LG | GM-818DTC | LG GM-818DTC Owner’s Manual

BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
User's Guide
Please read this
before
guide thoroughly
operating and keep it handy for
reference at all times.
Models
GM-81#****
P/No. 3828JL8047A
Safety
Instructions
3-4
Bin
Dairy
21
Freezer Wire Door Racks
21
Ice Bin
21
DuraBase
21
DuraBase Divider
22
8
Drawer
22
Installation
8
Tilting
Base Grille
8
Pull out Drawer Basket
22
Can
23
5
Grounding Requirements
Parts and Features
6-7
Installation
Refrigerator
Unpacking
Your
Refrigerator
and
Removing, Reversing
Your
8
Refrigerator
Replacing
Doors
Pull out Drawer
Door
Using
Closing
Your
and
Air Circulation
Multi Flow
Setting
the Controls
Adjusting
Food
Control
Storage
Storing
Guide
Frozen Food
Refrigerator
Shelves
cover
Control
with lattice
Filter
Twist Ice
Tray
23
23-24
25 -26
Cleaning
General
15
Outside
25
15
Inside Walls
25
Door Liner and Gaskets
25
16
Plastic Parts
25
17
Condenser Coils
25
17
Light
20
Design-A-Door
20
Replacement
Interruptions
When you go
on
vacation
About the Custom Cube Icemaker
Connecting
20
Door Racks
Cleaning Tips
Bulb
Power
19
inner surface
22
15 -24
19
on
Door
Care and
19
Optibin Crisper
Crisper
11
18
Deli Fresh / Snack Pan
Crisper Humidity
Triple
15 -16
Settings
Tray
Dispenser
9 -14
14
Alignment
Refrigerator
Ensuring Proper
-14
25 -26
26
26
27
the Water Line
28 -30
Guide
31 -34
Troubleshooting
2
25
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER:
RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
Child
entrapment and suffocation are not problems of
the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still
dangerous... even
you are getting rid
if
they
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY
YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR
will sit for
of your old
the instructions at right to help
"just a few days". If
refrigerator, please follow
OR FREEZER
prevent accidents.
Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in
children may not
place so that
easily climb inside.
CFC & HCFC DISPOSAL
Your old
refrigerator may have a cooling system that used
CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are believed to harm
stratospheric ozone.
gases must be reclaimed.
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure
the CFC refrigerant is removed for proper disposal by a
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure
the HCFC's refrigerant is removed for proper disposal by
qualified servicer. If you intentionally release this CFC
refrigerant, you can be subject to fines and imprisonment
under provisions of enviromental legislation.
Ensure that none of the pipes on the back of the appliances
are damaged prior to disposal.
qualified servicer. If you intentionally release this HCFC's
refrigerant, you can be subject to fines and imprisonment
under provisions of enviromental legislation.
Refrigeration
used HCFC's
Ensure that
are
Ensure that
are
none
of the
damaged prior
to
pipes on
disposal.
the back of the
from late nineties have
cooling system that
(Hydrochloroflurocarbons). (134a) These
none
of the
damaged prior
to
pipes on
disposal.
a
the back of the
appliances
IF YOU WANT TO THROW AWAY YOUR LG REFRIGERATOR
3
a
appliances
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY MESSAGES
This
guide
contains many
important safety messages. Always
This is the
safety
of hazards that
alert
symbol.
kill
can
or
It alerts you to
hurt you
or
others,
read and
obey
all
safety
messages that inform you
cause damage to the product.
safety
or
All
safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and
signal word DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION. These words mean:
You
can
be killed
or
WARNING
Indicates
CAUTION
All
an
seriously injured
imminently
may result in minor
or
messages.
if you don't follow instructions.
hazardous situation
moderate
the hazard
injury,
or
which, if not avoided,
product damage only.
messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of
the instructions are not followed.
safety
injury
and tell you what
can
happen
if
WARNING
To reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock,
injury
to persons when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following:
or
unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord.
Always grip the plug firmly and pull it straight out from the
outlet. After switching off at power point.
Repair or replace immediately all electric service cords that
have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord
that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at
either the plug or connector end.
your refrigerator away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
moving
DO NOTsto
liquids
re or use
in the
vicinity
gasoline
of this
DO NOTallow children to
or
other flammable vapors and
any other appliance.
or
climb, stand
hang on the
refrigerator doors or shelves in the refrigerator. They could
damage the refrigerator and seriously injure themselves.
Keep fingers out of "pinch point" areas; clearances between
the doors and cabinet are necessarily small. Be careful
are
in the
your refrigerator before cleaning or making any
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing be
performed by a qualified individual.
replacing a
refrigerator or turn
burned-out
light bulb, unplug
appliance
appliance
is not intended for
repairs.
the
bulb may break when being replaced.) NOTE: Setting
either or both controls to the OFF position does not remove
light
power to the
light
use
Young children should be supervised
play with the appliance.
off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box
in order to avoid contact with a live wire filament. (A burnedout
must be
circuit.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
4
young children
by
or
supervision.
area.
Unplug
Before
The
this
infirm persons without
or
when you open the doors when children
personal safety,
properly grounded.
Have the wall outlet and the circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described
in this use and care guide.
After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold
surfaces in the freezer compartment when hands are damp or
wet. Skin may adhere to the extremely cold surfaces.
In refrigerators 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
refrigerator is plugged in.
NEVER
When
For
to
ensure
that
they
do not
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
IMPORTANT: Please read
carefully.
ACCESSIBILITY OF SUPPLY CORD
When you decide the
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
as a
placement of your refrigerator,
stationary appliance, it should have its plug accesible
at all times.
WARNING
Where
two-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsability and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly grounded three-ping wall outlet.
Electrical Shock Hazard
FOR PERSONAL
SAFETY, this appliance
must be
properly grounded (earthed). Have the wall
the circuit checked by a qualified electrician
sure the outlet is properly grounded.
a
standard
outlet and
to make
Do
not, under any circumstances, cut
third
(pin)
or remove
the
prong from the power cord.
NOTE: Before
performing any type of installation,
cleaning, or removing a light bulb, turn the control
(Thermostat, Refrigerator Control or Freezer Control,
depending on the model) to OFF and then disconnect the
refrigerator from the electrical source. When you are
finished, reconnect the refrigerator to the electrical source
and reset the control (Thermostat, Refrigerator Control or
Freezer Control, depending on the model) to the desired
setting.
3-pins
grounding type
wall receptacle
3-pins
grounding
plug
DO NOT USE EXTENSION CORDS
Ensure proper
ground exists
before
Because of
potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, we strongly recommend against the use
use.
an
3-pins
grounding type
wall receptacle
POWER CORD REPLACEMENT
3-pins
grounding
plug
Ensure proper
ground exists
before
use.
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHODS
on
region)
The
refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual properly grounded electrical outlet rated for
230-240 Volts, 50 Hz, AC only, and fused at 10 amperes.
This
provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could case a fire
hazard from overheated wires.
It is recommended that
extension cord.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
the manufacturer or its service agent or similary
qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.I
(Plug type depending
of
separate circuit serving only
this appliance be provided.
