LG | GSL325PZCVD | LG GSL325PVCVD Owner’s Manual

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Electrical Connections
(In the UK Only)
Important
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
GREEN AND YELLOW:EARTH
BLUE:NEUTRAL
BROWN:LIVE
This appliance must be earthed
Green and Yellow (Earth)
Brown(Live)
Fuse
Blue(Neutral)
Cord
grip
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured Green and Yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter E or by the earth symbol( ) or coloured
Green or Green and Yellow.
The wire which is coloured Blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter N or coloured Black.
The wire which is coloured Brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter L or coloured Red.
If a 13 amp(BS 1363) plug is used, fit a 13 amp BS 1362 fuse.
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Shelf
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Deodorizer
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Freezer compartment
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Smart Diagnosis
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Introduction
Entry
The model and serial numbers are found on the inner case on the back
or one side of the refrigerator compartment of this unit. These numbers
are unique to this unit and are 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 purchased from :
Dealer address :
Dealer phone no. :
Model no. :
Serial no.:
Important safety instructions
Before it is used, this refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance with
the installation instructions in this document. This Refrigerator is intended for Domestic
indoor use only.
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip 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.
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 maintenance. Never
touch the appliance with wet hands as you may receive an electric shock or injure yourself.
Never damage, press, severely bend, pull or twist the power cord as damage to the cord
may cause fire or electric shock. Never touch the cord if you are uncertain if the appliance
is correctly earthed.
Never place glass items in the freezer as they may break due to expansion of their contents
on freezing.
Never put your hands into the storage bin of the automatic ice maker as you could be
injured during its operation.
The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without
supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Never allow anyone to climb, sit, stand or hang on the refreshment centre door. These
actions may damage the refrigerator and even tip it over, causing severe personal injury.
Don’t use an
extension cord
It is advised that this appliance should be connected through an independent power
socket to prevent it and other appliances from overloading the circuit and causing a power
outage.
Accessibility
of Supply Plug
Supply Cord
Replacement
Warning
The appliance should be positioned so that the supply plug is easily accessible for quick
disconnection should an accident occur.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent
or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
Do not modify or extend the Power Cord length.
It may cause electric shock or fire.
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Introduction
Introduction
*Non dispenser model
Dairy corner
NOTE
• Parts, features, and options vary by model. Your model may not include every option.
Introduction
*Dispenser model
Type-1
Dairy corner
Type-2
Dairy corner
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Installation
Where to install
Select a good
location
1. Place your appliance where it is easy to use.
2. Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct sunlight or moisture. Do not operate the
appliance outdoors where it can be exposed
directly, or indirectly to sun, wind and rain.
3. To ensure proper air circulation around the
space on both the sides as well as top and
maintain at least 2 inches (5 cm) from the
rear wall.
4. To avoid vibrations, the appliance must be
levelled.
5. Do not install the appliance in temperatures
of less than 5°C as the performance may be
Disposal of the
old appliance
Door removal
als which are reusable and/or recyclable.
All the packaging materials should be sent to the collection centre for recycling. For
details of your local recycling centre, please contact your local council.
Electric Shock Hazard
Disconnect electrical supply to refrigerator before installing. Failure to do so could
result in death or serious injury.
Applicable to No Plumbing
Ice & Water Model only
If your front door is too narrow to get
the refrigerator into the house,
remove the refrigerator doors and pass
the appliance through laterally.
Remove lower
cover and then
feed water
tube
Lower cover
Remove the lower cover by loosening
all the screws. Then push in the feed
water tube while depressing the
connector , as shown in the illustration
on the right.
Feed water tube
NOTE
• If a tube end is deformed or abraded, trim the end with sharp knife until perfectly round.
Remove the
freezer
compartment
door
1) Remove the hinge cover by
loosening the screws. Then separate all connection wires except
for the earth.
2) Remove the keeper by rotating it
counter clockwise (①) and then
lifting the upper hinge up (②).
