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LG LSC21943ST Owner’s Manual
Table of Contents
Important safety instructions
Identification of parts
Where to install
Door removal
Mount the freezer and refrigerator compartment doors
Water supply installation
Water connection instruction guide
Height adjustment
Adjusting the temperatures and functions
Bottle holder (Applicable to some models only)
Egg box
Humidity control in the vegetable compartment
Deodorizer (Applicable to some models only)
Temperature Transition Corner
Temperature Change at Optichill
Suggestion on
food storage
Care and
Location of foods
Storing foods
How to remove and replace parts
General information
The model and serial numbers are found on the inner case or back of refrigerator
compartment of this unit. These numbers are unique to this unit and not
available to others. You should record requested information here and retain
this guide as a permanent record of your purchase. Staple your receipt here.
Date of purchase
Dealer address
Dealer phone no.
Model no.
Serial no.
Important safety instructions
Before use, this refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance with
the installation instructions in this manual.
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly
and pull it straight out from the outlet.
When moving your appliance away from the wall, be careful not to roll over the power
cord or to damage it in any way. Do not crush or damage the water line.
After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer
compartment, particularly when your hands are damp or wet. Skin could adhere to
these extremely cold surfaces.
Unplug the power cord from the power outlet for cleaning or other requirements. Never
touch it with wet hands because you can get an electric shock or be injured.
Never damage, bend, kink, pull out, or twist the power cord because damage to the
power cord can cause product failure, fire, or electric shock. If you have doubts the
appliance is properly grounded, consult a qualified electrician.
Never place glass products in the freezer because they may be broken from expansion
when their contents are frozen.
Never put your hands within the ice storage bin of the automatic icemaker. You can be
injured by the operation of the automatic icemaker.
The appliance is not intended for use by young children without supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Never allow anyone to climb, sit, stand, or hang on the door. These actions may
damage the refrigerator and even tip it over, causing severe personal injury.
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical connection.
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15 or 20 amp, fused and grounded
single-outlet circuit is required. Use an outlet that cannot be turned
off by a switch. Do not use an extension cord.
Accessibility of
supply plug
The refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned that the supply
plug is accessible for quick disconnection in the event of an
Supply cord
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service
agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid any hazard.
Do not modify or extend the Power Cord length.
It may cause electric shock or fire.
Child entrapment
DANGER: Risk of child entrapment.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:
Take off the doors but leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb
The appliance is not intended for use by young children without supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Don’t store
Don’t store or use gasoline or other flammable vapor and liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
In the event of an electric short circuit, grounding (earthing) reduces the risk of electric
shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.
In order to prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be grounded.
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in an electric shock. Consult a qualified
electrician or service person if the grounding instructions are not completely understood
or if you have doubts on whether the appliance is properly grounded.
Identification of parts
Milk Product Corner
Wine Holder
(Plastic or wire)
Door Rack
Can Server
Snack Drawer
Folding Shelf
Egg Box
Vegetable Drawer
Door Rack
Hunidity Switch
Optichill (Optional)
Fresh compartment
Door Rack
Door Rack
Lower Cover
Conversion switch
Parts, features, and options vary by model. Your model may not include every option.
Where to install
Unstable installation may cause vibration and
noise. If the floor to install the refrigerator on
is not even, make the refrigerator level by
rotating the height adjusting screw. Carpet
or floor covering on which a refrigerator is
installed may be discolored by heat from the
bottom of the refrigerator.
Do not allow carpet or flooring to block
airflow under the refrigerator.
and even floor
1. Place your appliance where it is easy to use.
2. Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct
sunlight, or moisture.
3. To ensure proper air circulation around the
refrigerator, please maintain sufficient space on
both the sides as well as top and maintain at least
2 inches (5 cm) from the rear wall.
4. To avoid vibrations, the appliance must be leveled.
5. Don't install the appliance below 5°C (41°F).
It may cause affect the performance.
Select a good
Where water
supply can be
easily connected
in a dry place
More than
2"(5 cm)
to back
Select a place where a water supply can be
easily connected between the automatic ice
maker and dispenser.
Installing the refrigerator in a wet or damp
area may cause rust and may be an electrical
Bottom Pad
Where it is free
from heat
If this refrigerator is installed where the
ambient temperature is high, the freezing
capacity is deteriorated and the cost of
electricity used increases.
Install the refrigerator at a place where the ambient temperature is 5˚C ~ 43˚C
Ambient temperature outside this range may cause product malfunction. Also, the
tube between the dispenser and automatic ice maker may freeze.