Use a receptacle which can not be turned off with a
switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
a
5
by
PARTS AND FEATURES
A
K
B
L
C
M
D
N
E
O
F
G
P
H
Q
I
R
J
Use this section to become
NOTE: This
or
more
familiar with the
parts and features.
you have purchased may have some
all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model.
guide
covers
several different models.The
refrigerator
K Filter
(inside)*
L
Dairy
Bin
C Shelves
M
Design-A-Door
D Deli Fresh / Snack Pan*
N
Egg
E Can
O
Refrigerator
A
Digital
B
Refrigerator Light
F
Sensor Control
Dispenser*
Optibin Crisper
Keeps fruits and vegetable
P Freezer
fresh and
crisper
I
J
Door Rack
Light
Q Wire Basket
G Customcube Icemaker*
H
Box
R Freezer Door Rack
Ice Bin
*on
Durabase
Divider
6
some
models
(Tilting)
PARTS AND FEATURES
A
B
J
C
K
D
L
M
E
F
N
G
O
H
P
I
Use this section to become
NOTE: This
or
more
familiar with the
parts and features.
you have purchased may have some
all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model.
guide
covers
A
Digital
B
Refrigerator Light
several different models.The
refrigerator
I
Sensor Control
Divider
J
Dairy
C Shelves
K
Design-A-Door
D Snack Pan
L
Egg
E
M
Refrigerator
F
Optibin Crisper
Keeps fruits and vegetable
Triple
Twist Ice
fresh and
crisp
Bin
Box
N Freezer
Tray
Door Rack
Light
O Wire Basket
G Ice Bin
P Freezer Wire Door Rack
H Wire Durabase
7
INSTALLATION
1. Avoid
Excessive
Use two
or more
people
Weight
to
or
Hazard
move
placing
result in back
or
other
vibration, the unit must be level. If required,
adjust the leveling screws to compensate for
injury.
tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator
type labels,
before
using.
Do not
remove
any
the model and serial number
TechSheet that is attached to back wall of the
To
3. Install this
appliance in an area where the temperature
is between 46°F (8°C) and 110°F (43°C.) If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or high,
cooling ability may be adversely affected.
warning-
label,
or
the
refrigerator.
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
detergent over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with
warm water and dry.
remove
Do not
any
NEXT
1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and
accumulated during shipping.
2. Install accessories such
sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your refrigerator. For
more information, see the Important Safety Instructions
use
shelves
are
Please reinstall shelves
storage
When
installed in the
according
shipping position.
to your individual
compartment
to
is
for
now
ready
ensure
refrigerator is heavy. When moving the
refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to protect
the floor. Always pull the refrigerator straight out when
moving it. Do not wiggle or walk the refrigerator when
trying to move it, as floor damage could occur.
Do not
grille
put hands
bottom of
or
receive
1.
an
remove
Grasp
1. Place
grille
grille
clips
2. Push the
into
result in
Hazard
as
death, explosion
or
refrigerator
use.
metal
objects
refrigerator. You
or
the base
grille,
into air vents, base
may be injured or
fire.
8
in
grille:
with both hands.
toward
To install the base
so can
Your
electrical shock.
the
2. Pull the
Failure to do
cooling.
BASE GRILLE
To
such
proper
Be careful when you work with hinge, base
stopper etc. You may be injured.
Your
Keep flammable materials and vapors,
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
bin, drawers,
CAUTION:
Refrigerator:
Explosion
ice cube
off all dust
3. Let your refrigerator run for 2 or 3 hours before putting
food in it. Check the flow of cold air in the freezer
needs.
Moving Your
as
wipe
shelves, etc., in their proper places. They are packed
together to prevent possible damage during shipment.
section.
Refrigerator
of the floor. The front should be
slightly
higher than the rear to aid in door closing. Leveling
screws can be turned easily by tipping the cabinet
slightly. Turn the leveling screws clockwise (
) to
raise the unit, counterclockwise (
) to lower it.
UNPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Remove
sunlight,
moisture.
unevenness
so can
heat sources, direct
near
2. To avoid
and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do
the unit
yourself.
grille:
openings
grille
place.
in the metal
toward the
panel.
refrigerator
until it snaps
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
REMOVING, REVERSING AND REPLACING
REFRIGERATOR DOORS
(OPTIONAL)
NOTE: See the Parts and Features section
pages 9-10
on
to match your model.
NOTE:
Replacing refrigerator doors option
water dispenser models.
TOOLS NEEDED:
not
apply
on
10mm hex-head socket
wrench,
No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver,10mm
open-end wrench, flat 2-inch putty knife.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF
and unplug it. Remove food and any adjustable door or
utility bins from doors.
HOW TO REVERSE DOOR OPENING DIRECTION
(when converting
opening type)
1.
from the
Removing Refrigerator
Remove the
top hinge
Remove the 3
Lift the
Pry
screws
Refrigerator
off the
attach it
the
Loosen the
Loosen the
on
off the
attach it
2.
on
door
(5),
and
(9) and
hinge (11).
(7) using
right.
the
Remove the cap
on
putty
and
it.
remove
knife and
a
it.
the 2
putty
screws
(10),
and
knife and
Handle
(1) by using
screws
the
top hinge (2).
the
remove
cover
Loosen the 4
a
remove
Removing Refrigerator
install it
(3) slightly
screws
lift off the middle
Pry
and lift off the
stoppers (6), and
the left (on the opposite side).
pin (8)
Loosen the 2
(1).
cover
(4) using
right.
screw
attach them
right-
Door
cover
on
to
left-opening type
(2),
a
putty
knife.
take off the handle
(3),
and
right.
Turn the handle upside down and assemble it
opposite side of the refrigerator door (4).
Attach the removed the cap (1) on the left.
on
the
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
3.
Installing Refrigerator
Install the middle
screws
hinge (1)
and the
(2)
Install the door
Door
(4)
screws
so
on
the
opposite
side with the
(3).
that it fits onto the middle
hinge
pin (5).
Install the
Reinstall
4. After
Make
top hinge (6) with
top hinge
cover
Completing
sure
not folded
To
(7).
the Job
that the four
over.
screws.
ensure a
amount of silicon grease
on
of the door
gasket are
good seal, apply a small
the gasket.
corners
10
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE
RELEASE DRAWER
IMPORTANT: To avoid
you will need
instructions.
damage,
1.
Removing
2.
Installing
Pullout Drawer
Pull both rails
(1)
out to full extension.
possible injury, product or property
two people to perform the following
Pullout Drawer
Pull the drawer open to full extension. Remove the
screw (1) from each side of rail system.
Hook the door
supports (2) into the rail tabs (3),
illustrated, and lower door into final position.
Remove the lower basket
(2) by lifting
as
basket from rail
system.
Lift the
top of door to unhook door supports from rail
system. Lift door out to remove.
11
With the drawer
pulled
out to full
lower basket
in rail
assembly.
(4)
extension, insert the
REMOVING, REVERSING AND REPLACING
REFRIGERATOR DOORS
(OPTIONAL)
NOTE: See the Parts and Features section
on
pages 9-10
to match your model.
TOOLS NEEDED: 10mm hex-head socket wrench,
No. 2 Phillips screwdrive r, flat-head screwdrive r, 10mm
flat 2-inch
open-end wrench,
putty
knife.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF
and unplug it. Remove food and any adjustable door or
utility bins from doors.
HOW TO REVERSE DOOR OPENING DIRECT ION
from the
(when converting
opening type)
1.
Removing Refrigerator
Remove the
top hinge
Remove the 3
Lift the
Pry
screws
Refrigerator
off the
attach it
the
on
on
Loosen the
attach it
2.
on
Removing
putty
remove
and
and
remove
it.
knife and
the
remove
it.
