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LG GR-M931SE Owner's manual
OWNER’S MANUAL
BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this owner’s manual thoroughly before
operating and keep it handy for reference at all times.
P/No. : MFL62184522
www.lg.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PRODUCT FEATURES
21 HOW TO USE
21
Before Use
22
Control Panel
22
- Control Panel Features
24
In-Door Ice Bin
24
- Detaching the In-Door Ice Bin
COMPONENTS
24
- Assembling the In-Door Ice Bin
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Refrigerator Exterior
25
Automatic Icemaker
8
Refrigerator Interior
25
- Turning the Automatic Icemaker On or Off
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- Key Parts and Components
26
- When You Should Turn the Icemaker Off
9
- Special Features
26
- Normal Sounds You May Hear
26
- Preparing for Vacation
27
Ice and Water Dispenser
27
- Dispenser
27
- Using the Dispenser
27
- Locking the Dispenser Selector buttons
27
- Cleaning the Dispenser Tray
28
Storing Food
28
- Food Preservation Location
29
- Food Storage Tips
29
- Storing Frozen Food
31
Humidity Controlled Crisper and
Glide’N’Serve
32
Detaching and Assembling the Storage
Bins
33
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
10 INSTALLATION
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Unpacking Your Refrigerator
10
Choosing the Proper Location
11
- Flooring
11
- Ambient Temperature
11
- Measuring the Clearances
12
Removing/Assembling the Refrigerator
Door Handles
12
- Removing Refrigerator Handles
12
- Assembling Refrigerator Handles
12
Removing/Assembling the Freezer
Drawer Handles
12
- Removing Freezer Handles
12
- Assembling Freezer Handles
13
Removing/Assembling the Doors and
Drawers
13
- Removing the Left Refrigerator Door
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- Removing the Right Refrigerator Door
14
- Assembling the Right Refrigerator Door
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- Assembling the Left Refrigerator Door
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- Removing the Freezer Drawers
18
- Assembling the Freezer Drawers
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Connecting the Water Line
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- Before You Begin
19
- Water Pressure
20
Leveling and Door Alignment
34 MAINTENANCE
34
Cleaning
35
Light bulb replacement
35
Power interruptions
35
When you go on vacation
35
When you move
36
Replacing the Water Filter
37 TROUBLESHOOTING
• This product is exclusive use at 220V/50Hz.
• You should purchase transformer of more than 2.0KVA when you want to use
it at the 110V area.
PRODUCT FEATURES
PRODUCT FEATURES
* Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available.
FILTERED WATER AND ICE DISPENSER
The water dispenser dispenses fresh water. The ice dispenser dispenses
cubed and crushed ice.
DOOR ALARM
The Door Alarm function sounds if a refrigerator door or freezer drawer
remains open. If a refrigerator door or freezer drawer is left open for more
than 60 seconds, a warning alarm sounds in 30 second intervals.
HUMIDITY CONTROLLED CRISPER
The Humidity Controlled Crisper is designed to help keep your fruits and
vegetables fresh and crisp. You can control the amount of humidity in the
crisper by adjusting the setting between High and Low.
GLIDE‘N’SERVE
Glide‘N’Serve provides storage space with a variable temperature control
that keeps the compartment colder than the refrigerator. It is a convenient
place to store sandwiches or meat to be cooked.
AUTO CLOSING HINGE
The refrigerator doors and freezer drawers close automatically with a slight
push. (The door only closes automatically when it is open at an angle less
than 30°.)
ICE PLUS
Ice production can be increased when the freezer section is maintained at
the coldest temperature for a 24-hour period.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards
that can cause serious injury and death, or cause damage to the product.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard signal word
WARNING or CAUTION. These words mean:
WARNING
CAUTION
You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury, or product damage.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following.
Power
y NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull it
straight out from the outlet.
y Immediately repair or replace all power 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.
y Do not use an uncertified power outlet.
y Unplug the power plug immediately in the event of a blackout or severe thunderstorm to avoid
electrical surges.
y Plug in the power plug with the power cord facing downward.
Installation
y Contact an authorized service center when you install or relocate the refrigerator.
y When moving your refrigerator away from the wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
y Connect this product to a dedicated grounded electric outlet conforming with the rating prior to use.
The power cord supplied is to suit standard 220V 16amp 2pin earthed power outlets.
y Do not install the refrigerator where there may be a danger of it falling or toppling over.
Use
y DO NOT allow children to climb, stand, or hang on the refrigerator doors or shelves in the refrigerator.
They could damage the refrigerator and seriously injure themselves.
y Do not place heavy objects on the dispenser of the refrigerator or hang onto it.
y Do not place heavy or dangerous objects (bottles with liquid) on the refrigerator.
y Do not put live animals inside of the refrigerator.
y Do not allow children to climb into the product when it is in or out of use.
y In the event of a refrigerant leak (propane/LPG), ventilate sufficiently , unplug the unit and call for
an authorized Service center. Do not touch or disassemble any of the electrical components of the
refrigerator.
y In the event of a refrigerant leak, move flammable objects away from the refrigerator. Ventilate
sufficiently and contact an authorized service center.
y Do not use or place flammable substances (chemicals, medicine, cosmetics, etc) near the refrigerator
or store them inside the refrigerator. Do not place the refrigerator in the vicinity of flammable gas or
any sources of heat or flame.
y This Refrigerator is designed for normal domestic, indoor use only. It is not designed for Mobile
applications.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following.
y Do not use this product for special purposes (storage of medicine or test materials or on ships,
etc).
y Unplug the power plug before cleaning or maintaining the refrigerator.
y When you replace the light bulb in the refrigerator, unplug the refrigerator or turn off the power.
y Do not modify or extend the power cord.
y Do not use a dryer to dry the interior. Do not light a candle to remove the interior odor.
y For your safety, this appliance must be properly grounded. Have the wall outlet and the circuit
checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
y Do not use with an extension cord.
y Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
y Do not use an adapter plug and plug the power plug into a multi-outlet extension cord.
y Disconnect the power cord immediately if you hear any abnormal noise, smell a strange odor or
detect smoke.
y Turn the power off if water or dust penetrates into the refrigerator. Call for an authorised Service
Repairer.
y Do not disassemble or modify the refrigerator.
y Do not put hands, feet, or metal objects below or behind the refrigerator.
y Do not operate the refrigerator or touch the power cord with wet hands.
y 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 ice-making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in.
y When dispensing ice from the dispenser, do not use crystal ceramics.
y Do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment with wet or damp hands, when your
refrigerator is in operation.
y Do not put glass containers, glass bottles or soda in the freezer.
y 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 the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
safety.
y Do not refreeze frozen food that have thawed completely. It may result in a serious health issue.
y If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure the CFC coolant is removed for proper
disposal by a qualified servicer. If you release CFC coolant, you may be fined or imprisoned in
accordance with the relevant environmental law.
y Disposed or abandoned refrigerators are dangerous, even if they are sitting for only a few days.
When disposing the refrigerator, remove the door seals from the door or take off the doors but
leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
y If refrigerant gas has leaked, do not touch the refrigerator or the outlet and ventilate the room
immediately. A spark could trigger an explosion causing a fire or burns. Because this refrigerator
uses natural gas (isobutene, R600a) as the environment-friendly refrigerant, even a small amount
(50~60g) is combustible. If gas leaks from leaked by the severe damage during delivering, installing
or using the refrigerator, any spark may cause fire or burns.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following.
CAUTION
Installation
y The refrigerator must be properly installed in accordance with the Installer Instructions that
were taped to the front of the refrigerator.
y Be careful when you unpack and install the refrigerator. Immediately dispose of packing
materials (plastic) out of reach of children.
Use
y Close the door carefully when children are around.
y Keep fingers out of pinch point areas; clearances between the doors and cabinets are
necessarily small. Be careful closing doors when children are in the area.
y If you do not store or place food properly, beware that it may fall and cause injury.
