LG | GR-N281HLQ | LG GR-N281HLQ Owner’s Manual

User's Guide
Please read this User's Guide carefully before
operating and keep it handy for reference at all times.
Table of Contents
Suggestion On
Food storage
Care and
Trouble Shooting
Important Safety Instruction
Identification of Parts
Temperature Control
Display Panel For Temperature Control
How to adjust the temperature
in the refrigerator compartment
Super Cooling
Self Test
Door Alarm
Low-temperature catalyst deodorization system
(removing the odor)
How to store food properly
Storing Food
General Information
How to disassemble each component
Trouble Shooting
* Refer to Installation Insturction for details.
The model and serial number are found on the rear of
this unit. This number is 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. :
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Important Safety Instruction
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:
You will be killed or seriously injured if
you don’t follow instructions.
WARNING You can be killed or seriously injured if
you don’t follow instructions.
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.
Important Safety Instruction
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the
following. Read all instructions before using this
1. When connecting the power
A dedicated outlet should be used.
• Using several devices at one outlet
may cause fire.
• If unit is connected to an earth
leakage breaker it may trip resulting
in spoiled food.
Do not allow the power plug to face upward or to
be crushed at the back of the fridge-freezer.
If the cord is crushed behind the
refrigerator it may damage the cable
resulting in fire. An upward facing plug
may pull loose under the weight of the
cord resulting in electrical failure
causing fire or the fridge turning off and spoiling food.
Prevent the power cord from being crushed or
kinked if the refrigerator is pushed in after the
power plug is extracted during the installation.
Crushed or kinked cables can become the cause of fire
or electric shock.
When moving your appliance away from the wall, be
careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
Do not allow heavy objects to kink or crush the
power cord.
It may damage the power cord and
become a cause of fire or electric shock.
Important Safety Instruction
Do not extend or modify the length of the power
This may become the cause of fire or
electric shock.
Unplug the power plug when cleaning, handling or
replacing the interior lamp of the fridge-freezer.
• It may cause electric shock or injury.
• When replacing the interior lamp of
the fridge-freezer, make sure that the
insulating rubber ring within the
socket is not taken off.
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 or unstable connection may
cause fire or electric shock.
Do not disconnect by pulling on the cord.
Always disconnect by grasping and
pulling on the plug top.
Pulling on the cable may damage the cable
resulting in electric shock or fire.
Important Safety Instruction
Make sure of grounding.
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
Incorrect grounding may lead to electric shock in the
event of a breakdown.
Always have unit grounded in accordance with
local regulations.
If incorrectly grounded it may become the cause of a fire.
When the power cord or the power plug is
damaged or the holes of the outlet
are loosed, do not use them.
It may cause electric shock or be the cause
of a fire.
Wait for 5 minutes or longer when
reconnecting the plug.
It may cause the operation of the
refrigerator to fail.
2. When using the fridge-freezer
Do not place heavy objects or liquid filled objects
on the top of the refrigerator.
Heavy objects may fall when opening and
closing doors resulting in injury. Liquid
filled objects may leak or fall and break
resulting in injury, or electric shock.
Do not lean on or hang from the doors or shelves
of the refrigerator.
This may damage the doors or shelves
of the refrigerator or cause it to topple
over resulting in injury and damage.
Always supervise children when they
are near the refrigerator.
More than
30 inches
Important Safety Instruction
Prevent children from entering the product.
It may endanger the life of a child if the
child enters the refrigerator.
Take care when opening and closing the
refrigerator doors. Vigorous opening or closing
may cause the contents to topple out resulting in
injury or damage.
Do not install the refrigerator in a damp or wet
Moisture may penetrate electrical
components resulting in fire or electric
Do not store or use Inflammable materials in or
around the refrigerator.
It may become the cause of an
explosion or fire.
Do not use or place heated or flame based scented
products (Such as scented candles
or incent burners) in the fridge to
It may become the cause of an
explosion or fire.
Important Safety Instruction
Do not store medicine or academic materials in the
If materials with strict temperature
restrictions, such as medicines, are
stored, they may deteriorate or react
undesirably resulting in possible harm
or risk.
Do not use any combustible spray near the fridgefreezer.
It may become the cause of an
explosion or fire.
Avoid any heating devices. Install in places away
from any flame. Such as fireplaces, heaters and
ovens. Pay particular attention to
avoid locating near gas related
It may become the cause of an
explosion or fire.
Do not place flower vases, cups,
cosmetics, medicine or any container
with water on the fridge-freezer.
It may fall, leak or spill resulting in
possible electric shock or fire.
In case of a heavy electrical storm or if unit is not to
be used for a long period of time,
disconnect the power plug.
There is a possibility for electrical
damage. This may lead to an electric
shock or fire.
