LG | GR-Y31FWAHL | LG GR-Y31FWAHL Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
BOTTOM FREEZER
FRIDGE
Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before
operating and keep it handy for reference at all times.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PRODUCT FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
34
Storing Food
34
- Food Preservation Location
36
- Food Storage Tips
36
- Storing Frozen Food
37
Adjusting the Fridge Shelves
37
- Detaching the Shelf
- Refitting the Shelf
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COMPONENTS
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- Using the Folding Shelf
7
Fridge Exterior
38
- When Closing the Door
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Fridge Interior
39
Big Fresh Zone
39
- Removal of the Big Fresh Zone drawer
INSTALLATION
39
- Refitting the Big Fresh Zone drawer
9
Installation Overview
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Unpacking Your Fridge
How to remove and refit the vegetable
box
10
Choosing the Proper Location
41
Extra Space (Multi collection corner)
10
- Flooring
41
Fridge Basket
11
- Ambient Temperature
41
Dairy Corner
11
How to Remove the Fridge Door
41
Door-In-Door
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How to Remove the Freezer Door
42
- Door-In-Door Shelf Disassembly
16
Height Adjustment
43
Adjustable Moving Basket
16
-F
ridge Door Height Adjustment
43
Freezer Drawer
17
- If the heights of the Freezer doors are
different
43
- Freezer Drawer Removal
44
- Refitting the Freezer Drawer
18
Connecting the Water Line
44
Freezer/Fridge Basket
18
- Before You Begin
18
- Water Pressure
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19 - What You Will Need
19
- Water Line Installation Instructions
21
Turning On the Power
22HOW TO USE
22
Before Use
23
Control Panel
23
- Control Panel Features
30
In-Door Ice Bin
30
- Detaching the In-Door Ice Bin
30
- Assembling the In-Door Ice Bin
31
Automatic Icemaker
33
Ice and Water Dispenser
45MAINTENANCE
45
Cleaning
47
Replacing the Water Filter
48SMART DIAGNOSIS
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Using Smart Diagnosis
49TROUBLESHOOTING
59 DISPOSAL OF YOUR OLD
APPLIANCE
• This product is exclusive use at 230V/50Hz.
• You should purchase transformer of more than 2.0KVA when you want to use it at the 110V area.
• You can’t use it anywhere except 50Hz area.
PRODUCT FEATURES
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PRODUCT FEATURES
* Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available.
Door Alarm
The Door Alarm function is designed to prevent fridge malfunctioning that
could occur if a fridge door or freezer door remains open. If a fridge door or
freezer door is left open for more than 60 seconds, a warning alarm sounds
in 30 second intervals until it is closed.
Auto Closing Hinge
The fridge doors close automatically with a slight push. (The door only
closes automatically when it is open at an angle less than 30°.)
Express FREEZE
The freezer section is maintained at the coldest temperature for a 24-hour
period before automatically resuming normal operation. The freezer display
temperature will not change when Express Freeze is engaged. It will also
enhance ice production whilst it is on.
FILTERED WATER AND ICE DISPENSER
The water dispenser dispenses fresh, chilled water.
The ice dispenser dispenses cubed and crushed ice.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
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 WARNING or CAUTION. These words mean:
WARNING
CAUTION
You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or moderate injury, or product damage.
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.
Power
yy NEVER unplug your fridge by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull it straight
out from the outlet.
yy 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. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion
damage along its length or at either the plug or connector end.
yy Do not use an uncertified power outlet.
yy Unplug the power plug immediately in the event of a blackout or thunderstorm.
yy Plug in the power plug with the power cord facing downward.
Installation
yy Contact an authorized service center when you install or relocate the fridge.
yy When moving your fridge away from the wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
yy Connect this product to a dedicated grounded electric outlet conforming with the rating prior to use. It
is the user’s responsibility to replace a standard 2-prong wall outlet with a standard 3-prong wall outlet.
yy Do not install the fridge where there may be a danger of it falling. Installation on a non sturdy timber
floor may cause difficulty in door alignment and cause the cabinet to deform.
yy Connect to potable water supply only.
Use
yy DO NOT allow children to climb, stand, or hang on the fridge doors or shelves in the fridge. They could
damage the fridge and seriously injure themselves.
yy Where fitted, do not place heavy objects on the dispenser of the fridge or hang onto it.
yy Do not place heavy or dangerous objects (bottles or vases with liquid) on the fridge.
yy Do not put live animals inside of the fridge.
yy Do not allow children to climb into the product when it is in or out of use.
yy In the event of a gas leak (propane/LPG), ventilate sufficiently and contact an authorized service center
before use. Do not touch or disassemble the electric outlet of the fridge.
yy In the event of a refrigerant leak, move flammable objects away from the fridge. Ventilate sufficiently
and contact an authorized service center.
yy Do not use or place flammable substances (chemicals, medicine, cosmetics, etc) near the fridge or
store them inside the fridge. Do not place the fridge in the vicinity of flammable gas.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following.
yy This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as
- staff kitchen areas, 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.
yy Do not use this product for special purposes or mobile applications (storage of medicine or test materials
or on ships, etc).
yy Unplug the power plug before cleaning or repairing the fridge.
yy If the fridge is fitted with light bulbs and require replacing, unplug the fridge or turn off the power before
doing so.
yy Do not modify or extend the power cord.
yy Do not use a hair dryer to dry the interior. Do not light a candle to remove any interior odor.
yy For your safety, this appliance must be properly grounded. Have the wall outlet and the circuit checked
by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
yy Do not use an outlet that can be turned off via a remote switch. Do not use an extension cord. It is the
user’s responsibility to replace a standard 2-prong wall outlet with a standard 3-prong wall outlet.
yy Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
yy Do not use an adapter plug and plug the power plug into a multi-outlet extension cord.
yy Disconnect the power cord immediately if you hear a noise, smell a strange odor or detect smoke.
yy Turn the power off if dust or water from above or below penetrates into the fridge. Call a service agent.
yy Do not disassemble or modify the fridge.
yy Do not put hands, feet, or metal objects below or behind the fridge.
yy Do not operate the fridge or touch the power cord with wet hands.
yy In fridges with automatic icemakers, avoid contact with the moving parts of the ejector mechanism or
with the heating element that releases the cubes. Do not place fingers or hands on the automatic icemaking mechanism while the fridge is plugged in.
yy When dispensing ice from the dispenser, do not use crystal ceramics.
yy Do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment with wet or damp hands, when your fridge is
in operation.
yy Do not put glass containers, glass bottles or beverage cans in the freezer.
yy Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in this appliance.
yy 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 the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
yy Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed completely. It may result in serious health issues.
yy If you are throwing away your old fridge, make sure the CFC coolant is removed for proper disposal by
a qualified servicer. If you release CFC coolant, you may be fined or imprisoned in accordance with the
relevant environmental law.
yy Disposed or abandoned fridges are dangerous, even if they are sitting for only a few days. When
disposing the fridge, 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.
yy If the refrigerant gas has leaked, do not touch the fridge or the power outlet and ventilate the room
immediately. A spark could trigger an explosion causing a fire or burns. Because this fridge uses
natural gas (isobutene, R600a) as the environment-friendly refrigerant, even a small amount (50~60g) is
combustible. If gas leaks from severe damage during delivering, installing or using the fridge, any spark
may cause fire or burns.
yy When Disposing the refrigerator, remove the door Gasket from the door. It may cause to lock ut the
child.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following.
CAUTION
Installation
yy The fridge must be properly installed in accordance with the Installer Instructions that were taped to
the front of the fridge.
yy Be careful when you unpack and install the fridge. Immediately dispose of packing materials (plastic)
out of reach of children.
Use
yy Close the doors carefully when children are around.
yy Keep fingers out of pinch point areas; clearances between the doors and cabinets are necessarily
small. Be careful closing doors when children are in the area.
yy If food is stacked or stored poorly on the shelves, it may fall and cause injury when the door is opened.
yy Do not move fridge while the fridge is operating. A Compressor rattling noise may occur as a result
and will only stop when the compressor cycles off, or when the power to the unit is turned off and
back on again. (This is normal and will not impact on the performance or the life of the compressor.
The rattling will stop after the compressor comes to a rest.)
Maintenance
yy Do not use strong detergents like wax or thinners for cleaning. Clean with a soft fabric.
yy Wipe foreign objects (dust, water, etc) off the prongs of the power plug and contact areas before
connecting.
WARNING
yy Use drinkable water for ice making.
WARNING
yy Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
yy Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
yy Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
yy Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless they
are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
yy 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.
