OWNER’S MANUAL
BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before
operating and keep it handy for reference at all times.
P/No. : MFL62184434
www.lg.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PRODUCT FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
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COMPONENTS
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Refrigerator Exterior
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Refrigerator Interior
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INSTALLATION
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Installation Overview
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
Choosing the Proper Location
- Flooring
- Ambient Temperature
- Measuring the Clearances
Removing/Assembling the Refrigerator
Door Handles
Removing/Assembling the Freezer
Drawer Handle
Removing/Assembling the Doors and
Drawers
- Removing the Left Refrigerator Door
- Removing the Right Refrigerator Door
- Assembling the Right Refrigerator Door
- Assembling the Left Refrigerator Door
- Removing the Freezer Drawers
- Assembling the Freezer Drawers
Connecting the Water Line
- Before You Begin
- Water Pressure
Turning On the Power
Leveling and Door Alignment
- Leveling
- Door Alignment
22 HOW TO USE
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Before Use
Control Panel
- Control Panel Features
In-Door Ice Bin
- Detaching the In-Door Ice Bin
- Assembling the In-Door Ice Bin
Automatic Icemaker
- Turning the Automatic Icemaker On or Off
- When You Should Turn the Icemaker Off
- Normal Sounds You May Hear
- Preparing for Vacation
Ice and Water Dispenser
- Dispenser
- Using the Dispenser
- Locking the Dispenser Selector buttons
- Cleaning the Dispenser Tray
Storing Food
- Food Preservation Location
- Food Storage Tips
- Storing Frozen Food
Humidity Controlled Crisper and
Temperature Controlled Pantry Drawer
(Some Models Only)
Detaching and Assembling the Storage Bins
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves
34 MAINTENANCE
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Cleaning
Replacing the Pure N Fresh
Replacing the Water Filter
37 SMART DIAGNOSIS
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Using Smart Diagnosis
38 TROUBLESHOOTING
This product must only be used with a 240v 50Hz mains supply.
PRODUCT FEATURES
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PRODUCT FEATURES
* Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available.
FILTERED WATER AND ICE DISPENSER
The water dispenser dispenses fresh, chilled water.
The ice dispenser dispenses cubed and crushed ice.
DOOR ALARM
The Door Alarm function sounds if a refrigerator door or freezer drawer
remains open. If a refrigerator door or freezer drawer is left open for more
than 60 seconds, a warning alarm sounds at 30 second intervals.
HUMIDITY CONTROLLED CRISPER
The Humidity Controlled Crisper is designed to help keep your fruits and
vegetables fresh and crisp for as long as possible. You can control the amount
of humidity in the crisper by adjusting the setting between Low and High.
TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED PANTRY DRAWER
(some models only)
Temperature Controlled Pantry Drawer provides storage space with a variable
temperature control that keeps the compartment colder than the refrigerator. It
is a convenient place to store sandwiches or meat to be cooked.
AUTO CLOSING HINGE
The refrigerator doors and freezer drawers close automatically with a slight
push. (The door only closes automatically when it is open at an angle less
than 30°.)
EXPRESS FREEZING
Ice production can be increased by approximately 20 percent when the
freezer section is maintained at the coldest temperature for a 24-hour
period.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 cause serious injury and death, or cause damage to the product.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard
signal word WARNING or CAUTION. These words mean:
WARNING
CAUTION
You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or moderate injury, or product damage.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following.
Power
y NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull
it straight out from the outlet.
y 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.
y Do not use an uncertified power outlet.
y Unplug the power plug immediately in the event of a blackout or thunderstorm to avoid electrical
surges.
y Plug in the power plug with the power cord facing downward.
Installation
y Contact an authorized service center when you install or relocate the refrigerator.
y When moving your refrigerator away from the wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
y Connect this product to a dedicated grounded electric outlet conforming with the rating prior to
use. It is the user’s responsibility to replace a standard 2-prong wall outlet with a standard 3-prong
wall outlet.
y Do not install the refrigerator where there may be a danger of it falling or toppling over.
Use
y DO NOT allow children to climb, stand, or hang on the refrigerator doors or shelves in the
refrigerator. They could damage the refrigerator and seriously injure themselves.
y Do not place heavy objects on the dispenser of the refrigerator or hang onto it.
y Do not place heavy or dangerous objects (bottles with liquid) on the refrigerator.
y Do not put live animals inside of the refrigerator.
y Do not allow children to climb into the product when it is on or out of use.
y In the event of a refrigerant leak (propane/LPG), ventilate sufficiently and contact an authorized
service center before use. Do not touch or disassemble the electric outlet of the refrigerator.
y In the event of a refrigerant leak, move flammable objects away from the refrigerator. Ventilate
sufficiently and contact an authorized service center.
y Do not use or place flammable substances (chemicals, medicine, cosmetics, etc) near the
refrigerator or store them inside the refrigerator. Do not place the refrigerator in the vicinity of
flammable gas or any source of heat or flame.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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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.
y This refrigerator is intended for normal indoor domestic use. Do not install this unit in direct sunlight,
or under any outdoor shelter, verandah or patio.
y This Refrigerator is designed for normal domestic, indoor use only. It is not designed for Mobile
applications such as a mobile home, caravan, or leisure water craft.
y Do not use this product for special purposes (storage of medicine or test materials, etc).
y Unplug the power plug before cleaning or maintaining the refrigerator.
y When you replace the light bulb in the refrigerator, unplug the refrigerator or turn off the power.
y Do not modify or extend the power cord.
y Do not use a dryer to dry the interior. Do not light a candle to remove the interior odor.
y For your safety, this appliance must be properly grounded. Have the wall outlet and the circuit
checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
y Do not use an outlet that cannot be turned off with a switch. Do not use an extension cord. It is the
user’s responsibility to replace a standard 2-prong wall outlet with a standard 3-prong wall outlet.
y Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
y Do not use an extension cord or a multi outlet power board.
y Disconnect the power cord immediately if you hear any abnormal noise, smell a strange odor or
detect smoke.
y Turn the power off if water or dust penetrates into the refrigerator. Call for an authorised Service
Repairer.
y Do not disassemble or modify the refrigerator.
y Do not put hands, feet, or metal objects below or behind the refrigerator.
y Do not operate the refrigerator or touch the power cord with wet hands.
y In refrigerators with automatic icemakers, avoid contact with the moving parts of the ejector
mechanism or with the heating element that releases the cubes. Do not place fingers or hands on
the automatic ice-making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in.
y When dispensing ice from the dispenser, do not use crystal ceramics.
y Do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment with wet or damp hands, when your
refrigerator is in operation.
y Do not put glass containers, glass bottles or carbonated beverages in the freezer.
y This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
safety.
y Do not refreeze frozen food that have thawed completely. It may result in a serious health issue.
y If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure the CFC refrigerant is removed for proper
disposal by a qualified servicer. If you release CFC refrigerants into the atmosphere, you may be
fined or imprisoned in accordance with the relevant environmental law.
y Disposed or abandoned refrigerators are dangerous, even if they are sitting for only a few days.
When disposing the refrigerator, remove the packing materials from the door or take off the doors
but leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
y If the refrigerant gas has leaked, do not touch the refrigerator or the outlet and ventilate the room
immediately. A spark could trigger an explosion causing a fire or burns. Because this refrigerator
uses natural gas (isobutene, R600a) as the environment-friendly refrigerant, even a small amount
(50~60g) is combustible. If gas leaks from severe damage during delivering, installing or using the
refrigerator, any spark may cause fire or burns.
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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
Installation
y The refrigerator must be properly installed in accordance with the Installer Instructions that
were attached to the front of the refrigerator.
y Be careful when you unpack and install the refrigerator. Immediately dispose of packing
materials (plastic) out of reach of children.