Hinge
cover
Connection
wires
Upper
hinge
Earth line
Keeper
Upper hinge
NOTE
• When removing the upper hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forwards .
Installation
3) Remove the freezer compartment door
by lifting it upward. The door should be
lifted high enough for the feed water
pipe tube to be completely pulled out.
Enough for
water feed pipe tube to
be completly pulled out
Lower cover
NOTE
• If you have removed the refrigerator compartment door to pass the appliance
through an access door, lay the door down, but be careful not to damage the feed
water pipe tube.
Remove the
refrigerator
compartment
door
1) Loosen the hinge cover screws and
remove the cover. Remove
connection wires, if any, except for
the earth line.
Connection
wires
Upper hinge
2) Remove keeper by rotating it
clockwise (①) and then remove the
upper hinge by lifting it up (②).
Keeper
3) Remove the refrigerator
compartment door by lifting it up.
Lower hinge
Pass the refrigerator laterally through
the access door as illustrated to
the right.
Pass the
refrigerator
Door replacement
Once the fridge is through the access door, remount the fridge doors by following
the door removal instructions in reverse.
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Installation
Feed water pipe installation (Dispenser model only)
Before
installation
▪Automatic ice maker operation needs water pressure of 147~834kPa
(1.5~8.5kgf/cm2) (The pressure is correct when an instant paper cup (180cc) is
▪If water pressure does not reach the rating 147kPa(1.5kgf/cm2) or below, it
is necessary to purchase a separate pressure pump for normal automatic icing
and cool water feed.
▪Keep the total length of the feed water pipe tube within 8m and be careful that
the tube does not bend. If the tube is 8m or longer it may cause water feed problems owing to the drain water pressure.
▪Install the feed water pipe tube at a place free from heat.
▪
Warning
Door height adjustment
If the freezer
compartment
door is lower than
the refrigerator
compartment
door
Level the door by inserting flat( - type) driver into the groove of the left height
adjusting screw and rotate it clockwise (①).
Height
Left height
adjustment screw
Level the door by inserting flat( - type) driver into the groove of the left height
adjusting screw and rotate it clockwise (①).
If the freezer
compartment
door is higher than
the refrigerator
compartment
door
Height
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Right height
adjustment screw
Installation
Insert the transparent sheet supplied with the product wen the freezer door is lower
then the refrigerator door
If the freezer
compartment
door is lower than
the refrigerator
compartment
door
(on some model)
Separate the door with the lower height, use the (+) type screwdriver to unscrew
the screw at the bottom hinge as shown at Figure (① ), insert the transparent sheet
as shown at Figure (② )
If the freezer
compartment
door is higher than
the refrigerator
compartment
door
(on some model)
Make adjustments when the refrigerator door is lower then the freezer door while
using the refrigerator.
Use the adjustment tool (①) to rotate the adjustment hinge pin (②) in either
clockwise or counterclockwise direction to level the height of the refrigerator
to that of the freezer.
Do not adjust the height axcessively. You can lose the hinge pin.
Height adjustable range: Maximum of 5mm)
Warning
The refrigerator doors will close smoothly by adjusting the front side using the
height adjustment screw. If the doors do not close correctly, performance may be
After levelling
the door height
Next
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thoroughly.
2. Install accessories such as the ice cube box, cover evaporating tray, etc., in their
proper places. They are packed together to prevent possible damage during
shipping.
3. Connect the power supply cord (or plug) to the outlet. Don’t double up with
other appliances on the same outlet.
*Non dispenser model
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*Dispenser model
Ice & Water
Ice & Water
Ice & Water
(Fig-1)
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(Fig-2)
Operation
Type-1
Type-2
Type-1
Fridge
Fridge
Type-2
Fridge
Fridge
The actual inner temperature varies depending on the food status. The indicated
temperature is a target temperature, not the actual temperature within the refrigerator
Until your refrigerator has settled from transit, it will not perform at its optimum.
It takes 2 or 3 days for the fridge to stabilise. During this period, please adjust the
temperature as above.
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Operation
▪ Choose from crushed ice, water, and cubed ice and depress the dispenser switch
with a glass or other container.
