LG Electronics LFXC24796D, LMXC23796S, LMXC23796D, LMXC23796M Installation guide

LG Electronics LFXC24796D, LMXC23796S, LMXC23796D, LMXC23796M Installation guide
INSTALLATION
9
Installation Overview
Please read the following installation instructions first after purchasing this product or transporting
it to another location.
1 Unpacking your
refrigerator
2 Choosing the proper
location
4 Connecting the water
supply and water line
5 Leveling and Door
Alignment
Note
Connect to potable water supply only.
3 Disassembling/Assembling
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INSTALLATION
10
INSTALLATION
Specifications
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The appearance and specifications listed in this manual may vary due to constant product
improvements.
Bottom-freezer refrigerator model LFXS30796*
Description
French door refrigerator
Electrical requirements
115 VAC @ 60 Hz
Min. / Max. Water pressure
20 – 120 psi (138 – 827 kPa)
Dimensions
35 3/4" (W) X 36 1/4" (D) X 70 1/4" (H), 48 1/8" (D w/ door open)
908 mm (W) X 921 mm (D) X 1785 mm (H), 1223 mm (D w/ door open)
Net weight
360 lb. (163kg)
Bottom-freezer refrigerator model LFXC24796*
Description
French door refrigerator
Electrical requirements
115 VAC @ 60 Hz
Min. / Max. Water pressure
20 – 120 psi (138 – 827 kPa)
Dimensions
35 3/4" (W) X 30 7/8" (D) X 70 1/4" (H). 42 3/4”(D w/ door open)
908 mm (W) X 785 mm (D) X 1785 mm (H). 1086 mm (D w/ door open)
Net weight
333lb. (151kg)
INSTALLATION
Unpacking the Refrigerator
yyUse two or more people to move and
install the refrigerator. Failure to do so
can result in back or other injury.
yyYour 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.
yyKeep 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 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
yy 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. If
the refrigerator is installed in an area with
low water pressure (below 20 psi), you can
install a booster pump to compensate for
the low pressure.
yy 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 the 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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WARNING
11
12
INSTALLATION
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 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.
INSTALLATION
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Removing/Assembling the
Doors and Drawers
Removing the Handles
When it is necessary to move the refrigerator
through a narrow opening, removing the doors
is the recommended procedure.
1
2
Loosen the set screws located on the
lower side of the handle with a 1/8 in. Allen
wrench and remove the handle.
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 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 1/8 in.
Allen wrench.
Warning
When assembling or disassembling the
handle:
yy Grasp the handle tightly to avoid dropping it.
yy Do not swing the handle into nearby people
or animals.
yy 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.
yy Make sure that there is not a gap between
the door and handle after assembling the
handle.
Warning
yy 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.
yy Use two or more people to remove and
install the refrigerator doors. Failure to do
so can result in back or other injury.
yy Disconnect the electrical supply to the
refrigerator before installing. Failure to do
so could result in serious injury or death.
yy 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.
yy Be careful when handling the hinge and
stopper, to avoid injury.
yy Remove food and bins before detaching the
doors and drawers.
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Removing/Assembling the
Freezer Drawer Handle
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INSTALLATION
Removing the Left Refrigerator Door
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1
4
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 and .
Rotate the hinge lever counterclockwise
. Lift the top hinge free of the hinge
lever latch.
Hinge Lever Latch
Collet
Caution
When lifting the hinge free of the latch, be
careful that the door does not fall forward.
Note
Detachment of the water supply line is
applicable only when detaching the left
refrigerator door.
2
5
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
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
Place the door, inside facing up, on a
non-scratching surface.
3
Remove the cover and pull out the tube .
Disconnect all wire harnesses . Unscrew
the ground wire 3 .
3
INSTALLATION
1
3
Rotate the hinge lever
Lift the top hinge
lever latch.
clockwise.
free of the hinge
Remove the screw from the top hinge
cover . 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 harnesses
the ground wire .
. Unscrew
4
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
Caution
Place the door on the floor, inside
facing up, on a non-scratching surface.
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Removing the Right Refrigerator
Door
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INSTALLATION
Assembling the Right Refrigerator Door
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Install the right-side door first.
1
3
4
2
Fit the hinge over the hinge lever latch
and slot it into place. Rotate the lever
counterclockwise to secure the hinge.
Hinge Lever Latch
Connect the wire harnesses
ground wire
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.
. Srew the
.
Make sure that the door-switch located
inside the cover is tightly connected.
