LG | GR-G277STW | Owner's Manual | LG GR-G277STW Owner's manual

LG GR-G277STW Owner's manual
P/NO : MFL32049802
2009.8.28, 8:50 AM
Table of Contents
Suggestion on
food storage
Care and
Important safety instructions
Identification of parts
Where to install
Door removal
Install the freezer and refrigerator compartment doors
Water supply installation
Height adjustment
External Equipment Connections
Adjusting the temperatures and functions
Wine Holder
Humidity control in the vegetable compartment
OptiFresh temperature bin
Egg Box
Location of foods
Storing foods
How to remove and replace parts
General information
The model and serial numbers are found on the inner case or back of refrigerator
compartment of this unit. These numbers are unique to this unit and not
available to others. You should record requested information here and retain
this guide as a permanent record of your purchase. Staple your receipt here.
Date of purchase
Dealer address
Dealer phone
Important safety instructions
Before use, this refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance with
the installation instructions in this manual.
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly
and pull it straight out from the outlet.
When moving your appliance away from the wall, be careful not to roll over the power
cord or to damage it in any way. Do not crush or damage the water line.
After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer
compartment, particularly when your hands are damp or wet. Skin could adhere to
these extremely cold surfaces.
Unplug the power cord from the power outlet for cleaning or other requirements. Never
touch it with wet hands because you can get an electric shock or be injured.
Never damage, bend, kink, pull out, or twist the power cord because damage to the
power cord can cause product failure, fire, or electric shock. If you have doubts the
appliance is properly grounded, consult a qualified electrician.
Never place glass products in the freezer because they may be broken from expansion
when their contents are frozen.
Never put your hands within the ice storage bin of the automatic icemaker. You can be
injured by the operation of the automatic icemaker.
Never allow anyone to climb, sit, stand, or hang on the door. These actions may
damage the refrigerator and even tip it over, causing severe personal injury.
Accessibility of
supply plug
The refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned that the supply plug is accessible for
quick disconnection in the event of an emergency.
Supply cord
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service
agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid any hazard.
Do not modify or extend the Power Cord length.
It may cause electric shock or fire.
Don’t store
Don’t store or use gasoline or other flammable vapor and liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
Child entrapment
DANGER: Risk of child entrapment.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer take off the doors but leave the
shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
In the event of an electric short circuit, grounding (earthing) reduces the risk of electric
shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.
In order to prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be grounded.
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in an electric shock. Consult a qualified
electrician or service person if the grounding instructions are not completely
understood, or if you have doubts on whether the appliance is properly grounded.
Identification of parts
Dairy Corner
Water Filter
Wine holder
Door Rack
Snack Drawer
Door Rack
Vegetable Drawer
OptiFresh Room
Door Rack
Door Rack
Lower Cover
Parts, features, and options vary by model. Your model may not include every option.
Where to install
Unstable installation may cause vibration and
noise. If the floor to install the refrigerator on
is not even, make the refrigerator level by
rotating the height adjusting screw.
and even floor
To ensure proper air circulation around the
fridge -freezer, please maintain sufficient
space on both the sides as well as top and
maintain at least 2 inches (5 cm) from the
rear wall.
A proper
distance from
adjacent items
Where water
supply can be
easily connected
in a dry place
More than
5 cm
to back
Select a place where a water supply can be
easily connected between the automatic ice
maker and dispenser.
Installing the refrigerator in a wet or damp
area may cause rust and may be an electrical
Bottom Pad
Where it is free
from heat
If this refrigerator is installed where the
ambient temperature is high, the freezing
capacity is deteriorated and the cost of
electricity used increases.
Install the refrigerator at a place where the ambient temperature is 5˚C ~ 43˚C.
Ambient temperature outside this range may cause product malfunction.
Also, the tube between the dispenser and automatic ice maker may freeze.
Door removal
Electric Shock Hazard
Disconnect electrical supply to refrigerator before installing.
Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury.
If your entrance door is too narrow for the
refrigerator to pass through, remove the refrigerator
door and pass the refrigerator laterally.
Remove the lower cover by lifting upward, and then pull
up the water feed tube while pressing the release ring shown in the figure to the right.