Important Safety Instruction
DO NOT use a water damaged unit until it has been
certified safe by a licensed
electrician or similarly qualified
It may be the cause of an electric shock
or fire.
Do not spray water on either the inside or outside
of the refrigerator. Do not use alcohol or mineral
based cleaners on the refrigerator
(such as Benzene or Thinners).
These may deteriorate or penetrate the
insulation or electrical components
resulting in possible electric shock, fire
or damage to refrigerator.
When any strange smell or smoke is detected from
the fridge-freezer, disconnect the power plug
immediately and contact a service center.
Continuing to run unit may result in
Damage or fire.
Do not allow any person except a qualified
engineer to disassemble, repair or alter the fridgefreezer.
It may cause injury, electric shock or
Important Safety Instruction
Do not use the fridge-freezer for non-domestic
puposes (storing medicine or testing material, or use
in a mobile application.)
It may cause an unexpected risk such
as fire, electric shock, deterioration of
stored material or chemical reaction.
When disposing the fridge-freezer, remove the
doors from the refrigerator.
Failure to do so may cause a child to
become trapped inside.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
Install the fridge-freezer on a solid and level floor.
Installing it in an unstable place may
cause death by the refrigerator falling
down when opening or closing the door.
Important Safety Instruction
Do not insert hands or a metal object into the exit
of cool air, the cover, the bottom of the fridgefreezer, the heatproof grill (exhaust hole) at the
It may cause an electric shock or
Violating this direction may cause injury or damage to
house or contents. Always be careful, please.
Do not touch food or containers in
the freezer with wet hands.
It may cause frostbite.
Ensure that all foods and containers are stored or
stacked in a stable manner.
The food may fall during opening and closing of the
door of the refrigerator and hurt people.
Do not put filled bottles in the
It may freeze the contents and break the
bottle possibly resulting in injury.
Do not insert hands into the bottom of the fridgefreezer.
The iron plate at the bottom may cause
Important Safety Instruction
Carry the fridge-freezer with the handles at the
bottom of the front and the top of the rear.
Otherwise, your hands may slip
possibly resulting in injury or product
damage. Because the product is heavy,
carrying it alone may hurt people or
accidents may occur.
Because opening or closing the door of the fridgefreezer may cause injury to other people around it,
be careful, please.
Opening both doors can result in
fingers or hands being crushed in the
small gap between the doors. Open
doors could result in children being
hurt by the corners of the doors
(particularly the freezer door as lower edge might be out
of line of site).
Do not put any living animal in the
Important Safety Instruction
This fridge-freezer must be properly installed and
located in accordance with the Installation Instruction
before it is used.
Before you install this fridge-freezer refer to installation
Never unplug your fridge-freezer by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight
out from the outlet.
After your fridge-freezer is in operation, do not touch
the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment,
particularly when hands are damp or wet. Skin may
adhere to these extremely cold surfaces.
Pull out the power plug prior to cleaning the fridgefreezer.
Never damage, serverely bend, pull out, or twist the
power cord because power cord damage may cause a
fire or electric shock.
Never place glass products in the freezer because they
may be broken when their inner contents are frozen.
Do not directly spray water inside or outside the
There is a risk of explosion or fire.
Do not insert the power plug with wet hands.
You may receive an electric shock.
Do not install the fridge/freezer in a damp place, where
it could be splashed with water.
Water may penetrate electrical components causing a
risk of fire, electric shock or damage.
Important Safety Instruction
Do not disassemble, repair or alter the appliance. It
may cause fire or abnormal operations, which may lead
to injury.
Pull the power plug out of the socket before replacing
the interior light in the refrigerator.
Otherwise, there is a risk of electric shock.
If possible, connect the fridge-freezer to its own
individual electrical outlet to prevent it and other
appliances or household lights from causing an overload.
It will cause electric shock or fire.
Do not modify or
extend the Power
Cord length
Accessibility of
Supply Plug
The supply plug of the refrigerator-freezer should be
placed in easy accessible position for quick disconnection
in emergency.
Supply Cord
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard.
Risk of child entrapment.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:
Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in place so that children may not
easily climb inside.
Don't store
Don't store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors
and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
In the event of an electric short circuit, grounding
(earthing) reduces the risk of electric shock by providing
an escape wire for the electric current. In order to
prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be
grounded. Improper use of the grounding plug can result
in an electric shock.
Important Safety Instruction
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance
enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to
accelerate the defrosting process, other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food
storage compartments of the appliance, unless they
are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
The refrigerant and insulation blowing gas used in
the appliance require special disposal procedures.
When disposal, please consult with service agent
or a similarly qualified person.
Important Safety Instruction
If the wall socket is loose, do not insert the power
It may cause an electric shock or fire.
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull it
straight out from the outlet.
You may disconnect a wire and cause a short circuit
that could cause an electric shock or fire.
