side by side refrigerator
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OWNER’S MANUAL
SIDE BY SIDE
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this owner’s manual thoroughly before
operating and keep it handy for reference at all times.
Model Name*=color number
LSXS26326*
LSXS26366*
LSXS26466*
LSXS26386*
P/No. MFL67653437
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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HOW TO USE
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Before Use
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Control Panel
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- Airflow
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- Control Panel Features
COMPONENTS
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Automatic Icemaker
Refrigerator Exterior
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- When You Should Turn the Icemaker Off
Refrigerator Interior
24
- Normal Sounds You May Hear
24
- Preparing for Vacation
24
- Power Failure
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Ice and Water Dispenser
27
Storing Food
27
- Food Preservation Location
29
- Food Storage Tips
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- Storing Frozen Food
30
Detaching and Assembling the Storage Bins
PRODUCT FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
10 INSTALLATION
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Installation Overview
10
Specifications
11
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
11
Choosing the Proper Location
11
- Flooring
12
- Ambient Temperature
12
- Measuring the Clearances
12
Removing/Assembling the Refrigerator
Door Handles
13
Removing/Assembling the Refrigerator
Doors
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Door-In-Door
33
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves
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MAINTENANCE
34
Cleaning
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Replacing the Water Filter
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SMART DIAGNOSISTM
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Using Smart DiagnosisTM
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- Removing the Left (Freezer) Door
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- Removing the Right (Refrigerator) Door
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- Reinstalling the Right (Refrigerator) Door
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- Reinstalling the Left (Freezer) Door
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Connecting the Water Line
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- Before You Begin
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- Water Pressure
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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- What You Will Need
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Common Product Questions
- Water Line Installation Instructions
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Noises You Might Hear
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Turning On the Power
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Before Calling for Service
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Leveling and Door Alignment
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- Leveling
- Door Alignment
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WARRANTY (USA)
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WARRANTY (CANADA)
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PRODUCT FEATURES
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* Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available.
DOOR-IN-DOOR REFRESHMENT CENTER
The Door-in-Door Refreshment Center provides a convenient area for
frequently-used items that require easy access.
FRESH ZONE DRAWERS
The Fresh Zone drawers are designed to help keep your fruits and
vegetables fresh.
DOOR ALARM
The Door Alarm function is designed to prevent refrigerator malfunctioning
that could occur if a refrigerator door 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.
AUTO CLOSING HINGE
The refrigerator doors close automatically with a slight push. (The door
only closes automatically when it is open at an angle less than 30°.)
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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PRODUCT FEATURES
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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
 NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling
on the power cord. Always grip the plug
firmly and pull it straight out from the
outlet.
 Immediately repair or replace all power
cords that have become frayed or
otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord
that shows cracks or abrasion damage
along its length or at either the plug or
connector end.
 Do not use an uncertified power outlet.
 Unplug the power plug immediately in the
event of a blackout or thunderstorm.
 Plug in the power plug with the power
cord facing downward.
Installation
 Contact an authorized service center when
you install or relocate the refrigerator.
 When moving your refrigerator away from
the wall, be careful not to roll over or
damage the power cord.
 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.
 Do not install the refrigerator where there
may be a danger of the unit falling.
Use
 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.
 Do not hang on to or place heavy objects
on the refrigerator’s dispenser.
 Do not place heavy or dangerous objects
(bottles with liquid) on the refrigerator.
 Do not put live animals inside the
refrigerator.
 Do not allow children to climb into the
product when it is in use.
 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 electrical outlet of the
refrigerator.
 In the event of a refrigerant leak, move
flammable objects away from the
refrigerator. Ensure adequate ventilation
and contact an authorized service center.
 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.
 Do not overfill or pack items too tightly into
door bins. Doing so may cause damage
to the bin or personal injury if items are
removed with excessive force.
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic
safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
 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.
 Unplug the power plug before cleaning or
repairing the refrigerator.
 When you replace the light bulb in the
refrigerator, unplug the refrigerator or turn
off the power.
 Do not modify or extend the power cord.
 Do not use a dryer to dry the interior. Do
not light a candle to remove interior odors.
 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.
 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.
 Do not, under any circumstances, cut or
remove the third (ground) prong from the
power cord.
 Do not use an adapter plug and plug the
power plug into a multi-outlet extension
cord.
 Disconnect the power cord immediately if
you hear a noise, smell a strange odor or
detect smoke coming from the appliance.
 Turn the power off if water or dust
penetrates into the refrigerator. Call a
service agent.
 Do not disassemble or modify the
refrigerator.
 Do not put hands, feet, or metal objects
below or behind the refrigerator.
 Do not operate the refrigerator or touch
the power cord with wet hands.
WARNING: This
 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.
 When dispensing ice from the dispenser,
do not use crystal ceramics.
 Do not touch the cold surfaces in the
freezer compartment with wet or damp
hands, when your refrigerator is in
operation.
 Do not put glass containers, glass bottles
or soda in the freezer.
 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.
 Do not refreeze frozen food that has
thawed completely. Doing so may result
in a serious health issue.
 If you are throwing away your old
refrigerator, make sure the CFC or HCFC
coolant is removed for proper disposal
by a qualified servicer. If you release
CFC/HCFC coolant, you may be fined or
imprisoned in accordance with the relevant
environmental law.
 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.
 If the refrigerator is connected to a circuit
protected by fuses, use time delay fuses.
product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
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
Maintenance
Installation
 The refrigerator must be properly
installed in accordance with the Installer
Instructions that were taped to the front
of the refrigerator.
 Be careful when you unpack and install
the refrigerator. Immediately dispose of
plastic and other packing materials out of
the reach of children.
 The appliance must be positioned for
easy access to a power source.
Use
 Close the door carefully when children
are around.
 Keep fingers out of pinch point areas;
clearances between the doors and cabinets are necessarily small. Be careful
closing doors when children are nearby.
 If you store food improperly, be aware
that it may fall and cause injury.
 Do not use aerosols near the refrigerator.
 Do not store articles on the top of the
appliance.
To avoid hazard , damaged power
cords must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a
similarly qualified technician. Do no
operate the appliance with a damage
power cord
 Do not use strong detergents like wax or
thinners for cleaning. Clean with a soft
cloth.
 Wipe foreign objects (such as dust and
water) off the prongs of the power plug
and contact areas regularly.
 Do not store, disassemble or repair the
refrigerator by yourself.
 Remove any dust or foreign matter from
the power plug pins.
 Do not use a wet or damp cloth when
cleaning the plug.
 If the refrigerator is disconnected from
the power supply, wait for at least five
minutes before plugging it back in.
 If you notice a chemical or burning
plastic smell or see smoke, unplug the
refrigerator immediately and contact
your LG Electronics Service Center.
