gasket on the door is flush
against the cabinet and is not folded,
• Support the door on the handle side while
securing. And make sure the door is straight
and the gap between the doors is even across
the front.
. Install the ground screw (6).
, Connect the door switch wire (2),
• Tighten the cover screw (1),
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• Left Door
• Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (5),
• Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet,
• Replace the top hinge (4) installing hinge
screws (3) to secure it,
• Make sure the gasket on the door is flush
against the cabinet and is not folded.
• Support the door on the handle side while
securing, And make sure the door is straight
and the gap between the doors is even across
the front,
• Connect the door switch wire (2).
• Tighten the cover screw (1),
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REMOVING
1. Removing
AND REPLACING
REFRIGERATOR
DOORS
(models
with water dispenser)
Refrigerator Door
NOTE: Handle appearance
may vary,
IMPORTANT." Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF and unplug it, Remove food and any bins from doors.
• Left Door
• Loosen the screws and remove the cove on back side (see figure A).
• Disconnect water supply tube by pushing back on the disconnect ring (3).
• Loosen the cover screw (1).
• Disconnect door switch wire (2).
. Pull out the tube (4).
[] CAUTION: If a tube end is deformed or worn out, cut the damaged portion away.
• Disconnect wire harness (5).
• Loosen screws (6) and lift off the top hinge (7).
° Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
[] CAUTION: When removing top hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forward.
• Right Door
• Loosen the cover screw (1).
• Disconnect door switch wire (2),
• Disconnect wire harness (4),
o Remove the ground screw (8),
= Loosen screws (6) and lift off the top hinge (7).
• Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up,
FigureA
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2. Replacing Refrigerator Door
• Right Door
• Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (9). Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet,
• Replace the top hinge (7) installing hinge screws (6) to secure it.
" Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against the cabinet and is not folded, Support the door on the handle side while
securing hinge. Make sure the door is straight and the gap between the doors is even.
• Install the ground screw (8) and connect the wire harness (4),
• Connect the door switch wire (2),
° Tighten the cover screw (1),
• Left Door
• Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin(8). Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet,
• Replace the top hinge (7) installing hinge screws (6) to secure it.
• Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against the cabinet and is not folded. Support the door on the handle side while
tightening. And make sure the door is straight and the gap between the doors is even.
° Insert the water supply tube (4) into the connector tube until you see only one scale mark.
(Fully insert the tube over 5/8"(15mm)).
• Connect the wire harness (5).
• Connect the door switch wire (2).
° Tighten the cover screw (1).
Correct
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HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE
PULLOUT DRAWER
, With both hands, hold both sides of the door and pull it
up to separate it from the rails.
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury, product or property
damage, you will need two people to perform the following
instructions.
1. Removing Pu|lout Drawer
= PuJt the drawer open to full lower extension. Remove the
lower basket (1) by lifting basket from rail system.
• Press both hangers with yours thumbs to lift it up.
• Separate the left and right rail cover
With both hands, hold the center of the bar and push it
in to let both rails fitted simultaneously.
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Remove the screws(2) of the rail on both sides.
_CAUT|ON:
When you remove the drawer, do not hold
handle. If it comes off, it could cause persona_ injury.
_CAUTION:
When laying down the drawer, be careful
not to damage the floor or hurt your feet by the sharp
edges on hinge side.
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HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE
PULLOUT DRAWER
• Make sure you have a right rail cover for each side.
Right
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injur or product or property
damage, you will need two people to perform the following
instructions.
Rail cover
Left
2. Installing Pullout Drawer
Rail cover
• With both hands, hold the center of the bar and pull it
out to let both rails out to full extension simultaneously.
• Align the top holes of the rail cover with the top holes of
the door supports to assemble the rail cover.
Assembly hole
• Hook door supports (1) into rail tabes (2).
• With the drawer pulled out to full extension, insert the
lower basket (4) in the rail assembly.
• Lower door into final position and tighten the screws (3)
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[] WARNING: To prevent accidental child and pet
entrapment or suffocation risk, DO NOT allow them to
play inside of drawer.
[] WARNING:
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DO NOT step or sit down on Freezer Door.
LEVELING
AND DOOR ALIGNMENT
Door Alignment
Leveling
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow the
instructions below to align the doors:
Your refrigerator has two front leveling screws one on
the right and one on the left, If your refrigerator seems
unsteady or you want the doors to close easier, adjust the
Refrigerator's tilt using the instructions below:
1. With one hand, lift up the door you want to raise at
middle hinge,
1. Plug the refrigerator's power cord into a 3-prong
grounded outlet, Move the refrigerator into its final
position,
2. With other hand, use pliers to insert snap ring as
shown,
3. Insert additional snap rings until the doors are aligned,
(Three snap rings are provided with unit,)
2. Turn the leveling screw clockwise to raise that side of
the refrigerator or counterclockwise to lower it. It may
take several turns of the leveling screw to adjust the tilt
of the refrigerator,
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws,
This makes it easier to adjust the screws,
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3. Open both doors again and check to make sure that
they close easily. If not, tilt the refrigerator slightly more
to the rear by turning both leveling screws clockwise. It
may take several more turns, and you should turn both
leveling screws the same amount,
4. Re-adjust if necessary,
5. Replace the base cover,
NOTE: Your new refrigerator is uniquely designed with
two fresh food doors. Either door can be opened or
closed independently of one another. You may have to
exert slight pressure on doors to get them to close
completely,
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ENSURING
PROPER
DOOR ALARM
AIR CIRCULATION
With this feature you'll listen a alarm when the freezer or
refrigerator door is not closed within 1 minute after it is
opened. These tones repeat every 30 seconds.