(9).
(7) using
right.
(10) slightly
off the middle
a
Loosen the 2
(11),
hinge (13).
putty
knife and
the 2
it.
(12),
screws
and lift
grille (14).
(16), remove
the right.
on
screws
and attach
Loosen the 2
remove
screws
and attach
Loosen the 2
and
screws
Take off the base
on
a
top hinge (2).
Freezer Door
Loosen the 2
(19),
(3) slightly
cover
Lift the door
(17),
(1).
and lift of f the
door
(5),
pin (8)
the
right-
stoppers (6) and
the left (on the opposite side).
Lift off the washer
off the
cover
(4) using
right.
screw
attach them
to
Door
cover
Loosen the
Pry
left-opening type
on
(18),
remove
the bottom
hinge
the bottom
hinge
the left.
screws
(20)
and attach the
stopper (21)
the left side of the base.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
3.
Removing Refrigerator
Handle
Remove the cap (1) and the 2 caps (2)
putty knife screwdriver save the caps.
Pull the upper
Pull the lower
cover
Loosen the 2
screws
install it
on
the
(4)
downward and take it off.
(5),
take of f the handle
Attach the lower
cover
cover
(3) by pushing
it down.
(4) by pushing
it up.
Attach the removed the cap
left.
Remove the cap
knife.
Loosen the 2
on
and
and the 2 caps
(1)
on
the
Freezer Handle
Removing
install it
(6),
right.
Attach the upper
4.
a
and take it off.
(3) upward
cover
using
(1)
and the 2 caps
screws
the
(2) using
take of f the handle
(3),
a
putty
and
(4),
right.
Attach the caps you removed earlier
[figures (1)
and
(2)].
5.
Installing
Freezer Door
Install the base
grille (1).
Install the door
(3)
onto the bottom
Install the middle
screw
6.
and
(5)
the
hinge (4) on
the screws (9).
Install the door
(6)
(8)
so
on
opposite
side with the
Door
Installing Refrigerator
Place the washer
hinge pin.
the middle
hinge pin (7).
that it fits onto the middle
hinge
pin (7).
Install the
Reinstall
top hinge (10) with
top hinge
cover
serews.
(11).
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
7. After
Make
Completing
3.
the Job
that the four
of the door
gasket are
not folded over. To ensure a good seal, apply a small
amount of silicon grease on the gasket.
sure
corners
Open both doors again and check to make sure that
they close easily. If not, tilt the refrigerator slightly more
to the rear by turning both leveling screws clockwise. It
may take several more turns, and you should turn both
leveling screws the same amount.
4.
Check, using
5.
Replace
Door
a
level.
the base
grille.
Alignment
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow the
instructions below to align the doors:
1.
Pry
off the
2. Loosen the
or
someone
top hinge
Closing
4.
Your
refrigerator has two front leveling legs one on
the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems
unsteady or you want the doors to close easier, adjust the
refrigerator tilt using the instructions below:
Plug
the
refrigerator
grounded
position.
2. Use
a
power cord into
outlet. Move the
screwdriver to
a
refrigerator
adjust
the
3-prong
into its final
leveling legs.
screws
using
hold the door in
spacer between the doors while
DOOR CLOSING AND ALIGNMENT
1.
top hinge
cover.
Turn
the
leveling screw clockwise to raise that side of the
refrigerator or counterclockwise to lower it. It may take
several turns of the leveling screw to adjust the tilt of
the refrigerator.
NOTE:
Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling legs.
This makes it easier to adjust the legs.
14
a
10
mm
socket
wrench.
3. Have
Door
top hinge
Replace
screws.
the
top hinge
cover.
place or put a
you tighten the
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ENSURING PROPER AIR CIRCULATION
In order to
SETTING THE CONTROLS
proper temperatures, air must flow
between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown
ensure
in the illustration
through
temperature
compartments.
up. Most of the air then
the freezer section vents and recirculates
moves
Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL at 37°F
(3°C) and the FREEZER CONTROL at 0°F ( -18°C).
Leave it at this setting for 24 hours (one day) to
stabilize. Then adjust the compartment temperature
under the freezer floor. The rest of the air enters the
refrigerator
section
through
the
top
vent.
as
MULTI FLOW
desired.
Premium Model
The air flow pattern is more evident in an empty cabinet.
This is particularly noticeable when food is placed in the
fresh food compartment.
If water
has two controls that let you regulate
in the freezer and refrigerator
refrigerator
the
below, cool air enters through the bottom
of the freezer section and
flows
Your
Refrigerator
control: 32°F to 46°F
The lower the
foreign substances block the cool air vent
while cleaning, efficiency will be lowered. In addition, if
gasket is damaged, efficiency may be lowered because
of escaping cool air.
setting,
the colder
(0°C to 8°C)
the refrigerator
compartment will become.
or
EXPRESS
FREEZING
REFRIGERATOR TEMP
COLDER
WARMER
F IS3R7ECOMMENDED
Freezer control: -6°F to 9°F
(-
When the
number, the freezer
setting
is at
a
lower
21°C to
-
13°C)
compartment becomes colder. But the refrigerator
compartment becomes warmer because less cold air
flows into the
refrigerator.
Express Freezing:
Press the Express Freezing key
on.
and the LED will turn
This function will remain activated for 24 hours and
intensify
the
cooling speed
of freezer and increase the
amount of ice.
EXPRESS
FREEZING
FREEZER TEMP
0 F IS RECOMMENDED
occur.
eliminate odors. To
prevent odor transfer and drying
Guide section for
foods
REFRIGERATOR TEMP
clean both sections to
tightly. (See
the Food
setting,
(0°C
the colder
to
8°C)
the refrigerator
compartment will become.
section will transfer to
thoroughly
or cover
control: 32°F to 46°F
The lower the number
the other. You must
food, wrap
time.
same
Refrigerator
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both
one
the
Dispenser Model
Do not block any of these vents with food packages. If
the vents are blocked, airflow will be interrupted and
sections, any odors formed in
change
WARMER
°F/°C press and HOLD COLDER key
c
of
freezer and COLDER key of refrigerator over 1 sec. at
temperature and moisture problems may
NOTE: To
COLDER
EXPRESS
FREEZING
DISPENSER
out of
Storage
COLDER
WARMER
LOCK
F IS3R7 ECOMMENDED
details.)
Freezer control: -6°F to 9°F
(-
When the
number, the freezer
setting
is at
a
lower
21°C to
-
13°C)
compartment becomes colder. But the refrigerator
compartment becomes warmer because less cold air
flows into the
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refrigerator.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS
Lock
Dispenser
Give the
Press and hold the DISPENSER LOCK button for 3
seconds to lock the dispenser. When locked, the LED
on
the door will be off and the
dispenser function
time to cool down
completely
before
food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put
food into the refrigerator. The mid-settings indicated in the
adding
is
turned off. Press and hold the DISPENSER LOCK button
for 3 seconds to unlock the dispenser. The LED
the door will be on and dispenser will function
again
on
refrigerator
previous section should be correct for normal household
refrigerator usage. The controls are set correctly when
milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream
is firm.
normally.