Dispenser use
(on some
model)
Water
Select water by pressing the
selection button, which will be
highlighted.
Ice & Water
Cubed Ice
Select cubed ice by pressing
the selection button, which
will be highlighted
Ice & Water
Crushed Ice
Select crushed ice by pressing
the selection button, which will
be highlighted.
Ice & Water
.
NB : Please wait for 2-3 seconds before removing the cup from beneath
the dispenser to ensure it has finished dispensing the ice or water
(on some
model)
Precautions when
using the dispenser (on some
model)
To get cold water
The dispensed water will not be icy cold, but just cool or cold. If you want colder
water, dispense ice before dispensing water.
Rotate the rotary gear in 1/4 cycle as shown in the illustration and then push it back.
①
NOTE
• Figure ① and ② depends on model.
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②
Operation
When ice maker
does not operate
smoothly
Ice is lumped together
▪ When ice is lumped together, take the ice lumps out of the ice storage bin, break
them into small pieces, and place them back into the ice storage bin.
▪ When the ice maker produces small or lumped together ice, the amount of water
supplied to the ice maker may need to be adjusted. Contact the service centre.
* If ice is not used frequently, it may lump together.
Power failure
▪Ice may melt and drop into the freezer compartment. Take the ice storage bin out
and discard all the ice then dry it and place it back. After the machine is powered
again, crushed ice will be automatically selected.
The unit is newly installed
▪ It takes about 12 hours for a newly installed refrigerator to make ice in the freezer
compartment.
Express Freezer
Please select this function for fast freezing.
▪ OFF→ON→OFF is repeated whenever pressing
button.
▪
selecting Express Freeze
▪
This button locks the other buttons
▪ Locking or Release is repeated whenever the
is pressed for more than 3 seconds.
▪ If you use the lock button, none of the other buttons will work
until you unlock them.
Lock
Filter condition
▪
cycle) display
function (on some
model)
▪
▪
▪
Dispenser
light (on some
model)
cartridge on the dispenser.
when to
more than 3 seconds to reset the indicator.
▪ The dispenser light function is turned ON or OFF by
pressing Light/Filter / Light button.
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Operation
The other
functions
Door open warning
▪ A warning bleep will sound 3 times every 30 seconds if the main or minibar door is
left open or ajar for more than a minute.
▪ Please contact your local service centre if the warning continues to sound when
the door is closed.
Diagnosis (failure detection) function
▪ The Diagnosis function automatically detects the problem when a failure is found
whilst using of refrigerator.
▪ If a fault occurs, and none of the refrigerator buttons or functions are working,
do not turn power off but immediately contact your local service centre. Once
powered off it may not be possible for a service engineer to use the Diagnosis
function to detect what caused the original fault.
How ice/cold
water is supplied
Water is cooled while stored in the water tank in the refrigerator compartment, and
then sent to the dispenser. Ice is made in the automatic ice maker and is then sent
to the dispenser as either crushed or cubed ice.
NOTE
• It is normal that at first the water is not very cold. If you want colder water, add ice to the glass.
Throw away the first ice (about 20 pieces) and the first water (about 7 glasses)
passing through the appliance when the refrigerator is initially installed.
The first ice and water may include particles or odour from the feed water pipe
or the feed water box. The should also be done if the refrigerator has not been
used for a long time.
Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may push the dispenser switch incorrectly, or damage the dispenser
by breaking associated parts. It may also cause them injury.
Always ensure that food does not block the ice chute.
If foods are placed at the entrance of the ice chute, ice may not be dispensed.
The ice chute may become covered with ice powder if crushed ice is most
commonly used. Remove the accumulated ice powder.
Never store beverage cans or other foods in the ice storage bin for
rapid cooling.
This may damage the automatic ice maker.
Never use fine crystal glasses or crockery to collect ice.
Such glasses or containers may be broken.
Put ice into a glass before filling with water or other beverages.
Water may be splashed if ice is added after the drink.
Never touch the ice outlet either with hands or any implement.
