LG | GR-L814FBI | LG GR-L814FBI Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
BUILT-IN SXS
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before operating
and keep it handy for reference at all times.
GR-L814FBI
www.lg.com
Table of contents
Introduction
Operation
Suggestion on
food storage
Care and
maintenance
2
Model/Serial record
3
Appliance usage range
3
Basic safety precautions
3
Parts and Features
10
Starting
11
Adjusting the temperatures and functions
11
Adjusting the temperatures and display
13
Operating the dispenser
14
Setting the functions
15
Shelf
19
Freezer door bin
19
Dairy corner
20
Adjustable door bin
20
Refrigerator gallon bin
21
Refrigerator/Freezer drawers
21
Refrigerator/Freezer Drawer cover Upper/Lower
22
How to replace the water filter
22
Food storage guide
24
General information
Cleaning
26
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Smart Diagnosis
28
Troubleshooting guide
29
It is normal…
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Introduction
Model/Serial record
The model and serial numbers are found on the inner case or back of refrigerator
compartment of this unit. These numbers are unique to this unit and not available
to others. You should record requested information here and retain this guide as a
permanent record of your purchase. Staple your receipt here.
Date of purchase
Dealer purchased from
Dealer address
Dealer phone no.
Model no.
Serial no.
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Appliance usage range
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.
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
This will cause death or serious injury if you don’t follow
instructions.
WARNING
This can cause death or serious injury 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.
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Introduction
WARNING
TIP-OVER HAZARD
Use two or more people to move and install the refrigerator.
To prevent the refrigerator from tipping over, install anti-tip brackets
(provided). Failure to follow the refrigerator installation instructions
can result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your
product, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
1. When connecting the power
Use a dedicated outlet.
• Using several devices at one outlet may cause a fire.
Do not allow the power plug to face upward or to be
squeezed at the back of the refrigerator.
Water falling onto the plug, or a damaged plug may cause fire
or electric shock.
Prevent the power cord from being squeezed or crushed if the refrigerator is
pushed in after the power plug is extracted during the installation.
When moving your appliance away from the wall, be careful not to roll over
the power cord or to damage it in any way.
It can cause fire or electric shock.
Do not allow the power cord to be bent, crushed, or
damaged. Do not run the power cord under heavy objects
like furniture, other appliances, or in traffic areas.
It may damage the power cord to cause fire or electric shock.
Do not extend or modify the length of the power plug.
Use only an exact factory replacement part to avoid electrical
issues, fire, or shock.
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Introduction
Unplug the power cord or turn off the power when cleaning or moving the
refrigerator.
• Not doing so may cause electric shock or injury.
• Press the POWER button for 3 seconds to turn off the power
from the display panel. This will stop the refrigerator from
operating but will not remove the main power from the
appliance.
Do not pull out the cord or touch the power plug with
wet hands.
It may cause electric shock or injury.
Remove water or dust from the power plug and insert it
with the ends of the pins securely connected.
Dust, water, a loose connection may cause a fire or electric
shock.
Do not unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the cord.
It may cause electric shock or short circuit to fire.
When the power cord or the power plug is damaged or the
holes of the outlet are loosed, do not use them and have it
replaced immediately by the manufacturer or its service
agent.
It may cause electric shock or short circuit to make fire.
Wait for 5 minutes or longer when reconnecting the
plug.
Give the compressor time to decompress before re-starting.
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.
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Introduction
2. When using the refrigerator
Do not place heavy or dangerous objects on the
refrigerator.
As they may fall and cause injury, fire, electric shock when
opening or closing the door.
Do not install the refrigerator in a damp place or a place
where water drips or splashes, like near a sink or a
downspout.
Deterioration of insulation of electric parts may cause an
electric short circuit.
Do not allow children to hang on the refrigerator Doors,
shelves or drawers.
It may cause serious injury.
Prevent children from entering the product.
It may endanger the life of a child if the child enters the
refrigerator.
Opening and closing the door of the refrigerator vigorously may cause the
stored food in the door baskets to fall.
Ether
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Thinner
Do not use a hair drier to dry the inside, nor light a
candle to remove odor.
It may cause explosion or fire.
Benzene
Do not use or store flammable materials like ether,
benzene, alcohol, medicine, LP gas, spray,
cosmetics near or in the refrigerator.
It may cause explosion or fire.
Introduction
Do not use combustible sprays (including cooking
sprays, oils and other aerosol products) on or near the
refrigerator.
It may cause fire.
Do not install the refrigerator near a gas stove, water
heater or other sources of ignition that may possibly
leak gas.
Turn off the refrigerator if you will not be using it for an
extended period of time, or in the event of a severe
electrical storm.
Press the POWER button for 3 seconds to turn off the power
from the display panel.
If your refrigerator is leaking, have it checked by an
authorized service technician before operating it.
It may cause electric shock or fire.
If a strange smell or smoke is detected from the
refrigerator, turn off the refrigerator and contact the
service center.
It may cause fire.
Do not allow any person except an authorized service
provider to disassemble, repair, or alter the
refrigerator.
It may cause injury, electric shock, or fire.
Do not use the refrigerator for non-domestic purposes.
(storing medicine or testing material, or for any mobile
applications.)
It may cause an unexpected risk such as fire, electric shock,
deterioration of stored material, or a chemical reaction.
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Thinner
Do not spray water inside or outside the refrigerator,
do not clean it with benzene or solvents.
Deterioration of insulation of electric parts may cause electric
shock or fire.
Service
center
Introduction
When disposing the refrigerator, remove the packing
materials from the door or take off the doors but leave the
shelves in place so that children may not easily climb
inside.
Child entrapment generally results in death by suffocation.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory, 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.
Install the refrigerator on a solid and level floor.
If the refrigerator tips when opening or closing the door, it
could fall over, causing property damage and personal injury.
Do not install the refrigerator outdoors or in a sheltered
outdoor area, or in direct sunlight. Doing so can cause the
finish to be damaged or malfunction.
Do not insert hands or metal objects into the cool air
ducts, the cover, the bottom of the refrigerator,
or the vent grille on the back.
It may cause electric shock or injury.