Door removal
Electric Shock Hazard
Disconnect electrical supply to refrigerator before installing.
Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury.
If your entrance door is too narrow for the
refrigerator to pass through, remove the
refrigerator door and pass the refrigerator laterally.
Remove lower
cover and
water feed tube
Lower cover
Feed water tube
Remove the lower cover by lifting upward, and then pull up the water feed tube while
pressing the release ring shown in the figure to the right.
If a tube end is deformed or abraded, trim the part away.
Disconnecting the tube under the door causes about 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water to flow
out. Please put up a big container to prevent it.
1) Remove the hinge cover by loosening the
screws. Disconnect all connections except
the ground line.
Remove the
Upper hinge
Earth line
2) Remove the keeper by rotating it counter
clockwise and then lifting the upper
hinge up .
Upper hinge
When removing the upper hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forward .
3) Remove the freezer compartment door by
lifting it upward. This time, the door
should be lifted enough for the water feed
tube to be completely pulled out.
Lower hinge
Remove the
After removing the door, take it into the kitchen where you are installing the
refrigerator. Lay it down on a blanket and be careful to avoid damaging the water
feed tube.
1) Loosen the hinge cover screws and remove
the cover. Remove connection wire, if any,
except for the ground line.
Upper hinge
2) Remove keeper by rotating it clockwise and then remove the upper hinge by lifting
it up .
3) Remove the refrigerator compartment door
by lifting it up.
Lower hinge
Pass the refrigerator laterally through the access
door as shown in the right figure.
Pass the
Mount the freezer and refrigerator
compartment doors
Mount them in the reverse sequence of removal after they pass through the access
Water supply installation
Automatic icemaker operation needs water pressure of 21~121 psi (1.5~8.5
kgf/cm2) (That is, a paper cup (6 oz. or 180 cc) will be fully filled within
3 seconds.)
If water pressure does not reach the rating 21 psi (1.5 kgf/cm ) or below, it is
necessary to purchase a separate pressure pump for normal automatic icemaking
and cool water feed.
Keep the total length of the feed water pipe tube within 26’ (8 m). Be careful for the
tube to avoid being kinked. If the tube is 26’ (8 m) or longer it may cause trouble in
water feed.
Install the water supply line where it will not be affected by heat.
Disposal of the
old appliance
Connect to a potable water supply only.
This appliance contains fluids (refrigerant and lubricant) and is made of parts and
materials which are reusable and/or recyclable.
All the important materials should be sent to the collection center of waste material
and can be reused after rework (recycling). For recycling, please contact the local
recycling authority.
Water connection instruction guide
the refrigerator
to a water source
Read all directions carefully before you begin.
Connect to a potable water supply only.
Tools required
If operating the refrigerator before installing the water connection, turn icemaker
to the OFF position to prevent operation without water.
All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.
Use copper tubing and check for leaks.
Install copper tubing only in areas where temperatures will remain above freezing.
It may take up to 24 hours for your icemaker to begin producing ice.
Standard screwdriver
7/16-inch and 1/2-inch open-end wrenches or two adjustable wrenches
nut driver
drill bit
Hand drill or electric drill (properly grounded)
Cold water supply
Your refrigerator dealer has a kit available with a 1/4-inch saddle-type shut-off valve,
a union, and copper tubing. Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve
complies with your local plumbing codes. Do not use a piercing-type or 3/16-inch
saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs more easily.
The icemaker water valve contains a flow washer which is used as a water
pressure regulator.
The icemaker needs to be connected to a cold water line with water pressure
20 ~ 120 psi (lb/inch2)
the tubing to
water line
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the pressure
on the line. It may help to open an outside faucet to allow the water to drain from
the line in the house.
3. Find a 1/2-inch vertical COLD water pipe near the refrigerator.
Horizontal pipe will work, but the following precaution must be taken: Drill on the top of
the pipe, not the bottom. This will help keep water away from the drill. This also keeps
normal sediment from collecting in the valve.
4. To determine the length of copper tubing you will need, measure from the
connection on the lower left rear of the refrigerator to the water pipe.
Add 7 feet (2.1m) to allow for moving refrigerator for cleaning.
Use 1/4-inch O.D. (outside diameter) copper tubing. Be sure both ends of
copper tubing are cut square.