The insulation in this unit contains
cyclopentane or a pentane-like gas
which is fl ammable and requires a
special elimination process. Before
discontinuing use of this refrigerator,
contact local authorities to arrange for
safe disposal of the unit.
IMPORTANT : Use only new water hose-sets,
do not reuse old water hose -sets
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COMPONENTS
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 for Door-In-Door Models
Freezer
Refrigerator
Preserves frozen food.
Preserves food.
Door-in-Door
Control Panel
Sets the refrigerator and
freezer temperatures, the
water filter condition and the
dispenser mode.
Filtered Water
and Ice Dispenser
Dispenses purified
water and ice.
Refrigerator Exterior for Basic Model
Freezer
Preserves frozen food.
Control Panel
Sets the refrigerator and
freezer temperatures, the
water filter condition and the
dispenser mode.
Filtered Water
and Ice Dispenser
Dispenses purified
water and ice.
Refrigerator
Preserves food.
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COMPONENTS
Refrigerator Interior for Door-In-Door Models
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Freezer
Compartment
LED Lamp
Refrigerator
Compartment
Dairy Corner
Filter
Automatic
Icemaker
Shelf
LED Lamp
Shelf
Refreshment center
Shelf
Door Bin
Freezing Zone
Door Bin
NOTE
Parts, features and options vary by model.
Your model may not include every option.
Fresh zone
Door Bin
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Refrigerator Interior for Basic Model
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Freezer
Compartment
LED Lamp
Refrigerator
Compartment
Dairy Corner
Filter
Automatic
Icemaker
Shelf
LED Lamp
Door Bin
Shelf
Shelf
Door Bin
Door Bin
Door Bin
Freezing Zone
Fresh zone
Door Bin
Door Bin
NOTE
Parts, features and options vary by model.
Your model may not include every option.
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INSTALLATION
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INSTALLATION
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
3 Disassembling/Assembling
NOTE
4 Connecting the water
supply and water line
5 Leveling and Door
Alignment
Connect to potable water
supply only,
Specifications
The appearance and specifications listed in this manual may vary due to constant product improvements.
Side by Side refrigerator model
Description
Side by Side refrigerator
Electrical requirements
115 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only, and fused at 15 or 20 amperes
Min. / Max. Water pressure
20 - 120 psi (138 - 827 kPa) on models without water filter,
40 - 120 psi ( 276 – 827 kPa ) on models with filter
Dimensions
35.9 " (W) X 35.9 " (D) X 70.3 " (H), 50.6 " (D w/ door open)
912 mm (W) X 912 mm (D) X 1785 mm (H), 1286 mm (D
w/ door open)
Net weight
297.6 lb. (135 kg)
INSTALLATION
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
 Use two or more people to move and
install the refrigerator. Failure to do so
can result in back or other injury.
 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.
 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
 Select a place where a water supply can
be easily connected for the automatic
icemaker.
NOTE
The water pressure must be between 20
and 120 psi (138 and 827 kPa) on models
without a water filter and between 40 and
120 psi (276 and 827 kPa) on models with a
water filter.
 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.
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/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. The appearance of the
handle may vary from what is shown in the
illustrations
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
¼ in. Allen wrench, remove the mounting
fasteners.
24” (61 cm)
Mounting
Fasteners
Set Screw
2” (5.08 cm)
Allen Wrench
Assembling the Handles
1
Assemble the mounting fasteners at both
ends of the handle using a ¼ 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.
Mounting Fasteners
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Removing/Assembling the
Refrigerator Doors
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hinge
cover
When it is necessary to move the refrigerator
through a narrow opening, removing the doors
is the recommended procedure.
WARNING
 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.
 Use two or more people to remove and
install the refrigerator doors. Failure to do
so can result in back or other injury.
 Disconnect the electrical supply to the
refrigerator before installation. Failure
to do so could result in serious injury or
death.
 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.
 Be careful when handling the hinge and
stopper. You may be injured.
 Remove food and bins before detaching
the doors and drawers.
Removing the Left (Freezer) Door
with Water Line Connection
Pull up the water feed tube while pressing area
(figure 1) as shown in the figure below. Make
sure the color of the water lines match.
upper
hinge
wire
harness
1. Open the door. Remove the top hinge cover
screw.
2. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry back the
hooks (not shown) of the hinge cover from
the top of the refrigerator cabinet. Lift up
the cover.
3. Disconnect all the wire harnesses.
hinge lever
upper hinge
4. Rotate the hinge lever counterclockwise
(1). Lift the upper hinge free of the hinge
lever latch (2).
CAUTION
When lifting the hinge free of the latch, be
careful that the door does not fall forward.
5. Lift the door from the lower hinge pin, being
careful to pull the water lines through the
lower hinge pin.
NOTE: If a tube end is deformed or abraded,
trim the part away. Disconnecting the tube
under the door causes about 0.13 gallons (0.5
liters) of water to flow out. Put a large container
at the end of the tube to prevent water from
draining onto the floor.
Engough for
the water feed tube
to be completely
pulled out
lower hinge
Figure 1
6. Place the door, inside facing up, on a
non-scratching surface. Be careful not to
damage the water feed tube.
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Removing the Right (Refrigerator) Door
Reinstalling the Right (Refrigerator) Door
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1. Place the door onto the lower hinge pin.
2. Fit the upper hinge over the hinge lever
latch and into place. Rotate the lever
counterclockwise to secure the hinge.
3. Reconnect all wire harnesses. Hook the tab
on the switch side of the cover under the
edge of the wire opening in the cabinet top.
Position the cover and replace the screw.
wire
harness
1. Open the door. Remove the top hinge cover
screw.
2. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry back the
hooks (not shown) of the hinge cover from
the top of the refrigerator cabinet. Lift up
the cover. Disconnect all wire harnesses.
upper
hinge
hinge lever
3. Rotate the hinge lever clockwise (1). Lift the
upper hinge free of the hinge lever latch (2).
CAUTION
When lifting the hinge free of the latch, be
careful that the door does not fall forward.
4. Lift the door from the lower hinge pin.
Reinstalling the Left (Freezer) Door
1. Feed the water tubes through the lower
hinge pin and place the door onto the
lower hinge pin. Water hoses should be
behind the leg to prevent damage.
2. Fit the top hinge over hinge lever latch and
into place. Rotate the lever clockwise to
secure the hinge.
3. Install the grounding screw and connect all
the wire harnesses.
4. Hook the tab on the door switch side of the
cover under the edge of the wire opening
in the cabinet top. Position the cover into
place. Insert and tighten the cover screw.
5. Reconnect the water tubes by inserting
the tubes into the connectors. The tube is
inserted correctly when only one guide line
is showing out of two.
lower hinge
5. Place the door, inside facing up, on a nonscratching surface.
NOTE
 Do not remove the grease on the surface of the gasket or hinge.