Maintenance
y Do not use strong detergents like wax or thinners for cleaning. Clean with a soft fabric.
y Mild dishwashing liquids can be added to water to aid cleaning with a soft cloth.
WARNING
y Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
obstruction.
y Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other
than those recommended by the manufacturer.
y Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
y Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance,
unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
y 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 person.
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.
SAVE THESE INSTUCTIONS
COMPONENTS
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COMPONENTS
Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator. Page
references are included for your convenience.
*The appearance and specifications of the actual product may differ depending on the model.
Refrigerator Exterior
LED Display
Displays the refrigerator and
freezer set temperature, the
water filter condition and the
dispenser status.
Filtered Water and
Ice Dispenser
Dispenses fresh, filtered
water through the door.
The ice dispenser offers
cubed or crushed ice.
ICE PLUS
When this feature is activated,
the freezer section will run at
the coldest temperature for a
24-hour period to increase ice
production.
Door Alarm
A warning alarm sounds
at 30-second intervals
when the refrigerator
or freezer door is left
open for more than 60
seconds.
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COMPONENTS
Refrigerator Interior
Key Parts and Components
LED Interior Lamps
The interior lamps light up the
inside of the refrigerator.
Dairy Bin
Adjustable
Refrigerator
Shelf
The shelves in your
refrigerator are
adjustable to meet
your individual
storage needs.
Fixed Door
Bins
Modular Door
Bins
Interchangeable
bins that can be
arranged to suit
your storage
needs.
Can Storage
Bin
Used to
preserve chilled
food or drinks.
Fixed Door Bin
To keep a position of inner parts like as baskets, drawers and shelves supplied
by manufacturer is the most efficient usage for energy saving.
COMPONENTS
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Special Features
SpacePlus Ice
System
Automatically
produces
Approximately 140
Ice cubes(1.2kg) in a
24-hour period. (P.24)
Crispers
Controls
humidity
and helps
vegetables and
fruit to stay
crisp.
Mullion
Folds in when the
left door is opened.
Glide’N’Serve
Allows you to store
food items at a different
temperature than the
regular refrigerator area.
Ice Storage Bin
For additional ice
storage.
Durabase Divider
Auto Closing Hinge
The refrigerator doors
and freezer drawers
close automatically
when you push them
slightly. (The door only
closes automatically
when it is open at an
angle of less than 30°.)
Durabase
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INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
WARNING
y Use two or more people to move and
install the refrigerator. Failure to do so
can result in back or other injury.
y Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving
the refrigerator for cleaning or service, be
sure to protect the floor. The refrigerator
has rollers. Wind in the leveling feet and
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.
y Keep flammable materials and vapors,
such as gasoline, away from the
refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
Remove tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator before using. Do not remove any
warning-type labels, the model and serial number
label, or the Tech Sheet that is located under the
front of the refrigerator, behind the base grille.
To remove any 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 dish soap over the adhesive with
your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove
tape or glue. These products can damage the
surface of your refrigerator.
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping
position. Please reinstall shelves according to
your individual storage needs.
Choosing the Proper Location
y Select a place where a water supply can
be easily connected for the automatic
icemaker.
NOTE
The water pressure must be between 140
kpa to 860 kpa on models without a water
filter, and 275 kpa ~ 860 kpa on models
with a water filter when connecting to
the refrigerators connection point. If in
doubt, contact a plumber to check and
install a water pressure reduction valve if
necessary.
y The refrigerator should always be plugged
into its own individual properly grounded
electrical outlet rated for 220 Volts, 50 Hz,
AC only, and fused at 16 amperes. This
provides the best performance and also
prevents overloading house wiring circuits
which could cause a fire hazard from
overheated wires. It is recommended
that a separate circuit serving only this
appliance be provided.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
install the refrigerator in a wet or damp
area.
INSTALLATION
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Flooring
Measuring the Clearances
To avoid noise and vibration, the unit must be
leveled and installed on a solidly constructed
floor. If required, adjust the front leveling legs
to compensate for unevenness of the floor.
The front should be slightly higher than the
rear to aid in door closing. Leveling legs can
be turned easily by tipping the cabinet slightly.
Turn the leveling legs to the left to raise the
unit or to the right to lower it. (See Leveling
and door AlIgnment.)
Too small of a distance from adjacent items
may result in lowered freezing capability and
increased electricity consumption charges.
Allow at least 24 inches (61 cm) in front of
the refrigerator to open the doors and at least
2.8 inches (7 cm) between the back of the
refrigerator and the wall.
NOTE
Installing on carpeting, soft tile surfaces,
a platform or weakly supported structure
is not recommended.
Ambient Temperature
Install this appliance in an area where the
temperature is between 13°C and 43°C. If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or
high, cooling ability may be adversely affected.
Do not store the refrigerator in Direct Sunlight
or sheltered outdoor areas.
2.8’’ (7 cm)
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INSTALLATION
Removing/Assembling the
Refrigerator Door Handles
Removing/Assembling the
Freezer Drawer Handles
Removing Freezer Handles
NOTE
Removing the doors is always recommended
when it is necessary to move the refrigerator
through a narrow opening. If it is necessary
to remove the handles, follow the directions
below.
1
Loosen the set screws located on the
lower side of the handle with a 3.1 mm
(1/8”) Allen wrench and remove the handle.
2
If the handle mounting fasteners need to
be tightened or removed, use a 1/4” Allen
wrench.
Removing Refrigerator Handles
1
Loosen the set screws with a 3/32 in. Allen
wrench and remove the handle.
2
Only if required, loosen the mounting
fasteners that connect to the refrigerator
door and handle using a 1/4 in. Allen
wrench, remove the mounting fasteners.
Mounting
Fasteners
Set Screw
Assembling Freezer Handles
1
Place the handle on the door by adjusting
handle footprints to fit mounting fastners
and tighten the set screws on the bottom
of the handle with a 3.1 mm (1/8”) Allen
wrench.
2
If the handle mounting fasteners need to
be tightened or removed use a 1/4” Allen
wrench.
Allen
Wrench
Assembling Refrigerator Handles
1
If already removed, assemble the mounting
fasteners at both ends of the handle using
a 1/4 in. Allen wrench.
2
Place the handle on the door by fitting
the handle footprints over the mounting
fasteners and tightening the set screws
with a 3/32 in. Allen wrench.
Mounting
Fasteners
INSTALLATION
Removing/Assembling the
Doors and Drawers
(2)
Removing the doors is always recommended
when it is necessary to move the refrigerator
through a narrow opening.
Removing the Left Refrigerator Door
1
The water supply to the left hand door
dispenser is connected to the upper right
part of the rear surface of the refrigerator.
Hold the water supply connection and
gently push the Collet to detach the water
supply line as shown in .
Collet
NOTE
Detachment of the water supply line
is applicable and essential only when
detaching the left refrigerator door.
(1)
(3)
(5)
WARNING
y If your entrance door is too narrow for the
refrigerator to pass through, remove the
refrigerator doors and move the refrigerator
sideways through the doorway.
y Use two or more people to remove and
install the refrigerator doors. Failure to do
so can result in back or other injury.
y Disconnect the electrical supply to the
refrigerator before installing. Failure to do
so could result in serious injury or death.
y Do not put hands, feet or other objects into
the air vents, base grille, or bottom of the
refrigerator. You may be injured or receive
an electrical shock.
y Be careful when handling the hinge, base
grille and stopper. It may result in injury.
y Remove food and bins from the doors and
drawers before detaching.
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(4)
(6)
(7)
(8)
2
After disconnecting the water feed tube,
open the left door. Remove the top hinge
cover screw (1). Lift up the cover (2).
3
Remove the cover.
4
Pull out the tube (3).
5
Disconnect all wire harnesses (4).
6
Remove the grounding screw (5).
