Table of Contents Introduction Entry Important Safety Instruction Identification of Parts Installation Where to Install Door Removal Mount the freezer and Feed Water refrigerator compartment doors Pipe Installation Height Adjustment External Operation Equipment Connections Starting Adjusting the Temperatures and Functions (Dispenser / Automatic ice maker) Shelf Can Server adjustment Egg Box Humidity control in the vegetable compartment Deodoriser OptiChill Temperature Transition Temperature Change at OptiChill Suggestion food on storage Care and maintenance Location of Foods Storing Foods How to Dismantle Parts General Information Cleaning Trouble Shooting OptiChill Bin Introduction Entry The model and serial numbers are found on compartment of this unit. These numbers available to others. You should record this guide as a permanent Date of Purchase : Dealer Purchased From : Dealer Address : Dealer Phone No. : Model No. : Serial No. : Important Safety the inner are case unique of the refrigerator to this unit and not requested information here and retain purchase. Staple your receipt here. record of your Instruction Before use, this refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance with the installation instructions in this document. Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling and pull it straight out from the outlet. When moving power cord After your on appliance away from the wall, be careful damage it in any way. your or to refrigerator is in operation, do extremely Always grip plug firmly not to roll over the not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment, particularly when your hands these the power cord. are damp or wet. Skin could adhere to cold surfaces. power cord from the power outlet for cleaning or other requirements. Never touch it with wet hands because you can get an electric shock or be hurt. Unplug the Never damage, process, severely bend, pull out, or twist the power cord because damage to the power cord may cause a fire or electric shock. Should you have doubts on whether the appliance is properly grounded, please contact an electrician. Never place glass products in the freezer when their contents are frozen. as they may break due to expansion Never put your hands within the ice storage bin of the automatic ice maker. You could be hurt by the operation of the automatic ice maker. Don't use an extension cord Never climb, sit, stand or hang on the Home Bar door. These actions may the refrigerator and even tip it over, causing severe personal injury. damage If prevent possible, it and other cause a connect the appliances refrigerator or to its own individual electrical outlet to household lights from causing replacement Do not It will Warning 3 overload that could power outage. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by from the manufacturer or its service agent. Power cord an or extend the Power Cord electric shock or fire. modify cause length. a special cord or assembly Introduction Child entrapment DANGER: Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer: Take off the doors but leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside. warning appliance is not intended for use by young children or disadvantaged persons supervision. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. The without Don't store Don't store any other Grounding (Earthing) or use gasoline appliance. In the event of an or other flammable vapor and liquids in the vicinity of this or electric short circuit, grounding (earthing) reduces the risk of electric an escape wire for the electric current. shock by providing In order to prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be grounded of the Improper 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. use Identification of Parts Freezer Compartment Refrigerator Compartment Dairy Compartment Water Filter Lamp (Upper) Shelf Door Rack Automatic Ice Maker Pizza Can Server Tray Nano-Carbon Lamp Shelf Snack Drawer Shelf (steel or glass) Egg Jet Freezing Box Lamp (Lower) Door Rack Vegetable Drawer Drawer Door Rack Miracle Zone Door Rack Lower Cover NOTE ? 4 If you found some parts missing of different from your unit, they may be parts used in other models. (i.c. the Optichill is not included in all models) only Installation Where to lnstall Unstable installation may cause vibration and noise. If the floor to install the refrigerator on Strong and even floor is not even, make the refrigerator level by rotating the height adjusting screw. Carpet or floorcloth on which a refrigerator is installed may be discolored by heat from the bottom of the refrigerator. So, it is necessary to place a thick pad below the refrigerator. Please keep the refrigerator at a proper things. Too small a distance from adjacent items may result in lowered freezing capability and increased electricity charges consumption. A proper distance