The
refrigerator control functions as the thermostat for the
entire appliance (refrigerator and freezer sections.) The
higher the number setting, the longer the compressor will
run to keep the temperature colder. The freezer control
adjusts the cold air flow from the freezer to the
refrigerator. Setting the freezer control to a higher number
temperature keeps more cold air in the Freezer
DISPENSER LOCK
EXPRESS
FREEZING
WATER FILTER
0 F IS RECOMMENDED
NOTE: To
RESET
FREEZER TEMP
COLDER
WARMER
compartment
press and HOLD COLDER key
of freezer and COLDER key of refrigerator over 1 sec. at
the
same
change °F/°C,
to make it colder.
If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator or
freezer, start by adjusting the refrigerator first. Wait 24
time.
hours after the
Power failure
Compensation
Function
freezer
adjust
When the power is
off, the Fresh Food and Freezer
Temperature selection, the filter elapsed time for
replacement, the temperature mode (°C of °F and the
dispenser
Mid /
lock mode
Entry
Refrigerator
The
higher
are
the freezer control
settings
saved.
position 1 to 7
(32°F to 46°F or 0°C to 8°C)
number setting, the colder the refrigerator
EXPRESS
FREEZING
4 IS RECOMMENDED
COLDER
guide.
REFRIGERATOR section
Turn
too
REFRIGERATOR
warm
Door
opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature very warm
wait 24
hours,
Turn FREEZER
control to next
higher number,
wait 24
hours,
Then re-check
Move items out of
Turn
cold
REFRIGERATOR
correctly
for
control to next
lower
number,
wait 24 hours,
and the LED will turn
then re-check
FREEZER section too cold
of freezer and increase the
Controls not set
amount of ice.
your conditions
correctly
for
Turn FREEZER
control to next
lower
number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
FREEZER TEMP
4 IS RECOMMENDED
higher number,
REFRIGERATOR section too
Controls not set
This function will remain activated for 24 hours and
cooling speed
control to next
airstream
your conditions
Express Freezing key
WARMER
as a
ADJUSTMENT:
opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can't cycle often enough)
Heavy ice usage
Air vents blocked by items
Express Freezing
EXPRESS
FREEZING
well.
CONDITION/REASON:
FREEZER section too warm/
ice not made fast enough
position 1 to 7
(-6°F to 8°F or -21°C to -13°C)
When the setting is at a higher number, the freezer
compartment becomes colder. But the refrigerator
compartment becomes warmer because less cold air
flows into the refrigerator.
the
cold, then
then re-check
Freezer control:
intensify
too
to wait at least 24 hours between
Door
on.
warm or
RECOMMENDED
REFRIGERATOR TEMP
Press the
as
Models
WARMER
too
to check the
listed in the chart below
Always remember
adjustments.
compartment will become.
ADJUST
temperature. If it is
Use the
control:
the
refrigerator adjustment
COLDER
ADJUST
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
STORING FROZEN FOOD
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for
freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or
Fresh Food
Storing
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and
moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator. For dated products, check date code to
ensure
freshness.
Butter
or
reliable cookbook.
Packaging
Successful
freezing depends on correct packaging. When
and seal the package, it must not allow air or
you close
moisture in or out. If it does, you could have food odor
and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and also
the frozen food will dehydrate.
margarine
Keep opened butter in a covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap
in freezer packaging and freeze.
Packaging recommendations:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting
Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
Heavy-duty aluminum foil
Cheese
Store in the
original wrapping until you are ready to
Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or
it.
use
Non-permeable plastic wraps
Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic bags
Milk
Follow
milk cartons. For best
shelf, not
on
storage, place
milk
on
package or
freezing methods.
interior
door shelf.
Do not
container instructions for proper
use:
Eggs
Bread wrappers
Store in
Non-polyethylene plastic containers
Containers without tight lids
original
carton
on
interior
shelf, not
on
door shelf.
Wax paper
Fruit
Wash,
let
and store in
in
in
plastic bags
refrigerator
the
not wash or peel berries until you are ready
to use them. Sort and keep berries in their original
container in a crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
dry,
crisper. Do
or
Leafy vegetables
Remove store
discolored
plastic bag
wrapping
areas.
or
Vegetables
or
tear off bruised and
Wash in cold water and drain. Place in
plastic
container and store in the
with skins
Place in
in
and trim
plastic bags
crisper.
or
a
crisper.
day they
(no more than 1 to 1.5 kg 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.
food,
times will vary according to the quality and type
the type of packaging or wrap used (airtight and
were
and the
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at
room
30 minutes, then package and freeze.
before freezing saves energy.
Store most chef fresh in
and
will freeze within 24 hours
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.
purchased.
Deli fresh (cold cuts)
airtight
Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity of
food. Do not put more unfrozen food into the freezer than
moisture-proof)
container and store
same
wax-coated freezer wrap
Freezing
of
Fish
Use fresh fish and shellfish the
or
Thin, semi-permeable wrap
Storage
(carrots, peppers)
plastic
original wrapping as long
moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary.
lids
Plastic-coated paper
aluminum foil.
Wipe
as
it is
NOTE: Do not store food
the
sensor
near
temperature for
Cooling
hot foods
the sensor; it may
cause
to malfunction.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with
containers with
tight
wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
lids can also be used.
plastic
Suffocation Hazard
NOTE:
When
using dry ice, provide adequate ventilation.
Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide (CO)2 When it
vaporizes, it can displace oxygen, causing dizziness,
light-headedness, unconsciousness and death by
suffocation. Open a window and do not breathe
.
If you
keep the refrigerator in a hot, and humid place,
frecuently open its door or put a lot of vegetables in it,
moisture may form in it, which has no effect on its
performance. If droplets form beneath the cover of the
vegetable drawer, keep vegetables
or
fruits in
a
plastic bags.
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the vapors.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet
your individual storage needs. These units are all glass
Sliding
Out Shelves
You
slide
can
refrigerator
glass
some
as
water when
glass
shelves with
are
out, carefully pull front of shelf
To slide shelf
in, push shelf in until it stops.
exposed
as
bumping. For your protection, glass shelves are made
with tempered glass, which will shatter into small pebblesized pieces.
To
NOTE: Glass shelves
1. Pull the shelf out to the
removing
them to avoid
Adjusting
heavy. Use special
dropping them.
are
shelves in the
To
care
when
direction of
shelf
(1)
shipping position
and
replace
Replace
you want.
Tilt up the front of the shelf in the
and lift it in the direction of (2). Pull the
:
replace a shelf : Tilt the front of the
guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a
Then lower the front of the shelf
Folding
so
shelf up and
desired height.
that the hooks
drop
into the slots.
sure
that shelves
the other. Failure to do
spilling
the shelf
so
are
level from
stop position.
one
may result in the shelf
side to
falling
or
food.
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or
pull
it
past the stop position.
remove.
by reversing
Shelf: You
containers
To
shelf from its metal frame:
Convenience Shelves
shelf out.
NOTE: Make
sliding
3. Lift up the shelf to
position
remove a
remove a
2. Tilt the front of the shelf up and
Shelves
Remove shelves from the
shelves in and out of your
warm
cold. Shelves may break if
to sudden temperature changes or impact, such
they
models)
toward you.
Storing similar food items together in your refrigerator and
adjusting the shelves to fit different heights of items will
make finding the exact item you want easier; it will also
reduce the amount of time the refrigerator door is open,
saving energy.
IMPORTANT: Do not clean
on some
follows.
To slide the shelf
shelves.