 Do not remove the sensor assembly in
the right upper hinge cover.
Collet
Tube
Insert Line
NOTE
 Water hoses should be cut with a
clean, straight edge to avoid leaks.
Not Straight
Damaged
Stretched
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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
switch is in the OFF (O) position.
CAUTION
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas
where temperatures fall below freezing.
Water Pressure
You will need a cold water supply. The water
pressure must be between 20 and 120 psi ( 138
– 827 kPa ) on models without a water filter and
between 40 and 120 psi ( 276 – 827 kPa ) on
models with a water filter. If the water pressure
does not reach the minimum required pressure,
a separate booster pump may be required
for normal automatic icemaker and cool water
dispensing operation.
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 these 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 (2.8 kgf/cm2
~ 4.2 kgf/cm2, or less than 2.0~3.0 sec. to fill a
cup of 7 oz capacity).
CAUTION
Wear eye protection during installation to
prevent injury.
If the water pressure from the reverse osmosis
system is less than 21 psi or 1.5 kgf/cm2 (takes
more than 4.0 sec to fill a cup of 7 oz capacity):
 Check to see if the sediment filter in
the reverse osmosis system is blocked.
Replace the filter if necessary.
 Allow the storage tank on the reverse
osmosis system to refill after heavy usage.
 If the issue concerning water pressure
from reverse osmosis remains, call a
licensed, qualified plumber.
 All installations must be in accordance
with local plumbing code requirements.
What You Will Need
 Copper Tubing, ¼ in. outer diameter,
to connect the refrigerator to the water
supply. Be sure both ends of the tubing
are cut square.
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. Keep the total
length of the feed water pipe tube within
26 ft (8 m). Be careful to avoid getting a
kink in the tube. If the tube is longer than
26 ft (8 m), it may cause the water feed to
malfunction.
 Power drill.
 ½ in. or adjustable
wrench.
 Flat blade and Phillips
head screwdrivers.
 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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 If your existing copper water line
has a flared fitting at the end, you
will need an adapter (available at
plumbing supply stores) to connect
the water line
to the
refrigerator OR
you can cut off
the flared fitting with a tube cutter
and then use a compression fitting.
 Shutoff valve to connect to the cold
water line. The shutoff valve should
have a water inlet with a minimum
inside diameter of 5/32 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.
NOTE
A self-piercing saddle type water valve
should not be used.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard:
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.
INSTALLATION
Water Line Installation Instructions
FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water
pipe with the pipe clamp.
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TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
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.
Pipe Clamp
S a d d l e - Ty p e
Shutoff Valve
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest
frequently used drinking water line.
NOTE
1
2
SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the
pressure on the line.
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.
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle
valves are illegal and use is not permitted in
Massachusetts. Consult with your licensed
plumber.
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
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.
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing
washer begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not overtighten clamp or
you may crush the tubing.
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ROUTE THE TUBING
Pipe Clamp
Washer
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
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..
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INSTALLATION
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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.
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
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TURN THE WATER ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
Tighten any connections that leak.
Compression
Nut
Packing Nut
Outlet Valve
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Ferrule (sleeve)
CAUTION
Check to see if leaks occur at the water line
connections.
FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water
supply on and flush
out the tubing until the
water is clear.
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Shut the water off at the
water valve after about
one quart of water has
been flushed through the tubing.
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
9
Set the icemaker power switch to the ON
position.
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.
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.
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.
Turning On The Power
1
Plug in the
refrigerator.
Tubing Clamp
¼ in. Tubing
CAUTION
¼ in.
Compression
Nut
 Connect to a rated power outlet.
 Have a certified electrician check the wall
outlet and wiring for proper grounding.
 Do not damage or cut off the ground
terminal of the power plug.
Ferrule (sleeve)
Refrigerator
Connection
INSTALLATION
Leveling
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 side-toside. If your refrigerator seems unsteady, or you
want the doors to close more easily, adjust the
refrigerator’s tilt using the instructions below:
NOTE: Tools Required: 11/16” (18mm) wrench
or flat blade screwdriver.
1 Turn the leveling leg counterclockwise
to raise that side of the refrigerator or
clockwise to lower it. It may take several
turns of the leveling leg to adjust the tilt of
the refrigerator.
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 counterclockwise. It may take several
more turns, and you should turn both
leveling legs the same amount.
Door Alignment
If the doors are still uneven after the refrigerator
has been leveled, finish adjusting the doors by
following the instructions below:
Adjusting tools: 5/16” (8mm) wrench and 3/4”
(19mm) wrench.
Height
difference
Height
difference
Height
difference
1 keeper nut
CHANGE FILTER
Left leveling
leg
C
F
C
F
PRESS & HOLD
2 Adjustment
hinge pin
Height
difference
Down
CHANGE FILTER
C
F
C
F
Up
3 Tool for
adjustment
PRESS & HOLD
NOTE: Having someone push backward against the
top of the refrigerator takes some weight off of the
leveling legs. This makes it easier to adjust the legs.
 Using a 3/4” (19mm) wrench, turn the keeper
nut clockwise to loosen the keeper nut.
 Using a 5/16” (8mm) wrench, turn the
adjustment hinge pin clockwise or counterclockwise to level the refrigerator door.
 After leveling the door, turn the keeper
nut counterclockwise to tighten it.
CAUTION: Do not overtighten the door adjustment screw. The hinge pin can be pulled out
(adjustable range of height is a maximum of 2 in.
(5 cm)).
Height
difference
Height
difference
CHANGE FILTER
C
F
C
F
PRESS & HOLD
Right leveling leg
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After installing, plug the refrigerator’s power
cord into a 3-prong grounded outlet and push
the refrigerator into the final position.
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Before Use
Clean the refrigerator.
Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust that accumulated during
shipping.
CAUTION
 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,.
 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.
OFF
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 and freezer doors 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 and freezer doors for
ventilation.
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Control Panel
Airflow
Cold air circulates from the freezer to the fresh
food section and back again through air vents in
the wall dividing the two sections. Be sure not
to block vents while packing your refrigerator.
Doing so will restrict airflow and may cause the
refrigerator temperature to become too warm
or cause interior moisture buildup. (See air flow
diagram below.)
IMPORTANT:
Because air circulates between both sections,
any odors formed in one section will transfer to
the other. You must thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors.
To prevent odor transfer and dried out food,
wrap or cover foods tightly. (See the Food Storage Guide section for details.)
NOTE: If you close the refrigerator door, you
may see the freezer door open and close again
due to pressure from internal air flow.
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The refrigerator control functions as the thermostat for the entire appliance (refrigerator and
freezer sections). The colder the setting, the
longer the compressor will run to keep the temperature colder. The freezer control adjusts the
cold air flow from the freezer to the refrigerator.
Setting the freezer control to a lower temperature keeps more cold air in the freezer compartment to make it colder.