Use
y Close the door carefully when children are around.
y Keep fingers out of pinch point areas; clearances between the doors and cabinets are
necessarily small. Be careful closing doors when children are in the area.
y If you do not store or place food properly, beware that it may fall and cause injury.
Maintenance
y Mild dishwashing liquids can be added to water to aid cleaning with a soft cloth.
y Do not use strong detergents like wax or thinners for cleaning. Clean with a soft fabric.
y Wipe foreign objects (dust, water, etc) off the prongs of the power plug and contact areas
prior to installing.
WARNING
y Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
obstruction.
y Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than
those recommended by the manufacturer.
y Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
y Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless
they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
y The refrigerant and insulation blowing gas used in the appliance require special disposal
procedures. When disposal, please consult with service agent or a similarly qualified person.
This appliance contains a small amount of isobutane refrigerant (R600a), natural gas with high
environmental compatibility, but it is also combustible. When transporting and installing the
appliance, care should be taken to ensure that no parts of the refrigerating circuit are damaged.
Refrigerant squirting out of the pipes could ignite or cause an eye injury. If a leak is detected,
avoid any naked flames or potential sources of ignition and air the room in which the appliance is
standing for several minutes.
In order to avoid the creation of a flammable gas air mixture if a leak in the refrigerating circuit
occurs, the size of the room in which the appliance may be sited depends on the amount of
refrigerant used. The room must be 1m2 in size for every 8g of R600a refrigerant inside the
appliance. The amount of refrigerant in your particular appliance is shown on the identification
plate inside the appliance. Never start up an appliance showing any signs of damage. If in doubt,
consult your dealer.
SAVE THESE INSTUCTIONS
COMPONENTS
COMPONENTS
Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator.
Page references are included for your convenience.
*The appearance and specifications of the actual product may differ depending on the model.
Refrigerator Exterior
Filtered Water and
Ice Dispenser
Dispenses filtered water and ice.
Handle
Opens and closes
the door.
Refrigerator
LED Display
Displays the refrigerator and
freezer target temperature, the
water filter condition and the
dispenser status.
Control Panel
Sets the refrigerator and freezer
target temperatures, the water
filter condition and the dispenser
mode.
Preserves food.
LED Light (some
models only)
LED lights up under
the refrigerator door.
Freezer
Preserves frozen food.
Ez Handle
Easily opens the freezer
door.
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COMPONENTS
Refrigerator Interior
LED interior lamps
The interior lamps light up the
inside of the refrigerator.
Water filter
Dairy Product Bin
Purifies water.
Used to preserve dairy
products.
NOTE
Ideally, the filter should be replaced every
6 months. Please refer to the “Replacing
the filter” section in this
manual for details.
* This function may
not be available,
depending on the
model.
Adjustable
Refrigerator Shelf
The shelves in your
refrigerator are adjustable
to meet your individual
storage needs.
Guide Divider
The Guide Divider can be
used to organize bottles
or liquid containers.
Indoor Ice Bin
Ice cubes are
automatically produced.
Modular Door Bin
Interchangeable bins can
be arranged to suit your
storage needs.
Crisper
Controls humidity and
helps vegetables and
fruit to stay crisp for
longer.
Auto Closing Hinge
The refrigerator doors
and freezer drawers
close automatically when
you push them slightly.
(The door only closes
automatically when it is
open at an angle of less
than 30°.)
Fixed Door Bin
Used to preserve
chilled food or drinks.
Pullout Drawer
Used for extra storage within
the freezer compartment.
Durabase® and Durabase® Divider
The Durabase is a storage space
recommended for the preservation of large
food items. The Durabase Divider is used
to organize the Durabase area into sections.
It can be adjusted from side to side to
accommodate items of different sizes.
Temperature Controlled
Pantry Drawer (some
models only)
Allows you to store food
items at a different
temperature than the
regular refrigerator area.
F-Basket
Area in the freezer that
allows you to fill smaller
items for quick cooling.
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
4 Connecting the water
supply and water line
2 Choosing the proper
location
5 Leveling and Door
Alignment
NOTE
Connect to potable water supply only.
3 Disassembling/Assembling
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INSTALLATION
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
WARNING
y Use two or more people to move and
install the refrigerator. Failure to do so
can result in back or other injury.
y Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving
the refrigerator for cleaning or service, be
sure to protect the floor. The refrigerator
has rollers. Wind in the leveling feet and
pull the refrigerator straight out when
moving it. Do not wiggle or walk the
refrigerator when trying to move it, as
floor damage could occur.
y Keep flammable materials and vapors,
such as gasoline, away from the
refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
Remove tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator before using. Do not remove any
warning-type labels, the model and serial number
label, or the Tech Sheet that is located under the
front of the refrigerator behind the base grille.
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the
area briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue
can also be easily removed by rubbing a small
amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with
your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove
tape or glue. These products can damage the
surface of your refrigerator.
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping
position. Please reinstall shelves according to
your individual storage needs.
Choosing the Proper Location
y Select a place where a water supply can
be easily connected for the automatic
icemaker.
NOTE
The water pressure must be between
150kpa to 500kpa on models without
a water filter and between 200kpa ~
500kpa on models with a water filter.
y The refrigerator should always be plugged
into its own individual properly grounded
electrical outlet rated for 240 Volts, 50 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. Older timber floors can flex and cause
door alignment limitations.. If required, adjust
the front 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.
INSTALLATION
Ambient Temperature
Install this appliance in an area where the
temperature is between 13°C and 43°C. If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or
high, cooling ability may be adversely affected.
Do not store the refrigerator in Direct Sunlight
or sheltered outdoor areas.
Removing/Assembling the
Refrigerator Door Handles
NOTE
Removing the doors is always
recommended when it is necessary to
move the refrigerator through a narrow
opening. If it is necessary to remove the
handles, follow the directions below.
Measuring the Clearances
Too small of a distance from adjacent items
may result in lowered freezing capability and
increased electricity consumption charges.
Allow at least 24 inches (61 cm) in front of the
refrigerator to open the doors, and at least
2 inches (5.08 cm) between the back of the
refrigerator and the wall, and 2cm on each
side for proper ventilation and installation
clearances.
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Removing the Handles
1
Loosen the set screws with a 3/32 in.
Allen key and remove the handle.
2
Only if required, loosen the mounting
fasteners that connect to the refrigerator
door and handle using a 1/4 in. Allen key,
remove the mounting fasteners.
24” (61 cm)
2” (5.08 cm)
Assembling the Handles
1
If already removed, assemble the
mounting fasteners at both ends of the
handle using a 1/4 in.
Allen key.
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 key.
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INSTALLATION
Removing/Assembling the
Freezer Drawer Handle
Removing/Assembling the
Doors and Drawers
Removing the Handles
Removing the doors is always recommended
when it is necessary to move the refrigerator
through a narrow opening.
1
Loosen the set screws located on the
lower side of the handle with a 1/8 in. Allen
key and remove the handle.
2
Loosen the mounting fasteners
connect to the
freezer drawer
and handle
using a 1/4
in. Allen key,
and remove
the mounting
fasteners.
WARNING
that
y If your entrance door is too narrow for the
refrigerator to pass through, remove the
refrigerator doors and move the refrigerator
sideways through the doorway.
y Use two or more people to remove and
install the refrigerator doors. Failure to do
so can result in back or other injury.
y Disconnect the electrical supply to the
refrigerator before installing. Failure to do
so could result in serious injury or death.
y Do not put hands, feet or other objects into
the air vents, base grille or bottom of the
refrigerator. You may be injured or receive
an electrical shock.
y Be careful when handling the hinge, base
grille and stopper. It may result in injury.
y Remove food and bins from the doors and
drawers before detaching.
Assembling the Handles
1
Assemble the mounting fasteners at
both ends of the handle using a 1/4 in. Allen
key.
2
Place the handle on the door by fitting
the handle
footprints over
the mounting
fasteners and
tightening the
set screws
with a 1/8 in.