Touching the ice outlet may cause a breakage or hand injury.
Never remove the ice maker cover. It might be necessary from time to time to
level the ice so the storage bin can fill to capacity.
If ice is allowed to pile up near the ice maker, the ice maker may think that it is
already full and it will stop producing ice.
If discolored ice is dispensed, stop using the appliance and contact your service centre immediately.
Ice may be jammed in ice chute causing the refrigerator to fail.
Never use narrow or deep glassware when using the icemaker
as ice can back up into the ice chute and cause a malfunction.
Keep the glass at a proper distance from ice outlet.
A glass too close to the outlet may hinder ice from coming out.
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Operation
Two stars section
(Applicable to some models only)
▪ Two stars means the temperature in the section is -12°C~ -18°C.
▪ Freezer foods for short-term storage.
Refreshment centre(Applicable to some models only)
How to use
Open the minibar door.
▪ You can access the minibar without
opening the refrigerator door, thus saving
electricity.
▪ Inner lamp is lit in the refrigerator
compartment when the minibar door
opens, making it easy to identify the
contents.
Use the minibar
door as a stand
▪ Never use the minibar door as a chopping
board and take care not to damage it with
sharp tools.
▪ Never rest or press on the open minibar
door.
Never remove
the inner minibar
door cover
▪ The minibar can not function correctly
without the cover.
Only applies to models with inner minibar
cover.
Never place
heavy items on
the minibar door
or allow children
to hang or sit
on it.
▪ Not only may the minibar door be
damaged, but children may be hurt.
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Operation
No Plumbing Ice & Water
(Applicable to some models only)
The other
functions
You can use the Automatic ice maker and Water Dispenser function
without having to connect an external water pipe to the refrigerator.
The refrigerator uses an internal water tank located on the
refrigerator door to supply water for these functions.
To remove the water tank:
Turn the locking dial to the “OPEN” position as shown in
Fig.(1). Then hold and pull the cap of the water tank in the
direction of the arrow in Fig.(2) to release the water tank.
the water tank can now be lifted carefully out of the door
basket for filling or cleaning.
To fill the water tank
Lift up the clamps on both sides to open the water
tank cover, and then fill the tank. Pour water up to the
marked line (4.5ℓ). When the tank is full, close the tank
cover and lock the clamps on both sides.
The water tank can also be filled from the removable fill
cap located on the water tank lid.
To refit the water tank:
Place the filled water tank back into the door basket and align
the pick up nozzle to the water pipe spigot as shown in Fig (3).
Firmly push the tank so that the water pick up nozzle locates into
the spigot. Fig (4). Then turn the locking dial to the “CLOSED” position.
The pump motor will then automatically operate when this is
done so that the water line is purged of any air.
NOTE: If the tank is not inserted correctly, water will leak
from the pick up nozzle onto the door basket.
Always wait 15 seconds after dispensing water before
attempting to remove the water bottle for filling or cleaning.
NOTE
When assembling or disassembling the water tank, be careful not to apply
excessive force as it can damage the water tank.
If there is no water in the water tank, you will not be able to use the Auto Ice
Maker function and Water Dispenser function.
Using other liquid besides water can cause problems to the pump.
When the water in the water tank is low, the size of the ice cubes may
become smaller.
It’s a good idea to clean out the water initially before filling it with water
and placing it into position.
The method of using the Dispenser and Ice Maker is the same as other common
Dispenser models.
Because the water tank can get heavy,don’t let children use or hold the water
tank, especially with one hand.
As the ice maker uses water from the water tank, you may hear the water pump
operating 8~10 times per day.
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Operation
1
2
Egg box (Depends on model)
NOTE
• Never use the egg box as an ice storage bin. It can be broken.
• Never store the egg box in the freezer compartment or fresh compartment.
Deodorizer (Applicable to some models only)
This system efficiently absorbs strong
odours by using an optical catalyst. This
system does not have any affect on stored
food.