Do not step on the pipe under the freezer door.
It may cause a water leak, electric shock or injury.
CAUTION
Violating this direction may cause personal injury or property damage.
Always be careful, please.
Do not insert hands into the ice bucket or the ice
dispenser.
Doing so may cause injury.
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Introduction
Do not touch food or containers in the freezer with wet
hands.
It may cause frostbite.
Do not put ice in a thin crystal cup or ceramic ware.
The glass may shatter and present a hazard.
When the electricity is off, remove ice from the ice
bucket.
If the power is off long enough, the ice will melt and the
water will run onto the floor. In the event of a long-term
power outage, manually remove the ice to prevent this.
Supply the automatic icemaker with drinkable water.
Non-potable water can cause health risks.
Drinkable
water
Do not remove the cover of the automatic dispenser.
Doing so can cause a malfunction, electric shock, or personal injury to unqualified
persons.
Place food items and containers carefully on the shelves in the refrigerator.
The food may fall during opening and closing the door of the refrigerator and cause
injury or damage.
Do not put glass bottles sealed cans or containers in the
freezer.
They may freeze the contents and break, causing injury.
Do not stick your hands under the refrigerator.
Sharp edges, fans, and wires may cause an injury.
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Introduction
Because opening or closing the door or the home bar
of the refrigerator may cause injury to the person
around it, be careful, please.
Opening or closing the door may cause feet or hands to
be caught in the hinges of the door or a child to be injured
by the corner of the door.
Do not put pets or living animals into the refrigerator.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a flammable
propellant in this appliance.
Parts and Features
Freezer
Compartment
Top Cover
Refrigerator
Compartment
LED Function
Display Board
Filter
Automatic
Icemaker
Dairy Corner
Shelf
Shelf
Adjustable door bin
LED Lamp
LED Lamp
Shelf
Shelf
Adjustable door bin
Drawer (3)
Drawer(3)
Gallon bin
Door Rack
Lower Cover
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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 interrupted, wait 5 minutes before restarting.
Adjusting the temperatures and functions
LED Function display board
Dispenser Display Board
Dispenser Lamp (hidden)
Water/Ice Output
Dispenser Push Switch
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Operation
LED Function display board
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POWER
Power on/off. Press and hold the POWER button for 3 seconds to turn the power on or off.
And you can turn on the refrigerator with same way. The mains power to the unit will not
be disconnected by pressing this button.
QUICK FREEZING
When the QUICK FREEZING button is pressed, the display will indicate the selected
function has been activated.
FRZ. TEMP.
Indicates the set temperature of the freezer compartment in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
REF. TEMP.
Indicates the set temperature of the refrigerator compartment in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
ALARM
This indicator shows that the door-open warning alarm is activated.
FILTER RESET
This indicator shows the current status for the water filter. See Resetting the Filter
Indicator.
SMART DIAGNOSTIC FUNCTION
See Smart Diagnostic, page 28.
Dispenser Display Board
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FRZ. Temp. indicator
REF. Temp. indicator
Energy Saving
This indicater shows that Energy Saving mode is activated.
Child Lock
Press and hold the Child Lock button for 3 seconds to activate or deactivate the Child
Lock.
Dispenser selection indicator
Displays whether the dispenser is set to dispense Water, Cubed or Crushed Ice.
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Operation
Adjusting The Temperatures And Display
Adjust freezer
temperature
To adjust the temperature in the freezer
compartment, press the FRZ.TEMP. button to
cycle through the range of available settings.
Adjust refrigerator
temperature
To adjust the temperature in the refrigerator
compartment, press the REF.TEMP. button to
cycle through the range of available settings.
NOTE
The actual inner temperature varies depending on the food status, since the
indicated temperature setting is the target temperature and not the actual
temperature within the refrigerator.
Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3 ˚C and the FREEZER CONTROL at
-19 ˚C. Leave them at these settings for 24 hours (one day) to stabilize.
Then adjust the compartment temperature as illustrated above.
• To change temperature display from Celsius to Fahrenheit press and hold
FRZ. TEMP. and REF. TEMP. buttons simultaneously for approximately 5 seconds.
Do the same to convert back to Celsius.
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Operation
Operating The Dispenser
Dispensing
crushed ice
Press the DISPENSER SELECTION button repeatedly until the
crushed ice icon illuminates.
Press the Dispenser Push Switch with a glass or other
container to dispense crushed ice.
Dispensing
cubed ice
Press the DISPENSER SELECTION button repeatedly until the
cubed ice icon illuminates.
Press the Dispenser Push Switch with a glass or other
container to dispense cubed ice.
Dispensing
water
Press the DISPENSER SELECTION button repeatedly until the
water icon illuminates.
Press the Dispenser Push Switch with a glass or other
container to dispense water.
NOTE
• Hold the glass or other container in place for a couple of seconds after dispensing
ice or water to catch the last few cubes or drops. The dispenser is designed to not
operate while either door is open.
• Hold the container as close to the ice or water shoot as possible to avoid
spilling and splashing.
• Do not dispense ice into fine china or crystal glasses. China or crystal can be
broken.
CAUTION
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Operation
Setting The Functions
Press the button for the desired function to view and select other settings.
Setting
the Child Lock
Press and hold the CHILD LOCK button for three seconds to lock
the dispenser and all of the other control panel functions.
Press and hold again for 3 seconds to unlock. The Child lock does
not stop water or ice from dispensing when activated.
Activating
Energy Saving
Press the ENERGY SAVING button for at least 3 seconds to
activate or deactivate the function.
This function is recommended for added energy savings.
(Some heaters to reduce excess moisture on the refrigerator may
be turned off) The energy saving function is also recommended
during long periods of time spent away from home-like vacation.
Setting the door
alarm
The ALARM button also controls the door alarm that sounds three
times in 30-second intervals when a compartment door is left open
for more than 60 seconds. The alarm stops sounding when the
door is closed. Press the ALARM button once to activate and
deactivate the door alarm function.
NOTE
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Contact your local service center if the alarm continues to sound after the doors are
closed.
Resetting the
filter indicator
Press and hold the FILTER RESET button for approximately
3 seconds to reset the filter indicator after the water filter has been
replaced.
