LG | GC-373TGW | LG GC-373TGW Owner’s Manual

Please read the manual carefully before
using the refrigerator. After reading the
manual, please keep it for reference when
NAME OF PARTS ............................................................................................. 2
MOVEMENT & TRANSPORTATION .................................................................. 3
EARTH CONNECTION ...................................................................................... 3
INSTALLATION .................................................................................................. 4
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION ........................................................... 5-7
OPERATION ................................................................................................ 8-10
BEST WARYS TO STORE FOOD .............................................................. 11-12
WAYS TO DISASSENBLE SPARE PARTS ..................................................... 13
CLEANING THE REFRIGERATOR ................................................................. 14
DOES THE REFRIGERATOR HAVE A MALFUNCTION? ............................... 15
THIS IS NOT A MALFUNCTION ....................................................................... 16
APPENDIX ........................................................................................................ 17
Fresh Air Fan
Multi Function
Compartment Shelf
Double Pull Tilted
Fresh Drawer
Bottle Rack
Miracle Zone
Small Drawer
Ice Maker
Ice Cube Box
Freezer Drawer
Leveling Screw
Note: This chart is only for your reference, it may vary with the fact product.
● Before transport the product
● When transporting
1.Remove all food in the refrigerator, securely
fasten down all loose and fragile items inside
the refrigerator with a gummed tape.
2.Tighten the leveling screws toward
1.Firmly hold the leveling screws at the bottom
of the refrigerator and the upper handle at the
back of the refrigerator.
2.Do not tilt refrigerator when transporting.
3.The refrigerator must stand in the vehicle
when transporting it. (Otherwise, it may
cause a malfunction.)
Leveling Screw
Note: Please tighten the leveling screws toward
when transporting. It may cause floor scratch-
ing, or you can’t move the leveling screws.
1. The earth wire of this electrical appliance has been connected to the power plug,please do
not change the power plug on your own.
2. Plug your refrigerator into a standard 220V household outlet, make sure the socket is
properly earthed.
3. If you receive an electrical shock by touching any part of the refrigerator, you should stop
using the refrigerator immediately and contact the specified maintenance service unit or
the retail shop of this product at once.
The refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned that the supply plug is accessible for quick
Disconnection when accident happens.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord or assembly from the
manufacturer or its service agent.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
● Refrigerator should be installed in a weak
or uneven place.
- Unstable installation may cause vibration
and noise.
- Make the refrigerator level by rotating the
height adjusting screws if necessary.
- The refrigerator door can be closed easily
when the front side of the refrigerator is
higher than the back side.
- Carpet or floorcloth on which a refrigerator
is installed may be discolored by heat from
the bottom of the refrigerator. So, it is
necessary to place a thick pad below the
● Keep a proper distance from other things
- To ensure proper air circulation around the
fridge-freezer, please maintain sufficient space
on both the sides as well as top and maintain
at least 2 inches (5 cm) from the rear wall.
- Too small a distance from adjacent items
may result in lowered freezing capability and
increased electricity charges consumption
Keep a proper
Larger than 5cm
(from back wall)
Front side higher
than other parts
Leveling Screw
● Avoid moisture
- Avoid placing the unit near moisture or any
place that is easily splashed by water.
- A wet or near-water place, refrigerator may be
rusted or electricity may be leaking.
● Avoid placing the unit near heat or
coal gas.
- Too high ambient temperature may result in
lowered freezing capability and increased
electricity charges consumption.
- Coal gas and smoke may discolor the
appearance of refrigerator.
Bottom Pad
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other
than those recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance,
unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
The refrigerant and insulation blowing gas used in the appliance require special disposal
procedures. When disposal, please consult with service agent or a similarly qualified
This appliance contains a small amount of isobutane refrigerant (R600a), natural gas with high
environmental compatibility, but it is also combustible. When transporting and installing the
appliance, care should be taken to ensure that no parts of the refrigerating circuit are damaged.
Refrigerant squirting out of the pipes could ignite or cause an eye injury. If a leak is detected,
avoid any naked flames or potential sources of ignition and air the room in which the appliance
is standing for several minutes.
In order to avoid the creation of a flammable gas air mixture if a leak in the refrigerating circuit occurs,
the size of the room in which the appliance may be sited depends on the amount of refrigerant used.
The room must be 1m2 in size for every 8g of R600a refrigerant inside the appliance. The amount of
refrigerant in your particular appliance is shown on the identification plate inside the appliance.
Never start up an appliance showing any signs of damage. If in doubt, consult your dealer.
To avoid the following operations in different environment.
• Connect the refrigerator to its own
individual electrical outlet.
