LG | GR-C217LGJ | LG GR-B217LGQ Owner’s Manual

Table of contents
Introduction
Installation
Operation
Suggestion on
food storage
Care and
maintenance
2
Entry
3
Important safety instruction
3
Important safety instruction
4
Identification of parts
10
Where to install
11
Door removal
12
Door replacement
13
When the freezer door is lower than the refrigerator door
13
When the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer door
13
Starting
14
Adjusting the temperatures and functions
14
Refreshment center(Applicable to some models only)
16
Wine holder(Applicable to some models only)
17
Ice making
17
Deodorizer(Applicable to some models only)
17
Egg box
18
Humidity control in the vegetable compartment
18
Convert into a vegetable or meat compartment
(Applicable to some models only)
18
Location of foods
19
Storing foods
20
How to dismantle parts
21
General information
22
Cleaning
22
Trouble shooting
23
When replacing PANEL
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Introduction
Entry
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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Important safety instruction
Before it is used, this refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance
with the installation instructions in this document.
When moving your appliance away from the wall, be careful not to roll over the power
cord or to damage it in any way.
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 place glass products in the freezer because they may be broken due to expansion
when their contents are 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 is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without
supervision.
If possible, connect the refrigerator to its own individual electrical outlet to prevent it and
other appliances or household lights from causing an overload that could cause a power
outage.
The refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned that the supply plug is accessible for
quick disconnection when accident happens.
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
Important safety instruction
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
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow
instructions.
WARNING
CAUTION
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.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of f ire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your
product , basic safety precautions should be followed, i ncluding the fol lowing.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
1. When connecting the power
The dedicated outlet should be used.
• Using several devices at one outlet may cause fire.
• The electric leakage breaker may damage food and the
dispenser may be leaked.
Do not allow the power plug to face upward or to be
squeezed at th e back of the refrigerator.
Water may be flown into or the plug may be damaged, which
causes fire or electric shock.
Do not allow the power cord bent or pressed by the heavy
object to be damaged.
It may damage the power cord to cause fire or electric shock.
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Introduction
Do not extend or modify the length of the power plug.
It causes electric shock or fire by the electric damage of the
power cord or others.
Unplug the power plug when cleaning, handling or
replacing th e interior lamp of the refri gerator.
• It may cause electric shock or injury.
• When replacing the interior lamp of the refrigerator, make
sure that the rubber ring for preventing the electric spark
within the socket is not taken off.
Do not pull out the cord or touch the pow er plug with wet
hands.
• It may cause electric shock or injury.
Remove water or dust from the power plug and insert it
witht he ends of the pins securely connected .
Dust, water or unstable connection may fire or electric shock.
Make sure of grounding.
The incorrect grounding may cause breakdown and electric
shock.
Ground
Wire
Copper
Flat
When the power cord or the power plug is damaged or
the holes of th e outlet are loosed, do not use them.
It may cause electric shock or short circuit to make fire.
2. When using the refrigerator
Do not place the heavy object or the dangerous object
(container with liquid ) on th e refrigerator .
It may be dropped to cause injury, fire or electric shock when
opening or closing the door.
Do not install the refri gerator in t he wet place or the place
which water or rain splashes.
Deterioration of insulation of electric parts may cause electric
leakage.
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More than
30 inches
Introduction
2. When using the refrigerator
Do not cling to the door or the shelves of the door or the
home bar of the freezer or the cool chamber.
It may make the refrigerator fallen down or damage the
hands. Especially, do not allow the children to do the above.
Do not insert the hands into the ice bucket or the ice
dispenser.
(only for the model with the dispenser).
Operating the ice maker may cause injury.
Do not store the medicine or the academic materials at
the refrigerator.
When the material with the strict temperature control is
stored, it may be deteriorated or it may make an unexpected
reaction to cause any risk.
Do not use the combustible spray near the refrigerator.
It may cause fire.
Avoid the heating devices.
It may cause fire.
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The Academic
Medicine
dicine
The Me
Ether
Do not place the lit candle within the refrigerator to
deodorize.