This appliance contains a small amount of isobutane refrigerant (R600a), natural gas with high
environmental compatibility, but it is also combustible. When transporting and installing the
appliance, care should be taken to ensure that no parts of the refrigerating circuit are damaged.
Refrigerant squirting out of the pipes could ignite or cause an eye injury. If a leak is detected,
avoid any naked flames or potential sources of ignition and air the room in which the appliance is
standing for several minutes.
In order to avoid the creation of a flammable gas air mixture if a leak in the refrigerating circuit
occurs, the size of the room in which the appliance may be sited depends on the amount of
refrigerant used. The room must be 1m2 in size for every 8g of R600a refrigerant inside the
appliance. The amount of refrigerant in your particular appliance is shown on the identification
plate inside the appliance. Never start up an appliance showing any signs of damage. If in doubt,
consult your dealer.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
COMPONENTS
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COMPONENTS
Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your fridge.
Page references are included for your convenience.
*The appearance and specifications of the actual product may differ depending on the model.
Fridge Exterior (Applicable to some models only)
LED Display
Displays the fridge and freezer’s
target temperature, the water
filter condition and the dispenser
status.
Door in Door release
Button
Fridge
Filtered Water and
Ice Dispenser
Dispenses water and ice.
Freezer
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COMPONENTS
Fridge Interior (Applicable to some models only)
Hygiene Fresh Filter
LED interior lamps
The interior lamps light up
the inside of the fridge.
Shelf
Dairy Product Bin
Used to preserve dairy
products.
Fridge Basket
Shelf
Folding Shelf
Indoor Ice Bin
Door-In-Door
Ice cubes are
automatically produced.
Big Fresh Zone
Water Filter
Extra Space
Freezer Basket
Freezer Basket
Drawer
Drawer
INSTALLATION
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INSTALLATION
Installation Overview
Please read the following installation instructions first after purchasing this product or transporting
it to another location.
1 Unpacking your
fridge
2 Choosing the proper
location
3 Connecting the
water supply and
water line
4 Leveling and Door
Alignment
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INSTALLATION
Unpacking Your Fridge
WARNING
yyUse two or more people to move and install
the fridge. Failure to do so can result in back
or other injury.
yyYour fridge is heavy. When moving the fridge
for cleaning or service, be sure to protect
the floor. Always pull the fridge straight
out when moving it. Do not wiggle or walk
the fridge when trying to move it, as floor
damage could occur. Wind the leveling feet
up first so that the unit is on its rollers.
yyKeep flammable materials and vapors, such
as gasoline, away from the fridge. Failure to
do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Remove tape and any temporary labels from your
fridge before using. Do not remove any warningtype labels, the model and serial number label, or
the Tech Sheet that is located under the front of
the fridge.
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the
area briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue
can also be easily removed by rubbing a small
amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with
your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove
tape or glue. These products can damage the
surface of your fridge.
Fridge shelves are installed in the shipping
position. Please reinstall shelves according to
your individual storage needs.
Choosing the Proper Location
yy Select a place where a water supply can be
easily connected for the automatic icemaker.
Note
The water pressure must be 20 – 120 psi
or 138 – 827 kPa. If the fridge is installed
in an area with low water pressure (below
20 psi), you can install a booster pump to
compensate for the low pressure.
yy The fridge should always be plugged
into its own individual properly grounded
electrical outlet rated for 230 Volts, 50 Hz,
AC only, and fused at 15 or 20 amperes.
This provides the best performance and
also prevents overloading house wiring
circuits which could cause a fire hazard from
overheated wires. It is recommended that a
separate circuit serving only this appliance
be provided.
Warning
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
install the fridge in a wet or damp area.
do not install in any outdoor or sheltered
outdoor location or direct sunlight.
Flooring
To avoid noise and vibration, the unit must be
leveled and installed on a solidly constructed
floor. If required, adjust the leveling legs to
compensate for unevenness of the floor. The
front should be slightly higher than the rear to
aid in door closing. Leveling legs can be turned
easily by tipping the cabinet slightly. Turn the
leveling legs to the left to raise the unit or to
the right to lower it. Poorly constructed timber
flooring can cause a limit in door adjustment
and the cabinet to become out of shape. (See
Leveling and door AlIgnment.)
Note
Installing on carpeting, soft tile surfaces,
a platform or weakly supported structure
is not recommended.
INSTALLATION
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How to Remove the Fridge Door
Ambient Temperature
Install this appliance in an indoor area where
the temperature is between 13°C and 43°C.
If the temperature around the appliance is
too low or high, the cooling ability may be
adversely affected.
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 (5.08 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 affect the performance.
Removing the Left Fridge Door
1
The water supply is connected to the
upper right part of the rear surface of the
fridge. Remove the ring in the joint area.
Hold the water supply connection and
gently push the Collet to detach the water
supply line as shown in .
Collet
Note
Detachment of the water supply line is
applicable only when detaching the left
fridge door.
24” (61 cm)
2
2” (5.08 cm)
Remove the screw from the hinge
cover at the top of the fridge. Lift the hook
(not visible), located at the bottom of the
front side of the cover with a flat-head
screwdriver.
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INSTALLATION
Remove the cover and pull out the tube
Disconnect all wire harnesses
4
.
.
1
Remove the top hinge cover screw .
Lift the hook (not visible), located at the
bottom of the front side of the cover ,
with a flat-head screwdriver.
2
Detach the wire harness
Rotate the hinge lever counterclockwise
. Lift the top hinge free of the hinge
lever latch.
Hinge Lever Latch
Caution
When lifting the hinge free of the latch, be
careful that the door does not fall forward.
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Removing the Right Fridge Door
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
Caution
Place the door, inside facing up, on a
non-scratching surface.
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INSTALLATION
3
Rotate the hinge lever
Lift the top hinge
lever latch.
clockwise.
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Note
free of the hinge
Collet
Tube
Insert Line
Hinge Lever Latch
1) Gently insert the tube until only one
line shows on the tube.
Caution
When lifting the hinge free of the hinge
lever latch, be careful that the door
does not fall forward.
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(Correct)
(Incorrect)
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
2) Pull the tube to make sure that the
tube is tightly fastened.
Caution
Place the door, inside facing up, on a
non-scratching surface.
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INSTALLATION
Assembling the Right Fridge Door
3
Connect the wire harness
4
Make sure that the door-switch located
inside the cover is tightly connected.
Position the cover in its place. Insert and
tighten the cover screw .
.
Install the right-side door first.
1
2
Make sure that the plastic sleeve is
inserted in the bottom of the door. Lower
the door onto the middle hinge pin as
shown in the figure.
Fit the hinge
over the hinge lever latch
and slot it into place. Rotate the lever
counterclockwise to secure the hinge.
Hinge Lever Latch
INSTALLATION
Assembling the Left Fridge Door
4
Push the water supply tube into the hole
on the top case and pull it through the
backplate.
5
Hold the water supply connection and
gently push in the collet to connect the
water supply line as shown in . Insert
the tube at least 5/8 inch (15 mm) into the
connector.
Install the left fridge door after the right door is
installed.
1
2
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Make sure that the plastic sleeve is
inserted in the bottom of the door. Install
the fridge door onto the middle hinge.
Fit the hinge over the hinge lever latch
and slot it into place. Rotate the lever
clockwise and fasten the hinge.
Collet
Hinge Lever Latch
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3
Connect all the wire harnesses.
Make sure that the door-switch located
inside the cover is tightly connected. Place
the cover in its position and tighten the
cover screw .
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INSTALLATION
How to Remove the Freezer
Door (TURN OFF THE MAIN
POWER. Same procedure for
left and right doors)
1
Remove the inner hinge bolt.
Height Adjustment
Leveling the doors may not be possible when
the floor is not leveled, or is of weak or poor
construction. The fridge is heavy and should
be installed on a rigid and solid surface. Some
Timber flooring may cause levelling difficulties
if it flexes excesively.
Fridge Door Height Adjustment
yy If the left side door is lower, lift the left
side door, and turn the hinge bolt using the
spanner as in the drawing. (for upper fridge
doors, use spanner 1 .)
2
Twist the hinge to raise the pivoting end
so that the door can be lifted off.
yy If the right side door is lower, lift the right
side door, and use a pair of long nose pliers
(not supplied) to additionally insert 3 a
snap ring until the heights are balanced as
in the drawing.
Height difference
Refrigeration
left hand door
3
Remove the door by raising it from the
lower hinge.