Allen key.
WARNING
When the customer takes apart the handle
or assemble it from a refrigerator, please be
cautious of following things.
y Hold the handle with your own hand to
make sure not to drop the handle to the
floor or instep while taking apart the handle
from a refrigerator.
y Do not swing the handle towards people or
animals after taking apart the handle.
y Insert the bracket hole of the handle into
the stopper bolt of the door exactly, and
then assemble the set screws to fix the
handle.
y Check if there’s any gap between the door
and handle after fixing the handle.
Removing the Left Refrigerator Door
Turn off water supply & disconnect the joiner
as per the diagram below.
1
The water supply to the left hand door
dispenser is connected to the upper right
part of the rear surface of the refrigerator.
Remove the ring in the joint area. Hold the
water supply connection and gently push
the Collet to detach the water supply line
as shown in and .
Collet
NOTE
Detachment of the water supply line is
applicable and essential only when detaching
the left refrigerator door.
INSTALLATION
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After disconnecting the water feed tube,
open the left door. Remove the screw
from the hinge cover at the top of the
refrigerator. Lift the hook (not visible),
located at the bottom of the front side of
the cover with a flat-head screwdriver.
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
CAUTION
Place the door, inside facing up, on a
non-scratching surface.
3
Remove the cover and pull out the tube
Disconnect all wire harnesses .
4
Rotate the hinge lever counterclockwise
. Lift the top hinge free of the hinge
lever latch.
Hinge Lever Latch
CAUTION
When lifting the hinge free of the latch, be
careful that the door does not fall forward.
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INSTALLATION
Removing the Right Refrigerator
Door
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4
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
Open the door. Remove the top hinge
cover screw . Lift the hook (not visible),
located at the bottom of the front side of
the cover , with a flat-head screwdriver.
CAUTION
Place the door on the floor, inside
facing up, on a non-scratching surface.
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3
Detach the wire harness
Rotate the hinge lever
Lift the top hinge
lever latch.
.
clockwise.
free of the hinge
Hinge Lever Latch
CAUTION
When lifting the hinge free of the hinge
lever latch, be careful that the door
does not fall forward.
INSTALLATION
Assembling the Right Refrigerator Door
Install the right-side door first.
1
Make sure that the plastic sleeve is
inserted in the bottom of the door. Lower
the door onto the middle hinge pin as
shown in the figure.
2
Fit the top hinge over the hinge lever
latch and slot it into place. Rotate the lever
counterclockwise to secure the hinge.
Hinge Lever Latch
3
Install the grounding screw and connect
the wire harness
.
4
Make sure that the door-switch located
inside the cover is tightly connected.
Position the cover in its place. Insert and
tighten the cover screw .
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INSTALLATION
Assembling the Left Refrigerator
Door
4
Push the water supply tube into the hole
on the top case and pull it through the
backplate.
5
Hold the water supply connection and
gently push in the collet to connect the
water supply line as shown in and .
Insert the tube at least 5/8 inch (15 mm)
into the connector. Assemble the clip to
the joint part for fastening.
Install the left refrigerator door after the right
door is installed.
1
2
Make sure that the plastic sleeve is
inserted in the bottom of the door. Install
the refrigerator door onto the middle hinge.
Fit the top hinge over the hinge lever
latch and slot it into place. Rotate the lever
clockwise and fasten the hinge.
Collet
Hinge Lever Latch
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3
Install the grounding screw and connect all
the wire harnesses.
Make sure that the door-switch located
inside the cover is tightly connected. Place
the cover in its position and tighten the
cover screw .
INSTALLATION
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Removing the Freezer Drawers
NOTE
The top, middle and bottom drawers are all
removed in the same way. In the following
figures, the Pullout Drawer located above the
freezer drawer is not shown for clarity.
Collet
Tube
Insert Line
CAUTION
Clip
1) Gently press the Collet and insert the
tube until only one line shows on the
tube.
(Correct)
(Incorrect)
y Use two or more people to remove and
install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so
can result in back or other injury.
y Do not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle may
come off and it could cause personal
injury.
y Be careful of sharp hinges on both sides
of the drawer.
y When you lay the drawer down, be
careful not to damage the floor.
y Do not sit or stand on the freezer drawer.
y To prevent accidents, keep children
and pets away from the drawer. Do not
leave the drawer open. If the Durabase®
storage bin is removed from the freezer
drawer, there is sufficient space inside
for a small child or a pet to get into.
2) Pull the tube to make sure that the
tube is tightly fastened and then insert
the locking clip under the Collet.
(Durabase®)
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INSTALLATION
1
Pull the drawer open to full extension.
2
Gently lift and pull out the ice bin. (Images
in the figure below may differ from the
actual drawers of the refrigerator.)
3
Remove the screws from the rails at both
ends.
4
With both hands, grip both sides of the
drawer and pull it up to remove it from the
rails.
CAUTION
On the left rail, use a flat blade screwdriver
to push in on the tab to release the drawer
from the rail, as shown below. Once the
left side is loose, push the tab on the right
side with your finger to release the drawer.
Lift the front of the drawer up, then pull it
straight out.
Do not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle may
come off and it could cause personal
injury.
5
With both hands, hold each rail and push it in
to allow both rails to slide in simultaneously.
INSTALLATION
Assembling the Freezer Drawers
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3
Lower the door into final position and
tighten the screws located on both sides.
4
Insert drawer into the frame, and push
drawer back into place until you hear a
click.
5
Insert the lower basket in the rail
assembly.
(Images in the figure below may differ
from the actual drawers of the refrigerator.)
The top, middle and bottom drawers are all
assembled in the same way.
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2
With both hands, pull out each rail
simultaneously until both rails are fully
extended.
Grasp the drawer on each side and hook the
door supports into the rail tabs located on
both sides.
CAUTION
Do not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle
may come off and it could cause
personal injury.
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Connecting the Water Line
Before You Begin
Water Pressure
This water line installation is not covered by the
refrigerator warranty. Follow these instructions
carefully to minimize the risk of expensive water
damage.
A cold water supply. The water pressure
must be between 150kpa~500kpa on models
without a water filter and between 200kpa and
500kpa on models with a water filter.
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.
For homes fitted with Reverse Osmosis
systems.
CAUTION
To prevent burns and product damange,
only connect the refrigerator water line to
a cold water supply.
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is
connected to your mains cold water supply,
this water line installation is not covered by
the refrigerator warranty. Follow the following
instructions carefully to minimize the risk of
expensive water damage.
CAUTION
Wear eye protection during installation
to prevent injury.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting
the water line, make sure the icemaker power
switch is in the OFF (O) position.
y Check to see if the sediment filter in
the reverse osmosis system is blocked.
Replace the filter if necessary.
y Allow the storage tank on the reverse usage.
y If the issue concerning water pressure
from reverse osmosis remains, call a
licensed, qualified plumber.
y All installations must be in accordance
with local plumbing code requirements.
CAUTION
Do not install the icemaker tubing in
areas where temperatures fall below
freezing.
Turning On The Power
1
Plug in the refrigerator.
CAUTION
y Connect to a rated power outlet.
y Have a certified electrician check
the wall outlet and wiring for proper
grounding.
y Do not damage or cut off the ground
terminal of the power plug.
INSTALLATION
21
Leveling and Door Alignment
Leveling
Door Alignment
After installing, plug the refrigerator’s power
cord into a 3-prong grounded outlet and push
the refrigerator into the final position.
Both the left and right refrigerator doors have
an adjustable nut, located on the bottom hinge,
to raise and lower them to align properly.
If the space between your doors is uneven,
follow the instructions below to align the doors
evenly:
Your refrigerator has two front leveling legs—
one on the right and one on the left. Adjust the
legs to alter the tilt from front-to-back or sideto-side. If your refrigerator seems unsteady, or
you want the doors to close more easily, adjust
the refrigerator’s tilt using the instructions
below:
1
Remove the base grille. Refer to the Base
Grille Installation section.