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Control Panel Features
Ice Type
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Select Crushed Ice or Cubed Ice by pressing the
Ice Type button repeatedly to choose the selection desired. The Crushed Ice or Cubed Ice icon
will light up to indicate your selection.
Selecting this icon indicates that
cubed ice will be dispensed when the
dispenser pad is activated.
LED Display
Indicator
Selecting this icon indicates that
crushed ice will be dispensed when
the dispenser pad is activated.
To dispense water or ice, gently push your cup
against the dispenser pad (see page 25).
NOTE: Hold your cup in place for a couple of
seconds after dispensing ice or water so the last
few drops go in your cup instead of on the floor.
Temperature
 The Refrigerator Temp. Control ranges
from 33°F to 46°F (0°C to 8°C). Press the
Refrigerator button to cycle through
the available temperature settings one
increment at a time.
 The Freezer Temp. Control range is from
-6°F to 8°F (-21°C to -13°C). Press the
Freezer button to cycle through the
available temperature settings one increment at a time.
NOTE: When changing control settings, wait 24
hours before making additional adjustments. The
controls are set correctly when milk or juice is
as cold as you would like and when ice cream is
firm. If the temperature in either compartment
is too cold or too warm, change the setting
one increment at a time. Wait 24 hours for the
change to stabilize before adjusting again.
Temperature Mode Switch Function
(°F <->°C)
Control
Button
If you want to convert °F to °C or vice versa,
press and hold the Freezer and Refrigerator
buttons at the same time for approximately
five seconds.
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Ice Plus
Ice ON/OFF
 To turn off the automatic icemaker, press
and hold the Ice ON/OFF button for three
seconds until the Ice Off text is illuminated. To turn on the automatic icemaker,
press and hold until the Ice On text is
illuminated.
Lock
 When power is initially connected to
the refrigerator, the Lock function is
off.
 If you want to activate the Lock function to lock other buttons, press and
hold the Door Alarm button for three
seconds or more. The Lock icon will
display and the Lock function is now
enabled.
 When the Lock function is activated,
no other buttons will work. The dispenser pad is also deactivated.
 To disable the Lock function, press
and hold the Door Alarm button for
approximately three seconds.
Light
Display Off Mode
This light has two settings: ON and OFF. Press
the Light button to turn the dispenser light on
and off.
When the refrigerator is in the Display
Off 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.
Water Filter Reset
When the water filter indicator turns on, you
need to replace the water filter. After replacing
the water filter, press and hold the Replace Filter button for three seconds to turn the indicator
light off. You need to replace the water filter approximately every six months.
Door Alarm
 When power is connected to the
refrigerator, the door alarm is initially
set to ON. When you press the Door
Alarm button, the display will change
to OFF and the Door Alarm function
will deactivate.
 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.
 When you close the door, the door
alarm will stop.
 To deactivate the Display Off mode,
press the Freezer Temp. and Ultra
Ice buttons at the same time and
hold them for five seconds until the
tone sounds.
Demo Mode (For Store Use Only)
The Demo 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.
To deactivate:
With either refrigerator door opened, press
and hold the Refrigerator Temp. 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 Demo Mode is
deactivated. Use the same procedure to activate
the Demo Mode.
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 When you press 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.
 You can stop this function manually by
pressing the button one more time.
 This function increases both ice making
and freezing capabilities.
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Automatic Icemaker
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Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent
to the dispenser. The icemaker will produce 7
cubes per cycle - approximately 70-120 cubes in
a 24-hour period, depending on freezer compartment temperature, room temperature, number
of door openings and other operating conditions.
 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.
 Ice making stops when the ice storage
bin is full. When full, the ice bin holds
approximately 6 to 8 (12-16 oz) glasses of
ice.
 To turn off the automatic icemaker, set
the Ice ON/OFF button on the display to
Ice Off. To turn on the automatic icemaker, set the ON/OFF button on the display
to Ice On.
 The water pressure must be between 20
and 120 psi ( 138 – 827 kPa ) on models
without a water filter and between 40 and
120 psi on ( 276 – 827 kPa ) models with a
water filter to produce the normal amount
and size of ice cubes.
When You Should Turn the Icemaker Off
Set the Ice ON/OFF Button to "Ice Off":
 When the water supply will be shut
off for several hours.
 When the ice bin is removed for
more than one or two minutes.
 When the refrigerator will not be
used for several days.
NOTE: The ice bin should be emptied when the
Ice ON/OFF button is set to the Ice Off mode.
Normal Sounds You May Hear
NOTE: Keeping the Ice ON/OFF button set to
the Ice On mode before the water line is connected can damage the icemaker.
 You will hear the sound of cubes dropping into the bin and water running in the
pipes as the icemaker refills.
WARNING
Personal Injury Hazard
DO NOT place fingers or hands on the automatic ice making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in.
lcemaker
Automatic Shutoff Arm
* This button for use
by service personnel ONLY
Preparing for Vacation
Set the Ice ON/OFF button to the Ice Off mode
and shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
NOTE: The ice bin should be emptied any time
the Ice ON/OFF button is set to the Ice Off
mode.
If the ambient temperature will 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.
Power Failure
During a power failure, ice may drop into the
freezer compartment. Remove the ice storage
bin and discard all the ice. Dry the storage bin
and reinstall it. Once power is restored, crushed
ice will be selected by default.
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Automatic Icemaker (continued)
 The first ice and water dispensed may
include particles or odor from the water
supply line or the water tank.
 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.
 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.
 If discolored ice is dispensed, check the
water filter and water supply. If the problem continues, contact a Sears or other
qualified service center. Do not use the ice
or water until the problem is corrected.
 Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may play with or damage the
controls.
 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.
 Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to
collect ice. Such containers may chip or
break resulting in glass fragments in the
ice.
 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.
 Never use a glass that is exceptionally
narrow or deep. Ice may jam in the ice
passage and refrigerator performance may
be affected.
 Keep the glass at a proper distance from
the ice outlet. A glass held too close to the
outlet may prevent ice from dispensing.
 To avoid personal injury, keep hands out of
the ice door and passage.
 Never remove the dispenser cover.
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CAUTION
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Ice and Water Dispenser
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Incorrect Way
Correct Way
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Water
CAUTION
Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may play with or damage the
controls.
Dispenser structure
Ice
Water Switch
Ice Switch
CAUTION
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.
Using the dispenser
 To dispense cold water, push on the
water switch with a glass.
 To dispense ice, push on the ice switch
with a glass.
Locking the dispenser
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.
NOTE
 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.
Cleaning the dispenser stand
The dispenser drip tray has no self-draining function. It should be cleaned regularly.
1
To remove, grip the tray with both hands
and pull it out. Wipe out dirty areas and dry
with a clean cloth.