Lower hinge
Refrigeration
right hand door
INSTALLATION
If the heights of the Freezer doors
are different
yy Method 1 is recommended.
yy For freezer doors, use spanner
2
.
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2 (Method 2, only allows a maximum of 3mm
of adjustment)
(1) Use the wider side of the number 2
spanner to turn locking nut (
)
clockwise to unscrew the locking nut.
Unscrew nut
Height difference
1
(2) Use the narrower side of the spanner to
)
turn the adjustment hinge pin (
clockwise or (
) counterclockwise,
and adjust the gap difference between the
fridge and the freezer door.
(Method 1)
Open the door, and adjust the height by
screwing the nut above the foot with the
2 spanner.
Lift door
Locking nut
Adjustment
hinge pin
Lower door
Lift door
Spanner
Lower door
(3) After the door heights are adjusted,
completely tighten the locking nut (
counterclockwise.
Tighten nut
Caution
Do not adjust the hinge pin height level
too much. The hinge pin can fall out.
(Range of height adjustment : Max. 3mm)
)
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INSTALLATION
Connecting the Water Line
Before You Begin
This water line installation is not covered by
the fridge warranty. Follow these instructions
carefully to minimize the risk of expensive water
damage.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in
house plumbing can cause damage to fridge
parts and can lead to water leakage or flooding.
Call a qualified plumber to correct water hammer
before installing the water supply line to the
fridge.
Caution
To prevent burns and product damange,
only connect the fridge water line to a
cold water supply.
If you use your fridge before connecting the
water line, make sure the icemaker power
switch is in the OFF (O) position.
Caution
Do not install the icemaker tubing in
areas where temperatures fall below
freezing.
Water Pressure
A cold water supply. The water pressure must
be between 20 and 120 psi (138 and 827kPa) on
models without a water filter and between 40 and
120 psi (280 and 830 kPa) on models with a water
filter.
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is
connected to your cold water supply, this water
line installation is not covered by the fridge
warranty. Follow the following instructions
carefully to minimize the risk of expensive water
damage.
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is
connected to your cold water supply, the water
pressure to the reverse osmosis system needs to
be a minimum of 40 and 60 psi (280 and 420 kPa),
less than 2.0~3.0 sec. to fill a cup of 7 oz (200 cc)
capacity.
Caution
Wear eye protection during installation
to prevent injury.
If the water pressure from the reverse osmosis
system is less than 21 psi (145 kPa) (takes more
than 4.0 sec to fill a cup of 7 oz (200 cc) capacity):
yy Check to see if the sediment filter in the
reverse osmosis system is blocked. Replace
the filter if necessary.
yy Allow the storage tank on the reverse
usage.
yy If the issue concerning water pressure from
reverse osmosis remains, call a licensed,
qualified plumber.
yy All installations must be in accordance with
local plumbing code requirements.
INSTALLATION
What You Will Need
Water Line Installation Instructions
yy Copper Tubing, ¼ in. outer diameter, to
connect the fridge to the water supply.
Be sure both ends of the tubing are cut
square.
yy To determine how much
tubing you need: measure
the distance from the
water valve on the back of the fridge to the
water supply pipe. Then, add 8 feet (2.4
m). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing
(about 8 feet [2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns
of about 10 in. [25 cm] diameter) to allow
the fridge to move out from the wall after
installation.
WARNING
When using any electrical device
(such as a power drill) during
installation, be sure the device is
battery powered, double insulated
or grounded in a manner that will
prevent the hazard of electric shock.
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest
frequently used drinking water line.
1
SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the
pressure on the line.
2
CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for
the valve that is easily
accessible. It is best to
connect into the side of a
vertical water pipe. When
it is necessary to connect
into a horizontal water
pipe, make the connection to the top or
side, rather than at the bottom, to avoid
drawing off any sediment from the water
pipe.
3
DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a ¼ in. hole in
the water pipe using
a sharp bit. Remove
any burrs resulting
from drilling the hole
in the pipe. Be careful
not to allow water
to drain into the drill. Failure to drill a ¼ in.
hole may result in reduced ice production
or smaller cubes.
yy Power drill.
yy ½ in. or adjustable
wrench.
yy Flat blade and Phillips
head screwdrivers.
yy Two ¼ in. outer diameter
compression nuts and
2 ferrules (sleeves) to
connect the copper tubing to the shutoff
valve and the fridge water valve.
yy If your existing copper water line has a
flared fitting at the end, you will need
an adapter (available at plumbing supply
stores) to connect the water line to the
fridge OR you can
cut off the flared
fitting with a tube
cutter and then use a
compression fitting.
yy Shutoff valve to connect to the cold water line.
The shutoff valve should have a water inlet
with a minimum inside diameter of 5/32
in. at the point of connection to the COLD
WATER LINE. Saddle-type shutoff valves
are included in many water supply kits.
Before purchasing,
make sure a saddletype valve complies
with your local
plumbing codes.
Note
A self piercing saddle type water valve
should not be used.
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Note
The hookup line cannot be white, plastic
tubing. Licensed plumbers must use
only copper tubing NDA tubing #49595
or 49599 or Cross Link Polyethylene
(PEX) tubing.
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4
FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water
pipe with the pipe clamp.
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Pipe Clamp
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Note
Compression
Nut
Packing Nut
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be
adhered to. Saddle valves are illegal and
use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
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CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
Place the compression nut and ferrule
(sleeve) for copper tubing onto the end of
the tubing and connect it to the shutoff
valve. Make sure the tubing is fully inserted
into the valve. Tighten the compression
nut securely.
TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing
washer begins to swell.
Outlet Valve
Ferrule (sleeve)
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FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water
supply on and flush out
the tubing until the water
is clear.
Shut the water off at the
water valve after about
one quart of water has
been flushed through the tubing.
9
CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE FRIDGE
NOTE: Do not overtighten clamp or
you may crush the tubing.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
NOTE: Before making the connection to
the fridge, be sure that the fridge power
cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.
a. Remove the plastic flexible cap from
the water valve.
6
ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the tubing between the cold water
line and the fridge.
Route the tubing through a hole drilled
in the wall or floor (behind the fridge or
adjacent base cabinet) as close to the wall
as possible.
Note
Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing
(about 8 feet coiled into 3 turns of
about 10 in. diameter) to allow the
fridge to move out from the wall after
installation.
b. Place the compression nut and ferrule
(sleeve) onto the end of the tubing as
shown.
c. Insert the end of the copper tubing into
the connection as far as possible. While
holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.
Tubing Clamp
¼ in. Tubing
¼ in.
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(sleeve)
Fridge Connection
INSTALLATION
10 TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF
VALVE
Tighten any connections that leak.
Turning On The Power
Plug in the fridge.
Caution
Check to see if leaks occur at the water
line connections.
Caution
11 PLUG IN THE FRIDGE
Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does
not vibrate against the back of the fridge
or against the wall. Push the fridge back to
the wall.
12 START THE ICEMAKER
Set the icemaker power switch to the ON
position.
The icemaker will not begin to operate
until it reaches its operating temperature
of 16°F (-9°C) or below. It will then begin
operation automatically if the icemaker
power switch is in the ON (I) position.
yyConnect to a rated power outlet.
yyHave a certified electrician check
the wall outlet and wiring for proper
grounding.
yyDo not damage or cut off the ground
terminal of the power plug.
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HOW TO USE
Before use
Clean the fridge.
Clean your fridge thoroughly and wipe off all dust that may have accumulated
during shipping.
Caution
yy Do not scratch the fridge with a sharp object or use a detergent that
contains alcohol, a flammable liquid or an abrasive when removing any tape
or adhesive from the fridge.
yy Do not peel off the model or serial number label or the technical information
on the rear surface of the fridge.
Note
Remove adhesive residue by wiping it off with your thumb or dishwashing detergent.
Connect the power supply.
Check if the power supply is connected before use.
Read the “Turning On The Power” section. (Your plug type might be different from
the picture.)
Turn off the icemaker if the fridge is not yet connected to the
water supply.
Turn off the automatic icemaker and then plug the power plug of the fridge into the
grounded electric outlet.
* This is applicable only to certain models.
Caution
Running the automatic icemaker before connecting it to the water
supply may cause the fridge to malfunction.
Wait for the fridge to cool.
Allow your fridge to run for at least three to four hours before putting food in it.
Check the flow of cold air in the freezer compartment to ensure proper cooling.
Caution
Putting food in the fridge before it has cooled could cause the food to
spoil, or a bad odor could remain inside the fridge.