Remove lower
cover and
water feed tube
Lower Cover
Water Feed Tube
Remove the
If a tube end is deformed or abraded, trim the part away.
Disconnecting the tube under the door causes about 2 liters water to flow out.
Please put up a big container to prevent it.
1) Remove the hinge cover by loosening the
screws. Disconnect all connections except
the ground line.
Ground Line
Upper Hinge
2) Remove the keeper by rotating it counter
clockwise and then lifting the upper
hinge up .
Upper Hinge
When removing the upper hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forward .
3) Remove the freezer compartment door by
lifting it upward. This time, the door should
be lifted enough for the water feed tube to
be completely pulled out.
Lower hinge
Remove the
After removing the door, take it into the kitchen where you are installing the refrigerator.
Lay it down on a blanket and be careful to avoid damaging the water feed tube.
1) Loosen the hinge cover screws and remove
the cover. Remove connection wire, if any,
except for the ground line.
2) Remove keeper by rotating it clockwise ()
and then remove the upper hinge by lifting
it up ( ).
Upper Hinge
3) Remove the refrigerator compartment door
by lifting it up.
Lower Hinge
Pass the refrigerator laterally through the access
door as shown in the right figure.
Pass the
Install the freezer and refrigerator
compartment doors
Mount them in the reverse sequence of removal after they pass through the access
Water supply installation
Automatic icemaker operation needs water pressure of 147~834 kPa (1.5~8.5
kgf/cm2) (That is, an instant paper cup (180 cc) will be fully filled within 3 seconds.)
If water pressure is less than 147 kPa. It is necessary to purchase a separate
pressure pump for normal automatic icemaking and cool water feed.
Keep the total length of the feed water pipe tube within 8 m. Be careful for the tube
to avoid being kinked. If the tube is longer than 8 m, the pressure may drop to an
unacceptable level.
Install the water supply line where it will not be affected by heat.
Disposal of the
old appliance
Connect to potable water supply only.
This appliance contains fluids (refrigerant and lubricant) and is made of parts and
materials which are reusable and/or recyclable.
All the important materials should be sent to the collection center of waste material
and can be reused after rework (recycling). For recycling, please contact the local
Height adjustment
If the freezer
compartment door
is lower than the
compartment door
Level them by inserting a flat ( - type) driver into the groove of the left height adjusting
screw and rotating it clockwise ().
If the freezer
compartment door
is higher than the
compartment door
Level them by inserting a flat ( - type) driver into the groove of the right height
adjusting screw and rotating it clockwise ().
After leveling the
door height
The refrigerator door will close smoothly by raising the front side by adjusting the
height adjusting screw. If the door does not close properly because it is improperly
adjusted, the performance of the refrigerator will be affected.
External Equipment Connections
Antenna or Cable Service without a Cable Box Connections
For optimum picture quality, adjust antenna direction if needed.
Antenna Connection
Main Power
Multi-family Dwellings/Apartments
(Connect to wall antenna socket)
Antenna jack
wall antenna
Bronze Wire
RF coaxial wire (75 ohm)
VHF antenna
UHF antenna
Turn clockwise to tighten.
Bronze Wire
Be careful not to bend the bronze wire
when connecting the antenna.
Single-family Dwellings /Houses
(Connect to wall jack for outdoor antenna)
In a poor signal area to improve picture quality,
purchase and install a signal amplifier.
If the antenna is not installed properly, contact
your dealer for assistance.
1. Connect the audio/video out sockets of the
VCR to audio/video in sockets of the set.
2. Press the TV/AV/RADIO button to select AV.
3. Press the PLAY button on the VCR.
The VCR playback picture
appears on the screen.
VCR Connection
If you have a mono VCR, connect the audio cable from the VCR to the AUDIO
L/MONO socket of the set.
- After subscribing to a local cable TV service and installing a converter, you can
watch cable TV programming.
- For further cable TV information, contact a local cable service provider.
Cable TV
1. Use the TV/AV/RADIO button on
the remote control to select TV.
2. Tune to cable service provided
channels using the cable box.
Cable Box Connection Panel
When your refrigerator is first installed, allow it to stabilize at normal operating
temperatures 2~3 hours prior to filling it with fresh or frozen foods.