from adjacent items distance from other Where feed water Select a place where a feed water pipe can easily connected between the automatic ice maker and dispenser. Installing the refrigerator in a wet or damp pipe can be easily connected in be a dry place area may cause rust and may be an electrical hazard. Bottom Pad Where it is free from heat or coal Places where ambient temperature are is deteriorated and high, freezing capability charge is increased. gas electric Coal gas and smoke may discolor the appearance of refrigerator. NOTE ? Install the Too high where the ambient temperature is 5˚C 43˚C. low ambient temperature may cause functional troubles. Also, the tube refrigerator or between the 5 at dispenser a place and automatic ice maker may freeze. ~ Installation Door Removal If your access door is too the refrigerator laterally. narrow for the door and pass the refrigerator to refrigerator pass the through, remove Lower Cover Remove lower cover and then feed water Remove the lower cover by lifting upward, and then pull up the feed water tube while pressing area shown in the figure to the right. Feed Water Tube pipe NOTE ? If a tube end is deformed abraded, or cut the part away. Hinge Remove the freezer earth line after removing the loosening the screws. compartment hinge Connection wires Cover 1) Separate all connection wires except for the by cover Earth Line Upper Hinge door Upper Hinge Keeper 2) Remove the keeper by rotating it to counted clockwise ( ) and then lifting the upper up ( ). hinge NOTE ? In removing the upper hinge, be careful so that the door does not to fall over frontward. 3) Remove the freezer compartment door by lifting it upward. This time, the door should be lifted to be enough for the feed completely pulled out. water pipe tube Lower Hinge NOTE ? Move the laying Remove the refrigerator compartment it down but be careful not to door passing through the access door damage the feed water pipe tube. 1) Loosen the hinge cover screws and remove Remove all connection wires, if any, except for the earth line the refrigerator door cover. Connection wires Upper Hinge Keeper 2) Remove keeper by rotating it clockwise ( ) and then remove the upper hinge by lifting itup( ). 3) Remove the refrigerator compartment door by lifting it up. Lower 6 Hinge and Installation Pass the Pass the door refrigerator as refrigerator laterally through right figure. the Mount the freezer and compartment doors Mount them in the door. Feed water Before installation access shown in the reverse sequence of removal after pass through the access water pressure of 147~834kPa instant paper cup (180 cc) will be fully filled within operation needs 2 (1.5~8.5kgf/cm ) (That is, 3 sec.). an If water pressure does not reach the necessary to they Installation pipe Automatic ice maker refrigerator purchase a rating 147 kPa (1.5 2 kgf/cm ) or below, it is separate pressure pump for normal automatic icing and cool water feed. Keep the total length of the feed water pipe tube within 8 m and be careful for the straightly. If the tube is 8 m or longer it may cause trouble in water feed owing to the drain water pressure. Install the feed water pipe tube at a place free from heat. tube not be bent Warning Connect to potable water supply only. Disposal of the old appliance appliance contains fluid (refrigerant, lubricant)and is made of parts and materials are reusable and/or recyclable. All the important materials should be sent to the collection centre of waste material and can be reused after rework (recycling). For take back, please contact with the This which local agency. 7 Installation Height Adjustment If the freezer Make them level by inserting flat ( type) driver into the groove of the left and rotating it clockwise ( ). - compartment door height adjusting screw is lower than the refrigerator compartment door If the freezer Make them level by adjusting screw and compartment door is higher than the refrigerator compartment door After leveling the height inserting flat ( type) driver into the rotating it clockwise ( ). - groove of the right height Refrigerator door will close smoothly by heightening the front side by adjusting the height adjusting screw. If the door does not close well because of bad Open/Close, performance may be affected. door 8 Installation External Antenna Antenna Connection For or Equipment Connections Cable Service without a optimum picture quality, adjust Cable Box Connections antenna direction if needed. Power Button Multi-family Dwellings/Apartments (Connect to wall antenna Antenna Jack * Loose the radio antenna to receive the radio socket) when mounting product. wall antenna signal the socket Bronze Wire Radio Antenna RF coaxial wire (75 ohm) VHF antenna Turn clockwise to UHF antenna tighten. Bronze Wire outdoor antenna Be careful not to bend the bronze wire when connecting the antenna. Single-family Dwellings /Houses (Connect to wall jack for outdoor antenna) After hooking up the connection turn the TV on and preform a channel search. On the remote press menu, Auto program will be highlighted, and then press right(Volume Up)twice. In a poor signal area to improve picture quality, purchase and install a signal amplifier. If the antenna is not installed properly, contact your dealer for assistance. VCR Connection & Viewing Setup Setup 1.SetVCRswitchto3or4andthentuneTVtothe same channel number. a video tape into the VCR and press PLAY the VCR. (Refer to the VCR owner's manual.) 