5. Using a drill, drill a 1/4-inch hole in the cold water pipe you have selected.
6. Fasten shut-off valve to cold water pipe with pipe clamp.
Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the 1/4" drilled hole in the water pipe and the
washer is under the pipe clamp. Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the pipe
clamp screws carefully and evenly so the washer makes a watertight seal.
Do not overtighten or you may crush the copper tubing, especially if soft
(coiled) copper tubing is used. Now you are ready to connect the copper
7. Slip the compression sleeve and the compression nut onto the copper tubing
as shown. Insert the end of the tubing into the outlet end squarely as far as it
will go. Screw compression nut onto the outlet end with a wrench. A flare nut
wrench works best, but an open end wrench will suffice. Do not overtighten.
8. Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink, and turn on the main
water supply. Flush out the tubing until the water is clear. Turn off the shutoff
valve on the water pipe. Coil the copper tubing as shown below.
Cold Water Pipe
Pipe Clamp
Coil of Polyethylene or
Copper Tubing
Packing Nut
Shut Off Valve
Compression Sleeve
Compression Nut
Connect the tubing to
the refrigerator
Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be sure the refrigerator
power cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.
• If your refrigerator does not have a water filter, we recommend installing
one. If your water supply has sand or particles, that could clog the screen of
the refrigerator’s water valve. Install the filter in the water line near the
" "
1. Remove the plastic flexible cap from the water valve.
2. Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end of the tubing as
3. Insert the end of the copper tubing into the connection as far as possible. While
holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.
Turn the water on at
the shutoff valve
Tighten any connections that leak.
Plug In the Refrigerator
Arrange the coil of copper tubing behind the refrigerator so it does not vibrate
against the back of the refrigerator or against the wall. Push the refrigerator
back to the wall.
Start the lcemaker
Set the icemaker switch to the ON position The icemaker will not begin to
operate until it reaches its operating temperature of 15 °F (-9 °C). It will then
begin operation automatically.
Height adjustment
If the freezer
compartment door
is lower than the
compartment door
Make them level by inserting a flat ( - type) driver into the groove of the left height
adjusting screw and rotating it clockwise .
If the freezer
compartment door
is higher than the
compartment door
Make them level by inserting a flat ( - type) driver into the groove of the right height
adjusting screw and rotating it clockwise .
- first method
If the freezer
compartment door
is higher than the
compartment door
Adjust the level when the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer door during the
use of the refrigerator.
Keeper nut
Tool for
- second method
hinge pin
(Applicable to
some mdels only)
1. Using the wide side of the tool for adjustment ➂, turn the keeper nut ➁ (
clockwise to loosen the Keeper nut.
2. Using the narrow side of the tool for adjustment, turn the adjustment hinge pin
) clockwise or (
) counterclockwise to level the refrigerator and
freezer door.
3. After setting the level of the door, turn the keeper nut(
) counterclockwise to
Do not force too hard to level the height. The hinge pin can be pulled out.
(Adjustable range of height is a maximum of 2" (5 cm))
After leveling the
door height
The refrigerator door will close smoothly by raising the front side by adjusting the
height adjusting screw. If the door does not close properly because it is improperly
adjusted, the performance of the refrigerator will be affected.
When your refrigerator is first installed, allow it to stabilize at normal operating
temperatures 2~3 hours prior to filling it with fresh or frozen foods.
If operation is interrupted, wait 5 minutes before restarting.
Adjusting the temperatures and functions
Your model may not include every option.
The control display is operated by touch. Excessive moisture on the display may
cause a malfunction. Please keep display clean and dry.
1. Display Power Saving Mode
This function places the display into power saving mode until the next time the
door is opened.
Press the FREEZER and ICE PLUS buttons simultaneously and hold them for 5
seconds until the Ding sounds. All LEDs will then turn ON, then OFF. When the
power saving mode is activated, the display will remain off until the next time the
door is opened. Then, it will come on whenever a door is opened or a button is
pressed and remain on for 20 seconds after the last door opening or button
selection. To deactivate the power saving mode, press the FREEZER and ICE
PLUS buttons simultaneously and hold them for 5 seconds until the Ding sounds.
2. To change temperature display from Fahrenheit to Celsius press and hold
FREEZER and REFRIGERATOR buttons simultaneously for more than 5 seconds.
Do the same to convert back to Celsius.
You can adjust temperature of freezer compartment and refrigerator
How to adjust the
temperature in
the freezer
Freezer Compartment temperature adjustment
How to adjust the
temperature in
the refrigerator
Refrigerator Compartment temperature adjustment
To adjust the temperature in the refrigerator compartment, press the
REFRIGERATOR button to cycle through the settings of MEDIUM ➔ COLDER ➔
The actual inner temperature varies depending on the food status, as the
indicated setting temperature is the target temperature, not actual the
temperature within refrigerator.
