LG | GR-L247ER | LG GR-L247ER Owner’s Manual

Table of contents
Introduction
Entry
Important safety
instruction
Identification of parts
Installation
Where to install
Door removal
Door
replacement
Feed water
pipe
installation
Height adjustment
Operation
Starting
Adjusting
the temperatures and functions
Automatic ice maker &
dispenser
Refreshment center
Shelf
Wine holder
Egg
box
Convert into
Suggestion
on
a
vegetable
Location of foods
food
storage
Care and
maintenance
Storing
foods
How to dismantle parts
General information
Cleaning
Trouble
shooting
or
meat
compartment
Entry
The model and serial numbers
are
found
on
the inner
compartment of this unit. These numbers
available to others. You should record
this
guide
Date of
Dealer
as a
purchase
purchased
requested information
here and retain
:
from
:
:
Dealer
phone
:
Model
no.
no.
:
no.
:
Important safety
Before it is
back of refrigerator
to this unit and not
permanent record of your purchase. Staple your receipt here.
Dealer address
Serial
case or
unique
are
instruction
used, this refrigerator
must be
properly
installed and located in accordance
with the installation instructions in this document.
Never
it
unplug your refrigerator by pulling
straight out from the outlet.
When
moving your appliance
damage it in any way.
to
or
on
the power cord.
Always grip plug firmly and pull
away from the wall, be careful not to roll
over
the power cord
After your
refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer
compartment, particularly when your hands are damp or wet. Skin could adhere to these
extremely cold surfaces.
Unplug the 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.
Never damage, process, severely bend, pull out, or twist the power cord because damage
the power cord may cause a fire or electric shock. You have doubts on whether the
appliance is properly grounded.
Never
place glass products in the freezer because they may be broken
when their contents
are
due to
expansion
frozen.
Never allow your hands within the ice storage bin of the automatic ice maker. You could be
hurt by the operation of the automatic ice maker.
The
appliance
supervision.
Young
is not intended for
children should be
use
by young
supervised to
ensure
children
that
or
infirm persons without
they do
not
play with
the
appliance.
Never allow anyone to climb, sit, stand or hang on the refreshment center door. These
actions may damage the refrigerator and even tip it over, causing severe personal injury.
Please don't stain the
interrupt
Don't use an
extension cord
If
the normal
area near
operation
to door switch with any sweet food so that ants can't
of door switch.
possible, connect the refrigerator to its own individual electrical outlet to prevent it and
appliances or household lights from causing an overload that could cause a power
other
outage.
Accessibility of
Supply Plug
Supply Cord
Replacement
The
refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned that
happens.
the
supply plug
is accessible for
quick
disconnection when accident
If the
or a
supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
manufacturer
or
its service
agent
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
inside.
warning
easily climb
appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without
supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
The
Don't store
Don't store or use gasoline
any other appliance.
Grounding (Earthing)
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
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
of the
Identification of parts
Freezer
Refrigerator
compartment
compartment
Milk
product
Lamp
Door rack
corner
Shelf
Automatic
ice maker
Door rack
Lamp
Wine holder
(Optional)
Shelf
Snack drawer
Refreshment center
(Optional)
Shelf
(steel
or
Egg
glass)
box
Vegetable drawer
Door rack
Door rack
Shelf
Vegetable
drawer/Meat drawer
Drawer
(1or2)
Door rack
Humidity switch
Conversion switch
Lower cover
(Meats/Vegetables)
NOTE
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4
If you found some parts missing from your unit, they may be parts only used in other
models. (i.c. the "Refreshment center" is not included in all models)
Installation
Where to locate
1. Place your
Select a good
location
appliance
where it is easy to
use.
2. Avoid
direct
placing the unit near
sunlight or moisture.
3. Air must circulate
heat sources,
properly
to ensure efficient
appliance
appliance
around your
operation. If
in
your
is
area
in the wall, allow at least
placed
a
recessed
a
12 Inches
(30 cm) or greater clearance above the
appliance and 2 inches (5 cm) or more
from the wall. The appliance should be
elevated 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the floor,
especially if it is carpeted.