2
To reinstall the tray, slightly tilt the front of
the tray and snap the ribs into the holes.
 The dispenser will not operate when
either of the refrigerator doors are
open.
 If dispensing water or ice into a
container with a small opening, place it
as close to the dispenser as possible.
 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
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.
Adjustable refrigerator shelf
Adjustable shelves to meet
your individual storage needs.
Ice storage bin
If a large amount
of ice is needed,
transfer the ice
in the storage bin
to another container.
Recommended types of
foods to store in Door-In-Door
section are butter, margarine
beverages, cream cheese,
peanut butter, ketchup,
mustard, relish, etc.
Fresh Zone
Store vegetables and fruits.
Freezing Zone
Store meat, fish, chicken,
etc. after wrapping it in
foil.
DOOR-IN-DOOR MODEL
CAUTION
 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.
 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.
 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.
 If the refrigerator or freezer door is opened or closed too often, warm air may penetrate the
refrigerator and raise its temperature. This can increase the running costs of the unit.
 Do not overfill or pack items too tightly into door bins. Doing so may cause damage to the bin
or personal injury if items are removed with excessive force.
 Do not store glass containers in the freezer. Contents may expand when frozen, break the container
and cause injury.
NOTE
 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.
 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 doors open to prevent fungi from
growing in the refrigerator.
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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.
Adjustable refrigerator shelf
Adjustable shelves to meet
your individual storage needs.
Ice storage bin
If a large amount
of ice is needed,
transfer the ice
in the storage bin
to another container.
Dairy Corner
Store dairy products such
as butter, cheese, etc.
Freezer Shelves
Store various frozen
foods such as meat, fish,
ice cream, etc.
Door Bins
Store small food or beverages,
condiments, juice, beer, etc.
Freezing Zone
Store meat, fish, chicken,
etc. after wrapping it in
foil.
Fresh Zone
Store vegetables and fruits.
BASIC DOOR MODEL
CAUTION
 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.
 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.
 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.
 If the refrigerator or freezer door is opened or closed too often, warm air may penetrate the
refrigerator and raise its temperature. This can increase the running costs of the unit.
 Do not overfill or pack items too tightly into door bins. Doing so may cause damage to the bin
or personal injury if items are removed with excessive force.
 Do not store glass containers in the freezer. Contents may expand when frozen, break the container
and cause injury.
NOTE
 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.
 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 doors open to prevent fungi from
growing in the refrigerator.
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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.
Store in the original wrapping
until you are ready to use it.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Cheese
Milk
Eggs
Fruit
Leafy
Vegetables
Wipe milk cartons. For coldest
milk, place containers on an
interior shelf.
Store in original carton on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
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.
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
vegetable drawer.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in vegetable
drawer.
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.
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap
or aluminum foil, or store in plastic
containers with tight lids.
When storing frozen food like ice
cream for a long period, place it on
the freezer shelf, not in the door bins.
Leftovers
Ice Cream
Storing Frozen Food
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.
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Storing Frozen Food (continued)
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Packaging
Detaching and Assembling the
Storage Bins
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.
Fresh Zone Drawers
Packaging recommendations:
drawer to full extension
햲, lift the front up 햳,
and pull straight out.
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Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
Heavy-duty aluminum foil
Plastic-coated paper
Non-permeable plastic wraps
Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic
bags
The Fresh Zone drawers provide storage for fruit
and vegetables.
To remove the Fresh Zone
drawers, pull out the
To install, slightly tilt
up the front, insert the
drawer into the frame and
push it back into place.
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use
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Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene plastic containers
Containers without tight lids
Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
Thin, semi-permeable wrap
NOTE: When removing or installing the lower
Fresh Zone drawer, lift the cover to help remove
or insert the drawer.
CAUTION
 Use both hands to assemble and
disassemble the Fresh Zone. The
compartment is heavy when filled with
food and may cause injury if dropped.
 Open the refrigerator door fully when
disassembling or reassembling the
Fresh Zone.
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Water Tank
Hold the cover with both hands and pull it out.
CAUTION: You will see the water tank
while removing the Fresh Zone drawer. Do not
remove the water tank or water leakage may
occur. The water tank is not a removable part.
NOTE: Remove the Fresh Zone drawers before
removing the Fresh Zone cover.
Tank
Door Bins
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning
and adjustment.
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2
Dairy Corner
To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and
pull straight out.
To replace the bin, slide it in above the
desired support and push down one side at
a time until it snaps into place.
NOTE
Some bins may vary in appearance and will
only fit in one location.
CAUTION
 Do not apply excessive force while
detaching or assembling the storage
bins.
 Do not use the dishwasher to clean the
storage bins and shelves.
 Regularly detach and wash the storage
bins and shelves; they can become
easily contaminated by the food.
1
To remove the Dairy Corner, simply lift the
bin up and pull straight out.
2
To replace the Dairy Corner, slide it in above
the desired support and push down until it
snaps into place.
NOTE: If you close the refrigerator door with
the Dairy Corner open, the refrigerator door
may not close properly. Make sure to close the
Dairy Corner completely after use.
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To Remove the Fresh Zone Cover
32 HOW TO USE
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Door-in-Door
Door-in-Door Door Bins
The Door-in-Door compartment allows for easy
access to commonly used food items. The outer
Door-in-Door door includes three additional door
bins.
The Door-in-Door inner and outer door bins are
removable for easy cleaning.
Door-in-Door Compartment
1 To remove the door bins, lift up and pull out.
To access the Door-in-Door compartment, lightly
press the button on the right refrigerator door
handle until you hear a click to open the door.
There is no need to grip the handle when opening the Door-in-Door compartment.
2 To replace the door bins, slide the door bin
in above the desired support and push
down until it snaps into place.
Door-in-Door Case
To open the Door-In-Door case,
pull evenly on the marked area.
The Door-In-Door Case is removable for easy cleaning and
adjustment.
CAUTION: Remove contents from Door-inDoor case before disassembly.
1 To remove the Door-In-Door case, lift up and
pull out.
2 To replace the Door-In-Door case, line the
tabs on the Door-In-Door Case with the
slots on the door and push down until it
snaps into place.
HOW TO USE
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable
to meet your individual storage needs.
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
Remove all items from the shelf. Lift the front
of the shelf slightly to disengage the rail stops.
Pull the shelf forward about halfway, keeping
the front of the shelf slightly lifted.
Holding the shelf with both hands, tilt the shelf
and pull it out.
Assembling the Shelf
Tilt the front of the shelf up and guide the shelf
into the slots at a desired height. Slide the shelf
in then lower the front of the shelf.
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.
CAUTION
 Do not clean glass shelves with
warm water while they are cold.
Shelves may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact.
 Glass shelves are heavy. Use special
care when removing them.
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Adjusting the Refrigerator
Shelves
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34 MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
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Cleaning
 Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically; however, clean both sections
about once a month to prevent odors.