Please adjust temperature as above after using the refrigerator for a minimum of
2~3 days.
How to use
Select among crushed ice, water, and cubed ice and press the push switch with a
glass or other container.
Crushed Ice
Light the crushed ice
lamp by pressing the
selection button.
• Crushed ice will be
dispensed by pressing the
push switch with a glass.
Light the water lamp by
pressing the selection
• Water will be dispensed
by pressing the push
switch with a glass.
Cubed Ice
Light the cubed ice
lamp by pressing the
selection button.
• Cubed ice will be
dispensed by pressing the
push switch with a glass.
Reference : Hold your cup in place for a couple of seconds after dispensing ice or water so
the last few drops go in to your cup instead of on the floor.
Water Amount
Indicator Light
Feeler Arm
Water Amount
Selection Button
The automatic icemaker can automatically make 6 cubes at a time, 70~120 pieces
per day. This quantity may vary by circumstance, including ambient temperature,
door opening, freezer load. etc.
Icemaking stops when the ice storage bin is full.
If you don't want to use the automatic icemaker, turn the icemaker switch to OFF.
If you want to use the automatic icemaker again, change the switch to ON.
The water amount will vary depending on the water amount selection button
setting as well as the water pressure of the connected water line.
It is normal that a noise is produced when ice drops into the ice storage bin.
Ice is lumped together
If the ice lumps together, take it out, break it apart, and put it back into the storage bin.
When the icemaker produces too small or lumped together ice, the amount of
water supplied to the ice maker needs to adjusted. Contact the service center.
❈ If ice is not used frequently, it may lump together.
When ice
dispensing does
not operate
Power failure
Water may drop from the refrigerator. Take the ice storage bin out and discard
all the ice, then dry it and place it back. After the power is restored, the refrigerator
defaults to crushed ice.
The unit is newly installed
It takes about 12 hours for a newly installed refrigerator to make ice.
Throw away the first few batches of ice. The first ice and water may include
particles or odor from the water supply line or the water tank.
This is also necessary if the refrigerator has not been used for a long time.
Never store beverage cans or other foods in ice storage bin for the purpose of rapid
cooling. It may damage the automatic ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally to cause the ice to settle.
Ice may pile up just around the icemaker causing the icemaker to think that the ice
storage bin is full.
If discolored ice is dispensed, contact an Authorized Service Center immediately.
Do not use the ice or water until the problem is corrected.
Do not place your hands into the water and ice dispenser
opening. Doing so can result in amputation or cuts.
Please select this function for prompt freezer.
Ice plus/Jet freezer
OFF is repeated whenever pressing
The arrow mark graphic remains at the
ON status after flickering 4 times when
selecting Special Refrigeration On.
The special freezer function automatically
turns off after a fixed time passes.
This button stops operation of different button and dispenser function.
Locking or Release is repeated whenever
is pressed more than 3 seconds.
If you use the ALARM/LOCK button,
none of the other buttons will work
until you unlock them.
Door alarm
Door open warning
A warning tone will sound 3 times at thirty-second
intervals if the refrigerator or freezer door is left open
for more than sixty seconds.
Please contact the local service center if warning
continue to sound even after closing the door.
Filter condition
(filter replacement
cycle) display
There is a replacement indicator light for the
water filter cartridge on the dispenser.
The water filter should be replaced every six
The filter light comes on to let you know
when to replace filter.
After replacing the filter, press and hold the
filter button more than 3 seconds to reset the indicator.
This button turn the dispenser light in the dispenser on an off.
Dispenser light
The dispenser light function is
turned ON or OFF by pressing
Light/Filter button.
If the dispenser light stays on
for more than 7 minutes, it will
turn off automatically.
Some models have an auto
mode that uses a light sensor to
turn the dispenser light on and
Auto light is not applicable to all models.
Other functions
Ambient Temperature Display Window.
Temperature is displayed only between 16°F ~ 120°F (-9°C ~ 49°C).
Temperature below 15°F (-9°C) is indicated by LO and
temperature above 121°F (49°C) is indicated by HI.
Diagnostic (failure detection) function
The diagnostic function automatically detects failure when failure is found in product
during the use of refrigerator.
If your refrigerator fails, do not turn off the power. Call 1-800-243-0000 24/7 and select
the option to locate an Authorized Servicer or call our support line for assistance.