It may cause explosion or fire.
Thinner
Benzene
Do not use or store inflammable materials ether,
benzene, alcohol, medicine, LP gas, spray or cosmetics
near or in the refrigerator.
It may cause explosion or fire.
Introduction
Do not place flower vase, cup, c osmetics, medicine or
any container with water on the refrigerator .
It may cause fire, electric shock or injury by dropping down.
Use the submerged refrigerator after checking it.
It may cause electric shock or fire.
When gas is leaked, do not touch the refrigerator or
the outlet and ventilat e th e room immediately.
• The explosion by spark may cause fire or burn.
• Because this refrigerator uses natural gas (isobutene,
R600a) as the environment-friendly refrigerant, even a
small amount (80~90g) is combustible. When the gas i s
leaked by the severe damage during delivering, installing
or using the refrigerator, any spark may cause fire or burn.
(Only for the model with the R600a.)
When any strange smell or smoke is detected from the
refrigerator, disc onnect the power plug immediately
and contact to the service center.
It may cause fire.
Do not allow any person except the qualified engineer
to disassemble, repair or alte r the refrigerator .
It may cause injury, electric shock or fire.
Do not use the refrigerator for non-domest ic purpose
(storing medicine or testing mat erial, using at the ship,
etc.) .
It may cause an unexpected risk such as fire, electric shock,
deterioration of stored material or chemical reaction.
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Thinner
Do not spray water at the outsi de or th e inside of the
refrigerator or do not clean it with benzene or thinner.
Deterioration of insulation of electric parts may cause electric
shock or fire.
Service
center
Introduction
2. When using the refrigerator
When disposing the refrigerator, remove the packing
materials from the door.
It may cause to lock out the child.
Install the refrigerator on the solid and level f loor.
Installing it on the unstable place may cause death by falling
down the refrigerator when opening or closing the door.
Do not insert the hands or t he metal stick into t he exit of
cool air, the cover, the bottom of the refrigerator, the
heatproof grill (exhaust hole) at t he backside.
It may cause electric shock or injury.
When you want to dispose the refrigerator, contact t o the
down-block office.
When you want to dispose the large living waste such as
electric home appliance and furniture, you’d better contact the
local down-block office.
CAUTION
Violating this directi on may cause injury or damage house or furniture.
Always be careful, please.
Do not touch food or containers at the freezer with wet
hands.
It may cause frostbite.
Do not put ice in thi n crystal cup or ceramic ware.
It may break cup or ceramic ware to cause injury.
When the electricity is off, remove ice from the ice bucket
(only for the model with t he dispenser).
The long-time power failure may thaw ice to damage the floor.
When the long-time power failure is expected, remove ice
from t he ice bucket.
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Down-block
office
Introduction
Supply the automatic ice maker with drinkable wat er only
(only for the model with the dispenser).
Otherwise, it may cause any risk.
Wait for 5 minutes or longer when reconnecting the plug.
It may cause the operation of the freezer to fail.
Do not put bottle in the freezer.
It may freeze the contents to break the bottle t o cause injury.
Pull out the power plug not by grasping the cord but the
plug of its end.
It may cause electric shock or short circuit to fire.
Do not install the refri gerator in t he wet place or the place
which water or rain splashes.
Deterioration of insulation of electric parts may cause electric
leakage.
Do not insert the hands into the bottom of the
refrigerator .
The iron plate of the bottom may cause injury.
Carry the refri gerator with t he handle bar at the bottom
of the front and the top of the rear .
Otherwise, your hands may be slipped to cause injury.
Because opening or c losing the door 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 chink in door or the child to be get hurt by the
corner.
Do not put any living animal in the refrigerator.
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Drinkable
water
After
5minutes
Introduction
DANGER
Child entrapment
warning
: Risk of child entrapment.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:
Take off the doors but leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb
inside.
The 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.
Don’t store or use gasoline or other flammable vapor and liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
Grounding (Earthing)
In the event of an electric short circuit, grounding (earthing) reduces the risk of electric
shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.