(optional
(optional
can
bottles
the above
steps.
on some
models)
store taller items such
by simply sliding
as
gallon
the shelf back.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
CHEF FRESH / SNACK
PAN(on
some
You
models)
While
holding the chef fresh with one hand, pull
slightly. Lift slightly and pull it out.
less
it forward
To
can
store small
humidity
remove
in
the
CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL
You
can
sealed
and
control the amount of
crispers. Adjust
humidity
3.
4.
in the moisture-
the control to any
setting
or
fruits
requiring
more or
separate drawers.
crisper
1. Raise the door
2.
vegetables
as
Using
your finger,
center of the door
door
flap:
it will open.
press the plastic hinge toward the
high
as
flap.
Lift the door out of its place.
Replacement is the opposite
of removal.
between
.
lets moist air out of the
crisper
for best
storage
of
fruits.
keeps moist air in the crisper
fresh, leafy vegetables.
for best
storage
of
To
remove
the
1. Lift up the
criper
glass:
glass after inserting
a
screwdriver under the
cover.
2. Pull up and out.
OPTIBIN CRISPERS
(on
some
models)
The
OptiBin Crispers provide fresher-tasting fruit and
vegetables by letting you easily control humidity inside
crisper. The OptiBin Crispers include: 1) a humidity
control knob at the front of the crisper cover and 2) a
large lattice on the inner surface of the cover to hold
or
the
To
release moisture.
remove
1. Slide
2.
3.
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the
crisper:
crisper straight out to the stop.
Lift the front of the crisper, then pull it out to remove.
Replace the crisper by sliding it back in fully past the
drawer stop.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
CRISPER COVER WITH LATTICE ON INNER
SURFACE
To
remove
(on
the
some
crisper
DOOR RACKS
models)
The door racks may be removed for easier
Snap-on Door Racks
cover:
To
1. Remove both
2. While
cover
crisper drawers.
holding the crisper cover support (2), pull
up and out(1).
glass
To
is not attached to
remove
the lattice
handing glass
cover
the
since
replace
2. Hold the
turn
outward to
remove
(B).
the racks:
oor.
can
be moved to either side of the door.
remove
the
bin, simply lift the bin and pull straight
out.
above).
crisper cover.
over
3. For each lattice hold lattice and
(A)
DESIGN-A-DOOR
2. To
illustrated
the inside wall of the door
1. Hold either end of the do or rack aga inst the ins ide wall of the d
2. Push down the rack until it locks in place.
inner surface:
crisper cover(as
glass cover and
against
and lift up the door rack
1. Bins
1. Remove
the racks:
2. Push the rack
cover.
on
remove
1. Remove all items in the door racks.
To
WARNING: Be careful when
cleaning.
pull
sides of the
cover
lattice.
3. To
replace the bin, slide it in above the desired
support and push down until it locks completely
so
To
replace
lattice
on
inner surface:
1. For each lattice insert middle tab in 1
cover)and pull
that "click" sound is heard.
sides of the
cover
(closed
to
glass
to insert lattice.
4. To
position, make sure if all
correctly assembled so that they don't fall out
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move
to lowest
Warning: Somebody
firmly assembled.
can
NOTE: Do not
a
adjust
be hurt if door bins
bins
are
of door.
are
not
bin that is loaded with food.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
DAIRY BIN
1. To
ICE BIN
remove
the
dairy
bin
lift it and
simply
,
pull straight
1. To
out.
2. To
remove
ice
bin, pull it out
as
it
Tilt up the front of the ice bin and
replace
the
location and
dairy bin, slide it in above
push down until it stops.
the desired
2. To
comes.
pull straight
out.
Install, insert ice bin into frame rails and push back
into
place.
FREEZER WIRE DOOR RACKS
Tilt-out Door Basket
You
can remove
in the freezer
food
(on
models)
some
easily by tilting
DURABASE
out the wire basket
To
compartment.
remove
much
(Drawer-Type Models)
the
Durabase, push it back to the end
possible.
pull straight out.
2. To
as
as
Tilt up the front of the Durabase and
install, insert the Durabase in rail assembly.
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1. To
remove
the freezer door
outward until you hear
the wire rack.
2. To
replace
rack in the
into
a
rack, pull the bracket
clicking sound; then remove
the freezer door
rack, hook the end of the
bracket, and push down until the rack locks
place.
WIRE DURABASE
1
1. To
remove
wire
(Swing-Type Models)
Durabase, pull wire durabase out to full
extension.
Tilt up the front of the wire Durabase and
out.
2. To
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it
straight
install, insert the wire Durabase into frame rails and
push
2
pull
back into
place.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
How to lock the
DURABASE DIVIDER
The Durabase divider allows the
the Durabase
area
option
to
1.
organize
Open
and
into sections.
the freezer door
remove
2. Insert
function of freezer door:
tilting
(1).
part (1) into (2).
2
1
NOTE: If you lock the tilting
function when the door is
tilted,
(a)
1. To remove,
2. To
PULLOUT DRAWER BASKETS
(b)
pull
divider
install, hook top
straight
corners
horizontal durabase
(a)
or
1
you cannot close it
1. To remove, lift basket up, and
up.
of divider
over
basket rungs
pull straight
out.
top
(b).
1
DRAWER TRAY
The drawer
2
(on
some
tray prevents
models)
small food items from
falling
between the basket rungs.
2. To
Install, pull both rails out to full extension.
Hook the basket supports into the rail tabs and push to
the back of compartment.
TILTING DOOR
The
tilting
How to
door
(on
some
provides easy
models)
access
to stored foods.
WIRE BASKET
use:
Tilt the door down and
pull
it out.E
1. To
remove
the wire
front up and Pill it
2. To
(Swing-Type Models)
basket, pull it out
straight
Watch your
step when you open tilting door.To
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far
as
it
goes.Tilt
out.
replace the wire basket, place
and push it back into place.
Warning:
adjust
as
it in the frame rails
the
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
CAN DISPENSER
The Can
The Can
Dispenser
Dispenser
beverage
1. To
some
FILTER
models)
slides out from underneath the shelf.
holds up to twelve 12-ounce
or
the
Tilt the
2. To Install the
rails and
dispenser, pull it out as far as
front up and pull it straight out.
can
can
push
it
dispenser, place
into place.
(on
models)
some
It is recommended that you replace the filter when the
water filter indicator light turns on or your water dispenser
cans.
remove
comes.
(on
ice maker decreases
it
After
it into the shelf frame
changing the water filter cartridge, reset the
filter status display and indicator light by pressng
holding the BUTTON for 3 seconds.
1. Remove the old
If the
tray
is filled with water to the
be difficult to
For
TRAY(on
remove
some
water
and
cartridge.
Rotate the knob of the
TRIPLE TWIST ICE
noticeably.
cartridge
counter clockwise.
models)
highest level,
it will
ice cubes.
quick freeze, adjust
the freezer dial to 3.
When the
cartridge
is
removed, it will click out of
place.
To
remove
ice
cubes, twist the tray.
Twist the knob clockwise
completely.
Pull out the
CAUTION
cartridge.
If you twist the knob before the water freezes, it will spill
into the ice bin and the cubes there will be frozen together.
NOTE: There will be water in the
cartridge.
Some
spilling
may occur through the hole at rear bottom side of cover.
You may use a cup or something like that to prevent the
spilt water dripping into the food.
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2.