• Unplug the power cord from the outlet
before lamp replacement.
Never unplug your refrigerator by
pulling on the power cord.
- Don’t double up with other appliances on the
same outlet, it will cause fire due to heat
- To avoid electrical shock, do
not replace the lamp before
the power is off.
- The power cord may be broken
when pulling the power cord to
unplug it from the outlet.
Use individual
electrical outlet
• Do not place heavy object on the
• Keep a clearance between the
refrigerator and the outlet.
- They may fall down and
cause injury when opening
the door.
- The outlet may be extruded from the
refrigerator and damaged, causing fire and
electrical shock.
• Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet
- It could cause frostbite due
to low temperature.
• Unplug the power supply plug when
cleaning. Do not unplug it with wet
- Otherwise, it may cause electrical shock.
• Do not play with the body against the
- The fingers may be clamped
and injured due to the
refrigerator falling down.
Especially, be careful for
• Do not store inflammable materials
such as aether, benzene, alcohol
and dry gas in the refrigerator.
• Do not store medicine and academic
materials in the refrigerator.
- Do not store the materials with strict
temperature control in the refrigerator.
They may be spoiled or reacted unexpectedly.
- It may cause explosion.
• When coal gas leaks, do not touch
the refrigerator and the power outlet,
turn off the gas and open a window
for ventilation.
• Keep far away from open flame.
- Otherwise, it may cause fire.
- Otherwise, it may generate
spark and cause
explosion, resulting
the risk of fire
and burn.
• Do not place the liquid container such
as vase, cup, cosmetic and medicine
above the refrigerator.
• Do not store bottles in the freezer
• Avoid placing the unit near moisture
or any place that is easily splashed by
• Unplug the power plug when not using
it for a long time.
• Firmly hold the leveling screw at the
bottom of the refrigerator and the
upper handle at the back of the
refrigerator when carrying the
• Insert the power plug five minutes
after unplugging it from the outlet.
- They may break when frozen
- Water splashing may reduce
insulation and cause electric
shock and fire. Or it may
constitute a risk of injury
to person due to the
container falling down.
- Otherwise, insulation will decrease and may
cause electrical shock and fire.
- A wet or near-water place, refrigerator may be
rusted or electricity may be leaking.
- Otherwise, the compressor will overload and
may cause a malfunction.
- Otherwise, the refrigerator may fall down.
Use the function keys on the display panel in the front of the refrigerator.
Power On: Turn on the power supply, all indicators light 3 seconds and the buzzer sounds once.
” display as “
Initial Status: Freezer Compartment Temperature -21°C
Miracle Zone Temperature 4°C
Refrigerator compartment 4°C
1. Setting the Temperature:
- Refrigerator Compartment Temperature Setup:
key to display refrigerator compartment temperature in the following order
4°C(MID) → 3°C(MAX) → 2°C(MAX) → OFF(REF. OFF) → 8°C(MIN) → 7°C(MIN) → 6°C(MID)
→ 5°C(MID)
- Miracle Zone Temperature Setup:
key to display miracle zone temperature in the following order:
4°C(MIN) → 2°C(MIN) → 0°C(MID) → -2°C(MID) → -4°C(MAX) → -7°C(MAX) → OFF(MIR. OFF)
- Freezer Compartment Temperature Setup:
key to display freezer compartment temperature in the following order:
-21°C(MID) → -22°C(MAX) → -23°C(MAX) → -24°C(MAX) → -26°C(SUPER FRZ.)
→ -27°C(SUPER FRZ.) → -28°C(SUPER FRZ.) → -17°C(MIN) → -18°C(MIN)
→ -19°C(MID) → -20°C(MID)
2. Other Settings:
- Refrigeration Stop Function:
Set Refrigerator Compartment Stop:
When press
key to select refrigerator compartment temperature and it displays “OFF”
and “REF. OFF”, refrigerator compartment stops.
Cancel Refrigerator Compartment Stop:
When press
key to select refrigerator compartment temperature and it displays “Temp.
SET”, refrigerator compartment begins to work.
- Miracle Zone Stop Function:
Set Miracle Zone Stop:
When pressing
key to select miracle zone temperature and it displays “OFF” and “MIR. OFF”,
miracle zone stops.
Cancel Dynamic cooling Stop:
When pressing
key to select miracle zone temperature and it displays “TEMP. SET”, miracle
zone begins to work.
- Super Freezing:
Super Freezing Setting:
key to select freezer compartment temperature and it displays “-26°C”, time adjustment
range for rapid freezing is 1 hours.
key to select freezer compartment temperature and it displays “-27°C”, time adjustment
range for rapid freezing is 2 hours.
key to select freezer compartment temperature and it displays “-28°C”, time adjustment
range for rapid freezing is 3 hours.
