LG GC-181SA Owner’s Manual

LG GC-181SA Owner’s Manual
Table of Contents
Suggestion On
Food storage
Care and
Trouble Shooting
To Reverse the
Important Safety Instruction
Identification of Parts
Installation with/without Top Table
Adjusting Leveling Screws
Temperature Control
Storing food
Evaporator Compartment
Refrigerator Compartment
General Information
Lamp Replacing
Trouble Shooting
How to Reverse the Door
How to Reverse the Eva Door
Important Safety Instruction
This fridge must be properly installed and
located in accordance with the Installation
Instruction before it is used.
Never unplug your fridge by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight
out from the outlet.
When moving your appliance away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power
After your fridge is in operation, do not touch
the cold surfaces in the Evaporator Compartment,
particularly when hands are damp or wet. Skin
may adhere to these extremely cold surfaces.
Pull out the power plug prior to cleaning the
Never damage, severely bend, pull out, or twist
the power cord because power cord damage may
cause a fire or electronic shock.
Never place glass products in the evaporator because
they may be broken when their inner contents are
Don't Use an
Extension Cord
If possible, connect the fridge to its own individual
electrical outlet to prevent it and other appliances or
household lights from causing an overload.
Accessibility of
Supply Plug
The supply plug of the refrigerator should be placed in
easy accessible position for quick disconnection
in emergency.
Supply Cord
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard.
Important Safety Instruction
Risk of child entrapment.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator:
Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily
climb inside.
Don't store
Don't store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
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
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.
At disposal, please consult with service agent or
a similarly qualified person.
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.
Identification of Parts
Eva Door
Control Dial
Ice Tray
Drip Tray
Egg Tray
(Glass or Steel)
Door Seal
Bottle Rack
Try not to use the refrigerator for a prolonged time
where the temperature drops below 16°C or rises
above 32°C.
• Avoid placing the refrigerator near any heat sources, direct
sunlight or moisture.
• Sufficient air circulation is essential for the efficient operation
of your refrigerator.
• To ensure proper air circulation around the fridge, please
maintain sufficient space on both the sides as well as top and
maintain at least 2 inches (5 cm) from the rear wall.
• If your refrigerator is placed in a recessed area in the wall,
allow at least 30 mm or greater clearance above the
refrigerator and 25 mm or more from the wall.
• If the floor is carpeted, the refrigerator should be elevated
25 mm from the floor.
Installation with/without
Top Table
1. When installing with Top
Table (free standing), push
the refrigerator until the air
circulating hole of Top
Table nearly reaches the
2. When installing without
Top Table, align the door
front edge to the front edge of
kitchen furniture.
How to Remove Top Table
1. Unscrew 2 bolts at the rear
of top table.
2. Hold the rear of top table
and push forwoards with
lifting up top table slightly.
Adjusting Leveling Screws
• To avoid vibrations the refrigerator has to be placed on
a leveled surface.
• If necessary, set the leveling screws to compensate the
unevenness of the floor. The front should be slightly
higher than the rear so that the door can close more
• The Leveling Screws can be adjusted by tilting the
refrigerator slightly.
• Turning the Leveling Screw clockwise, the refrigerator
is raised.
• Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust
accumulated during transit.
• Install accessories such as ice tray, shelf, etc., in their
proper places. They are packed together to prevent
possible damage during transit
• Connect the power supply cord to the AC outlet.
Don’t double up with other appliances on the same
• 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.
Temperature Control
The DRIP TRAY under the evaporator should be
installed exactly to contact with the interior wall.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL regulates the temperature in the
evaporator and is displayed in OFF, 1, 2,...7.
Refrigerator Compartment is cooled by the cold air from
the evaporator.
Too Warm
CONTROL clockwise will set to
a colder setting (higher number
Too Cold
CONTROL counterclockwise
will set to a warmer setting
(lower number setting).
Setting the TEMPERATURE CONTROL depends on
location of the refrigerator, room temperature,
and how often the refrigerator door.
When first turning refrigerator on, allow it to operate for
at least 2 to 3 hours to stabilize at normal temperature
before loading it with fresh food.
If operation is interrupted, allow a 5 minutes delay
before restarting.
• 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 6mm
before defrosting.
• To defrost, turn the control
to ‘OFF’.
• Before you start the defrosting
operation, remove food from the
evaporator, and wrap it with
paper or cloth, then put it in
a cold place or in another refrigerator. Place the DRIP
TRAY in its proper position.
• If you place a bottle containing warm water in the
evaporator, defrosting time can be reduced.
• 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 temperature.
Never use any sharp or metallic instruments to
remove ice, frost or ice tray from the evaporator.
Suggestions on food storage
Storing Food
Evaporator Compartment
• Do not store bottles in the evaporator compartment
–they may break when frozen.
• Do not refreeze food that has been completely thawed.
This causes loss of taste and nutritional value.
Refrigerator Compartment
• 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.
• 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.
• Food with odor (fish, cheese, butter etc.) should be
wrapped securely or stored in closed containers.
In case of placing a big bottle in the COMMODITY
RACK, if excessive force is used to open/close the
door, the bottle may fall down, so be careful.