The fridge makes a loud noise after initial operation.
This is normal. The loudness will decrease as the temperature lowers.
Before Plugging in, open the fridge doors to ventilate the interior.
The inside of the fridge may smell like plastic at first. Remove any adhesive tape
from inside the fridge and open the fridge doors for ventilation until any odors have
subsided.
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Control Panel (Applicable to some models only)
Control Panel Features
LCD Display
LED Display (Touch Button)
Panel background lamp For easy viewing of the display, the background
lamp is lighted in the following cases.
yy When you turn on the power
yy When you press the desired button or touch
the LCD display window
yy When you open the fridge door (refrigeration
chamber, freezing chamber, or home bar)
While the panel background lamp is OFF, if you
press any button, only the panel background lamp
is lighted. The set status is not changed.
For power saving, the display window lamp is
automatically turned OFF in the following cases.
yy 1 minute after power ON
yy 20 seconds after opening and closing the fridge
door (refrigeration chamber, freezing chamber,
or home bar)
yy If there is no button operation for 20 seconds
after pressing the desired button.
When power saving is in operation, display
window is turned OFF except the ice maker
(ON/OFF)
For LCD display window, when you wipe
the display window with a dry cloth, etc. for
cleaning, due to the characteristics of LCD
inside the display window, black lines may show
temporarily. It will disappear shortly, and it is not a
disorder.
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Touch Button Functions Fridge Temperature
yy The touch button is a static electricity
(Capacitive) switch, and it responds to and
operates with the human body or object with
static electricity that approached within a set
distance, even if there is no mechanical action.
Indicates the set target temperature of the fridge
compartment in Celsius (°C).
yy The touch button is at the bottom of the
side glass of the button selection message,
and when you touch the side of the button
selection message with a finger, the display
window button is operated. Do not press
with too much force, and just touching your
finger on the button display will perform the
operation.
yy When the display window is OFF, the first
button touch only turns ON the display window
without any operation, and the second touch
will perform the operation.
But, at “lock” state, if you touch the button,
only the lamp of the “lock/unlock” button will
blink, so use it after unlocking “lock” state.
yy During the front panel cleaning, if there is
a human body contact, a switch may be
operated.
yy If there is a foreign object on the button
selection display or if you operate the touch
button with cloth or gloves other than human
body, it may not work depending on the
material or thickness.
The recommended Fridge set temperature in
normal ambient conditions and loads is 3°C ~ 4°C.
<LED Buttoun Touch>
<LCD Arrow Touch>
Freezer Temperature
Indicates the set target temperature of the freezer
compartment in Celsius (°C).
The recommended Freezer set temperature
in normal ambient conditions and loads is
-18°C ~ -20°C.
<LED Buttoun Touch>
<LCD Arrow Touch>
yy The display window button uses touch
detection method, and if moist is on the
surface, the sensitivity may be degraded or
it may perform different button operation, so
wipe the moist on the surface before using it.
Note
The displayed temperature is the target
temperature, and not the actual temperature
of the fridge. The actual fridge temperature
depends on the food inside the fridge as well as
ambient temperatures and how often the doors
are opened and closed.
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Change Water Filter
Express Freeze
This function increases both ice making and
freezing capabilities.
yy When you touch the Express Freeze button,
the graphic will illuminate in the display and
will continue for 3 hours. The function will
automatically disable itself after 3 hours.
When the water filter indicator turns on, you
need to change the water filter. After changing
the water filter, press and hold the Change Filter
button for three seconds to turn the indicator
light off. You need to change the water filter
approximately every six months.
yy You can stop this function manually by
touching the button one more time.
<LCD Display>
Water Filter Indicator Turn on.
<LCD Display>
Replace Water Filter
“Express Freeze
ON”
“Express Freeze
OFF”
<LED Display>
Press Water filter Button For
more than 3sec.
<LED Display>
“Express Freeze
ON”
<LCD Display>
“Express Freeze
OFF”
Water Filter Replace
Complete.
Note
Water Filter Indicator is turned on everytime
the display is turned on if the water filter is
not replaced. When the Water Filter Indicator
is turned on, if you touch LCD Display or LED
Display, or if there is no action for 7 seconds, it
returns to the main screen again.
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Ice On/Off
Hygiene Fresh
Press the Ice On/Off button for 3 seconds to turn
the icemaker On/Off.
<LCD Display>
The Hygiene Fresh function has three modes,
Auto(when icon is lit up), Power(when icon and
Power are lit up) and Off(default mode when
icon is not lit up). Power mode can be engaged
by pressing the Hygiene Fresh touch control
respectively.
Off > Auto > Power > Off > Auto….
Power mode will resume back to Auto mode after
4 hours.
“Ice maker ON”
“Ice maker OFF”
<LCD Display>
<LED Display>
“Ice maker ON”
“Ice maker OFF”
Hygiene filter
OFF
Hygiene filter
Auto
Hygiene filter
Power
Hygiene filter
Auto
Hygiene filter
Power
<LED Display>
Lock
The Lock function disables every other button
on the display.
yy When power is initially connected to the fridge,
the Lock function is off.
yy If you want to activate the Lock function to lock
other buttons, press and hold the Lock button
for three seconds or more. The Lock icon will
display and the Lock function is now enabled.
yy To disable the Lock function, press and hold the
Lock button for approximately three seconds.
<LCD Display>
Hygiene filter
OFF
Caution
Display Mode (For Store Use Only)
The Display Mode disables all cooling in
the fridge and freezer sections to conserve
energy while on display in a retail store. When
activated OFF will display on the control panel
and the display will remain on for 20 seconds.
To deactivate / activate:
“Lock”
“Unlock”
Note
The Lock function will not stop the water or ice
dispensing function.
With either fridge door opened, press and
hold the Fridge button and then touch the
Express Freeze button three times. The
control panel will beep and the temperature
settings will display to confirm that Display
Mode is deactivated. Use the same procedure
to activate the Display Mode.
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Display window touch function
<water mode>
Note
During the set amount water extraction, if
you press “stop”, water extraction stops, and
it returns to the previous screen.
At this time, the amount of water extracted
until that time is not memorized.
If you select “water out” again, it starts from
the beginning for the selected amount.
You directly touch the display window for
operation.
yy When there is no touch, the screen is turned
OFF after 20 seconds.
yy Carefully look into each area of the
display window and use it by touching the
necessary part.
yy If you press the lever when the screen is
OFF, the previous extraction mode will be
performed. If you take off the container from
the lever, it is switched to the initial screen.
yy After touching the display window, select
the desired mode (water/cold water/ice), and
press the lever.
1. Water
If you select “water” and press the lever,
water comes out, and the water filling screen is
displayed.
a
If you select “back” icon, it returns to the
previous screen. (It is also applied to other
screens)
b
If you select “continuous”, it is switched to
the following screen, and when you press
“water out”, 2 minute water extraction (about
3L) starts with the water filling display.
If you press “stop” button during the water
extraction, the water extraction stops and it
returns to the previous screen, and if the 2
minute water extraction is completed, it returns
to the initial screen..
yy If you take off the cup or container from the
lever, or if you extract for 3 minutes, the
water extraction stops and it returns to the
initial screen.
Touch “Stop”
When you press
the lever
Touch “Water
extraction”
When you take off
from the lever or
after 3 minutes
operation
While “water” is selected, if you touch “water”
one more time, you can set the set water amount
extraction.
yy To use the set amount water extraction,
press “water out” button. Even if you press
the lever, water will not come out.
a
b
c
d
When 2 minute
water extraction is
completed
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c
If you select “100ml~”, it is switched to
the following screen, and when you press
“water out”, the water comes out as much as
selected amount along with the water filling
display.
- You can select the amount among 100ml,
200ml, 300ml, or 400ml with the left/right
direction key.
- If you press “stop” button during the water
extraction, the water extraction stops and
it returns to the previous screen, and if the
2 minute water extraction is completed, it
returns to the initial screen.
d
If you select “500ml~”, it is switched to
the following screen, and when you press
“water out”, the water comes out as much as
selected amount along with the water filling
display.
-Y
ou can select the amount among 500ml, 1L,
1.5L with the left/right direction key.
- If you press “stop” button during the water
extraction, the water extraction stops and
it returns to the previous screen, and if the
2 minute water extraction is completed, it
returns to the initial screen.
Touch “Stop”
Touch “Stop”
Touch “Water
extraction”
Touch “Water
extraction”
When water
extraction is
completed
When water
extraction is
completed
Note
According to the water pressure of the house
where the product is installed, there may be
difference of set amount water extraction due
to the error of the water flow sensor, and it is
not a disorder.