2. Insert on Cable TV - Setup - If your cable service does not require separate converter box instructions for an antenna connection above. please following the For further cable TV information, contact provider. Connection & Viewing 1. Select 3 or local cable service Setup 4 with channel switch 2. Tune the TV channel to the same on 3. Select channels at the cable box cable box. selected output channel of cable box. or with the cable box remote control. 9 a Operation Starting refrigerator is first installed, allow in to stabilise at normal operating temperatures for 2-3 hours prior to filling it with fresh or frozen foods. When your If operation is interrupted, wait 5 minutes before Adjusting the temperatures MENU OK PR VOL ICEBEAM COOLING 4 OFF 10 REF TEMP 5 WATER 3 2 CRUSH 1 DISPENSER POWER HOLD 3 SEC. EXPRESS FRZ EXPRESS/JET FRZ and functions FILTER RESET CUBE FRZ TEMP JET FRZ restarting. FREEZER FILTER STATUS ROOM TEMP 6 5 4 3 2 LOCK 3 SECS UNLOCK 1 REFRIGERATOR FILTER RESET LOCK Operation You adjust temperature of and freezer room and refrigerator room. can How to adjust the temperature in the freezer compartment How to adjust the temperature in the refrigerator compartment Whenever pressing button, setting is repeated in the order of (Middle) (Weak) (Middle Weak). (Strong) (Middle Strong) The actual inner temperature varies depending on the food status, as the indicated setting temperature is a target temperature, not actual temperature within refrigerator. Refrigeration function is weak in the initial time. Please adjust temperature above after using refrigerator for minimum 2~3days. Dispenser You use selection can select water or ice. Please select water, cubed, or crushed ice button as you desire. pressing the The selected dispensing function display. by will be indicated in the LCD Hold the cup trigger the to lightly against the push button dispensing action, It is normal to hear a "clunk" soun 5 seconds after the ice has been dispensed. ? Reference : Switch Please wait for 2-3 seconds in order to take final ice slices or pressing 11 Pressing drops of water when switches after taking taking out cup from the ice water. or as Operation automatically make 8 pieces of ice cubes at anyone time, approximately pieces per day. However these quantities may vary according to certain conditions. E.g. the duration and amount of times the refrigerator door is opened. The icemaker Automatic ice maker can 80 The Ice making ceases process automatically when the ice storage bin is full. NOTE ? It is normal that noise is a produced when ice made is dropped into the ice storage bin. Ice is When ice maker does not operate lumped together When ice is lumped together, take the ice lumps out of the ice storage bin, break them into small pieces, and then place them into the ice storage bin again. smoothly When the ice maker produces too small or lumped ice, the amount of water supplied to the ice maker needs to be adjusted. Contact the service center. If ice is not used frequently, it may lump together. Power failure Ice may have dropped into the freezer compartment. Take the ice storage bin out and discard all the ice then dry it and place it back. After the machine is powered again, crushed ice will be automatically selected. When the unit is It takes newly installed approximately 12 installed refrigerator to make ice in the freezer compartment. Please select this function for prompt Jet Freezer freezer. "OFF EXPRESS FRZ JET FRZ OFF" or "OFF ON OFF" is repeated whenever button. pressing The airflow icon will remain lit after flickering times when Jet Freeze Freeze is or Express 4 initiated. Jet Freeze/Express Freeze function will determined time expires. JET FRZ : Applicable to some model automatically terminate after a only. operation of different dispenser function. This button stops Lock button and Locking the or is Release is pressed repeated whenever more than 3 seconds. If you use the LOCK button, none of the other buttons will work until you unlock them. 12 pre Operation The Other Functions Ambient Temperature Display Window. Temperature is displayed only between -9°C~49°C. Temperature less than -9°C is indicated with LO and temperature Door open A warning more than 49°C is indicated with HI. warning tone will sound 3 times at door is left open for more than sixty thirty-second intervals if the refrigerator or freezer seconds. Please contact with the local service center if closing the door. warning continue to sound even after Diagnosis (failure detection) function Diagnosis function automatically detects failure when failure is found use of refrigerator. in product during the If your refrigerator fails, do not turn off the power. Instead, contact a local Authorized service center or call our support line for assistance. Turning off the appliance will make it more difficult for the service technician to determine the problem. Water is cooled while stored in the water tank in freezer door, and then sent to the How Ice/Cold Water is Supplied dispenser. Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent to the or How to Use dispenser divided into crushed cubed ice. Select among crushed ice, water, and cubed ice and press the push switch with glass or other container. Dispenser Cubed Ice Water ? 13 Light the water lamp by pressing the selection button. Water will be dispensed by pressing the push switch with a glass. ? Light the cubed ice lamp by pressing the selection button. Cubed ice will be dispensed by pressing push switch with a glass. the a Crushed Ice Light the crushed ice lamp by pressing the ? selection button. C rushed ice will be dispensed by pressing push switch with a glass. the Operation As demonstrated below, it displays the months left until the filter replacement is suggested, starting from when the refrigerator power usage is initiated. 6 Filter condition (filter replacement cycle) display will appear After 6 months, the following sentence and of the LCD. "Press for 3 seconds after part replacing filter" function on the filter condition After 6 months have passed, and if the filter has been replaced or you want to reset the filter condition display, press the filter replacement button for more than 3 seconds and it will reset to the initial Power On state. Cautions Discard ice(approximately 20 pieces) and water (approximately 7 glasses) that is first dispensed after refrigeration installation. The first ice and water may include particles or odor from the feed water pipe or feed water box. This is necessary in case that the refrigerator has not been used for a long time. away from the Keep children dispenser. Ensure that the ice passage is not obstructed in any way. If foods are placed at the entrance of ice passage, ice may not be dispensed. The ice passage may also be covered with powdered ice if crushed ice is continually used. Should this occur, remove the ice powder accumulated. beverage cans or other foods in ice storage bin for the rapid cooling. Such actions may damage the automatic ice maker. Never store Never use thin Such glasses or purpose of crystal glass or crockery to collect ice. containers may be broken. Put ice first into Water may be a glass before filling water or other beverages. splashed if ice is added to existing liquid in a glass. Do not touch the ice outlet with your hands nor with any tools. cause a part breakage or hand injury. Touch may Never remove the ice maker cover. It may be required for the ice storage bin to be levelled for even distribution. When the ice bin is detected as being full, the ice maker with cease operation. Should discoloured ice be dispensed, immediately cease use and contact LG the nearest authorized service centre. Never use Ice may be too narrow or jammed deep glass. in ice passage and, thus, the refrigerator Keep the glass at a proper distance from ice outlet. glass too close to the outlet may hinder ice from coming A 14 may be failed. out. or Operation Shelf Shelf Height Adjustment refrigerator compartment shelf is movable according to space requirement of foods. The so that you How to separate a shelf : Lift the shelf in the direction of Arrow ,then remove it from the rack in the direction of Arrow pulling it How to install shelf a by . : Holding the shelf up at the front, insert the tab at the desired height and lower the shelf into place. NOTE ? Make You Slide-Under Shelf sure can store the shelf is horizontal. If not, it may taller items such container gallon simply pushing a or bottles as by in the front half of the shelf underneath the back half of the shelf a full shelf. Can Server Can Server Cans be stored Adjustment the using their sides out of the way It can be attached to an can-sever. upper shelf 15 on adjustment only. drop. can place it at a height Operation Egg You Box can move according the egg box to a place you want and select another form of box to the amount of eggs. [Normal] [For Many Eggs] NOTE ? Never ? Never store the egg box in the freezer compartment use the egg box as an Humidity control The ice storage bin. It in the can break. or fresh compartment. vegetable compartment humidity can be controlled by adjusting the humidity control switch left/right when storing vegetabes