7
Rotate the hinge lever (6)
counterclockwise. Lift the top hinge (7)
free of the hinge lever latch (8).
8
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
9
Place the door, inside facing up, on a nonscratching surface.
CAUTION
When lifting the hinge free of the latch, be
careful that the door does not fall forward.
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INSTALLATION
Removing the Right Refrigerator Door
(2)
(1)
(3)
Assembling the Right Refrigerator
Door
Install the right-side door first.
(4)
(5)
1
Open the door. Remove the top hinge
cover screw (1). Lift up the cover (2).
2
Remove the cover.
3
Rotate the hinge lever (3) clockwise. Lift
the top hinge (4) free of the hinge lever
latch (5).
4
Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
5
Place the door, inside facing up, on a nonscratching surface.
1
(2)
(1)
(3)
(4)
(5)
CAUTION
When lifting the hinge free of the latch, be
careful that the door does not fall forward.
Lower the door onto the middle hinge
pin. Make sure that the plastic sleeve is
inserted into the bottom of the door.
2
Fit the top hinge (4) over the hinge lever
latch (5) and into place.
3
Rotate the lever (3) counterclockwise to
secure the hinge.
4
Hook the tabs on the right side of the
hinge cover (2) under the edge of the top
hinge (4) and position the cover in place.
5
Insert and tighten the cover screw (1).
INSTALLATION
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Assembling the Left Refrigerator
Door
Install the left refrigerator door after the right
door is installed.
1
Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin.
(2)
(1)
9
Insert the water supply tube at least 5/8 in.
(15 mm) into the connector.
10
Hook the tab on the door switch side
of the cover under the edge of the wire
opening in the cabinet top.
11
Position the cover into place. Insert and
tighten the cover screw.
NOTE
(3)
(5)
(4)
Collet
Tube
(6)
(7)
Insert Line
(8)
2
Fit the top hinge (7) over the hinge lever
latch (8) and into place.
3
Rotate the lever (6) clockwise to secure
the hinge.
4
Install the grounding screws (5) and
connect the two wire harnesses (4).
5
Push the water tube (3) located at the top
of the left door into the hole beside the left
hinge on the top of the cabinet until it exits
through the back.
6
Insert the water supply tube (3) into the
connector until you see only one scale
mark.
7
Hook the tabs on the left side of the hinge
cover (1) under the edge of the top hinge (7)
and position the cover in place.
8
Insert and tighten the cover screw (1).
Clip
1) Gently press the Collet and insert the
tube until only one line shows on the
tube.
(Correct)
(Incorrect)
2) Pull the tube to make sure that the
tube is tightly fastened and then insert
the locking clip under the Collet.
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INSTALLATION
Removing the Freezer Drawers
3
Holding both sides of the door pull up to
separate the door from the rails.
4
With both hands, hold each rail and push it in
to allow both rails to slide in simultaneously.
The top and bottom drawers are all removed
in the same way. In the following figures,
the Pullout Drawer located above the freezer
drawer is not shown for clarity.
CAUTION
y Use two or more people to remove and
install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so
can result in back or other injury.
y Do not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle may
come off and it could cause personal
injury.
y Be careful of sharp hinges on both sides
of the drawer.
y When you lay the drawer down, be
careful not to damage the floor.
y Do not sit or stand on the freezer drawer.
y To prevent accidents, keep children and
pets away from the drawer. Do not leave
the drawer open.
Top Freezer Drawer
1
Fully extend the freezer drawer. Lifting up
and out to remove the drawer and ice bin
making sure to clear the rail system.
2
Remove one white screw
of the rails.
1
on each side
CAUTION
Do not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle may
come off and it could cause personal
injury.
INSTALLATION
Bottom Freezer Drawer
1
2
3
Holding both sides of the door pull up to
separate the door from the rails.
4
With both hands, hold each rail and push it in
to allow both rails to slide in simultaneously.
Fully extend the freezer drawer. Lifting up
and out to remove the Dura Base basket
making sure to clear the rail system.
Remove one white screw
of the rails.
1
on each side
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CAUTION
Do not hold the handle when removing
or replacing the drawer. The handle may
come off and it could cause personal
injury.
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INSTALLATION
Assembling the Freezer Drawers
Bottom Freezer Drawer
Top Freezer Drawer
1
With both hands, pull out each rail
simultaneously until both rails are fully
extended.
2
Hook door supports
3
Lower door into final position and tighten
the screws.
4
With the drawer pulled out to full
extension, insert the lower basket in the
rail assembly.
1
With both hands, pull out each rail
simultaneously until both rails are fully
extended.
2
3
4
Hook door supports
1
into rail tabs
2
.
1
into rail tabs
2
.
Lower door into final position and tighten
the screws.
With the drawer pulled out to full
extension, insert the drawer and ice bin in
the rail assembly.
INSTALLATION
Connecting the Water Line
Before You Begin
This water line installation is not covered
by the refrigerator warranty. Follow these
instructions carefully to minimize the risk of
expensive water damage.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes)
in house plumbing can cause damage to
refrigerator parts and can lead to water leakage
or flooding. Call a qualified plumber to correct
water hammer before installing the water
supply line to the refrigerator.
CAUTION
To prevent burns and product damange,
only connect the refrigerator water line to
a cold water supply.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting
the water line, make sure the icemaker power
switch is in the OFF (O) position.
CAUTION
Do not install the icemaker tubing in
areas where temperatures fall below
freezing.
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Water Pressure
A cold water supply. The water pressure must
be between 140kpa ~ 860 kpa on models
without a water filter and between 275 ~
860kpa on models with a water filter. These
requirements are essential for correct and
reliable operation.
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system
is connected to your cold water supply, this
water line installation is not covered by the
refrigerator warranty. Follow the following
instructions carefully to minimize the risk of
expensive water damage.
CAUTION
Wear eye protection during installation
to prevent injury.
y All installations must be in accordance
with local plumbing code requirements.
y For water Connection, please disconnect
the power to the refrigerator and follow
the installations instructions supplied
with the refrigerator.
20 INSTALLATION
Leveling and Door Alignment
Leveling
Door Alignment
After installing, plug the refrigerator’s power
cord into a 3-prong grounded outlet and push
the refrigerator into the final position.
Both the left and right refrigerator doors have
an adjustable nut, located on the bottom hinge,
to raise and lower them to align properly. If
the space between your doors is uneven,
follow the instructions below to align the doors
evenly:
Your refrigerator has two front leveling legs—
one on the right and one on the left. Adjust the
legs to alter the tilt from front-to-back or sideto-side. If your refrigerator seems unsteady, or
you want the doors to close more easily, adjust
the refrigerator’s tilt using the instructions
below:
1
Remove the base grille. Refer to the Base
Grille Installation section.
2
Turn the leveling leg to the left to raise
that side of the refrigerator or to the right
to lower it. It may take several turns of
the leveling leg to adjust the tilt of the
refrigerator.
NOTE
A flare nut spanner works best, but an
open-end spanner will suffice. Do not
over-tighten.
3
Open both doors again and check to make
sure that they close easily. If the doors do
not close easily, tilt the refrigerator slightly
more to the rear by turning both leveling
legs to the left. It may take several more
turns, and you should turn both leveling
legs the same mount.
4
Refit the base grille.
Use an appropriate spanner to turn the nut
in the door hinge to adjust the height. To the
right to raise or to the left to lower the height.
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HOW TO USE
Before use
Clean the refrigerator.
Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust that accumulated during
shipping.
CAUTION
y Do not scratch the refrigerator with a sharp object or use a detergent that
contains alcohol, a flammable liquid or an abrasive when removing any tape
or adhesive from the refrigerator.
y Do not peel off the model or serial number label or the technical information
on the rear surface of the refrigerator.
NOTE
Remove adhesive residue by wiping it off with your thumb or dish detergent.
Connect the power supply.
Check if the power supply is connected before use.