NOTE
• It is recommended that you replace the water filter approximately every 6 months,
when the water filter indicator light reaches 0 or if the ice or water starts to taste
bad.
Activating
Quick Freezing
Press the QUICK FREEZING button once to activate the QUICK
FREEZING function. The QUICK FREEZING icon on the display
panel will illuminate when activated. The QUICK FREEZING
function runs the freezer compartment at the coldest setting for
a 24-hour period to increase icemaking by up to about 20%, and
then turns off automatically.
NOTE
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Press the button again to cancel the QUICK FREEZING function.
Operation
Power on/off
The POWER button will turn off the main operation of the unit.
It will not however isolate the main power from the unit's input
connection.
Press and hold the POWER button for 3 seconds to turn off the
power. When the power is off, the indicator light is off. It means
you don’t have to turn off power at the circuit breaker or wall
receptacle when going on extended vacations.
After dispenser
is used
The water collector has no self-drainage
function, so it should be cleaned regularly.
Remove the cover by pulling the front of the
water collector cover and dry it with a cloth.
ON/OFF Switch
Automatic
icemaker
lcemaker
Automatic
Shutoff Arm
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The automatic icemaker can automatically make 6 cubes at a time, 70~120 pieces
per day. This quantity may vary by circumstance, including ambient temperature,
door opening, freezer load. etc.
Icemaking stops when the ice storage bin is full.
If you don't want to use the automatic icemaker, turn the icemaker switch to OFF.
The icemaker is removable from freezer. If you want to use the automatic
icemaker again, change the switch to ON.
NOTE
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It is normal that a noise is produced when ice drops into the ice storage bin.
Occasionally shake the ice storage bin so that the ice does not pile higher on
one side. If the ice piles up high next to the ice maker, ice production will stop.
WARNING
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Do not insert your hands into the maker. It may cause injury.
Operation
When the
icemaker does
not operate
smoothly
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 the icemaker produces too small or lumped together ice, the amount
of water supplied to the ice maker may need to be adjusted. Contact the
service center.
❈ 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 the ice bin before replacing it into its position.
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The unit is newly installed
It takes about 12 hours for a newly installed refrigerator to begin to make ice
in the freezer compartment.
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Auto closing door
system
The doors automatically close when in the
60 degree position, as shown in the picture
below.
60°
NOTE
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The other
functions
This function is operated with a spring-damper
mechanism. Closing speed and strength depends
on the ambient temperature, frequency of door
opening/closing and contents of the door bins.
Door open warning
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A warning tone will sound 3 times at thirty-second intervals if the refrigerator
or freezer door is left open for more than sixty seconds.
Please contact a local service center if the warning continues to sound after
closing the door.
Operation
Throw away the first few batches of ice (about 24 cubes) and water
(about 7 glasses) first made after refrigerator installation.
The first ice and water may include particles or odor from the feed water pipe
or storage tank. This is also necessary if the refrigerator has not been used for
a long time.
CAUTION
Children should be supervised when using the dispenser.
Be careful that food does not block the ice passage.
The ice passage may become blocked with frost if only crushed ice is used.
Remove the frost that accumulates by removing the ice bin and clearing the
passage with a rubber spatula. Dispensing cubed ice can also help prevent
frost buildup.
Never store beverage cans, bottles or other items in the ice bin for the
purpose of rapid cooling.
Doing so may damage the icemaker or the containers may burst.
Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to collect ice.
Such containers may chip or break resulting in glass fragments in the ice.
Dispense ice into a glass before filling it with water or other beverages.
Splashing may occur if ice is dispensed into a glass that already contains
liquid.
To avoid personal injury, keep hands out of the ice door and passage.
Part breakage or injury may occur.
Never remove the external ice maker cover.
If discolored ice is dispensed, check the water filter and water supply. If
the problem continues, contact service center. Do not use the ice or
water until the problem is corrected.
Never use a glass that is exceptionally narrow or deep.
Ice may jam in the ice passage and refrigerator performance may be affected.
Keep the glass at a proper distance from the ice outlet.
A glass held too close to the outlet may prevent ice from dispensing.
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Operation
Shelf
How to use
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to
meet your individual storage needs.
How to
disassemble
1. Hold the front part of the shelf and lift it up
slightly.
2. While holding the shelf, tilt the shelf to pull it out.
How to
reassemble
Tilt the front of the shelf up and guide the shelf
hooks into the slots at a desired height. Then, lower
the front of the shelf so that the hooks drop into the
slots.
Make sure that shelves are level from one side to
the other.
Failure to do so may result in the shelf falling or the
spilling of food or beverages.
CAUTION
Freezer door bin
How to use
Store small packaged frozen food.
Do not store ice cream or food in these door bins for a long period of time.
How to
disassemble
Hold the bin with both hands and slightly lift up the
front part to pull it out.
How to
reassemble
Hold the bin with both hands and
reassemble one side at a time by
pushing it in.
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Operation
Dairy corner
How to use
You can store dairy goods like butter, cheese etc.
How to
disassemble
To remove the dairy corner, simply lift it up and pull
straight out.
If you close the refrigerator door with the dairy
corner left open on the door side, the refrigerator
door may not close properly. Be careful to avoid
damaging the cover.
Adjustable door bins
How to use
You can store small packaged refrigerated food or beverages such as milk, canned
drinks, etc. The door adjustable bins are removable for easy cleaning and
adjustment.
How to
disassemble
You must remove the dairy corner before
disassembling the adjustable door bin.
To remove the door bin, pull the levers on
each side and pull the bin up off of the rail.
How to
reassemble
Lever
Before reassembling the adjustable door bin, you must first remove the dairy
corner.
Hold the door bin with both hands and align it to the top of the rail. Push the
basket down while holding the lever under the bin. You will hear a "click" sound
when the door bin is in the correct position.
- Always remove /assemble the adjustable door bin using two hands.
Make sure that the adjustable door bins are empty before removing/assembling
them.
WARNING
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Operation
Refrigerator gallon bin
How to use
For storing larger milk or juice containers.
How to
disassemble
Hold the bin with both hands, lift up and pull out.