In order to prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be grounded
improper use of the grounding plug can result in an electric shock. Consult a qualified
electrician or service person if the grounding instructions are not completely
understood, or if you have doubts on whether the appliance is properly grounded.
Identification of parts
Freezer
compartment
Refrigerator
compartment
Door rack
(Plastic or wire)
Lamp
Snack corner(Optional)
Refreshment center(Optional)
Ice separation
handle
Ice making
compartment
Door rack
Door rack
Ice box
Drawer
Door rack
Door rack
Conversion switch
(Meat/Vegetable)
(optional)
NOTE
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If you found some parts missing from your unit, they may be parts only used in other
models.
Installation
Where to Install
Select a good
location
1. Place your appliance where it is easy to use.
2. Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct
sunlight or moisture.
3. To ensure proper air circulation around the
fridge -freezer, please maintain sufficient space
on both the sides as well as top and maintain at
least 2 inches (5 cm) from the rear wall.
4. To avoid vibrations, the appliance must be
leveled.
5. Don't install the appliance below 5°C. It may
cause affect the performance.
This appliance contains fluid (refrigerant, lubricant)and is made of parts and materials
which are reusable and/or recyclable.
All the important materials should be sent to the collection center of waste material
and can be reused after rework (recycling). For take back, please contact with the
local agency.
Disposal of the
old appliance
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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 remove the refrigerator door and
pass the refrigerator laterally.
Remove lower
cover
Remove the lower cover by lifting upward.
Remove the
freezer
compartment
door
Hinge
cover
1) Loosen the hinge cover screws and remove
the cover.
Upper hinge
Keeper
Upper
hinge
2) Remove the keeper by rotating it to counter
clockwise ( ) and then lifting the upper
hinge up ( ).
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CAUTION
When removing the upper hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forwards.
3) Remove the freezer compartment door by
lifting it upward.
Lower hinge
Remove the
refrigerator
door
1) Loosen the hinge cover screws and remove
the cover. Removeconnection wire if any,
except for the earth line.
Upper hinge
2) Remove keeper by rotating it clockwise ( )
and then remove upper hinge by lifting it up
( ).
3) Remove refrigerator compartment door by
lifting up.
Pass the
refrigerator
Pass the refrigerator laterally through access
door as shown in the right figure.
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Connection
wires
Keeper
Installation
Door replacement
Mount them in the reverse sequence of removal after they pass through
the access door.
When the freezer door is lower than the refrigerator
door
Insert the transparent sheet supplied with the product when the freezer
door is lower than the refrigerator door.
Separate the door with the lower height,use the (+) type screwdriver to unscrew
the screw at the bottom hinge as shown at Figure ① ,insert the transparent sheet
between the bottom hinge and the bottom bracket, and then fix it with the screw
as shown at Figure ② .
Insert more transparent sheets enough to align the height.
(4 shttes are supplied in total.)
Adiustable supports
can be adjusted when the
refrigerator is not stable.
When the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer
door
Make adjustments when the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer door
while using the refrigerator.
1. Use the wide side of the adjustment tool ③ to rotate the tightening nut ① in clockwise
direction to loosen it.
2. Use the narrow side of the adjustment tool ③ to rotate the adjustment hinge pin ② in
either clockwise or counterclockwise direction to level the height of the refrigerator
to that of the freezer.
3. After leveling the height of the door,rotate the tightening nut in counterclockwise
direction to tighten it all the way.
① Tightening nut
Adjustment
②hinge
pin
Adjustment
tool
③
Raise
Lower
CAUTION
Adiustable supports
can be adjusted when the
refrigerator is not stable.
Do not adjust the height excessively. You can lose the hinge pin.
(Height adjustable range: Maximum of 5mm)
The refrigerator doors will close smoothly by heightening the front side by adjusting
After leveling the
the height adjusting screw. If the doors do not close correctly, performance may be
door height
1. Wipe off all dust accumulated during shipping and clean your appliance thoroughly.
Next
2. Install accessories such as the ice cube box, cover evaporating tray, etc., in their
proper places. They are packed together to prevent possible damage during shipping.