Turning off the appliance will make it more difficult for the service technician to
determine the problem.
Water is cooled while stored in the water tank in freezer door, and then sent to the
Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent to the dispenser.
How ice/cold
water is supplied
Throw away the ice (about 20 pieces) and water (about 7 glasses) first made after
refrigerator installation.
This is also necessary when the refrigerator has not been used for a long time.
Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may play with or damage the controls.
Be careful that food does not block the ice passage.
If foods are placed at the entrance of ice passage, the
dispenser may malfunction. The passage may also
become blocked with frost if only crushed ice is used.
Remove the frost that accumulates.
Storing cans or other items in the ice bin may damage
the icemaker or the container may burst.
Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to collect ice.
Such glasses or containers may be broken, and glass fragments could be in the ice.
Put ice first into a glass before filling water or other beverages.
Water may be splashed if ice is added to existing liquid in a glass.
Keep your hands out of the ice door and passage.
You might break something or injure yourself.
Never remove the ice maker cover.
Shake the ice bin occasionally to level the ice in it.
Sometimes the ice piles up near the icemaker, causing the icemaker to misinterpret the
bin level and stop producing ice.
If you find ice or water dispensed unexpectedly, contact an Authorized Service
Center. (Call 1-800-243-0000 24/7 and select the option to locate an authorized
Never use too narrow or deep glass.
Ice may be jammed in the ice passage and, thus, the refrigerator may fail.
Keep the glass at a proper distance from ice outlet.
A glass too close to the outlet may prevent ice from coming out.
Folding Shelf
You can store taller items such as a gallon container or bottles by simply pushing in
front half of shelf underneath back half of shelf. Pull toward you to return to a full shelf.
Bottle holder (Applicable to some models only)
Wine holder
(Type 1)
Bottles can be stored laterally with
this holder.
This can be attached to any shelf.
In case of inserting the bottle holder :
Pull the bottle holder downward as in
after inserting it into the side anchoring
part of the shelf as in by catching it
upward as in .
In case of separating the bottle holder :
Pull the bottle holder inward as in ➃ after
holding it upward as in ➂ by catching it.
(Type 2)
Bottles can be stored laterally with this
Egg box
You can move the egg box to wherever you want.
Never use the egg box as an ice storage bin. It can be broken.
Never store the egg box in the freezer compartment or fresh compartment.
Humidity control in the vegetable compartment
The humidity can be controlled by adjusting the humidity control switch to the
left/right when storing vegetables or fruits.
High humidity
Low humidity
Deodorizer (Applicable to some models only)
This system efficiently absorbs strong
odors by using the optical catalyst. This
system does hot have any affect on
stored food.
How to use the
Since it is installed already installed onto the cool air intake duct from the from
the refrigerator compartment, you need no separate installation.
Use closed containers to store food with pungent odors.
Otherwise, this odor will be absorbed by other food in the compartment.
OptichillTM Temperature Transition Corner
By pressing the button, store vegetables,
fruits or other types of food such as meat to
be defrosted, raw fish, etc.
Temperature Change at OptichillTM
Method to Use
You can select optimum
temperature range depending on
types of foods stored.
- 3 steps of temperature selection
are available, including 27°F, 30°F,
39°F. Vegetables, fruits, cold
storage items requiring humidity
maintenance, meats, and fishes
can be stored under optimal conditions by selectiong the correct storage temperature for
the foods being stored.
27°F Partial
30°F Chilled
39°F Vegetables
When using the OptichillTM as storage room of meats, if stored there vegetables or fruits
may be frozen
When using the Optichill
as storage room of meats, keeping meats or fishes may be
spoiled and thus meats or fishes must be kept in the freezer.
If you open the refrigerator door, an indicator lamp shows the status of the Optichill .
The lamp goes off when the door is closed.
Press the left SELECT button to cycle through FRUITS VEGETABLES(39°F)
When removing
When installing
First, remove the vegetable bin.
After lifting the OptichillTM case slightly , reach inside
and pull it outward .
Fit the OptichillTM case on to the ledge and gently
slide it in .
When forced, the connecting parts can be damaged.
Suggestion on Food Storage
Location of foods
(Refer to identification of parts)
Bottle holder
Store bottles.
Snack drawer
Store small foods such as bread, snacks, etc..
Store various frozen foods such as meat, fish,
ice cream, frozen snacks, etc..
door rack
Store small packed frozen food.