Read the “Turning On The Power” section. (A plug type might be different from
the picture.)
Turn off the icemaker if the refrigerator is not yet connected to the
water supply.
Turn off the automatic icemaker and then plug the power plug of the refrigerator
into the grounded electric outlet.
* This is applicable only to certain models.
CAUTION
Running the automatic icemaker before connecting it to the water
supply may cause the refrigerator to malfunction.
Wait for the refrigerator to cool.
Allow your refrigerator to run for at least two to three hours before putting food in
it. Check the flow of cold air in the freezer compartment to ensure proper cooling.
CAUTION
Putting food in the refrigerator before it has cooled could cause the
food to spoil, or a bad odor could remain inside the refrigerator.
The refrigerator makes a loud noise after initial operation.
This is normal. The loudness will decrease as the temperature lowers.
Open refrigerator doors and freezer doors to ventilate the interior.
The inside of the refrigerator may smell like plastic at first. Remove any adhesive
tape from inside the refrigerator and open the refrigerator doors and the freezer
drawers for ventilation.
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Control Panel
* Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available.
Control Panel Features
The LED Display shows the temperature settings, dispenser options, water filter, door alarm, and
locking status messages.
Ice Type
Press the ICE TYPE button to select either
Crushed or Cubed Ice. The selected option will
illuminate on the LED display.
LED Display
Freezer
Press the FREEZER button to adjust the
temperature in the freezer compartment.
Refrigerator
Press the REFRIGERATOR button to adjust the
temperature in the freezer compartment.
Ice Plus
This function increases both ice making and
freezing capabilities.
Control
Buttons
y When you touch the Ice Plus button, the
graphic will illuminate in the display and
will continue for 24 hours. The function will
automatically shut off after 24 hours.
y You can stop this function manually by
touching the button one more time.
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Control Panel Features (continued)
Light
CAUTION
Display Mode (For Store Use Only)
Press the LIGHT button, to turn on the
dispenser light. The indicator will appear on the
LED display.
Change Filter
When the water filter indicator turns on, you
have to change the water filter. After changing
the water filter, press and hold the FILTER
button for three seconds to turn the indicator
light off. You need to change the water filter
approximately every six months.
Alarm
y When power is connected to the
refrigerator, the door alarm is initially set to
ON. When you press the ALARM button,
the display will change to OFF and the
Alarm function will deactivate.
y When either the refrigerator or the freezer
door is left open for more than 60 seconds,
the alarm tone will sound to let you know
that the door is open.
y When you close the door, the door alarm
will stop.
Control Lock
The Control Lock function disables every other
button on the display.
y When power is initially connected to the
refrigerator, the Lock function is off.
y If you want to activate the Lock function to
lock other buttons, press and hold the Lock
button for three seconds or more. The Lock
icon will display and the Lock function is
now enabled.
y To disable the Lock function, press and hold
the Lock button for approximately three
seconds.
y The Lock function will not stop water or ice
from dispensing.
The Display Mode disables all cooling in
the refrigerator and freezer sections to
conserve energy while on display in a retail
store. When activated, OFF will display on
the control panel.
To deactivate:
Press the ICE PLUS button 3 times in the
state of pressing the Refrigerator button
after the door opens. The control panel
will beep and the temperature settings
will display to confirm that Display Mode
is deactivated. Use the same procedure to
activate the Display Mode.
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In-Door Ice Bin
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
2
CAUTION
To remove the in-door ice bin, grip the
front handle, slightly lift the lower part, and
slowly pull out the bin as shown.
y Keep hands and tools out of the ice
compartment door and dispenser chute.
Failure to do so may result in damage or
personal injury.
y The icemaker will stop producing ice when
the in-door ice bin is full. If you need more
ice, empty the ice bin into the extra ice bin
in the freezer compartment. During use,
the ice can become uneven causing the
icemaker to misread the amount of ice
cubes and stop producing ice. Shaking the
ice bin to level the ice within it can reduce
this problem.
y Storing cans or other items in the ice bin will
damage the icemaker.
y Keep the ice compartment door closed
tightly. If the ice compartment door is not
closed tightly, the cold air in the ice bin will
freeze food in the refrigerator compartment.
This could also cause the icemaker to stop
producing ice.
y If the On/Off switch on the icemaker is
set to Off for an extended period of time,
the ice compartment will gradually warm
up to the temperature of the refrigerator
compartment. To prevent ice cubes from
melting and leaking from the dispenser,
ALWAYS empty the ice bin when the
icemaker is set to Off for more than a few
hours.
Assembling the In-Door Ice Bin
1
Carefully insert the in-door ice bin while
slightly slanting it to avoid contact with the
icemaker.
2
Avoid touching the ice-detecting sensor
when replacing the ice bin. See the label
on the ice compartment door for details.
Ice-detecting
sensor
Detaching the In-Door Ice Bin
1
Gently pull the handle to open the ice
compartment.
CAUTION
When handling the ice bin,
keep hands away from the
icemaker tray area to avoid
personal injury.
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Automatic Icemaker
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent
to the dispenser. The icemaker will produce
12 cubes per cycle—approximately 140 Ice
cubes (1.2kg) in a 24-hour period, depending
on freezer compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings and
other operating conditions.
y It takes about 12 to 24 hours for a newly
installed refrigerator to begin making ice. Wait
72 hours for full ice production to occur.
y Ice making stops when the in-door ice bin
is full. When full, the in-door ice bin holds
approximately 6 to 8 (0.34-0.45 kg) glasses of
ice.
y The water pressure must be between 140 kpa
to 860 kpa on models without a water filter and
between 275 kpa to 860 kpa on models with a
water filter to produce the normal amount and
size of ice cubes.
y Foreign substances or frost on the icedetecting sensor can interrupt ice production.
Make sure the sensor area is clean at all times
for proper operation.
Icemaker
Power
Switch
Ice-detecting
Sensor
Turning the Automatic Icekamer On
or Off
To turn off the automatic icemaker, set the
icemaker switch to OFF (O). To turn on the
automatic icemaker, set the switch to ON (I).
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Automatic Icemaker
(continued)
CAUTION
y The first ice and water dispensed may
include particles or odor from the water
supply line or the water tank.
y Throw away the first few batches of ice
(about 24 cubes). This is also necessary if
the refrigerator has not been used for a long
time.
y Never store beverage cans or other items in
the ice bin for the purpose of rapid cooling.
Doing so may damage the icemaker or the
containers may burst.
y If discolored ice is dispensed, check the
water filter and water supply. If the problem
continues, contact a qualified service
center. Do not use the ice or water until the
problem is corrected.
y Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may play with or damage the
controls.
y The ice passage may become blocked with
frost if only crushed ice is used. Remove the
frost that accumulates by removing the ice
bin and clearing the passage with a rubber
spatula. Dispensing cubed ice can also help
prevent frost buildup.
y Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to
collect ice. Such containers may chip or
break resulting in glass fragments in the ice.
y Dispense ice into a glass before filling it
with water or other beverages. Splashing
may occur if ice is dispensed into a glass
that already contains liquid.
y Never use a glass that is exceptionally
narrow or deep. Ice may jam in the ice
passage and refrigerator performance may
be affected.
y Keep the glass at a proper distance from
the ice outlet. A glass held too close to the
outlet may prevent ice from dispensing.
y To avoid personal injury, keep hands out of
the ice door and passage.
y Never remove the dispenser cover.
y If ice or water dispenses unexpectedly, turn
off the water supply and contact a qualified
service center.
When You Should Turn the Icemaker
Off
y When the water supply will be shut off
for several hours.
y When the ice bin is removed for more
than one or two minutes.
y When the refrigerator will not be used
for several days.
NOTE
The ice bin should be emptied when the
icemaker on/off switch is turned to the
OFF position.