4. To avoid vibrations, the
5. Don't install the
5
appliance
appliance
must be leveled.
below 5°C. It may
cause
affect the
performance.
Installation
Door removal
Warning
Electric Shock Hazard
Disconnect electrical supply to refrigerator before installing.
Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury.
If your
access
door is too
narrow
for the
refrigerator to pass through, remove the
refrigerator door and pass the refrigerator laterally.
Remove lower
cover and
then feed water
tube
Lower
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
NOTE
?
Remove the
freezer
If
a
tube end is deformed
or
abraded,
cut the
part away.
Hinge
Connection
cover
wires
1) Removing the hinge cover by loosening the
screws. Separate all connection wires except
for the earth line after.
compartment
Upper hinge
Earth line
door
2)
Keeper
Remove the
keeper by rotating it counter
clockwise (∀) and then lifting the upper
hinge up (#).
Upper hinge
NOTE
?
3)
When
removing
the upper
hinge,
be careful that the door does not fall forwards
Remove the freezer compartment door by
lifting it upward. This time, the door should
be lifted enough for the feed water pipe tube
to be completely pulled out.
Lower
.
hinge
NOTE
?
Move the
it
Remove the
refrigerator compartment door passing through the access door and lay
down, but be careful not to damage the feed water pipe tube.
1) Loosen
the hinge cover screws and remove
Remove connection wire, if any,
except for the earth line.
the
refrigerator
door
cover.
Connection
wires
2)
Remove keeper by rotating it clockwise (∀)
and then remove the upper hinge by lifting
Upper hinge
itup(#).
3)
6
Remove the refrigerator compartment door
by lifting it up.
Lower
hinge
Keeper
cover
Installation
Pass the
Pass the
door
refrigerator
as
refrigerator laterally through
right figure.
Door
Feed water
∃
∃
∃
Warning
7
access
replacement
Mount them in the
door.
Before
installation
the
shown in the
reverse
pipe
sequence of removal after
they pass through
the
access
installation
Automatic ice maker operation needs water pressure of 147~834kPa (1.5~8.5
kgf/cm2) (That is, an instant paper cup (180 cc) will be fully filled within 3 sec.).
If water pressure does not reach the rating 147 kPa (1.5 kgf/cm2) or below, it is
necessary to purchase a separate pressure pump for normal automatic icing and
cool water feed.
Keep the total length of the feed water pipe tube within 12 m and be careful for the
tube not be bent. If the tube is 12 m or longer it may cause trouble in water feed
owing to the drain water pressure.
∃
Install the feed water
∃
Connect to
∃
Refer to instructions with water filter kit for installation.
potable
pipe
water
tube at
a
place
free from heat.
supply only.
Installation
Height adjustment
If the freezer
Level the door by inserting flat
and rotate it clockwise
compartment door
screw
( type) driver into the groove of
(∀).
-
the left
height adjusting
is lower than the
refrigerator
compartment door
5
3
1
∀
If the freezer
Level the door
compartment door
is higher than the
refrigerator
compartment door
adjusting
flat ( type) driver into the groove of the
and rotate it clockwise (∀).
by inserting
screw
-
right height
5
13
∀
After
leveling the
height
The
door
the
refrigerator doors will close smoothly by heightening the front side by adjusting
height adjusting screw. If the doors do not close correctly, performance may be
affected.
1.
Next
Wipe
off all dust accumulated
during shipping
and clean your
appliance thoroughly.
2. Install accessories such
proper
as the ice cube box, cover evaporating tray, etc., in their
places. They are packed together to prevent possible damage during shipping.
3. Connect the power supply cord
appliances on the same outlet.
8
(or plug)
to the outlet. Don't double up with other
Operation
Starting
When your
refrigerator is first installed, allow it to stabilize at normal operating
temperatures for 2-3 hours prior to filling it with fresh or frozen foods.