How to
reassemble
Hold the bin with both hands and click it
into place, one side at a time.
Refrigerator/Freezer drawers
How to use
For convenient storage of food such as fruits, vegetables and packaged frozen
food.
How to
disassemble
1. Hold the front handle of the drawer and pull it out until it stops.
2. When you cannot pull out the drawer any more, lift it up slightly to pull it out.
3. The lower compartment under the drawer is also removable.
* The drawer can be reassembled in the reverse order.
WARNING
- Always disassemble the drawers using two hands.
Make sure that the drawers are empty before removing them.
How to
reassemble the
lower
compartment
1. With both hands, hold each rail and
push it in to allow both rails to slide in
simultaneously.
2. Hook the support into the rail tabs on both sides.
3. Lower the front of the compartment.
You will hear a "click" sound when the
compartment is in the correct position.
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Operation
Refrigerator/Freezer Drawer cover Upper/Lower
How to
disassemble
1. Hold the front part of the cover and lift it up slightly.
2. While holding the cover, tilt the shelf to firmly pull it out.
3. Turn the cover over 45°, and then slide it out or the refrigerator.
* The cover can be reassembled in the reverse order.
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Never wash the inside accessories of the appliance in the dishwasher.
They must be cleaned by hands.
CAUTION
How to replace the water filter
It is recommended that you replace the water filter:
- Approximately every six months.
- When the water filter indicator turns on.
- When the water dispenser output decreases.
- When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
- When the water or ice taste deteriorates.
1. Remove the old water filter.
- Lower or remove the top left shelf to allow the
water filter cover to lower all the way down.
- Press the push button to open the water filter
cover.
NOTE
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Replacing the water filter causes a small amount of
water (around 1 oz. or 25 cc) to drain. Place a cup
under the front end of the water filter cover to collect
any leaking water. Hold the water filter upright, once it
is removed, to prevent any remaining water from
spilling out of the water filter.
- Pull the water filter downward and pull out.
Make sure to lower the filter down completely
before pulling it out of the manifold hole.
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Operation
2. Replace with a new water filter.
- Take the new water filter out of its packing and
remove the protective cover from the o-rings. With
water filter tabs in the horizontal position, push the
new water filter into the manifold hole until it stops.
- Lift the water filter up into position and close the
cover. The cover will click when closed correctly.
3. After the water filter is replaced, dispense 10 litres of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove trapped air and contaminates from the
system. Do not dispense the entire 10 litres continuously. Depress and release
the dispenser pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON and 60 seconds OFF.
4. Water Filter Bypass Plug
- Keep the water filter bypass plug. You MUST
use the water filter bypass plug when a
replacement water filter cartridge is not
available or an external filter is fitted.
CAUTION
Water Filter
Bypass Plug
DO NOT operate the refrigerator without a water filter or water filter bypass plug
installed.
NOTE
To purchase a replacement water filter:
- Visit your local dealer or distributor
- Call the LG Customer Sevice Center on 1300 542 273 (Australia) 0800542273 (N.Z)
• Part number of the replacement water filter: ADQ36006101
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Suggestion on food storage
Food storage guide
(Refer to identification of parts)
Freezer
compartment
shelf
Store various frozen foods such as meat, fish, ice
cream, frozen snacks, etc.
Freezer
compartment
door bin
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Freezer
compartment
drawer
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Dairy corner
Store small packed frozen food.
Temperature is likely to increase as door opens. The
temperature in the door racks is likely to increase as
the door opens; therefore, do not store long term
foods such as ice cream in the door racks.
Store meat, fish, chicken, etc. after wrapping them
with thin foil or freezer storage bags.
Store dry.
Store dairy products such as cheese and butter.
Refrigerator
compartment
shelf
Store side dishes or other foods at a proper distance.
Refrigerator
compartment
door bin
Store small packaged food items or beverages such
as milk, juice, etc.
Vegetable drawer
Store vegetables or fruits in bags for longer
preservation.
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Suggestion on food storage
Food storage guide
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Freezer
compartment
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Refrigerator
compartment
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Store fresh food in the refrigerator compartment. How food is frozen and thawed
is an important factor in maintaining its freshness and flavor.
Do not store food that spoils quickly, such as bananas and melons, at low
temperatures.
Allow hot food to cool prior to storing it in the refrigerator. Placing hot food in the
refrigerator could spoil other food and lead to a higher energy consumption.
Tightly wrap food or store it in a container with a lid.
Do not block air vents with food. Smooth circulation of chilled air keeps
refrigerator temperatures even.
Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the
refrigerator and causes temperatures to rise.
Do not overfill the door bins.
Do not store sealed cans, bottles or glass in the freezer compartment. They may
break or shatter.
Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This causes loss of taste and nutrient.
When storing frozen food for an extended period of time, such as ice cream, keep
it on a shelf, not in a door bin.
Do not touch frozen containers made of metal with wet hands.
Always clean food prior to refrigerating. Vegetables and fruits should be washed
and dried. Packed food should be wiped to prevent adjacent food from spoiling.
When storing eggs in their storage rack or tray, ensure that they are fresh, and
always store them in an upright position.
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If you keep the refrigerator in a hot and humid place, frequent openning of the door
or storing a lot of vegetables in it may cause condensation to form which has no
long term effect on its performance. Remove the condensation with a paper or
kitchen towel.
Care and maintenance
General information
Vacation time
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you are away, follow these steps to
prepare your refrigerator before you leave.
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. Turn off the icemaker and empty the ice bin.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off before you leave, follow these steps.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Depending on your model, set the thermostat control (refrigerator control) to OFF,
or disconnect the mains supply from the wall outlet.
3. Clean the refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop them open far
enough for air to get in. This stops odor and mold from building up.
Power failure
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep all refrigerator doors closed to
help foods stay cold and frozen. If power will be out for more than 4 hours, the
ice should be removed from the ice bin so that it does not leak out from the
dispenser.
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours, remove all frozen food and store
it in a frozen food locker.
If you move
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, follow these steps to
prepare it for the move.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack all frozen food in dry ice.
2. Unplug the refrigerator.
3. Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
4. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well and tape them together so they do
not shift and rattle during the move.