13 3. Connect the power supply cord (or plug) to the outlet. Don't double up with other
appliances on the same outlet.
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
Function dispaly board
Express freezer
Temperature adjustment button
for freezer compartment
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Lock button
Temperature adjustment button
for refrigerator compartment
Operation
How to adjust the
temperature in
the freezer
compartment
You can adjust temperature of and freezer room and refrigerator room.
Freezer room temperature adjustment
Setting temperature
※ Whenever pressing
button,setting is repeated in the order of
(-19℃→-20℃…→-23℃→-15℃…→-19℃).
How to adjust the
temperature in
the refrigerator
compartment
Express freezer
Refrigerator room temperature adjustment
※ Whenever pressing
button,setting is repeated in the order of
(3℃→2℃…→0℃→6℃…→3℃).
The actual inner temperature varies depending on the food status,as the
indicated seeeing temperature is a target temperature,not actual temperature
within refrigerator.
Refrigeration function is weak in the initial time,Please adjust
temperature as above after using refrigerator for minimum 2-3 days.
Please select this function for prompt freezer.
pressing
Lock
Setting temperature
button.
status when selecting Special Refrigeration
Express freezer function auto matically turnsffoif a
fixed time passes.
on
off
This button stops operation of different button.
Locking or Release is reperated
whenever the is pressed more than 3
seconds.
When you use the
button, you
lock unlock
cannot use any other button, until you
unlock the unit.When you press the other button when the unit is locked,
the Lock button will flash 3 times to notify the current Lock condition.
An alarm will sound 3times when the refrigerator door is left open for more
Door open alarm
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 compartment doors are closed,contacact the service center.
Self-diagnosis function operates when a problem occurs in the unit.When an
Self-diagnosis
error occurs in the unit.Immediately contact the service center without turning
(fault detection)
the power OFF.If the power is OFF,it will take the engineer longer to find out
function
where the fault occurs.
15 The pressing of any function buttons will not alter the temperature setting
when a fault occurs.
Operation
Refreshment center(Applicable to some models only)
How to use
Use the
refreshment
center door as a
stand
Never take out
the inner
refreshment
center cove
Never place
heavy items on
the refreshment
center door or
allow children to
hang it on.
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Open 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.
 Never use the refreshment center door as a
chopping board and take care not to damage
it with sharp tools.
 Never rest your arms or severely press on it.
 The refreshment center can not function
normally without the cover.
 Not only can the refreshment center door
may be damaged, but also children may be
hurt.
Operation
Wine holder
adjustment
(Type 1)
Wine holder(Applicable to some models only)
Bottles can be stored laterally with this wine
corner.
This can be attached to any shelf.
In case of inserting the wine holder :
Pull the wine holder downward as in ② after
inserting it into the side anchoring part of the
shelf as in ① by catching it upward as in ① .
In case of separating the wine holder :
Pull the wine holder inward as in ④ after
holding it upward as in ③ by catching it.
(Type 2)
When making Ice
Bottles can be stored laterally with this
wine rack.
Ice Making
 Fill water in ice making box of the ice
making corner.
If water is fully filled the ice will not be
separated well and water can be
dropped to make ice lumped.
Ice Making Box
 Ice will be dropped into the ice storage
bin by rotating ice separation handle of
ice making compartment.
NOTE
 Rotating the ice separation handle before ice is fully frozen may cause the
remaining water drop into the ice storage bin to lump the ice together.
Deodorizer
(Applicable to some models only)
This system efficiently absorbs strong odors
by using the optical catalyst. This system
does hot have any affect on stored food.
How to use the
deodorizing
system
 Since it is installed already installed onto the cool air intake duct from the
from the refrigerator compartment, you need no separate installation.
 Please use closed containers to store food with pungent odors.
17 Otherwise, this oder can be absorbed by other food in the compartment.
Operation
Egg box
You can move the egg box to wherever you want.