If
operation
is
wait 5 minutes before
interrupted,
restarting.
Adjusting the temperatures and functions
5
3
1
Max
5
3
1
Min
9
FRZ
REF
TEMP
TEMP
SELECT
How to
adjust the
temperature in
the freezer
This lamp indicates the temperature status
of the freezer compartment.
∃
compartment
Max
5
3
At first
powering or after a power failure,
3(Normal) will be lit. (Mid setting)
1
Min
FRZ
∃
Pressing
TEMP
button will
move
the
1
5
2
(Coldest)
(Warmest)
weak) in sequence.
∃
adjust
the
temperature in
refrigerator
compartment
use.
This
∃
lamp indicates the temperature status of
powering or after a power failure,
3(Normal) will be lit. (Mid setting)
REF
∃
Pressing
TEMP
button will
move
4
This
Max
5
1
Min
(Proper
Generally, 3(Normal) is correct for food
storing. Select an appropriate setting
1 (Warmest), 2 or 4, and 5 (Coldest) according
of
use
2
refrigerator compartment
3
the
temperature setting through 3 (Normal)
∃
selection
the
At first
1 (Warmest)
5 (Coldest)
weak) in sequence.
Dispenser
(Proper
Generally, 3 (Normal) is correct for food storing. Select an appropriate setting
1 (Warmest), 2 or 4, and 5 (Coldest) according to the storage amount and frequency
of
How to
FRZ
TEMP
4
temperature setting through 3 (Normal)
REF
TEMP
to the
storage
amount and
use.
lamp
indicates the selection between
water and ice.
∃
∃
At the first powering
will be lit.
or
after
a
power failure,
Crushed ice, water, or cubed ice
selected with the SELECT button.
can
be
SELECT
frequency
Operation
An alarm will sound 3 times when the
refrigerator door is left open for more than 1
minute. This alarm will be rung at an intervals of 30 sec. and stop at the close of the
door. If the alarm sound does not stop even after the freezer and refrigerator
Door open alarm
compartment doors
Self-diagnosis
(fault detection)
Self-diagnosis
occurs
function
are
closed, contact the service center.
function operates when
in the unit.
Immediately
problem
a
power OFF. If the power is OFF, it will take the
the fault occurs.
The
pressing
fault
occurs.
engineer longer
then sent to the
supplied
the
to find out where
setting
when
a
refrigerator compartment,
and
dispenser.
Ice is made in the automatic ice maker and sent to the
or
an error
turning
dispenser
Water is cooled while stored in the water tank in the
How ice/cold
in the unit. When
of any function buttons will not alter the temperature
Automatic ice maker and
water is
occurs
contact the service center without
dispenser divided
into crushed
cubed form ice.
NOTE
It is normal that the water is not very cold at first. If you want colder water, add
?
ice into the
How to
use
∃
dispenser
glass.
Select one among crushed ice, water, and cubed ice and
switch with a glass or other container.
Crushed ice
Light the water
indicating lamp by
pressing the selection
button.
?
Crushed ice will be
dispensed by pressing the
push switch with a glass.
SELECT
SELECT
5
11
button.
Water will be
dispensed
by pressing the push
switch with a glass.
?
5
the
push
Cubed ice
Water
Light the crushed ice
indicating lamp by
pressing the selection
slightly press
Light the cubed ice
indicating lamp by
pressing the
?
selection button.
Cubed ice will be dispensed
by pressing
switch with
a
SELECT
5
3
3
3
1
1
1
the
push
glass.
Operation
NOTE
?
Crushed ice will be
is connected
?
Place
on
?
automatically selected
after
a
power failure
or
when the power
plug
again.
glasses or other containers
near
the ice outlet otherwise ice is
likely to
be
dropped
the floor.
A snap sound will be heard in 5 seconds after ice is
fully dispensed.
This sound is made when the ice outlet is closed.
?