or fruits. High humidity Humidity Control Low High Low humidity Humidity High 16 Control Low to the Operation Deodoriser This system efficiently absorbs strong odours by using the optical catalyst. This system does hot have any affect on stored food. Nano-Carbon Deodorisation System (only for model applicable to Pull the use cover of deodorisation 1 . How to Nano-Carbon) How to right part of the and take the whole out while agent ahead it to the moving right recycle and use deodorisation agent 2 The deodorisation agent continues to be used through recycle if well drying it with a hair dryer. the Since it is already installed onto the cool air intake duct in the compartment, you do not need to separately install it. deodorising system Please use closed containers to store food with pungent odours. Otherwise, this by other food in the compartment. odour may be absorbed 17 refrigerator Operation OptiChill Temperature By pressing the button, fruits store vegetables, other types of food such be defrosted. or as meat to Temperature Change Method to Use You can select at OptiChill optimum temperature range depending types of foods stored. - Transition Bin on three steps of temperature selection are available, including -3°C, -1°C, 4°C.Vegetables, fruits, cold storage items requiring humidity maintenance, meats, and fish can be stored under optimal conditions by selecting the correct storage temperature for the foods being stored. When using the OptiChill to store meats or When using the OptiChill to store fruits in the freezer compartments. or fish, fruits, vegetables, or vegetables may freeze. meats and fish should be stored If you open the refrigerator door, an indicator lamp shows the status of the The indicator goes off when the door is closed. OptiChill. Press the left SELECT button to cycle through FRUIT VEGE(4°C) CHILLED ROOM (-1°C) PARTIAL FREEZING(-3°C) FRUIT VEGE(4°C). OptiChill To First, remove remove the vegetable bin. After holding back and front of the pull it outward. To install Fit the OptiChill slideitin . case on to When forced, the 18 the OptiChill ledge connecting parts can and be and gently damaged. Suggestion on Food storage Location of Foods Automatic ice maker Automatically made ice is stored. Wine rack Store wine. Store small foods such Snack Drawer Freezer as bread, snacks, Store various frozen foods such ice cream, frozen snacks, etc. compartment etc. meat, fish, as shelf Freezer Store small packaged frozen food. Temperature is likely to increase as door compartment door rack opens. So, do ice Freezer not store long-term food such Store meat, fish, chicken, etc. after them with aluminum. compartment as cream. wrapping drawer Dairy compartment Egg Store dairy products such as butter, cheese, etc. box Place this egg box in the proper location. Refrigerator compartment Store side dishes or other foods at a proper distance from each other for effective cooling. shelf Refrigerator compartment Store small packaged food such as milk, juice, beer, etc.. or beverages door rack Vegetable compartment Store vegetables Vegetable compartment/fre sh compartment or fruits. Store vegetable, fruits, meat to thaw, fish, etc. setting the conversion switch as necessary. Be sure to check the conversion switch setting before storing foods. conversion corner 19 Suggestion on Food storage Foods Storing Store fresh food in the important factor in refrigerator compartment. How food is frozen and thawed is maintaining its freshness and flavor. Do not store food which goes bad melons. Allow hot food to cool other food, and lead to When easily at low temperatures, such prior to storing, placing hot food higher energy consumption. storing the food, cover it with vinyl wrap or store prevents moisture from evaporating, and helps food Please keep a distance at least 15 mm in the to in a as an bananas, and refrigerator could spoil container with a lid. This keep its taste and nutrients. from the air vents to food. Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets cause temperatures to rise. warm air enter the refrigerator, and Never so keep too much food in door rack because that the door cannot be they Freezer Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment compartment Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This storing frozen food like ice When shelf, hands and Refrigerator compartment or cream for containers- place glass products That's are a - they may break when frozen. causes loss of taste and nutrient. long period, place it on the freezer placing moist food in top especially made of metallic -, with wet in the freezer compartment. why you may have chilblains and they frozen, causing personal injury. Avoid push against by inner racks not in the door rack. Do not touch the cold foods - may closed. fully may be broken when their inner matters refrigerator shelves, it could freeze from direct contact with