Normal Sounds You May Hear
y The icemaker water valve will buzz as
the icemaker fills with water. If the
power switch is in the ON (I) position,
it will buzz even if it has not yet been
hooked up to water. To stop the buzzing,
move the power switch to OFF (O).
NOTE
Keeping the power switch in the ON
(I) position before the water line is
connected can damage the icemaker.
y You will hear the sound of cubes
dropping into the bin and water running
in the pipes as the icemaker refills.
Preparing For Vacation
Set the icemaker power switch to OFF (O) and
shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
NOTE
The ice bin should be emptied anytime
the icemaker on/off switch is turned to
the OFF (O) position.
If the ambient temperature will drop below
freezing, have a qualified technician drain
the water supply system to prevent serious
property damage due to flooding caused by
ruptured water lines or connections.
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Ice and Water Dispenser
Incorrect Way
Correct Way
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Water
CAUTION
Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may play with or damage the
controls.
Dispenser
Ice
Water Switch
CAUTION
Throw away the first few batches of ice
(about 24 cubes). This is also necessary
if the refrigerator has not been used for
a long time.
Ice Switch
Tray
Using the Dispenser
y To dispense water, push on the water
switch with a glass.
y To dispense ice, push on the ice switch
with a glass.
Locking the Dispenser Selector
buttons
Press and hold the Lock button for 3 seconds
to lock the dispenser control panel functions.
Follow the same instructions to unlock. The
Lock function will not stop water and ice from
dispensing.
NOTE
y If discolored ice is dispensed, check
the water filter and water supply. If the
problem continues, contact a qualified
service center. Do not use the ice or
water until the problem is corrected.
y The dispenser will not operate when
either of the refrigerator doors are open.
Cleaning the Dispenser Tray
1
Grip the tray with both hands, pess down
and pull it out.
2
Wipe out dirty areas with a clean cloth.
y If dispensing water or ice into a container
with a small opening, place it as close to
the dispenser as possible.
y Some dripping may occur after
dispensing. Hold your cup beneath
the dispenser for a few seconds after
dispensing to catch all of the drops.
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Storing Food
Food Preservation Location
Each compartment inside the refrigerator is designed to store different types of food.
Store your food in the optimal space to enjoy the freshest taste.
Dairy Product Bin
Vegetable Storage
(Crisper)
Preserves vegetables
and fruit.
®
Durabase
Largest storage
space in the freezer.
Adjustable Refrigerator
Shelf
Adjustable shelves to meet
your individual
storage needs.
Modular Door Bin
Store drinks such as
juice and soda, as well as
seasonings, salad dressings
and other food items.
CAUTION
y Do not store food with high moisture content towards the top of the refrigerator. The moisture
could come in direct contact with the cold air and freeze.
y Wash food before storing it in the refrigerator. Vegetables and fruit should be washed, and food
packaging should be wiped down to prevent adjacent foods from being contaminated.
y If the refrigerator is kept in a hot and humid place, frequent opening of the door or storing a lot of
vegetables in the refrigerator may cause condensation to form. Wipe off the condensation with a
clean cloth or a paper towel.
y If the refrigerator door or freezer drawer is opened or closed too often, warm air may penetrate
the refrigerator and raise its temperature. It can also increase the cost of electricity.
y It may be normal to see some minor traces of condensation on the outer left side of the
refrigerator under extremely high humidity conditions due to the ice maker air flow ducts.
NOTE
y If you are leaving home for a short period of time, like a short vacation, the refrigerator should
be left on. Refrigerated foods that are able to be frozen will stay preserved longer if stored in the
freezer.
y If you are leaving the refrigerator turned off for an extended period of time, remove all food and
unplug the power cord. Clean the interior, and leave the door open to prevent fungi from growing
in the refrigerator.
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Food Storage Tips
* The following tips may not be applicable
depending on the model.
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.
Food
How to
Butter or
Margarine
Keep opened butter in a covered
dish or closed compartment.
When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and
freeze.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping
until you are ready to use it.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best
storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Fruit
Do not wash or hull the fruit
until it is ready to be used. Sort
and keep fruit in its original
container, in a crisper, or store
in a completely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Leafy
Vegetables
Remove store wrapping and
trim or tear off bruised and
discolored areas. Wash in cold
water and drain. Place in plastic
bag or plastic container and
store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
Fish
Store fresh fish and shellfish
in the freezer section if they
are not being consumed the
same day of purchase. It is
recommended to consume
fresh fish and shellfish the
same day purchased.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic
wrap, aluminum foil, or plastic
containers with tight lids.
Storing Frozen Food
NOTE
Check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook
for further information about preparing food
for freezing or food storage times.
Freezing
Your freezer will not quick-freeze a large
quantity of food. Do not put more unfrozen
food into the freezer than will freeze within
24 hours (no more than 1 ~ 2 kgs. 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.
Storage times will vary according to the quality
and type of food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (how airtight and moisture-proof) and
the 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.
NOTE
Allow hot foods to cool at room temperature
for 30 minutes, then package and freeze.
Cooling hot foods before freezing saves
energy.
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Storing Frozen Food (continued)
Suggestion For Energy Saving
Packaging
y Please do not keep the door open for a
long time, close door in the shortest time.
Successful freezing depends on correct
packaging. When you close and seal the
package, it must not allow air or moisture in or
out. If it does, you could have food odor and
taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and
could also dry out frozen food.
y Too much food are not advised to be put
in. Enough space should be kept for cool
air circulating freely.
Packaging recommendations:
y Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting
lids
y Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
y Heavy-duty aluminum foil
y Plastic-coated paper
y Non-permeable plastic wraps
y Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic
bags
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use
y Bread wrappers
y Non-polyethylene plastic containers
y Containers without tight lids
y Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
y Thin, semi-permeable wrap
y Do not set the temperature of refrigerator
lower than needed. Do not put the food
near the temperature sensor.
y Allow hot food to cool prior to storing.
Placing hot food in the fridge-freezer
could spoil other food, and lead to higher
electric bills.
y Do not block air vents with food. Smooth
circulation of cold air keeps fridge-freezer
temperature even.
y Do not open the door frequently. Opening
the door lets warm air enter the fridgefreezer, and cause temperature to rise.
HOW TO USE
Humidity Controlled Crisper
and Glide’N’Serve
Humidity Controlled Crisper
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crispers. Store vegetables
or fruits requiring more or less humidity in
separate crispers. Adjust the control to any
setting between HIGH and LOW.
y LOW lets moist air out of the crisper for
best storage of fruits.
y HIGH keeps moist air in the crisper for
best storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
CAUTION
The glass shelf over the crisper is not
firmly secured. Be careful when tilting.
Glide’N’Serve
The Glide‘N’Serve provides storage space with
a variable temperature control that keeps the
compartment colder than refrigerator.
This drawer can be used for large party trays,
deli items, or beverages.
Set the control between COLD and COLDER.
Use the COLDER setting for items such as
meats and deli items.
Selection Button
y When “MEAT” is selected, the
temperature of the Glide‘N’Serve can
be kept around 1°C. This feature helps
keep meat or fish fresh for a longer
time. The Glide‘N’Serve temperature
can be maintained under recommended
temperature setting (Freezer : -18°C,
Referigerator : 3°C).
y When “DELI” is selected, the temperature
of the Glide‘N’Serve can be kept around
3.3°C. This feature helps keep food fresh
for a longer time. The Glide‘N’Serve
temperature can be maintained under
recommended temperature setting
(Freezer : -18°C, Referigerator : 3°C).
y When “PRODUCE” is selected, the
temperature of the Glide‘N’Serve
can be kept around 5°C. This feature
helps keep food fresh for a long time.
The Glide‘N’Serve temperature can
be maintained under recommended
temperature setting (Freezer : -18°C,
Referigerator : 3°C).