The alarm is cancelled when the freezer or the
refrigerator is closed correctly.
In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must flow
between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown
in the illustration below, air enters at top of freezer and
circulates down. From bottom of freezer, air is forced up
to top of refrigerator. Air enters refrigerator through top
vent, then circulates and exists at bottom, where it returns
to freezer.
SETTING
(Models
THE CONTROLS
without
water dispenser)
MULTI-FLOW
Your refrigerator has two controls that let you regulate
the temperature in the freezer and refrigerator
compartments.
Multi-Flow means powerful and effective cooling
operation. This is especially noticeable when new food
is placed in the refrigerator compartment.
Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL at 37°F
(3°C) and the FREEZER CONTROL at 0°F (-18°C).
Leave it at this setting for 24 hours (one day) to
stabilize. Then adjust the compartment temperature
as desired.
If water or foreign substances enter the cool air vent
while cleaning, efficiency will be lowered. In addition, if
gasket is damaged, efficiency may be lowered because
of escaping cool air.
Refrigerator control: 33°F/46°F (0°C to 8°C)
The lower the number setting, the colder the refrigerator
compartment will become.
ICE PLUS
37 'F IS RECOMMENDED
Freezer control: -6°F/8°F (-21°C to -13°C)
When the setting is at a lower number, the freezer
compartment becomes colder. But the refrigerator
compartment becomes warmer because less cold air
flows into the refrigerator.
Ice Plus:
Press the Ice Plus key and the LED will turn
on, This function will remain activated for 24 hours and
intensify the cooling speed of freezer and increase the
amount of ice.
ICE PWS
Do not block any of cool air vents with food packages.
If the vents are blocked, airflow will be interrupted and
temperature and moisture problems may occur.
IMPORTANT." Because air circulates between both
sections, any odors formed in one section will transfer to
the other. You must thoroughly clean both sections to
eliminate odors, To prevent odor transfer and drying out of
food, wrap or cover foods tightly. (See the Food Storage
Guide section for details.)
0 ° F IS RECOMMENDED
NOTE: If you want to change °F to °C, press and hold
COLDER key of freezer and COLDER key of refrigerator
over 3 sec at the same time. and if you want to change °C
to °F, hold them for 3 sec again.
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SETTING
THE CONTROLS
o Your refrigerator has a control pad on the dispenser that
lets you regulate the temperature in the freezer and
refrigerator compartments.
o Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL at 37°F
(3°C) and the FREEZER CONTROL at 0°F (-18°C).
Leave it at this setting for 24 hours (one day) to
stabilize. Then adjust the compartment temperature as
desired.
ADJUSTING
CONTROL
SETTINGS
Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before
adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put
food into the refrigerator. The mid-settings indicated in the
previous section should be correct for normal household
refrigerator usage. The controls are set correctly when
milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream
is firm.
The refrigerator control functions as the thermostat for the
entire appliance (refrigerator and freezer sections.) The
higher the number setting, the longer the compressor will
run to keep the temperature colder. The freezer control
adjusts the cold air flow from the freezer to the
refrigerator. Setting the freezer control to a lower
temperature keeps more cold air in the Freezer
compartment to make it colder.
o Refrigerator Temp Control: 33°F to 46°F (0°C to 8°C)
The lower the number setting, the colder the refrigerator
compartment will become.
If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator or
freezer, start by adjusting the refrigerator first. Wait 24
hours after the refrigerator adjustment to check the
freezer temperature. If it is too warm or too cold, then
adjust the freezer control as well.
. Freezer Temp Control:-6°F to 8°F (-21°C to -13°C)
When the setting is at a lower number, the freezer
compartment becomes colder. The refrigerator
compartment becomes warmer because less cold air
flows into the refrigerator.
Use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide.
Always remember to wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments.
NOTE: If you want to change °F to °C or the reverse,
press and hold FREEZER key and REFRIGERATOR key
simultaneously for 5 seconds or more.
CONDITION/REASON:
REFRIGERATOR section
too warm
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature very warm
NOTE: If you want to off display, press and hold ICE
PLUS key and FREEZER key over 5 seconds at the
same time.
NOTE: Touch display once to activate, then touch again to
change the settings or activate a function. If 10 seconds
has passed since the display has been touched, it will be
necessary to touch "once" again to reactivate.
*This is to prevent accidental display setting changes.
" ICE PLUS : Press the ICE PLUS button and the LED
will turn on. This function will remain activated for 24
hours and increase the cooling speed of the freezer and
the amount of ice produced.
,, Dispenser Lock : Press and hold the LOCK button for 3
seconds to lock the dispenser.