5. Depending on the model, raise the front of the refrigerator so it rolls easier OR
screw in the leveling legs all the way up so they do not scrape the floor.
6. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord to the refrigerator cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything back and refer to the
Installation section for preparation instructions.
Anti condensation
pipe
Do not transport the Refrigerator laying down. it must always be transported in an
upright position. The outside wall of the refrigerator cabinet may sometimes get
warm, especially just after installation. This is due to the anti-condensation pipe,
which pumps hot refrigerant to prevent sweating on the outer cabinet wall.
When LED lamp
doesn't light up
Check to make sure that the LED lamp is turned on.
- LED lamp is not a user-serviceable item.
If the LED array fails, contact LG for service.
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Care and maintenance
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.
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.
Interior
Regular cleaning is recommended. Wash all compartments in a baking soda
solution or a mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry.
NOTE
•
Please do not use a dishwasher to clean the lower drawers; the high temperature
may cause damage to the bin, making them unusable.
After cleaning
Please verify that the power cord is not damaged or overheated. Also verify the
power plug is inserted completely into power outlet and ensure that the earth pin is
not damaged.
WARNING
Always unplug the refrigerator prior to cleaning.
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 they could stick or
adhere to extremely cold surfaces.
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Care and maintenance
Smart Diagnosis
Smart Diagnosis
Function
Should you experience any problems with your refrigerator, it has the capability of
transmitting data via your telephone to the LG service center. This gives you the
capability of speaking directly to our trained specialists. The specialist records the
data transmitted from your machine and uses it to analyze the issue, providing a
fast and effective diagnosis.
If you experience problems with your refrigerator, call 1300 542 273. Only use the
Smart Diagnosis feature when instructed to do so by the LG call center agent. The
transmission sounds that you will hear are normal and sound similar to a fax
machine.
Smart Diagnosis cannot be activated unless your refrigerator is connected to
power. If your refrigerator is unable to turn on, then troubleshooting must be done
without using Smart Diagnosis.
How to use
First, call 1300 542 273. Only use the Smart Diagnosis feature when instructed to
do so by the LG call center agent.
1. Open the right refrigerator door.
- If the door has been opened for over One minute, you must open the right
refrigerator door again after closing all doors to activate it.
2. Hold the mouthpiece of your phone in front of the
speaker that is located on the right hinge of the
refrigerator door, when instructed to do so by the
call center.
- Check whether the microphone of the handset is facing
the speaker hole.
3. With the right hand side refrigerator door opened,
press and hold the FRZ. TEMP. button for three
seconds while continuing to hold your phone to the
speaker. After the display screen goes off, release the
FRZ. TEMP. button.
- After facing the handset toward the speaker hole, keep the freezer temperature
button pressed until the display screen goes off.
4. Keep the phone in place until the tone transmission has finished. This takes
about 15 seconds, and the display will count down the time. Once the
countdown is over and the tones have stopped, resume your conversation
with the specialist, who will then be able to assist you in using the
information transmitted for analysis.
NOTE
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Call quality differences by region may affect the function.
Use the home telephone for better communication performance, resulting in better
service.
Care and maintenance
Troubleshooting guide
COOLING
Before conducting troubleshooting, make sure that the following basic requirements
are met:
Service Flow
0.5 gpm (1.9 lpm)
Water Supply
Potable Water
Water Pressure
138 – 500 kPa (40 - 70 psi)
Operating Ambient Temperature Limits
Electrical Ratings
Problem
Possible Causes
Refrigerator and
Freezer section are
not cooling.
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12°C - 38°C
240 Volts, 50 Hz, AC only, and fused
at 10 amperes.
Solutions
The refrigerator control is set to
OFF (some models).
Turn the control ON. Refer to the Setting
the Controls section for proper
temperature settings.
Refrigerator is set to demo mode.
Demo Mode allows the lights and control
display to work normally while disabling
cooling to save energy while on the
showroom floor. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for instructions on how
to disable Demo Mode.
Refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature
of each compartment may raise slightly.
Wait 50 minutes and confirm the proper
temperature has been restored once the
defrost cycle has completed.
Refrigerator was recently installed.
It may take up to 24 hours for each
compartment to reach the desired
temperature.
Refrigerator was recently relocated.
If the refrigerator was stored for a long
period of time or moved on its side, it is
necessary for the refrigerator to stand
upright for 24 hours before connecting it
to power.
Care and maintenance
Problem
Possible Causes
Cooling System
runs too much.
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Solutions
Refrigerator is replacing an older
model.
Modern refrigerators require more
operating time but use less energy due to
more efficient technology.
Refrigerator was recently plugged
in or power restored.
The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to
cool completely.
Door opened often or a large
amount of food / hot food was
added.
Adding food and opening the door warms
the refrigerator, requiring the compressor
to run longer in order to cool the
refrigerator back down. In order to
conserve energy, try to get everything you
need out of the refrigerator at once, keep
food organized so it is easy to find, and
close the door as soon as the food is
removed. (Refer to the Food Storage
Guide.)
Doors are not closed completely.
Firmly push the doors shut. If they will not
shut all the way, see the Doors will not
close completely or pop open section in
Parts & Features Troubleshooting.
Refrigerator is installed in a hot
location.
The compressor will run longer under
warm conditions. At normal room
temperatures (21°C) expect your
compressor to run about 40% to 80% of
the time. Under warmer conditions,
expect it to run even more often. The
refrigerator should not be operated where
the ambient temperature is above 40°C.
Condenser / back cover is clogged.
Use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment
to clean the condenser cover and vents.
Do not remove the panel covering the
condenser coil area.
Care and maintenance
Problem
Possible Causes
Refrigerator or
Freezer section is
too warm.
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Solutions
Refrigerator was recently installed.
It may take up to 24 hours for each
compartment to reach the desired
temperature.
Air vents are blocked.
Rearrange items to allow air to flow
throughout the compartment. Refer to the
Airflow diagram in the Using Your
Refrigerator section.
Doors are opened often or for long
periods of time.