Temperature is likely to increase as door
opens. So, do not store long-term food such
ice cream, etc..
Store meat, fish, chicken, etc. after
wrapping them with thin foil.
Store dry.
Store milk products such as butter, cheese,
Milk product
Egg box
Place this egg box in the proper location.
Store foods of frequent use such as beverage,
Store side dishes or other foods at a proper
door rack
Store small packed food or beverages such
as milk, juice, beer, etc.
Vegetable drawer
Store vegetables or fruits.
/meat drawer
conversion corner
Store vegetable, fruits, meat to thaw, raw
fish, etc. setting the conversion switch as
Be sure to check the conversion switch
setting before storing foods.
Suggestion on Food Storage
Storing foods
Store fresh food in the refrigerator compartment. How food is frozen and thawed is an
important factor in maintaining its freshness and flavor.
Do not store food which spoils easily at low temperatures, such as bananas and
Allow hot food to cool prior to storing. Place hot food in the refrigerator could spoil
other food and lead to higher energy consumption.
When storing the food, cover it with vinyl wrap or store in a container with a lid. This
prevents moisture from evaporating, and helps food to keep its taste and nutrients.
Do not block air vents with food. Smooth circulation of chilled air keeps refrigerator
temperatures even.
Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the refrigerator,
and cause temperatures to rise.
Never keep too much food in door rack because they may push against by inner racks
so that the door cannot be fully closed.
Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment. They may break when frozen.
Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This causes loss of taste and nutrient.
When storing frozen food like ice cream for a long period, place it on the freezer
shelf, not in the door rack.
Do not touch the cold foods or containers- especially made of metallic -, with wet
hands and place glass products in the freezer compartment.
- Damp skin may freeze upon contact with frozen surfaces, causing frostbite or other
Avoid placing moist food in top refrigerator shelves, it could freeze from direct
contact with chilled air.
Always clean food prior to refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and
wiped, and packed food should be wiped, to prevent adjacent food from spoiling.
When storing eggs in their storage rack or box, ensure that they are fresh, and always
store them in an upright position, which keeps them fresh longer.
If you keep the refrigerator in a hot and humid place, frequent openning of the door
or storing a lot of vegetables in it may cause dew to form which has no effect on its
performance. Remove the dew with dust cloth free from care.
Care and Maintenance
How to remove and replace parts
Dismantling is done in the reverse sequence of assembly.
Be sure to unplug the power plug before dismantling and assembly.
Never apply severe force to dismantle parts. Parts may be damaged.
Separate the lamp by pulling it out ➂ while
slightly striking ➀ and rotating ➁ the lamp cover.
Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 40 W bulb
for refrigerator is used and can be purchased at
a service center.
To remove a shelf, push the shelf to the left ,
lift the left part of the shelf a bit , lift the right
part up ➂ , and take it out.
Door rack and
Lift the door rack holding both sides and
pull it out .
Hold the ice storage bin as shown in the right
figure and pull it out while slightly lifting it .
Do not dismantle the ice storage bin unless
it is necessary.
Use both hands to remove the ice bin to avoid
dropping it.
Ice storage bin
After dispenser
is used
The water collector has no self-drainage
function, so it should be cleaned regularly.
Remove the cover by pulling the front of the
water collector cover and dry it with a cloth.
Care and Maintenance
Lamp in
Insert the tool into the marked area () and push
the tool to disconnect.
Use the tool with the flat tip such as a flat (-) screw
Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 40 W bulb
for refrigerator is used and can be purchased at a
service center.
To remove the vegetable compartment
cover, pull out the vegetable compartment
a bit to the front , lift the front part of the
vegetable compartment cover as shown by
, and take it out.
Care and Maintenance
General information
Vacation time
During average length vacations, you will probably find it best to leave the refrigerator
in operation. Place freezable items in freezer for longer life.
When you plan to turn it off, remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean the
interior thoroughly, and leave each door OPEN to prevent odor formation.
Power failure
Most power failures that are corrected in an hour or two will not affect your
refrigerator temperatures.
However, you should minimize the number of door openings while the power is off.
If you move
Remove or securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator.
To avoid damaging the height adjusting screws, turn them all the way into the base.
The outside wall of the refrigerator cabinet may sometimes get warm, especially just
after installation.
Don’t be alarmed. This is due to the anti-condensation pipe, which pumps hot
refrigerant to prevent sweating on the outer cabinet wall.
It is important that your refrigerator be kept clean to prevent undesirable odors. Spilled
food should be wiped up immediately, since it may acidify and stain plastic surfaces if
allowed to settle.