If operation is interrupted, wait 5 minutes before restarting.
Adjusting the temperatures and functions
Display Power Saving Mode
Your model may not include every option.
The control display is operated by touch. Excessive moisture on the display may
cause a malfunction. Please keep display clean and dry.
Display Power Saving Mode
This function places the display into power saving mode until the next time the door
is opened.
Press the FREEZER and EXPRESS FREEZER buttons simultaneously and hold them
for 5 seconds until the Ding sounds. All LCDs will then turn ON, then OFF. When the
power saving mode is activated, the display will remain off until the next time the
door is opened. Then, it will come on whenever a door is opened or a button is
pressed and remain on for 20 seconds after the last door opening or button selection.
To deactivate the power saving mode, press the FREEZER and EXPRESS FREEZER
buttons simultaneously and hold them for 5 seconds until the Ding sounds.
You can adjust temperature of freezer compartment and refrigerator
How to adjust the
temperature in
the freezer
Freezer Compartment temperature adjustment
How to adjust the
temperature in
the refrigerator
Refrigerator Compartment temperature adjustment
To adjust the temperature in the refrigerator compartment, press the
REFRIGERATOR button to cycle through the settings of MEDIUM ➔ COLDER ➔
The actual inner temperature varies depending on the food status, as the
indicated setting temperature is the target temperature, not actual temperature
within refrigerator.
Please adjust temperature as above after using refrigerator for minimum 2~3
How to use
Select among crushed ice, water, and cubed ice and press the push switch with a
glass or other container.
Crushed Ice
Light the crushed ice
lamp by pressing the
selection button.
• Crushed ice will be
dispensed by pressing the
push switch with a glass.
Light the water lamp by
pressing the selection
• Water will be dispensed
by pressing the push
switch with a glass.
Cubed Ice
Light the cubed ice
lamp by pressing the
selection button.
• Cubed ice will be
dispensed by pressing the
push switch with a glass.
Reference : Hold your cup in place for a couple of seconds after dispensing ice or water so
the last few drops go in to your cup instead of the floor.
Feeler Arm
The automatic icemaker can automatically make 6 cubes at a time, 50~60 pieces
per day. This quantity may vary by circumstance, including ambient temperature,
door opening, freezer load. etc.
Icemaking stops when the ice storage bin is full.
If you don't want to use the automatic icemaker, turn the icemaker switch to OFF.
If you want to use automatic icemaker again, change the switch to ON.
It is normal that a noise is produced when ice drops into the ice storage bin.
Do not insert your hands in to the Icemaker in operation. It may cause to injure you.
Ice is lumped together
If the ice lumps together, take it out, break it apart, and put it back into the storage bin.
When the icemaker produces too small or lumped together ice, the amount of
water supplied to the ice maker needs to adjusted. Contact the service center.
❈ If ice is not used frequently, it may lump together.
When ice
dispensing does
not operate
Power failure
Water may drop from the refrigerator. Take the ice storage bin out and discard
all the ice then dry it and place it back. After the power is restored, the refrigerator
defaults to crushed ice.
The unit is newly installed
It takes about 12 hours for a newly installed refrigerator to make ice.
Throw away the first few batches of ice. The first ice and water may include
particles or odor from the water supply line or the water tank.
This is also necessary if the refrigerator has not been used for a long time.
Never store beverage cans or other foods in ice storage bin for the purpose of rapid
cooling. It may damage the automatic ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally to cause the ice to settle.
Ice may pile up just around the icemaker causing the icemaker to think that the ice
storage bin is full.
If discolored ice is dispensed, contact an Authorized Service Center immediately.
Do not use the ice or water until the problem is corrected.
Please select this function for prompt freezer.
Express freezer
OFF➝ ON➝ OFF is repeated whenever
The arrow mark graphic remains at the On
status after flickering 4 times when
selecting Special Refrigeration On.
Prompt freezer function automatically
turns off after a fixed time passes.
This button stops operation of different button and dispenser function.
Door alarm
Locking or Release is repeated whenever
is pressed more than 3 seconds.
If you use the ALARM/LOCK button,
none of the other buttons will work
until you unlock them.