Do not use a wet or damp cloth when cleaning
the plug. Remove any foreign matter from the
power plug pins.
Otherwise, there is a risk of fire.
Do not put your hands into the bottom area of
the appliance.
Any Sharp edges may cause personal injury.
After unplugging the appliance, wait for at least
five minutes before plugging it again to the wall
Abnormal operation of the freezer may cause material
If the appliance is not to be used for a long time,
pull out the power plug.
Any deterioration in the insulation may cause fire.
Do not let children touch or play with the control
panel on the front of the appliance.
The refrigerant used in a fridge/freezer and the
gases in the insulation material require special
disposal procedures. Ensure that none of the pipes
on the back of the appliances are damaged prior
to disposal.
Identification of Parts
Dairy Corner
Door Basket
Glass Shelf
Bottle Shelf
Egg Tray
Snack Corner
Bottle Guide
Multi-Air Flow Duct
2 Bottle
Door Basket
Vegetable Drawer
Used to keep fruits and
vegetables crisp.
Leveling Screw
Temperature Control
Your fridge has controls that let you regulate the
temperature in the fridge compartments.
Display Panel For
Temperature Control
Adjusting the
temperatures and
Display Panel
Super Cooling
Temperature Adjustment Button
for Refrigerator Compartment
If you push button more than 3 seconds
you can switch on or off the Refrigerator.
How to adjust the
temperature in the
The initial Temperature of the Refrigerator
Compartment is 0°C and 6°C respectively.
You can now adjust the temperature of the
compartments as you want.
When you press the temperature
control button, the temperature
of the Refrigerator part is
change by 1 degree.
The actual inner temperature varies depending on the
food status, as the indicated setting temperature is a
target temperature, not actual temperature within
Refrigeration function is weak in the initial time. Please
adjust temperature as above after using refrigerator for
minimum 2~3 days.
Super Cooling
Please select this function for prompt cooling.
This function is used when you want to cool the foods
quickly. Press the SUPER COOL (Super Cooling) button
once, and then the quick cool operation starts with the
lamp it.
The Super Cooling operation takes about 2 hours.
When its operation ends, it automatically returns to the
previous temperature setting. If you want to stop the
quick cool operation, press the SUPER COOL button
once more, the lamp goes out, and the Super Cooling
operation stops and the refrigerator returns to the
previous temperature setting.
In selecting
In selecting
This function allows you to check for operational
problems. If you think you have a problem with your
fridge, then press the temperature control button:
Self Test
- If the indicate lights move up or down, then there is no
problem with your fridge.
- If the indicate lights do not move up or down, then
please leave the power connected and call your nearest
service agent.
When the door of the fridge is left open for a while, the
alarm sounds.
Door Alarm
Low-temperature catalyst
deodorization system
(removing smells)
1. The deodorizer will not harm
any stored food while it
maintains odor reduction.
2. It is advised to place food stuff
that has a strong odor in a sealed container before
storing in the refrigerator. Pay particular attention to
fermented foods etc as the strong smells may
permeate other stored foods.
How to store food properly
Place dishes or food properly spaced.
Refrigerator shelf
Store beverage bottle or wine bottle with the
height 275mm or smaller here. (Place the glass
bottle carefully because it may break.)
Bottle shelf
Place small food such as cookies and bread
here. (Do not place bottles or jars in this
Place vegetable or fruit here.
Dairy goods
Place dairy goods such as butter and cheese
Place 2.0L bottle or other big-size bottle here.
2L bottle shelf
Suggestions on food storage
Storing Food
Do not store food which goes bad easily at low
temperature, such as banana, and melon.
Allow hot food to cool prior to storing. Placing hot
food in the fridge could spoil other food, and lead to
higher electric bills.
When storing the food, use 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
cold air keeps fridge temperature even.
Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door
lets warm air enter the fridge, and cause the
temperature to rise.
Never keep too many foods in door rack, as this may
stop the door from fully closing.
Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This
causes loss of taste and nutrition.
Do not store pharmaceutical products, scientific
materials or other temperature sensitive products in the
refrigerator. Products that require strict temperature
controls must not be stored in the refrigerator.
If you want to quick cool new food, place it on the
middle drawer of fridge compartment, and then press
the Super Cooling button.
If you keep the fridge in a hot, and humid place,
frequently open its door or place a lot of vegetables in
it, dew may form in it, which has no effect on its
performance. Remove the dew with a lint free cloth.
Care and Maintenance
General Information
Power Failure
1~2 hour power failure does no harm to the foods
stored. Try to avoid opening and closing the door too
If You Move
Take out foods from the fridge and firmly fix the loose
shelves, draws and accessories with tape.
Do not move the fridge by sliding.
