LG GC-181SA Owner's manual

LG GC-181SA Owner's manual
FRIDGE-FREEZER
User's Guide
GC-181SA
Table of Contents
Introduction
Important Safety
Installation
Instruction
Identification of Parts
6
Location
7
Installation with/without
Adjusting Leveling
Operation
Table
Screws
7
8
Starting
9
Temperature Control
9
Defrost
10
Storing
food
11
storage
Freezer
Compartment
11
Care and
Maintenance
Trouble
Top
On
Suggestion
Food
4
Shooting
To Reverse the
Doors
3
Refrigerator Compartment
11
General Information
12
Lamp Replacing
13
Cleaning
13
Trouble
Shooting
14
How to Reverse the Door
16
How to Reverse the Eva Door
17
Introduction
Important Safety
Precaution
This fridge-freezer must be
Instruction
properly
installed and
located in accordance with the Installation
Instruction before it is used.
Never
unplug your fridge-freezer by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight
out from the outlet.
When
moving your appliance away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power
cord.
After your fridge-freezer is in operation, do not
touch the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment,
particularly when hands are damp or wet. Skin may
adhere to these
extremely
Pull out the power
cold surfaces.
plug prior
to
the
cleaning
fridge-freezer.
Never damage, severely bend, pull out, or twist
the power cord because power cord damage may
cause a
Never
fire
or
electronic shock.
place glass products
in the freezer because
may be broken when their inner contents
Don't Use
If
an
possible,
connect the
fridge-freezer
are
to its
they
frozen.
own
Extension Cord
individual electrical outlet to prevent it and other
appliances or household lights from causing an overload.
Accessibility of
Supply Plug
The
supply plug of the refrigerator-freezer should be
placed in easy accessible position for quick disconnection
in emergency.
Supply Cord
Replacement
If the
supply
cord is
manufacturer
damaged,
it must be
its service agent or
in
order
to
avoid a hazard.
person
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or
a
replaced by the
similarly qualified
Introduction
Important Safety
Danger
Instruction
Risk of child entrapment.
Before you throw away your old
refrigerator
or
freezer:
Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in
place
so
that children may not
easily
climb inside.
Don't store
Don't store
liquids
gasoline or other flammable vapors
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
or use
in the
In the event of
Grounding
(Earthing)
and
electric short circuit,
grounding (earthing)
by providing an escape
wire for the electric current. In order to prevent possible
electric shock, this appliance must be grounded. Improper
use of the grounding plug can result in an electric shock.
an
reduces the risk of electric shock
Consult
qualified electrician or service person if the
grounding instructions are not completely understood,
you have doubts on whether the appliance is properly
grounded.
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Warning
a
or
w Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure
or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
w Do not
use
mechanical devices
or
other
accelerate the
defrosting process, other
recommended by the manufacturer.
w Do not
damage
w Do not
use
the
electrical
refrigerant
appliances
means
to
than those
circuit.
inside the food
storage compartments of the appliance, unless they
are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
w The
refrigerant and insulation blowing gas used in
appliance require special disposal procedures.
At disposal, please consult with service agent or
a similarly qualified person.
the
5
if
Introduction
Identification of Parts
Eva Door
Evaporator
Thermostat
Control Dial
Ice
Tray
Commodity
Racks
Drip Tray
Egg Tray
Shelves
(Glass
or
Steel)
Magnetic
Door Seal
Vegetable
Drawer
Bottle Rack
Leveling
Screws
6
Installation
Location
w
not to
Try
Warning
use
the
refrigerator for a prolonged time
drops below 16°C or rises
where the temperature
above 32°C.
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Avoid
placing the refrigerator
sunlight or moisture.
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Sufficient air circulation is essential for the efficient
of your
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If your
refrigerator.
refrigerator is
placed
in
in the
30
recessed
a
near
any heat sources, direct
operation
area
wall, allow at least
mm or
greater
clearance above the
refrigerator
or more
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and 25
If the floor is
25
mm
mm
from the wall.
carpeted,
the
refrigerator should
be elevated
from the floor.
Installation with/without
Top
Table
1. When
installing
with
Top
Table (free standing), push
the refrigerator until the air
circulating hole of Top
nearly reaches the
Table
wall.
2. When
installing
without
Top Table, align the door
front
edge
to the front
edge
of
kitchen furniture.
How to Remove
Top
Table
2
1. Unscrew 2 bolts at the
rear
of top table.
2. Hold the
and
of top table
forwoards with
rear
push
lifting up top
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table
slightly.
1
Installation
Adjusting Leveling Screws
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To avoid vibrations the
a
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has to be
placed
on
If necessary, set the leveling screws to compensate the
unevenness of the floor. The front should be slightly
higher
easily.
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refrigerator
leveled surface.
than the
rear so
The
Leveling Screws
refrigerator slightly.
Turning
the
Leveling
that the door
can
be
Screw
can
close
adjusted by tilting
more
the
clockwise, the refrigerator
is raised.