Door open warning
A warning tone will sound 3 times at thirty-second
intervals if the refrigerator or freezer door is left open
for more than sixty seconds.
Please contact with the local service center if warning
continue to sound even after closing the door.
Filter condition
(filter replacement
cycle) display
There is a replacement indicator light for the
water filter cartridge on the dispenser.
The water filter should be replaced every six
The filter light comes on to let you know
when to replace filter.
After replacing the filter, press and hold the
filter button more than 3 seconds to reset the indicator.
This button turn the dispenser light in the dispenser on an off.
Dispenser light
The dispenser light function is turned ON
or OFF by pressing Light/Filter button.
If the dispenser light stays on for more
than 7 minutes, it will turn off
Some models have an auto mode that
uses a light sensor to turn the dispenser
light on and off.
Auto light is not applicable to all models.
Other functions
Ambient Temperature Display Window.
Temperature is displayed only between -9°C ~ 49°C.
Temperature less than -9°C is indicated with LO and
temperature more than 49°C is indicated with HI.
Diagnostic (failure detection) function
The diagnostic function automatically detects failure when failure is found in product
during the use of refrigerator.
If your refrigerator fails, do not turn off the power. Instead, contact a local authorized
service center or call our support line for assistance. Turning off the appliance will
make it more difficult for the service technician to determine the problem.
Water is cooled while stored in the water tank in freezer door, and then sent to the
Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent to the dispenser.
How ice/cold
water is supplied
Throw away the ice (about 20 pieces) and water (about 7 glasses) first made after
refrigerator installation.
This is also necessary when the refrigerator has not been used for a long time.
Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may play with or damage the controls.
Be careful that food does not block the ice passage.
If foods are placed at the entrance of ice passage, the
dispenser may malfunction. The passage may also
become blocked with frost if only crushed ice is used.
Remove the frost that accumulates.
Storing cans or other items in the ice bin may damage
the icemaker or the container may burst.
Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to collect ice.
Such glasses or containers may be broken, and glass fragments could be in the ice.
Put ice first into a glass before filling water or other beverages.
Water may be splashed if ice is added to existing liquid in a glass.
Keep your hands out of the ice door and passage.
You might break something or injure yourself.
Never remove the ice maker cover.
Shake the ice bin occasionally to level the ice in it.
Sometimes the ice piles up near the icemaker, causing the icemaker to misinterpret the
bin level and stop producing ice.
If you find ice or water dispensed unexpectedly, contact an Authorized Service
Center. (Contact a local authorized service center.)
Never use too narrow or deep glass.
Ice may be jammed in the ice passage and, thus, the refrigerator may fail.
Keep the glass at a proper distance from ice outlet.
A glass too close to the outlet may prevent ice from coming out.
Shelf height
The refrigerator compartment shelves are adjustable so you can locate them according
to your needs.
Slide Shelf
Pull the shelf ahead and take off it while
lifting both front and rear part.
Fixed Shelf, Folding Shelf
Lightly lift up the front part of shelf to pull it
ahead and then take off it while lifting the
rear part of shelf.
Make sure the shelf is horizontal. If not, it may drop.
Wine Holder
Wine Holder
Bottles can be stored on their sides in this wine
rack. It can be mounted only at the SLIDE SHELF.
Move to left to pull out after lifting slightly.
You can store taller items such as
a gallon container or bottles by
simply pushing in front half of
shelf underneath back half of
shelf. Pull toward you to return to
a full shelf.
Humidity control in the vegetable compartment
The humidity can be controlled by adjusting the humidity control switch to the left
or right when storing vegetables or fruits.
High humidity
Humidity Control
Low humidity
Humidity Control
Deodorizer (Applicable to some models only)
This system efficiently absorbs strong odors
by using the optical catalyst. This system
does hot have any affect on stored food.
How to use the
Since it is installed already installed onto the cool air intake duct from the from
the refrigerator compartment, you need no separate installation.
Please use closed containers to store food with pungent odors.
Otherwise, this oder can be absorbed by other food in the compartment.
OptiFresh temperature bin
Method to use
You can select the optimum temperature to store some
types of foods.
- Vegetables, fruits, cold storage items requiring humidity
maintenance can be stored under optimal condition by pressing the button.