chilled air. Always clean food prior to refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and wiped, and packed food should be wiped, to prevent adjacent food from spoiling. When storing eggs in their storage rack or box, ensure that they are fresh, and upright position, which keeps them fresh longer. always store them in an NOTE ? If you keep the refrigerator in a hot and humid place, and frequently open the door vegetables in it, moisture may form in it which has no effect on its performance. Just wipe the moisture with a cloth free. put 20 a lot of or Care and Maintenance How to Dismantle Parts NOTE ? Dismantling is done in the reverse sequence of assembly. sure to unplug the power plug before dismantling and assembly. Never apply severe force to dismantle parts. Parts may be damaged. Be Freezer Separate the lamp by pulling it out ( ) slightly lifting the lamp cover ( ). compartment lamp while Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 60 W bulb for Dispenser lamp refrigerator is used and purchased at a service center. can Remove the a cover by inserting be flat (- type) driver into the front groove and pulling it out, and then remove the ramp. Max. 15 W bulb for refrigerator is used and can be purchased at a service center. Freezer Lift the front side ( ) and pull it out ( ). compartment shelf Door rack and Lift the door rack holding both sides ( ) and out to ( ) direction. support Ice pull it storage bin Hold the ice storage bin as shown in the right figure and pull it out ( ) while slightly lifting it ( ). It is recommended not to dismantle the ice storage bin unless it is necessary. Be sure to use both hands when the ice storage bin, not to drop it removing on the floor. If the ice storage bin does not fit well, rotating device. slightly rotate the After dispenser Water collector has is used no self-drainage function. So it should be cleaned regularly.Remove the cover by pressing the left side of water collector the the 21 cover and marked point right to dry it with as remove a cloth.Press shown in the figure the water collector to cover. Care and Maintenance To Upper lamp in refrigerator compartment remove the lamp pull the lamp cover, forwards while pressing the bottom side of the lamp cover upwards. Turn the cover bulb counterclockwise. Max. 40 W bulb for can be purchased the Separate lamp in refrigerator compartment Lower refrigerator is used and at a service center. lamp by holding both pulling it it forwards. cover lower sides of it and Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 30 W bulb for refrigerator be at a service center. purchased is used and can NOTE ? Be sure to remove parts on the snack drawer and home bar Vegetable compartment Pull out the refrigerator door to cover. vegetable compartment cover ( with its backside lifted up ( ), and the can be removed. cover To install the cover, push it touches the back wall. 22 fully until it ) cover remove the vegetable compartment, Care and Maintenance General Information During average length vacations, you will probably find it best to leave the refrigerator in operation. Place freezable items in freezer for longer storage. When you plan not to operate, keep it running remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean the interior thoroughly, and leave each door OPEN to prevent odor Vacation time formation. Power failure Most power failures are corrected in hour an or two 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. If you move Remove To avoid or securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator. damaging the height adjusting screws, turn them all the way into the base. The outside wall of the Anti condensation cabinet may sometimes get warm, refrigerator especially just after installation. Don't be alarmed. This is due to the anti-condensation pipe refrigerator to prevent "sweating" on pipe, which pumps hot air the outer cabinet wall. Cleaning It is important that your refrigerator be kept clean to food should be wiped up immediately, since it may left uncleaned. Use Exterior a lukewarm solution of mild soap refrigerator. Wipe with a clean or prevent undesirable odors. Spilled acidify and stain detergent to clean the durable finish of your damp cloth and then dry. Regular cleaning is recommended. Wash all compartments with or a mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry. Interior plastic surfaces if a baking soda solution After cleaning Please power Warning verify that the power cord is plug is inserted well into the Always remove electrical parts not damaged, power outlet is not overheated, or power outlet. power cord from the wall outlet prior to cleaning in the vicinity of (lamps, switches, controls, etc.). Wipe up excess moisture with a sponge or cloth to prevent water or liquid from getting into any electrical part and causing an electric shock. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse abrasive cleaners, strong alkaline solutions, flammable or toxic cleaning liquids on any surface. Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet or damp hands, because damp object will stick or adhere to extremely cold surfaces. 23 Care and Maintenance Trouble Shooting Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense. common occurrences that are not the result of defective This list includes workmanship Occurrence or materials in this appliance. Possible Cause Solution Normal Operations Refrigerator Refrigerator compressor does not run. Refrigerator control is off. Set Refrigerator is in defrost This is normal for Power outage. Check house Refrigerator runs Refrigerator too much or too one long is lights. larger than the previous you owned. Room or control. a fully automatic defrosting refrigerator. The defrost cycle occurs periodically. cycle. at wall outlet is disconnected. Plug refrigerator Make sure outlet. plug is tightly pushed into Call local electric company. This is normal. Larger, units run longer. more efficient It is normal for the refrigerator longer under these conditions. outside weather is hot. Refrigerator has recently been disconnected for a period of time. It takes a to work few hours for the refrigerator to come down to room refrigerator temperature completely. Automatic ice maker is Large amounts of warm or hot food may have been stored Doors Operation of the ice maker causes refrigerator to run slightly longer. operating. are opened too recently. frequently or too long. Refrigerator or freezer door slightly open. may be the Warm food will cause the refrigerator to run longer until the desired temperature is reached. Warm air entering the causes it to run more. less often. refrigerator Open the door Make sure the refrigerator is level. Keep food and containers from blocking the door. See problem section. OPENING/CLOSING of Doors. Refrigerator control is set too cold. Set the refrigerator control to a setting until the refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. warmer Refrigerator worn, or cracked, freezer gasket is dirty, or poorly fitted. Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause the refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired temperatures. 24 Care and Maintenance Occurrence Possible Cause Refrigerator Thermostat is at a constant compressor does not run. Temperatures Solution keeping the refrigerator temperature. This is normal. The Refrigerator goes on and off to keep the temperature constant. are too cold Temperature in the freezer is too cold but the Refrigerator Temperature is Set the freezer control to a warmer setting until the freezer temperature is Freezer control is set too cold satisfactory. Satisfactory. in the is too cold and the freezer Temperature refrigerator is Refrigerator control is set too cold. Set the warmer refrigerator setting control to a temperature satisfactory. Food stored in drawers freezes. Refrigerator Meat stored in fresh meat drawer freezes. See above solution. control is set too cold. Meat should be stored at a temperature just below the freezing point of water ( 32˚F, It is normal for ice crystals to form due to the moisture content of meat. 0˚C) for maximum fresh storage time. Temperatures are too warm Temperatures in the refrigerator or freezer Freezer control is set too Set the freezer or refrigerator control to colder setting until the freezer or refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. warm. a are too warm. Refrigerator Refrigerator control is set too warm. control has some effect on freezer temperature. Doors are opened too frequently or too long. Door is Large slightly Warm air enters the refrigerator/ freezer whenever the door is opened. Open the door less often. Close the door completely. open. amounts of warm or hot food may have been stored Set the freezer or refrigerator control to a colder setting until the freezer or refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. recently. Wait until the refrigerator or freezer has had a chance to reach its selected temperature. Refrigerator has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Temperature in the refrigerator Refrigerator control is set too warm. A refrigerator requires completely. Set the setting. is too warm but the freezer temperature is satisfactory. 