Deodorizing
system
Vegetable
compartment
Vegetable
compartment
How to use the
deodorizing
system
▪ The deodorizer is located behind the vegetable compartment. It can be removed
for cleaning with soapy warm water from time to time.
▪ Please use closed containers to store pungent food. Odours are easily absorbed by
other food in the compartment.
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Operation
Freezer Compartment
(Option not available for all models)
If a large quantity of food is to be placed in the
freezer compartment:
The middle drawer of freezer compartment shall
be taken out of the appliance and food shall be
stacked directly on the wire shelf.
Freezer compartment provides wire shelf on default to
maximize food storage capacity. And also the drawer
is provided to convenient usage for watery meat or
half-liquid state food.
Max Freezing capacity
If there is already food in the compartment,
button on “Express frz" several hours before
placing fresh produce in the freezer
compartment to get maximum
capacity, As a rule, 4 hours is adequate.
(Option not available for all models)
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Suggestion on food storage
Location of foods
(Refer to identification of parts)
Freezer
compartment
shelf
Store various frozen foods such as meat, fish,ice cream,
frozen snacks, etc..
Freezer
compartment
door rack
▪ Store small packed frozen food.
▪ Temperature is likely to increase as door opens. So, do
not store long-term food such ice cream, etc..
Freezer
compartment
drawer
▪ Store meat, fish, chicken, etc.. after wrapping them with
tin foil.
▪ Store dry.
Milk product corner
Store milk products such as butter, cheese,etc..
Egg box
Place this egg box in the proper location.
Refreshment center
Store foods of frequent use such as beverage,etc..
Refrigerator
compartment shelf
Store side dishes or other foods at a proper distance.
Refrigerator
compartment
door rack
Store small packed food or beverages such as milk, juice,
beer, etc..
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Vegetable drawer
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Suggestiononfoodstorage
Storing foods
▪ Store fresh food in the refrigerator compartment. How food is frozen and thawed
is an important factor in maintaining its freshness and flavour.
▪ Do not store food which goes bad easily at low temperatures, such as bananas,
and melons.
▪ Allow hot food to cool prior to storing. Placing hot food in a refrigerator could
spoil other food, and lead to higher energy consumption.
▪ When storing 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 taste and
nutrients.
▪ 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 causes temperatures to rise.
▪ Never keep too much food in the door rack as it may push against the inner racks
so that the door cannot fully close.
Freezer
Compartment
▪ 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 taste and nutrients.
▪ 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 cold foods or containers - especially metallic containers - with wet
hands or place glass products in the freezer compartment.
- You may get chill blains, and glass containers may break when frozen, causing
personal injury.
Refrigerator
Compartment
▪ Avoid placing sauces on top refrigerator shelves, which could freeze on 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, which keeps them fresh longer.
NOTE
• If you keeping the refrigerator in a hot and humid place, frequently open the
door or store a lot of vegetables, dew may form. This has no effect on operation
or performance. Remove the dew with an absorbent dry cloth.
Suggestion for energy saving
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Care and maintenance
General information
Vacation time
operation. Place freezable items in freezer for longer life. When you plan not to operate,
remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean the interior thoroughly, and leave each
door OPEN to prevent odour formation.
Power failure
temperatures. However, you should minimize the number of door openings while the
If you move
Remove or securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator. To avoid damaging
the height adjusting screws, turn them all the way into the base.
Anti condensation
pipe
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
through the refrigerator to prevent “sweating” on the outer cabinet wall.
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 surfaces, l
oor, walls and cabinets, can make the sounds seem louder than they
describes the kinds of actually are. The following sounds and what may be making them:
•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 an
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•Do not move refrigerator while the refrigerator is operating. Compressor may occur a
temporary rattling noise. (This is normal and will not impact on the performance or the
life of the compressor. The rattling will stop after the refrigerator comes to a rest.)
•Rattling noises may come fr
ow of refrigerant,the water line, or items stored on top
of the refrigerator.
ntly to keep your food items at the desired
•Your refrigerator is designed to run mor
temperature. The h
ciency compressor may cause your new refrigerator to run longer
than your old one, and you may hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
•You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating the air through the refrigerator and
freezer compartments.
