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OWNER’S MANUAL
FRENCH DOOR
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before
operating and keep it handy for reference at all times.
LMXS30776S
www.lg.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PRODUCT FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
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COMPONENTS
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Refrigerator Exterior
Refrigerator Interior
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INSTALLATION
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Installation Overview
Specifications
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
Choosing the Proper Location
- Flooring
- Ambient Temperature
- Measuring the Clearances
Removing/Assembling the Refrigerator
Door Handles
Removing/Assembling the Freezer
Drawer Handle
Removing/Assembling the Doors and
Drawers
- Removing the Left Refrigerator Door
- Removing the Right Refrigerator Door
- Assembling the Right Refrigerator Door
- Assembling the Left Refrigerator Door
- Removing the CustomChill™ Drawer
- Assembling the CustomChill™ Drawer
- Removing the Freezer Drawer
- Assembling the Freezer Drawer
Connecting the Water Line
- Before You Begin
- Water Pressure
- What You Will Need
- Water Line Installation Instructions
Turning On the Power
Leveling and Door Alignment
- Leveling
- Door Alignment
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Before Use
Control Panel
- Control Panel Features
In-Door Ice Bin
- Detaching the In-Door Ice Bin
- Assembling the In-Door Ice Bin
Automatic Icemaker
- Turning the Automatic Icemaker On or Off
- When You Should Turn the Icemaker Off
- Normal Sounds You May Hear
- Preparing for Vacation
Ice and Water Dispenser
- Dispenser
- Using the Dispenser
- Locking the Dispenser
- Cleaning the Dispenser Stand
Storing Food
- Food Preservation Location
- Food Storage Tips
- Storing Frozen Food
Glide‘N’Access™
EasyReach™
Detaching and Assembling the Storage Bins
Door-In-Door
CustomChill™ Drawer
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves
41 MAINTENANCE
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Cleaning
Replacing the Fresh Air Filter
Replacing the Water Filter
46 SMART DIAGNOSIS™
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Using Smart Diagnosis™
47 TROUBLESHOOTING
57 WARRANTY
PRODUCT FEATURES
* Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available.
FILTERED WATER AND ICE DISPENSER
The water dispenser dispenses fresh, chilled water.
The ice dispenser dispenses cubed and crushed ice.
DOOR ALARM
The Door Alarm function is designed to prevent refrigerator malfunctioning
that could occur if a refrigerator door or freezer drawer remains open. If a
refrigerator door or freezer drawer is left open for more than 60 seconds, a
warning alarm sounds at 30 second intervals.
HUMIDITY CONTROLLED CRISPER
The Humidity Controlled Crisper is designed to help keep your fruits and
vegetables fresh and crisp.
CUSTOMCHILL™ DRAWER
The CustomChill™ Drawer provides storage space with a variable
temperature control that keeps the compartment either colder or warmer
than the refrigerator. Use it to store meat and seafood, cold drinks, deli
snacks, or chilled wine.
ICE PLUS
Ice production can be increased by approximately 20 percent when the
freezer section is maintained at the coldest temperature for a 24-hour
period.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
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 WARNING or CAUTION. These words mean:
WARNING
CAUTION
You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or moderate injury, or product damage.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following:
Power
y NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull it
straight out from the outlet.
y If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion
damage along its length or at either the plug or connector end.
y Do not use an uncertified power outlet.
y Unplug the power plug immediately in the event of a blackout or thunderstorm.
y Plug in the power plug with the power cord facing downward.
Installation
y Contact an authorized service center before you install or relocate the refrigerator.
y When moving your refrigerator away from the wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the power
cord.
y Prior to use, ensure that you are connecting this product to a dedicated, grounded electrical outlet
rated for use with this product (115V, 60Hz, AC only). It is the user’s responsibility to replace a
standard 2-prong wall outlet with a standard 3-prong wall outlet.
y Do not install the refrigerator where there may be a danger of the unit falling.
Use
y DO NOT allow children to climb, stand, or hang on the refrigerator doors or on the shelves in the
refrigerator. They could damage the refrigerator and seriously injure themselves.
y Do not hang on to or place heavy objects on the refrigerator’s dispenser.
y Do not place heavy or dangerous objects (bottles with liquid) on the refrigerator.
y Do not put live animals inside the refrigerator.
y Do not allow children to climb into the product when it is in use.
y In the event of a gas leak (propane/LPG), ensure adequate ventilation and contact an authorized service
center before resuming use. Do not touch or disassemble the electric outlet of the refrigerator.
y In the event of a refrigerant leak, move flammable objects away from the refrigerator. Ensure adequate
ventilation and contact an authorized service center.
y Do not use or place flammable substances (chemicals, medicine, cosmetics, etc) near the refrigerator
or store them inside the refrigerator. Do not place the refrigerator in the vicinity of flammable gas.
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
y This product is not to be used for special purposes such as the storage of medicine or test materials
or for use on ships, etc.
y Unplug the power plug before cleaning or repairing the refrigerator.
y When you replace the light bulb in the refrigerator, unplug the refrigerator or turn off the power.
y Do not modify or extend the power cord.
y Do not use a dryer to dry the interior. Do not light a candle to remove interior odors.
y For your 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.
y Do not use an outlet that can be turned off with a switch. Do not use an extension cord. It is the
user’s responsibility to replace a standard 2-prong wall outlet with a standard 3-prong wall outlet.
y Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
y Do not use an adapter plug and plug the power plug into a multi-outlet extension cord.
y Disconnect the power cord immediately if you hear a noise, smell a strange odor or detect smoke
coming from the appliance.
y Turn the power off if water or dust penetrates into the refrigerator. Call a service agent.
y Do not disassemble or modify the refrigerator.
y Do not put hands, feet, or metal objects below or behind the refrigerator.
y Do not operate the refrigerator or touch the power cord with wet hands.
y 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 ice-making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in.
y When dispensing ice from the dispenser, do not use crystal ceramics.
y Do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment with wet or damp hands, when your
refrigerator is in operation.
y Do not put glass containers, glass bottles or soda in the freezer.
y This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
y Do not refreeze frozen food that has thawed completely. Doing so may result in a serious health
issue.
y If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure the CFC coolant is removed for proper
disposal by a qualified servicer. If you release CFC coolant, you may be fined or imprisoned in
accordance with the relevant environmental law.
y Junked or abandoned refrigerators are dangerous, even if they are sitting for only a few days. When
disposing of the refrigerator, remove the packing materials from the door or take off the doors but
leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
y If connected to a circuit protected by fuses, use time delay fuse.
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To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following:
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
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To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following:
CAUTION
Installation
y The refrigerator must be properly installed in accordance with the Installer Instructions that were
taped to the front of the refrigerator.
y Be careful when you unpack and install the refrigerator. Immediately dispose of plastic and other
packing materials out of reach of children.
y The appliance must be positioned for easy access to a power source.
Use
y Close the door carefully when children are around.
y Keep fingers out of pinch point areas; clearances between the doors and cabinets are
necessarily small. Be careful closing doors when children are nearby.
y If you store food improperly, be aware that it may fall and cause injury.
y Do not use aerosols near the refrigerator.
y Do not store articles on the top of the appliance.
Maintenance
y Do not use strong detergents like wax or thinners for cleaning. Clean with a soft cloth.
y Wipe foreign objects (such as dust and water) off the prongs of the power plug and contact
areas regularly.
y Do not store, disassemble or repair the refrigerator by yourself.
y Remove any dust or foreign matter from the power plug pins.
y Do not use a wet or damp cloth when cleaning the plug.
y If the refrigerator is disconnected from the power supply, you should wait for at least five
minutes before plugging it back in.
y If you notice a chemical or burning plastic smell or see smoke, unplug the refrigerator
immediately and contact your LG Electronics Service Center.
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COMPONENTS
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Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator.
*The appearance and specifications of the actual product may differ depending on the model.
Refrigerator Exterior
Handle
Filtered Water and
Ice Dispenser
Opens and closes
the door.
Dispenses purified water and ice.
Button
LED Display
Displays the refrigerator and freezer
temperature, the water filter
condition and the dispenser status.
Control Panel
Sets the refrigerator and freezer
temperatures, the water filter
condition and the dispenser mode.
Refrigerator
Preserves food.
LED Light
LED lights up when
the freezer door is
opened.
CustomChill™
Drawer
Ez Handle
Easily opens the freezer
door.
Freezer
Preserves frozen food.
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COMPONENTS
Refrigerator Interior
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Adjustable Refrigerator Shelf
The shelves in your refrigerator are
adjustable to meet your individual
storage needs.
LED interior lamps
Door-In-Door Case
The interior lamps light up
the inside of the refrigerator.
The convenience of a “soft cool”
storage area and easy access to
items stored in this area.
Cheese & Butter Bin
Cheese & Butter and
Condiment bins are
specially designed
for food that can be
stored at a warmer
temperature. This makes
spreading butter and
slicing cheese easier.
Indoor Ice Bin
Ice cubes are
automatically produced.
Condiment Bin
Crisper
Controls humidity and
helps vegetables and
fruit to stay crisp.
EasyReach™
You can store small items,
or defrost an item.
CustomChill™ Drawer
Variable temperature storage
that can be set either colder or
warmer than the refrigerator.
Pullout Drawer
Used for extra storage
within the freezer
compartment.
Durabase® and Durabase® Divider
The Durabase is a storage space
recommended for the preservation of large
food items. The Durabase Divider is used
to organize the Durabase area into sections.
It can be adjusted from side to side to
accommodate items of different sizes.
INSTALLATION
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Installation Overview
Please read the following installation instructions first after purchasing this product or transporting
it to another location.
1
Unpacking your
refrigerator
4 Connecting the water
supply and water line
2 Choosing the proper
location
5 Leveling and Door
Alignment
NOTE
Connect to potable water supply only.
3 Disassembling/Assembling
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Specifications
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The appearance and specifications listed in this manual may vary due to constant product
improvements.