When it is locked, the dispenser will not operate. To
unlock, press and hold the LOCK button for 3 seconds.
FREEZER section too warm/
ice not made fast enough
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can't cycle often enough)
Heavy ice usage
Air vents blocked by items
REFRIGERATOR section too
cold
Controls not set correctly for
your conditions
FREEZER section too cold
o Filter Reset : It displays in months the number of
months left to exchange the filter from the moment
power is connected to the refrigerator. If you have
changed the filter after 6 months of use, press and hold
the FILTER button 3 seconds or more and the filter
display will be initialized with a buzzing sound.
NOTE: The average life of the filter is 6 months.
[]WARNING:
Controls not set correctly for
your conditions
If a door is open, the dispenser does not work.
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RECOMMENDED
ADJUSTMENT:
Turn
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Turn FREEZER
control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
Then re-check
Move items out of
airstream
Turn
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Turn FREEZER
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
FOOD STORAGE
Storing
GUIDE
Packaging
Fresh Food
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and
moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator. For dated products, check date code to
ensure freshness.
Butter or margarine
Keep opened butter in a covered dish or closed
compartment, When storing an extra supply, wrap
in freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to
use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or
aluminum foil.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons, For best storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Eggs
Successful freezing depends on correct packaging. When
you close and seal the package, it must not allow air or
moisture in or out. If you do, you could have food odor
and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and also dry
out frozen food,
Packaging recommendations:
. Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
= Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
• Heavy-duty aluminum foil
. Plastic-coated paper
- Non-permeable plastic wraps
° Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic bags
Follow package or container instructions for proper
freezing methods,
Do not use:
° Bread wrappers
• Non-polyethylene plastic containers
o Containers without tight lids
° Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
, Thin, semi-permeable wrap
Freezing
Store in original carton on interior shelf, not on door shelf.
Fruit
Wash, let dry, and store in refrigerator in plastic bags or in
the crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until you are ready
to use them, Sort and keep berries in their original
container in a crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Leafy vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off bruised and
discolored areas. Wash in cold water and drain, Place in a
plastic bag or plastic container and store in the crisper.
Vegetables
with skins (carrots,
peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic container and store
in crisper.
Fish
Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day purchased.
Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity of
food. Do not put more unfrozen food into the freezer than
will freeze within 24 hours (no more than 2 to 3 Ibs of food
per cubic foot of freezer space). Leave enough space in
the freezer for air to circulate around packages. Be careful
to leave enough room at the front so the door can close
tightly.
Storage times will vary according to the quality and type
of food, the type of packaging or wrap used (airtight and
moisture-proof) and the storage temperature. Ice crystals
inside a sealed package are normal. This simply means
that moisture in the food and air inside the package have
condensed, creating ice crystals,
Chef fresh
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at room temperature for
30 minutes, then package and freeze, Cooling hot foods
before freezing saves energy.
Store most chef fresh in original wrapping as long as it is
airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary.
NOTE: Do not store food near the sensor; it may cause
the sensor to malfunction.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
containers with tight lids can also be used.
STORING
FROZEN
Suffocation Hazard
When using dry ice, provide adequate ventilation.
Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide (CO2). When it
vaporizes, it can displace oxygen, causing dizziness,
light-headedness, unconsciousness and death by
suffocation, Open a window and do not breathe
the vapors.
FOOD
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for
freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or a
reliable cookbook.
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REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR
NOTE: Make sure that shelves are level from one side to
SECTION
the other. Failure to do so may result in the shelf falling or
spilling food.
SHELVES
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet
your individual storage needs. These units are all glass
shelves.
Sliding Out Shelves (optional
on some models)
You can slide some glass shelves in and out of your
refrigerator as follows,
Storing similar food items together in your refrigerator and
adjusting the shelves to fit different heights of items will
make finding the exact item you want easier; it will also
reduce the amount of time the refrigerator door is open,
saving energy.
° To slide the shelf out, carefully pull front of shelf
toward you,
• To slide shelf in, push shelf in until it stops,
IMPORTANT: Do not clean glass shelves with warm
water when they are cold. Shelves may break if exposed
to sudden temperature changes or impact, such as
bumping. For your protection, glass shelves are made
with tempered glass, which will shatter into small pebblesized pieces,
NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Use special care when
removing them to avoid dropping them.
Adjusting
To remove a sliding shelf from its metal frame:
1. Pull the shelf out to the stop position.
Shelves
Remove shelves from the shipping position and replace
shelves in the position you want,
2. Tilt the front of the shelf up and pull it past the stop position,
• To remove a shelf : Tilt up the front of the shelf in the
direction of (1) and lift it in the direction of (2). Pull the
shelf out.
Replace the shelf by reversing the above steps,
3. Lift up the shelf to remove,
Convenience
Shelves (optional
on some models)
• Folding Shelf: You can store taller items such as gallon
containers or bottles by simply sliding the shelf back,
• To replace a shelf : Tilt the front of the shelf up and
guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a desired height.
