REFRIGERATOR OWNER'S MANUAL PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THORCUCGHL BEFORE OPERATING AND KEEP IT HAND? FOR REFERENCE AT ALL TIMES. INSTALLATION: aca; ETA: FEATURE CHART . OPERATION Starting Temperature Control ice Making Defrosting SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE CLEANING -.................... GENERAL INFORMATION -............... IMPORTANT WARNINGS ............. BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE Aw P'No, 3828JD8497K 03.04 23 THIS REFRIGERATOR 1S MANUFACTURED WITH GREAT CARE, AND INCORPORATES THE LATEST IN TECHNOLOGY. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL BE FULLY SATISFIED WITH ITS PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY. BEFORE USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR, PLEASE READ THIS BOOKLET CAREFULLY. IT PROVIDES EXACT INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE, AND ALSO SUPPLIES SOME USEFUL HINTS. C INSTALLATION SELECT A GOOD LOCATION NEXT 1. Place your refrigerator where it is easy to use. 1. Wipe off all dust accumulated dunng shipping 2. Avoid placing the refrigerator near heat sources, and clean your refrigerator fhorough; direct sunhght, or moisture. 2. Install accessories such as ice ray. shell oi in their proper places. They are packed lagelhe! 3. Air must circulate properly around your E у у to prevent possible damage cunng shipping refrigerator 10 ensure efficient operation, If your refrigerator is placed in a recessed area 3. Connect the power supply cord (or siva) to Ihe in the wall. allow at leas! a 10 inch (25 cm) or outiet. Don't double up with other appl. ances greater clearance above the refrigerator and 2 on the same outlet. inches (5 cm) or more from the wall 4, Prior to use, let the refrigerator rur for 2-3 The refrigerator should be elevated 1 inch hours. (2.5 cm) from the floor, especially if it is Check the flow of cold air on the evaporator io carpeted. ensure proper cooling has taken place 4. То avoid vibrations, the refrigerator must be Your refrigerator is now ready for use level. ~ If necessary, adjust the leveling screw(s) to .ompensate for unevenness of the floor. To make closing the door easily, the front should be slightly higher than the rear The leveling screw(s) can be tumed easily by tipping the cabinet slightly. Turn the leveling screw(s) clockwise 10 raise the refrigerator, counterclockwise to lower it. FEATURES CHART Evaporator Drip Tray Collects water during defrosting Thermostat Dial Ice Tray For controlling ins temperature in the refrigerator Refrigerator Door Rack Shelves Magnetic Door Seal Crisper & Glass lid or P.V.C Bar (Optional) For fruits and vegetables. Leveling Screw OPERATIONS STARTING When your refrigerator is first installed, allow it 2-3 hours to stabilize at normal operating temperature before filling it with fresh food. If operation is interrupted, wait 5 minutes before restarting. TEMPERATURE CONTROL a. roy Your refrigerator has a control that let you regulate 4 the temperature in the refrigerator 3 5 Initially, set the control al 4. For colder temperature, adjust the control to a higher number, and for warmer temperature. adjust the 2 5 control to a lower number Г “0 7 ICE MAKING e To make ice cubes, fill the ice tray with water and place it on the evaporator, e To remove ice cubes, hold the tray at its ends and twist gently. A To remove ice cubes easily, run water on Ihe tray before twisting. OPERATION DEFROSTING ) e It is necessary to regularly defrost your refrigerator in order lo ensure efficient operation / The frost on the surface of the evaporator should not exceed a quarter of an inch (6mm) before defrosting. | e To defrost, turn the control to O. e Before you start the defrosting operation, remove food from the evaporator and putin the drp tray © until it stops. e When defrosting is completed, remove the drip tray, empty water. dry and put it back fully univ it stops Turn the control dial to a desired position. CAUTION: Never use any sharp or metallic instruments to remove ice, frost, or ice trays from the evaporator. SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE STORING FOOD e Store fresh food in the refrigerator. How food is frozen and thawed is ar important factor r mantarnna its freshness and flavor, e Do not store food which goes bad easily at low temperatures such as bananas, pineapples, arc melens e Allow hot food to cool prior to storing. Placing hot food in the refrigerator could spoil other (cod and ead to higher electric bills! e When storing, cover food with vinyl wrap or store in a container with a lid. This prevents moisture or evaporating and helps food to keep its taste and nutnents e Do noi open he door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the refngerator, causing temperatures to rise. e Do not store bottles on the evaporator - they may break when frozen. e Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This causes loss of taste and nutrition e Always clean food prior ta refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and wiped and paced food should be wiped clean to prevent adjacent food from spoiling | CLEANING It is important that your refrigerator be kept clean to prevent undesirable odors. Spilled food should be wiped up immediately, since it may acidity and stain plastic surfaces if allowed to settle. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse abrasive cleaners, or strong alkaline solutions on any surface. Before you clean, however, remember that damp hjects will stick or adhere to extremely cold races. Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet or damp hands. EXTERIOR - Use a lukewarm solution of mild soap or detergent to clean the durable finish of your refrigerator. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth and than dry. INTERIOR - Regular cleaning of the interior and interior parts is recommended. Disconnec! ‘hé power supply. and remove food and shelves. rays etc. Wash all compartments and shelves, trays erc with a baking soda solution, Rinse and dry. THE WARNING Always remove the power cord from the wall outlet prior to cleaning in the vicinity of electrical parts. Wipe up excess moisture with a sponge or cloth to prevent water or liquid fram getting into any electrical part and causing a electric shock. Do not use flammable or toxic cleaning liquids GENERAL INFORMATION VACATION TIME During average length vacations, you will probably find it best lo leave the refrigerator in operation. When you plan to be away for an extended period, remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean the interior thoroughly, and leave the door OPEN to “révent odor formation. - POWER FAILURE Most power failures are corrected within an hour or two and will not affect your refrigerator temperatures. However, you should minimize the number of door openings while the power is off. During power failures of longer duration, place a black of dry ice on top of your frozen packages. IF YOU MOVE Remove or securely fasten down all loose tems inside the refrigerator To avoid damaging the leveling screw(s:. tura them all the way into the base ANTI-CONDENSATION PIPE The outside wall of the refrigerator cabinet nay sometimes get warm, especially just afte installation Don't be alarmed. This is due lo the ant - condensation pipe, which pumps not refrigerant 10 prevent sweating on the outer cabinet wall IMPORTANT WARNINGS The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD If possible, connect the refrigerator to its own individual electrical outlet to prevent it and other appliances or household lights from causing an overload that coukd cause a power outage. POWER CORD REPLACEMENT If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord available from the manufacturer or its service agent. VERY DANGEROUS ATTRACTION An empty refrigerator can be a dangerous attraction to children, Remove the gasket, latch, lid. or the entire door from your unused appliance, or take some other action fo make it harmless. Young children should te supervised to ensure thal they do not play with the appliance. ABOUT GROUNDING (EARTHING) In the event of an electric short circuit, grounding (earthing) reduces the risk of electric sncck by providing an escape wire for Ine electric current In order to prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be grounded. Improper use of the grounding plug can result In an glectric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or service person if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if you have doubls on whether the appliance is properly grounded. This appliance must be grounded (earthed) DON'T WAIT! DO IT NOW! Do not store inflammable materials, explosives, or chemicals in the refrigerator. The appliance Is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance, BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE SERVICE CALLS CAN OFTEN BE AVOIDED! IF YOU FEEL YOUR REFRIGERATOR IS NOT OPERATING PROPERLY. CHECK THESE POSSIBLE CAUSES FIRST : PROBLEM REFRIGERATOR DOES NOT OPERATE => TEMPERATURE TOO WARM ABNORMAL NOISE(S) REFRIGERATOR HAS ODOR DEW FORMS ON THE CABINET SURFACE POSSIBLE CAUSES e Has a house fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? e Has the power cord plug been removed of loosened from the electrical wall outlet? e Temperature control not set on proper position e Appliance is placed close to wall or heai source e Warm weather-frequent door openings. e Door left open for à long time e Large amount of foods are kept in the refrigerator e Refrigerator is installed in a weak or uneven place or leveling screw needs adjusting. ¢ Unnecessary objects placed in the back side of ne refrigerator. e Foods with strong odors should be tightly covered or wrapped. e Interior needs cleaning, e Not unusual during periods of high humidity. e Door may have been left ajar. @ LG Electronics Inc.
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