Dimensions
Net weight
35 3/4" (W) X 38 1/8" (D) X 70 1/4" (H), 48 1/8" (D w/ door open)
908 mm (W) X 968 mm (D) X 1782 mm (H), 1221 mm (D w/ door open)
397 lb. (180 kg)
INSTALLATION
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
y Use two or more people to move and
install the refrigerator. Failure to do so
can result in back or other injury.
y 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.
y Keep flammable materials and vapors,
such as gasoline, away from the
refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
Remove tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator before using. Do not remove any
warning-type labels, the model and serial number
label, or the Tech Sheet that is located under the
front of the refrigerator.
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.
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.
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping
position. Please reinstall shelves according to
your individual storage needs.
Choosing the Proper Location
y Select a place where a water supply can
be easily connected for the automatic
icemaker.
NOTE
The water pressure must be 20~120
psi or 138~827 kPa or 1.4~8.4 kgf/cm²
on models without a water filter and
40~120 psi or 276~827 kPa or 2.8~8.4
kgf/cm² on models with a water filter.
y 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.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
install the refrigerator in a wet or damp
area.
Flooring
To avoid noise and vibration, the unit must be
leveled and installed on a solidly constructed
floor. If required, adjust the leveling legs to
compensate for unevenness of the floor. The
front should be slightly higher than the rear to
aid in door closing. Leveling legs can be turned
easily by tipping the cabinet slightly. Turn the
leveling legs to the left to raise the unit or to
the right to lower it. (See Leveling and Door
AlIgnment.)
NOTE
Installing on carpeting, soft tile surfaces,
a platform or weakly supported structure
is not recommended.
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Ambient Temperature
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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.
Removing/Assembling the
Refrigerator Door Handles
NOTE
When it is necessary to move the
refrigerator through a narrow opening,
removing the doors is the recommended
procedure. If it is necessary to remove
the handles, follow the directions below.
Measuring the Clearances
Too small of a distance from adjacent items
may result in lowered freezing capability and
increased electricity consumption charges.
Allow at least 24 inches (61 cm) in front of the
refrigerator to open the doors, and at least
2 inches (5.08 cm) between the back of the
refrigerator and the wall.
Removing the Handles
1
Loosen the set screws with a 3/32 in.
Allen wrench and remove the handle.
2
Loosen the mounting fasteners that
connect to the refrigerator door and handle
using a 1/4 in. Allen wrench, and remove
the mounting fasteners.
24” (61 cm)
2” (5.08 cm)
Assembling the Handles
1
Assemble the mounting fasteners at
both ends of the handle using a 1/4 in.
Allen wrench.
2
Place the handle on the door by fitting
the handle footprints over the mounting
fasteners and tightening the set screws
with a 3/32 in. Allen wrench.
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Removing/Assembling the
Doors and Drawers
Removing the Handle
When it is necessary to move the refrigerator
through a narrow opening, removing the doors
is the recommended procedure.
1
Loosen the set screws located on the
lower side of the handle with a 1/8 in. Allen
wrench and remove the handle.
2
Loosen the mounting fasteners
connect to the
freezer drawer
and handle
using a 1/4 in.
Allen wrench,
and remove
the mounting
fasteners.
that
Assembling the Handle
1
Assemble the mounting fasteners at
both ends of the handle using a 1/4 in. Allen
wrench.
2
Place the handle on the door by fitting
the handle
footprints over
the mounting
fasteners and
tightening the
set screws
with a 1/8 in.
Allen wrench.
WARNING
When assembling or disassembling the
handle:
y Grasp the handle tightly to avoid dropping it.
y Do not swing the handle into nearby people
or animals.
y Make sure that the bracket hole of the
handle fits properly into the stopper bolt of
the door. Assemble the set screws to fix
the handle into place.
y Make sure that there is not a gap between
the door and handle after assembling the
handle.
WARNING
y If your entrance door is too narrow for the
refrigerator to pass through, remove the
refrigerator doors and move the refrigerator
sideways through the doorway.
y Use two or more people to remove and
install the refrigerator doors. Failure to do
so can result in back or other injury.
y Disconnect the electrical supply to the
refrigerator before installing. Failure to do
so could result in serious injury or death.
y Do not put hands, feet or other objects into
the air vents or bottom of the refrigerator.
You may be injured or receive an electrical
shock.
y Be careful when handling the hinge and
stopper, to avoid injury.
y Remove food and bins before detaching the
doors and drawers.
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Removing/Assembling the
Freezer Drawer Handle
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Removing the Left Refrigerator Door
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Remove the cover and pull out the tube
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Disconnect all wire harnesses
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.
.
The water supply is connected to the
upper right part of the rear surface of the
refrigerator. Remove the ring in the joint
area. Hold the water supply connection
and gently push the Collet to detach the
water supply line as shown in .
Collet
4
Rotate the hinge lever counterclockwise
. Lift the top hinge free of the hinge
lever latch.
NOTE
Detachment of the water supply line is
applicable only when detaching the left
refrigerator door.
2
Hinge Lever Latch
Remove the screw from the hinge cover
at the top of the refrigerator. Lift the hook
(not visible), located at the bottom of the
front side of the cover with a flat-head
screwdriver.
CAUTION
When lifting the hinge free of the latch, be
careful that the door does not fall forward.
5
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
CAUTION
Place the door, inside facing up, on a
non-scratching surface.
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3
Rotate the hinge lever
Lift the top hinge
lever latch.
clockwise.
free of the hinge
Remove the top hinge cover screw .
Lift the hook (not visible), located at the
bottom of the front side of the cover ,
with a flat-head screwdriver.
Hinge Lever Latch
CAUTION
When lifting the hinge free of the hinge
lever latch, be careful that the door
does not fall forward.
2
Detach the wire harness
.
4
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
CAUTION
Place the door, inside facing up, on a
non-scratching surface.
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Removing the Right Refrigerator
Door
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Assembling the Right Refrigerator
Door
3
Connect the wire harness
4
Make sure that the door-switch located
inside the cover is tightly connected.
Position the cover in its place. Insert and
tighten the cover screw .
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Install the right-side door first.
1
2
Make sure that the plastic sleeve is
inserted in the bottom of the door. Lower
the door onto the middle hinge pin as
shown in the figure.
Fit the hinge
over the hinge lever latch
and slot it into place. Rotate the lever
counterclockwise to secure the hinge.
Hinge Lever Latch
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4
Push the water supply tube into the hole
on the top case and pull it through the
backplate.
5
Hold the water supply connection and
gently push in the collet to connect the
water supply line as shown in . Insert
the tube at least 5/8 inch (15 mm) into the
connector.
Install the left refrigerator door after the right
door is installed.
1
2
Make sure that the plastic sleeve is
inserted in the bottom of the door. Install
the refrigerator door onto the middle hinge.
Fit the hinge over the hinge lever latch
and slot it into place. Rotate the lever
clockwise and fasten the hinge.
Collet
Hinge Lever Latch
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3
Connect all the wire harnesses.
Make sure that the door-switch located
inside the cover is tightly connected. Place
the cover in its position and tighten the
cover screw .
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Assembling the Left Refrigerator
Door
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Removing the CustomChill™ Drawer
NOTE
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Collet
Tube
Pull the drawer open to full extension.
Remove the basket by lifting the basket
from the rail system.
Insert Line
1) Gently insert the tube until only one
line shows on the tube.
NOTE
(Correct)
Before removing the CustomChill™
drawer, it must be disconnected from
the temperature control.
2
Disconnect the wire harness connection
at the end of the right rail by pressing on
the tabs on either side. It may help to use
a small, flat-blade screwdriver to apply
pressure to the ends of the tabs on either
side..
3
Hold both sides of the door and lift it to
remove it from the rail system.
(Incorrect)
2) Pull the tube to make sure that the
tube is tightly fastened.
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Assembling the CustomChill™ Drawer
2
Removing the Freezer Drawer
Grasp the door on each side and lower it
into place on the rail system.
Reconnect the wire harness to the
connection at the end of the right rail by
aligning the two ends and pushing them
together until you hear a click. The tabs
should snap back into place. Tug gently to
make sure the connection is secure.
CAUTION
y Use two or more people to remove and
install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so
can result in back or other injury.
y Do not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle may
come off, causing personal injury.
y Be careful of sharp hinges on both sides
of the drawer.
y When you lay the drawer down, be
careful not to damage the floor.
y Do not sit or stand on the freezer drawer.
y To prevent accidents, keep children and
pets away from the drawer. Do not leave
the drawer open.
1
Pull the freezer drawer open to full extension.
2
Remove the top pullout drawer by first pulling
the drawer open to full extension.
NOTE
If you do not reconnect the wire
harness securely, the CustomChill™
drawer will not work properly.
3
Pull the drawer open to full extension.
Lower the basket onto the rail system.
On the left rail, use a flat blade screwdriver to
push in on the tab to release the drawer from
the rail, as shown below. Once the left side is
loose, push the tab on the right side with your
finger to release the drawer. Lift the front of
the drawer up, then pull it straight out.
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Remove the middle drawer by pulling the
drawer out to full extension. Lift the front
of the drawer up, then pull it straight out.
6
With both hands, grip both sides of the
drawer and pull it up to remove it from the
rails.
CAUTION
Do not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle may
come off and it could cause personal
injury.
4
Remove the Durabase by opening the
freezer drawer to full extension and lifting
the basket off of the rail assembly.
5
Remove the screws from the rails at both
ends.
7
With both hands, hold each rail and push
them in simultaneously.
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Assembling the Freezer Drawer
With both hands, pull out each rail
simultaneously until both rails are fully
extended.
2
Grasp the drawer on each side and hook the
drawer supports into the rail tabs located on
both sides.
CAUTION
Do not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle
may come off and it could cause
personal injury.
3
Lower the door into final position and
tighten the screws located on both sides.
4
Insert the the top pullout drawer into the
frame, and push the drawer back into place
until you hear a click.
5
Slightly tilt up the front of the middle
drawer, insert the drawer into the frame,
and push it back into place.
6
Insert the lower basket in the rail
assembly.
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Connecting the Water Line
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Before You Begin
This water line installation is not covered by the
refrigerator warranty. Follow these instructions
carefully to minimize the risk of expensive water
damage.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in
house plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator
parts and can lead to water leakage or flooding.