Next
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Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and
accumulated during transit.
Install accessories such
as
ice tray,
wipe
off all dust
shelf, etc., in their
to prevent
places. They are packed together
possible damage during transit
proper
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Connect the power supply cord to the AC outlet.
Don't double up with other appliances on the same
outlet.
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Prior to use, leave your refrigerator on for 2 or 3 hours.
Check the flow of cold air on the evaporator to ensure
proper
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cooling.
Operation
Starting
When first
turning refrigerator
on, allow it to
at least 2 to 3 hours to stabilize at normal
before
If
loading
operate for
temperature
it with fresh food.
operation is interrupted,
restarting.
allow
a
5 minutes
delay
before
Temperature Control
NOTE
The DRIP TRAY in the Freezer should be installed
to contact with the interior wall.
exactly
regulates the temperature
displayed in OFF, 1, 2,...7.
FREEZER CONTROL
freezer and is
The
freezing capacity
a setting of
2STAR at
in the
of the freezer compartment is
or higher, and food can be
4
stored up to 1 month.
Refrigerator Compartment
the Freezer
Too Warm
Turning
is cooled
by
the cold air from
Compartment.
the TEMPERATURE
CONTROL clockwise will set to
a
colder
setting (higher
number
setting).
Too Cold
Turning
the TEMPERATURE
CONTROL counterclockwise
will set to
a warmer
setting
(lower number setting).
Setting
the TEMPERATURE CONTROL depends on
location of the
refrigerator, room temperature,
refrigerator door.
and how often the
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Operation
Defrosting
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It is necessary to regularly defrost your refrigerator in
order to ensure efficient operation. The frost on the
surface of the evaporator should not exceed 6mm
before defrosting.
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To defrost, turn the control
to 'OFF'.
Before you start the defrosting
operation, remove food from the
evaporator, and wrap it with
paper or cloth, then put it in
a
cold
place
or
in another
TRAY in its proper
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If you
place
a
bottle
containing
freezer, defrosting time
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When
defrosting
is
can
warm
completed,
Turn the control dial to
Never
use
remove
10
any
sharp
ice, frost
or
or
a
water in the
be reduced.
remove
empty water, dry and put it back
CAUTION
Place the DRIP
refrigerator.
position.
the
drip tray,
position.
to its normal
desired temperature.
metallic instruments to
ice tray from the evaporator.
Suggestions on food storage
Food
Storing
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How food is frozen and defrosted is
factor in
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maintaining
Do not store food which goes bad
temperatures, such
an
important
freshness and flavor.
as
easily
at low
bananas, pineapples and
melons.
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Allow hot food to cool
much
food, and lead
?
to
electric bills.
high
Do not open doors too frequently. Whenever the door
is opened, warm air enters the refrigerator, causing
temperatures
Freezer
?
prior to storing. Adding too
refrigerator could spoil other
food to the
warm
to rise.
Compartment
Do not store bottles in the freezer
compartment --they
may break when frozen.
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Do not refreeze food that has been
This
causes
completely
thawed.
loss of taste and nutritional value.
Refrigerator Compartment
?
?
When
storing, wrap food in vinyl, or place in a covered
container. This prevents moisture from evaporating,
and helps food to keep its taste and nutrients.
Always
clean food
refrigeration. Vegetables
wiped, and packed
to
wiped clean,
prevent adjacent food
prior
to
and fruits should be washed and
food should be
from
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NOTE
spoiling.
Food with odor (fish, cheese, butter etc.) should be
wrapped securely or stored in closed containers.
In
case
of
placing
a
big
bottle in the COMMODITY
RACK, if excessive force is used to open/close the
door, the bottle may fall down, so be careful.
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Care and Maintenance
General Information
Going
When you plan to be away for an extended period,
remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean the
interior thoroughly, and leave the door OPEN to prevent
away
odor formation.
Most power failures are corrected in an hour or two and
will not affect your refrigerator temperatures. However,
you should minimize the number of door openings while
Power Failure
the power is OFF.
duration, place
a
During
block of
power failures of longer
dry ice on top of your frozen
packages.
If you
Remove all items inside the
move
all loose items. To avoid
refrigerator or securely fasten
damaging the leveling screw,
turn them all the way into the base.
Anti Condensation
?
The Anti-Condensation
pipe
is
installed around the front side
Pipe
of
fridge-freezer
dewing.
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Especially
to
prevent
after installation
or
when ambient temperature is
high, the fridge-freezer may
feel hot, which is
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quite
normal.
Anti-Condensation
Pipe
Care and Maintenance
Lamp Replacing
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Unplug
Warning
the Power Cord from the AC Outlet.