•As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due the refrigeran owing in your refrigerator.
Contraction cause a popping noise to and expansion of the inside walls may a popping noise.
•Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
•You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the condenser fan.
•You may hear water running into the drain pan during the defrost cycle.
Cleaning
It is important that your refrigerator be kept clean to prevent undesirable odours. Spilled
food should be wiped up immediately, since it may acidify and stain plastic surfaces if
allowed to settle.
Exterior
refrigerator. Wipe with a clean damp cloth and then dry.
Interior
Regular cleaning is recommended. Wash all compartments with a baking soda solution
or a mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry.
After cleaning
Please verify that the power cord is not damaged, power plug is not overheated, or
power plug is well inserted into the wall outlet socket.
Always remove power cord from the wall outlet prior to cleaning near to electrical
equipment (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,
Warning
touch frozen surfaces with wet or damp hands, because damp object will stick to
extremely cold surfaces.
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Careandmaintenance
Cleaning the water dispenser and the water tank.
(Applicable to some models only)
Frequency of cleaning: every 2 months or when is needed.
Procedure:
1. Before cleaning pour out water from the water tank.
2. Mix 0.5l of water with proper amount of dispenser cleaning product (and then pour it into
the water tank). Do not use any harsh chemicals.
3. Dispense 1 cup of solution and leave the rest of it inside dispenser system for time shown
on the cleaning product label. Do not drink water from the dispenser while all the
cleaning process!
4. Dispense rest of the solution until the tank is empty.
5. Clean the water tank with a soft sponge and rinse it under tap water.
6. Fill the water tank with fresh water. Dispense 3 cups of water, one after another with
20s breaks. Fill the water tank with boiled water and dispense one cup.
7. Check taste of water. If the taste is tainted repeat action no.6 until water has
non-suspicious taste.
We recommend NOT to leave water inside the water tank for more than 2 days.
Occurrence
Sediment seen
inside the water tank
Bad smell and
taste of water
Possible cause
Solution
Type of water supply or water dispenser
needs cleaning.
Clean the water tank. Always boil water
before placing it into the water tank.
Water not dispensed for extended period.
Pour out old water. Clean the water tank.
Fill the water tank with new water.
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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.
Occurrence
Running of refrigerator
Possible cause
Refrigerator control is off.
Refrigerator Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
compressor does not
run.
Solution
Set refrigerator control. See setting the
controls.
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
outlet.
Power outage. Check house lights.
Call your electricity supplier.
Refrigerator is larger than the previous
one you owned.
This is normal. Larger, more efficient
units run longer in these conditions.
Room or outside weather is hot.
It is normal for the refrigerator to work
harder under these conditions.
Refrigerator Refrigerator has recently been
compressor runs too disconnected for a period of time.
often or too long.
Large amounts of warm or hot food may
have been stored recently.
It takes some hours for the refrigerator
to cool down completely.
Warm food will cause the refrigerator
to run longer until the desired
temperature is reached.
Doors are opened too frequently or too
long.
Warm air entering the refrigerator
causes it to run longer. Open the door
less often.
Refrigerator or freezer door may be
slightly open.
Make sure the refrigerator is level. It is
normal for the refrigerator to have a
slight lean backwards. Keep food and
containers from blocking door. See
problem section OPENING/CLOSING
of doors.
Refrigerator control is set too cold.
Set the refrigerator control to a
warmer setting until the refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
Refrigerator or freezer gasket is dirty,
w
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the
door seal will cause refrigerator to run
longer in order to maintain desired
temperatures.
Thermostat is keeping the refrigerator at
a constant temperature.
This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and
off to keep the temperature constant.
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Occurrence
Possible cause
Refrigerator compressor Thermostat is keeping the refrigerator at a
does not run constant temperature.
Solution
Set refrigerator control. See setting the
controls.
Temperatures are too cold
Temperature in the Freezer control is set too cold
freezer is too cold
but refrigerator
temperature is
satisfactory.