Call a qualified plumber to correct water hammer
before installing the water supply line to the
refrigerator.
CAUTION
To prevent burns and product damage,
only connect the refrigerator water line to
a cold water supply.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting
the water line, make sure the icemaker power
switch is in the OFF (O) position.
CAUTION
Do not install the icemaker tubing in
areas where temperatures fall below
freezing.
Water Pressure
The water pressure must be 20~120 psi or
138~827 kPa or 1.4~8.4 kgf/cm² on models
without a water filter and 40~120 psi or 276~827
kPa or 2.8~8.4 kgf/cm² on models with a water
filter.
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is
connected to your cold water supply, this water
line installation is not covered by the refrigerator
warranty. Follow the instructions carefully to
minimize the risk of expensive water damage.
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is
connected to your cold water supply, the water
pressure to the reverse osmosis system needs
to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276~414 kPa or
2.8~4.2 kgf/cm², less than 2.0~3.0 sec. to fill a
cup of 7 oz or 198 cc capacity).
CAUTION
Wear eye protection during installation
to prevent injury.
If the water pressure from the reverse osmosis
system is less than 20 psi or 138 kPa or 1.4 kgf/
cm² (takes more than 4.0 sec to fill a cup of 7 oz
or 198 cc capacity):
y Check to see if the sediment filter in
the reverse osmosis system is blocked.
Replace the filter if necessary.
y Allow the storage tank on the reverse
osmosis system to refill after heavy
usage.
y If the issue concerning water pressure
from reverse osmosis remains, call a
licensed, qualified plumber.
y All installations must be in accordance
with local plumbing code requirements.
What You Will Need
y Copper Tubing, ¼ in. outer diameter, to
connect the refrigerator to the water
supply. Be sure both ends of the tubing
are cut square.
y 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 in. [25 cm] diameter) to allow the
refrigerator to move out from the wall
after installation.
y Power drill.
y ½ in. or adjustable
wrench.
y Flat blade and Phillips
head screwdrivers.
y Two ¼ in. outer
diameter compression
nuts and 2 ferrules (sleeves) to connect the
copper tubing to the shutoff valve and
the refrigerator water valve.
INSTALLATION 23
y 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 in. at 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.
Water Line Installation Instructions
WARNING
When using any electrical device
(such as a power drill) during
installation, be sure the device is
battery powered, double insulated
or grounded in a manner that will
prevent the hazard of electric shock.
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest
frequently used drinking water line.
1
SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the
pressure on the line.
2
CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for
the valve that is easily
accessible. It is best to
connect into the side of a
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.
3
DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a ¼ in. hole in
the water pipe using
a sharp bit. Remove
any burrs resulting
from drilling the hole
in the pipe. Be careful
not to allow water
to drain into the drill. Failure to drill a ¼ in.
hole may result in reduced ice production
or smaller cubes.
NOTE
A self piercing saddle type water valve
should not be used.
NOTE
The hookup line cannot be white, plastic
tubing. Licensed plumbers must use
only copper tubing (NDA tubing #49595
or #49599) or Cross Link Polyethylene
(PEX) tubing.
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y 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.
24 INSTALLATION
4
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FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water
pipe with the pipe clamp.
7
Pipe Clamp
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be adhered
to. Saddle valves are illegal and their use is
not permitted in Massachusetts. Consult
with your licensed plumber.
Outlet Valve
8
TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing
washer begins to swell.
Washer
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
6
ROUTE 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 in. diameter) to allow the
refrigerator to move out from the wall
after installation.
Ferrule (sleeve)
FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water
supply on and flush out
the tubing until the water
is clear.
Shut the water off at the
water valve after about
one quart of water has
been flushed through the tubing.
NOTE: Do not overtighten the clamp or
you may crush the tubing.
Pipe Clamp
Compression
Nut
Packing Nut
NOTE
5
CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
Place the compression nut and ferrule
(sleeve) for the 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.
9
CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
NOTE: Before making the connection
to the refrigerator, be sure that the
refrigerator power cord is not plugged into
the wall outlet.
a. Remove the plastic flexible cap from the
water valve.
b. Place the compression nut and ferrule
(sleeve) onto the end of the tubing as
shown.
c. Insert the end of the copper tubing into
the connection as far as possible. While
holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.
Tubing Clamp
¼ in. Tubing
¼ in.
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(sleeve)
Refrigerator
Connection
INSTALLATION 25
10 TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF
CAUTION
Check to see if leaks occur at the water
line connections.
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.
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 ON (I) position.
Turning On The Power
Plug in the refrigerator.
CAUTION
y Connect to a rated power outlet.
y Have a certified electrician check
the wall outlet and wiring for proper
grounding.
y Do not damage or cut off the ground
terminal of the power plug.
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VALVE
Tighten any connections that leak.
26 INSTALLATION
Leveling and Door Alignment
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Leveling
Door Alignment
After installing, plug the refrigerator’s power
cord into a 3-prong grounded outlet and push
the refrigerator into the final position.
The left refrigerator door has an adjustable nut,
located on the bottom hinge, to raise and lower
the door for proper alignment.
Your refrigerator has two front leveling legs—
one on the right and one on the left. Adjust the
legs to alter the tilt from front-to-back or sideto-side. If your refrigerator seems unsteady, or
you want the doors to close more easily, adjust
the refrigerator’s tilt using the instructions
below:
1
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow
the instructions below to align the doors:
Use the wrench (included with the Use & Care
Guide) to turn the nut in the door hinge to adjust
the height. To the right to raise or to the left to
lower the height.
Turn the leveling leg to the left to raise
that side of the refrigerator or to the right
to lower it. It may take several turns of the
leveling leg to adjust the tilt of the
refrigerator.
The right refrigerator door does not have an
adjustable nut.
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow
the instructions below to align the right door:
NOTE
A flare nut wrench works best, but an
open-end wrench will suffice.
Do not over-tighten.
2
Open both doors again and check to make
sure that they close easily. If the doors do
not close easily, tilt the refrigerator slightly
more to the rear by turning both leveling
legs to the left. It may take several more
turns, and you should turn both leveling
legs the same amount.
1
With one hand, lift up both the inner and
outer door sections of the right door to raise
them at the middle hinge. (Opening the door
may make lifting it easier)
2
With the other hand, use pliers to insert the
snap ring on the middle hinge of the inner
door section as shown. Do not insert the ring
on the hinge of the outer door section.
3
Insert additional snap rings until the right door
is aligned. (Two snap rings are provided with
the unit.)
Outer
Door
Inner
Door
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Before use
Clean the refrigerator.
Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust that accumulated during
shipping.
CAUTION
y Do not scratch the refrigerator with a sharp object or use a detergent that
contains alcohol, a flammable liquid or an abrasive when removing any tape
or adhesive from the refrigerator,.
y Do not peel off the model or serial number label or the technical information
on the rear surface of the refrigerator.
NOTE
Remove adhesive residue by wiping it off with your thumb or dish detergent.
Connect the power supply.
Check if the power supply is connected before use.
Read the “Turning On The Power” section.
Turn off the icemaker if the refrigerator is not yet connected to the
water supply.
Turn off the automatic icemaker and then plug the power plug of the refrigerator
into the grounded electric outlet.
* This is applicable only to certain models.
CAUTION
Running the automatic icemaker before connecting it to the water
supply may cause the refrigerator to malfunction.
Wait for the refrigerator to cool.
Allow your refrigerator to run for at least two to three hours before putting food in
it. Check the flow of cold air in the freezer compartment to ensure proper cooling.
CAUTION
Putting food in the refrigerator before it has cooled could cause the
food to spoil, or a bad odor could linger inside the refrigerator.
The refrigerator makes a loud noise after initial operation.
This is normal. The volume will decrease as the temperature lowers.
Open refrigerator doors and freezer drawers to ventilate the interior.
The inside of the refrigerator may smell like plastic at first. Remove any adhesive
tape from inside the refrigerator and open the refrigerator doors and the freezer
drawers for ventilation.
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28 HOW TO USE
Control Panel
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* Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available.
Ice Type
Control Panel Features
Press the Ice Type button to choose either cubed
or crushed ice. The cubed or crushed ice icon will
illuminate.
Refrigerator Temperature
Indicates the set temperature of the refrigerator
compartment in Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
Freezer Temperature
Indicates the set temperature of the freezer
compartment in Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
To change the temperature mode from °F to °C
(or vice versa) press and hold the Refrigerator
and Freezer temperature buttons simultaneously
for approximately five seconds. The temperature
indication on the display window switches
between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
NOTE
The displayed temperature is the target
temperature, and not the actual temperature
of the refrigerator. The actual refrigerator
temperature depends on the food inside the
refrigerator.
Fresh Air Filter
LED Display
Indicator
Control
Button
[
(On some
models)
]
The Fresh Air Filter helps remove odors from the
refrigerator. The Fresh Air Filter has two settings,
Auto and Power(PWR). In Auto mode, the Fresh
Air Filter will cycle on and off in increments of ten
minutes on and one hundred ten minutes off. If
set to the Power(PWR) mode, the Fresh Air Filter
will stay on continuously for four hours, cycling on
and off in increments of ten minutes on and five
minutes off. After four hours, the Fresh Air Filter
will switch back to Auto mode.
y Press the Fresh Air Filter button once for
Power(PWR) mode.
y Press the Fresh Air Filter button again to
switch back to Auto mode.
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Control Panel Features (continued)
[
(On some
models)
]
When the Change Filter icon turns on, the air
filter needs to be replaced. After replacing the
air filter, press and hold the Fresh Air Filter
button for three seconds to turn the icon light
off. Change the air filter approximately every
6 months.
Ice Plus
This function increases both ice making and
freezing capabilities.
y When you touch the Ice Plus button, the
graphic will illuminate in the display and
will continue for 24 hours. The function will
automatically shut off after 24 hours.
y You can stop this function manually by
touching the button one more time.
Light
When you press the Light button, the
dispenser light will turn on and the indicator
will appear on the LED display.
Change Water Filter
When the Water Filter indicator turns on,
you need to change the water filter. After
changing the water filter, press and hold the
Change Filter button for three seconds to turn
the indicator light off. Change the water filter
approximately every six months.