Then lower the front of the shelf so that the hooks drop
into the slots,
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CHEF FRESH / SNACK PAN
OBTIBIN
While holding the chef fresh with one hand, pull it forward
slightly. Lift slightly and pull it out,
CRISPERS
The OptiBin Crispers provide fresher-tasting fruit and
vegetables by letting you easily control humidity inside the
crisper. The OptiBin Crispers include: 1) a humidity
control knob at the front of the crisper cover and 2) a
large lattice on the inner surface of the cover to hold
or release moisture,
Colder
o
Cold
some models is applied an
independent temperature
control.
NOTE: DO NOT store lettuce or other leafy produce in
this drawer.
COLD
COLDER
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
cauliflower
cucumbers
zucchinis
apples
corn
oranges
grapes
To remove the glass:
1. Lift up the glass after inserting a screwdriver
criper cover.
steaks
hard cheeses
cold cuts
bacon
hot dogs
under the
2. Pull out and out,
[] WARNING: Fruits and vegetables may be damage
at the coldest setting,
CRISPER HUMIDITY
(on some models)
CONTROL
To remove the crisper:
You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front of the crisper, then pull it out to remove.
3. Replace the crisper by sliding it back in fully past the
drawer stop.
sealed crispers. Adjust the control to any setting between
"High" and Low.
*"High ":Lets moist air out of the crisper for best storage of
fruits.
-"Low" :Keeps moist air in the crisper for best storage of
fresh, leafy vegetables.
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CRISPER
COVER WITH LATTICE ON INNER
DESIGN-A-DOOR
SURFACE
(on some models)
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning and
adjusting.
1. To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and pull
straight out,
2. To replace the bin, slide it in above the desired support
button and push down until it stops.
To remove the crisper cover:
1. Remove both crisper drawers,
2. While holding the crisper cover support (2), pull the
cover up and out(1 ).
_WARNING:
Be careful when handing glass cover since
glass is not attached to cover.
[] WARNING: Somebody can be hurt if door bins are not
firmly assembled,
NOTE: DO NOT adjust a bin that is loaded with food,
To remove the lattice on inner surface:
[]
CAUTION: DO NOT allow children to play with
baskets, Sharp corners on baskets could cause injury,
DAIRY BIN
1. Remove crisper cover(as illustrated above).
2. Hold the glass cover and overtum crisper cover.
3. For each lattice hold lattice and pull sides of the cover
outward to remove lattice,
1. To remove the dairy bin, simply lift it and pull straight
out,
2. To replace the dairy bin, slide it in above the desired
location and push down until it stops,
To replace lattice on inner surface:
1. For each lattice insert middle tab in 1 (closed to glass
cover)and pull sides of the cover to insert lattice,
EGG BOX
Store Egg Box on interior shelf, not on door shelf,
[]CAUTION:
Do not use the egg box as an ice storage
bin in the freezer compartment, The egg box can easily
easily break if it freezes,
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FREEZER
SECTION
ICE BIN (on some models)
TILTING
1. To separate the ice bin, pull out the drawer as much as
possible.
2. Gently lift and pull out the ice bin.
The tilting door provides easy access for stored foods.
DOOR (on some models)
How to use:
Tilt the door down and pull it out.
3. To reinstall, pull out the drawer as much as possible and set
the ice bin in its correct position, and then push in the drawer
DRAWER
ICE BIN -
[]WARNING:
Be careful when you open tilting door so
that you do not injure your foot!
DURABASE
(on some models)
DURABASE
1. To remove the Durabase, push it back to the end as
much as possible. Tilt up the front of the Durabase and
pull straight out.
DIVIDER
(on some
models)
The Durabase divider allows you to organize the
Durabase area into sections.
2. To install, insert the Durabase in rail assembly.
1. To remove, pull divider staight up.
2. To install, hook top corners of divider over top edge of
durabase.
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GLIDE- OUT DRAWER
(on some
BASKET
Tray can be easily removed by pressing and pulling it.
models)
1. To remove, lift basket up and pull out straight out.
Tilt up the front of tray slightly and snap the ribs into the
holes to replace the tray.
2. To Install, pull both rails out to full extension.
Hook the basket supports into the rail tabs and push to
the back of compartment,
Ribs
FILTER (on some models)
It displays in months the number of months left to
exchange the filter from the moment power is connected
to the refrigerator.
WATER DISPENSER
Push the dispenser pad with a glass until you hear a click
to get cold water.
Dispenser Switch
Push
If you have changed the filter after 6 months of use, press
and hold the FILTER button 3 seconds or more and the
filter display will be initialized with a buzzing sound.
NOTE: The average life of the filter is 6 months.
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NOTE: There will be water in the cartridge. Some spilling
may occur through the hole at rear bottom side of cover.
You may use a cup or something like that to prevent spilt
water drop into food.
It is recommended that you replace the filter when the
water filter indicator light turns on or your water dispenser
or ice maker decreases noticeably.
4. Replace with a new cartridge.
Take the new cartridge out of its packaging and remove
protective cover from the o-rings.
With cartridge knob in the vertical position, push the new
filter cartridge into the. cove.r until it stons
After changing the water filter cartridge, reset the water
filter status display and indicator light by pressing and
holding the BUTTON for 3 seconds,
How to change the old cartridge.