When the doors are opened often or for
long periods of time, warm, humid air
enters the compartment. This raises the
temperature and moisture level within the
compartment. To lessen the effect,
reduce the frequency and duration of door
openings.
Unit is installed in a hot location.
The refrigerator should not be operated in
temperatures above 40°C.
A large amount of food or hot food
was added to either compartment.
Adding food warms the compartment
requiring the cooling system to run.
Allowing hot food to cool to room
temperature before putting it in the
refrigerator will reduce this effect.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly or
pop open section in Parts & Features
Troubleshooting.
Temperature control is not set
correctly.
If the temperature is too warm, adjust the
control one increment at a time and wait
for the temperature to stabilize. Refer to
the Setting the Controls section for more
information.
Defrost cycle has recently
completed.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature
of each compartment may raise slightly
and condensation may form on the back
wall. Wait 50 minutes and confirm the
proper temperature has been restored
once the defrost cycle has completed.
Care and maintenance
Problem
Interior moisture
buildup.
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Possible Causes
Solutions
Doors are opened often or for long
periods of time.
When the doors are opened often or for
long periods of time, warm, humid air
enters the compartment. This raises the
temperature and moisture level within the
compartment. To lessen the effect,
reduce the frequency and duration of door
openings.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly
section in the Troubleshooting section.
Weather is humid.
Humid weather allows additional moisture
to enter the compartments when the
doors are opened leading to condensation
or frost. Maintaining a reasonable level of
humidity in the home will help to control
the amount of moisture that can enter the
compartments.
Defrost cycle recently completed.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature
of each compartment may raise slightly
and condensation may form on the back
wall. Wait 50 minutes and confirm that
the proper temperature has been restored
once the defrost cycle has completed.
Food is not packaged correctly.
Food stored uncovered or unwrapped,
and damp containers can lead to moisture
accumulation within each compartment.
Wipe all containers dry and store food in
sealed packaging to prevent condensation
and frost.
Care and maintenance
COOLING/ICE & WATER
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Food with high water content was
placed near an air vent.
Rearrange items with high water content
away from air vents.
Refrigerator temperature control is
set incorrectly.
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the
control one increment at a time and wait
for the temperature to stabilize. Refer to
the Setting the Controls section for more
information.
Refrigerator is installed in a cold
location.
When the refrigerator is operated in
temperature below 5°C, food can freeze
in the refrigerator compartment. The
refrigerator should not be operated in
temperature below 13°C.
Door is opened frequently or for
long periods of time.
When the doors are opened often or for
long periods of time, warm, humid air
enters the compartment. This raises the
temperature and moisture level within the
compartment. Increased moisture will
lead to frost and condensation. To lessen
the effect, reduce the frequency and
duration of door openings.
Door is not closing properly.
Refer to the Doors will not close correctly
or pop open section in the
Troubleshooting section.
Refrigerator or
Freezer section is
too cold.
Incorrect temperature control
settings.
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the
control one increment at a time and wait
for the temperature to stabilize. Refer to
the Setting the Controls section for more
information.
Frost or ice
crystals on frozen
food (inside of
sealed package).
Condensation from food with a high
water content has frozen inside of
the food package.
This is normal for food items with a high
water content.
Food has been left in the freezer for
a long period of time.
Do not store food items with high water
content in the freezer for a long period of
time.
Food is freezing
in the refrigerator
compartment.
Frost or ice
crystals form on
frozen food
(outside of
package).
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Care and maintenance
Problem
Icemaker is not
making enough
ice.
Possible Causes
Solutions
Demand exceeds ice storage
capacity.
The icemaker can produce approximately
70 ~ 100 cubes in a 24 hour period.
House water supply is not
connected, valve is not turned on
fully, or valve is clogged.
Connect the refrigerator to a cold water
supply with adequate pressure and turn
the water shutoff valve fully open.
If the problem persists, it may be
necessary to contact a plumber.
Water filter has been exhausted.
It is recommended that you replace the
water filter:
• Approximately every six months.
• When the water filter indicator turns on.
• When the water dispenser output
decreases.
• When the ice cubes are smaller than
normal.
Low house water supply pressure.
The water pressure must be between 140
kPa and 500 kPa on models without a
water filter and between 280 kPa and 500
kPa on models with a water filter.
If the problem persists, it may be
necessary to contact a plumber.
Reverse Osmosis filtration system is
used.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can
reduce the water pressure below the
minimum amount and result in icemaker
issues. (Refer to Water Pressure section.)
Tubing connecting refrigerator to
house supply valve is kinked.
The tubing can kink when the refrigerator
is moved during installation or cleaning
resulting in reduced water flow. Straighten
or repair the water supply line and arrange
it to prevent future kinks.
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Care and maintenance
ICE & WATER
Problem
Icemaker is not
making enough
ice (continued).
Dispensing water
slowly.
Possible Causes
Solutions
Doors are opened often or for long
periods of time.
If the doors of the unit are opened often,
ambient air will warm the refrigerator
which will prevent the unit from
maintaining the set temperature.
Lowering the refrigerator temperature can
help, as well as not opening the doors as
frequently.
Doors are not closed completely.
If the doors are not properly closed, ice
production will be affected. See the Doors
will not close completely or pop open
section in Parts & Features
Troubleshooting for more information.
The temperature setting for the
freezer is too warm.
The recommended temperature for the
freezer compartment for normal ice
production is -19 °C. If the freezer
temperature is warmer, ice production will
be affected.
Water filter has been exhausted.
It is recommended that you replace the
water filter:
• Approximately every six months.
• When the water filter indicator turns on.
• When the water dispenser output
decreases.
• When the ice cubes are smaller than
normal.
Reverse osmosis filtration system is
used.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can
reduce the water pressure below the
minimum amount and result in icemaker
issues.
If the problem persists, it may be
necessary to contact a plumber.
Low house water supply pressure.
The water pressure must be between
140kPa and 500 kPa on models without a
water filter and between 280 kPa and 500
kPa on models with a water filter.
If the problem persists, it may be
necessary to contact a plumber.
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Care and maintenance
Problem
Not dispensing
ice.
Possible Causes
Solutions
Doors are not closed completely.
Ice will not dispense if any of the
refrigerator doors are left open.