Door Alarm
y When power is connected to the
refrigerator, the door alarm is initially set
to ON. When you press the Alarm button,
the display will change to OFF and the Door
Alarm function will deactivate.
y When either the refrigerator or the freezer
door is left open for more than 60 seconds,
the alarm tone will sound to let you know
that the door is open.
y When you close the door, the door alarm
will stop.
Lock
The Lock function disables every other button
on the display.
y When power is initially connected to the
refrigerator, the Lock function is off.
y If you want to activate the Lock function to
lock other buttons, press and hold the Lock
button for three seconds or more. The Lock
icon will display and the Lock function is now
enabled.
y To disable the Lock function, press and hold
the Lock button for approximately three
seconds.
Power Saving Mode
y When the refrigerator is in the Power Saving
Mode, the display will remain off until a door
is opened or a button is pressed. Once on,
the display will remain on for 20 seconds.
CAUTION
Display Mode (For Store Use Only)
The Display Mode disables all cooling in the
refrigerator and freezer sections to conserve
energy while on display in a retail store. When
activated, OFF will display on the control panel
and the display will remain on for 20 seconds.
To deactivate / activate:
With either refrigerator door opened, press
and hold the Refrigerator and Ice Plus buttons
at the same time for five seconds. The control
panel will beep and the temperature settings
will display to confirm that Display Mode
is deactivated. Use the same procedure to
activate the Display Mode.
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Change Filter
30 HOW TO USE
In-Door Ice Bin
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* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
2
CAUTION
To remove the in-door ice bin, grip the
front handle, slightly lift the lower part,
and slowly pull out the bin as shown.
y Keep hands and tools out of the ice
compartment door and dispenser chute.
Failure to do so may result in damage or
personal injury.
y The icemaker will stop producing ice when
the in-door ice bin is full. If you need more
ice, empty the ice bin into the extra ice bin
in the freezer compartment. During use,
the ice can become uneven causing the
icemaker to misread the amount of ice
cubes and stop producing ice. Shaking the
ice bin to level the ice within it can reduce
this problem.
y Storing cans or other items in the ice bin will
damage the icemaker.
y Keep the ice compartment door closed
tightly. If the ice compartment door is not
closed tightly, the cold air in the ice bin will
freeze food in the refrigerator compartment.
This could also cause the icemaker to stop
producing ice.
y If the ON/OFF switch on the icemaker is
set to OFF for an extended period of time,
the ice compartment will gradually warm
up to the temperature of the refrigerator
compartment. To prevent ice cubes from
melting and leaking from the dispenser,
ALWAYS empty the ice bin when the
icemaker is set to OFF for more than a few
hours.
Assembling the In-Door Ice Bin
1
Carefully insert the in-door ice bin while
slightly slanting it to avoid contact with the
icemaker.
2
Avoid touching the ice-detecting sensor
when replacing the ice bin. See the label
on the ice compartment door for details.
Ice-detecting
sensor
Detaching the In-Door Ice Bin
1
Gently pull the handle to open the ice
compartment.
CAUTION
When handling the ice bin,
keep hands away from the
icemaker tray area to avoid
personal injury.
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Automatic Icemaker
31
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Water fills the ice tray.
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent
to the dispenser. The icemaker will produce
70~182 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending
on freezer compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings and
other operating conditions.
1 hour later from
supplying water
y It takes about 12 to 24 hours for a newly
installed refrigerator to begin making ice. Wait
72 hours for full ice production to occur.
y Ice making stops when the in-door ice bin
is full. When full, the in-door ice bin holds
approximately 6 to 8 (12~16 oz or 340~455 cc)
glasses of ice.
y The water pressure must be 20~120 psi or
138~827 kPa or 1.4~8.4 kgf/cm² on models
without a water filter and 40~120 psi or
276~827 kPa or 2.8~8.4 kgf/cm² on models
with a water filter to produce the normal
amount and size of ice cubes.
Tilting
y 60 minutes after water has been added
to the ice tray, the ice tray will sit slightly
tilted to help the cold air reach the ice.
y Foreign substances or frost on the icedetecting sensor can interrupt ice production.
Make sure the sensor area is clean at all times
for proper operation.
WARNING
Personal Injury Hazard
DO NOT place fingers or hands on the
automatic ice making mechanism while the
refrigerator is plugged in.
Icemaker
Power
Switch
Ice-detecting
Sensor
y The ice-detecting sensors will sense
when the ice is ready to be dumped
into the ice bin.
Turning the Automatic Icemaker
On or Off
To turn off the automatic icemaker, set the
icemaker switch to OFF (O). To turn on the
automatic icemaker, set the switch to ON (I).
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Automatic Icemaker
(continued)
CAUTION
y The first ice and water dispensed may
include particles or odor from the water
supply line or the water tank.
y Throw away the first few batches of ice.
This is also necessary if the refrigerator has
not been used for a long time.
y Never store beverage cans or other items in
the ice bin for the purpose of rapid cooling.
Doing so may damage the icemaker or the
containers may burst.
y If discolored ice is dispensed, check the
water filter and water supply. If the problem
continues, contact a qualified service
center. Do not use the ice or water until the
problem is corrected.
y Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may play with or damage the
controls.
y The ice passage may become blocked with
frost if only crushed ice is used. Remove the
frost that accumulates by removing the ice
bin and clearing the passage with a rubber
spatula. Dispensing cubed ice can also help
prevent frost buildup.
y Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to
collect ice. Such containers may chip or
break resulting in glass fragments in the ice.
y Dispense ice into a glass before filling it
with water or other beverages. Splashing
may occur if ice is dispensed into a glass
that already contains liquid.
y Never use a glass that is exceptionally
narrow or deep. Ice may jam in the ice
passage and refrigerator performance may
be affected.
y Keep the glass at a proper distance from
the ice outlet. A glass held too close to the
outlet may prevent ice from dispensing.
y To avoid personal injury, keep hands out of
the ice door and passage.
y Never remove the dispenser cover.
y If ice or water dispenses unexpectedly, turn
off the water supply and contact a qualified
service center.
When You Should Turn the
Icemaker Off
y When the water supply will be shut off
for several hours.
y When the ice bin is removed for more
than one or two minutes.
y When the refrigerator will not be used
for several days.
NOTE
The ice bin should be emptied when the
icemaker on/off switch is turned to the
OFF position.
Normal Sounds You May Hear
y The icemaker water valve will buzz as
the icemaker fills with water. If the
power switch is in the ON (I) position,
it will buzz even if it has not yet been
hooked up to water. To stop the buzzing,
move the power switch to OFF (O).
NOTE
Keeping the power switch in the ON
(I) position before the water line is
connected can damage the icemaker.
y You will hear the sound of cubes
dropping into the bin and water running
in the pipes as the icemaker refills.
Preparing for Vacation
Set the icemaker power switch to OFF (O) and
shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
NOTE
The ice bin should be emptied anytime
the icemaker on/off switch is turned to
the OFF (O) position.
If the ambient temperature is expected to drop
below freezing, have a qualified technician
drain the water supply system to prevent
serious property damage due to flooding
caused by ruptured water lines or connections.
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Ice and Water Dispenser
Incorrect Way
Correct Way
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* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Water
CAUTION
Keep children away from the dispenser
to prevent children playing with or
damaging the controls.
Dispenser
Ice
Water switch
CAUTION
Ice switch
Throw away the first few batches of ice
(about 24 cubes). This is also necessary
if the refrigerator has not been used for
a long time.
Stand
Locking the Dispenser
Using the Dispenser
y To dispense cold water, push on the
water switch with a glass.
y To dispense ice, push on the ice switch
with a glass.
NOTE
y If discolored ice is dispensed, check
the water filter and water supply. If the
problem continues, contact a qualified
service center. Do not use the ice or
water until the problem is corrected.
Press and hold the Alarm and Lock button
simultainously for 3 seconds to lock the
dispenser and all the control panel functions.
Follow the same instructions to unlock.
Cleaning the Dispenser Stand
1
Grip the stand with both hands and pull it
out.
2
Wipe out dirty areas with a clean cloth.
y The dispenser will not operate when
either of the refrigerator doors are open.
y If dispensing water or ice into a container
with a small opening, place it as close to
the dispenser as possible.
y Some dripping may occur after
dispensing. Hold your cup beneath
the dispenser for a few seconds after
dispensing to catch all of the drops.
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Storing Food
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Food Preservation Location
Each compartment inside the refrigerator is designed to store different types of food.
Store your food in the optimal space to enjoy the freshest taste.
Vegetable storage
(Crisper)
Preserves vegetables
and fruit.
EasyReach™
You can store small
items, or put an item to
defrost.
Durabase®
Largest storage space in
the freezer.
Adjustable refrigerator shelf
Adjustable shelves to meet
your individual storage needs.
Door-in-Door
Recommended types of food
to store in the Door-In-Door
section are butter, margarine,
cream cheese, peanut butter,
ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.
CustomChill™ Drawer
Adjust the temperature to store
meat and seafood, cold drinks,
deli snacks, or chilled wine.
CAUTION
y Do not store food with high moisture content towards the top of the refrigerator. The moisture
could come in direct contact with the cold air and freeze.
y Wash food before storing it in the refrigerator. Vegetables and fruit should be washed, and food
packaging should be wiped down to prevent adjacent foods from being contaminated.
y If the refrigerator is kept in a hot and humid place, frequent opening of the door or storing a lot of
vegetables in the refrigerator may cause condensation to form. Wipe off the condensation with a
clean cloth or a paper towel.
y If the refrigerator door or freezer drawer is opened too often, warm air may penetrate the
refrigerator and raise its temperature. It can also increase the cost to run the appliance.
y The temperature inside the EasyReach™ is slightly lower than in the shelf or door bin area.
NOTE
y If you are leaving home for a short period of time, like a short vacation, the refrigerator should
be left on. Refrigerated foods that are able to be frozen will stay preserved longer if stored in the
freezer.
y If you are leaving the refrigerator turned off for an extended period of time, remove all food
and unplug the power cord. Clean the interior, and leave the door open to prevent fungi from
growing in the refrigerator.
y The Cheese & Butter and Condiment bins are not recommended for storing items that spoil
easily such as milk and mayonnaise.