Use a lukewarm solution of mild soap or detergent to clean the durable finish of your
Wipe with a clean damp cloth and then dry.
Regular cleaning is recommended. Wash all compartments a baking soda solution or a
mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry.
After cleaning
Please verify that the power cord is not damaged, power plug is not overheated, or
power plug is well inserted into the power consent.
Always remove power cord from the wall outlet prior to cleaning in the vicinity of
electrical parts (lamps, switches, controls, etc.).
Wipe up excess moisture with a sponge or cloth to prevent water or liquid from
getting into any electrical part and causing an electric shock.
Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse abrasive cleaners, strong alkaline
solutions, flammable or toxic cleaning liquids on any surface.
Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet or damp hands, because damp object will stick
or adhere to extremely cold surfaces.
Care and Maintenance
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense.
This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective
workmanship or materials in this appliance.
Possible cause
Runing of
does not run.
runs too much
or too long
Refrigerator control is off.
Set refrigerator control. See setting the
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
This is normal for a fully automatic
defrosting refrigerator. The defrost
cycle occurs periodically.
Plug at wall outlet is disconnected.
Make sure plug is tightly pushed into
Power outage. Check house lights.
Call local electric company.
Refrigerator is larger than the previous
one you owned.
This is normal. Larger, more efficient
units run longer in these conditions.
Room or outside weather is hot.
It is normal for the refrigerator to work
longer under these conditions.
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
Large amounts of warm or hot food
may have been stored recently.
It takes some hours for the refrigerator
to cool down completely.
Doors are opened too frequently or too
Warm food will cause the refrigerator to
run longer until the desired temperature
is reached.
Warm air entering the refrigerator
causes it to run longer. Open the door
less often.
Refrigerator or freezer door may be
slightly open.
Make sure the refrigerator is level.
Keep food and containers from
blocking door. See problem section.
Refrigerator control is set too cold.
Set the refrigerator control to a
warmer setting until the refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
Refrigerator or freezer gasket is dirty,
worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the
door seal will cause refrigerator to run
longer in order to maintain desired
Thermostat is keeping the refrigerator
at a constant temperature.
This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and
off to keep the temperature constant.
Care and Maintenance
Possible cause
does not run.
Thermostat is keeping the refrigerator
at a constant temperature.
This is normal. The refrigerator goes on
and off to keep the temperature constant.
Freezer control is set too cold
Set the freezer control to a warmer
setting until the freezer temperature is
Refrigerator control is set too cold.
Set the refrigerator control to a
warmer setting
Refrigerator control is set too cold.
See above solution.
Meat should be stored at a temperature
just below the freezing point of water (32˚F,
0˚C) for maximum fresh storage time.
It is normal for ice crystals to form due
to the moisture content of meat.
Freezer control is set too warm.
Set the freezer or refrigerator control to
a colder setting until the freezer or
refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.
Refrigerator control is set too warm.
Refrigerator control has some effect on
freezer temperature.
Set the freezer or refrigerator control to a
colder setting until the freezer or
refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.
Doors are opened too frequently or too
Warm air enters the refrigerator/ freezer
whenever the door is opened.
Open the door less often.
Door is slightly open.
Close the door completely.
Large amounts of warm or hot food
may have been stored recently.
Wait until the refrigerator or freezer
has a chance to reach its selected
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
A refrigerator requires some hours to
cool down completely.
Refrigerator control is set too warm.
Set the refrigerator control to a colder
Temperatures are
too cold
Temperature in the
freezer is too cold
but the refrigerator
temperature is
Temperature in the
refrigerator is too
cold and the freezer
is satisfactory.
Food stored in
drawers freezes.
Meat stored in
fresh meat
drawer freezes.
are too warm
Temperatures in
the refrigerator
or freezer are
too warm.
Temperature in the
is too warm but
the freezer
temperature is
Care and Maintenance
Possible cause
Sound and noise
Louder sound
levels when
refrigerator is on.
Today’s refrigerators have increased
storage capacity and maintain more
even temperatures.
It is normal for sound levels to be higher.
Louder sound
levels when
comes on.
Refrigerator operates at higher pressures
during the start of the ON cycle.
This is normal. The sound will level off as
the refrigerator continues to run.
Vibrating or
rattling noise.
Floor is uneven or weak.
Refrigerator rocks on the floor when it is
moved slightly.
Be sure floor is level and solid and can
adequately support refrigerator.
