LG | GC-118SW | LG GC-118SW Owner’s Manual

ENGLISH
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this guide thoroughly before operating
and keep it handy for reference at all times.
P/No.:MFL67225617
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CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION ...................................................2
FEATURE CHART....................................................................................4
INSTALLATION .......................................................................................5
OPERATION ............................................................................................6
Starting
Temperature Control
Defrosting
SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE ..................................................7
CLEANING ..............................................................................................8
GENERAL INFORMATION .....................................................................8
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE ........................................................9
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This guide contains many important safety messages.
Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of
hazards that can kill or hurt you or others or cause damage to the product.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard
signal word DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These words mean:
DANGER
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
WARNING You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
CAUTION
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury, or product damage only.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury,
and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD
If possible, connect the refrigerator to its own individual electrical outlet to prevent it and other
appliances or household lights from causing an overload that could cause a power outage.
POWER CORD REPLACEMENT
If the power cord of the refrigerator is damaged, have it replaced by a repair shop appointed
manufacturer, as special tools are required.
ABOUT GROUNDING(EARTHING)
In the event of an electric short circuit, grounding(earthing) reduces the risk of electric shock
by providing an escape wire for the electric current.
In order to prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be grounded.
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in an electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician
or service person if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if you have
doubts on whether the appliance is properly grounded.
VERY DANGEROUS ATTRACTION
This appliance must be grounded(earthed).
An empty refrigerator can be a dangerous
attraction to children. Remove either gasket,
latche, lid or the entire door from your unused
appliance,or take some other action to make it
harmless.
Do not store explosive substances such as
aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in
this appliance.
DON'T WAIT! DO IT NOW!
NEVER STORE EXPLOSIVES AND CHEMICALS
CAUTION
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 use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.Keep the key out
of reach of children and not in the vicinity of the refrigerator.
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IMPORTANT WARNINGS
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
obstruction.
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other
than those recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance,
unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
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.
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FEATURE CHART
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1. Evaporator: Never use any sharp
instruments to remove ice or frost. This
may puncture the evaporator.
4. Drip Tray or Chiller Tray(Optional)
: Drip Tray ; Collects water that drips off
the evaporator when defrosting.
: Chiller Tray ; 0°CZone.
It can be used as a drip tray
when defrosting.
5. Temperature Control Dial.
2. Refrigerator shelves
3. Crisper & Glass lid
For fruits and vegetables.
6. Refrigerator Door Rack
7. Magnetic Door Seal
8. Leveling Screw
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THIS REFRIGERATOR IS MANUFACTURED WITH GREAT CARE, AND UTILIZES THE
LATEST IN TECHNOLOGY.
WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL BE FULLY SATISFIED WITH IT'S PERFORMANCE
AND RELIABILITY.
BEFORE YOU START YOUR REFRIGERATOR, PLEASE READ THIS BOOKLET CAREFULLY.
IT PROVIDES EXACT INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE, AND ALSO SUPPLIES SOME USEFUL HINTS.
INSTALLATION
1. Select a good location.
Place your refrigerator where it is easy to use.
5. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off
all dust accumulated during shipping.
2. Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct
sunlight or moisture.
6. Install accessories such as ice tray, shelf, etc.,
in their proper places.They are packed together
to prevent possible damage during shipment.
3. To ensure proper air circulation around the
fridge-freezer, please maintain sufficient space
on both the sides as well as top and maintain
at least 2 inches (5 cm) from the rear wall.
7. Connect the power supply cord (or plug) to the
outlet. Don't double up with other appliances on
the same outlet.
8. Prior to use, leave your refrigerator on for 2 or 3
hours.
Check the flow of cold air on the evaporator to
ensure proper cooling.
Your refrigerator is now ready for use.
4. To avoid vibrations, the unit must be level.
If required, adjust the leveling screw to
compensate for unevenness of the floor.
The front should be slightly higher than the rear
to aid in door closing.
Leveling screw can be turned easily by tipping
the cabinet slightly.
Turn the leveling screw clockwise to raise the
unit, counterclockwise to lower it.