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2. Cold Water
4. Crushed
After selecting “cold water”, if you press the
lever, cold water comes out along with the water
filling display.
After selecting “Crushed”, if you press water
out lever, ice crush comes out along with the ice
stacking display.
yy If you take off the cup or container from the
lever, or if you extract for 3 minutes, the water
extraction stops and it returns to the initial
screen.
yy If you take off the cup or container from the
lever, or if you extract for 3 minutes, the water
extraction stops and it returns to the initial
screen.
When you press
the lever
yy If a lot of ice splatters, take the cup closer to
the outlet.
When you press
the lever
When you take off
from the lever or
after 3 minutes
operation
When you take off
from the lever or
after 3 minutes
operation
Note
According to the water pressure of the house
where the product is installed, there may be
difference of set amount water extraction
due to the error of the water flow sensor, and
it is not a disorder.
3. Cubed
After selecting “Cubed”, if you press water out
lever, ice cube comes out along with the ice
stacking display.
yy If you take off the cup or container from the
lever, or if you extract for 3 minutes, the water
extraction stops and it returns to the initial
screen.
yy If a lot of ice splatters, take the cup closer to
the outlet.
When you press
the lever
When you take off
from the lever or
after 3 minutes
operation
Note
yy During the water or set amount water
extraction, if you open the freezing chamber
door, the water extraction stops, and it
returns to the initial screen.
yy For cold water, ice cube, and small ice cube,
if you open the door, the extraction stops,
but when you close the door, the extraction
continues.
yy If the cup size is too small, water may splash,
or you may not be able to receive water.
yy For water, cold water, or ice cube extraction,
use a cup with the diameter of 68mm or
more.
yy Small ice cubes are made and extracted by
crushing ice cube, so it is recommended
to use a cup with the diameter of 80mm or
more. (Ex. mug)
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In-Door Ice Bin
2
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
To remove the in-door ice bin, grip the
front handle, slightly lift the lower part,
and slowly pull out the bin as shown.
Caution
yy Keep hands and tools out of the ice
compartment door and dispenser chute.
Failure to do so may result in damage or
personal injury.
yy The icemaker will stop producing ice when
the in-door ice bin is full. If you need more
ice, empty the ice bin into the extra ice bin
in the freezer compartment. During use,
the ice can become uneven causing the
icemaker to misread the amount of ice
cubes and stop producing ice. Shaking the
ice bin to level the ice within it can reduce
this problem.
Assembling the In-Door Ice Bin
1
Carefully insert the in-door ice bin while
slightly slanting it to avoid contact with the
icemaker.
2
Avoid touching the auto shutoff (feeler
arm) when replacing the ice bin. See the
label on the ice compartment door for
details.
yy Storing cans or other items in the ice bin
will damage the icemaker.
yy Keep the ice compartment door closed
tightly. If the ice compartment door is not
closed tightly, the cold air in the ice bin
will freeze food in the fridge compartment.
This could also cause the icemaker to stop
producing ice.
yy If the Ice On/Off button on the display
is set to Off for an extended period of
time, the ice compartment will gradually
warm up to the temperature of the fridge
compartment. To prevent ice cubes from
melting and leaking from the dispenser,
ALWAYS empty the ice bin when the
icemaker is set to Off for more than a few
hours.
Auto shutoff
(feeler arm)
Detaching the In-Door Ice Bin
1
Gently pull the handle to open the ice
compartment.
Caution
When handling the ice bin,
keep hands away from the
icemaker tray area to avoid
personal injury.
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Automatic Icemaker
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent
to the dispenser. The icemaker will produce
50-80 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending
on freezer compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings and
other operating conditions.
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Warning
Personal Injury Hazard
DO NOT place fingers or hands on the
automatic ice making mechanism while the
fridge is plugged in.
Icemaker
yy It takes about 12 to 24 hours for a newly
installed fridge to begin making ice.
Wait 72 hours for full ice production to occur.
yy Ice making stops when the in-door ice bin
is full. When full, the in-door ice bin holds
approximately 6 to 8 glasses of ice.
yy Foreign substances or frost on the auto shutoff
(feeler arm) can interrupt ice production. Make
sure the feeler arm is clean at all times for
proper operation.
Auto shutoff (feeler arm)
Turning the Automatic Icemaker
On or Off
To turn the automatic icemaker On/Off, press
and hold the Ice On/Off button on the control
panel for 3 seconds. Doing this also causes
any ice in the ice bin to melt. when turning the
ice maker off, please ensure that the ice bin is
emptied.
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Automatic Icemaker
(continued)
Caution
yy The first ice and water dispensed may
include particles or odor from the water
supply line or the water tank.
yy Throw away the first few batches of ice.
This is also necessary if the fridge has not
been used for a long time.
yy Never store beverage cans or other items in
the ice bin for the purpose of rapid cooling.
Doing so may damage the icemaker or the
containers may burst.
yy If discolored ice is dispensed, check the
water filter and water supply. If the problem
continues, contact a qualified service
center. Do not use the ice or water until the
problem is corrected.
yy Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may play with or damage the
controls.
yy 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.
yy Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to
collect ice. Such containers may chip or
break resulting in glass fragments in the ice.
yy 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.
yy Never use a glass that is exceptionally
narrow or deep. Ice may jam in the ice
passage and fridge performance may be
affected.
yy Keep the glass at a proper distance from
the ice outlet. A glass held too close to the
outlet may prevent ice from dispensing.
yy To avoid personal injury, keep hands out of
the ice door and passage.
yy Never remove the dispenser cover.
yy If ice or water dispenses unexpectedly, turn
off the water supply and contact a qualified
service center.
When You Should Turn the
Icemaker Off
yy When the water supply will be shut off
for several hours.
yy When the ice bin is removed for more
than one or two minutes.
yy When the fridge will not be used for
several days.
Note
The ice bin should be emptied when
the Ice On/Off button is set to the Off
mode.
Normal Sounds You May Hear
yy The icemaker water valve will buzz as
the icemaker fills with water. If the Ice
on/off button is set to On, the ice maker
will buzz even if it has not yet been
hooked up to water. To stop the buzzing,
press the Ice on/off button to set it to
the Off position.
Note
Keeping the Ice maker on before the
water line is connected can damage the
icemaker.
yy You will hear the sound of cubes
dropping into the bin and water running
in the pipes as the icemaker refills.
Preparing for Vacation
Set the icemaker power button to Off and shut
off the water supply to the fridge.
Note
The ice bin should be emptied any time
the Ice On/Off button is turned Off.
If the ambient temperature is expected to drop
below freezing, have a qualified technician
drain the water supply system to prevent
serious property damage due to flooding
caused by ruptured water lines or connections.
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Ice and Water Dispenser
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Caution
Keep children away from the dispenser
to prevent children playing with or
damaging the controls.
Note
yy If discolored ice is dispensed, check
the water filter and water supply. If the
problem continues, contact a qualified
service center. Do not use the ice or
water until the problem is corrected.
yy The dispenser will not operate when
either of the fridge doors are open.
yy If dispensing water or ice into a container
with a small opening, place it as close to
the dispenser as possible.
yy Some dripping may occur after
dispensing. Hold your cup beneath
the dispenser for a few seconds after
dispensing to catch all of the drops.
Dispenser
Ice and Water
lever
Cleaning the Dispenser Stand
Stand
1
Pull slightly holding both ends.
2
Wipe out dirty areas with a clean cloth.
Using the Dispenser
yy To dispense water or ice, push the lever
after touch on LCD Display what you
want.
Caution
Throw away the first few batches of ice
(about 24 cubes). This is also necessary
if the fridge has not been used for a
long time.
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Storing Food
Food Preservation Location (Applicable to some models only)
Each compartment inside the fridge is designed to store different types of food.
Store your food in the optimal space to enjoy the freshest taste.
Fridge Basket
Store beverages, water, etc.
Big Fresh Zone
Preserve vegetables and fruits.
Freezer Basket
Preserve small packaged frozen
food or frequently-taken out foods.
Drawer (1)
Preserve small packaged frozen
food or frequently-taken out foods.
Drawer(2)
Preserve frozen food to keep longer.
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Food Preservation Location (Applicable to some models only) (continued)
Dairy Product Bin
Store diary foods such as butter, cheese, etc.
Folding Shelf
Fold this shelf to store large-sized
containers or food.
Door-In-Door
Store frequently-taken out foods
such as beverages, snacks, etc.