2
Turn the leveling leg to the left to raise
that side of the refrigerator or to the right
to lower it. It may take several turns of the
leveling leg to adjust the tilt of the
refrigerator.
NOTE
A flare nut wrench works best, but an
open-end spanner will suffice.
Do not over-tighten.
3
Open both doors again and check to make
sure that they close easily. If the doors do
not close easily, tilt the refrigerator slightly
more to the rear by turning both leveling
legs to the left. It may take several more
turns, and you should turn both leveling
legs the same mount.
4
Refit the front base grille.
Use the appropriate spanner (included with the
Owner’s Manual) to turn the nut in the door
hinge to adjust the height. To the right to raise
or to the left to lower the height.
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HOW TO USE
Before use
Clean the refrigerator.
Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all that may have that accumulated
during shipping.
CAUTION
y Do not scratch the refrigerator with a sharp object or use a detergent that
contains alcohol, a flammable liquid or an abrasive when removing any tape
or adhesive from the refrigerator,.
y Do not peel off the model or serial number label or the technical information
on the rear surface of the refrigerator.
NOTE
Remove adhesive residue by wiping it off with your thumb or dish detergent.
Connect the power supply.
Check if the power supply is connected before use.
Read the “Turning On The Power” section.
Turn off the icemaker if the refrigerator is not yet connected to the
water supply.
Turn off the automatic icemaker and then plug the power plug of the refrigerator
into the grounded electric outlet.
* This is applicable only to certain models.
CAUTION
Running the automatic icemaker before connecting it to the water
supply may cause the refrigerator to malfunction.
Wait for the refrigerator to cool.
Allow your refrigerator to run for at least two to three hours before putting food in
it. Check the flow of cold air in the freezer compartment to ensure proper cooling.
CAUTION
Putting food in the refrigerator before it has cooled could cause the
food to spoil, or a bad odor could remain inside the refrigerator.
The refrigerator makes a loud noise after initial operation.
This is normal. The loudness will decrease as the temperature lowers.
Open refrigerator doors and freezer drawers to ventilate the interior.
The inside of the refrigerator may smell like plastic at first. Remove any adhesive
tape from inside the refrigerator and open the refrigerator doors and the freezer
drawers for ventilation.
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Ice Type
Control Panel
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Control Panel Features
Press the ice type button to choose either cubed
or crushed ice. The cube or crush ice icon will
illuminate on the LED display.
Refrigerator Temperature
Indicates the set target temperature of the
refrigerator compartment.
Freezer Temperature
Indicates the set target temperature of the
freezer compartment.
NOTE
The actual inner temperature varies
depending on the food status, since the
indicated temperature setting is the target
temperature and not the actual temperature
within the refrigerator.
Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL
at 3 degrees C and the FREEZER CONTROL
at -17 degrees C.
Leave them at these setting for 24 hours
(one day) to stabilize. Then adjust the
compartment temperature as illustrated
above.
Pure N Fresh
[
(On some
models)
]
The Pure N Fresh helps remove odors from
the refrigerator. The Pure N Fresh has two
settings, Auto and Power(PWR). In Auto
mode, the Pure N Fresh will cycle on and
off in increments of ten minutes on and
one hundred ten minutes off. If set to the
Power(PWR) mode, the Pure N Fresh will stay
on continuously for four hours, cycling on and
off in increments of ten minutes on and five
minutes off. After four hours, the Pure N Fresh
will switch back to Auto mode.
LED Display
Indicator
Control
Button
y
Press the Pure N Fresh button once for
Power(PWR) mode.
y
Press the Pure N Fresh button again to
switch back to Auto mode.
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Control Panel Features (continued)
Change Filter
Filter
[
(On some
models)
]
When the Change Filter icon turns on, the air
filter needs to be replaced. After replacing
the air filter, press and hold the Pure N Fresh
button for three seconds to turn the icon light
off. It is recommended to change the air filter
approximately every 6 months.
Express Freezing
This function increases both ice making and
freezing capabilities.
y When you touch the Express Freezing button,
the graphic will illuminate in the display and
will continue for 24 hours. The function will
automatically shut off after 24 hours.
y You can stop this function manually by
touching the button one more time.
Light
When you press the Light button, the
dispenser light will turn on and the indicator
will appear on the LED display.
Change Water Filter
When the water filter indicator turns on, it is
recommended to change the water filter. After
changing the water filter, press and hold the
Change Filter button for three seconds to turn
the indicator light off. You should change the
water filter approximately every six months or
when the water quality or the flow are reduced.
Door Alarm
y 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.
y When either the refrigerator or the freezer
door is left open for more than 60 seconds,
the alarm tone will sound to let you know
that the door is open.
y When you close the door, the door alarm
will stop.
Control Lock
The Control Lock function disables every other
button on the display.
y When power is initially connected to the
refrigerator, the Lock function is off.
y If you want to activate the Lock function to
lock other buttons, press and hold the Lock
button for three seconds or more. The Lock
icon will display and the Lock function is
now enabled.
y To disable the Lock function, press and hold
the Lock button for approximately three
seconds.
y The Lock function will not stop water or ice
from dispensing.
Power Saving Mod
Mode
y When the refrigerator is in the Power
Saving Mode, the display will remain
off until a door is opened or a button is
pressed. Once on, the display will remain
on for 20 seconds.
CAUTION
Display Mode (For Store Use Only)
The Display Mode disables all cooling in
the refrigerator and freezer sections to
conserve energy while on display in a retail
store. When activated, OFF will display on
the control panel.
To deactivate:
Open any refrigerator door, then hold
down the REFRIGERATOR button and
press the EXPRESS FREEZING button
3 times. The control panel will beep and
the temperature settings will display to
confirm that Display Mode is deactivated.
Use the same procedure to activate the
Display Mode.
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In-Door Ice Bin
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
2
CAUTION
To remove the in-door ice bin, grip the
front handle, slightly lift the lower part,
and slowly pull out the bin as shown.
y Keep hands and tools out of the ice
compartment door and dispenser chute.
Failure to do so may result in damage or
personal injury.
y The icemaker will stop producing ice when
the in-door ice bin is full. If you need more
ice, empty the ice bin into the extra ice bin
in the freezer compartment. During use,
the ice can become uneven causing the
icemaker to misread the amount of ice
cubes and stop producing ice. Shaking the
ice bin to level the ice within it can reduce
this problem.
Assembling the In-Door Ice Bin
y Storing cans or other items in the ice bin will
damage the icemaker.
1
Carefully insert the in-door ice bin while
slightly slanting it to avoid contact with the
icemaker.
2
Avoid touching the ice-detecting sensor
when replacing the ice bin. See the label
on the ice compartment door for details.
y Keep the ice compartment door closed
tightly. If the ice compartment door is not
closed tightly, the cold air in the ice bin will
freeze food in the refrigerator compartment.
This could also cause the icemaker to stop
producing ice.
y If the ON/OFF switch on the icemaker is
set to OFF for an extended period of time,
the ice compartment will gradually warm
up to the temperature of the refrigerator
compartment. To prevent ice cubes from
melting and leaking from the dispenser,
ALWAYS empty the ice bin when the
icemaker is set to OFF for more than a few
hours.
Ice-detecting
sensor
Detaching the In-Door Ice Bin
1
Gently pull the handle to open the ice
compartment.
CAUTION
When handling the ice bin,
keep hands away from the
icemaker tray area to avoid
personal injury.
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Automatic Icemaker
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent
to the dispenser. The icemaker can produce 14
cubes per cycle—approximately 52~140 cubes
in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer
compartment temperature, room temperature,
number of door openings and other operating
conditions.
y It takes about 12 to 24 hours for a newly
installed refrigerator to begin making ice. Wait
72 hours for full ice production to occur.
y Ice making stops when the in-door ice bin
is full. When full, the in-door ice bin holds
approximately 6 to 8 (12-16 oz) glasses of ice.
y The water pressure must be between 150kpa
to 500kpa on models without a water filter and
between 200kpa and 500kpa on models with a
water filter to produce the normal amount and
size of ice cubes.
y Foreign substances or frost on the icedetecting sensor can interrupt ice production.