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32 HOW TO USE
Detaching and Assembling the
Storage Bins
Glide’N’Serve and Humidity
Controlled Crisper
To Remove the Glass
(Pantry drawer not shown for clarity)
Lift up the glass under the crisper cover, and
pull up and out.
To remove the Humidity Controlled Crisper and
the Glide’N’Server, pull out the Crisper and
Glide’N’Server to full extension, lift the front
up, and pull straight out.
Door Bins
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning
and adjustment.
1 To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and
pull straight out.
To install, slightly tilt up the front, insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into
place.
NOTE
Storage Bins may vary in appearance,
depending on your model.
2 To replace the bin, slide it in above the
desired support and push down until it snaps
into place.
NOTE
Some bins may vary in appearance and
will only fit in one location.
CAUTION
y Do not apply excessive force while
detatching or assembling the storage
bins.
y Do not use the dishwasher to clean
the storage bins and shelves.
y Regularly detach and wash the
storage bins and shelves; they can
become easily contaminated by the
food.
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Adjusting the Refrigerator
Shelves
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable
to meet your individual storage needs. Your
model may have glass or wire shelves.
Using the Folding Shelf
You can store taller items by simply pushing
the front half of the shelf underneath the back
half of the shelf. Pull the front of the shelf
toward you to return to a full shelf.
Adjusting the shelves to fit different heights
of items will make finding the exact item you
want easier. Doing so will also reduce the
amount of time the refrigerator door is open
which will save energy.
Detaching the Shelf
Tilt up the front of the shelf and lift it straight
up. Pull the shelf out.
CAUTION
y Do not clean glass shelves with warm
water while they are cold. Shelves
may break if exposed to sudden
temperature changes or impact.
y Glass shelves are heavy. Use special
care when removing them.
NOTE
Shelves may vary in appearance,
depending on your model.
Assembling the Shelf
Tilt the front of the shelf up and guide the shelf
hooks into the slots at a desired height. Then,
lower the front of the shelf so that the hooks
drop into the slots.
CAUTION
Make sure that shelves are level from
one side to the other. Failure to do so
may result in the shelf falling or spilling
food.
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MAINTENANCE
Cleaning
y Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically; however, clean both
sections about once a month to prevent odors.
y Wipe up spills immediately.
y Always unplug the refrigeration before cleaning.
General Cleaning Tips
y Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
y Remove all removable parts, such as
shelves, crispers, etc.
y Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a
mild detergent in warm water. Do not
use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
y Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces
thoroughly.
Exterior
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 automotive wax). Apply
wax with a clean, soft cloth.
For products with a stainless steel exterior, use
a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent
in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
CAUTION
y Do not use a rough cloth or sponge
when cleaning the interior and exterior
of the refrigerator.
y Do not place your hand on the bottom
surface of the refrigerator when
opening and closing.
WARNING
Use non-flammable cleaner. Failure to do
so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Inside Walls (Disconnect the power
and allow the freezer to warm up so
the cloth will not stick)
To help remove odors, you can wash the inside
of the refrigerator with a mixture of baking
soda and warm water. Mix 2 tablespoons of
baking soda to 1 quart of water (26 g soda
to 1 liter water.) Be sure the baking soda is
completely dissolved so it does not scratch the
surfaces of the refrigerator.
Door Liners and Gaskets
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use cleaning
waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches,
or cleaners containing petroleum on plastic
refrigerator parts.
Plastic Parts (covers and panels)
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use window
sprays, abrasive cleansers, or flammable fluids.
These can scratch or damage the material.
Condenser Coils
Use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment to
clean the condenser cover and vents. Do not
remove the panel covering the condenser coil
area.
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Light bulb replacement
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before replacing a Compartment Lamp,
either unplug the refrigerator or turn off
power at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
NOTE
The refrigerator and freezer
compartment lights are LED interior
lighting, and service should be
performed by a qualified technician.
Power interruptions
1 If the power will be out for 24 hours or less,
keep all refrigerator doors closed to help
foods stay cold and frozen.
2 If the power will be out for more than 24
hours, remove all food and store it in a
different refrigerator or frozen food locker.
When you move
When you are moving your refrigerator to a
new home, follow these steps to prepare it for
the move.
1 Remove all food from the refrigerator and
pack all frozen food in dry ice.
2 Unplug the refrigerator.
3 Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
4 Take out all removable parts, wrap them
well and tape them together so they do
not shift and rattle during the move. Refer
to the Using your Refrigerator section for
removable instructions.
5 Depending on the model, raise the front of
the refrigerator so it rolls easier OR screw
in the leveling legs all the way so they do
not scrape the floor. See the Door Closing
section.
6 Tape the doors shut and tape the power
cord to the refrigerator cabinet.
7 Avoid lying the refrigerator on its sides as
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 perishables and freeze other
items.
2 Turn off the icemaker and empty the ice bin.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off before
you leave, follow these steps.
1 Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2 Depending on your model, set the
thermostat control (refrigerator control) to
OFF. See the Setting the Controls section.
3 Clean the refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4 Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough for
air to get in. This stops odor and mold from
building up.
this could cause the unit to malfunction
when it is turned back on.
When you get to your new home, put
everything back and refer to the Refrigerator
Installation section for preparation instructions.
36 MAINTENANCE
y Rotate the water filter
up into position and
close the cover. The
cover will click when
closed correctly.
Replacing the Water Filter
It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
y Approximately every six months.
y When the water filter indicator turns on.
y When the water dispenser output
decreases.
y When the ice cubes are smaller than
normal.
1
3
After the water filter is replaced, dispense
10 liters of water (flush for approximately
5 minutes) to remove trapped air and
contaminates from the system. Do not
dispense the entire 10 liter amount
continuously. Depress and release the
dispenser pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON
and 60 seconds OFF.
4
Water Filter Bypass Plug
Remove the old water filter.
y Lower or remove
the top left shelf to
allow the water filter
to rotate all the way
down.
y Press the push
button to open the
water filter cover.
NOTE: Replacing the water filter causes a small
amount of water (around 25ml) to drain. Place
a cup under the front end of the water filter
cover to collect any leaking water.
Hold the water filter upright, once it is removed,
to prevent any remaining water from spilling
out of the water filter.
y Pull the water filter
downward and pull
out. Make sure to
rotate the filter down
completely before
pulling it out of the
Keep the water
filter bypass plug.
You MUST use
the water filter
bypass plug when
a replacement
water filter
cartridge is not
available.
Filter Bypass
Plug
CAUTION
DO NOT operate refrigerator without
water filter or water filter plug installed.
manifold hole.
2
Replace with a new water filter.
y Take the new water filter out of its
packing and remove the protective cover
from the o-rings. With water filter tabs
in the horizontal position, push the new
water filter into the manifold hole until it
stops.
NOTE
y To purchase a replacement water filter:
- Visit your local dealer or distributor
- Web: Find Parts & Accessories from
Support section of lg.com
- Call : 0098 21 84733(Iran)
y Part number of the replacement water
filter: ADQ36006101
TROUBLESHOOTING 37
TROUBLESHOOTING
Review the Troubleshooting section before calling for service; doing so will save you both time
and money.
Problem
Refrigerator and
Freezer section
are not cooling.
Cooling System
runs too much.
Possible Causes
Solutions
The refrigerator control is set to Turn the control ON. Refer to the Setting the
OFF (some models).
Controls section for proper temperature settings.
Refrigerator is set to demo
mode.
Display Mode allows the lights and control
display to work normally while disabling cooling
to save energy while on the showroom floor.
Refer to the Setting the Controls section for
instructions on how to disable Display Mode.
Refrigerator is in the defrost
cycle.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of
each compartment may raise slightly. Wait 30
minutes and confirm the proper temperature
has been restored once the defrost cycle has
completed.
Refrigerator was recently
installed.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature.
Refrigerator was recently
relocated.
If the refrigerator was stored for a long period of
time or moved on its side, it is necessary for the
refrigerator to stand upright for 24 hours before
connecting it to power.