Extra Space
Preserve small foods such as eggs,
ham, etc.
Caution
yy Do not store food with high moisture content towards the top of the fridge. The moisture could
come in direct contact with the cold air and freeze.
yy Wash food before storing it in the fridge. Food packaging should be wiped down to prevent
adjacent foods from being contaminated.
yy If the fridge is kept in a hot and humid place, frequent opening of the door or storing a lot of
vegetables in the fridge may cause condensation to form. Wipe off the condensation with a clean
cloth or a paper towel.
yy If the fridge doors are opened or closed too often, warm air may penetrate the fridge and raise its
temperature. It can also increase the fridge’s electricity usage.
Note
yy If you are leaving home for a short period of time, like a short vacation, the fridge should be left
on. Refrigerated foods that are able to be frozen will stay preserved longer if stored in the freezer.
yy If you are leaving the fridge turned off for an extended period of time, remove all food and ice
from the ice maker compartment before unplugging the power cord. Clean the interior, and leave
the doors slightly ajar to prevent mold from growing in the fridge.
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Food Storage Tips
* The following tips may not be applicable
depending on the model.
Wrap or store food in the fridge in airtight and
moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted.
This prevents food odor and taste transfer
throughout the fridge. For dated products, check
use by dates to ensure freshness.
Food
How to
Butter or
Margarine
Keep opened butter in a covered
dish or closed compartment.
When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and
freeze.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping
until you are ready to use it.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best
storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Eggs
Store in original carton on
interior shelf, not on door shelf.
Fruit
Do not wash or prepare fruit
until it is ready to be used. Sort
and keep fruit in its original
container, in a crisper, or store
in a completely closed paper
bag on a fridge shelf.
Leafy
Vegetables
Remove store wrapping and
trim or tear off bruised and
discolored areas. Wash in cold
water and drain. Place in plastic
bag or plastic container and
store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic
containers and store in crisper.
Fish
Store fresh fish and shellfish
in the freezer section if they
are not being consumed the
same day of purchase. It is
recommended to consume
fresh fish and shellfish the
same day purchased.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic
wrap, aluminum foil, or plastic
containers with tight lids.
Storing Frozen Food
Note
Check a freezer food guide or a reliable
cookbook for further information about preparing
food for freezing or food storage times.
Freezing
Your freezer will not quick-freeze a large
quantity of food. Do not put more unfrozen
food into the freezer than will freeze within 24
hours (no more than 1 to 1.5kg. of food per
cubic foot of freezer space). Leave enough
space in the freezer for air to circulate around
packages. Be careful to leave enough room at
the front so the door can close tightly.
Storage times will vary according to the quality
and type of food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (how airtight and moisture-proof) and
the storage temperature. Ice crystals inside a
sealed package are normal. This simply means
that moisture in the food and air inside the
package have condensed, creating ice crystals.
Note
Allow hot foods to cool at room temperature
for 30 minutes, then package and freeze.
Cooling hot foods before freezing saves
energy.
Note
Never freeze beverage cans or bottles of any
kind as they can explode or shatter.
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Storing Frozen Food (continued)
Adjusting the Fridge Shelves
Packaging
The shelves in your fridge are adjustable to
meet your individual storage needs. Your
model may have either glass or wire shelves.
Successful freezing depends on correct
packaging. When you close and seal the
package, it must not allow air or moisture in or
out. If it does, you could have food odor and
taste transfer throughout the fridge and could
also dry out frozen food.
Adjusting the shelves to fit different heights
of items will make finding the exact item you
want easier. Doing so will also reduce the
amount of time the fridge door is open which
will save energy.
Packaging recommendations:
yy Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting
lids
Detaching the Shelf
yy Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
Tilt up the front of the shelf and lift it straight
up. Pull the shelf out.
yy Heavy-duty aluminum foil
yy Plastic-coated paper
yy Non-permeable plastic wraps
yy Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic
bags
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use
yy Bread wrappers
yy Non-polyethylene plastic containers
yy Containers without tight lids
yy Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
yy Thin, semi-permeable wrap
Refitting the Shelf
Tilt the front of the shelf up and guide the rear
shelf hooks into the slots at the desired height.
Then, lower the front of the shelf so that the
hooks drop into the slots.
Caution
Make sure that shelves are level from
one side to the other. Failure to do so
may result in the shelf falling or spilling
food.
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Using the Folding Shelf
When Closing the Door
You can store taller items, such as containers
or bottles, by simply pushing the front half of
the shelf underneath the back half of the shelf.
Pull the front of the shelf firmly toward you to
return to a full shelf.
Caution
Caution
yy Do not clean glass shelves with
warm water while they are cold.
Shelves may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or
impact.
yy Glass shelves are heavy. Use special
care when removing them.
yy To reduce the risk of door scratches
and breaking the door centre mullion,
please make sure that the fridge door
mullion is always folded in.
yy The door Alarm will sound every 30
seconds the door remains open after
1 minute. Ensure that the folding
mullion is folded in before closing the
left hand door.
HOW TO USE 39
Big Fresh Zone
Refitting the Big Fresh Zone drawer
Removal of the Big Fresh Zone drawer.
1
Insert the left and right roller of the drawer
into the guides whilst the draw is slightly
lifted at the front. and push it in gently
while lowering it at the same time.
2
Push it in gently while lowering it at the
same time.
The Moisture (balance) keeper helps optimize
humidity in the vegetable compartment.
1
2
Pull the drawer back to the end of its
travel.
Lift the front of the draw up and remove it
from its guide.
Caution
yy Always empty the draws before
removing them and use both hands
when removing and refitting.
yy Make sure that the fridge doors
are fully open before removing and
refitting the drawers.
40 HOW TO USE
How to remove and refit the
vegetable box
How to refit vegetable box
1
Lift the vegetable box drawer assembly
on to an angle and place it into the fridge
compartment ready for fitting.
2
Lift the vegetable box drawer horizontally
and align to its original position and gently
push it back. (This is to avoid contact with
the side walls of the fridge.)
3
If there is a gap behind the drawer as
in the below diagram, slightly lift the
vegetable box and push.
How to remove the vegetable box
1
2
3
While the fridge doors are wide open,
take out all the shelves from the fridge
compartment.
Remove all contents from the vegetable
box drawers.
Lift the vegetable box drawers with both
hands and gently pull them toward you.
Grab the back end with one hand to lift the
vegetable box, and then take it out while
tilted.
Caution
yy Make sure to disassemble with
both hands.
yy When you remove and refit the
vegetable box drawers,ensure that
both fridge doors are open fully.
HOW TO USE
Extra Space (Multi collection
corner)
Store small foods like eggs, ham, cheese, etc.
41
Dairy Corner
You can store dairy products such as butter,
cheese etc.
If you close the fridge door with the dairy
corner left open, the fridge door may not close
properly. It could also result in damage to the
lid.
Multi-collection
corner supporter
yy Open and close pushing or pulling grips.
Caution
yy Be careful when handling and storing
larger eggs. They can be broken if the
cover is not completely closed and
the drawer above is pushed in.
yy Observe the above diagrams when
removing and refitting the MultiCollection corner after cleaning.
yy Store all moist and easily-freezing
foods like soy bean curd, sesame leaf,
etc. on the front of the shelves.
Fridge Basket
Store drinks like small packs, milk, beer, juice
etc.
Door-In-Door (Applicable to
some models only)
The Door-In-Door compartment allows for easy
access of commonly used beverages and food
items.
The inner Door-In-Door includes two door bins,
Cheese & Butter and Condiment bins, that
are specially designed for food that can be
stored at a warmer temperature. This makes
spreading butter and slicing cheese easier.
Note
The Cheese & Butter and Condiment
bins are not recommended for storing
items that spoil easily such as milk and
mayonnaise.
Press the the door button on the Home Bar
until you hear a click sound.
yy You can store more food in the larger Home
Bar.
yy With the larger storage room, you can
organize drinks and snacks better.
Press until
you hear
the “Click”
sound
42 HOW TO USE
Door-In-Door Shelf Disassembly
(Applicable to some models only)
1
2
4
Remove screws on both sides of magic
space cover.
5
Hold the bottom of lower basket and raise
it up to take it out.
Raise magicspace cover up and take it out.
Hold the bottom of daily basket and raise it
up to take it out.
Hold both ends of the basket and lift up the
front part of the basket.
3
Move floating basket to the top
compartment from magic space cover to
where the Daily Corner was removed.
yy Assemble in the same method as
disassembly.