Replace
Take the
new
protective
With
filter
with
Using
its
cartridge
cover
cartridge
cartridge
a new
cartridge.
out of its
from the
packaging
o-rings.
knob in the vertical
into the
cover
until
and
position, push
it stops.
remove
the
new
handle, twist the cartridge clockwise about 1/4
turn. You will hear 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.
NOTE: To
purchase replacement water filter cartridges,
visit your local appliance dealer or part distributor. You
can also visit our website : www.lgappliances.com
The replacement water filter cartridge's
part number is 5231JA2006B.
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INSIDE WALLS
(allow
stick)
cloth won't
freezer to
warm
up
so
To
help remove odors, you can wash the inside of the
refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda and warm water.
Mix 2 tablespoons baking soda to 1 lt of water (26 g
soda to 1 liter water.) Be sure the baking soda is
completely dissolved so does it not scratch the surfaces
of the refrigerator.
Explosion
Hazard
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
Use non-flammable cleaner.
Failure to do
so can
Both the
result in
death, explosion,
or
month to
cleaning
use
bleaches,
fire.
or
waxes, concentrated
clean both sections about
once
Do not
prevent odors. Wipe up spills immediately.
use
cleansers,
damage
detergents,
containing petroleum plastic parts.
cleaners
PLASTIC PARTS
and freezer sections defrost
refrigerator
automatically. However,
a
Do not
(covers
and
panels)
paper towels, window sprays, abrasive
or flammable fluids. These can scratch or
the material.
CONDENSER COILS
Remove
Always remove power cord from the wall outlet prior to
cleaning in the vicinity of electrical parts (lamps, switches,
controls, etc.) Wipe up excess moisture with a sponge
or cloth to prevent water or liquid from getting into any
electrical part and causing a electric short circuit.
Do not
use
flammable
or
toxic
Use
a
warm
Hand
Plug
Vacuum coils when
parts, such
as
on
an
extended attachment to
as
often
Coils may need to be
every other month.
dusty
as
or
dirty.
base.
shelves,
etc.
Electrical Shock Hazard
clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Before
the
or
wash, rinse and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
in
base section
disconnect power.
Remove all removable
crispers,
grille
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
GENERAL CLEANING TIPS
or
the
clean condenser coils.
Replace grille
Unplug refrigerator
(See
cleaner with
a vacuum
cleaned
cleaning liquids.
base.
8.)
page
Use
grille
refrigerator
or
replacing a burned-out light bulb, either unplug
refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker
fuse box.
NOTE:
reconnect power.
Moving
does not
the control to the OFF
remove
power to the
light
position
circuit.
OUTSIDE
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
a
change
1.
Unplug
the
refrigerator light:
the power cord from the outlet.
2. Remove
refrigerator
3. Release the hooks
clean
pull
sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly
with
To
shelves.
on
the shield down to
both ends of the
remove
light
shield and
it.
4. Turn the bulb counterclockwise.
soft cloth.
5.
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Assembly
is the
reverse
order of
disassembly.
CARE AND CLEANING
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you
are away, follow these steps to prepare your refrigerator
before you leave.
1. Use up any
2.
perishables
the ice bin.
Empty
If you choose to turn the
leave, follow these steps.
To
change
the freezer
1.
Unplug refrigerator
2. Reach behind
3.
4.
Replace
Plug
in
light
bulb with
refrigerator
light:
or
disconnect power.
40-watt
or
refrigerator
1. Remove all food from the
shield to
a
and freeze other items.
remove
2.
bulb.
appliance
off before you
refrigerator.
Depending on your model, set the thermostat control
(refrigerator control) to OFF. See the Setting the
Controls section.
bulb.
3. Clean
reconnect power.
4.
it and
refrigerator, wipe
well.
tops of both doors to
prop them open far enough for air to get in. This stops
Tape
rubber
dry
or
wood blocks to the
odor and mold from
building
up.
WHEN YOU MOVE
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new
follow these steps to prepare it for the move.
1. Remove all food from the
frozen food in
2.
dry
refrigerator
and
home,
pack
all
ice.
Depending on your model, turn the thermostat control
(refrigerator control) to OFF. See the Setting the
Controls section.
3.
Unplug
4.
Empty
5.
Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
If the
how
electricity goes off,
long it will be off.
call the power company and ask
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less,
both refrigerator doors closed to help foods
a)
more
keep
stay
them
a
ice in the freezer for every cubic
foot of freezer space. This will keep the food frozen
kg
of
for two to four
gloves
to
dry
days.
While
handling dry ice,
If neither
wear
protect your hands from frostbite.
a
food locker
consume or
cook
they
don't shift and rattle
during
the
8.
Tape the doors shut
refrigerator cabinet.
and
tape the power cord
to the
When you get to your new home, put everything back
and refer to the Installing Your Refrigerator section for
preparation
OR
c)
so
Depending on the model, raise the front of the
refrigerator so it rolls more easily OR screw in the
leveling legs all the way so they don't scrape the floor.
See the Door Closing section.
frozen
OR
Place 1
together
parts, wrap them well and tape
7.
food locker.
b)
water from the defrost pan.
move.
than 24 hours:
Remove all frozen food and store it in
refrigerator.
6. Take out all removable
cold and frozen.
2. If the power will be out for
the
dry ice is available,
perishable food at once.
nor
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instructions.
NOTE: Automatic Ice Maker feature is included
certain models. Please check your
only in
product specification.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler arm, the
icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be stuck
If ice is not used
cloudy,
Personal
Injury
taste
frequently,
old ice cubes will become
stale, and shrink.
NOTE: If the cube size is smaller
Hazard
than you
the size with the cube size
expected, you can regulate
button. (nomally caused by
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 refrigerator
is plugged in.
together.
or
larger
variations in water
pressure.)
Every time you press the cube size button, the indicator
light go up. The higher position light is on, the larger
cubes will be. (1st step is the next after the 5th step.)
WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE ICEMAKER
POWER SWITCH TO O (OFF)
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
When the water
When the ice
A
newly-installed refrigerator may take
12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.
minute
or
When the
supply
storage
will be shut off for several hours.
bin is removed for
more
than
a
two.
refrigerator
will not be used for several
days.
NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Icemaker
The icemaker water valve will buzz
as
the icemaker fills
with water. If the power switch is in the I (on) position, it
will buzz even if it has not yet been hooked up to water.
To
stop the buzzing,
NOTE:
move
the power switch to O
(off).
the power switch in the I (on) position
before the water line is connected can damage the
Keeping
icemaker.
Feeler Arm
You will hear the sound of cubes
Cube Size
Indicator Light
Power Switch
and water
Cube Size
Select Button
The icemaker will
cubes per cycle
130 cubes in a 24-hour period,
If the
refrigerator
made to the
When the
supply,
set the power switch to I
newly-installed refrigerator
begin making ice cubes.
nothing
and shut off the
(on).
freezing.
NOTE:We
may take 12 to 24 hours to
installation
Throw away the first few batches of ice to allow the water
line to clear.
sure
(off)
has been connected to the water
The icemaker will fill with water when it cools to
Be
the icemaker refills.
temperature will drop below freezing, have
a qualified servicer drain the water supply system (on
some models) to prevent serious property damage due to
flooding from ruptured water lines or connections.
icemaker, set the power switch to O (off).
A
as
If the ambient
is used before the water connection is
refrigerator
pipes
Set the icemaker power switch to O
water supply to the refrigerator.
approximately
depending on freezer compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings and other
operating conditions.