CAUTION
 Never use the egg box as an ice storage bin. It can be broken.
 Never store the egg box in the freezer compartment or fresh compartment.
Humidity control in the vegetable compartment
The humidity can be controlled by adjusting the humidity control switch to the
left/right when storing vegetables or fruits.
High humidity
HIGH
HUMIDITY CONTROL
LOW
Low humidity
HIGH
HUMIDITY CONTROL
LOW
Convert into a vegetable or meat compartment
(Applicable to some models only)
The bottom drawer in the refrigerator can be converted into a vegetable or meat
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.
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CAUTION
Vegetables or fruits are frozen if the conversion switch is set to meats
compartment. So, be sure to check it before storing foods.
Suggestion on food storage
Location of foods
(Refer to identification of parts)
Wine holder
Store wine.
Snack drawer
Store small foods such as bread, snacks, etc..
Freezer
compartment
shelf
Store various frozen foods such as meat, fish,
ice cream, frozen snacks, etc..
Freezer
compartment
door rack
Store small packed frozen food.
Temperature is likely to increase as door
opens. So, do not store long-term food
such ice cream, etc..
Freezer
compartment
drawer
Store meat, fish, chicken, etc.. after
wrapping them with thin foil.
Store dry.
Store milk products such as butter, cheese,
etc..
Milk product
corner
Egg box
Place this egg box in the proper location.
Refreshment
center
Store foods of frequent use such as beverage,
etc..
Refrigerator
compartment
shelf
Store side dishes or other foods at a proper
distance.
Refrigerator
compartment
door rack
Store small packed food or beverages such
as milk, juice, beer, etc..
Vegetable drawer
Store vegetables or fruits.
Vegetable
drawer
/meat drawer
conversion corner
Store vegetable, fruits, meat to thaw, raw
fish, etc.. setting the conversion switch as
necessary.
Be sure to check the conversion switch
setting before storing foods.
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Suggestion on food storage
Storing foods
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 which goes bad easily at low temperatures, such as bananas, and
melons.
Allow hot food to cool prior to storing, placing hot food in the refrigerator could spoil
other food, and lead to 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
temperatures even.
Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the refrigerator,
and cause temperatures to rise.
Never keep too much food in door rack because they may push against by inner racks
so that the door cannot be fully closed.
Freezer
compartment
Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment - they may break when frozen.
Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This causes loss of taste and nutrient.
When storing frozen food like ice cream for a long period, place it on the freezer
shelf, not in the door rack.
Do not touch the cold foods or containers- especially made of metallic -, with wet
hands and place glass products in the freezer compartment.
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Refrigerator
compartment
CAUTION
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
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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 dew to form which has no effect on its
performance. Remove the dew with dust cloth free from care.
Care and maintenance
How to dismantle parts
NOTE
•
Freezer
compartment
lamp
Dismantling is done in the reverse sequence of assembly.
Be sure to unplug the power plug before dismantling and assembly.
Never apply severe force to dismantle parts. Parts may be damaged.
Separate the lamp by pulling it out while slightly
pressing and rotating the lamp cover.
Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Use a 40-watt bulb
(max.) which can be purchased at a service
center.
Freezer
compartment
shelf
To remove a shelf, push the shelf to the left ,
lift the left part of the shelf a bit , lift the right
part up , and take it out.
Refreshment
center
Separate the door rack(①) to upward.
Separate cover of the refreshment
center (②)to upward.
The door rack(③) can be removed by
pulling it upwards.
NOTE
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Vegetable
compartment
cover
Be sure to remove parts from the refrigerator door when removing the vegetable
compartment and snack corner.
To remove the vegetable compartment cover,
pull out the vegetable compartment a bit to
the front , lift the front part of the vegetable
compartment cover as shown by , and take
it out.
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Care and maintenance
General information
Vacation time
During average length vacations, you will probably find it best to leave the refrigerator
in 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.
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 or securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator.
To avoid damaging the height adjusting screws, turn them all the way into the base.