25 some hours to cool down refrigerator control to a colder Care and Maintenance Possible Cause Solution Louder sound levels when Refrigerator is on. Today's refrigerators have increased storage capacity and maintain more It is normal for sound levels to be Louder sound levels when Refrigerator operates at higher pressures during the start of the ON cycle. Occurrence Sound and Noise even higher. temperatures. This is normal. The sound will level off the refrigerator continues to run. as compressor comes on. Vibrating or rattling noise. Floor is uneven or Refrigerator rocks moved slightly. weak. on the floor when it is placed on the top of the refrigerator vibrating. Items are Dishes are vibrating the refrigerator. Refrigerator is on the shelves in touching wall or cabinets. Be sure floor is level and solid and can adequately support refrigerator. Remove items. It is normal for dishes to vibrate slightly. Move dishes slightly. Make sure refrigerator is level and firmly set on floor. Move refrigerator so that it does not touch the wall or refrigerator. Water/Moisture /Ice Inside Refrigerator Moisture collects the inside walls of the refrigerator. on The weather is hot and humid which increases the rate of frost buildup and internal sweating. This is normal. Door is slightly open. See problem section doors. Door is opened too often or too long. Open Opening/Closing of the door less often. Water/Moisture/Ice Outside Refrigerator Moisture forms the outside of the refrigerator between doors. Weather is humid. This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower, the moisture should disappear. Door is slightly open,causing cold air from the inside the refrigerator to meet warm air from the outside. This time, close the door Moisture may be formed in It will go better to wipe moisture and then opening doors once again. on or Moisture forms the dispenser or refreshment high temperature and high humidity since on heater turns off if not doors for a long time. center 26 opening the completely. Care and Maintenance Occurrence Odors in Possible Cause Solution Refrigerator Clean interior with sponge,warm water and baking soda. Interior needs to be cleaned. Food with strong odor is in the refrigerator. Some containers and wrapping materials produce odors. Cover food completely. Use a different container or brand of wrapping materials. Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers Door(s) will not close. Food Door(s) will not close. Door was closed too hard, door to open slightly. package is keeping door causing other Refrigerator is not level. It rocks floor when it is moved slightly. Floor is uneven or rocks Refrigerator is moved slightly. Move packages that keep door from closing. open. on the weak. on the floor when it Close both doors gently. Adjust the height adjusting Be sure floor is level and support refrigerator. Contact carpenter to screw. can adequately correct sagging or sloping floor. Refrigerator Drawers are difficult to move. Food is drawer is touching wall touching shelf Track that drawer slides or on on is cabinets. Move refrigerator.. top of the Keep less food dirty. Clean drawer and track. in drawer. Dispenser Dispenser will not dispense ice When the first into the bin, the Ice storage bin is empty. Freezer temperature is set too warm. Household water line valve is not open. supply of ice is dropped dispenser should operate. Turn the freezer control to a higher setting so that ice cubes will be made. When the first supply of ice is made, the dispenser should operate. Open household water line valve and allow sufficient time for ice to be made. When ice is made, dispenser should operate. Refrigerator 27 or freezer door is not closed. Be sure both doors are closed. Care and Maintenance Occurrence Possible Cause Dispenser will not dispense ice. Solution Ice has melted and frozen around auger due to infrequent use, temperature fluctuations and/or power Remove ice storage bin, and thaw and the contents. Clean bin, wipe dry and replace in proper position. outrages. When new ice is made, dispenser should operate. Ice cubes are jammed between the ice maker arm and back of the bin. Ice dispenser is jammed. Ice cubes are frozen together. Remove the ice cubes that the dispenser. Use the dispenser often together. so are jamming that cubes do not freeze Ice cubes that have been purchased or made in some other way have been used in the dispenser. Household water line valve is not open. See problem "Ice maker is not making any ice." Dispenser will not dispense water. Refrigerator or freezer door is not closed. Water has been in the tank for too Water has an odd taste and/or odor. long. Only the ice cubes made by the ice maker should be used with the dispenser. Open Be household water line valve. sure both doors are closed. glasses of water supply. Draw and discard an additional 7 glasses to completely rinse out tank. Draw and discard 7 to freshen the Unit not properly connected water line. Sound of ice to cold Connect unit to cold water line which supplies water to kitchen faucet. This sound is normally made when automatically made ice is dropped into ice storage bin. Volume may vary according to refrigerator's location. dropping Sound of water This sound is normally made when ice maker is dropping the automatically made ice. supply Other Please 28 supplied with thoroughly read 'Automatic ice maker and Dispenser' water after in this manual.