Temperature in the Refrigerator control is set too cold
refrigerator is too
cold but freezer
temperature is
satisfactory.
Food stored in Refrigerator control is set too cold
drawers freezes.
Set freezer control to a warmer setting
until the freezer temperature is
satisfactory.
Set refrigerator control to a warmer
setting until the refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
See above solution.
Meat stored in fresh Meat should be stored at a temperature just
meat drawer freezes. below the freezing point of water (32F, 0oC)
for maximum fresh storage time.
Temperatures are too
warm
It is normal for ice crystals to form
due to the moisture content of meat.
Temperatures in the Freezer control is set too warm.
refrigerator or freezer are
too warm.
Set the refrigerator control to a colder
setting until the freezer or refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
Set the refrigerator control to a colder
setting until the freezer or refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
Warm air enters the refrigerator/
freezer whenever the door is opened.
Open the door less often.
Refrigerator control is set too warm.
Refrigerator control has some effect on
freezer temperature.
Doors are opened too frequently or too
long.
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 a chance to reach its selected
temperature.
A refrigerator requires some hours to
cool down completely. Do not place
food items inside the refrigerator
until it has initially reached it’s set
temperature, or has cooled down
considerably.
Set the refrigerator control to a colder
setting.
Refrigerator has recently been disconnected
for a period of time.
Temperature in the Refrigerator control is set too warm.
refrigerator is too
warm but the freezer
temperature is
satisfactory.
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Occurrence
Possible cause
Solution
Sound and noise
Louder sound levels when Today’s refrigerators have increased
refrigerator is on. storage capacity and maintain more even
temperatures.
Louder sound levels Refrigerator operates at higher pressures
when compressor during the start of the ON cycle.
comes on.
Vibrating or rattling Floor is uneven or weak. Refrigerator rocks on
noise. the floor when it is moved slightly.
Refrigerator control is set too cold
Items placed on the top of the refrigerator
are vibrating.
Dishes are vibrating on the shelves in the
refrigerator.
Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets.
Water/Moisture/Ice
inside refrigerator
Moisture collects on The weather is hot and humid which
the inside walls of the increases the rate of frost buildup and
refrigerator. internal sweating.
Door is slightly open.
Door is opened too often or too long.
Water/Moisture/Ice
outside refrigerator
Moisture forms Weather is humid.
on the outside of
the refrigerator or
between doors.
Door is slightly open,causing cold air from
the inside the refrigerator to meet warm air
from the outside.
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It is normal for sound levels to be
higher.
This is normal. The sound will level o˛
as the refrigerator continues to run.
Be sure floor is level and solid and can
adequately support refrigerator.
See above solution.
Remove items.
It is normal for dishes to vibrate
slightly. Move dishes slightly. Make
sure refrigerator is level and firmly
set on floor. It is normal for the
refrigerator to have a slight lean
backwards.
Move refrigerator so that it does not
touch the wall or refrigerator.
This is normal.
See problem section opening/closing
of doors.
Open the door less often.
This is normal in humid weather.
When humidity is lower, the moisture
should disappear.
This time, close the door completely.
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Careandmaintenance
Occurrence
Possible cause
Solution
Odours in refrigerator
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Food with strong odour is in the refrigerator.
Some containers and wrapping materials
produce odours.
Clean interior with sponge,warm
water and baking soda.
Cover food completely.
Use a different container or brand of
wrapping materials.
Opening/Closing of
doors/Drawers
Door(s) will not close. Food package is keeping door open.
Door was closed too hard, causing other
door to open slightly
Move packages that keep door from
closing.
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. It is normal for the
refrigerator to have a slight lean
backwards.
Move refrigerator.
Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets.
Drawers are difficult Food is touching shelf on top of the drawer.
to move.
Track that drawer slides on is dirty.
Dispenser
Dispenser will not Ice storage bin is empty.
dispense ice
Keep less food in drawer.
Clean drawer and track.
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 operate.
Refrigerator or freezer door is not closed.