-
in the
into the bin
PREPARING FOR VACATION
produce eight
100
running
dropping
interferes with the sweep of the feeler
arm.
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strongly recommend that any servicing
be performed by a qualified individual.
or
NOTE: Water line installation is needed when the
Automatic Ice Maker and/or Water
are
available
on
your
Dispenser
Two 1/4" outer diameter
features
compression nuts and
2 ferrules (sleeves) to
connect the copper tubing
product.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
the shutoff valve and the
This water line installation is not warranted
refrigerator
or
carefully
damage.
water
by
the
refrigerator water
icemaker manufacturer. Follow these
instructions
to
to minimize the risk of
valve.
If your existing copper water
line has a flared fitting at the
expensive
end, you will need
an
(water banging
pipes)
plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and lead
to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified plumber to
correct water hammer before installing the water supply
line to the refrigerator.
adapter (available at
plumbing supply stores)
To
Shutoff valve to connect to
Water hammer
in the
burns and
prevent
in house
product damage,
connect the water line to the
cut off the flared
a
do not hook up
water inlet with
the
temperatures fall below
in
areas
where
using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is doubleinsulated or grounded in a manner to prevent the hazard
of electric shock, or is battery-powered.
make
plumbing
protection.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1/4" outer
diameter to connect the
to the water
ends of the
refrigerator
supply. Be sure both
tubing are cut square.
To determine how much
you need: measure
the distance from the water valve on the back of the
tubing
refrigerator 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 [25 cm] diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation.
Be
sure
(2.4 m)
that the kit you select allows at least 8 feet
as described above.
A cold water
supply. The water pressure must be
between 20psi and 120psi (140 830 kpa) on models
without a water filter and between 40psi and 120psi
(280 830 kpa) on models with a water filter.
-
-
Power drill.
1/2"
or
adjustable
wrench.
Straight-
and
a
minimum
of connection to the
sure
plumbing
requirements.
Copper Tubing,
point
included in
All installations must be in accordance with local
a
COLD WATER LINE.
When
NOTE: Wear eye
a
inside diameter of 5/32" at
(off) position.
tubing
freezing.
with
shutoff valve should have
If you use your refrigerator before connecting the water
line, make sure the icemaker power switch is in the O
code
fitting
compression fitting.
OR you can
tube cutter and then use
refrigerator
the cold water line. The
the water line to the hot water line.
Do not install the icemaker
to
Phillips-
blade screwdriver
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Saddle-type shutoff valves are
many water supply kits. Before purchasing,
a saddle-type valve complies with your local
codes.
CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
5.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Install the shutoff valve
on
the nearest
frequently
Tighten the clamp
begins to swell.
used
water line.
drinking
TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
NOTE: Do not
the
WARNING
screws
overtighten
until the
or
Ensure all
1.
water
potable
plumbing
supply only.
tubing.
is to local
Clamp
Washer
Inlet End
Screw
requirement.
SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn
on
the nearest faucet to relieve the pressure
on
the line.
6.
ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the
2.
CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
tubing
refrigerator.
Choose
Route the
that is
a
accessible. It is best
easily
vertical water
pipe.
a
When it is
NOTE: Be
necessary to connect into a
horizontal water pipe, make the
drawing
allow the
top or side,
the bottom, to avoid
off any sediment from the water
or
out from the wall after
CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
Saddle-Type
Compression
Shutoff Valve
not to allow water to drain
production
move
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.
pipe (even if using a selfpiercing valve) using a
sharp bit. Remove any burrs
resulting from drilling the
hole in the pipe. Take care
reduced ice
to
Place the
1/4" hole in the water
into the drill. Failure to drill
refrigerator
tubing (about
mm diameter) to
pipe.
DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
a
there is sufficient extra
installation.
7.
Drill
sure
8 feet coiled into 3 turns of about 10
connection to the
rather than at
between the cold water line and the
tubing through a hole drilled in the wall or
floor (behind the refrigerator or adjacent base cabinet)
as close to the wall as possible.
location for the valve
to connect into the side of
3.
washer
you may crush
Pipe Clamp
Connect to
sealing
Nut
hole may result in
smaller cubes.
a
1/4
Packing
Nut
4.
FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water
the
pipe
Outlet
Valve
with
pipe clamp.
8.
Pipe Clamp
Ferrule
FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water
and flush out the
supply on
tubing until the
water is clear.
Shut the water off at the water
valve after about
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
one
quart of
water has been flushed
the
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tubing.
through
(sleeve)
CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
9.
CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
11.PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
Arrange
that it does not
NOTES:
the back of the
Before
sure
the coil of
making the connection to the refrigerator, be
the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into
against the
refrigerator
the wall outlet.
tubing so
vibrate against
refrigerator or
wall. Push the
back to the wall.
If your refrigerator does not have a water filter,
we recommend installing one. If your water supply
has sand
particles that could clog the screen of
the refrigerator's water valve. Install the filter in the
water line near the refrigerator.
or
Remove the
plastic
flexible cap from the
12. START THE ICEMAKER
refrigerator
connection.
Set the icemaker power switch to the ON position.
The icemaker will not begin to operate until it reaches
its
operating temperature of 15°F (-9°C)
will then begin operation automatically if
power switch is in the I (on) position.
Place the
the end
compression
of the tubing.
nut and ferrule
(sleeve)
onto
Insert the end of the
as
possible.
While
tubing into the connection as far
holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.
Refrigerator
Connection
Ferule
(sleeve)
Tubing
Clamp
1/4"
Compression
Nut
1/4"
Tubing
Fasten the
tubing into the tubing Clamp attached to
the back of the refrigerator.
First, loosen the screw fastening the clamp. Next,
insert the tubing in the groove. Finally, re-fasten the
screw.
10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
Tighten
any connections that
leak.
Reattach the compressor
compartment
access cover.
30
or
below. It
the icemaker
The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends. The thermostat control (or
refrigerator control, depending on the model) will also
click when cycling on and off.
UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one
didn't make. Because the sounds are new to you, you
might be concerned about them. Most of the new sounds
are
normal. Hard
cabinets,
actually
can
are.
surfaces, like the floor, walls and
make the sounds
seem
The
and what may
noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the
water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
Rattling
following describes
be making them.
louder than
they
Your
refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently
to keep your food items at the desired temperature.
The high efficiency compressor may cause your new
refrigerator to run longer than your old one, and
you may hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
the kinds of sounds
You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating the air
through the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
As each
cycle ends, you
refrigerant flowing
to the
Contraction and
a
popping
Water
cycle
expansion
of the inside walls may
cause
noise.
dripping
may
may hear a gurgling sound due
in your refrigerator.
the defrost heater
on
cause a
You may hear air
condenser fan.
sizzling
being
You may hear water
defrost cycle.
during
a
defrost
sound.
forced
running
over
the condenser
into the drain pan
by
the
during
the
REFRIGERATOR DOES NOT OPERATE
Check if...
The power
Then...
supply
cord is
unplugged.
A household fuse has blown
breaker
The
or
Firmly plug
circuit
Replace
the cord into
the fuse
or
a
live outlet with proper
voltage.
reset the circuit breaker.
tripped.
refrigerator
Refrigerator
control is set to the OFF
is in the defrost
position.
Refer to the
Setting
the Controls
Wait about 30 minutes for defrost
cycle.
.
cycle
to end.
VIBRATION OR RATTLING NOISE
Check if...