1. Turn the shutoff valve off (house valve).*
If you can "t turn the filter from side to side, it isn't fully
inserted. Push it in firmly and twist it into place. You will
hear it click into place,
2. Dispense water from the system to empty
the tubing (approximately for 50 seconds).*
Using its handle, twist the cartridge clockwise about 1/4
turn. You will hear when it clicks into place.
3. Remove the old cartridge.
Rotate the knob of the cartridge counter clockwise.
5. Turn the shutoff valve on (house valve).*
When the cartridge is removed, it will click out of
place.
6, Flush water out from the system until air gets
eliminated and water start to dispense
(approximately for 60 seconds).*
Pull out the cartridge.
S
NOTE: To purchase replacement water filter cartridges,
visit your local appliance dealer or part distributor. You
can also visit our website : www.lgappliances.com or call
1-877-714W481.
*Steps 1,2,5 & 6 only for models with water dispenser.
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PLASTIC
PARTS (covers
and panels)
Do not use paper towels, window sprays, abrasive
cleansers, or flammable fluids. These can scratch or
damage the material,
CONDENSER
COILS
Remove grille base, (See the grille base section on
page 7,)
Explosion Hazard
Use non-flammable
cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. However, clean both sections about once
a month to prevent odors. Wipe up spills immediately.
GENERAL
CLEANING
Use a vacuum cleaner with an extended attachment to
clean condenser coils.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may need to be
cleaned as often as every other month.
Replace grille base.
LIGHT
TIPS
° Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
Electrical Shock Hazard
. Remove all removable parts, such as shelves,
crispers, etc,
Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker
or fuse box,
. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
NOTE: Moving the control to the OFF position
does not remove power to the light circuit,
. Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
• Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
OUTSIDE
Waxing external painted metal surfaces helps provide rust
protection. Do not wax plastic parts, Wax painted metal
surfaces at least twice a year using appliance wax (or
auto paste wax), Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth,
For products with a stainless steel exterior, use a clean
sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly
with a soft cloth.
INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer
cloth won't stick)
to warm up so
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be
sure to replace the bulb with one of the same size, shape
and wattage,
To change the refrigerator
light:
1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet,
2. Remove refrigerator shelves,
3. Release the hooks on both ends of the light shield and
pull the shield down to remove it,
4. Turn the bulb counterclockwise,
5. Assembly is the reverse order of disassembly.
I
To help remove odors, you can wash the inside of the
refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda and warm water.
Mix 2 tablespoons baking soda to 1 quart of water (26 g
soda to 1 liter water.) Be sure the baking soda is
completely dissolved so does it not scratch the surfaces
of the refrigerator.
DOOR
BULB REPLACEMENT
LINERS AND GASKETS
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents,
bleaches, or cleaners containing petroleum plastic parts.
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To change the freezer light:
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you
are away, follow these steps to prepare your refrigerator
before you leave.
2, Reach behind light shield to remove bulb,
3. Replace bulb with a 60-watt appliance bulb.
4. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. Empty the ice bin,
If you choose to turn the refrigerator
leave, follow these steps.
.
off before you
Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Depending on your model, set the thermostat control
(refrigerator control to OFE See the Setting the
Controls section.
.
POWER
INTERRUPTIONS
If the electricity goes off, call the power company and ask
how long it will be off.
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep
both refrigerator doors closed to help foods stay
cold and frozen,
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours:
a) Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen
food locker.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to
prop them open far enough for air to get in. This stops
odor and mold from building up.
WHEN YOU MOVE
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home,
follow these steps to prepare it for the move,
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack all
frozen food in dry ice.
2. Depending on your model, turn the thermostat control
(refrigerator control) to OFE See the Setting the
Controls section,
OR
b) Place 2 Ibs of dry ice in the freezer for every cubic
foot of freezer space, This will keep the food frozen
for two to four days, While handling dry ice, wear
gloves to protect your hands from frostbite.
OR
c) If neither a food locker nor dry ice is available,
consume or can perishable food at once,
Clean refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
.
Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Empty water from the defrost pan.
5. Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
6. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well and tape
them together so they don't shift and rattle during the
move,
Depending on the model, raise the front of the
refrigerator so it rolls more easily OR screw in the
leveling legs all the way so they don't scrape the floor.
See the Door Closing section.
7.
.
Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord to the
refrigerator cabinet,
When you get to your new home, put everything back
and refer to the Installing Your Refrigerator section for
preparation instructions.
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NOTE: Automatic Ice Maker feature is included only in
certain models. Please check your product specification.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler arm, the
icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be stuck together.
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes will become
cloudy, taste stale, and shrink.
Personal Injury Hazard
NOTE: If the cube size is smaller or larger than you
expected, you can regulate the size with the cube size
button. (nomally caused by variations in water pressure.)
Avoid contact with the moving parts of the ejector
mechanism, or with the heating element that releases
the cubes. DO NOT place fingers or hands on the
automatic icemaking mechanism while the refrigerator
is plugged in.