9. When you put in a power cord, please refer to
the label situated on the back plate in order to
classify the rating.
10. This appliance is intended to be used in household
and similar applications such as staff kitchen areas
in shops, offices and other working environments;
farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and
other residential type environments; bed and
breakfast type environments; catering and similar
non-retail applications.
OPERATIONS
STARTING
When your refrigerator is first installed, allow it 2-3 hours to stabilize at normal operating temperature
before filling it with fresh food.
If operation is interrupted, wait 5 minutes before restarting.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Your refrigerator has a control that let you regulate
the temperature in the refrigerator.
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Initially, set the control at 4.
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0
For colder temperature, adjust the control to a higher
number, and for warmer temperature, adjust the
control to a lower number.
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OPERATION
DEFROSTING
It is necessary to regularly defrost your refrigerator in order to ensure efficient operation.
The frost on the surface of the evaporator should not exceed a quarter of an inch(6mm) before
defrosting.
To defrost, turn the control to '0'.
Before you start the defrosting operation, remove food from the evaporator and place the drip tray in its
proper position.
When defrosting is completed, remove the drip tray, empty water, dry and put it back to its normal position.
Turn the control dial to a desired position.
CAUTION
Never use any sharp or metallic instruments to remove ice, frost or
ice tray from the evaporator.
SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE
STORING FOOD
Store fresh food in the refrigerator. How food is frozen and thawed is an important factor in maintaining
its freshness and flavor.
Do not store food which goes bad easily at low temperatures, such as bananas, pineapples, and melons.
Allow hot food to cool prior to storing. Placing hot food in the refrigerator could spoil other food, and lead
to higher electric bills!
When storing, wrap food in vinyl, or place in a covered container. This prevents moisture from
evaporating, and helps food to keep its taste and nutrients.
Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the refrigerator, causing
temperatures to rise.
Do not store bottles on the evaporator - they may break when frozen.
Always clean food prior to refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and wiped, and packed
food should be wiped clean, to prevent adjacent food from spoiling.
CLEANING
It is important that your refrigerator be kept clean to
prevent undesirable odors. Spilled food should be
wiped up immediately, since it may acidify and
stain plastic surfaces if allowed to settle.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Dry thoroughly with a Soft cloth.
Do not use appliance wax, bleach, or other products
containing chlorine on stainless steel.
INTERIOR - Regular cleaning of the interior and
interior parts is recommended. Disconnect the
power supply, and remove food and shelves, trays,
etc. Wash all compartments and shelves, trays etc.
with a baking soda solution. Rinse and dry.
Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse
abrasive cleaners, or strong alkaline solutions on
any surface.
Before you clean, however, remember that damp
objects will stick or adhere to extremely cold
surfaces. Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet or
damp hands.
THE WARNING
EXTERIOR - Use a lukewarm solution of mild soap
or detergent to clean the durable finish of your
refrigerator. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth and
then dry.
Always remove the power cord from the wall
outlet prior to cleaning in the vicinity of
electrical parts. Wipe up excess moisture with
a sponge or cloth to prevent water or liquid
from getting into any electrical part and
causing a electric shock. Do not use
flammable or toxic cleaning liquids.
For products with a stainless steel exterior, use a
clean sponge or soft cloth and a mildDetergent in
warm water.
GENERAL INFORMATION
VACATION TIME
IF YOU MOVE
During average length vacations, you will probably
find it best to leave the refrigerator in operation.
When you plan to be away for an extended period,
remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean
the interior thoroughly, and leave the door OPEN to
prevent odor formation.
Remove or securely fasten down all loose items
inside the refrigerator.
To avoid damaging the leveling screw(s), turn them
all the way into the base.
POWER FAILURE
The outside wall of the refrigerator cabinet may
sometimes get warm, especially just after
installation.
Don't be alarmed. This is due to the anticondensation pipe, which pumps hot refrigerant to
prevent sweating on the outer cabinet wall.
ANTI-CONDENSATION PIPE
Most power failures are corrected within an hour or
two and will not affect your refrigerator
temperatures. However, you should minimize the
number of door openings while the power is off.
During power failures of longer duration, place a
block of dry ice on top of your frozen packages.
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