Be sure both doors are closed.
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Care and maintenance
Occurrence
Possible cause
Dispenser will not Ice has melted and frozen around auger due
dispense ice. to infrequent use, temperature fluctuations
and/or power outrages.
Ice dispenser is Ice cubes are jammed between the icemaker
jammed. arm and back of the bin.
Ice cubes are frozen together.
Ice cubes that have been purchased or
made in some other way have been used in
the dispenser.
Dispenser will not Household water line valve is not open. See
dispense water. problem “Ice maker is not making any ice.”
Refrigerator or freezer door is not closed.
Water has an odd taste Water has been in the tank for too long.
and/or odour.
Unit not properly connected to cold water
line.
Solution
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.
Remove the ice cubes that are jamming
the dispenser.
Only the ice cubes made by the
ice maker should be used with the
dispenser.
Use a different container or brand of
wrapping materials.
Open household water line valve.
Be sure both doors are closed.
Dispense and discard 7 glasses of
water to freshen the supply. Dispense
and discard an additional 7 glasses to
completely rinse out tank.
Connect unit to cold water line which
supplies water to kitchen tap.
Sound of ice dropping 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 water supply This sound is normally made when ice maker is supplied with water after dropping the
automatically made ice.
The display shows The refrigerator is in the Demo(Demonstration) Mode. The Demonstration Mode disables the
the word OFF (After cooling system, only the lighting system and the display operate in a regular way. To disable
20 seconds the word the Demo Mode open the door and holding down the Fridge button press the EXPRESS F
OFF disappears but the button 3 times
refirgerator is still in the After deactivating the Demo Mode, the previously set values will appear.
DEMO MODE).
Other
Please thoroughly read ‘Automatic ice maker and dispenser’ in this manual.
DISPOSAL OF YOUR OLD APPLIANCE
1. When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it
means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC.
2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately
from the municipal waste stream via designated collection facilities
appointed by the government or the local authorities.
3. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment and human health.
4. For more detailed information about disposal of your old
appliance,please contact your local Council, waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
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Care and maintenance
Smart Diagnosis
If you experience problems with your refrigerator, call to the LG service center.
Only use the Smart Diagnosis feature when instructed to do so by the LG call center
agent. The transmission sounds that you will hear are normal and sound similar to a fax
machine.
Smart Diagnosis cannot be activated unless your refrigerator is connected to power.
If your refrigerator is unable to turn on, then troubleshooting must be done without
using Smart Diagnosis.
First, call to the LG service center. Only use the Smart Diagnosis feature when
instructed to do so by the LG call center agent.
Using Smart
Diagnosis
1. Lock the display. To lock the display, press and hold the Lock button
for three seconds. (If the display has been locked for over five minutes,
you must deactivate the lock and then reactivate it.)
2. Open the right refrigerator door.
3. Hold the mouthpiece of your phone in front of the speaker
that is located on the right hinge of the refrigerator door,
when instructed to do so by the call center.
4. Press and hold the Freezer Temperature button for three seconds
while continuing to hold your phone to the speaker.
5. After you hear three beeps, release the Freezer Temperature button.
6. Keep the phone in place until the tone transmission has finished. This takes about
3 seconds, and the display will count down the time. Once the countdown is over
and the tones have stopped, resume your conversation with the specialist, who will
then be able to assist you in using the information transmitted for analysis.
NOTE
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For best results, do not move the phone while the tones are being transmitted.
•
If the call center agent is not able to get an accurate recording of the data, you may
be asked to try again.
•
Call quality differences by region may affect the function.
•
Use the home telephone for better communication performance, resulting in better
service.
•
Bad call quality may result in poor data transmission from your phone to the
machine, which could cause Smart Diagnosis to not work properly.
ENGLISH
Should you experience any problems with your refrigerator, it has the capability of
transmitting data via your telephone to the LG service center. This gives you the
capability of speaking directly to our trained specialists. The specialist records the data
transmitted from your machine and uses it to analyze the issue, providing a fast and
effective diagnosis.
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