Anti Condensation
The Anti-Condensation
pipe is installed around the
front side of fridge as well
as on the partition between
fridge compartment to
prevent dewing.
Especially after installation
or when ambient
temperature is high, the
fridge may feel hot, which
is quite normal.
Care and Maintenance
How to disassemble each
It can be possible to disassemble only when the door is
opened by 90° or wider. Disassembling should be done by
the reverse order of assembling.
Disconnect the power plug or turn off the main power
before disassembling.
Indoor lamp
- Insert the fingers into the
inside slot of the top cover
and pull out it to remove.
- Push the upper part of the
middle cover and pull out
it to remove.
- Turn counterclockwise the
indoor lamp to
- Use the 240V 30W bulb for the refrigerator as indoor
- Because the indoor lamp is consumable, when the
indoor lamp is not turned on, purchase it from the LG
Electronics Service Center and directly replace it to use.
You must check the O-RING, which is made from
• Don’t touch the lamp, if the light was on for a long
time. Because it can be very hot.
Lamp capacity is MAX 30W.
The lamp will remain “ON” for 7minutes if the door is
left open and then it turns “OFF” for safety. (If you
reopen the door, the lamp is “On”.)
Care and Maintenance
Slightly pull out and then
slightly lift up and pull out
the front side of the shelf
to remove.
Bottle shelf
Pull out and then slightly lift
up and pull out it to remove.
Pull out and then slightly lift
up and pull out the vegetable
compartment to remove as
shown at the figure.
After removing the vegetable
compartment, slightly lift up
and pull out the front side of the vegetable compartment
cover to remove.
Dairy goods
Hold both sides of the dairy goods
compartment, and then lift up and
pull out it to remove.
Refrigerator basket
Hold both sides of the refrigerator
basket, and then lift up and pull
out it to remove.
Care and Maintenance
- Insert the ‘-’ screwdriver into
the top of the deodorant cover
and pull out the cover to
- After removing the cover, pull
out the deodorant to remove.
- The deodorant may be reused by drying the deodorant
with the hair dryer or bathing it in the sun to remove
the soaked smell.
Do not insert the screwdriver into the cool air opening.
To Reverse the
Your fridge is designed with reversible doors, so that
they may open from either the left of right hand side
to suit your kitchen design.
However, When you want to reverse the doors, you
must contact a service agent.
Reversing the doors is not covered by the warranty.
Care and Maintenance
Be sure to unplug the power or shutdown the main
switch in your house.
Before Cleaning
Clean the outside of the fridge with a hot damp cloth
with or without cleaning detergent. If you use a
detergent, be sure to wipe it with a clean wet cloth.
As above.
After Cleaning
Check that the power cord is not damaged, power plug
has not overheated, and that the power plug is tightly
inserted into the outlet.
Be sure to dry the appliance with a cloth after washing
it with water.
Do not use abrasive, petroleum, benzene, thinner,
hydrochloride acid, boiling water, rough brush, etc, as
they may damage parts of the fridge.
Trouble Shooting
Before calling for service, check this list.
It may save you both time and expense.
This list includes common occurrences that are not
the result of defective workmanship or materials in
this appliance.
Possible Causes
Fridge does not
Temperature too
Vibration or
Rattling or
Abnormal Noise
Frost or Ice
Crystals on frozen
Moisture forms on
Cabinet Surface
Power plug may be unplugged from the electric
Plug it in securely.
House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has
Check and/or replace fuse and reset circuit breaker.
Power cut.
Check other appliances in the house for operation.
Temperature control not set on proper position.
Refer to Temperature Control section.
Appliance is placed close to heat source.
Warm weather-frequent door openings.
Door left open for a long time.
Package holding door open or blocking air duct in
fridge compartment.
The floor on which the fridge is installed may be
uneven or the fridge may be unstable.
Level refrigerator by adjusting the leveling feet.
Objects fallen or stored behind refrigerator.
Door may have been left ajar or package holding
door open.
Door opened too frequently or for to long a
Frost within package is normal.
This phenomenon is likely to occur when
installation location is in a high humidity or damp
Wipe it with a dry towel.
Trouble Shooting
Possible Causes
Moisture collects
Fridge has odor
Door not closing
Interior light does
not work
Door opened too frequently or for to long a period.
In humid weather, air carries moisture into fridge when
doors are opened.
Foods with strong odors should be tightly covered or
Check for spoiled food.
Interior needs cleaning.
Refer to CLEANING section.
Food package is keeping door open.
Move packages that stop door from closing.
Fridge is not level.
Adjust the leveling screws.
The floor on which the fridge is installed may be
uneven or the fridge may be unstable.
Adjust leveling feet to create a slight tilt backwards on
the refrigerator.
No power at outlet.
Light lamp needs replacing.
Refer to the Lamp Replacement section
P/No. MFL62525404
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