Cancel the Super Freezing:
key to select freezer compartment temperature and it displays “TEMP. SET”, super
freezing stops.
- Lock Function:
Press and hold
key for 2 seconds to switch Lock/Unlock.
Note: In the unlocked state, press any key except
for changing into blinking setting status,
now you can select settings. The system will exit blinking setting status three seconds after
stopping press. Other keys are unavailable in the locked state.
When press and hold a key for 10 seconds, this key will be unavailable temporally. It will
be available after release for 10 seconds.
• Please clean inside the refrigerator before operation.
• When your refrigerator is first installed, allow 3 hours to stabilize at normal operating temperatures
prior to filling it with fresh or frozen food.
• Make sure that there is about 5-8 mm clearance above the temperature sensors in the
refrigerator compartment and freezer compartment to.
Note: Do not put hot food near the temperature sensors, it may lead to high electric bills.
* When the power is off
Before the power is off:
• Store more ice cubes in the freezer compartment.
• Don’t store any other food.
• Avoid frequent door openings.
- If the temperature of freezer compartment raises due to the power failure, the storing period
of the food will be shorten and quality of the food will decrease.
- If power failure will not be solved in a short time, please remove the condensed water and
ice cubes at the bottom of the freezer drawer, otherwise the ice cubes and food will be frozen
- If you put much food in the refrigerator at a time, please set the lowest temperature for each
compartment and select rapid freezing mode for the longest time, then the temperature will reach
a lower value in the shortest time.
Water in food and air will frost on the inside wall and
the surface of shelf evaporator when the refrigerator is
operating in cooling mode. The frost with certain thickness will affect the cooling effect, so it is necessary to
regularly defrost your refrigerator in order to ensure efficient operation. Generally, the frost must be removed
immediately when it exceeds 5mm.
Drainage pipe
• Refrigerator Compartment Defrosting takes place automatically in the refrigerator through
controlling the compressor on/off. The defrosted water on inside wall flows through the drainage
hole above vegetable drawer to the evaporating tray which is located in the lower back side the
refrigerator and is evaporated automatically.
- Keep the drainage hole clean so that the defrosted water flows down to the evaporating tray
smoothly. Once jammed, you can remove the pin in the drainage hole and clean it.
Then put it back.
• Miracle Zone When the temperature in the Miracle Zone is set lower than 0°C, it is normal
that frost and ice appears around the cooling room; When the temperature is set higher than
0°C, the frost will gradually melt.
• Freezer compartment Manual defrost freezer
Before defrosting - unplug the power plug, open the door and take out the food and drawers in the
freezer, you can store the food in the refrigerator temporarily.
Defrosting – Use the defrosting board to scrape off the frost on the
inside wall of the freezer and on the surface of the shelf evaporator.
Wipe the defrosted water with a cloth and then dry.
After defrosting – turn on the power supply.
Defrosting board
Ice making
1. Fill the ice tray with water and place it on the ice cube box.
2. To remove ice cubes, hold the knob of the tray and turn gently.
Then, ice cubes drop in the ice cube box.
Note: If water is fully filled the ice will not be separated well and
water can be dropped to make ice lumped.
Refrigerator Compartment
Store fresh food in the refrigerator compartment, those food have a short storage period.
To enable “Close refrigerator” function when not using the refrigerator.
More effective food storage for each section .
①② section: egg, butter, canned food, spices and so on.
③ section: drinks, bottled food and so on.
④⑤⑥ section: canned food, glazed fruit, cooked wheaten food, milk, acidophilus milk, sausage,
meat, aquatic products and so on.
⑦ section: vegetables, fruits and so on.
Miracle Zone
To store vegetables and fruits when the temperature is set 2°C, 4°C; To store fish and meat for a
short time when the temperature is set lower than 0°C.
Freezer compartment
Store frozen food or need frozen food in the freezer compartment, those food have a long storage
1. Food applicable to freezing: meat, frozen meat, sausage, fowl, venison, fish, bread, cake and
so on.
2. Food unable to be frozen: egg, acidophilus milk, mayonnaise, lettuce, radish, capsicum, onion
and so on.
• Wash and wipe food before storing
• Do not place food or vesse against the
back wall of the refrigerator.
- Vegetables and fruits should be washed and
wiped prior to storage, and packed food such
as bottled food should be wiped clean, to
prevent adjacent food from spoiling.
- It could freeze due to low temperature.
Compartment Shelf
• Allow hot food to cool prior to storing.