Make sure the sensor area is clean at all times
for proper operation.
Icemaker
Power
Switch
Ice-detecting
Sensor
Turning the Automatic Icekamer
On or Off
To turn off the automatic icemaker, set the
icemaker switch to OFF (O). To turn on the
automatic icemaker, set the switch to ON (I).
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Automatic Icemaker
(continued)
CAUTION
y The first ice and water dispensed may
include particles or odor from the water
supply line or the water tank.
y Throw away the first few batches of ice.
This is also necessary if the refrigerator has
not been used for a long time.
y Never store beverage cans or other items in
the ice bin for the purpose of rapid cooling.
Doing so may damage the icemaker or the
containers may burst.
y If discolored ice is dispensed, check the
water filter and water supply. If the problem
continues, contact an LG authorised service
center. Do not use the ice or water until the
problem is corrected.
y Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children could play with or damage the
controls.
y The ice passage may become blocked with
frost if only crushed ice is used. Remove the
frost that accumulates by removing the ice
bin and clearing the passage with a rubber
spatula. Dispensing cubed ice can also help
prevent frost buildup.
y Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to
collect ice. Such containers may chip or
break resulting in glass fragments in the ice.
y Dispense ice into a glass before filling it
with water or other beverages. Splashing
may occur if ice is dispensed into a glass
that already contains liquid.
y Never use a glass that is exceptionally
narrow or deep. Ice may jam in the ice
passage and refrigerator performance may
be affected.
y Keep the glass at a proper distance from
the ice outlet. A glass held too close to the
outlet may prevent ice from dispensing.
y To avoid personal injury, keep hands out of
the ice door and passage.
y Never remove the dispenser cover.
y If ice or water dispenses unexpectedly, turn
off the water supply and contact a qualified
service center.
When You Should Turn the
Icemaker Off
y When the water supply will be shut off
for several hours.
y When the ice bin is removed for more
than one or two minutes.
y When the refrigerator will not be used
for several days.
NOTE
The ice bin should be emptied when the
icemaker on/off switch is turned to the
OFF position.
Normal Sounds You May Hear
y The icemaker water valve will buzz as
the icemaker fills with water. If the
power switch is in the ON (I) position,
it will buzz even if it has not yet been
hooked up to water. To stop the buzzing,
move the power switch to OFF (O).
NOTE
Keeping the power switch in the ON
(I) position before the water line is
connected can damage the icemaker.
y You will hear the sound of cubes
dropping into the bin and water running
in the pipes as the icemaker refills.
Preparing For Vacation
Set the icemaker power switch to OFF (O) and
shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
NOTE
The ice bin should be emptied anytime
the icemaker on/off switch is turned to
the OFF (O) position.
If the ambient temperature 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.
28 HOW TO USE
Ice and Water Dispenser
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 could play with or damage the
controls.
Dispenser
Ice
Water switch
CAUTION
Ice switch
Throw away the first few batches of ice
(about 24 cubes). This is also necessary
if the refrigerator has not been used for
a long time.
Tray
Using the Dispenser
y To dispense cold water, push on the
water switch with a glass.
y To dispense ice, push on the ice switch
with a glass.
Locking the Dispenser Selector
buttons
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
y If discolored ice is dispensed, check
the water filter and water supply. If the
problem continues, contact a qualified
service center. Do not use the ice or
water until the problem is corrected.
Cleaning the Dispenser Tray
1
Grip the tray with both hands and pull it
out.
2
Wipe out dirty areas with a clean cloth.
y The dispenser will not operate when
either of the refrigerator doors are open.
y If dispensing water or ice into a container
with a small opening, place it as close to
the dispenser as possible.
y Some dripping may occur after
dispensing. Hold your cup beneath
the dispenser for a few seconds after
dispensing to catch all of the drops.
HOW TO USE 29
Storing Food
Food Preservation Location
Each compartment inside the refrigerator is designed to store different types of food.
Store your food in the optimal space to enjoy the freshest taste.
Vegetable storage
(Crisper)
Preserves vegetables and
fruit.
Ice storage bin
If a large amount of ice is
needed, transfer the ice in
the in-door ice bin to the ice
storage bin.
Durabase®
Largest storage space in
the freezer.
Dairy product bin
Adjustable refrigerator shelf
Adjustable shelves to meet
your individual storage
needs.
Modular door bin
Store drinks such as
juice and soda, as well as
seasonings, salad dressings
and other food items.
Temperature Controlled Pantry Drawer
(some models)
Provides storage space with a variable
temperature control that keeps the
compartment at a different temperature
than the refrigerator. It is a convenient place
to store sandwiches or meat to be cooked.
CAUTION
y Do not store food with high moisture content towards the top of the refrigerator.
The moisture could come in direct contact with the cold air and freeze.
y Wash food before storing it in the refrigerator. Vegetables and fruit should be washed, and food
packaging should be wiped down to prevent adjacent foods from being contaminated.
y If the refrigerator is kept in a hot and humid place, frequent opening of the door or storing a lot
of vegetables in the refrigerator may cause condensation to form. Wipe off the condensation
with a clean cloth or a paper towel.
y If the refrigerator door or freezer drawer is opened or closed too often, warm air may penetrate
the refrigerator and raise its temperature. It can also add to your electricity cost.
y It may be normal to see some minor traces of condensation on the outer left side of the
refrigerator under extremely high humidity conditions due to the ice maker air flow ducts.
NOTE
y If you are leaving home for a short period of time, like a short vacation, the refrigerator should
be left on. Refrigerated foods that are able to be frozen will stay preserved longer if stored in the
freezer.
y If you are leaving the refrigerator turned off for an extended period of time, remove all food,
empty out the ice bin and unplug the power cord. Clean the interior, and leave the door open to
prevent fungi from growing in the refrigerator.
30 HOW TO USE
Food Storage Tips
* The following tips may not be applicable
depending on the model.
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight
and moisture-proof material unless otherwise
noted. This prevents food odor and taste transfer
throughout the refrigerator. For dated products,
check date code to ensure freshness.
Food
How to
Butter or
Margarine
Keep opened butter in a covered
dish or closed compartment.
When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and
freeze.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping
until you are ready to use it.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best
storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Fruit
Do not wash or hull the fruit
until it is ready to be used. Sort
and keep fruit in its original
container, in a crisper, or store
in a completely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Leafy
Vegetables
Remove store wrapping and
trim or tear off bruised and
discolored areas. Wash in cold
water and drain. Place in plastic
bag or plastic container and
store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
Fish
Store fresh fish and shellfish
in the freezer section if they
are not being consumed the
same day of purchase. It is
recommended to consume
fresh fish and shellfish the
same day purchased.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic
wrap, aluminum foil, or plastic
containers with tight lids.
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 1~2 kg 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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Storing Frozen Food (continued)
Packaging
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.
Packaging recommendations:
y Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting
lids
y Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
y Heavy-duty aluminum foil
y Plastic-coated paper
y Non-permeable plastic wraps
y Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic
bags
31
Humidity Controlled Crisper and
Temperature Controlled Pantry
Drawer (Some Models Only)
Humidity Controlled Crisper
The crispers provide fresher tasting fruit and
vegetables by letting you easily control humidity
inside the drawer.
You can control the amount of humidity in
the moisture-sealed crispers by adjusting the
control to any setting between VEGETABLE
and FRUIT.
y VEGETABLE keeps moist air in the
crisper for best storage of fresh, leafy
vegetables.
y FRUIT lets moist air out of the crisper
for best storage of fruit.