HOW TO USE 43
Adjustable Moving Basket
It can be moved up and down as necessary, and
used conveniently.
yy To move the Adjustable Moving Basket up or
down, remove all items from the basket first.
yy Place one hand on each side of the Moving
basket and use your forefingers and thumb.
Freezer Drawer
Use the compartment for packed frozen foods
and frequently-accessed foods.
Use the bottom compartment for frozen foods.
(Dried fish & condiments)
yy The sliding freezer drawers allow easy
access and convenience of use.
yy Lift the white release levers on both sides
upward, and then move the Basket up or
down.
Freezer Drawer Removal
yy Adjusting the Moving Door Basket allows taller
food items to be stored more conveniently.
1
3
3
2
1
3
Pull out the Freezer drawer to the end of
its travel (as per below fig)and remove all
of the contents.
2
3
2
1
1
2
3
2
1
1
2
When the drawer is fully extended, lift up
the front and continue to pull it out (as per
below fig).
Caution
yyRemove all food items from basket before
moving it up or down. Not doing so could
cause damage to the basket or food items.
Caution
yyAlways remove drawers with both
hands to avoid breakage or injury.
yyAlways open the freezer doors all the
way before removing or refitting the
drawers.
44 HOW TO USE
Refitting the Freezer Drawer
Freezer/Fridge basket
1
You can store small packaged frozen food
(Freezer basket), small packaged refrigerated
food or beverages (Fridge basket) such as milk,
water, juice, beer etc.
Do Not store ice cream or foods intended for
long term storage in the Freezer Door Basket.
Insert both rollers into the guides with
the front of the drawer slightly raised and
gently push in. while lowering the drawer
to the correct level.
To remove the basket, hold the basket with
both hands and lift up the front part to pull it
out.
2
Continue to push in the drawer all the way
while lowering the drawer to the correct
level.
Caution
yyAlways remove drawers with both
hands to avoid breakage or injury.
yyAlways open the freezer doors all the
way before removing or refitting the
drawers.
To refit the basket, align both sides of the
basket with the guides and push it down until
secure.
MAINTENANCE 45
MAINTENANCE
Cleaning
yy Both the fridge and freezer sections defrost automatically; however, clean both sections
about once a month to prevent odors.
yy Wipe up spills immediately.
yy Always unplug the refrigeration before cleaning.
General Cleaning Tips
yy Unplug fridge or disconnect power.
yy Remove all removable parts, such as
shelves, crispers, etc.
yy Use a clean sponge or soft cloth with
mild detergent in warm water. Do not
use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
yy Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces
thoroughly.
Exterior
Waxing external painted metal surfaces helps
provide rust protection. Do not wax plastic
parts. Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year using appliance wax (or auto paste
wax). Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth.
For products with a stainless steel exterior,
use a clean sponge or soft cloth with mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft
cloth.
Caution
yy Do not use a rough cloth or sponge
when cleaning the interior and exterior
of the fridge.
yy Do not place your hand on the bottom
surface of the fridge when opening
and closing.
Warning
Use non-flammable cleaner. Failure to do
so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Always remove power cord from the
wall outlet prior to cleaning in the vicinity
of electrical parts (lamps, switches,
covers, 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, industrial
detergent (bleach containing detergent)
Flammable or toxic cleaning liquids on
any surface. Do not use Hot water to
clean the interior or any interior parts of
the unit when they are cold.
46 MAINTENANCE
Inside Walls (allow freezer to warm
up so the cloth will not stick)
To help remove odors, you can wash the inside
of the fridge with a mixture of baking soda and
warm water. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda
to 1 litre of warm water. Be sure the baking
soda is completely dissolved so it does not
scratch the surfaces of the fridge.
Door Liners and Gaskets
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use cleaning
waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches, or
cleaners containing petroleum on plastic fridge
parts.
Plastic Parts (covers and panels)
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use window
sprays, abrasive cleansers, or flammable fluids.
These can scratch or damage the material.
Condenser Coil Cover
Use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment to
clean the condenser cover and vents located
at the rear of the appliance. Do not remove the
panel covering the condenser coil area. Always
disconnect the main power before cleaning.
MAINTENANCE 47
Replacing the Water Filter
Note
This fridge does not require a filter bypass
plug when the filter is not in place.
It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
yy
yy
yy
yy
1
2
Remove Old Filter
Turn the filter to replace to the left by (
Pull forward ( 2 ) to remove the filter.
1
) 90°.
yy If you remove the water filter, some water
may drop, so put dry towel on the hole
in front of the case as in the figure for
absorption before removing the 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.
Disassemble Filter cover
Dry towel
Filter is mounted on the left side of the fresh
vegetable box of the fridge.
yy Remove the left side vegetable box.
yy When you push and pull the bottom side of
the filter cover, filter cover is removed.
3
Replace With new filters
Hold the filter handle vertically and push in ( 1 )
filter.
After fully pushing it in all the way, turn to the
right side ( 2 ).
yy When you first installed or replaced the filter,
push Water Out lever to remove the air and
activated carbon inside the filter to extract
and dispose 2.5 gallon(9.5 Liter) of each of
water and cold water (about 5 minute) before
the use. (Activated carbon is not harmful to
human body.)
3rd Filter
2nd Filter
1st Filter
Before replacing the
filter, remove the cap
of the new filter.
48 SMART DIAGNOSIS
SMART DIAGNOSIS
Should you experience any problems with
your fridge, 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.
3 Hold the mouthpiece of your phone in front
If you experience problems with your fridge,
call to the LG service center. 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.
4 Press and hold the Freezer Temperature
of the speaker that
is located on the
right hinge of the
fridge door, when
instructed to do so
by the call center.
button for three seconds while continuing
to hold your phone to the speaker.
Smart Diagnosis cannot be activated unless
your fridge is connected to power. If your
fridge is unable to turn on, then troubleshooting
must be done without using Smart Diagnosis.
5 After you hear three beeps, release the
Using Smart Diagnosis
First, call to the LG service center. Only use
the Smart Diagnosis feature when instructed
to do so by the LG call center agent.
1 Lock the display. To lock the display,
press and hold the Lock button for three
seconds. (If the display has been locked
for over five minutes, you must deactivate
the lock and then reactivate it.)
Freezer Temperature button.
6 Keep the phone in place until the tone
transmission has finished. This takes about
3 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
yy For best results, do not move the phone
while the tones are being transmitted.
yy If the call center agent is not able to get
an accurate recording of the data, you
may be asked to try again.
NOTE
2 Open the right fridge door.
yy Call quality differences by region may
affect the function.
yy Use the home telephone for better
communication performance, resulting in
better service.
yy Bad call quality either from a mobile or
home phone may result in poor data
transmission from your phone to the
diagnostics call centre, which could cause
Smart Diagnosis to not work properly.
TROUBLESHOOTING 49
TROUBLESHOOTING
Review the Troubleshooting section before calling for service; doing so will save you both time
and money.
Problem
Fridge and
Freezer section
are not cooling.
Cooling System
runs too much.
Possible Causes
Solutions
The fridge display control is set Cancel the OFF mode so that the unit
to OFF (some models).
commences operation. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for proper temperature settings
May be in Display mode.
Refer to page 26 for Display mode instructions.
Fridge is in the defrost cycle.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
compartment may raise slightly. Wait 40 minutes
to confirm the proper temperature has been
restored once the defrost cycle has completed.
Fridge was recently installed.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature.
Fridge was recently relocated.
If the fridge was stored for a long period of time
or moved on its side, it is necessary for the fridge
to stand upright for 24 hours before connecting it
to power.
Fridge is replacing an older
model.
Modern fridges require more operating time but
use less energy due to more efficient technology.
Fridge was recently plugged in
or power restored.
The fridge 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
fridge, requiring the compressor to run longer in
order to cool the fridge back down. In order to
conserve energy, try to get everything you need
out of the fridge 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.
Fridge 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 fridge
should not be operated above 43°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. Disconnect the mains before cleaning.
50 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Fridge or Freezer Fridge was recently installed.
section is too
warm.
Air vents are blocked.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature.
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.
Rearrange items to allow air to flow throughout
the compartment. Refer to the Airflow diagram in
the Using Your Fridge section.
Unit is installed in a hot location. The fridge should not be operated in
temperatures above 43°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
fridge 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 40 minutes
and confirm the proper temperature has been
restored once the defrost cycle has completed.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Interior moisture
buildup.
Food is freezing
in the fridge
compartment.