 Wipe up spills immediately.
 Always unplug the refrigeration before cleaning.
General Cleaning Tips
 Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
 Remove all removable parts, such as
shelves, crispers, etc.
 Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a
mild detergent in warm water. Do not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
 Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces
thoroughly.
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
 Do not use a rough cloth or sponge
when cleaning the interior and exterior
of the refrigerator.
 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.
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
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 window
sprays, 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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35
Replacing the Water Filter
•
•
•
•
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.
1 Remove the old water filter.
Lower or remove
the top left shelf to
allow the water filter
to rotate all the way
down.
Pinch the sides to open the water filter cover.
NOTE: Replacing the water filter causes a
small amount of water (around 1 oz. or 25
cc) to drain. Place a cup under the front end
of the water filter cover to collect any leaking
water. Hold the water filter upright, once it is
removed, to prevent any remaining water from
spilling out of the water filter.
Pull the water filter
downward and turn
it counterclockwise
to pull it out. Make
sure to rotate the filter down completely
before pulling it out of
the manifold hole.
2 Replace with a new water filter.
Take the new water filter out of its packing
and remove the protective cover from the orings. With water filter tabs in the horizontal
position, push the new water filter into the
manifold hole until it stops.
Rotate the water filter up into position and
close the cover. The cover will click when
closed correctly.
3 After the water filter is replaced, dispense
2.5 gallons of water (flush for approximately
five 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.
4 Water Filter Bypass Plug
Keep the water filter bypass plug. You MUST
use the water
filter bypass plug
when a replacement water filter
cartridge is not
Water Filter
available.
Bypass Plug
CAUTION
 DO NOT operate refrigerator without
water filter or water filter bypass plug
installed.
NOTE
• To purchase a replacement water filter:
Visit your local dealer or distributor
Web: Find Parts & Accessories from
Support section of lg.com
Call : 1-800-243-0000 (USA)
1-888-542-2623 (Canada)
• Part number of the replacement water
filter: ADQ73613401(LT800P)
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It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
36 MAINTENANCE
Performance Data Sheet
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Model: LG ADQ73613401-S Replacement cartridge: ADQ73613401
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.
Contaminant
Reduction
Chlorine Taste and
Odor
Nominal Particulate
Class I, ,
≥0.5 to < 1.0 μm
Average
Influent
NSF specified ChalAverage
Max Permissible
Avg %
NSF Reduction
lenge
Product Water Product Water
Reduction
Requirements
Concentration
Concentration Concentration
2.0 mg/L
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
97.5%
0.05 mg/L
N/A
≥ 50%
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%
< 1 MFL
N/A
≥99%
Atrazine
0.0087 mg/L
0.009 mg/L ± 10%
94.2%
0.003 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
N/A
Benzene
0.017 mg/L
0.015 mg/L ± 10%
97%
0.005 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%
0.012 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
120,000
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
MAINTENANCE
Water Supply
Water Pressure
Community or private well
- Potable Water
20 -120 psi (138 - 827 kPa)
Water Temperature 33°F - 100°F (0.6°C - 38°C
Capacity
200 gallons (757 liters)
It is essential that the manufacturer’s recommended installation, maintenance and filter
replacement requirements be carried out for the
product to perform as advertised.
NOTE
 While the testing was performed under
standard laboratory conditions, actual
performance may vary.
Replacement Cartridge: ADQ73613401
For estimated costs of replacement elements
please call USA 1-800-243-0000 CANADA
1-888-LGCANADA (24 hours per day/7 days per
week) or visit our website at www.lge.com
3M is a trademark of 3M Company.
NSF is a trademark of NSF International.
©2009 3M Company. All rights reserved.
WARNING
To reduce the risk associated with choking:
 Do not allow children under 3 years of
age to have access to small parts during the installation of this product.
To reduce the risk associated with the
ingestion of contaminants:
 Do not use with water that is ymicrobiologically 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. EPA Establishment # 070595MEX-001
CAUTION
To reduce the risk associated with property
damage due to water leakage:
 Read and follow Use Instructions before
installation and use of this system.
 Installation and use MUST comply with
all state and local plumbing codes.
 Do not install if water pressure exceeds
120 psi (827 kPa). If your water pressure
exceeds 80 psi (552 kPa), you must install
a pressure limiting valve. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to
check your water pressure.
 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.
 Do not install on hot water supply lines.
The maximum operating water temperature of this filter system is 100°F
(37.8°C).
 Protect filter from freezing. Drain filter
when temperatures drop below 40°F
(4.4°C).
 The disposable filter cartridge MUST be
replaced every 6 months, at the rated
capacity or if a noticeable reduction in
flow rate occurs.
 Protect from freezing, remove filter cartridge when temperatures are expected
to drop below 33° F.
 Do not install systems in areas where
ambient temperatures may go above
110° F (43.3° C). Where a backflow
prevention device is installed on a water
system, a device for controlling pressure due to thermal expansion must be
installed.
 Ensure all tubing and fittings are secure
and free of leaks.
Manufactured for LG Electronics by MCM Co.,
Ltd. 45-10, Nowon-Ri, Yiwol-Myun, Jinchun-Kun,
Chung-Buk, Korea.
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Application Guidelines/
Water Supply Parameters
Service Flow
0.5 gpm (1.9 lpm)
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38 MANTENIMIENTO
ESPAÑOL
SMART DIAGNOSIS
39
SMART DIAGNOSIS
If you experience problems with your
refrigerator, call 1-800-243-0000. Only use the
Smart DiagnosisTM 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 DiagnosisTM 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 DiagnosisTM.
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
three 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.
USING SMART DIAGNOSISTM
First, call 1-800-243-0000 in USA(1-888-542TM
2623 in Canada). 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.)
2 Open the refrigerator door.
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.
NOTE
 For best results, do not move the phone
while the tones are being transmitted.
 If the call center agent is not able to get
an accurate recording of the data, you
may be asked to try again.
NOTE
 Call quality differences by region may
affect the function.
 Use the home telephone for better
communication performance, resulting
in better service.
 Bad call quality may result in poor data
transmission from your phone to the
machine, which could cause Smart
DiagnosisTM to malfunction.
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Should you experience any problems with your
refrigerator, it has the capability of transmitting
data via your telephone to the LG service
center. This gives you the capability of speaking
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.
40 TROUBLESHOOTING
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Common Product Questions
How do I unclog the ice dispenser
chute?
Eliminate the frost of 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.
Make sure that the refrigerator doors are
closed before attempting to dispense ice.
Why are ice crystals and frost forming
on my frozen food?
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. Increased moisture will lead
to frost and condensation. To lessen the
effect, reduce the frequency and duration
of door openings.
How long will it take for my ice bin to
fill completely?