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use
y Bread wrappers
y Non-polyethylene plastic containers
y Containers without tight lids
y Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
y Thin, semi-permeable wrap
Temperature Controlled Pantry Drawer
The Temperature Controlled Pantry Drawer
provides storage space with a variable
temperature control that can keep the
compartment at a slightly different temperature
than the refrigerator section. This drawer can
be used for large party trays, deli items and
beverages. (This drawer should not be used for
vegetables that require high humidity.)
Press the button to choose between Meat
(Coldest), Deli (Colder) and Produce (Cold).
32 HOW TO USE
Detaching and Assembling the
Storage Bins
Humidity Controlled Crisper and
Temperature Controlled Pantry
Drawer
To Remove the Glass
1 Lift up the glass under the crisper cover.
2 Pull the glass up and out.
NOTE
Pantry drawer not shown for clarity.
To remove the Humidity Controlled Crisper and
the Temperature Controlled Pantry Drawer, pull
out the Crisper and Temperature Controlled
Pantry Drawer to full extension, lift the front
up, and pull straight out.
Door Bins
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning
and adjustment.
1 To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and
pull straight out.
To install, slightly tilt up the front, insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into
place.
2 To replace the bin, slide it in above the
desired support and push down until it snaps
into place.
NOTE
Some bins may vary in appearance and
will only fit in one location.
CAUTION
y Do not apply excessive force while
detatching or assembling the storage
bins.
y Do not use the dishwasher to clean
the storage bins and shelves.
y Regularly detach and wash the storage
bins and shelves; they can become
easily contaminated by the food.
HOW TO USE 33
Adjusting the Refrigerator
Shelves
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable
to meet your individual storage needs. Your
model may have glass or wire shelves.
Using the Folding Shelf
You can store taller items, such as a gallon
container or bottles underneath, by simply
pushing the front half of the shelf underneath
the back half of the shelf. Pull the front of the
shelf toward you to return to a full shelf.
Adjusting the shelves to fit different heights
of items will make finding the exact item you
want easier. Doing so will also reduce the
amount of time the refrigerator door is open
which will save energy.
Detaching the Shelf
Tilt up the front of the shelf and lift it straight
up. Pull the shelf out.
CAUTION
y Do not clean glass shelves with
warm water while they are cold.
Shelves may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or
impact.
y Glass shelves are heavy. Use special
care when removing them.
Assembling the Shelf
Tilt the front of the shelf up and guide the shelf
hooks into the slots at a desired height. Then,
lower the front of the shelf so that the hooks
drop into the slots.
CAUTION
Make sure that shelves are level from
one side to the other. Failure to do so
may result in the shelf falling or spilling
food.
34 MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
Cleaning
y Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically; however, clean both
sections about once a month to prevent odors.
y Wipe up spills immediately.
y Always unplug the refrigerator before cleaning.
General Cleaning Tips
y Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
y Remove all removable parts, such as
shelves, crispers, etc.
y Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and
a mild detergent in warm water after
allowing the shelves to warm to near
ambient temperature. Do not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
y 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
automotive paste wax). Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth.
For products with a stainless steel exterior,
use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft
cloth.
CAUTION
y Do not use a rough cloth or sponge
when cleaning the interior and exterior
of the refrigerator.
y Do not place your hand on the bottom
surface of the refrigerator when
opening and closing.
WARNING
Use non-flammable cleaner. Failure to do
so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Inside Walls (Disconnect the power
and allow freezer to warm up so the
cloth will not stick)
To help remove odors, you can wash the inside
liner 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.
MAINTENANCE 35
Replacing the Pure N Fresh
It is recommended that you replace the air filter:
y Approximately every six months.
2
Install a New Air Filter.
Place the new filter inside of the cover
with the side that says “Front” facing
outward. Turn the filter cover to the right
to attach to the refrigerator wall.
y When the CHANGE FILTER light turns on.
1
Remove the Old Filter
Turn the filter cover to the left to detach
from the refrigerator wall. The filter is
located on the inside of the filter cover.
Remove the filter from the cover and
replace it with a new filter.
After changing the filter, push and hold the
Pure N Fresh button for three seconds to
reset the filter sensor.
36 MAINTENANCE
y Rotate the water filter up
into position and close
the cover. The cover
will click when closed
correctly.
Replacing the Water Filter
It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
y Approximately every six months.
y When the water filter
indicator turns on.
y When the water
dispenser output
decreases.
y When the ice cubes are
smaller than normal.
1
Remove the old water filter.
3
After the water filter is replaced, dispense
10 liters of water (flush for approximately
5 minutes) to remove trapped air and
contaminates from the system. Do not
dispense the entire 10 liters amount
continuously. Depress and release the
dispenser pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON
and 60 seconds OFF.
4
Water Filter Bypass Plug
y Lower or remove the
top left shelf to allow the
water filter to rotate all
the way down.
y Press the push button
to open the water filter
cover.
NOTE: Replacing the water filter causes a small
amount of water (around 25ml) 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.
y Pull the water
filter downward and
pull out. Make sure to
rotate the filter down
completely before
pulling it out of the
manifold hole.
2
Keep the water
filter bypass plug.
You MUST use
the water filter
bypass plug when a
replacement water
filter cartridge is not
available.
Water Filter
Bypass Plug
CAUTION
DO NOT operate refrigerator without
water filter or water filter plug installed.
Replace with a new water filter.
y Take the new water filter out of its packing
and remove the protective cover from the
o-rings. With
water filter tabs
in the horizontal
position, push
the new water
filter into the
manifold hole
until it stops.
NOTE
y To purchase a replacement water filter:
- Visit your local dealer or distributor
- Web: Find Parts & Accessories from
Support section of lg.com
- Call : 1300 54 2273 (Austrailia)
0800 54 2273 (New Zealand)
y Part number of the replacement water
filter: ADQ36006101
SMART DIAGNOSIS 37
SMART DIAGNOSIS
Should you experience any problems with
your refrigerator, it has the capability of
transmitting data via your telephone to the LG
service center. This 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.
If you experience problems with your
refrigerator, call 1300 54 2273. Only use the
Smart Diagnosis feature when instructed
to do so by the LG call center agent. The
transmission sounds that you will hear are
normal and sound similar to a fax machine.
3
Hold the mouthpiece of your phone in
front of the speaker that is located on the
right hinge of the refrigerator door, when
instructed to do so by the call center.
4
Press and hold the Freezer Temperature
button for three seconds while continuing
to hold your phone to the speaker.
5
After you hear three beeps, release the
Freezer Temperature button.
6
Keep the phone in place until the tone
transmission has finished. This takes about
15 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.
Smart Diagnosis cannot be activated unless
your refrigerator is connected to power. If
your refrigerator is unable to turn on, then
troubleshooting must be done without using
Smart Diagnosis.
Using Smart Diagnosis
First, call 1300 54 2273. 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.)
NOTE
y For best results, do not move the phone
while the tones are being transmitted.
y If the call center agent is not able to get
an accurate recording of the data, you
may be asked to try again.
2
Open the right refrigerator door.
NOTE
y Call quality differences by region may
affect the function.
y Use the home telephone for better
communication performance, resulting in
better service.
y Bad call quality either from a mobile or
home phone may result in poor data
transmission from your phone to the
diagnostics call centre, which could cause
Smart Diagnosis to not work properly.
38 TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Review the Troubleshooting section before calling for service; doing so will save you both time
and money.
Problem
Refrigerator and
Freezer section
are not cooling.
Cooling System
runs too much.
Possible Causes
Solutions
The refrigerator control is set to Turn the control ON. Refer to the Setting the
OFF (some models).
Controls section for proper temperature settings.
May be in Display mode.
Refer to page 24 for Display mode instructions.
Refrigerator is in the defrost
cycle.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of
each compartment may raise slightly. Wait 40
minutes and confirm the proper temperature
has been restored once the defrost cycle has
completed.