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Food Storage Tips
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.
Food
How to
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 coldest
milk, place containers on
interior shelf.
Eggs
Store in original carton on
interior shelf, not on door shelf.
Fruit
Do not wash or hull the fruit
until it is ready to be used. Sort
and keep fruit in its original
container, in a crisper, or store
in a completely 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 plastic
bag or plastic container and
store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
Fish
Store fresh fish and shellfish
in the freezer section if they
are not being consumed the
same day of purchase. It is
recommended to consume
fresh fish and shellfish the
same day purchased.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap
or aluminum foil, or store in
plastic containers with tight lids.
NOTE
Check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook
for further information about preparing food
for freezing or food storage times.
Freezing
Your freezer will not quick-freeze a 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 lbs. 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 (how 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.
NOTE
Allow hot foods to cool at room temperature
for 30 minutes, then package and freeze.
Cooling hot foods before freezing saves
energy.
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* The following tips may not be applicable
depending on the model.
Storing Frozen Food
36 HOW TO USE
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Storing Frozen Food (continued)
Glide‘N’Access™
Packaging
The Glide’N’Access™ slides out for easy loading
of large items, like sheet cakes or deli trays, and
to give you easy access to items stored at the
back of the shelf.
To slide out, grasp the handle at the front of the
shelf and gently pull forward. Push back to slide
in.
Successful freezing depends on correct
packaging. When you close and seal the
package, it must not allow air or moisture in or
out. If it does, you could have food odor and
taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and
could also dry out frozen food.
CAUTION
Packaging recommendations:
y Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting
lids
Take care when sliding the
Glide'N'Access™ in and out, as taller
items may fall, causing damage or injury.
y Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
y Heavy-duty aluminum foil
y Plastic-coated paper
y Non-permeable plastic wraps
y Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic
bags
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use
y Bread wrappers
y Non-polyethylene plastic containers
y Containers without tight lids
y Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
y Thin, semi-permeable wrap
EasyReach™
The EasyReach™ compartments are slightly
cooler than the shelf or door bin areas, so they
are a convenient place to store dairy snacks or
other small items you want to keep especially
cold. They are also a handy place to defrost
meat.
Open and close by pulling the handle.
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Glide‘N’Access™ Crisper
To Remove Glide‘N’Access™
To remove the Glide‘N’Access™, pull out the
shelf to full extension, lift the front up and pull
straight out.
To remove the Glide‘N’Access™ Crisper, pull
out the Crisper to full extension, lift the front
up, and pull straight out.
Door Bins
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning
and adjustment.
To install, slightly tilt up the front, insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into
place.
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 and push down until it
snaps into place.
NOTE
Some bins may vary in appearance and
will only fit in one location.
CAUTION
y Do not apply excessive force while
detaching or assembling the storage
bins.
y Do not use the dishwasher to clean
the storage bins and shelves.
y Regularly detach and wash the
storage bins and shelves; they can
become easily contaminated by the
food.
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Detaching and Assembling the
Storage Bins
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Door-In-Door
2
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Door-In-Door Compartment
To access the Door-in-Door compartment, lightly
press the button on the right refrigerator door
handle to open the door.
To replace the Door-In-Door case, line up
the tabs on the Door-In-Door Case with
the slots on the door and push the case
down until it snaps into place.
It is not necessary to grip the
door handle when pressing
the button to open the DoorIn-Door compartment.
If the handle is gripped when
the button is pressed you
may hear a clicking noise.
This is normal.
Door-In-Door Door Bins
Door-In-Door Case
To open the Door-In-Door case, slightly push
the marked area to pop it open. The Door-InDoor Case is removable for easy cleaning and
adjustment.
1
To remove the Door-In-Door case, lift up
and pull out.
The Door-In-Door inner and outer door bins are
removable for easy cleaning.
1
To remove the door bins, lift up and pull
out.
2
To replace the door bins, slide the door
bin in above the desired support and push
down until it snaps into place.
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CustomChill™ Drawer
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The CustomChill™ Drawer provides storage
space with a variable temperature control that
can be adjusted to keep the compartment
either colder or warmer than the refrigerator.
Control Panel
Setting the Temperature
Control Lock
Press the Select/Lock button repeatedly to
toggle through the four temperature settings.
Store meat and seafood at 29°F/-1°C, cold
drinks at 33°F/1°C, deli snacks at 37°F/3°C, or
chilled wine at 42°F/5°C.
The control panel can also be locked to prevent
the temperature from accidentally being
changed or tampered with by children. To
lock the panel, press and hold the Select/Lock
button for three seconds until the Lock icon
lights up. To unlock the panel, press and hold
the Select/Lock button until the Lock icon light
turns off.
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Adjusting the Refrigerator
Shelves
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable
to meet your individual storage needs. Your
model may have glass or wire shelves.
Using the Folding Shelf
You can store taller items, such as a gallon
container or bottles, by simply pushing the
front half of the shelf underneath the back half
of the shelf. Pull the front of the shelf toward
you to return to a full shelf.
Adjusting the shelves to fit items of different
heights will make finding the exact item you
want easier. Doing so will also reduce the
amount of time the refrigerator door is open
which will save energy.
Detaching the Shelf
Tilt up the front of the shelf and lift it straight
up. Pull the shelf out.
CAUTION
y Do not clean glass shelves with
warm water while they are cold.
Shelves may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or
impact.
y Glass shelves are heavy. Use special
care when removing them.
Assembling the 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.
CAUTION
Make sure that shelves are level from
one side to the other. Failure to do so
may result in the shelf falling or spilling
food.
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Cleaning
y Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically; however, clean both
sections about once a month to prevent odors.
y Wipe up spills immediately.
y Always unplug the refrigerator before cleaning.
General Cleaning Tips
y Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
y Remove all removable parts, such as
shelves, crispers, etc.
y Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a
mild detergent in warm water. Do not
use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
y Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces
thoroughly.
Inside Walls (allow freezer to warm
up so the cloth will not stick)
To help remove odors, you can wash the inside
of the refrigerator with a mixture of baking
soda and warm water. Mix 2 tablespoons of
baking soda to 1 quart of water (26 g soda
to 1 liter water) Be sure the baking soda is
completely dissolved so it does not scratch the
surfaces of the refrigerator.
Door Liners and Gaskets
Exterior
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.
CAUTION
y Do not use a rough cloth or sponge
when cleaning the interior and exterior
of the refrigerator.
y Do not place your hand on the bottom
surface of the refrigerator when
opening and closing.
WARNING
Use non-flammable cleaner. Failure to do
so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use cleaning
waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches,
or cleaners containing petroleum on plastic
refrigerator parts.
Plastic Parts (covers and panels)
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use glass
cleaners, abrasive cleansers, or flammable
fluids. These can scratch or damage the
material.
Condenser Coils
Use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment to
clean the condenser cover and vents. Do not
remove the panel covering the condenser coil
area.
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Replacing the Fresh Air Filter
Replacing the Water Filter
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It is recommended that you replace the air filter:
NOTE
y Approximately every six months.
This refrigerator does not require a filter
bypass plug when the filter is not in place.
y When the CHANGE FILTER light turns on.
It is recommended that you replace the water filter:
y
y
y
y
1
Remove the Old Filter
Turn the filter cover to the left to detach
from the refrigerator wall. The filter is
located on the inside of the filter cover.
Remove the filter from the cover and
replace it with a new filter.
2
1
Approximately every six months.
When the water filter indicator turns on.
When the water dispenser output decreases.
When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
Remove the old water filter.
Lift up and remove the lower door bin. Swing
the right end of the water cartridge out of the
niche and then grasp and rotate the cartridge
counter clockwise to remove it from the filter
head.
Install a New Air Filter.
NOTE
Place the new filter inside of the cover
with the side that says “Front” facing
outward. Turn the filter cover to the right
to attach to the refrigerator wall.
Replacing the water filter could cause a
small amount of water to drain. Place a cup
under the filter head to catch any water.
2
Replace with a new water filter.
Insert the new catridge into the filter head
and rotate it clockwise, then swing the
cartridge back into the niche.
After changing the filter, push and hold the
Air Filter button for three seconds to reset
the filter sensor.
3
Assemble the door
basket.
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Performance Data Sheet
The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a
concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system as specified in
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and Standard 53.
System tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 42
and Standard 53 for the reduction of substances listed below.
Capacity 200 Gallons (757 Liters) Contaminant Reduction Determined by NSF testing.
Max
Average
Avg %
Permissible
Product Water
Reduction
Product Water
Concentration
Concentration
Contaminant
Reduction
Average
Influent
NSF specified
Challenge
Concentration
Chlorine Taste and
Odor
2.0 mg/L
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
97.5%
0.05 mg/L
N/A
≥ 50%
Nominal Particulate
Class I, , ≥ 0.5 to <
1.0 µm
5,600,000 pts/
mL
At least 10,000 particles/
mL
99.3%
73,000 pts/ml
N/A
≥ 85%
Asbestos
170 MFL
107 to 108 MFL; fibers
greater than 10 µm in
length
>99%
< 1MLF
N/A
≥ 99%
Atrazine
0.0087 mg/L
0.009 mg/L ± 10%
94.2%
0.0005 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
N/A
Benzene
0.017 mg/L
0.015 mg/L ± 10%
97.0%
< 0.0005 mg/L
0.005 mg/L
N/A
Carbofuran
0.073 mg/L
0.08 mg/L ± 10%
98.8%
0.001 mg/L
0.04 mg/L
N/A
Lindane
0.002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L ± 10%
98.8%
0.00002 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
N/A
P-Dichlorobenzene
0.263 mg/L
0.225 mg/L ± 10%
99.6%
0.001 mg/L
0.075 mg/L
N/A
Toxaphene
0.015 mg/L
0.015 mg/L ± 10%
93.5%
0.001 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
N/A
2,4-D
0.25 mg/L
0.210 mg/L ± 10%
99.5%
0.0012 mg/L
0.07 mg/L
N/A
Lead pH @6.5
0.150 mg/L
0.15 mg/L ± 10%
>99.3%
0.001 mg/L
0.010 mg/L
N/A
Lead pH @8.5
0.150 mg/L
0.15 mg/L ± 10%
>99.3%
0.001 mg/L
0.010 mg/L
N/A
Mercury @ pH 6.5
0.006 mg/L
0.006 mg/L ± 10%
96.5
0.0002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
N/A
Mercury @ pH 8.5
0.0062 mg/L
0.006 mg/L ± 10%
86.9
0.0081 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
N/A
200,000
cysts/L
Minimum 50,000 cysts/L
>99.99%
<1 cyst/L
N/A
≥ 99.95%
Cyst*
* Based on the use of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts.