Infrequent use of the dispenser.
Infrequent use of the ice dispenser will
cause the cubes to stick together over
time, which will prevent them from
properly dispensing. Check the ice bin for
ice cubes clumping/sticking together. If
they are, break up the ice cubes to allow
for proper operation.
The delivery chute is clogged with
frost or ice fragments.
Eliminate the frost or ice fragments by
removing the ice bin and clearing the chute
with a plastic utensil. Dispensing cubed ice
can also help prevent frost or ice fragment
buildup.
The dispenser display is locked.
Press and hold the Lock button for three
seconds to unlock the control panel and
dispenser.
Ice bin is empty.
It may take up to 24 hours for each
compartment to reach the desired
temperature and for the icemaker to begin
making ice. Make sure that the shutoff
(arm/sensor) is not obstructed and that the
ice maker switch is in the on position.
Once the ice supply in the bin has been
completely exhausted, it my take up to 90
minutes before additional ice is available,
and approximately 24 hours to completely
refill the bin.
Auger dispenser motor overheated
from continuous operation.
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Allow 1 hour for the thermal motor
protector to reset before trying again.
Care and maintenance
Problem
Possible Causes
Icemaker is not
making ice.
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Solutions
Refrigerator was recently installed
or icemaker recently connected.
It may take up to 24 hours for each
compartment to reach the desired
temperature and for the icemaker to begin
making ice.
Icemaker not turned on.
Locate the icemaker on/off switch and
confirm that it is in the ON (I) position.
The ice detecting sensor is
obstructed.
Foreign substances or frost on the icedetecting sensor can interrupt ice
production. Make sure that the sensor
area is clean at all times for proper
operation.
The refrigerator is not connected to
a water supply or the supply shutoff
valve is not turned on.
Connect refrigerator to the water supply
and turn the water shutoff valve fully
open.
Icemaker shutoff (arm or sensor)
obstructed.
If your icemaker is equipped with an ice
shutoff arm, make sure that the arm
moves freely. If your icemaker is equipped
with the electronic ice shutoff sensor,
make sure that there is a clear path
between the two sensors.
Reverse osmosis water filtration
system is connected to your cold
water supply.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can
reduce the water pressure below the
minimum amount and result in icemaker
issues. (Refer to the Water Pressure
section.)
Care and maintenance
Problem
Possible Causes
Not dispensing
water.
Solutions
New installation or water line
recently connected.
Dispense 10 litres of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove
trapped air and contaminates from the
system. Do not dispense the entire 10
litres amount continuously. Depress and
release the dispenser pad for cycles of 30
seconds ON and 60 seconds OFF.
The dispenser panel is locked.
Press and hold the Lock button for three
seconds to unlock the control panel and
dispenser.
The dispenser is not set for water
dispensing.
The dispenser can be set for ice or water.
Make certain that the control panel is set
for the proper operation. Press the Water
button on the control panel to dispense
water.
Refrigerator or freezer doors are not
closed properly.
Water will not dispense if any of the
refrigerator doors are left open.
Water filter has been recently
removed or replaced.
After the water filter is replaced, dispense
10 litres of water (flush for approximately
5 minutes) to remove trapped air and
contaminates from the system. Do not
dispense the entire 10 litres amount
continuously. Depress and release the
dispenser pad for cycles of 30 seconds
ON and 60 seconds OFF.
Tubing connecting refrigerator to
house supply valve is kinked.
The tubing can kink when the refrigerator
is moved during installation or cleaning
resulting in reduced water flow. Straighten
or repair the water supply line and arrange
it to prevent future kinks.
The house water supply is not
connected, the valve is not turned
on fully, or the valve is clogged.
Connect refrigerator to the water supply
and turn the water shutoff valve fully
open.
If the problem persists, it may be
necessary to contact a plumber.
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Care and maintenance
Problem
Possible Causes
Ice has bad taste
or odor.
Water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
Solutions
A water filter may need to be installed to
eliminate taste and odor problems.
NOTE: In some cases, a filter may not
help. It may not be possible to remove all
minerals / odor / taste in all water
supplies.
Dispensing warm
water.
Icemaker was recently installed.
Discard the first few batches of ice to
avoid discolored or bad tasting ice.
Ice has been stored for too long.
Ice that has been stored for too long will
shrink, become cloudy, and may develop a
stale taste. Throw away old ice and make
a new supply.
The food has not been stored
properly in either compartment.
Rewrap the food. Odors may migrate to
the ice if food is not wrapped properly.
The interior of the refrigerator needs
to be cleaned.
See the Care and Cleaning section for
more information.
The ice storage bin needs to be
cleaned.
Empty and wash the bin (discard old
cubes). Make sure that the bin is
completely dry before reinstalling it.
Refrigerator was recently installed.
Allow 24 hours after installation for the
water storage tank to cool completely.
The water dispenser has been used
recently and the storage tank was
exhausted.
Depending on your specific model, the
water storage capacity will range from
approximately 0.5 lt to 0.75 lt.
Dispenser has not been used for
several hours.
If the dispenser has not been used for
several hours, the first glass dispensed
may be warm. Discard the first 200 ml or
add ice before filling.
Refrigerator is connected to the hot
water supply.
Make sure that the refrigerator is
connected to a cold water pipe.
WARNING: Connecting the refrigerator to
a hot water line may damage the
icemaker.
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Care and maintenance
Problem
Possible Causes
Water has bad
taste or odor.
Solutions
Water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
A water filter may need to be installed to
eliminate taste and odor problems.
Water filter has been exhausted.
It is recommended that you replace the
water filter:
• Approximately every 6 months.
• When the water filter indicator turns on.
• When the water dispenser output
decreases.
• When the ice cubes are smaller than
normal.
Icemaker is
making too much
ice.
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Refrigerator was recently installed.
Dispense 10 litres of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove
trapped air and contaminates from the
system. Do not dispense the entire 10
litres amount continuously. Depress and
release the dispenser pad for cycles of 30
seconds ON and 60 seconds OFF.
Refrigerator or freezer doors are not
closed properly.