Refrigerator was recently
installed.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature.
Refrigerator was recently
relocated.
If the refrigerator was stored for a long period of
time or moved on its side, it is necessary for the
refrigerator to stand upright for 24 hours before
connecting it to power.
Refrigerator is replacing an
older model.
Modern refrigerators require more operating
time but use less energy due to more efficient
technology.
Refrigerator was recently
plugged in or power restored.
The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to cool
completely.
Door opened often or a large
amount of food / hot food was
added.
Adding food and opening the door warms the
refrigerator, requiring the compressor to run
longer in order to cool the refrigerator back
down. In order to conserve energy, try to get
everything you need out of the refrigerator
at once, keep food organized so it is easy to
find, and close the door as soon as the food is
removed. (Refer to the Food Storage Guide.)
Doors are not closed
completely.
Firmly push the doors shut. If they will not
shut all the way, see the Doors will not close
completely or pop open section in Parts &
Features Troubleshooting.
Refrigerator is installed in a hot
location.
The compressor will run longer under warm
conditions. At normal room temperatures (21°C)
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 43°C.
Condenser / back cover is
clogged.
Use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment
to clean the condenser cover and vents. Do
not remove the panel covering the condenser
coil area. Ensure the refrigerator has proper
clearances.
TROUBLESHOOTING 39
Problem
Possible Causes
Refrigerator or
Refrigerator was recently
Freezer section is installed.
too warm.
Air vents are blocked.
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
Solutions
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature.
Rearrange items to allow air to flow throughout
the compartment. Refer to the Airflow diagram in
the Using Your Refrigerator section.
When the doors are opened often or for long
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
compartment. This raises the temperature and
moisture level within the compartment. To lessen
the effect, reduce the frequency and duration of
door openings.
Unit is installed in a hot location. The refrigerator should not be operated in
temperatures above 43°C.
A large amount of food or
hot food was added to either
compartment.
Adding food warms the compartment requiring
the cooling system to run. Allowing hot food to
cool to room temperature before putting it in the
refrigerator will reduce this effect.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly or pop open
section in Parts & Features Troubleshooting.
Temperature control is not set
correctly.
If the temperature is too warm, adjust the
control one increment at a time and wait for the
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
Defrost cycle has recently
completed.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
compartment may raise 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.
40 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Interior moisture
buildup.
Possible Causes
Solutions
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
When the doors are opened often or for long
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
compartment. This raises the temperature and
moisture level within the compartment. To
lessen the effect, reduce the frequency and
duration of door openings.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly section in
the Troubleshooting section.
Weather is humid.
Humid weather allows additional moisture
to enter the compartments when the doors
are opened leading to condensation or frost.
Maintaining a reasonable level of humidity in the
home will help to control the amount of moisture
that can enter the compartments.
Defrost cycle recently
completed.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature
of each compartment may 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 correctly.
Food stored uncovered or unwrapped, and damp
containers can lead to moisture accumulation
within each compartment. Wipe all containers
dry and store food in sealed packaging to prevent
condensation and frost.
Food is freezing
Food with high water content
in the refrigerator was placed near an air vent.
compartment.
Refrigerator temperature control
is set incorrectly.
Rearrange items with high water content away
from air vents.
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control
one increment at a time and wait for the
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
Refrigerator is installed in a cold When the refrigerator is operated in ambient
location.
temperatures below 13°C, food can freeze in the
refrigerator compartment. The refrigerator should
not be operated in temperature below 13°C.
Frost or ice
crystals form
on frozen food
(outside of
package).
Door is opened frequently or for When the doors are opened often or for long
long periods of time.
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
compartment. This raises the temperature and
moisture level within the compartment. Increased
moisture will lead to frost and condensation.
To lessen the effect, reduce the frequency and
duration of door openings.
Door is not closing properly.
Refrigerator or
Incorrect temperature control
Freezer section is settings.
too cold.
Refer to the Doors will not close correctly or pop
open section in the Troubleshooting section.
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control
one increment at a time and wait for the
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Causes
41
Solutions
Frost or ice
Condensation from food with a
crystals on frozen high water content has frozen
food (inside of
inside of the food package.
sealed package).
Food has been left in the freezer
for a long period of time.
This is normal for food items with a high water
content.
Icemaker is not
making enough
ice.
Demand exceeds ice storage
capacity.
The icemaker can produce approximately 52~140
cubes in a 24 hour period only under favorable
conditions.
House water supply is not
connected, valve is not turned
on fully, or valve is clogged.
Connect the refrigerator to a cold water supply
with adequate pressure and turn the water
shutoff valve fully open.
Do not store food items with high water content
in the freezer for a long period of time.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Water filter has been
exhausted.
It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
•
•
•
•
Low house water supply
pressure.
Approximately every six months.
When the water filter indicator turns on.
When the water dispenser output decreases.
When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
The water pressure must be between
150~500kpa on models without a water filter and
between 200~500kpa on models with a water
filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Reverse Osmosis filtration
system is used.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
the water pressure below the minimum amount
and result in icemaker issues.
(Refer to Water Pressure section.)
Tubing connecting refrigerator The tubing can kink when the refrigerator is
to house supply valve is kinked. moved during installation or cleaning resulting
in reduced water flow. Straighten or repair the
water supply line and arrange it to prevent future
kinks.
42 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Icemaker is not
making enough
ice (continued).
Possible Causes
Solutions
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
If the doors of the unit are opened often, ambient
air will warm the refrigerator which will prevent
the unit from maintaining the set temperature.
Lowering the refrigerator temperature can help,
as well as not opening the doors as frequently.
Doors are not closed
completely.
If the doors are not properly closed, ice
production will be affected. See the Doors will
not close completely or pop open section in Parts
& Features Troubleshooting for more information.
The temperature setting for the
freezer is too warm.
The recommended temperature for the freezer
compartment for normal ice production is -18°C
or colder in warmer climates.
If the freezer temperature is warmer, ice
production will be affected.
Dispensing water Water filter has been exhausted. It is recommended that you replace the water
slowly.
filter:
•
•
•
•
Reverse osmosis filtration
system is used.
Approximately every six months.
When the water filter indicator turns on.
When the water dispenser output decreases.
When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
the water pressure below the minimum amount
and result in icemaker issues.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Low house water supply
pressure.
The water pressure must be between
150~500kpa on models without a water filter and
between 200~500kpa on models with a water
filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
TROUBLESHOOTING 43
Problem
Not dispensing
ice.
Possible Causes
Doors are not closed
completely.
Solutions
Ice will not dispense if any of the refrigerator
doors are left open.
Infrequent use of the dispenser. Infrequent use of the ice dispenser will cause
the cubes to stick together over time, which
will prevent them from properly dispensing.
Check the ice bin for ice cubes clumping/sticking
together. If they are, break up the ice cubes to
allow for proper operation.
The delivery chute is clogged
with frost or ice fragments.
Eliminate the frost or ice fragments by removing
the ice bin and clearing the chute with a plastic
utensil. Dispensing cubed ice can also help
prevent frost or ice fragment buildup.
The dispenser display is locked. Press and hold the ALARM and LOCK buttons
simultaneously for three seconds to unlock the
control panel and dispenser.
Ice bin is empty.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature and for the
icemaker to begin making ice. Make sure that the
shutoff
(arm/sensor) is not obstructed.
Once the ice supply in the bin has been
completely exhausted, it my take up to 90
minutes before additional ice is available, and
approximately 24 hours to completely refill the
bin.
Icemaker is not
making ice.
Refrigerator was recently
installed or icemaker recently
connected.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature and for the
icemaker to begin making ice.
Icemaker not turned on.
Locate the icemaker ON/OFF switch and confirm
that it is in the ON (I) position.
The ice detecting sensor is
obstructed.