OptiFresh Crisper
If you open the refrigerator door, an indicator lamp shows the status of the
OptiFresh. The lamp goes off when the door is closed.
Press the button to cycle between ON and OFF.
When removing
When installing
First, remove the vegetable bin.
After holding both ends of the OptiFresh and pull it outward.
Fit the OptiFresh case on to the ledge and gently
slide it in .
If forced, the connecting parts can be damaged.
Egg Box
You can move the egg box to a place you want and select another form of box
according to the amount of eggs.
[For Many Eggs]
Never use the egg box as an ice storage bin. It can break.
Never store the egg box in the freezer compartment or fresh compartment.
Suggestion on Food Storage
Location of foods
(Refer to Identification of Parts, page 4.)
Snack drawer
Store small foods such as bread, snacks, etc.
Store various frozen foods such as meat, fish,
ice cream, frozen snacks, etc.
door rack
Store small packed frozen food.
Items stored in the door racks don’t stay
quite as cold as in the rest of the freezer.
Store ice cream and similar items on a
shelf in the freezer instead.
Store meat, fish, chicken, etc. after
wrapping them with thin foil.
Store dry.
Milk product
Store milk products such as butter,
cheese, etc.
Store foods of frequent use such as
beverages, etc.
Do not pack the freezer or refrigerator
tightly. Allow a little room for proper air
circulation to aid cooling.
door rack
Store small packed food or beverages such
as milk, juice, etc.
Store vegetables or fruits.
Vegetable drawer
Suggestion on Food Storage
Storing foods
Store fresh food in the refrigerator compartment. How food is frozen and thawed is an
important factor in maintaining its freshness and flavor.
Do not store food which spoils easily at low temperatures, such as bananas and
Allow hot food to cool prior to storing, placing hot food in the refrigerator could spoil
other food, and lead to higher energy consumption.
When storing the food, cover it with vinyl wrap or store in a container with a lid. This
prevents moisture from evaporating, and helps food to keep its flavor and nutrition.
Do not block air vents with food. Smooth circulation of chilled air keeps refrigerator
temperatures even.
Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the refrigerator,
and cause temperatures to rise.
Never overload the door racks because they may push against by inner racks so that
the door cannot be fully closed.
Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment, they may break when frozen.
Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This causes loss of flavor and nutrition.
When storing frozen food like ice cream for a long period, place it on the freezer
shelf, not in the door rack.
Do not touch the cold foods or containers, especially made of metal, with wet
hands and place glass products in the freezer compartment.
- Damp skin can freeze and stick to cold surfaces, causing frostbite and other serious
Avoid placing moist food in top refrigerator shelves, it could freeze from direct
contact with chilled air.
Always clean food prior to refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and
wiped, and packed food should be wiped, to prevent adjacent food from spoiling.
When storing eggs in their storage rack or box, ensure that they are fresh, and always
store them in an upright position to keep them fresh longer.
If you keep the refrigerator in a hot and humid place, frequent opening of the door or
storing a lot of vegetables in it may cause condensation to form. Wipe the
condensation with a clean cloth or a paper towel.
Care and Maintenance
How to remove and replace parts
Dismantling is done in the reverse sequence of assembly.
Be sure to unplug the power plug before dismantling and assembly.
Never apply severe force to dismantle parts. Parts may be damaged.
• The light bulbs will turn off if door is left open for seven continuous minutes.
Shutting door for one second will light bulbs to come back on.
To remove the lamp cover, separate the shelf
over the lamp cover and pull the lamp cover
forwards ➁ while pressing the bottom side of
the lamp cover upwards ➀. Turn the bulb
Use a 40-watt bulb (max.) which can be purchased
at a service center.
To remove a shelf, push the shelf to the left ,
lift the left part of the shelf a bit , lift the right
part up ➂ , and take it out.
Door rack and
Lift the door rack holding both sides and
pull it out .
Ice storage bin
Hold the ice storage bin as shown in the right
figure and pull it out while slightly lifting it .
Do not dismantle the ice storage bin unless
it is necessary.
Use both hands to remove the ice bin to avoid
dropping it.
After dispenser
is used
The water collector has no self-draining
function. It should be cleaned regularly.
Remove the cover by pulling the front side of
water collector cover and dry it with a cloth.