The
Then...
refrigerator
is not
resting solidly
on
Floor is weak
or uneven or
leveling legs
need
adjusting.
See Installation Section.
the floor.
LIGHTS DO NOT WORK
Check if...
The power
Then...
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
Changing the Light Bulb(s) Section.) Turn
the temperature control to the OFF position and unplug the
refrigerator prior to replacement.
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COMPRESSOR MOTOR SEEMS TO RUN TOO MUCH
Check if...
The
Then...
that
refrigerator
replaced
was
Modern
was an
older model.
The
room
refrigerators
operating time.
more
temperature is hotter than normal.
The motor will
run
with
longer
80% of the time. Under
of food
warm
warmer
conditions. At normal
motor to
Adding
The refrigerator was recently plugged in and
the refrigerator control was set correctly
The doors
are
was
not closed
not set
correctly
food and
The
for the
take up to 24 hours to cool
See the
control
Adjusting
Push the doors
completely.
are
This
dirty.
as soon as
refrigerator will
completely.
firmly
Doors will not close
The condenser coils
run
opening the door warms the refrigerator.
It is normal for the refrigerator to run longer in order to cool
the refrigerator back down. Adding a large amount of food
warms the refrigerator. See the Food Storage Guide Section.
In order to conserve energy, try to get everything
you need out of the refrigerator at once, keep food organized
amount
it is easy to find and close the door
is removed.
refrigerator control
surrounding conditions.
about 40% to
run
conditions, expect it to
so
The
require
space
often.
even more
opened often or a large
has just been added.
under
temperatures, expect your
room
The door is
storage
more
settings
the food
Section.
shut. If
they will not
completely below.
prevents air transfer and makes the
shut all the way,
see
motor work harder.
Clean the condenser coils. Refer to the Care and
Cleaning
section.
DOORS WILL NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY
Check if...
The
is not level.
refrigerator
Food
packages
The ice
or
Then...
are
bin, crisper
baskets
are
blocking
See the Installation Section to level
the door open.
cover, pans,
out of
shelves, door bins
position.
Rearrange
food containers to clear 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
Refrigerator
The
gaskets
are
refrigerator
The doors
and not
wobbles
or seems
removed
unstable.
during product
properly replaced.
were
Section.
Clean
sticking.
coat
The
refrigerator.
installation
gaskets and the surface that they touch. Rub
of paraffin wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
Level the
refrigerator.
Alignment Section.
Refer to the Door
Closing
a
thin
and
Remove and
replace the doors according to the Removing,
Reversing and Replacing Refrigerator Doors section
or call a qualified service technician.
FROST OR ICE CRYSTALS ON FROZEN FOOD
Check if...
Then...
The door is not
The door is
closing properly.
opened
often.
See Doors will not close
When the door is
the freezer
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completely
opened, warm,
resulting in frost.
above.
humid air is allowed in
ICE HAS OFF-TASTE OR ODOR
Check if...
Then...
The icemaker
recently
was
installed.
Discard first few batches of ice to avoid discolored
or
off-flavored ice.
The ice has been stored for too
The food has not been
Throw away old ice and make
long.
wrapped tightly
in
supply
The interior of
Ice
storage
contains minerals such
refrigerator
bin needs
needs
supply.
Rewrap foods since odors may migrate
is not wrapped properly.
either compartment.
The water
new
as
sulfur.
to the ice if food
A filter may need to be installed to eliminate taste and
odor problems.
See Care and
cleaning.
cleaning.
Empty
Cleaning
section.
and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
THERE IS WATER IN THE DEFROST DRAIN PAN
Check if...
The
Then...
refrigerator
is
The water will
defrosting.
evaporate. It is normal for
water to
into the
drip
defrost pan.
It is
more
humid than normal.
Expect that the water in the defrost pan will take longer
evaporate. This is normal when it is hot or humid.
to
THE REFRIGERATOR SEEMS TO MAKE TOO MUCH NOISE
Check if...
Then...
The sounds may be normal for your
Refer to the
refrigerator.
Sounds You
Understanding
May
Hear section.
THE ICEMAKER IS NOT PRODUCING ICE OR ICE CUBES ARE FREEZING TOO SLOWLY
Check if...
The freezer
Then...
temperature is cold enough
to
produce
ice.
Wait 24 hours after
hook-up
for ice
production.
See the
Setting
the Controls Section.
Door left open.
Check to
see
if
something
is
holding
the door open.
CUBES PRODUCED BY ICEMAKER ARE TOO SMALL
Check if...
Then...
Smaller cube size level is selected.
Water shutoff valve
line may be
connecting refrigerator
clogged.
Select
to water
Call
a
larger
cube size
plumber
using
cube size selector.
to clear the valve.
THE DOORS ARE DIFFICULT TO OPEN
Check if...
The
gaskets
The door is
been
Then...
are
dirty
reopened
opened.
or
Clean
gaskets and the surfaces that they touch. Rub a
coat of appliance polish or kitchen wax on the gaskets
cleaning
sticky.
within
a
short time after
having
thin
after
When you open the door, warmer air enters the refrigerator.
As the warm air cools, it can create a vacuum. If the door is
hard to open, wait 5 minutes to allow the air pressure to
equalize, then see if it opens more easily.
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AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER DOES NOT WORK
Check if...
Then...
Icemaker power switch in the O
Water
supply
Freezer
turned off
too
compartment
Piled up cubes in the
to shut off.
or
(off) position.
not connected.
bin
See the
(on) position.
the Water Line section.
Connecting
Wait 24 hours for the freezer to reach its ideal
warm.
storage
Move the switch to the I
cause
the icemaker
Level cubes
temperature.
hand.
by
TEMPERATURE IS TOO WARM OR THERE IS INTERIOR MOISTURE BUILDUP
Check if...
Then...
The air vents
are
blocked. Cold air circulates
Locate air vents
by using your hand to sense airflow and
packages that block vents and restrict airflow. Refer
from the freezer to the fresh food section and
move
back
to multi flow Section for the location of
again through
air vents in the wall
dividing
the two sections.
The doors
are
all
air vents.
opened
often.
When the door is
the
opened,
warm
refrigerator.
humidity builds
The
everything you
food organized
need out of the
more
humid air is allowed into
the door is
opened,
the faster the
up, and the more warm air the refrigerator
must cool. In order to keep the refrigerator cool, try to get
soon as
The control is not set
correctly
for the
surrounding
conditions.
Refer to the
number at
The food is not
T he doors
.
are
been added
packaged correctly.
not
closing completely.
The weather is humid.
a
Setting
cycle
was
temperatures
or
to stabilize
too warm,
move
or even
out. If the
the dial
one
time.
food
for the
refrigerator
warms
the
refrigerator.
It
can
to return to normal
take
a
few hours
temperature.
Wrap food tightly and wipe off damp containers prior to
storing in the refrigerator to avoid moisture accumulation. If
necessary, repackage food according to the guidelines in the
Food Storage Guide Section.
See Doors will not close
In humid
completed.
as
the Controls Section.
too cold
Adding
are
It is normal for
refrigerator
34
completely
weather, air carries moisture into refrigerator
when doors
A self-defrost
keep
it is easy to find and close the door
the food is removed.
temperature is
large amount of food has just
to the refrigerator or freezer.
at once,
so
Wait 24 hours for
A
refrigerator
opened.
droplets
self-defrost.
to form
on
the back wall after the
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