Refrigerator is replacing an
older model.
Modern refrigerators require more operating
time but use less energy due to more efficient
technology.
Refrigerator was recently
plugged in or power restored.
The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to cool
completely.
Door opened often or a large
amount of food / hot food was
added.
Adding food and opening the door warms the
refrigerator, requiring the compressor to run
longer in order to cool the refrigerator back
down. In order to conserve energy, try to get
everything you need out of the refrigerator
at once, keep food organized so it is easy to
find, and close the door as soon as the food is
removed. (Refer to the Food Storage Guide.)
Doors are not closed
completely.
Firmly push the doors shut. If they will not
shut all the way, see the Doors will not close
completely or pop open section in Parts &
Features Troubleshooting.
Refrigerator is installed in a hot
location.
The compressor will run longer under warm
conditions. At normal room temperatures (21°C)
expect your compressor to run about 40% to
80% of the time. Under warmer conditions,
expect it to run even more often. The refrigerator
should not be operated above 43°C.
Condenser / back cover is
clogged.
Use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment to
clean the condenser cover and vents. Do not
remove the panel covering the condenser coil
area.
38 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Causes
Refrigerator or
Refrigerator was recently
Freezer section is installed.
too warm.
Air vents are blocked.
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
Solutions
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature.
Rearrange items to allow air to flow throughout
the compartment. Refer to the Airflow diagram in
the Using Your Refrigerator section.
When the doors are opened often or for long
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
compartment. This raises the temperature and
moisture level within the compartment. To lessen
the effect, reduce the frequency and duration of
door openings.
Unit is installed in a hot location. The refrigerator should not be operated in
temperatures above 43°C.
A large amount of food or
hot food was added to either
compartment.
Adding food warms the compartment requiring
the cooling system to run. Allowing hot food to
cool to room temperature before putting it in the
refrigerator will reduce this effect.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly or pop open
section in Parts & Features Troubleshooting.
Temperature control is not set
correctly.
If the temperature is too warm, adjust the
control one increment at a time and wait for the
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
Defrost cycle has recently
completed.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
compartment may raise slightly and condensation
may form on the back wall. Wait 30 minutes
and confirm the proper temperature has been
restored once the defrost cycle has completed.
TROUBLESHOOTING 39
Problem
Interior moisture
buildup.
Possible Causes
Solutions
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
When the doors are opened often or for long
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
compartment. This raises the temperature and
moisture level within the compartment. To
lessen the effect, reduce the frequency and
duration of door openings.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly section in
the Troubleshooting section.
Weather is humid.
Humid weather allows additional moisture
to enter the compartments when the doors
are opened leading to condensation or frost.
Maintaining a reasonable level of humidity in the
home will help to control the amount of moisture
that can enter the compartments.
Defrost cycle recently
completed.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature
of each compartment may raise slightly and
condensation may form on the back wall.
Wait 30 minutes and confirm that the proper
temperature has been restored once the defrost
cycle has completed.
Food is not packaged correctly.
Food stored uncovered or unwrapped, and damp
containers can lead to moisture accumulation
within each compartment. Wipe all containers
dry and store food in sealed packaging to prevent
condensation and frost.
Food is freezing
Food with high water content
in the refrigerator was placed near an air vent.
compartment.
Refrigerator temperature control
is set incorrectly.
Rearrange items with high water content away
from air vents.
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control
one increment at a time and wait for the
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
Refrigerator is installed in a cold When the refrigerator is operated in ambient
location.
temperatures below 5°C, food can freeze in the
refrigerator compartment. The refrigerator should
not be operated in ambient temperatures below
13°C.
Frost or ice
crystals form
on frozen food
(outside of
package).
Door is opened frequently or for When the doors are opened often or for long
long periods of time.
periods of time, warm, humid air enters the
compartment. This raises the temperature and
moisture level within the compartment. Increased
moisture will lead to frost and condensation.
To lessen the effect, reduce the frequency and
duration of door openings.
Door is not closing properly.
Refrigerator or
Incorrect temperature control
Freezer section is settings.
too cold.
Refer to the Doors will not close correctly or pop
open section in the Troubleshooting section.
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control
one increment at a time and wait for the
temperature to stabilize. Refer to the Setting the
Controls section for more information.
40 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Frost or ice
Condensation from food with a
crystals on frozen high water content has frozen
food (inside of
inside of the food package.
sealed package).
Food has been left in the freezer
for a long period of time.
This is normal for food items with a high water
content.
Icemaker is not
making enough
ice.
Demand exceeds ice storage
capacity.
The icemaker will produce approximately 120
cubes in a 24 hour period.
House water supply is not
connected, valve is not turned
on fully, or valve is clogged.
Connect the refrigerator to a cold water supply
with adequate pressure and turn the water
shutoff valve fully open.
Do not store food items with high water content
in the freezer for a long period of time.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Water filter has been
exhausted.
It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
• Approximately every six months.
• When the water filter indicator turns on.
• When the water dispenser output decreases.
• When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
Low house water supply
pressure.
The water pressure must be between 140 ~
860 kpa on models without a water filter and
between 275 ~ 860 kpa on models with a water
filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Reverse Osmosis filtration
system is used.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
the water pressure below the minimum amount
and result in icemaker issues. (Refer to Water
Pressure section.)
Tubing connecting refrigerator The tubing can kink when the refrigerator is
to house supply valve is kinked. moved during installation or cleaning resulting
in reduced water flow. Straighten or repair the
water supply line and arrange it to prevent future
kinks.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Icemaker is not
making enough
ice (continued).
Possible Causes
41
Solutions
Doors are opened often or for
long periods of time.
If the doors of the unit are opened often, ambient
air will warm the refrigerator which will prevent
the unit from maintaining the set temperature.
Lowering the refrigerator temperature can help,
as well as not opening the doors as frequently.
Doors are not closed
completely.
If the doors are not properly closed, ice
production will be affected. See the Doors will
not close completely or pop open section in Parts
& Features Troubleshooting for more information.
The temperature setting for the
freezer is too warm.
The recommended temperature for the freezer
compartment for normal ice production is -18°C. If
the freezer temperature is warmer, ice production
will be affected.
Dispensing water Water filter has been exhausted. It is recommended that you replace the water
slowly.
filter:
•
•
•
•
Reverse osmosis filtration
system is used.
Approximately every six months.
When the water filter indicator turns on.
When the water dispenser output decreases.
When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
the water pressure below the minimum amount
and result in icemaker issues.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
Low house water supply
pressure.
The water pressure must be between 140 ~ 860
kpa on models without a water filter and between
275 ~ 860 kpa on models with a water filter.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
42 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Not dispensing
ice.
Possible Causes
Doors are not closed
completely.
Solutions
Ice will not dispense if any of the refrigerator
doors are left open.
Infrequent use of the dispenser. Infrequent use of the ice dispenser will cause
the cubes to stick together over time, which
will prevent them from properly dispensing.
Check the ice bin for ice cubes clumping/sticking
together. If they are, break up the ice cubes to
allow for proper operation.
The delivery chute is clogged
with frost or ice fragments.
Eliminate the frost or ice fragments by removing
the ice bin and clearing the chute with a plastic
utensil. Dispensing cubed ice can also help
prevent frost or ice fragment buildup.
The dispenser display is locked. Press and hold the Lock button for three seconds
to unlock the control panel and dispenser.
Ice bin is empty.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature and for the
icemaker to begin making ice. Make sure that the
shutoff (arm/sensor) is not obstructed.
Once the ice supply in the bin has been
completely exhausted, it my take up to 90
minutes before additional ice is available, and
approximately 24 hours to completely refill the
bin.
Icemaker is not
making ice.
Refrigerator was recently
installed or icemaker recently
connected.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment
to reach the desired temperature and for the
icemaker to begin making ice.
Icemaker not turned on.