Care and Maintenance
Upper lamp in
To remove the lamp cover, pull the lamp
cover forward while pressing the bottom
side of the lamp cover upward. Turn the
bulb counterclockwise.
Use a 40-watt bulb (max.) which can be
purchased at a service center.
Lower lamp in
Separate the lamp cover by holding both
lower sides of it and pulling it it forwards.
Turn the bulb counterclockwise.
Use a 40-watt bulb (max.) which can be
purchased at a service center.
Be sure to remove the necessary door racks and other parts to allow clearance to
remove the vegetable compartment, snack, drawer, and home bar cover.
To remove the vegetable compartment
cover, pull out the vegetable compartment
a bit to the front , lift the front part of the
vegetable compartment cover as shown by
, and take it out.
Care and Maintenance
We recommend replacing the filter when the
water filter indicator light turns on or your water
dispenser or ice maker decreases noticeably.
After changing the water filter cartridge, reset the
water filter status display and indicator light by
pressing and holding the BUTTON for 3 seconds.
1) Remove the old cartridge.
Rotate the knob of the cartridge counter clockwise.
When the cartridge is removed, you will feel it click
out of place.
Pull out the cartridge.
Replacing filter causes small amount of water (around 25 cc) to flow out.
Please put up a cup under the hole to prevent it.
2) Replace with a new cartridge.
Take the new cartridge out of its packaging and remove
protective cover from the o-rings. With cartridge knob in
the vertical position, push the new filter cartridge into
the cover until it stops.
If you can’t turn the filter from side to side, it isn’t fully
inserted. Push it in firmly and twist it into place. You will
hear the snap when it clicks into place. Using its handle,
twist the cartridge clockwise about 1/4 turn. You will hear
the snap when it clicks into place.
3) Flushing the Water System After Replacing Filter.
Dispense water through the water dispenser for 3
minutes to purge the system.
Care and Maintenance
General information
Vacation time
During average length vacations, you will probably find it best to leave the refrigerator
in operation. Place freezable items in freezer for longer life.
When you plan to store the refrigerator, remove all food, disconnect the power cord,
clean the interior thoroughly, and block the doors open to prevent mold and mildew.
Be certain the stored refrigerator does not present a child entrapment danger.
Power failure
Most power failures that are corrected in an hour or two will not affect your
refrigerator temperatures. However, you should minimize the number of door
openings while the power is off.
If you move
Unload the refrigerator to relocate it. (This is probably not necessary to pull it out for
cleaning behind it.) Be sure to let the refrigerator warm up to room temperature, and
dry the inside before closing the doors to pack it for moving.
To avoid damaging the height adjusting screws, turn them all the way into the base.
The outside wall of the refrigerator cabinet may sometimes get warm, especially just
after installation. Don’t be alarmed. This is due to the anti-condensation pipe, which
pumps hot refrigerant to prevent sweating on the outer cabinet wall.
It is important that your refrigerator be kept clean to prevent undesirable odors. Spilled
food should be wiped up immediately, since it may acidify and stain plastic surfaces if
allowed to settle.
Use a lukewarm solution of mild soap or detergent to clean the durable finish of your
refrigerator. Wipe with a clean damp cloth and then dry.
Regular cleaning is recommended. Wash all compartments with a baking soda
solution or a mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry. Be sure to allow the soda
to dissolve completely so it will not act as an abrasive compound.
After cleaning
Please verify that the power cord is not damaged, power plug is not overheated, or
power plug is well inserted into the power consent.
Always remove the power cord from the wall outlet prior to cleaning in the vicinity of
electrical parts (lamps, switches, controls, etc.).
Wipe up excess moisture with a sponge or cloth to prevent water or liquid from
getting into any electrical part and causing an electric shock.
Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse abrasive cleaners, strong alkaline
solutions, or flammable or toxic cleaning liquids on any surface.
Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet or damp hands, because damp objects will
stick to extremely cold surfaces.
Care and Maintenance
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense.
This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective
workmanship or materials in this appliance.
Possible Cause
Normal Operations
does not run.
runs too much
or too long
Refrigerator control is off.
Set refrigerator control.