Every time you press the cube size button, the indicator
light go up. The higher position light is on, the larger
cubes will be. (1st step is the next after the 5th step.)
OPERATION
WHEN YOU SHOULD SETTHE
POWER SWITCH TO O (OFF)
INSTRUCTIONS
• When the water supply will be shut off for several hours.
. When the ice storage bin is removed for more than a
minute or two,
A newly-installed
refrigerator
may take
12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.
° When the refrigerator will not be used for several days.
NORMAL
Icemaker
SOUNDS
YOU MAY HEAR
• The icemaker water valve will
with water. If the power switch
will buzz even if it has not yet
To stop the buzzing, move the
• You will hear the sound of cubes dropping into the bin
and water running in the pipes as the icemaker refills.
Power Switch
Cube Size
Select Button
PREPARING
The icemaker will produce eight cubes per cycle
approximately 100 - 130 cubes in a 24-hour period,
depending on freezer compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings and other
operating conditions.
If the refrigerator is used before the water connection is
made to the icemaker, set the power switch to O (off).
buzz as the icemaker fills
is in the I (on) position, it
been hooked up to water.
power switch to O (off).
NOTE: Keeping the power switch in the I (on) position
before the water line is connected can damage the
icemaker.
FeelerArm
Cube Size
Indicator Light
ICEMAKER
FOR VACATION
Set the icemaker power switch to O (off) and shut off the
water supply to the refrigerator.
If the ambient temperature will drop below freezing, have
a qualified servicer drain the water supply system (on
some models) to prevent serious property damage due to
flooding from ruptured water lines or connections.
When the refrigerator has been connected to the water
supply, set the power switch to I (on).
The icemaker will fill with water when it cools to freezing.
A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to
begin making ice cubes.
Throw away the first few batches of ice to allow the water
line to clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep of the feeler
arm.
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NOTE: Water line installation is needed when the
Automatic Ice Maker and/or Water Dispenser features
are available on your product.
Two 114" outer diameter
compression
nuts and
2 ferrules (sleeves) to
connect the copper tubing to
the shutoff valve and the
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
This water line installation is not warranted by the
refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow these
instructions carefully to minimize the risk of expensive
water damage.
refrigerator water valve.
If your existing copper water
line has a flared fitting at the
end, you will need an
adapter (available at
plumbing supply stores) to
connect the water line to the refrigerator OR you can
cut off the flared fitting with a tube cutter and then use
a compression fitting.
Shutoff valve to connect to
the cold water line. The
shutoff valve should have a
water inlet with a minimum
inside diameter of 5/32" at
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in house
plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and lead
to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified plumber to
correct water hammer before installing the water supply
line to the refrigerator.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook up
the water line to the hot water line.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting the water
line, make sure the icemaker power switch is in the O
(off) position.
the point of connection to the
COLD WATER LINE. Saddle-type shutoff valves are
included in many water supply kits. Before purchasing,
make sure a saddle-type valve complies with your local
plumbing codes.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is doubleinsulated or grounded in a manner to prevent the hazard
of electric shock, or is battery-powered.
All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing
code requirements.
NOTE: Wear eye protection.
C_
INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used
drinking water line.
1. SHUT OFF THE MAiN WATER SUPPLY
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the pressure on
the line.
= CopperTubing,
1/4" outer
diameter to connect the refrigerator
to the water supply. Be sure both
ends of the tubing are cut square.
=
Choose a location for the valve
that is easily accessible. It is best
to connect into the side of a
To determine how much tubing you need: measure
the distance from the water valve on the back of the
refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then add 8 feet
(2.4 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about 8 feet
[2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about 10 [25 cm] diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation.
vertical water pipe. When it is
necessary to connect into a
horizontal water pipe, make the
connection to the top or side,
rather than at the bottom, to avoid
drawing off any sediment from the water pipe.
Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 8 feet
(2.4 m) as described above.
,
A cold water supply. The water pressure must be
between 20 and 120 p.s.i, on models without a water
filter and between 40 and 120 p.s.i, on models with a
water filter.
•
Power drill.
.
1/2" or adjustable
wrench.
CHOOSE THEVALVELOCATION
=
DRILLTHE HOLE FOR THEVALVE
Drill a 1/4" hole in the water
pipe (even if using a selfpiercing valve) using a
sharp bit. Remove any burrs
resulting from drilling the
hole in the pipe. Take care
not to allow water to drain
into the drill. Failure to drill a 1/4 hole may result in
reduced ice production or smaller cubes.
• Straight- and Phillipsblade screwdriver
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INSTALLATION
7. CONNECT
INSTRUCTIONS
(CONTINUED)
4. FASTEN THE SHUTOFF
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with
the pipe clamp,
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Saddle-Type J
Shutoff Valve
Packing
Nut
-Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
Outlet
Valve
TIGHTEN
THE PIPE CLAMP
_rule
8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water supply on
and flush out the tubing until the
water is clear.
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell,
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush
the tubing.
Washer
Shut the water off at the water
valve after about one quart of
water has been flushed through
the tubing,
Pipe Clamp -Clamp
6. ROUTE
Compression
__
(sleeve)
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts,
Consult with your licensed plumber.