Anti
condensation
pipe
The outside wall of the refrigerator cabinet may sometimes get warm, especially just
after installation.
Don’t be alarmed. This is due to the anti-condensation pipe, which pumps hot
refrigerator to prevent “sweating” on the outer cabinet wall.
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 a baking soda solution or a
mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry.
After cleaning
Please verify that the power cord is not damaged, power plug is not overheated, or
power plug is well inserted into the power consent.
WARNING
Always remove power cord from the wall outlet prior to cleaning in the vicinity of
electrical parts (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.
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Care and maintenance
Trouble shooting
Before calling for service, review 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.
Occurrence
Possible cause
Solution
Runing of
refrigerator
Refrigerator
compressor
does not run.
Refrigerator
runs too much
or too long
Refrigerator control is off.
Set refrigerator control. See setting the
controls.
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
This is normal for a fully automatic
defrosting refrigerator. The defrost
cycle occurs periodically.
Plug at wall outlet is disconnected.
Make sure plug is tightly pushed into
outlet.
Power outage. Check house lights.
Call local electric company.
Refrigerator is larger than the previous
one you owned.
This is normal. Larger, more efficient
units run longer in these conditions.
Room or outside weather is hot.
It is normal for the refrigerator to work
longer under these conditions.
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
Large amounts of warm or hot food
may have been stored recently.
It takes some hours for the refrigerator
to cool down completely.
Doors are opened too frequently or too
long.
Warm food will cause the refrigerator to
run longer until the desired temperature
is reached.
Warm air entering the refrigerator
causes it to run longer. Open the door
less often.
Refrigerator or freezer door may be
slightly open.
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
warmer setting until the refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
Refrigerator or freezer gasket is dirty,
worn, cracked, or 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 keeping the refrigerator
at a constant temperature.
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This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and
off to keep the temperature constant.
Care and maintenance
Occurrence
Possible cause
Solution
Temperatures are
too cold
Temperature in the
freezer is too cold
but the refrigerator
temperature is
satisfactory.
Temperature in the
refrigerator is too
cold and the freezer
temperature
is satisfactory.
Food stored in
drawers freezes.
Meat stored in
fresh meat
drawer freezes.
Freezer control is set too cold
Set the freezer control to a warmer
setting until the freezer temperature is
satisfactory.
Refrigerator control is set too cold.
Set the refrigerator control to a
warmer setting
Refrigerator control is set too cold.
See above solution.
Meat should be stored at a temperature
just below the freezing point of water (32˚F,
0˚C) for maximum fresh storage time.
It is normal for ice crystals to form due
to the moisture content of meat.
Freezer control is set too warm.
Set the freezer or refrigerator control to
a colder setting until the freezer or
refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.
Refrigerator control is set too warm.
Refrigerator control has some effect on
freezer temperature.
Set the freezer or refrigerator control to a
colder setting until the freezer or
refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.
Doors are opened too frequently or too
long.
Warm air enters the refrigerator/ freezer
whenever the door is opened.
Open the door less often.
Door is slightly open.
Close the door completely.
Large amounts of warm or hot food
may have been stored recently.
Wait until the refrigerator or freezer
has a chance to reach its selected
temperature.
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
A refrigerator requires some hours to
cool down completely.
Refrigerator control is set too warm.
Set the refrigerator control to a colder
setting.
Temperatures
are too warm
Temperatures in
the refrigerator
or freezer are
too warm.
Temperature in the
refrigerator
is too warm but
the freezer
temperature is
satisfactory.
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Care and maintenance
Possible cause
Occurrence
Solution
Sound and noise
Louder sound
levels when
refrigerator is on.
Today’s refrigerators have increased
storage capacity and maintain more
even temperatures.
It is normal for sound levels to be higher.
Louder sound
levels when
compressor
comes on.
Refrigerator operates at higher pressures
during the start of the ON cycle.
This is normal. The sound will level off as
the refrigerator continues to run.
Vibrating or
rattling noise.
Floor is uneven or weak.
Refrigerator rocks on the floor when it is
moved slightly.