Empty the ice bin. If your icemaker is
equipped with an ice shutoff arm, make
sure that the arm moves freely. If your
icemaker is equipped with the electronic
ice shutoff sensor, make sure that there is
a clear path between the two sensors.
Reinstall the ice bin and wait 24 hours to
confirm proper operation.
Care and maintenance
NOISE
Problem
Possible Causes
Clicking
The defrost control will click when
the automatic defrost cycle begins
and ends. The thermostat control
(or refrigerator control on some
models) will also click when cycling
on and off.
Normal Operation
Rattling
Rattling noises may come from the
flow of refrigerant, the water line on
the back of the unit, or items stored
randomly in the door baskets.
Normal Operation
Refrigerator is not resting solidly on
the floor.
Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need
to be adjusted. See the Door Alignment
section.
Refrigerator with linear compressor
was moved while it was running.
If rattling continues for more than 5 seconds,
turn the unit off and then back on again.
Evaporator fan motor is circulating
air through the refrigerator and
freezer compartments.
Normal Operation
Air is being forced over the
condenser by the condenser fan.
Normal Operation
Gurgling
Refrigerant flowing through the
cooling system.
Normal Operation
Popping
Contraction and expansion of the
inside walls due to changes in
temperature.
Normal Operation
Water dripping on the defrost heater
during a defrost cycle.
Normal Operation
Whooshing
Sizzling
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Solutions
Care and maintenance
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Vibrating
If the side or back of the refrigerator
is touching a cabinet or wall, some
of the normal vibrations may make
an audible sound.
To eliminate the noise, make sure that the
sides and back cannot vibrate against any
wall or cabinet.
Door is closing too hard due to
damaged hinges.
Solution: Please contact the service
center.
Compressor is vibrating.
The compressor is vibrating because the
door is being closed too hard.
Water running into the drain pan
during the defrost cycle.
Normal Operation
Your refrigerator is designed to run
more efficiently to keep your food
items at the desired temperature.
The high efficiency compressor may
cause your new refrigerator to run
longer than your old one, but it is
still more energy efficient than
previous models. While the
refrigerator is running, it is normal to
hear a pulsating or high-pitched
sound.
Normal Operation
Refrigerator
vibrates after you
close the door.
Dripping
Pulsating or
High-Pitched
Sound
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Care and maintenance
PARTS & FEATURES
Problem
Doors will not
close correctly or
pop open.
Doors are difficult
to open.
Refrigerator
wobbles or
seems unstable.
Refrigerator
lights do not
work.
Freezer lights do
not work.
Possible Causes
Solutions
Food packages are blocking the door
open.
Rearrange food containers to clear the door
and door shelves.
Ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves,
door bins, or baskets are out of
position.
Push bins all the way in and put crisper
cover, pans, shelves and baskets into their
correct positions. See the Using Your
Refrigerator section for more information.
The doors were removed during
product installation and not properly
replaced.
Remove and replace the doors according to
the Removing and Replacing Refrigerator
Handles and Doors section.
Refrigerator is not leveled properly.
See Door Alignment in the Refrigeration
Installation section to level refrigerator.
The door hinges are damaged.
Please contact to the service center.
The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
Clean the gaskets and the surfaces that
they touch. Rub a thin coat of appliance
polish or kitchen wax on the gaskets after
cleaning.
Door was recently closed.
When you open the door, warmer air enters
the refrigerator. As the warm air cools, it
can create a vacuum. If the door is hard to
open, wait one minute to allow the air
pressure to equalize, then see if it opens
more easily.
Leveling legs are not adjusted properly.
Refer to the Leveling and Door Alignment
section.
Floor is not level.
It may be necessary to add shims under
the leveling legs or rollers to complete
installation.
The refrigerator compartment lamp
uses LED interior lighting, and service
should be performed by a qualified
technician.
Refer to the Light Bulb Replacement
section.
The freezer compartment light bulb
may need to be changed.
Refer to the Light Bulb Replacement
section.
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Care and maintenance
It is Normal...
The following occurrences are normal.
Occurrence
Solution
When you hear Tick or
Click sound
This is the sound of various parts expanding/contracting
or various control devices operating depending on the
temperature change within the refrigerator.
When you hear Duddlelunk, Bla-dunk, or Varrooom
This is the count of compressor or fan operating when
the operation of the refrigerator is starting or ending.
This is the same phenomenon of the sound generated
when starting or turning off the engine of a car.
When you hear sound of
water flowing
This is the sound of refrigerant changing the condition
in the freezer/refrigerator. When the liquid changes to
gas, you will hear the sound of water flowing and when
gas changes to liquid, you will hear the sound.
When you hear the sound
of air moving like Valoosh
or ZZZZip or Whooosh
when closing or opening
the door.
This is the sound generated when the internal pressure
is temporarily lowered when the warm air entered
through the refrigerator or freezer is cooled fast.
When you hear a vibrating
sound
If the refrigerator is installed a wooden floor or next to a
wooden wall, or if the refrigerator is not leveled
properly, the sound can be loud from the vibration.
When you hear a loud
sound after installing the
product for the first time
When you operate the refrigerator for the first time, the
refrigerator will operate at high speed to cool fast and
the sound can seem louder. When the internal
temperature falls below a certain level, the noise will
subside.
Door open
When the door is slightly
opened after the door has
been slammed shut.
Depending on the force or speed of closing the
refrigerator or freezer door, the door can be bumped
open from the pressure.
Be careful not to close the door to hard.
Icing/
Dew drops
When there is icing or
condensation formed on the
inner or outer side of the
refrigerator
When external air flows into the cool inner surface of
the refrigerator, icing/condensation can be formed.
This will happen more easily when you open and close
the refrigerator door more frequently.
Also, if the humidity of the installed location is high or
during the rainy season or on a rainy day, condensation
can form on the outer side of the refrigerator. This is a
natural phenomenon that occurs during the humid
weather. Wipe the water drops with a dry cloth.
When the front of the
refrigerator is warm
Heat pipes are installed around the front part of the
refrigerator and on the divider of the freezer and
refrigerator to prevent the condensation from forming.
The refrigerator may feel warmer after the installation
or during the hot summer, but this is not a problem.
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