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts,
Consult with your licensed plumber.
=
TO THE VALVE
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and
connect it to the shutoff valve, Make sure the tubing is
fully inserted into the valve. Tighten the compression
nut securely.
VALVE
Pipe Clamp
THE TUBING
THE TUBING
Route the tubing between the cold water line and the
refrigerator.
Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the wall or
floor (behind the refrigerator or adjacent base cabinet)
as close to the wall as possible,
NOTE: Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about
8 feet coiled into 3 turns of about 10 diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation.
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=
CONNECT THE TUBING
REFRIGERATOR
TO THE
11. PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
Arrange the coil of tubing so
that it does not vibrate against
the back of the refrigerator or
against the wall. Push the
refrigerator back to the wall,
NOTES:
• Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be
sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into
the wall outlet,
, If your refrigerator does not have a water filter,
we recommend installing one. If your water supply
has sand or particles that could clog the screen of
the refrigerator's water valve, Install the filter in the
water line near the refrigerator.
Remove the plastic flexible cap from the refrigerator
connection,
12. START THE ICEMAKER
Set the icemaker power switch to the ON position.
The icemaker will not begin to operate until it reaches
its operating temperature of 15°F (-9°C) or below. It
will then begin operation automatically if the icemaker
power switch is in the I (on) position,
2
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto
the end of the tubing,
Insert the end of the tubing into the connection as far
as possible. While holding the tubing, tighten the fitting,
Connection
Ferule
Tubing
1/4"
Compression
Nut
1/4"
I-ubing
Fasten the tubing into the tubing Clamp attached to
the back of the refrigerator.
First, loosen the screw fastening the clamp. Next,
insert the tubing in the groove. Finally, re-fasten the
screw.
10. TU RN TH E WATER ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
Tighten any connections that
leak,
Reattach the compressor
compartment access cover.
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UNDERSTANDING
SOUNDS
YOU MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one
didn't make. Because the sounds are new to you, you
might be concerned about them. Most of the new sounds
are normal. Hard surfaces, like the floor, walls and
cabinets, can make the sounds seem louder than they
actually are. The following describes the kinds of sounds
and what may be making them.
• The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends. The thermostat control (or
refrigerator control, depending on the model) will also
click when cycling on and off.
Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the
water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently
to keep your food items at the desired temperature.
The high efficiency compressor may cause your new
refrigerator to run longer than your old one, and
you may hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
• You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating the air
through the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
• As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due
to the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
, Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause
a popping noise.
Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost
cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
• You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
condenser fan.
• You may hear water running into the drain pan during the
defrost cycle.
REFRIGERATOR
DOES NOT OPERATE
Check if...
Then...
The power supply cord is unplugged.
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage,
A household fuse has blown or circuit
breaker tripped.
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
The refrigerator control is set to the OFF position.
Refer to the Setting the Controls.
Refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end,
VIBRATION
OR RATTLING
NOISE
Check if...
Then...
The refrigerator is not resting solidly on
the floor.
LIGHTS
Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need adjusting.
See Installation Section.
DO NOT WORK
Check if...
Then...
The power supply cord is unplugged.
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage.
Light bulb is loose in the socket.
Turn the refrigerator control to the OFF position and unplug
the refrigerator. Gently remove the bulb and reinsert. Then
plug in refrigerator and reset the refrigerator control.
Light bulb has burned out.
Replace with an appliance bulb of the same wattage, size
and shape available at your local hardware store. (See the
Changing the Light Bulb(s) Section) Turn
the temperature control to the OFF position and unplug the
refrigerator prior to replacement.
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COMPRESSOR
MOTOR SEEMS TO RUN TOO MUCH
Check if...
Then...
The refrigerator that was replaced was an
older model,
Modern refrigerators with more storage space require
more operating time.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
The motor will run longer under warm conditions. At normal
room temperatures, expect your motor to run about 40% to
80% of the time. Under warmer conditions, expect it to run
even more often.
The door is opened often or a large amount
of food has just been added.
Adding food and opening the door warms the refrigerator.
It is normal for the refrigerator to run longer in order to cool
the refrigerator back down. Adding a large amount of food
warms the refrigerator. See the Food Storage Guide Section.
In order to conserve energy, try to get everything
you need out of the refrigerator at once, keep food organized
so it is easy to find and close the door as soon as the food
is removed.
The refrigerator was recently plugged in and
the refrigerator control was set correctly
The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to cool
completely.
The refrigerator control was not set correctly for the
surrounding conditions,
See the Adjusting
The doors are not closed completely.
Push the doors firmly shut. If they will not shut all the way, see
Doors will not close completely below.
The condenser coils are dirty.
This prevents air transfer and makes the motor work harder.
Clean the condenser coils, Refer to the Care and Cleaning
section,
DOORS WILL NOT CLOSE
control settings
Section,
COMPLETELY
Check if...
Then...