NSF Reduction
equirements
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Use Replacement Cartridge: ADQ73613401
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Application Guidelines / Water Supply Parameters
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Note that while the testing was performed under
standard laboratory conditions, actual performance
may vary.
Service Flow
0.5 gpm (1.9 lpm)
Water Supply
Community or private well
— Potable Water
Water Pressure
20 -120 psi (138 - 827 kPa)
Water Temperature
33-100°F (0.6 -37.8°C)
Capacity
200 gallons (757 liters)
NSF System Trade Name Code : ADQ73613401-S
NSF Replacement Code : ADQ73613401
It is essential that the manufacturer’s
recommended installation, maintenance and filter
replacement requirements be carried out for the
product to perform as advertised.
Replacement Cartridge: ADQ73613401
For estimated costs of replacement elements
please call 1-877-714-7486 or visit our website at
www.lge.com
Refer to the “warranty” section of the
Refrigerator Owner’s Manual for Limited Warranty
information.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Read, understand, and follow all safety Information contained in these instructions prior to installation and
use of this product. Retain these instructions for future reference.
WARNING
To reduce the risk associated with the ingestion of contaminants:
y Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate
disinfection before or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on
disinfected water that may contain filterable cysts.
CAUTION
Please note that water could fall while replacing filter which could result property damage.
To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to water leakage:
y Read and follow Use Instructions before installation and use of this system.
y Installation must comply with existing state or local plumbing codes.
y Protect filter from freezing Drain filter when room temperature drops below 33°F (0.6°C).
y Do not install if water pressure exceeds 120 psi (827 kPa). If your water pressure exceeds 80 psi,
you must install a pressure limiting valve. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how
to check your water pressure.
y Do not install where water hammer conditions may occur. If water hammer conditions exist you
must install a water hammer arrester. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to
check for this condition.
y Do not install on hot water supply lines. Install on cold water lines only. The maximum operating
water temperature of this filter system is 100°F (37.8°C).
y Where a backflow prevention device is installed on a water system, a device for controlling pressure
due to thermal expansion must be installed.
y The disposable filter cartridge must be replaced every six months, at the rated capacity or if a
noticeable reduction in flow rate occurs.
NSF is a trademark of NSF International. LG is a trademark of LG Corp. MCM Co..Ltd.
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46 SMART DIAGNOSIS
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SMART DIAGNOSIS
Should you experience any problems with your
refrigerator, it has the capability of transmitting
data via your telephone to the LG service
center. This allows you to speak directly to our
trained specialists. The specialist records the
data transmitted from your machine and uses
it to analyze the issue, providing a fast and
effective diagnosis.
If you experience problems with your
refrigerator, call 1-800-243-0000. Only use the
Smart Diagnosis™ feature when instructed
to do so by the LG call center agent. The
transmission sounds that you will hear are
normal and sound similar to a fax machine.
Smart Diagnosis™ cannot be activated unless
your refrigerator is connected to power. If
your refrigerator is unable to turn on, then
troubleshooting must be done without using
Smart Diagnosis™.
Using Smart Diagnosis™
First, call 1-800-243-0000. Only use the Smart
Diagnosis™ feature when instructed to do so
by the LG call center agent.
1
Lock the display. To lock the display,
press and hold the Lock button for three
seconds. (If the display has been locked
for over five minutes, you must deactivate
the lock and then reactivate it.)
3
Hold the mouthpiece of your phone in front
of the speaker that
is located on the
right hinge of the
refrigerator door,
when instructed
to do so by the call
center.
4
Press and hold the Freezer button for three
seconds while
continuing to
hold your phone
to the speaker.
5
After you hear three beeps, release the
Freezer button.
6
Keep the phone in place until the tone
transmission has finished. This takes about
6 seconds, and the display will count down
the time. Once the countdown is over
and the tones have stopped, resume your
conversation with the specialist, who will then
be able to assist you in using the information
transmitted for analysis.
NOTE
y For best results, do not move the phone
while the tones are being transmitted.
y If the call center agent is not able to get
an accurate recording of the data, you
may be asked to try again.
NOTE
2
Open the right refrigerator door.
y Call quality differences by region may
affect the function.
y Use a land line rather than a cell phone
for better communication performance,
resulting in better service.
y Bad call quality may result in poor data
transmission from your phone to the
machine, which could cause Smart
Diagnosis™ to malfunction.
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Review the Troubleshooting section before calling for service; doing so will save you both time
and money.
Problem
Refrigerator and
Freezer section
are not cooling.
Cooling System
runs too much.
Possible Causes
Solutions
The refrigerator control is set to Turn the control ON. Refer to the Setting the
OFF (some models).
Controls section for proper temperature settings.
Refrigerator is in the defrost
cycle.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of
each compartment may rise slightly. Wait 30
minutes and confirm the proper temperature
has been restored once the defrost cycle has
completed.
Refrigerator was recently
installed.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature.
Refrigerator was recently
relocated.
If the refrigerator was stored for a long period of
time or moved on its side, it is necessary for the
refrigerator to stand upright for 24 hours before
connecting it to power.
Refrigerator is replacing an
older model.
Modern refrigerators require more operating
time but use less energy due to more efficient
technology.
Refrigerator was recently
plugged in or power restored.
The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to cool
completely.
Door opened often or a large
amount of food / hot food was
added.
Adding food and opening the door warms the
refrigerator, requiring the compressor to run
longer in order to cool the refrigerator back
down. 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. (Refer to the Food Storage Guide.)
Doors are not closed
completely.
Firmly push the doors shut.
Refrigerator is installed in a hot
location.
The compressor will run longer under warm
conditions. At normal room temperatures (70°F)
expect your compressor to run about 40% to
80% of the time. Under warmer conditions,
expect it to run even more often. The refrigerator
should not be operated above 110°F.
Condenser / back cover is
clogged.
Use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment to
clean the condenser cover and vents. Do not
remove the panel covering the condenser coil
area.
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Problem
Possible Causes
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Refrigerator or
Refrigerator was recently
Freezer section is installed.
too warm.
Air vents are blocked.
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
Solutions
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature.
Rearrange items to allow air to flow throughout
the compartment. Refer to the Airflow diagram in
the Using Your Refrigerator section.
When the doors are opened often or for long
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
compartment. This raises the temperature and
moisture level within the compartment. To lessen
the effect, reduce the frequency and duration of
door openings.
Unit is installed in a hot location. The refrigerator should not be operated in
temperatures above 110°F.
A large amount of food or
hot food was added to either
compartment.
Adding food warms the compartment requiring
the cooling system to run. Allowing hot food to
cool to room temperature before putting it in the
refrigerator will reduce this effect.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly or pop
open section in Troubleshooting.
Temperature control is not set
correctly.
If the temperature is too warm, adjust the
control one increment at a time and wait for the
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
Defrost cycle has recently
completed.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
compartment may rise slightly and condensation
may form on the back wall. Wait 30 minutes
and confirm the proper temperature has been
restored once the defrost cycle has completed.
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Problem
Solutions
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
When the doors are opened often or for long
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
compartment. This raises the temperature and
moisture level within the compartment. To
lessen the effect, reduce the frequency and
duration of door openings.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly section in
the Troubleshooting section.
Weather is humid.
Humid weather allows additional moisture
to enter the compartments when the doors
are opened leading to condensation or frost.
Maintaining a reasonable level of humidity in the
home will help to control the amount of moisture
that can enter the compartments.
Defrost cycle recently
completed.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
compartment may rise slightly and condensation
may form on the back wall. Wait 30 minutes and
confirm that the proper temperature has been
restored once the defrost cycle has completed.
Food is not packaged correctly.
Food stored uncovered or unwrapped, and damp
containers can lead to moisture accumulation
within each compartment. Wipe all containers
dry and store food in sealed packaging to prevent
condensation and frost.
Food is freezing
Food with high water content
in the refrigerator was placed near an air vent.
compartment.
Refrigerator temperature control
is set incorrectly.
Rearrange items with high water content away
from air vents.
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control
one increment at a time and wait for the
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
Refrigerator is installed in a cold When the refrigerator is operated in temperatures
location.
below 41°F (5°C), food can freeze in the
refrigerator compartment. The refrigerator should
not be operated in temperatures below 55°F (13°C).
Frost or ice
crystals form
on frozen food
(outside of
package).
Door is opened frequently or for When the doors are opened often or for long
long periods of time.
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
compartment. This raises the temperature and
moisture level within the compartment. Increased
moisture will lead to frost and condensation.
To lessen the effect, reduce the frequency and
duration of door openings.
Door is not closing properly.
Refrigerator or
Incorrect temperature control
Freezer section is settings.
too cold.
Refer to the Doors will not close correctly or pop
open section in the Troubleshooting section.
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control
one increment at a time and wait for the
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
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Interior moisture
buildup.
Possible Causes
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Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
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Frost or ice
Condensation from food with a
crystals on frozen high water content has frozen
food (inside of
inside of the food package.
sealed package).
Food has been left in the freezer
for a long period of time.
This is normal for food items with a high water
content.
Icemaker is not
making enough
ice.
Demand exceeds ice storage
capacity.
The icemaker will produce approximately 70~182
cubes in a 24 hour period.
House water supply is not
connected, valve is not turned
on fully, or valve is clogged.
Connect the refrigerator to a cold water supply
with adequate pressure and turn the water
shutoff valve fully open.
Do not store food items with high water content
in the freezer for a long period of time.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Water filter has been
exhausted.