Once the ice supply in the bin has been
completely exhausted, it may take up
to 90 minutes before additional ice is
available, and approximately 24 hours to
completely refill the bin.
Why does my ice and water taste
unusual?
It is recommended that you replace the
water filter:
• 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.
If your refrigerator was recently installed,
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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Noises You Might Hear
Rattling
Possible Causes
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.
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.
Refrigerator is not resting solidly on
the floor.
Refrigerator with linear compressor
was jarred while running.
Whooshing
Gurgling
Popping
Sizzling
Vibrating
Dripping
Pulsating or
high-pitched
sound
Evaporator fan motor is circulating air
through the refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
Air is being forced over the
condenser by the condenser fan.
Refrigerant flowing through the
cooling system.
Contraction and expansion of the
inside walls due to changes in
temperature.
Water dripping on the defrost heater
during a defrost cycle.
If the side or back of the refrigerator
is touching a cabinet or wall, some of
the normal vibrations may make an
audible sound.
Water running into the drain pan
during the defrost cycle.
Your refrigerator is designed to run
more efficiently to keep your food
items at the desired temperature. The
high efficiency compressor may cause
your new refrigerator to run longer
than your old one, but it is still more
energy efficient than previous models.
While the refrigerator is running, it
is normal to hear a pulsating or highpitched sound.
Solutions
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Floor is weak or uneven or leveling
legs need to be adjusted. See the Door
Alignment section.
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
To eliminate the noise, make sure that the
sides and back cannot vibrate against any
wall or cabinet.
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
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Noise
Clicking
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Before Calling for Service
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Review this section before calling for service; doing so will save you both time and money.
Cooling
Problem
Refrigerator
and Freezer
section are
not cooling.
Possible Causes
The refrigerator control is set
to OFF (some models).
Refrigerator is set to Demo
Mode
Refrigerator is in the defrost
cycle.
Refrigerator was recently
installed.
Refrigerator was recently
relocated.
Cooling
System runs
too much.
Refrigerator is replacing an
older model.
Refrigerator was recently
plugged in or power restored.
The door is opened often or
a large amount of food / hot
food was added.
Doors are not closed
completely.
Refrigerator is installed in a
hot location.
Condenser / back cover is
clogged.
Solutions
Turn the control ON. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for proper temperature settings.
Demo Mode allows the lights and control display
to work normally while disabling cooling, to save
energy while the refrigerator is on the showroom
floor. See the FAQs or the Setting the Controls
section of this manual for instructions on how to
disable Demo Mode.
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.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment to
reach the desired temperature.
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.
Modern refrigerators require more operating time but
use less energy due to more efficient technology.
The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to cool
completely.
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.)
Firmly push the doors shut. If they will not shut all
the way, see the Doors will not close completely or
pop open section in Troubleshooting.
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.
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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43
Cooling
Possible Causes
Refrigerator was recently
installed.
The air vents are blocked.
Cold air circulates from the
freezer to the fresh food
section and back again
through air vents in the wall
dividing the two sections.
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
Unit is installed in a hot
location.
Solutions
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature.
Locate air vents by using your hand to sense
airflow and move all packages that block vents
and restrict airflow. 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.
The refrigerator should not be operated in
temperatures above 110°F.
A large amount of food or
Adding food warms the compartment requiring
hot food was added to either the cooling system to run. Allowing hot food to
compartment.
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 Parts & Features Troubleshooting.
Temperature control is not
If the temperature is too warm, adjust the
set correctly.
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
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
completed.
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.
Refrigerator or Incorrect temperature control If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control
Freezer section settings.
one increment at a time and wait for the
is too cold.
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
Items in the
The Cheese & Butter and
This is normal. Items that you would like to keep
Cheese & Butter Condiment bins will be
cooler should be stored in the refrigerator section.
and Condiment slightly warmer than the
bins are not as refrigerator compartment.
cool as other
items in the
refrigerator.
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Problem
Refrigerator or
Freezer section
is too warm.
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Cooling
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Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Interior moisture Doors are opened often or for When the doors are opened often or for long
buildup.
long periods of time.
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
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
completed.
compartment may raise 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
Food stored uncovered or unwrapped, and damp
correctly.
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
Food with high water content Rearrange items with high water content away
freezing in the
was placed near an air vent.
from air vents.
Refrigerator temperature
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the
refrigerator
control is set incorrectly.
control one increment at a time and wait for the
compartment.
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
Refrigerator is installed in a When the refrigerator is operated in temperatures
cold 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
Door is opened frequently or When the doors are opened often or for long
crystals form
for long periods of time.
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
on frozen food
compartment. This raises the temperature and
(outside of
moisture level within the compartment. Increased
package).
moisture will lead to frost and condensation.
To lessen the effect, reduce the frequency and
duration of door openings.
Door is not closing properly. Refer to the Doors will not close correctly or pop
open section in the Troubleshooting section.
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45
Cooling/Ice & Water
Icemaker is
not making
enough ice.
Possible Causes
Condensation from food
with a high water content
has frozen inside of the
food package.
Solutions
This is normal for food items with a high water
content.
Food has been left in the
freezer for a long period of
time.
Demand exceeds ice
storage capacity.
House water supply is not
connected, valve is not
turned on fully, or valve is
clogged.
Do not store food items with high water content in
the freezer for a long period of time.
Water filter has been
exhausted.
Low house water supply
pressure.
The icemaker will produce approximately 70-210
cubes in a 24 hour period.
Connect the refrigerator to a cold water supply with
adequate pressure and turn the water shutoff valve
fully open.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Replacing the water filter is recommended:
• 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 between 20 and 120 psi
on models without a water filter and between 40 and
120 psi on models with a water filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Reverse Osmosis filtration Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce the
system is used.
water pressure below the minimum amount and result
in icemaker issues. (Refer to Water Pressure section.)
Tubing connecting
The tubing can kink when the refrigerator is moved
refrigerator to house supply during installation or cleaning resulting in reduced
valve is kinked.
water flow. Straighten or repair the water supply line
and arrange it to prevent future kinks.
Doors are opened often or If the doors of the unit are opened often, ambient
for long periods of time.
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
If the doors are not properly closed, ice production
completely.
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 recommended temperature for the freezer
the freezer is too warm.
compartment for normal ice production is 0°F. If the
freezer temperature is warmer, ice production will be
affected.
ENGLISH
Problem
Frost or ice
crystals
on frozen
food (inside
of sealed
package).
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Ice & Water
ENGLISH
Problem
Possible Causes
Icemaker is not Refrigerator was recently
making enough installed or icemaker recently
ice (continued). connected.
Icemaker not turned on.
The ice detecting sensor is
obstructed.
The refrigerator is not
connected to a water supply
or the supply shutoff valve is
not turned on.
Icemaker shutoff (arm or
sensor) obstructed.