Please leave your
glass near the ice outlet for 2-3 seconds after releasing your glass
pressing the push switch to allow any left over water or ice to be dispensed.
Please wipe away water dropped below the dispenser by removing the water collector
from
?
cover.
?
If cubed ice is selected
crushed ice
Automatic ice
maker
∃
The automatic ice maker
∃
Ice
∃
following
crushed
ice, there may still be
some
left
over
dispensed.
automatically make 8 pieces of ice cube at a time,
80 pieces a day. But these quantities may be varied according to various conditions
including how many times the refrigerator door opens and closes.
making stops when
If you don't want to
ON OFF.
use
can
the ice storage bin is full.
automatic ice-maker,
change
the ice-maker switch to
-
If you want to
use
automatic ice-maker
again, change
the switch to OFF-ON.
NOTE
?
It is normal that
a
noise is
produced
when ice made is
dropped
into the ice
storage
bin.
Ice is 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.
When ice maker
does not operate
∃
smoothly
∃
When the ice maker produces too small or lumped together ice, the amount of
supplied to the ice maker need to adjusted. Contact the service center.
water
If ice is not used
frequently,
it may
lump together.
Power failure
Ice may drop 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.
∃
The unit is newly installed
It takes about 12 hours for
∃
compartment.
12
a
newly
installed
refrigerator
to make ice in the freezer
Operation
Cautions
Throw away the ice (about 20
after refrigerator installation.
pieces)
The first ice and water may include
and water
particles
or
water box. This is necessary in case that the
(about
7
glasses)
odor from the feed water
refrigerator
first made
pipe
or
has not been used for
a
feed
long
time.
Keep
children away from the dispenser.
push switch incorrectly bad or
Children may
damage lamps.
Be careful that food is not block the ice
passage.
If foods are
placed
at the entrance of ice
passage, ice may not be dispensed. The ice
passage may also be covered with ice
powder
if
remove
the ice
splinter ice is
powder
used
only.
This time,
accumulated.
beverage cans or other foods in ice storage
rapid cooling.
Such actions may damage the automatic ice maker.
Never store
Never
Such
use
thin
glasses
or
Never touch
Touch may
Never
containers may be broken.
glass before filling water or other beverages.
splashed if ice is added to existing liquid in a glass.
a
a
hand
or
other tools
part breakage
cause a
remove
the ice maker
Sometimes level the surface
Ice is
to collect ice.
crystal glass or crockery
Put ice first into
Water may be
bin for the purpose of
or
on
ice outlet.
hand
injury.
cover.
so
that the ice storage bin is
fully filled
with ice.
the ice maker. So, such status may be considered, by the ice
piled up just
that
the
ice
maker,
storage bin is fully filled and ice making operation may stop.
near
If discolored ice is
Never
use
Ice may be
dispensed, immediately contact
too narrow or
jammed
service center,
deep glass.
in ice passage and, thus, the
refrigerator may
Keep the glass at a proper distance from ice outlet.
glass too close to the outlet may hinder ice from coming
A
13
stopping
out.
be failed.
use.
Operation
Refreshment center
How to
Open
use
∃
∃
(Applicable to some models only)
the refreshment center door.
You can access the refreshment center
without opening refrigerator door and thus
saving electricity.
Inner lamp is lit in refrigerator compartment
when the refreshment center door opens.
Thus it is easy to identify the contents.
Store frequently
used foods, such
as
∃
beverages
in the refreshment
The refreshment center is kept at
correct temperature thanks to a
temperature sensor only for the
refreshment center.
a
center.
Use the
refreshment
center door as a
stand
∃
∃
Never
use
the refreshment center door
as a
chopping board and take care not
damage it with sharp tools.
Never rest your arms or severely press
to
on
it.
Never take out
the inner
refreshment
∃
The refreshment center can not function
normally without the cover.
center cover
Never place
heavy items on
the refreshment
center door or
allow children to
hang it on.
∃
14
Not
only can the refreshment center door
may be damaged, but also children may
be hurt.