It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
•
•
•
•
Low house water supply
pressure.
Approximately every six months.
When the water filter indicator turns on.
When the water dispenser output decreases.
When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
The water pressure must be 20~120 psi or
138~827 kPa or 1.4~8.4 kgf/cm² on models
without a water filter and 40~120 psi or 276~827
kPa or 2.8~8.4 kgf/cm² on models with a water
filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Reverse Osmosis filtration
system is used.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
the water pressure below the minimum amount
and result in icemaker issues.
(Refer to Water Pressure section.)
Tubing connecting refrigerator The tubing can kink when the refrigerator is
to house supply valve is kinked. moved during installation or cleaning resulting
in reduced water flow. Straighten or repair the
water supply line and arrange it to prevent future
kinks.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Solutions
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
If the doors of the unit are opened often, ambient
air will warm the refrigerator which will prevent
the unit from maintaining the set temperature.
Lowering the refrigerator temperature can help,
as well as not opening the doors as frequently.
Doors are not closed
completely.
If the doors are not properly closed, ice
production will be affected. See the Doors will
not close completely or pop open section in Parts
& Features Troubleshooting for more information.
The temperature setting for the
freezer is too warm.
The recommended temperature for the freezer
compartment for normal ice production is 0°F. If
the freezer temperature is warmer, ice production
will be affected.
Dispensing water Water filter has been exhausted. It is recommended that you replace the water
slowly.
filter:
•
•
•
•
Reverse osmosis filtration
system is used.
Approximately every six months.
When the water filter indicator turns on.
When the water dispenser output decreases.
When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
the water pressure below the minimum amount
and result in icemaker issues.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Low house water supply
pressure.
The water pressure must be 20~120 psi or
138~827 kPa or 1.4~8.4 kgf/cm² on models
without a water filter and 40~120 psi or 276~827
kPa or 2.8~8.4 kgf/cm² on models with a water
filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
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Icemaker is not
making enough
ice (continued).
Possible Causes
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Problem
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Not dispensing
ice.
Possible Causes
Doors are not closed
completely.
Solutions
Ice will not dispense if any of the refrigerator
doors are left open.
Infrequent use of the dispenser. Infrequent use of the ice dispenser will cause
the cubes to stick together over time, which
will prevent them from properly dispensing.
Check the ice bin for ice cubes clumping/sticking
together. If they are, break up the ice cubes to
allow for proper operation.
The delivery chute is clogged
with frost or ice fragments.
Eliminate the frost or ice fragments by removing
the ice bin and clearing the chute with a plastic
utensil. Dispensing cubed ice can also help
prevent frost or ice fragment buildup.
The dispenser display is locked. Press and hold the Lock button for three seconds
to unlock the control panel and dispenser.
Ice bin is empty.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature and for the
icemaker to begin making ice. Make sure that the
shutoff (arm/sensor) is not obstructed.
Once the ice supply in the bin has been
completely exhausted, it my take up to 90
minutes before additional ice is available, and
approximately 24 hours to completely refill the
bin.
Icemaker is not
making ice.
Refrigerator was recently
installed or icemaker recently
connected.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature and for the
icemaker to begin making ice.
Icemaker not turned on.
Locate the icemaker ON/OFF switch and confirm
that it is in the ON (I) position.
The ice detecting sensor is
obstructed.
Foreign substances or frost on the ice-detecting
sensor can interrupt ice production. Make sure
that the sensor area is clean at all times for proper
operation.
The refrigerator is not connected Connect refrigerator to the water supply and turn
to a water supply or the supply the water shutoff valve fully open.
shutoff valve is not turned on.
Icemaker shutoff (arm or
sensor) obstructed.
If your icemaker is equipped with an ice shutoff
arm, make sure that the arm moves freely. If
your icemaker is equipped with the electronic ice
shutoff sensor, make sure that there is a clear
path between the two sensors.
Reverse osmosis water filtration Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
system is connected to your
the water pressure below the minimum amount
cold water supply.
and result in icemaker issues.
(Refer to the Water Pressure section.)
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Problem
Solutions
New installation or water line
recently connected.
Dispense 2.5 gallons of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove trapped air
and contaminants from the system.
Do not dispense the entire 2.5 gallon amount
continuously. Depress and release the dispenser
pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON and 60 seconds
OFF.
The dispenser panel is locked.
Press and hold the Lock button for three seconds
to unlock the control panel and dispenser.
The dispenser is not set for
water dispensing.
The dispenser can be set for ice or water. Make
certain that the control panel is set for the proper
operation. Press the Water button on the control
panel to dispense water.
Refrigerator or freezer doors are Water will not dispense if any of the refrigerator
not closed properly.
doors are left open.
Water filter has been recently
removed or replaced.
After the water filter is replaced, dispense 2.5
gallons of water (flush for approximately 5
minutes) to remove trapped air and contaminants
from the system. Do not dispense the entire 2.5
gallon amount continuously. Depress and release
the dispenser pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON
and 60 seconds OFF.
Tubing connecting refrigerator
The tubing can kink when the refrigerator is
to house supply valve is kinked. moved during installation or cleaning resulting in
reduced water flow. Straighten or repair the water
supply line and arrange it to prevent future kinks.
The house water supply is not
connected, the valve is not
turned on fully, or the valve is
clogged.
Connect refrigerator to the water supply and turn
the water shutoff valve fully open.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
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Not dispensing
water.
Possible Causes
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Problem
Possible Causes
Ice has bad taste
or odor.
Water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
Solutions
A water filter may need to be installed to
eliminate taste and odor problems.
NOTE: In some cases, a filter may not help. It
may not be possible to remove all minerals / odor
/ taste in all water supplies.
Icemaker was recently installed. Discard the first few batches of ice to avoid
discolored or bad tasting ice.
Ice has been stored for too
long.
Ice that has been stored for too long will shrink,
become cloudy, and may develop a stale taste.
Throw away old ice and make a new supply.
The food has not been stored
Rewrap the food. Odors may migrate to the ice if
properly in either compartment. food is not wrapped properly.
The interior of the refrigerator
needs to be cleaned.
See the Care and Cleaning section for more
information.
The ice storage bin needs to be
cleaned.
Empty and wash the bin (discard old cubes).
Make sure that the bin is completely dry before
reinstalling it.
Dispensing warm Refrigerator was recently
water.
installed.
Allow 24 hours after installation for the water
storage tank to cool completely.
The water dispenser has been
used recently and the storage
tank was exhausted.
Depending on your specific model, the water
storage capacity will range from approximately 20
to 30 oz.
Dispenser has not been used
for several hours.
If the dispenser has not been used for several
hours, the first glass dispensed may be warm.
Discard the first 10 oz.
Refrigerator is connected to the Make sure that the refrigerator is connected to a
hot water supply.
cold water pipe.
WARNING: Connecting the refrigerator to a
hot water line may damage the icemaker.
Water has bad
taste or odor.
Water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
A water filter may need to be installed to
eliminate taste and odor problems.
Water filter has been exhausted. It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
•
•
•
•
Refrigerator was recently
installed.
Approximately every 6 months.
When the water filter indicator turns on.
When the water dispenser output decreases.
When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
Dispense 2.5 gallons of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove trapped
air and contaminants from the system. Do
not dispense the entire 2.5 gallon amount
continuously. Depress and release the dispenser
pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON and 60 seconds
OFF.
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Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Empty the ice bin. If your icemaker is equipped
with an ice shutoff arm, make sure that the arm
moves freely. If your icemaker is equipped with
the electronic ice shutoff sensor, make sure that
there is a clear path between the two sensors.
Reinstall the ice bin and wait 24 hours to confirm
proper operation.
Clicking
The defrost control will click
when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends.
The thermostat control (or
refrigerator control on some
models) will also click when
cycling on and off.
Normal Operation
Rattling
Rattling noises may come from
the flow of refrigerant, the
water line on the back of the
unit, or items stored on top of
or around the refrigerator.
Normal Operation
Refrigerator is not resting solidly Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need to
on the floor.
be adjusted. See the Door Alignment section.
Refrigerator with linear
compressor was jarred while
running.
Normal Operation
Evaporator fan motor is
circulating air through the
refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
Normal Operation
Air is being forced over the
condenser by the condenser
fan.
Normal Operation
Gurgling
Refrigerant flowing through the
cooling system.
Normal Operation
Popping
Contraction and expansion of
the inside walls due to changes
in temperature.
Normal Operation
Sizzling
Water dripping on the defrost
heater during a defrost cycle.
Normal Operation
Vibrating
If the side or back of the
To eliminate the noise, make sure that the sides
refrigerator is touching a cabinet and back cannot vibrate against any wall or
or wall, some of the normal
cabinet.
vibrations may make an audible
sound.
Dripping
Water running into the drain pan Normal Operation
during the defrost cycle.
Whooshing
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Icemaker is
Icemaker shutoff (arm/sensor)
making too much is obstructed.
ice.
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Problem
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Pulsating or
High-Pitched
Sound
Possible Causes
Solutions
Your refrigerator is designed
Normal Operation
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, but it is still
more energy efficient than
previous models. While the
refrigerator is running, it is
normal to hear a pulsating or
high-pitched sound.
Doors will not
Food packages are blocking the
close correctly or door open.
pop open.
Ice bin, crisper cover, pans,
shelves, door bins, or baskets
are out of position.
Rearrange food containers to clear the door and
door shelves.
Push bins all the way in and put crisper cover,
pans, shelves and baskets into their correct
positions. See the Using Your Refrigerator section
for more information.
The doors were removed during Remove and replace the doors according to the
product installation and not
Removing and Replacing Refrigerator Handles
properly replaced.
and Doors section.
Refrigerator is not leveled
properly.
Doors are difficult The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
to open.
See Door Alignment in the Refrigerator Installation
section to level refrigerator.
Clean the gaskets and the surfaces that they
touch. Rub a thin coat of appliance polish or
kitchen wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
Door was recently closed.
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 one
minute to allow the air pressure to equalize, then
see if it opens more easily.
Refrigerator
wobbles or
seems unstable.
Leveling legs are not adjusted
properly.
Refer to the Leveling and Door Alignment section.
