ENGLISH REFRIGERATOR Please read this guide thoroughly before operating and keep it handy for reference at all times. P/NO.:MFL38752141 www.lg.com CONTENTS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION ..................... 2 FEATURE CHART ..................................................... 3 INSTALLATION ........................................................... 4 OPERATION ............................................................... 5 Starting Temperature Control Ice Making Defrosting SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE ..................... 6 CLEANING ................................................................. 7 GENERAL INFORMATION ........................................ 7 BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE ........................... 8 1 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 You can be killed or seriously injured 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. DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD 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. POWER CORD REPLACEMENT If the power cord of the refrigerator is damaged, have it replaced by a repair shop appointed manufacturer, as special tools are required. ABOUT 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. VERY DANGEROUS ATTRACTION This appliance must be grounded(earthed). An empty refrigerator can be a dangerous attraction to children. Remove either gasket, latche, lid or the entire door from your unused appliance,or take some other action to make it harmless. DON'T WAIT! DO IT NOW! NEVER STORE EXPLOSIVES AND CHEMICALS CAUTION 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. Keep the key out of reach of children and not in the vicinity of the refrigerator. 2 FEATURE CHART Evaporator Thermostat Dial For controlling the temperature in the refrigerator. Ice Tray Drip Tray & Shelf Catches the water that drips off the evaporator when defrosting, and have full width and can slide out. Magnetic Door Seal Door Rack Leveling Screw 3 THIS REFRIGERATOR IS MANUFACTURED WITH GREAT CARE, AND UTILIZES THE LATEST IN TECHNOLOGY. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL BE FULLY SATISFIED WITH IT'S PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY. BEFORE YOU START YOUR REFRIGERATOR, PLEASE READ THIS BOOKLET CAREFULLY. IT PROVIDES EXACT INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AND ALSO SUPPLIES SOME USEFUL HINTS. INSTALLATION 1. Select a good location. Place your refrigerator where it is easy to use. 5. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust accumulated during shipping. 2. Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct sunlight or moisture. 6. Install accessories such as ice tray, shelf, etc., in their proper places.They are packed together to prevent possible damage during shipment. 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. 7. Connect the power supply cord (or plug) to the outlet. Don't double up with other appliances on the same outlet. 8. Prior to use, leave your refrigerator on for 2 or 3 hours. Check the flow of cold air on the evaporator to ensure proper cooling. Your refrigerator is now ready for use. 4. To avoid vibrations, the unit must be level. If required, adjust the leveling screw to compensate for unevenness of the floor. The front should be slightly higher than the rear to aid in door closing. Leveling screw can be turned easily by tipping the cabinet slightly. Turn the leveling screw clockwise to raise the unit, counterclockwise to lower it. 9. When you put in a power cord, please refer to the label situated on the back plate in order to classify the rating. 4 OPERATION STARTING W hen your refrigerator is first installed, allow it 2-3 hours to stabilize at normal operating temperature prior to filling it with fresh food. If operation is interrupted, allow a 5 minute delay before restarting. TEMPERATURE CONTROL Your refrigerator has a control that let you regulate the temperature in the refrigerator. Initially, set the control at mid-position. 5 4 3 6 2 1 0 For colder temperatures, adjust the control to a higher number, and for warmer temperatures, adjust the control to a lower number. 7 ICE MAKING To make ice cubes, fill the ice tray with water and place it on the evaporator. To remove ice cubes, hold the tray at its ends and twist gently. To remove ice cubes easily, run water on the tray TIP before twisting. 5 OPERATION DEFROSTING It is necessary to regularly defrost your refrigerator in order to ensure efficient operation. The frost on the surface of the evaporator should not exceed a quarter of an inch(6mm) before defrosting. To defrost, turn the control to '0'. Before you start the defrosting operation, remove food from the evaporator and place the drip tray in its proper position. When defrosting is completed, remove the drip tray, empty water, dry and put it back to its normal position. Turn the control dial to a desired position. CAUTION Never use any sharp or metallic instruments to remove ice, frost or ice tray from the evaporator. SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE STORING FOOD Store fresh food in the refrigerator. 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, pineapples, and melons. Allow hot food to cool prior to storing. Placing hot food in the refrigerator could spoil other food, and lead to higher electric bills! When storing, wrap food in vinyl, or place in a covered container. This prevents moisture from evaporating, and helps food to keep its taste and nutrients. Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the refrigerator, causing temperatures to rise. Do not store bottles on the evaporator - they may break when frozen. Always clean food prior to refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and wiped, and packed food should be wiped clean, to prevent adjacent food from spoiling. 6 CLEANING INTERIOR - Regular cleaning of the interior and interior parts is recommended. Disconnect the power supply, and remove food and shelves, trays etc. Wash all compartment and shelves, trays etc. with a baking soda solution. Rinse and dry. 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. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any surface. WARNING Before you clean, however, remember that damp objects will stick or adhere to extremely cold surfaces. Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet or damp hands. Always remove power cord from the wall outlet prior to cleaning in the vicinity of electrical parts. Wipe up excess moisture with a sponge or cloth to prevent water or liquid from getting into any electrical part and causing a electric shock. Do not use flammable or toxic cleaning liquids. 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. GENERAL INFORMATION VACATION TIME IF YOU MOVE During average length vacations, you will probably find it best to leave the refrigerator in operation. When you plan to be away for an extended period, remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean the interior thoroughly, and leave the door OPEN to prevent odor formation. Remove or securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator. To avoid damaging the leveling screw, turn them all the way into the base. POWER FAILURE Most power failures are corrected in an hour or two and will not affect your refrigerator temperatures. However, you should minimize the number of door openings while the power is off. During power failures of longer duration, place a block of dry ice on top of your frozen packages. 7 Disposal of your old appliance 1. When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC. 2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from the municipal waste stream via designated collection facilities appointed by the government or the local authorities. 3. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health. 4. For more detailed information about disposal of your old appliance, please contact your city office, waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.