Items placed on the top of the refrigerator
are vibrating.
Remove items.
Dishes are vibrating on the shelves in
the refrigerator.
It is normal for dishes to vibrate slightly.
Move dishes slightly.
Make sure refrigerator is level and firmly
set on floor.
Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets.
Move refrigerator so that it does not
touch the wall or refrigerator.
The weather is hot and humid which
increases the rate of frost buildup
and internal sweating.
This is normal.
Door is slightly open.
See problem section opening/closing of
Door is opened too often or too long.
Open the door less often.
Weather is humid.
This is normal in humid weather.
When humidity is lower, the moisture
should disappear.
Door is slightly open, causing cold air
from the inside the refrigerator to meet
warm air from the outside.
This time, close the door completely.
/Ice inside
Moisture collects
on the inside walls
of the refrigerator.
/Ice outside
Moisture forms
on the outside of
the refrigerator
or between doors.
Care and Maintenance
Possible cause
Odors in refrigerator
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Clean interior with sponge,warm water
and baking soda.
Food with strong odor is in the refrigerator.
Cover food completely.
Some containers and wrapping materials
produce odors.
Use a different container or brand of
wrapping materials.
Door(s) will not
Food package is keeping door open.
Move packages that keep door from
Door(s) will not
Door was closed too hard, causing other
door to open slightly.
Close both doors gently.
Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the
floor when it is moved slightly.
Adjust the height adjusting screw.
Floor is uneven or weak.
Refrigerator rocks on the floor when it
is moved slightly.
Be sure floor is level and can adequately
support refrigerator.
Contact carpenter to correct sagging or
sloping floor.
Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets.
Move refrigerator..
Food is touching shelf on top of the
Keep less food in drawer.
Track that drawer slides on is dirty.
Clean drawer and track.
Ice storage bin is empty.
When the first supply of ice is dropped
into the bin, the dispenser should operate.
Freezer temperature is set too warm.
Turn the freezer control to a higher
setting so that ice cubes will be made.
When the first supply of ice is made,
the dispenser should operate.
Household water line valve is not open.
Open household water line valve and
allow sufficient time for ice to be made.
When ice is made, dispenser should
Refrigerator or freezer door is not closed.
Be sure both doors are closed.
Opening/Closing of
Drawers are
difficult to move.
Dispenser will not
dispense ice
Care and Maintenance
Possible cause
Dispenser will
not dispense
Ice has melted and frozen around auger
due to infrequent use, temperature
fluctuations and/or power outrages.
Remove ice storage bin, and thaw and
the contents. Clean bin, wipe dry and
replace in proper position.
When new ice is made, dispenser should
Ice dispenser
is jammed.
Ice cubes are jammed between the ice
maker arm and back of the bin.
Remove the ice cubes that are jamming
the dispenser.
Ice cubes are frozen together.
Use the dispenser often so that cubes do
not freeze together.
Ice cubes that have been purchased or
made in some other way have been
used in the dispenser.
Only the ice cubes made by the ice maker
should be used with the dispenser.
Household water line valve is not open.
See problem “Icemaker is not making
any ice.”
Open household water line valve.
Refrigerator or freezer door is not closed.
Be sure both doors are closed.
Water has been in the tank for too long.
Draw and discard 7 glasses of water
to freshen the supply. Draw and discard
an additional 7 glasses to completely rinse
out tank.
Unit not properly connected to cold
water line.
Connect unit to cold water line which
supplies water to kitchen faucet.
Dispenser will
not dispense
Water has an
odd taste
and/or odor.
Sound of ice
This sound is normally made when ice is dropped into ice storage bin. Volume may
vary according to refrigerator’s location.
Sound of water
This sound is normally made when ice maker is supplied with water after dropping
the ice.
Please thoroughly read ‘Automatic icemaker and dispenser’ in this manual.
To Prove Warranty Coverage
Retain your Sales Receipt to prove date of purchase.
A copy of your Sales Receipt must be submitted at the time warranty service is provided.
To Obtain Product, Customer or Service Assistance
Call Toll-free for Customer Service
Tel : 1-888-542-2623
To Obtain Nearest Authorized Service Center
Call 1-888-542-2623, push option #1, 24 hours a day, 7days per week.
Please have your product type (Monitor, TV, VCR, MWO, Refrigerator) and ZIP code ready.
LG Twin Tower, 20, Yoido-Dong,
Youngdungpo-Gu, Seoul, 150-721, Korea.
P/NO : MFL31095420
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