Operation
Shelf
Shelf
height
adjustment
The
refrigerator compartment shelf is movable
according to space requirement of foods.
so
that you
can
place
it at
a
height
1
How to separate a shelf :
Lift a shelf incling to ∀ direction, and then
to # direction.
separate it lifting
2
How to install
Position
a
a
shelf
shelf to
a
:
1
desirable
height
and
into the grooves. Then lower the front
side of the shelf and push into grooves.
push
2
NOTE
?
Make
sure
the shelf is horizontal. If not, it may
Wine holder
(Applicable to some models only)
Wine holder
Bottles
can
adjustment
corner.
This
be stored
can
laterally
with this wine
be attached to any shelf.
Wine holder
adjustment :
be separated by pulling
it straight out and installed by placing it at
the end of the shelf you want and pushing
Wine holder
it inward.
15
can
drop.
Operation
Egg
You
box
the egg box to wherever
can move
you want.
NOTE
?
?
Never
use
the egg box
as an
ice
storage bin. It
Never store the egg box in the freezer
Humidity control
in the
can
be broken.
compartment
or
fresh
compartment.
vegetable compartment
The
humidity can be controlled by adjusting
left/right when storing vegetabes or fruits.
the
humidity
control switch to the
High humidity
Low
humidity
Convert into
∃
a
vegetable or
The bottom drawer in the
refrigerator
can
meat
compartment
be converted into
a
vegetable
or
compartment
The meat compartment maintains the temperature at a lower point than the
refrigerator compartment so that meat or fish can be stored fresh longer.
NOTE
?
Vegetables
or
fruits
are
compartment. So, be
16
frozen if the conversion switch is set to meats
sure
to check it before
storing
foods.
meat
Deodorizer
(Applicable to some models only)
This system efficiently absorbs strong odors
by using the optical catalyst. This system
does hot have any affect
How to
use
the
deodorizing
system
∃
Since it is installed
the
∃
on
stored food.
already
installed onto the cool air intake duct from the from
refrigerator compartment, you
Please
need
no
separate installation.
closed containers to store food with pungent odors.
Otherwise, this oder can be absorbed by other food in the compartment.
use
Suggestion
Location of foods
(Refer to
Wine holder
identification of
parts)
Store wine.
Snack drawer
Store small foods such
Freezer
as
bread, snacks, etc..
Store various frozen foods such
ice cream, frozen snacks, etc..
compartment
as
meat, fish,
shelf
∃
Freezer
∃
compartment
door rack
∃
compartment
∃
drawer
door
such
Store meat, fish, chicken, etc.. after
them with thin foil.
wrapping
Store dry.
Store milk
product
such
products
as
butter, cheese,
etc..
corner
Egg
packed frozen food.
Temperature is likely to increase as
opens. So, do not store long-term food
ice cream, etc..
Freezer
Milk
Store small
box
Place this egg box in the proper location.
Store foods of
Refreshment
frequent
use
such
as
beverage,
etc..
center
Store side dishes
distance.
Refrigerator
compartment
or
other foods at
a
proper
shelf
Refrigerator
compartment
Store small
as
packed
food
or
beverages
such
milk, juice, beer, etc..
door rack
Vegetable
drawer
Store
vegetables
or
fruits.
Store vegetable, fruits, meat to thaw, raw
fish, etc.. setting the conversion switch as
Vegetable
drawer
/meat drawer
conversion corner
necessary.
Be sure to check the conversion switch
setting before storing foods.
18
on
food storage
Suggestion on food storage
Storing foods
∃
∃
Store fresh food in the refrigerator compartment. How food is frozen and thawed is
important factor in maintaining its freshness and flavor.
Do not store food which goes bad
easily
at low
temperatures, such
as
an
bananas, and
melons.
∃
prior to storing, placing hot food in the refrigerator could spoil
higher energy consumption.
When storing the food, cover it with vinyl wrap or store in a container with a lid. This
prevents moisture from evaporating, and helps food to keep its taste and nutrients.