• How food is frozen and defrosted is an important
factor in maintaining freshness and flavor.
• Do not store food which goes bad easily at low
temperatures, such as bananas, pineapples and
• Allow hot food to cool prior to storing. Adding too
much warm food to the refrigerator could spoil other
food, and lead to high electric bills.
• Do not open doors too frequently. Whenever the door
is opened, warm air enters the refrigerator, causing
temperatures to rise.
Care and Maintenance
General Information
Going away
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.
Power Failure
Most power failures are corrected in 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
If you move
Remove all items inside the refrigerator or securely fasten
all loose items. To avoid damaging the leveling screw,
turn them all the way into the base.
Anti Condensation
• The Anti-Condensation pipe is
installed around the front side
of fridge to prevent dewing.
• Especially after installation or
when ambient temperature is
high, the fridge may feel hot,
which is quite normal.
Disposal of your
old appliance
1. When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached
to a product it means the product is covered by the
European Directive 2002/96/EC.
2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed
of separately from the municipal waste stream via
designated collection facilities appointed by the
government or the local authorities.
3. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health.
4. For more detailed information about disposal of your
old appliance, please contact your city office, waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
Care and Maintenance
Lamp Replacing
Unplug the Power Cord from the AC Outlet.
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off 1
1. Take the DRIP TRAY
and Shelves out to
make access easier.
2. Hold the COVER LAMP,
Take it out softly from
the Thermostat
Enclosure with twisting up and down.
3. Turn the lamp counterclockwise, and replace it.
4. Assemble in reverse order of disassembly.
Replacement bulb must be the same specification as
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• 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.
• Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse
abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any
• 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.
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.
Regular cleaning of the interior and interior parts is
recommended. Disconnect the power cord, and remove
food and shelves, trays etc. Wash all compartment and
shelves, trays etc. with a baking soda solution. Rinse and
Trouble Shooting
Before calling for service, check this list.
It may save you both time and expense.
This list includes common occurrences that are not
the result of defective workmanship or materials in
this appliance.
Possible Causes
does not operate
• Power plug may be unplugged from the electric
Plug it in securely.
• House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has
Check and/or replace fuse and reset circuit breaker.
• Power cut.
Check house lights.
Vibration or
Rattling or
Abnormal Noise
• The floor on which the fridge is installed
may be uneven or the fridge may be unstable.
Make it even by rotating the leveling screw.
• Unnecessary objects placed in the back side of the
Frost or Ice
Crystals on frozen
• Door may have been left ajar or package holding
door open.
• Too frequent or too long door openings.
• Frost within package is normal.
Moisture forms on
Cabinet Surface
• This phenomenon is likely to occur in a wet space.
Wipe it with a dry towel.
Trouble Shooting
Possible Causes
Moisture collects
• Too frequent or too long door openings.
• In humid weather, air carries moisture into fridge
when doors are opened.
Fridge has odor
• Foods with strong odors should be tightly
covered or wrapped.
• Check for spoiled food.
• Interior needs cleaning.
Refer to CLEANING section.
Interior light does
not work
• No power at outlet.
• Light lamp needs replacing.
Refer to the Lamp Replacement section.
To Reverse the Doors
How to Reverse the Door
Your refrigerator is designed with a reversible door, so
you may open from either left or right. It is best to
reposition the door hinge as necessary at the outset since
it is inconvenient to do so later.
To change the door hinge please refer to the diagram
below and proceed as follows.
1. First unplug the appliance.
2. Remove foods and accessories like shelves or trays
which are not fixed in the refrigerator.
3. Carefully lay the appliance on a cushion like packing
material without the damage of refrigeration circuit.
4. Use ‘+’ driver or spanner to fix or remove the bolts.
1. Unscrew the 2xBOLTS
2. Remove the LEG
, then remove the hinge (L)
3. Gently pull the door downwards to remove it.
4. Before refitting the door, swap the Hinge Cap by pulling
it out from its current location and repositioning it on the
other side of the door. Care should be taken not to damage
the adjacent surfaces when removing the Hinge Cap.
5. Unscrew the Upper Hinge pin (U)
opposite side hole.
and screw it into the
To Reverse the Doors
How to Reverse the Door
7. Fix the Leg.
8. Carefully place the appliance in an upright position.
Use the Leveling screw not to vibrate the appliance,
and check that the door opens and closes properly.
In case of applying Reversible door, When you close
the door with excessive force, there could be the case
that the door doesn’t close because of Reaction
force. Please ascertain if the door closes properly.
Reversing the doors is not covered by the warranty.
How to Reverse the Eva Door
When repositioning the Refrigerator Door hinge, you
should also change the EVA Door hinge for
convenience. Please refer to the diagram below and
proceed as follows
1. Open the EVA DOOR, and Grasp the Bottom side of
the EVA DOOR Hinge.
2. Take it out forwards
by lifting it slightly up
3. Rotate the EVA DOOR 180 degrees, and insert EVA
DOOR to opposite side top hole first, then in to the
Bottom side hole.
4. Check that EVA DOOR is installed properly.
6. After refit the door, fix the Lower Hinge(L) in the
apposite side by using 2xBOLTS.
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