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
This is normal for a fully automatic
defrosting refrigerator. The defrost
cycle occurs periodically.
Plug at wall outlet is disconnected.
Make sure plug is tightly pushed into
Power outage. Check house lights.
Call local electric company.
Refrigerator is larger than the previous
one you owned.
This is normal. Larger, more efficient
units run longer.
Room or outside weather is hot.
It is normal for the refrigerator to work
longer under these conditions.
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
It takes a few hours for the refrigerator
refrigerator to come down to room
temperature completely.
Automatic icemaker is operating.
Operation of the ice maker causes the
refrigerator to run slightly longer.
Large amounts of warm or hot food
may have been stored recently.
Warm food will cause the refrigerator
to run longer until the desired
temperature is reached.
Doors are opened too frequently or too
Warm air entering the refrigerator
causes it to run more. Open the door
less often.
Refrigerator or freezer door may be
slightly open.
Make sure the refrigerator is level.
Keep food and containers from
blocking the door. See problem section
OPENING/CLOSING of doors, page 8.
Refrigerator control is set too cold.
Adjust the refrigerator control to a
warmer setting until the refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
Refrigerator or freezer gasket is dirty,
worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the
door seal will cause the refrigerator to
run longer in order to maintain desired
Care and Maintenance
Possible Cause
does not run.
Thermostat is keeping the refrigerator
at a constant temperature.
This is normal. The Refrigerator goes on
and off to keep the temperature constant.
Temperature in the
freezer is too cold
but the Refrigerator
Temperature is
Freezer control is set too cold
Adjust the freezer control to a warmer
setting until the freezer temperature is
Temperature in the
refrigerator is too
cold and the freezer
is satisfactory.
Refrigerator control is set too cold.
Adjust the refrigerator control to a
warmer setting
Refrigerator control is set too cold.
Adjust the refrigerator to a warmer setting.
Meat should be stored at a temperature
just below the freezing point of water (0˚C)
for maximum fresh storage time.
It is normal for ice crystals to form due
to the moisture content of meat.
Freezer control is set too warm.
Adjust the freezer or refrigerator control
to a colder setting until the freezer or
refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.
Refrigerator control is set too warm.
Refrigerator control has some effect on
freezer temperature.
Adjust the freezer or refrigerator control
to a colder setting until the freezer or
refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.
Doors are opened too frequently or too
Warm air enters the refrigerator/ freezer
whenever the door is opened.
Open the door less often.
Door is slightly open.
Close the door completely.
Large amounts of warm or hot food
may have been stored recently.
Wait until the refrigerator or freezer
has had a chance to reach its selected
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
A refrigerator requires several hours to
cool down completely.
Refrigerator control is set too warm.
Adjust the refrigerator control to a
colder setting.
Temperatures are
too cold
Food stored in
drawers freezes.
Meat stored in
fresh meat
drawer freezes.
are too warm
Temperatures in
the refrigerator
or freezer are
too warm.
Temperature in the
is too warm but
the freezer
temperature is
Care and Maintenance
Possible Cause
Sound and Noise
Louder sound
levels when
Refrigerator is on.
Today’s refrigerators have increased
storage capacity and maintain more
even temperatures.
It is normal for sound levels to be higher.
Louder sound
levels when
comes on.
Refrigerator operates at higher pressures
during the start of the ON cycle.
This is normal. The sound will level off as
the refrigerator continues to run.
Vibrating or
rattling noise.
Floor is uneven or weak.
Refrigerator rocks on the floor when it is
moved slightly.
Be sure floor is level and solid and can
adequately support refrigerator.
Items placed on the top of the refrigerator
are vibrating.
Remove items.
Dishes are vibrating on the shelves in
the refrigerator.
It is normal for dishes to vibrate slightly.
Move dishes slightly.
Make sure refrigerator is level and firmly
set on floor.
Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets.
Move refrigerator so that it does not
touch the wall or refrigerator.
The weather is hot and humid which
increases the rate of frost buildup
and internal sweating.
This is normal.
Door is slightly open.
See problem section Opening/Closing of
doors, page 8.
Door is opened too often or too long.
Open the door less often.
Weather is humid.
This is normal in humid weather.
When humidity is lower, the moisture
should disappear.