Do not block air vents with food. Smooth circulation of chilled air keeps refrigerator
Allow hot food to cool
other food, and lead to
∃
∃
temperatures
∃
Do not open the door
and
∃
∃
compartment
∃
∃
cause
Never
so
Freezer
even.
frequently. Opening
temperatures
keep
the door lets
air enter the
refrigerator,
they may push against by
inner racks
too much food in door rack because
that the door cannot be
fully
closed.
Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment
Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This
When
storing
warm
to rise.
frozen food like ice
cream
for
a
-
they may
causes
break when frozen.
loss of taste and nutrient.
long period, place
it
on
the freezer
shelf, not in the door rack.
Refrigerator
compartment
∃
Avoid
placing
moist food in top
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 always
store them in an upright position, which keeps them fresh longer.
NOTE
?
If you
keep the refrigerator in a hot and humid place, frequent openning of the door
storing a lot of vegetables in it may cause dew to form which has no effect on its
performance. Remove the dew with dust cloth free from care.
or
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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 ( ) while
slightly striking ( ) and rotating ( ) the lamp
compartment
lamp
1
2
cover.
Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 240 V 40 W
bulb for refrigerator is used and can be
purchased at a service center.
Dispenser lamp
3
the lamp by pulling it out, and then
the lamp. Max. 240 V 15 W bulb for
refrigerator is used and can be purchased at a
service center.
Seperate
remove
1
Freezer
To
remove a
shelf, lift the left part of the shelf
bit, push it to the direction (∀), lift the
part to the diretion (#), and take it out.
compartment
a
shelf
2
right
1
Door rack and
Lift the door rack holding both sides
pull it out to (#) direction.
support
Ice
storage bin
(∀)
and
2
Hold the ice storage bin as shown in the right
and pull it out (#) while slightly lifting it
figure
(∀).
∃
It is recommended not to dismantle the ice
2
storage bin unless it is necessary.
∃
∃
If the ice
rotate the
After
storage bin does
rotating
not fit
well, slightly
device.
The water collector has no self-drainage
function. So it should be cleaned regularly.
Remove the cover by pressing the left side of
water collector cover and dry it with a cloth.
Press the point marked as shown in the figure
to the right to remove the water collector
dispenser
is used
1
Be sure to use both hands when removing
the ice storage bin, so as not to drop it on the
floor.
5
5
3
3
1
1
PUSH
cover.
PUSH
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Care and maintenance
To remove the lamp cover, press the protrusion under the lamp cover to the front and
then pull the lamp cover out.
Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 240 V 40 W bulb for refrigerator is used and
can be purchased at a service center.
Lamp in
refrigerator
compartment
Refreshment
Separate the
upper rack of the refreshment
center and then pull out the refreshment
∃
center
center cover
(∀).
The refreshment center
∃
by pulling
it
1
can
be removed
upwards.
NOTE
?
Be
sure
to remove
compartment,
parts from the refrigerator door when removing the vegetable
snack drawer and refreshment center
cover.
2
Vegetable
compartment
∃
To
remove
cover,
cover
a
pull
the
vegetable compartment
vegetable compartment
out the
bit to the front ∀, lift the front part of the
cover as shown by
vegetable compartment
#, and take it out.
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1
General information
Vacation time
During average length vacations, you will probably find it best to leave the refrigerator
operation. Place freezable items in freezer for longer life.
When you plan not to operate, remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean the
interior thoroughly, and leave each door OPEN to prevent odor formation.
in
Power failure
Most power failures that
are
corrected in
an
hour
or
two will not affect your
refrigerator temperatures.
However, you should minimize the number of door openings while the power is off.
If you
move
Remove
To avoid
Anti
condensation
pipe
or securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator.
damaging the height adjusting screws, turn them all the way into
The outside wall of the
refrigerator
cabinet may sometimes get warm,
the base.
especially just
after installation.