The refrigerator is not level,
See the Installation
Food packages are blocking the door open,
Rearrange food containers to clear door and door shelves,
The ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves, door bins
or baskets are out of position,
Push bins all the way in and put crisper cover, pans, shelves
and baskets into their correct positions, See the Using Your
Refrigerator Section,
The gaskets are sticking,
Clean gaskets and the surface that they touch. Rub a thin
coat of paraffin wax on the gaskets after cleaning,
The refrigerator wobbles or seems unstable,
Level the refrigerator. Refer to the Door Closing and
Alignment Section,
The doors were removed during product installation
and not properly replaced,
Remove and replace the doors according to the Removing,
Reversing and Replacing Refrigerator Doors section
or call a qualified service technician.
FROST
OR ICE CRYSTALS
Check if...
ON FROZEN
Section to level refrigerator.
FOOD
Then...
The door is not closing properly.
See Doors will not close completely
The door is opened often,
When the door is opened, warm, humid air is allowed in
the freezer resulting in frost,
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above,
ICE HAS OFF-TASTE
OR ODOR
Check if,..
Then,..
The icemaker was recently installed,
Discard first few batches of ice to avoid discolored or
off-flavored ice,
The ice has been stored for too long,
Throw away old ice and make new supply.
The food has not been wrapped tightly in
either compartment,
Rewrap foods since odors may migrate to the ice if food
is not wrapped properly.
The water supply contains minerals such as sulfur.
A filter may need to be installed to eliminate taste and
odor problems.
The interior of refrigerator needs cleaning,
See Care and Cleaning
Ice storage bin needs cleaning,
Empty and wash bin, Discard old cubes,
THERE
IS WATER IN THE DEFROST
section,
DRAIN PAN
Check if...
Then...
The refrigerator is defrosting,
The water will evaporate, It is normal for water to drip into the
defrost pan,
It is more humid than normal,
Expect that the water in the defrost pan will take longer to
evaporate, This is normal when it is hot or humid,
THE REFRIGERATOR
SEEMS TO MAKE TOO MUCH NOISE
Check if...
Then...
I Refer to the Understanding
Sounds You May Hear section.
i
The sounds may be normal for your refrigerator.
THE ICEMAKER
IS NOT PRODUCING
ICE OR ICE CUBES
Check if...
ARE FREEZING
TOO SLOWLY
Then...
The freezer temperature is cold enough to produce ice I Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice production. See the Setting
the Controls Section,
t
Door left open,
CUBES
PRODUCED
Check to see if somethinc is holding the door open,
BY ICEMAKER
ARE TOO SMALL
Check if...
Then...
Smaller cube size level is selected,
[ Select larger cube size using cube size selector.
Water
shutoff
valve connecting refrigerator to water
line
may
be clogged,
l Call a plumber to clear the valve,
THE DOORS ARE DIFFICULT
TO OPEN
Check if...
Then...
The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
Clean gaskets and the surfaces that they touch. Rub a thin
coat of appliance polish or kitchen wax on the gaskets after
cleaning
The door is reopened within a short time after having
been opened,
When you open the door, warmer air enters the refrigerator.
As the warm air cools, it can create a vacuum, If the door is
hard to open, wait 5 minutes to allow the air pressure to
equalize, then see if it opens more easily.
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AUTOMATIC
ICEMAKER
DOES NOT WORK
Check if,..
Then,..
Icemaker power switch in the O (off) position,
Move the switch to the I (on) position,
Water supply turned off or not connected,
See the Connecting
Freezer compartment too warm,
Wait 24 hours for the freezer to reach its ideal temperature,
Piled up cubes in the storage bin cause the icemaker
to shut off,
Level cubes by hand,
TEMPERATURE
IS TOO WARM OR THERE
;heck if...
IS INTERIOR
the Water Line section,
MOISTURE
BUILDUP
Then...
The air vents are blocked. Cold air circulates
from the freezer to the fresh food section and
back again through air vents in the wall dividing
the two sections,
Locate air vents by using your hand to sense airflow and
move all packages that block vents and restrict airflow. Refer
to multi flow Section for the location of
air vents,
The doors are opened often,
When the door is opened, warm humid air is allowed into
the refrigerator. The more the door is opened, the faster the
humidity builds up, and the more warm air the refrigerator
must cool. In order to keep the refrigerator cool, try to get
everything you need out of the refrigerator at once, keep
food organized so it is easy to find and close the door as
soon as the food is removed,
The control is not set correctly for the surrounding
conditions,
Refer to the Setting the Controls Section.
Wait 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize or even out. If the
temperature is too cold or too warm, move the dial one
number at a time,
A large amount of food has just been added
to the refrigerator or freezer,
Adding food warms the refrigerator. It can take a few hours
for the refrigerator to return to normal temperature,
The food is not packaged correctly.
Wrap food tightly and wipe off damp containers prior to
storing in the refrigerator to avoid moisture accumulation. If
necessary, repackage food according to the guidelines in the
Food Storage Guide Section,
.The doors are not closing completely.
See Doors will not close completely
The weather is humid,
In humid weather, air carries moisture into refrigerator
when doors are opened,
A self-defrost cycle was completed,
It is normal for droplets to form on the back wall after the
refrigerator self-defrosts,
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