Door is slightly open,causing cold air
from the inside the refrigerator to meet
warm air from the outside.
Close the door completely.
Moisture may be formed in high
temperature and high humidity since
heater turns off if not opening the
doors for a long time.
Wipe the moisture and open the doors
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Moisture collects
on the inside walls
of the refrigerator.
Moisture forms
on the outside of
the refrigerator
or between doors.
Moisture forms
on the dispenser
or refreshment
Care and Maintenance
Possible Cause
Odors in Refrigerator
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Clean interior with sponge, warm water,
and baking soda. Be sure the soda is
completely dissolved so it will not act as
an abrasive compound.
Food with strong odor is in the refrigerator.
Cover food completely.
Some containers and wrapping materials
produce odors.
Use a different container or brand of
wrapping materials.
Door(s) will not
Food package is keeping door open.
Move packages that keep door from
Door(s) will not
Door was closed too hard, causing other
door to open slightly.
Close both doors gently.
Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the
floor when it is moved slightly.
Adjust the height adjusting screw.
Floor is uneven or weak.
Refrigerator rocks on the floor when it
is moved slightly.
Be sure floor is level and can adequately
support refrigerator.
Contact carpenter to correct sagging or
sloping floor.
Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets.
Move refrigerator.
Food is touching shelf on top of the
Keep less food in drawer.
Track that drawer slides on is dirty.
Clean drawer and track.
Ice storage bin is empty.
When the first supply of ice is dropped
into the bin, the dispenser should operate.
Freezer temperature is set too warm.
Turn the freezer control to a higher
setting so that ice cubes will be made.
When the first supply of ice is made,
the dispenser should operate.
Household water line valve is not open.
Open household water line valve and
allow sufficient time for ice to be made.
When ice is made, dispenser should
Refrigerator or freezer door is not closed.
Be sure both doors are closed.
Opening/Closing of
Drawers are
difficult to move.
Dispenser will not
dispense ice
Care and Maintenance
Possible Cause
Dispenser will
not dispense
Ice has melted and frozen around auger
due to infrequent use, temperature
fluctuations, and/or power outrages.
Remove ice storage bin, and thaw and the
contents. Clean bin, wipe dry, and replace
in proper position. When new ice is made,
dispenser should operate.
Ice dispenser
is jammed.
Ice cubes are jammed between the ice
maker arm and back of the bin.
Remove the ice cubes that are jamming
the dispenser.
Ice cubes are frozen together.
Use the dispenser often so that cubes do
not freeze together.
Ice cubes that have been purchased or
made in some other way have been
used in the dispenser.
Only the ice cubes made by the ice
maker should be used with the
Dispenser will
not dispense
Household water line valve is not open.
Open household water line valve.
Refrigerator or freezer door is not closed.
Be sure both doors are closed.
Water has an
odd taste
and/or odor.
Water has been in the tank for too long.
Draw and discard 7 glasses of water
to freshen the supply. Draw and discard
an additional 7 glasses to
completely rinse out tank.
Unit not properly connected to cold
water line.
Connect unit to cold water line which
supplies water to kitchen faucet.
This sound is normally made when automatically made ice is dropped into
ice storage bin. Volume may vary according to refrigerator’s location.
Sound of ice
Sound of water
This sound is normally made when ice maker is supplied with water after
dropping the automatically made ice.
Please thoroughly read Automatic Icemaker and Dispenser in this manual
on pages 12.
Lights do not work
The power supply cord is unplugged.
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with
proper voltage.
Light bulb is loose in the socket.
Turn the refrigerator control to the OFF
position and unplug the refrigerator. Gently
remove the bulb and reinsert. Then plug in
refrigerator and reset the refrigerator control.
Light bulb has burned out.
Replace with an appliance bulb of the same
wattage, size and shape available at your
local hardware store. (See the ‘How to
remove and replace parts’ section.) Turn the
temperature control to the OFF position and
unplug the refrigerator prior to replacement.
Door is left open for seven continuous
Shutting door for one second will light bulbs
to come back on.
Care and maintenance
Model number
Climate class
Rated voltage
220 V
Rated frequency
50 Hz
Defrosting input
290 W
R134a, 185 g
Country of origin
Made in Korea
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