Locate the icemaker on/off switch and confirm
that it is in the ON (I) position.
The ice detecting sensor is
obstructed.
Foreign substances or frost on the ice-detecting
sensor can interrupt ice production. Make sure
that the sensor area is clean at all times for proper
operation.
The refrigerator is not connected Connect refrigerator to the water supply and turn
to a water supply or the supply the water shutoff valve fully open.
shutoff valve is not turned on.
Icemaker shutoff (arm or
sensor) obstructed.
If your icemaker is equipped with an ice shutoff
arm, make sure that the arm moves freely. If
your icemaker is equipped with the electronic ice
shutoff sensor, make sure that there is a clear
path between the two sensors.
Reverse osmosis water filtration Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce
system is connected to your
the water pressure below the minimum amount
cold water supply.
and result in icemaker issues. (Refer to the Water
Pressure section.)
TROUBLESHOOTING 43
Problem
Not dispensing
water.
Possible Causes
Solutions
New installation or water line
recently connected.
Dispense 10 liters of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove trapped
air and contaminates from the system. Do not
dispense the entire 10 liter amount continuously.
Depress and release the dispenser pad for cycles
of 30 seconds ON and 60 seconds OFF.
The dispenser panel is locked.
Press and hold the Lock button for three seconds
to unlock the control panel and dispenser.
The dispenser is not set for
water dispensing.
The dispenser can be set for ice or water. Make
certain that the control panel is set for the proper
operation. Press the Water button on the control
panel to dispense water.
Refrigerator or freezer doors are Water will not dispense if any of the refrigerator
not closed properly.
doors are left open.
Water filter has been recently
removed or replaced.
After the water filter is replaced, dispense 10
liters of water (flush for approximately 5 minutes)
to remove trapped air and contaminates from
the system. Do not dispense the entire 10 liter
amount continuously. Depress and release the
dispenser pad for cycles of 30 seconds ON and
60 seconds OFF.
Tubing connecting refrigerator
The tubing can kink when the refrigerator is
to house supply valve is kinked. moved during installation or cleaning resulting in
reduced water flow. Straighten or repair the water
supply line and arrange it to prevent future kinks.
The house water supply is not
connected, the valve is not
turned on fully, or the valve is
clogged.
Connect refrigerator to the water supply and turn
the water shutoff valve fully open.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to
contact a plumber.
44 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Causes
Ice has bad taste
or odor.
Water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
Solutions
A water filter may need to be installed to
eliminate taste and odor problems.
NOTE: In some cases, a filter may not help. It
may not be possible to remove all minerals / odor
/ taste in all water supplies.
Icemaker was recently installed. Discard the first few batches of ice to avoid
discolored or bad tasting ice.
Ice has been stored for too
long.
Ice that has been stored for too long will shrink,
become cloudy, and may develop a stale taste.
Throw away old ice and make a new supply.
The food has not been stored
Rewrap the food. Odors may migrate to the ice if
properly in either compartment. food is not wrapped properly.
The interior of the refrigerator
needs to be cleaned.
See the Care and Cleaning section for more
information.
The ice storage bin needs to be
cleaned.
Empty and wash the bin (discard old cubes).
Make sure that the bin is completely dry before
reinstalling it.
Dispensing warm Refrigerator was recently
water.
installed.
Allow 24 hours after installation for the water
storage tank to cool completely.
The water dispenser has been
used recently and the storage
tank was exhausted.
Depending on your specific model, the water
storage capacity will range from approximately
600 ~ 900 ml.
Dispenser has not been used
for several hours.
If the dispenser has not been used for several
hours, the first glass dispensed may be warm.
Discard the first 300 ml.
Refrigerator is connected to the Make sure that the refrigerator is connected to a
hot water supply.
cold water pipe.
WARNING: Connecting the refrigerator to a
hot water line may damage the icemaker.
Water has bad
taste or odor.
Water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
A water filter may need to be installed to
eliminate taste and odor problems.
Water filter has been exhausted. It is recommended that you replace the water
filter:
•
•
•
•
Refrigerator was recently
installed.
Approximately every 6 months.
When the water filter indicator turns on.
When the water dispenser output decreases.
When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
Dispense 10 liters of water (flush for
approximately 5 minutes) to remove trapped
air and contaminates from the system. Do not
dispense the entire 10 liter amount continuously.
Depress and release the dispenser pad for cycles
of 30 seconds ON and 60 seconds OFF.
TROUBLESHOOTING 45
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
Icemaker is
Icemaker shutoff (arm/sensor)
making too much is obstructed.
ice.
Empty the ice bin. If your icemaker is equipped
with an ice shutoff arm, make sure that the arm
moves freely. If your icemaker is equipped with
the electronic ice shutoff sensor, make sure that
there is a clear path between the two sensors.
Reinstall the ice bin and wait 24 hours to confirm
proper operation.
Clicking
The defrost control will click
when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends.
The thermostat control (or
refrigerator control on some
models) will also click when
cycling on and off.
Normal Operation
Rattling
Rattling noises may come from
the flow of refrigerant, the
water line on the back of the
unit, or items stored on top of
or around the refrigerator.
Normal Operation
Refrigerator is not resting solidly Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need to
on the floor.
be adjusted. See the Door Alignment section.
Refrigerator with linear
compressor was jarred while
running.
Normal Operation
Evaporator fan motor is
circulating air through the
refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
Normal Operation
Air is being forced over the
condenser by the condenser
fan.
Normal Operation
Gurgling
Refrigerant flowing through the
cooling system.
Normal Operation
Popping
Contraction and expansion of
the inside walls due to changes
in temperature.
Normal Operation
Sizzling
Water dripping on the defrost
heater during a defrost cycle.
Normal Operation
Vibrating
If the side or back of the
To eliminate the noise, make sure that the sides
refrigerator is touching a cabinet and back cannot vibrate against any wall or
or wall, some of the normal
cabinet.
vibrations may make an audible
sound.
Dripping
Water running into the drain pan Normal Operation
during the defrost cycle.
Whooshing
46 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Pulsating or
High-Pitched
Sound
Possible Causes
Solutions
Your refrigerator is designed
Normal Operation
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, but it is still
more energy efficient than
previous models. While the
refrigerator is running, it is
normal to hear a pulsating or
high-pitched sound.
Doors will not
Food packages are blocking the
close correctly or door open.
pop open.
Ice bin, crisper cover, pans,
shelves, door bins, or baskets
are out of position.
Rearrange food containers to clear the 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 section
for more information.
The doors were removed during Remove and replace the doors according to the
product installation and not
Removing and Replacing Refrigerator Handles
properly replaced.
and Doors section.
Refrigerator is not leveled
properly.
Doors are difficult The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
to open.
See Door Alignment in the Refrigeration
Installation section to level refrigerator.
Clean the gaskets and the surfaces that they
touch. Rub a thin coat of appliance polish or
kitchen wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
Door was recently closed.
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 one
minute to allow the air pressure to equalize, then
see if it opens more easily.
Refrigerator
wobbles or
seems unstable.
Leveling legs are not adjusted
properly.
Refer to the Leveling and Door Alignment section.
Floor is not level.
It may be necessary to add shims under the
leveling legs or rollers to complete installation.
Lights do not
work.
LED interior lighting failure.
The refrigerator compartment lamp is LED interior
lighting, and service should be performed by a
qualified technician.
Refrigerator has
an unusual odor.
The Air Filter may need to
be set to the MAX setting or
replaced.
Set the Air Filter to the MAX setting. If the odor
does not go away within 24 hours, the filter may
need to be replaced. See the Replacing the Air
Filter section for replacement instructions.
The interior of
the refrigerator
is covered with
dust or soot.
The refrigerator is located near a Make sure that the refrigerator is not located near
fire source, such as a fireplace, a fire source, such as a fireplace, chimney or
chimney or candle.
candle.
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