Ice has bad
taste or odor.
Icemaker is
making too
much ice.
Solutions
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment to
reach the desired temperature and for the icemaker
to begin making ice.
Locate the icemaker ON/OFF button on the display
and confirm that it is set to the Ice On mode.
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.
Connect the refrigerator to the water supply and
turn the water shutoff valve fully open.
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
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
filtration system is connected the water pressure below the minimum amount
to your cold water supply.
and result in icemaker issues. (Refer to the Water
Pressure section.)
Water supply contains
A water filter may need to be installed to eliminate
minerals such as sulfur.
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
Ice that has been stored for too long will shrink,
installed.
become cloudy, and may develop a stale taste.
Throw away old ice and make a new supply.
The food has not been
Rewrap the food. Odors may migrate to the ice if
stored properly in either
food is not wrapped properly.
compartment.
The interior of the refrigerator See the Care and Cleaning section for more
needs to be cleaned.
information.
The ice storage bin needs to Empty and wash the bin (discard old cubes).
be cleaned.
Make sure that the bin is completely dry before
reinstalling it.
Icemaker shutoff (arm/sensor) Empty the ice bin. If your icemaker is equipped
is obstructed
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.
TROUBLESHOOTING
47
Ice & Water
Possible Causes
Doors are not closed
completely.
Infrequent use of the
dispenser.
Solutions
Ice will not dispense if any of the refrigerator doors
are left open.
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 Eliminate the frost or ice fragments by removing
with frost or ice fragments. 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
Press and hold the Lock button for three seconds
locked.
to unlock the control panel and dispenser.
Ice bin is empty.
Water is
dispensing
slowly.
Water filter has been
exhausted.
Reverse osmosis filtration
system is used.
Low house water supply
pressure.
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.
Replacing the water filter is recommended:
• 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 or install a booster pump to
compensate for the low pressure.
The water pressure must be between 20 and 120
psi on models without a water filter and between
40 and 120 psi on models with a water filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber or install a booster pump to
compensate for the low pressure.
ENGLISH
Problem
Ice is not
dispensing.
48 TROUBLESHOOTING
Ice & Water
ENGLISH
Problem
Water is not
dispensing.
Possible Causes
New installation or water line
recently connected.
Solutions
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
The dispenser can be set for ice or water.
dispensing.
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 not Water will not dispense if any of the
closed properly.
refrigerator doors are left open.
Water filter has been recently
removed or replaced.
Dispensing
warm water.
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 to
The tubing can kink when the refrigerator
house supply valve is kinked.
is 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
Connect the refrigerator to the water supply
connected, the valve is not turned on and turn the water shutoff valve fully open. If
fully, or the valve is clogged.
the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Refrigerator was recently installed. Allow 24 hours after installation for the
water storage tank to cool completely.
The water dispenser has been used
Depending on your specific model, the
recently and the storage tank was
water storage capacity will range from
exhausted.
approximately 20 to 30 oz.
Dispenser has not been used for
If the dispenser has not been used for
several hours.
several hours, the first glass dispensed may
be warm. Discard the first 10 oz.
Refrigerator is connected to the hot Make sure that the refrigerator is connected
water supply.
to a cold water pipe.
WARNING: Connecting the refrigerator to a
hot water line may damage the icemaker.
TROUBLESHOOTING
49
Ice & Water/Parts & Features
Possible Causes
Water supply contains
minerals such as sulfur.
Water filter has been
exhausted.
Refrigerator was recently
installed.
Doors will not
close correctly
or pop open.
Food packages are blocking
the door open.
Ice bin, crisper cover, pans,
shelves, door bins, or
baskets are out of position.
The doors were removed
during product installation
and not properly replaced.
Refrigerator is not leveled
properly.
Doors are
The gaskets are dirty or
difficult to open. sticky.
Door was recently closed.
Refrigerator
Leveling legs are not
wobbles or
adjusted properly.
seems unstable. Floor is not level.
Lights do not
work.
LED interior lighting failure.
Solutions
A water filter may need to be installed to eliminate
taste and odor problems.
Replacing the water filter is recommended:
• 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.
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.
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.
Remove and replace the doors according to the
Removing and Replacing Refrigerator Handles and
Doors section.
See Door Alignment in the Refrigeration
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.
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.
Refer to the Leveling and Door Alignment section.
It may be necessary to add shims under the
leveling legs or rollers to complete installation.
The refrigerator compartment lamp is LED interior
lighting, and service should be performed by
a qualified technician. Refer to the Light Bulb
Replacement section.
ENGLISH
Problem
Water has bad
taste or odor.
50 TROUBLESHOOTING
Parts & Features
ENGLISH
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Refrigerator has The Air Filter may need to
Set the Air Filter to the MAX setting. If the odor
an unusual odor. be set to the MAX setting or does not go away within 24 hours, the filter may
replaced.
need to be replaced. See the Replacing the Air
Filter section for replacement instructions.
The interior of
The refrigerator is located
Make sure that the refrigerator is not located
the refrigerator near a fire source, such as a near a fire source, such as a fireplace, chimney or
is covered with fireplace, chimney, or candle. candle.
dust or soot.
WARRANTY
51
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
Sealed System
(Condenser, Dryer, Connecting Tube, Refrigerant and
Evaporator)
Refrigerator
Linear Compressor
One (1) year from the date One (1) year from the date Seven (7) years from Ten (10) years from the date of
of original retail purchase. of original retail purchase. the date of original retail original retail purchase.
purchase.
Parts and Labor
(internal/functional
only)
parts
Parts and Labor
Parts only
Part only
(Consumer will be charged (Consumer will be charged for
for labor)
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.
Replacement products and parts are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty period or ninety (90) days,
whichever is greater.
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.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
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: 1-800243-0000).
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 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:
ENGLISH
LG ELECTRONICS U.S.A., INC.
LG REFRIGERATOR LIMITED WARRANTY - U.S.A.
52
WARRANTY
LG ELECTRONICS CANADA, INC.
LG REFRIGERATOR LIMITED WARRANTY - Canada
ENGLISH
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
only)
Parts and Labor
Parts only
(Consumer will be charged
for labor)
Part only
(Consumer will be charged for
labor)
parts
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.
Replacement products and parts are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty period or ninety (90) days,
whichever is greater.
Replacement products and parts may be new or remanufactured.
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.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
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.
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 1-888-542-2623 (24 hours
a day, 365 days a year) and select the
appropriate option from the menu, or visit our
website at www.lg.com
Write your warranty information below:
Product Registration Information:
Model:
Serial Number:
Date of Purchase:
NOTES
ENGLISH
LG Customer Information Center
For inquiries or comments,
visit www.lg.com or call:
1-800-243-0000
1-888-865-3026
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USA, Consumer User
USA, Commercial User
CANADA
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www.lg.com
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