Don't be alarmed. This is due to the anti-condensation
refrigerator to prevent "sweating"
on
pipe,
which pumps hot
the outer cabinet wall.
Cleaning
It is
important
that your
food should be
refrigerator be kept clean to prevent undesirable odors. Spilled
wiped up immediately, since it may acidify and stain plastic surfaces if
allowed to settle.
Exterior
Use
a
lukewarm solution of mild soap
refrigerator.
Wipe with a clean damp
Interior
Regular cleaning is
detergent and
mild
After
cleaning
Please
power
Warning
cloth and then
or
detergent
to clean the durable finish of your
dry.
recommended. Wash all compartments
water. Rinse and dry.
a
baking
verify that the power cord is not damaged, power plug
plug is well inserted into the power consent.
Always
remove
electrical parts
soda solution
or a
warm
power cord from the wall outlet
prior
to
is not overheated,
cleaning
in the
vicinity
or
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.
Care and maintenance
Trouble
shooting
Before
for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense.
common occurrences that are not the result of defective
calling
This list includes
workmanship
Occurrence
or
materials in this
Possible
appliance.
Solution
cause
Runing of
refrigerator
Refrigerator
compressor
does not run.
Refrigerator
control is off.
Set refrigerator control. See
controls.
Refrigerator
is in defrost
This is normal for
cycle.
Power outage. Check house
one
too much
or
too
long
Room
or
Make sure
outlet.
lights.
is larger than the
you owned.
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
runs
the
a fully automatic
defrosting refrigerator. The defrost
cycle occurs periodically.
at wall outlet is disconnected.
Plug
setting
plug
is
tightly pushed
into
Call local electric company.
previous
This is normal. Larger, more efficient
units run longer in these conditions.
It is normal for the refrigerator to work
under these conditions.
outside weather is hot.
longer
It takes
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
are
opened
too
frequently
or
too
long.
Refrigerator or
slightly open.
hours for the
refrigerator
completely.
Warm food will cause the refrigerator to
run longer until the desired temperature
is reached.
Large amounts of warm or hot food
may have been stored recently.
Doors
some
to cool down
freezer door may be
Warm air entering the refrigerator
causes it to run longer. Open the door
less often.
Make
sure the refrigerator is level.
Keep food and containers from
blocking 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
or
gasket is dirty,
poorly fitted.
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the
door seal will cause refrigerator to run
longer in order to maintain desired
temperatures.
Thermostat is
at a constant
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keeping
the
temperature.
refrigerator
This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and
off to keep the temperature constant.
Care and maintenance
Occurrence
Possible
Refrigerator
Thermostat is
at a constant
compressor
does not run.
Temperatures
Solution
cause
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
freezer temperature is
Freezer control is set too cold
setting until the
satisfactory.
satisfactory.
in the
is too
cold and the freezer
Temperature
refrigerator
Refrigerator control
Set the
is set too cold.
warmer
refrigerator control
setting
to a
temperature
is
satisfactory.
Food stored in
drawers freezes.
Refrigerator control
Meat stored in
fresh meat
drawer freezes.
See above solution.
is set too cold.
Meat should be stored at a temperature
below the freezing point of water (32˚F,
0 ˚C) for maximum fresh storage time.
just
It is normal for ice
crystals
to form due
to the moisture content of meat.
Temperatures
are
too
warm
Temperatures in
the refrigerator
or
freezer
Freezer control is set too
Set the freezer or refrigerator control to
a colder setting until the freezer or
refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.
warm.
are
too warm.
Refrigerator control
Refrigerator control
is set too warm.
has some effect
on
freezer temperature.
Doors
are
opened
too
frequently
or
too
long.
Door is
slightly open.
Set the freezer or refrigerator control to a
colder setting until the freezer or
refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.
Warm air enters the refrigerator/ freezer
whenever the door is opened.
Open the door less often.
Close the door
Large amounts of warm or hot food
may have been stored recently.
completely.
Wait until the refrigerator or freezer
has a chance to reach its selected
temperature.