Floor is not level.
It may be necessary to add shims under the
leveling legs or rollers to complete installation.
Lights do not
work.
LED interior lighting failure.
The refrigerator compartment lamp is LED interior
lighting, and service should be performed by a
qualified technician.
Refrigerator has
an unusual odor.
The Air Filter may need to
be set to the MAX setting or
replaced.
Set the Air Filter to the MAX setting. If the odor
does not go away within 24 hours, the filter may
need to be replaced. See the Replacing the Air
Filter section for replacement instructions.
The interior of
the refrigerator
is covered with
dust or soot.
The refrigerator is located near a Make sure that the refrigerator is not located
fire source, such as a fireplace, near a fire source, such as a fireplace, chimney or
chimney or candle.
candle.
WARRANTY 57
Should your LG Refrigerator (“Product”) fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship under
normal home use, during the warranty period set forth below, LG will at its option repair or replace
the product. This limited warranty is valid only to the original retail purchaser of the product and
applies only when purchased and used within the United States including U.S. Territories. Proof of
original retail purchase is required to obtain warranty service under this limited warranty.
WARRANTY PERIOD
Refrigerator
Sealed System
(Condenser, Dryer, Connecting Tube,
Refrigerant and Evaporator)
Linear Compressor
One (1) year from
the date of original
retail purchase
One (1) year from the Seven (7) years from
date of original retail the date of original
purchase
retail purchase
Ten (10) years from the
date of original retail
purchase
Parts and Labor
(internal/functional
parts only)
Parts and Labor
Part only (Consumer will
be charged for labor)
Parts only (Consumer
will be charged for
labor)
Noises associated with normal operation and failure to follow instructions found in the use and
care and installation guides or operating the unit in an unsuitable environment will not be covered
under this warranty.
X Replacement products and parts are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty
period or ninety (90) days, whichever is greater.
X Replacement products and parts may be new or remanufactured.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY IS REQUIRED
BY LAW, IT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PERIOD ABOVE.
NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR ITS U.S. DISTRIBUTOR SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY
NATURE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, OR ANY
OTHER DAMAGE WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE. Some states do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from state
to state.
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WARRANTY (USA)
58 WARRANTY
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
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1. Service trips to deliver, pick up, install, or repair the product; instruct the customer on
operation of the product; repair or replace fuses or correct wiring or plumbing, or correction of
unauthorized repairs/installation.
2. Failure of product to perform during power failures and interruptions or inadequate electrical
service.
3. Damage caused by leaky or broken water pipes, frozen water pipes, restricted drain lines,
inadequate or interrupted water supply or inadequate supply of air.
4. Damage resulting from operating the product in a corrosive atmosphere or contrary to the
instructions outlined in the product owner’s manual.
5. Damage to the product caused by accidents, pests and vermin, lightning, wind, fire, floods, or
acts of God.
6. Damage resulting from misuse, abuse, improper installation, repair, or maintenance. Improper
repair includes use of parts not approved or specified by LG.
7. Damage or failure caused by unauthorized modification or alteration, or if it is used for other
than the intended purpose, or any water leakage where the unit was not properly installed.
8. Damage or failure caused by incorrect electrical current, voltage, or plumbing codes,
commercial or industrial use, or use of accessories, components, or consumable cleaning
products that are not approved by LG.
9. Damage caused by transportation and handling, including scratches, dents, chips, and/or other
damage to the finish of your product, unless such damage results from defects in materials or
workmanship and is reported within one (1) week of delivery (Call: 1-800-243-0000).
10. Damage or missing items to any display, open box, discounted, or refurbished product.
11. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered, or can not be readily
determined. Model and Serial numbers, along with original retail sales receipt, are required for
warranty validation.
12. Increases in utility costs and additional utility expenses.
13. Replacement of light bulbs, filters, or any consumable parts.
14. Repairs when your product is used in other than normal and usual household use (e.g.
commercial use, offices, and recreational facilities) or contrary to the instructions outlined in
the product owner’s manual.
15. Costs associated with removal of your product from your home for repairs.
16. The removal and reinstallation of the product if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is
not installed in accordance with published installation instructions, including LG’s owner’s and
installation manuals.
17. Shelves, door bins, drawers, handles, accessories, and other parts besides those that were
originally included with this particular model.
The cost of repair or replacement under these excluded circumstances shall be borne
by the consumer.
For complete warranty details and customer assistance, please call or visit our website:
Call 1-800-243-0000 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) and select the appropriate option from the
menu, or visit our website at http://www.lg.com Or by mail: LG Customer Information Center:
P. O. Box 240007, 201 James Record Road Huntsville, Alabama 35813 ATTN: CIC
Write your warranty information below: _______________________________________________
Product Registration Information: _____________________________________________________
Model: ____________________________________________________________________________
Serial Number: _____________________________________________________________________
Date of Purchase: __________________________________________________________________
WARRANTY 59
WARRANTY: Should your LG Refrigerator (“Product”) fail due to a defect in material or workmanship
under normal home use during the warranty period set forth below, LG Canada will at its option
repair or replace the Product upon receipt of proof of original retail purchase. This warranty is valid
only to the original retail purchaser of the product and applies only to a Product distributed in Canada
by LG Canada or an authorized Canadian distributor thereof. The warranty only applies to Products
located and used within Canada.
WARRANTY PERIOD: (Note: If the original date of purchase can not be verified,
the warranty will begin sixty (60) days from the date of manufacture)
Refrigerator/
Freezer
Sealed System
(Condenser, Dryer, Connecting Tube,
Refrigerant and Evaporator)
Linear Compressor
One (1) year from
the date of original
retail purchase
One (1) year from
the date of original
retail purchase
Seven (7) years from
the date of original
retail purchase
Ten (10) years from the
date of original retail
purchase
Parts and Labor
(internal/functional
parts only)
Parts and Labor
Parts only (Consumer
will be charged for
labor)
Part only (Consumer will
be charged for labor)
Noises associated with normal operation and failure to follow instructions found in the use and care
and installation guides or operating the unit in an unsuitable environment will not be covered under
this warranty.
X Replacement products and parts are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty
period or ninety (90) days, whichever is greater.
X Replacement products and parts may be new or remanufactured.
X LG Authorized Service Center warranties their repair work for thirty (30) days.
LG CANADA’S SOLE LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY SET OUT ABOVE. EXCEPT
AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED ABOVE, LG CANADA MAKES NO AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS RESPECTING THE PRODUCT, WHETHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR
CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND
NO REPRESENTATIONS SHALL BE BINDING ON LG CANADA. LG CANADA DOES NOT
AUTHORIZE ANY PERSON TO CREATE OR ASSUME FOR IT ANY OTHER WARRANTY
OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCT. TO THE EXTENT THAT
ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION IS IMPLIED BY LAW, IT IS LIMITED TO THE EXPRESS
WARRANTY PERIOD ABOVE. LG CANADA, THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT OR INDIRECT
DAMAGES, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES
OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY
CONTRACTUAL BREACH, FUNDAMENTAL OR OTHERWISE, OR FROM ANY ACTS OR
OMISSIONS, TORT, OR OTHERWISE. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may
have other rights which may vary from province to province depending on applicable provincial
laws. Any term of this warranty that negates or varies any implied condition or warranty under
provincial law is severable where it conflicts with provincial law without affecting the remainder
of this warranty’s terms.
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WARRANTY (Canada)
60 WARRANTY
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THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
1. Service trips to deliver, pick up, or install the product; instructing a customer on operation of
the product; repair or replacement of fuses or correction of wiring or plumbing, or correction of
unauthorized repairs/installation.
2. Failure of the product to perform during power failures and interruptions or inadequate electrical
service.
3. Damage caused by leaky or broken water pipes, frozen water pipes, restricted drain lines, inadequate
or interrupted water supply or inadequate supply of air.
4. Damage resulting from operating the Product in a corrosive atmosphere or contrary to the
instructions outlined in the Product owner’s manual.
5. Damage to the Product caused by accidents, pests and vermin, lightning, wind, fire, floods, or acts of
God.
6. Damage resulting from the misuse, abuse, improper installation, repair, or maintenance of the
Product. Improper repair includes use of parts not approved or specified by LG Canada.
7. Damage or product failure caused by unauthorized modification or alteration, or use for other than its
intended purpose, or resulting from any water leakage due to improper installation.
8. Damage or Product failure caused by incorrect electrical current, voltage, or plumbing codes,
commercial or industrial use, or use of accessories, components, or cleaning products that are not
approved by LG Canada.
9. Damage caused by transportation and handling, including scratches, dents, chips, and/or other
damage to the finish of your product, unless such damage results from defects in materials or
workmanship and is reported within one (1) week of delivery.
10. Damage or missing items to any display, open box, discounted, or refurbished Product.
11. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered, or cannot be readily
determined. Model and Serial numbers, along with original retail sales receipt, are required for
warranty validation.
12. Increases in utility costs and additional utility expenses.
13. Replacement of light bulbs, filters, or any consumable parts.
14. Repairs when your Product is used in other than normal and usual household use (including, without
limitation, commercial use, in offices or recreational facilities) or contrary to the instructions outlined
in the Product owner’s manual.
15. Costs associated with removal of the Product from your home for repairs.
16. The removal and reinstallation of the Product if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not
installed in accordance with published installation instructions, including the Product owner’s and
installation manuals.
17. Shelves, door bins, drawers, handles, and accessories to the Product. Also excluded are parts
besides those that were originally included with the Product.
All costs associated with the above excluded circumstances shall be borne by the consumer.
For complete warranty details and customer assistance, please call or visit our website:
Call 1-888-542-2623 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) and select the appropriate option from the
menu, or visit our website at http://www.lg.com
Write your warranty information below: _________________________________________________
Product Registration Information: _______________________________________________________
Model: ______________________________________________________________________________
Serial Number: _______________________________________________________________________
Date of Purchase: ____________________________________________________________________
LG Customer Information Center
For inquiries or comments,
visit www.lg.com or call;
1-800-243-0000
1-888-865-3026
1-888-542-2623
USA, Consumer User
USA, Commercial User
CANADA
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