Position the cover in place. Insert and
tighten the cover screw .
INSTALLATION
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 and .
Insert the tube at least 5/8 inch (15 mm) into
the connector. Fasten the clip to the joint.
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
6
3
Connect all the wire harnesses.
Screw the ground wire . Make sure that
the door-switch located inside the cover
is tightly connected. Place the cover in
position and tighten the cover screw 3 .
3
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Assembling the Left Refrigerator
Door
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INSTALLATION
Removing the Freezer Drawers
Note
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In the following figures, the Pullout Drawer
located above the freezer drawer is not shown
for clarity.
Collet
Tube
Caution
Insert Line
Clip
1) Gently press the Collet and insert the
tube until only one line shows on the
tube.
(Correct)
(Incorrect)
yyUse two or more people to remove and
install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so
can result in back or other injury.
yyDo not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle may
come off, causing personal injury.
yyBe careful of sharp hinges on both sides
of the drawer.
yyWhen you lay the drawer down, be
careful not to damage the floor.
yyDo not sit or stand on the freezer drawer.
yyTo prevent accidents, keep children
and pets away from the drawer. Do not
leave the drawer open. If the Durabase®
storage bin is removed from the freezer
drawer, there is sufficient space for a
small child or pet to crawl inside.
2) Pull the tube to make sure that the
tube is tightly fastened and then insert
the clip.
(Durabase®)
INSTALLATION
Pull the drawer open to full extension.
2
Gently lift and pull out the ice bin.
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.
3
Remove the screws from the rails at both
ends.
4
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, causing personal injury.
5Hold both rails and push them in
simultaneously.
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20 INSTALLATION
Assembling the Freezer Drawers
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1
ull out both rails simultaneously, until both
P
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, causing personal injury.
3
Lower the door into its final position and
tighten the screws located on both sides.
4
Insert the drawer into the frame, and push
the drawer back into place until you hear a
click.
5
Insert the Durabase in the rail assembly.
INSTALLATION
21
Connecting the Water Line
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
button is turned off.
Caution
Do not install the icemaker tubing in
areas where temperatures fall below
freezing.
Water Pressure
The water pressure must be between 20 and
120 psi. If the refrigerator is installed in an area
with low water pressure (below 20 psi), you can
install a booster pump to compensate for the low
pressure.
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):
yy Check to see if the sediment filter in
the reverse osmosis system is blocked.
Replace the filter if necessary.
yy Allow the storage tank on the reverse
osmosis system to refill after heavy
usage.
yy If the issue concerning water pressure
from reverse osmosis remains, call a
licensed, qualified plumber.
yy All installations must be in accordance
with local plumbing code requirements.
What You Will Need
yy Copper Tubing, ¼ in. outer diameter, to
connect the refrigerator to the water
supply. Be sure both ends of the tubing
are cut square.
yy 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.
yy Power drill.
yy ½ in. or adjustable
wrench.
yy Flat blade and Phillips
head screwdrivers.
yy 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.
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Before You Begin
22 INSTALLATION
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yy 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.
yy 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 saddletype 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.
INSTALLATION 23
4
7
CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing
and connect it to the shutoff valve. Make
sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve.
Tighten the compression nut securely.
Pipe Clamp
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Compression
Nut
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
Packing Nut
Note
Outlet Valve
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be
adhered to. Saddle valves are illegal
and their use is not permitted in
Massachusetts. Consult with a licensed
plumber.
5
TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing
washer begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not overtighten the clamp
or you may crush the tubing.
8
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.
9
CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
WARNING
Washer
Pipe Clamp
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)
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
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FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water
pipe with the pipe clamp.
24 INSTALLATION
10 TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF
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VALVE
Tighten any connections that leak.
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
Turn the icemaker on at the control panel.
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 has
been turned on.
Turning On the Power
1
Plug in the refrigerator.
Caution
yyConnect to a rated power outlet.
yyHave a certified electrician check
the wall outlet and wiring for proper
grounding.
yyDo not damage or cut off the ground
terminal of the power plug.
INSTALLATION 25
Leveling and Door Alignment
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.
The 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 the 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 the doors is uneven, follow
the instructions below to align the doors evenly:
Use the wrench (included with the owner’s
manual) to turn the nut in the door hinge to adjust
the height. Turn 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 the doors is uneven, follow
the instructions below to align the right door:
Note
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.)
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.
Outer
Door
Inner
Door
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Leveling
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