Frost or ice
crystals form
on frozen food
(outside of
package).
Fridge or Freezer
section is too
cold.
Possible Causes
51
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 be raised slightly
and condensation may form on the back wall.
Wait 40 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.
Food with high water content
was placed near an air vent.
Rearrange items with high water content away
from air vents.
Fridge 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.
Fridge is installed in a cold
location.
When the fridge is operated in temperatures
below 5°C, food can freeze in the fridge
compartment. The fridge should not be operated
in temperature below 13°C.
Door is opened frequently or for When the doors are opened often or for long
long periods of time.
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.
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.
52 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Frost or ice
Condensation from food with a
crystals on frozen high water content has frozen
food (inside of
inside of the food package.
sealed package).
Food has been left in the freezer
for a long period of time.
This is normal for food items with a high water
content.
Clicking
The defrost control will click
when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends. The
thermostat control (or fridge
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 on top of
or around the fridge.
Normal Operation
Fridge is not resting solidly on
the floor.
Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need to
be adjusted. See the Door Alignment section.
Fridge with linear compressor
was jarred while running.
Normal Operation
Whooshing
Do not store food items with high water content
in the freezer for a long period of time.
Evaporator fan motor is
Normal Operation
circulating air through the fridge
and freezer compartments.
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
Sizzling
Water dripping on the defrost
heater during a defrost cycle.
Normal Operation
Vibrating
If the side or back of the fridge
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.
Dripping
Water running into the drain pan Normal Operation
during the defrost cycle.
TROUBLESHOOTING 53
Problem
Pulsating or
High-Pitched
Sound
Possible Causes
Solutions
Your fridge is designed to
Normal Operation
run more efficiently to keep
your food items at the desired
temperature. The high efficiency
compressor may cause your
new fridge to run longer than
your old one, but it is still more
energy efficient than previous
models. While the fridge is
running, it is normal to hear a
pulsating or high-pitched sound.
Doors will not
Food packages are blocking the
close correctly or door open.
pop open.
Ice bin, crisper cover, pans,
shelves, door bins, or baskets
are out of position.
Rearrange food containers to clear the door and
door shelves.
Push bins all the way in and put crisper cover,
pans, shelves and baskets into their correct
positions. See the Using Your Fridge section for
more information.
The doors were removed during Remove and replace the doors according to the
product installation and not
Removing and Replacing Fridge Handles and
properly replaced.
Doors section.
Fridge is not leveled properly.
Doors are difficult The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
to open.
Door was recently closed.
Fridge wobbles or Leveling legs are not adjusted
seems unstable. properly.
See Door Alignment in the Height adjustment
section to level fridge.
Clean the gaskets and the surfaces that they
touch. Rub a thin coat of appliance polish or
kitchen wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
When you open the door, warmer air enters
the fridge. 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.
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.
Lights do not
work.
LED interior lighting failure.
The fridge compartment lamp is LED interior
lighting, and service should be performed by a
qualified technician.
Fridge has an
unusual odor.
The Hygiene Fresh filter may
need to be set to the POWER
setting or replaced.
Set the Hygiene Fresh filter to the POWER
setting. If the odor does not go away within 24
hours, the filter may need to be replaced. See
the Replacing the Hygiene Fresh filter section for
replacement instructions.
The interior of the The fridge is located near a fire
fridge is covered source, such as a fireplace,
with dust or soot. chimney or candle.
Make sure that the fridge is not located near a fire
source, such as a fireplace, chimney, heater or
candle.
54 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Icemaker is not
making enough
ice.
Possible Causes
Solutions
Demand exceeds ice storage
capacity.
The icemaker will produce approximately 50~80
cubes in a 24 hour period.
House water supply is not
connected, valve is not turned
on fully, or valve is clogged.
Connect the fridge 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:
••
••
••
••
Low house water supply
pressure.
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.
The water pressure must be between 20 and 120
psi on models without a water filter and between
40 and 120 psi on models with a water filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber or install a booster pump to
compensate for the low pressure.
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 fridge to
house supply valve is kinked.
The tubing can kink when the fridge 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING 55
Problem
Icemaker is not
making enough
ice (continued).
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 fridge which will prevent the unit
from maintaining the set temperature. Lowering
the fridge 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
minimum -18 degrees. If the freezer temperature
is warmer, ice production will be affected.
Dispensing water Water filter has become
slowly.
clogged and congested.
It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
••
••
••
••
Reverse osmosis filtration
system is used.
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 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 or install a booster pump to
compensate for the low pressure.
Low house water supply
pressure.
The water pressure must be between 20 and 120
psi on models without a water filter and between
40 and 120 psi on models with a water filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber or install a booster pump to
compensate for the low pressure.
56 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Not dispensing
ice.
Possible Causes
Doors are not closed
completely.
Solutions
Ice will not dispense if any of the fridge 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.
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.
Icemaker is not
making ice.
Fridge 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 Ice On/Off button and confirm that it is
turned On.
The fridge is not connected to
a water supply or the supply
shutoff valve is not turned on.
Connect fridge to the water supply and turn the
water shutoff valve fully open.
Icemaker shutoff (feeler arm)
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 Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
system is connected to your
the water pressure below the minimum amount
cold water supply.
and result in icemaker issues.
(Refer to the Water Pressure section.)
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Problem
Not dispensing
water.
Possible Causes
Solutions
New installation or water line
recently connected.
Dispense 2.5 gallons of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove trapped air
and contaminants from the system.
Do not dispense the entire 2.5 gallon 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.
Fridge or freezer doors are not
closed properly.
Water will not dispense if any of the fridge doors
are left open.
Water filter has been recently
removed or replaced.
After the water filter is replaced, dispense 2.5
gallons of water (flush for approximately 5
minutes) to remove trapped air and contaminants
from the system. Do not dispense the entire 2.5
gallon amount continuously. Depress and release
the dispenser pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON
and 60 seconds OFF.
Tubing connecting fridge to
house supply valve is kinked.
The tubing can kink when the fridge 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 fridge to the water supply and turn the
water shutoff valve fully open.
Icemaker is
Icemaker shutoff (arm/sensor)
making too much is obstructed.
ice.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
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.
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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.
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
Rewrap the food. Odors may migrate to the ice if
properly in either compartment. food is not wrapped properly.
The interior of the fridge 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.
Dispensing warm Fridge was recently installed.
water.
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
20 to 30 oz.
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 10 oz.
Fridge is connected to the hot
water supply.
Make sure that the fridge is connected to a cold
water pipe.
WARNING: Connecting the fridge to a hot
water line may damage the icemaker.
Water has bad
taste or odor.
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:
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Fridge was recently installed.
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.
Dispense 2.5 gallons of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove trapped
air and contaminants from the system. Do
not dispense the entire 2.5 gallon amount
continuously. Depress and release the dispenser
pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON and 60 seconds
OFF.
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DISPOSAL OF YOUR OLD APPLIANCE
(as per e-waste rules)
1.
hen this crossed out wheeled bin symbol is depicted on the product
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and its operator’s manual, it means the product is covered by the e-waste
Management and Handling Rules, 2011 and are meant to be recycled,
dismantled, refurbished or disposed off.
2.
Do’s
a. The product is required to be handed over only to the authorized recycler for disposal.
b. Keep the product in isolated area, after it becomes non-functional/un-repairable so as to prevent
its accidental breakage.
Don’t
a. The product should not be opened by the user himself/herself, but only by authorized service
personnel.
b. The product is not meant for re-sale to any unauthorized agencies/scrap dealer/kabariwalah.
c. The product is not meant for mixing into household waste stream.
d. Do not keep any replaced spare part(s) from the product in exposed area.
3.
ny disposal through unauthorised agencies/person will attract action under Environment (Protection)
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Act 1986, which provides for imprisonment upto 5 years or with fine upto Rs. 1 Lac or both.
4.
Hazards of improper handling or accidental breakage ;
1) The refrigerant (R134a) used, if overexposed, might cause dizziness and loss of concentration.
Liquid contact can cause irritation and frostbite.
The refrigerant( R 600a), squirting out of the pipes could ignite or cause eye injury .
2) The blowing agent cyclopentane is highly flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful to aquatic life.
Contact with liquid may cause cold burns / frost bites. Repeated exposure causes skin dryness.
5.
o locate a nearest collection centre or call for pick-up (limited area only) for disposal of this
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appliance, please contact Toll Free No. 1800-180-9999 for details. All collection centre and pick up
facilities are done by third parties with LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. Merely as a facilitator.
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