Be sure floor is level and solid and can
adequately support refrigerator.
Items placed on the top of the refrigerator
are vibrating.
Remove items.
Dishes are vibrating on the shelves in
the refrigerator.
It is normal for dishes to vibrate slightly.
Move dishes slightly.
Make sure refrigerator is level and firmly
set on floor.
Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets.
Move refrigerator so that it does not
touch the wall or refrigerator.
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 opening/closing of
doors.
Door is opened too often or too long.
Open the door less often.
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 completely.
Water/Moisture
/Ice inside
refrigerator
Moisture collects
on the inside walls
of the refrigerator.
Water/Moisture
/Ice outside
refrigerator
Moisture forms
on the outside of
the refrigerator
or between doors.
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Care and maintenance
Occurrence
Possible cause
Solution
Odors in refrigerator
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Clean interior with sponge,warm water
and baking soda.
Food with strong odor is in the refrigerator.
Cover food completely.
Some containers and wrapping materials
produce odors.
Use a different container or brand of
wrapping materials.
Door(s) will not
close.
Food package is keeping door open.
Move packages that keep door from
closing.
Door(s) will not
close.
Door was closed too hard, causing other
door to open slightly.
Close both doors gently.
Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the
floor when it is moved slightly.
Adjust the height adjusting screw.
Floor is uneven or weak.
Refrigerator rocks on the floor when it
is moved slightly.
Be sure floor is level and can adequately
support refrigerator.
Contact carpenter to correct sagging or
sloping floor.
Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets.
Move refrigerator..
Food is touching shelf on top of the
drawer
Keep less food in drawer.
Track that drawer slides on is dirty.
Clean drawer and track.
Opening/Closing of
doors/Drawers
Drawers are
difficult to move.
Other
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Please thoroughly read ‘Automatic ice maker and dispenser’ in this manual.
Care and maintenance
When replacing PANEL
(Be sure to read before replacing panel.)
When replacing panels (A,B,C),contact a qualified service representative
to perform this operation,and follow these important steps.
Panel A
Panel C
Trim
CAUTION
Trim
Panel B
1. Avoid damaging the Panel. If damaged,it may cause personal injury.
2. When using glass as a material for panel,tempered glass must be use.
Ordinary glass may cause personal injury if broken.
3. The total weight of the Panels(A,B,C)to be replaced should not weight
more than 15kg. If it overweight,the hinge strength may be decreased,
resulting in door Sagging etc.
↑
4. The thickness of the Panel in the
Trim assembly is 3.2~3.5mm.
5. Size of Panel(Width×Height)
Panel(A):381.5 mm×477mm
Panel(B):381.5 mm×1033.5 mm
Panel(C):497.5 mm×1661.5 mm
Trim
↑3.2~3.5 mm
Panel
In changing glass of the door,glass on the front door can be broken,
resulting personal injury .So handle with care.
Caution to use
refrigerator
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Care and maintenance
When replacing PANEL
(Be sure to read before replacing panel.)
When replacing panels (A,B,C,D),contact a qualified service representative
to perform this operation,and follow these important steps.
Trim
CAUTION
Panel A
Panel C
Panel B
Panel D
Trim
1. Avoid damaging the Panel. If damaged,it may cause personal injury.
2. When using glass as a material for panel,tempered glass must be use.
Ordinary glass may cause personal injury if broken.
3. The total weight of the Panels(A,B,C,D)to be replaced should not weight
more than 15kg. If it overweight,the hinge strength may be decreased,
resulting in door Sagging etc.
↑
4. The thickness of the Panel in the
Trim assembly is 3.2~3.5mm.
5. Size of Panel(Width×Height)
Panel(A):381.5 mm×477mm
Panel(B):381.5 mm×1033.5 mm
Panel(C):497.5 mm×477 mm
Panel(D):497.5 mm×785 mm
Trim
↑3.2~3.5 mm
Panel
In changing glass of the door,glass on the front door can be broken,
resulting personal injury .So handle with care.
Caution to use
refrigerator
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