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
Temperature in the
refrigerator
Refrigerator control
is too warm but
the freezer
temperature is
satisfactory.
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is set too
warm.
A
refrigerator requires
completely.
some
hours to
cool down
Set the
setting.
refrigerator
control to
a
colder
Care and maintenance
Possible
Occurrence
Solution
cause
Sound and noise
Louder sound
levels when
refrigerator is on.
Today's refrigerators
storage capacity and
even
Louder sound
levels when
have increased
maintain more
It is normal for sound levels to be
higher.
temperatures.
Refrigerator operates at higher pressures
during the start of the ON cycle.
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.
Items
are
placed on
vibrating.
weak.
on the floor when it is
the top of the
Dishes are vibrating
the refrigerator.
Refrigerator
is
on
touching
refrigerator
the shelves in
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
on
or
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completely.
Care and maintenance
Occurrence
Possible
Solution
cause
Odors in refrigerator
Clean interior with sponge,warm water
and baking soda.
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Food with strong odor is in the
Some containers and
produce odors.
refrigerator.
wrapping
materials
Cover food
Use
completely.
different container
wrapping materials.
a
or
brand of
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
causing
Refrigerator is not level. It rocks
floor when it is moved slightly.
Floor is
uneven or
Refrigerator rocks
is moved slightly.
Move
door open.
keeping
other
on
the
weak.
on the floor when it
packages
closing.
that
Close both doors
gently.
Adjust
Be
the
Refrigerator
Drawers are
difficult to move.
Food is
drawer
is
touching
touching
shelf
wall
on
Track that drawer slides
or
cabinets.
top of the
on
is
dirty.
height adjusting
floor is level and
sure
support refrigerator.
Contact carpenter to
sloping
Move
Keep
keep
door from
screw.
can
correct
adequately
sagging
or
floor.
refrigerator..
less food in drawer.
Clean drawer and track.
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.
household water line valve and
allow sufficient time for ice to be made.
When ice is made, dispenser should
Open
operate.
Refrigerator
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or
freezer door is not closed.
Be
sure
both doors
are
closed.
Care and maintenance
Occurrence
Possible
Solution
cause
Ice has melted and frozen around auger
due to infrequent use, temperature
fluctuations and/or power outrages.
Dispenser will
not dispense
ice.
Remove ice storage bin, and thaw and
the contents. Clean bin, wipe dry and
replace in proper position.
When new ice is made, dispenser should
operate.
Ice dispenser
is jammed.
Ice cubes are jammed between the ice
maker arm and back of the bin.
Ice cubes
are
frozen
together.
Remove the ice cubes that
the dispenser.
are
Use the
that cubes do
dispenser often
together.
so
jamming
not freeze
Dispenser will
not dispense
water.
Ice cubes that have been purchased or
made in some other way have been
used in the dispenser.
Only the ice cubes made by the ice maker
should be used with the dispenser.
Household water line valve is not open.
See problem "Ice maker is not making
any ice."
Open
Refrigerator
Water has an
odd taste
and/or odor.
or
freezer door is not closed.
Water has been in the tank for too
long.
Be
household water line valve.
sure
both doors
are
closed.
Draw and discard 7
glasses of water
supply. Draw and discard
7 glasses to completely rinse
to freshen the
an
additional
out tank.
Unit not
properly connected
to cold
Sound of ice
This sound is normally made when
bin. Volume may vary according to
dropping
Sound of water
Connect unit to cold water line which
water to kitchen faucet.
supplies
water line.
automatically made ice
refrigerator's location.
This sound is normally made when ice maker is
the automatically made ice.
supply
Other
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Please
thoroughly
supplied
read 'Automatic ice maker and
is
dropped
into ice storage
with water after
dispenser'
dropping
in this manual.
LG Twin Tower, 20,
Yoido-Dong,
Youngdungpo-Gu, Seoul, 150-721,
http://www.lge.com
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:
3828JD8234A(Rev. 00)
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