1. Take the DRIP TRAY
and Shelves out to
make
easier.
access
2. Hold the COVER
Take it out
3 2
LAMP,
4
5
1
off
6 7
from
softly
the Thermostat
Enclosure with
3. Turn the
twisting
up and down.
lamp counterclockwise,
4. Assemble in
reverse
Replacement
original.
order of
and
replace
it.
disassembly.
same specification
bulb must be the
as
Cleaning
?
that your refrigerator be kept clean to
undesirable
odors. Spilled food should be
prevent
wiped up immediately, since it may acidify and stain
It is
important
surfaces.
plastic
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Never
use
metallic
abrasive cleaners
scouring pads, brushes,
or
coarse
strong alkaline solutions
on
any
surface.
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Before you clean, however, remember that damp
will stick or adhere to extremely cold surfaces.
objects
Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet
or
damp
hands.
Use a lukewarm solution of mild soap or detergent to
clean the durable finish of your refrigerator. Wipe with
clean, damp cloth and then dry.
Exterior
Interior
Regular cleaning
a
of the interior and interior parts is
recommended. Disconnect the power cord, and remove
food and shelves, trays etc. Wash all compartment and
shelves, trays
dry.
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etc. with
a
baking
soda solution. Rinse and
Trouble
Shooting
Before
for
calling
service,
check this list.
It may save you both time and expense.
This list includes common occurrences that
the result of defective
this
workmanship
or
are
not
materials in
appliance.
Possible Causes
Problem
Fridge-Freezer
does not operate
?
Power
outlet.
it in
Plug
?
plug may
be
from the electric
unplugged
securely.
House fuse has blown
or
circuit breaker has
tripped.
Check and/or
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or
Rattling
or
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Abnormal Noise
Frost
Crystals
on
or
Ice
on
leveling
Unnecessary objects placed
fridge-freezer.
door
?
Frost within
frequent
This
or
too
long
package
screw.
in the back side of the
Too
Wipe
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the
?
?
Cabinet Surface
by rotating
ajar
frozen
Moisture forms
even
Door may have been left
door open.
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Food
lights.
The floor on which the fridge-freezer is installed
may be uneven or the fridge-freezer may be
unstable.
Make it
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fuse and reset circuit breaker.
Power cut.
Check house
Vibration
replace
or
package holding
openings.
is normal.
phenomenon is likely
it with a dry towel.
to occur in a wet space.
Trouble
Possible Causes
Problem
Moisture collects
?
inside
Fridge
?
has odor
?
?
?
Too
frequent
or
too
long
door
openings.
In humid weather, air carries moisture into
when doors are opened.
Foods with strong odors should be
covered or wrapped.
Check for
spoiled
tightly
food.
Interior needs cleaning.
Refer to CLEANING section.
Interior
light
Shooting
does
?
not work
?
No power at outlet.
Light lamp
Refer to the
15
needs
replacing.
Lamp Replacement
section.
fridge
To Reverse the Doors
How to Reverse the Door
Your
refrigerator
is
designed
with
reversible door,
a
so
you may open from either left or right. It is best to
reposition the door hinge as necessary at the outset since
it is inconvenient to do so later.
change
the door
below and
proceed
To
Precaution
1. First
unplug
the
hinge please
as
refer to the
appliance.
2. Remove foods and accessories like shelves
which
3.
are
not fixed in the
or
trays
refrigerator.
Carefully lay the appliance on a cushion like packing
material without the damage of refrigeration circuit.
4. Use '+' driver
or
spanner to fix
1. Unscrew the 2xBOLTS
2. Remove the LEG
3.
diagram
follows.
Gently pull
,
then
or remove
remove
the
the bolts.
hinge (L) .
.
the door downwards to
remove
it.
4. Before
refitting the door, swap the
it out from its current location and
Hinge Cap
by pulling
repositioning it on the
other side of the door. Care should be taken not to damage
the adjacent surfaces when removing the Hinge Cap.
5. Unscrew the
opposite
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Upper Hinge pin (U)
side hole.
and
screw
it into the
To Reverse the Doors
How to Reverse the Door
6. After refit the
apposite
7. Fix the
8.
NOTE
side
door, fix the
by using
Lower
in the
Hinge(L)
2xBOLTS.
Leg.
Carefully place the appliance in an upright position.
Use the Leveling screw not to vibrate the appliance,
and check that the door opens and closes properly.
In case of applying Reversible door, When you close
the door with excessive force, there could be the case
that the door doesn't close because of Reaction
force. Please ascertain if the door closes
properly.
How to Reverse the Eva Door
When
repositioning the Refrigerator Door hinge, you
change the Freezer Door hinge for
convenience. Please refer to the diagram below and
proceed as follows
should also
1.
Open the
EVA
the EVA DOOR
DOOR, and Grasp the Bottom side of
Hinge.
2. Take it out forwards
by lifting
3. Rotate the EVA DOOR 180
DOOR to
opposite
it
slightly
degrees,
up
and insert EVA
side top hole first, then in to the
Bottom side hole.
4. Check that EVA DOOR is installed
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.
properly.
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