Foreign substances or frost on the ice-detecting
sensor can interrupt ice production. Make sure
that the sensor area is clean at all times for proper
operation.
The refrigerator is not connected Connect refrigerator to the water supply and turn
to a water supply or the supply the water shutoff valve fully open.
shutoff valve is not turned on.
Icemaker shutoff (arm or
sensor) obstructed.
If your icemaker is equipped with an ice shutoff
arm, make sure that the arm moves freely. If
your icemaker is equipped with the electronic ice
shutoff sensor, make sure that there is a clear
path between the two sensors.
Reverse osmosis water filtration Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
system is connected to your
the water pressure below the minimum amount
cold water supply.
and result in icemaker issues.
(Refer to the Water Pressure section.)
44 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Not dispensing
water.
Possible Causes
Solutions
New installation or water line
recently connected.
Dispense 10 liters of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove trapped air
and contaminates from the system.
Do not dispense the entire 10 liters amount
continuously. Depress and release the dispenser
pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON and 60 seconds
OFF.
The dispenser panel is locked.
Press and hold the Lock button for three seconds
to unlock the control panel and dispenser.
The dispenser is not set for
water dispensing.
The dispenser can be set for ice or water. Make
certain that the control panel is set for the proper
operation. Press the Water button on the control
panel to dispense water.
Refrigerator or freezer doors are Water will not dispense if any of the refrigerator
not closed properly.
doors are left open.
Water filter has been recently
removed or replaced.
After the water filter is replaced, dispense 10
liters of water (flush for approximately 5 minutes)
to remove trapped air and contaminates from
the system. Do not dispense the entire 10 liters
amount continuously. Depress and release the
dispenser pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON and
60 seconds OFF.
Tubing connecting refrigerator
The tubing can kink when the refrigerator is
to house supply valve is kinked. moved during installation or cleaning resulting in
reduced water flow. Straighten or repair the water
supply line and arrange it to prevent future kinks.
The house water supply is not
connected, the valve is not
turned on fully, or the valve is
clogged.
Connect refrigerator to the water supply and turn
the water shutoff valve fully open.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
TROUBLESHOOTING 45
Problem
Possible Causes
Ice has bad taste
or odor.
Water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
Solutions
A water filter may need to be installed to
eliminate taste and odor problems.
NOTE: In some cases, a filter may not help. It
may not be possible to remove all minerals / odor
/ taste in all water supplies.
Icemaker was recently installed. Discard the first few batches of ice to avoid
discolored or bad tasting ice.
Ice has been stored for too
long.
Ice that has been stored for too long will shrink,
become cloudy, and may develop a stale taste.
Throw away old ice and make a new supply.
The food has not been stored
Rewrap the food. Odors may migrate to the ice if
properly in either compartment. food is not wrapped properly.
The interior of the refrigerator
needs to be cleaned.
See the Care and Cleaning section for more
information.
The ice storage bin needs to be
cleaned.
Empty and wash the bin (discard old cubes).
Make sure that the bin is completely dry before
reinstalling it.
Dispensing warm Refrigerator was recently
water.
installed.
Allow 24 hours after installation for the water
storage tank to cool completely.
The water dispenser has been
used recently and the storage
tank was exhausted.
Depending on your specific model, the water
storage capacity will range from approximately
600 ~ 900ml.
Dispenser has not been used
for several hours.
If the dispenser has not been used for several
hours, the first glass dispensed may be warm.
Discard the first 300ml.
Refrigerator is connected to the Make sure that the refrigerator is connected to a
hot water supply.
cold water pipe.
WARNING: Connecting the refrigerator to a
hot water line may damage the icemaker.
Water has bad
taste or odor.
Water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
A water filter may need to be installed to
eliminate taste and odor problems.
Water filter has been exhausted. It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
•
•
•
•
Refrigerator was recently
installed.
Approximately every 6 months.
When the water filter indicator turns on.
When the water dispenser output decreases.
When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
Dispense 10 liters of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove trapped
air and contaminates from the system. Do not
dispense the entire 10 liters amount continuously.
Depress and release the dispenser pad for cycles
of 30 seconds ON and 60 seconds OFF.
46 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Icemaker is
Icemaker shutoff (arm/sensor)
making too much is obstructed.
ice.
Empty the ice bin. If your icemaker is equipped
with an ice shutoff arm, make sure that the arm
moves freely. If your icemaker is equipped with
the electronic ice shutoff sensor, make sure that
there is a clear path between the two sensors.
Reinstall the ice bin and wait 24 hours to confirm
proper operation.
Clicking
The defrost control will click
when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends.
The thermostat control (or
refrigerator control on some
models) will also click when
cycling on and off.
Normal Operation
Rattling
Rattling noises may come from
the flow of refrigerant, the
water line on the back of the
unit, or items stored on top of
or around the refrigerator.
If the rattling continues for more than 15 seconds
after the refrigerator was moved, turn the power
off and then back on again.
Refrigerator is not resting solidly Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need to
on the floor.
be adjusted. See the Door Alignment section.
Refrigerator with linear
compressor was jarred while
running.
Normal Operation
Evaporator fan motor is
circulating air through the
refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
Normal Operation
Air is being forced over the
condenser by the condenser
fan.
Normal Operation
Gurgling
Refrigerant flowing through the
cooling system.
Normal Operation
Popping
Contraction and expansion of
the inside walls due to changes
in temperature.
Normal Operation
Sizzling
Water dripping on the defrost
heater during a defrost cycle.
Normal Operation
Vibrating
If the side or back of the
To eliminate the noise, make sure that the sides
refrigerator is touching a cabinet and back cannot vibrate against any wall or
or wall, some of the normal
cabinet.
vibrations may make an audible
sound.
Dripping
Water running into the drain pan Normal Operation
during the defrost cycle.
Whooshing
TROUBLESHOOTING 47
Problem
Pulsating or
High-Pitched
Sound
Possible Causes
Solutions
Your refrigerator is designed
Normal Operation
to run more efficiently to keep
your food items at the desired
temperature. The high efficiency
compressor may cause your
new refrigerator to run longer
than your old one, but it is still
more energy efficient than
previous models. While the
refrigerator is running, it is
normal to hear a pulsating or
high-pitched sound.
Doors will not
Food packages are blocking the
close correctly or door open.
pop open.
Ice bin, crisper cover, pans,
shelves, door bins, or baskets
are out of position.
Rearrange food containers to clear the door and
door shelves.
Push bins all the way in and put crisper cover,
pans, shelves and baskets into their correct
positions. See the Using Your Refrigerator section
for more information.
The doors were removed during Remove and replace the doors according to the
product installation and not
Removing and Replacing Refrigerator Handles
properly replaced.
and Doors section.
Refrigerator is not leveled
properly.
Doors are difficult The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
to open.
See Door Alignment in the 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.
Door was recently closed.
When you open the door, warmer air enters the
refrigerator. As the warm air cools, it can create
a vacuum. If the door is hard to open, wait one
minute to allow the air pressure to equalize, then
see if it opens more easily.
Leveling legs are not adjusted
properly.
Refer to the Leveling and Door Alignment section.
Floor is not level.
It may be necessary to add shims under the
leveling legs or rollers to complete installation.
Lights do not
work.
LED interior lighting failure.
The refrigerator compartment lamp is LED interior
lighting, and service should be performed by a
qualified technician.
Refrigerator has
an unusual odor.
The Air Filter may need to
be set to the MAX setting or
replaced.
Set the Air Filter to the MAX setting. If the odor
does not go away within 24 hours, the filter may
need to be replaced. See the Replacing the Air
Filter section for replacement instructions.
The interior of
the refrigerator
is covered with
dust or soot.
The refrigerator is located near a Make sure that the refrigerator is not located
fire source, such as a fireplace, near a fire source, such as a fireplace, chimney or
chimney or candle.
candle.
Refrigerator
wobbles or
seems unstable.