• Do not store food which goes bad
easily at low temperature for a long
- Placing hot food in the refrigerator could spoil
other food, and lead to high electric bills.
- For example, bananas, pineapple.
• When storing, wrap food, or place in a
covered container.
- This prevents moisture from evaporating
and odor passing on to other foods.
• Do not store bottles in the freezer
- They may break when frozen.
- Liquor and water in the container should not
exceed 80% of the cubage.
• Refrigerator Compartment Shelf
- Raise the front of shelf slightly and pull
• Refrigerator Compartment Door Rack
- Hold and lift the ends, take it out.
• Freezer Drawer
- Raise the front and pull forward.
• Double Pull Tilted Fresh Drawer
- Press and hold the drawer button and
pull it out.
• Fresh Air Fan
- Force cold air circulate to keep same
temperature around the refrigerator
and cool the food rapidly.
Refrigerator Lamp
- Lamp specifications: 240V/20W.
- Lamp Replacement:
1. Unplug the power supply plug.
2. Push the lamp cover out with hand
(as shown 1 ), at the same time pull it out.
3. Remove the bad bulb and assemble
new bulb.
4. Reassemble the lamp cover and insert the
power plug.
• Before cleaning
- Unplug the power supply plug first to
ensure safety.
When cleaning
• Exterior of Refrigerator
• Compartment Shelves and Door Racks
- Wipe with a cloth slightly moistened with
detergent and then dry.
- It is normal if cloth is dyed slightly.
- Regular cleaning of compartment shelves and
door racks is recommended
Regular cleaning
is recommended
• Magnetic Door Seals
• Vegetable Drawer
- Water stain and fruit juice accumulated on the
door seals may decrease seal effect. So
regular cleaning of the door especially the
bottom is necessary.
- Vegetable compartment can be easily filled
with water. If more water accumulated on the
surface of vegetables, vegetables may be
frozen. Regular cleaning of vegetable
compartment is recommended.
Regular wiping is
• Do not wash the refrigerator directly.
• Do not use the following strong
solvents for cleaning:
- Water may decrease the insulation effect and
cause electricity leaking.
- Abstergent, petroleum, benzene, hydrochloric
acid etc, as these might damage the surface of
the unit.
• After Cleaning
Please check the following items:
- Has the power cord been damaged?
- Has the power plug generated heat abnormally?
- Has the power plug been inserted correctly?
If the malfunction persist after checking the following items, please unplug the power supply plug and contact with the local service center or dealer.
cooling does
not operate
Power is off?
Has the power cord plug been inserted correctly?
Is the power voltage 220V?
The temperature you set for refrigerator compartment is too high?
Chilling effect is poor
The refrigerator is located in a place where exposed
to direct sunlight, or near heat sources such as
microwave oven?
Have you placed hot food in the refrigerator?
Have you stored a lot of foods in the refrigerator?
Or open the door frequently?
There must be proper clearance around your
Food in Refrigerator
Compartment frozen
The temperature you set for refrigerator compartment is too low?
Has the food been placed against the back wall of
the refrigerator?
Has the refrigerator been installed on a unstable
or uneven floor?
Loud noise
and abnormal
Has the back of the refrigerator been too close to
the wall?
Have you put other things on the top of the
It is normal that the noise is very loud when the
refrigerator starts or stops operation.
There is a sound when the refrigerator is installed
on the floor board.
• Refrigerator surface condensation
• For a noise that sounds like water
- If the refrigerator is installed in a wet place or
it operates in a rainy day, the outside wall of
the refrigerator may occur condensation.
The reason is that the water in the air contacts
the warm surface of the refrigerator. Please
wipe the water with a soft and dry cloth.
- You will hear this noise when the refrigerator
stop operation.
- This is the sound of freon flowing inside the
- This is the sound of evaporating freon in
- This sound is generated by the expansion/
contraction of the refrigerator accessories
because internal temperature changes.
Wipe with a
soft cloth
The sound of
water flowing
The sound of
• Refrigerator surface warm up
• There is condensation on the inside
wall of refrigerator compartment
- There are high temperature tubes and
condenser tubes in the refrigerator to prevent
condensation. This phenomenon will occur
more frequently in initial power on or in
summer. This is a normal phenomenon, you
can operation it in safety.
- If you install the refrigerator in wet place, or
door left open for a long time, or store food
with much water, you will find condensed
water on internal surface of the refrigerator.
This is not a
Freezer compartment
Miracle Zone
Refrigerator Compartment
Small Drawer
Ice Maker
Ice Cube Box
Bottle Rack
Multi Function Rack
Fresh Air Fan
Double Pull Tilted Fresh Drawer
Egg Holder
Defrosting board
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