Owner's Manual REFRIGERATOR PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING AND KEEP IT HANDY FOR REFERENCE AT ALL TIMES. TABLE OF CONTENTS INSTALLATION 2 FEATURE CHART 3 OPERATION 4~5 SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE 6 CLEANING 7 GENERAL INFORMATION 8 IMPORTANT WARNINGS 9 BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE 10 Disposal of your old appliance 1. When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC. 2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from the municipal waste stream via designated collection facilities appointed by the government or the local authorities. 3. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health. 4. For more detailed information about disposal of your old appliance, please contact your city office, waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. THIS REFRIGERATOR IS MANUFACTURED WITH GREAT CARE, AND UTILIZES THE LATEST IN TECHNOLOGY. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL BE FULLY SATISFIED WITH IT'S PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY. BEFORE YOU START YOUR REFRIGERATOR, PLEASE READ THIS BOOKLET CAREFULLY. IT PROVIDES EXACT INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AND ALSO SUPPLIES SOME USEFUL HINTS. 2 INSTALLATION 1. Select a good location. Place your refrigerator where it is easy to use. Turn the leveling screw clockwise to raise the unit, counterclockwise to lower it. 2. Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct sunlight or moisture. 5. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust accumulated during shipping. 3. To ensure proper air circulation around the fridge -freezer, please maintain sufficient space on both the sides as well as top and maintain at least 2 inches (5 cm) from the rear wall. 6. Install accessories such as ice tray, shelf, etc., in their proper places.They are packed together to prevent possible damage during shipment. 4. To avoid vibrations, the unit must be level. If required, adjust the leveling screw to compensate for unevenness of the floor. The front should be slightly higher than the rear to aid in door closing. Leveling screw can be turned easily by tipping the cabinet slightly. 7. Connect the power supply cord (or plug) to the outlet. Don't double up with other appliances on the same outlet. 8. Prior to use, leave your refrigerator on for 2 or 3 hours. Check the flow of cold air on the evaporator to ensure proper cooling. Your refrigerator is now ready for use. 3 FEATURE CHART 1 4 2 5 6 3 7 1. Evaporator 2. Ice Tray 3. Drip Tray & Shelf Catches the water that drips off the evaporator when defrosting, and have full width and can slide out. 4. Thermostat Dial For controlling the temperature in the refrigerator. 5. Magnetic Door Seal 6. Door Rack 7. Leveling Screw 4 OPERATION STARTING TEMPERATURE CONTROL When your refrigerator is first installed, allow it 2-3 hours to stabilize at normal operating temperature prior to filling it with fresh food. Your refrigerator has a control that let you regulate the temperature in the refrigerator. If operation is interrupted, allow a 5 minute delay before restarting. Initially, set the control at mid-position. For colder temperatures, adjust the control to a higher number, and for warmer temperatures, adjust the control to a lower number. 5 4 3 6 2 1 0 7 5 OPERATION ICE MAKING DEFROSTING • To make ice cubes, fill the ice tray with water and place it on the evaporator. • It is necessary to regularly defrost your refrigerator in order to ensure efficient operation. The frost on the surface of the evaporator should not exceed a quarter of an inch(6mm) before defrosting. • To remove ice cubes, hold the tray at its ends and twist gently. • To defrost, turn the control to '0'. TIP To remove ice cubes easily, run water on the tray before twisting. • Before you start the defrosting operation, remove food from the evaporator and place the drip tray in its proper position. • When defrosting is completed, remove the drip tray, empty water, dry and put it back to its normal position. Turn the control dial to a desired position. CAUTION: Never use any sharp or metallic instruments to remove ice, frost or ice tray from the evaporator. SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE 6 STORING FOOD • Store fresh food in the refrigerator. How food is frozen and thawed is an important factor in maintaining its freshness and flavor. • Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the refrigerator, causing temperatures to rise. • Do not store food which goes bad easily at low temperatures, such as bananas, pineapples, and melons. • Do not store bottles on the evaporator - they may break when frozen. • Allow hot food to cool prior to storing. Placing hot food in the refrigerator could spoil other food, and lead to higher electric bills! • Always clean food prior to refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and wiped, and packed food should be wiped clean, to prevent adjacent food from spoiling. • When storing, wrap food in vinyl, or place in a covered container. This prevents moisture from evaporating, and helps food to keep its taste and nutrients. 7 CLEANING 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. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any surface. INTERIOR - Regular cleaning of the interior and interior parts is recommended. Disconnect the power supply, and remove food and shelves, trays etc. Wash all compartment and shelves, trays etc. with a baking soda solution. Rinse and dry. WARNING Before you clean, however, remember that damp objects will stick or adhere to extremely cold surfaces. 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 then dry. Always remove 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 from getting into any electrical part and causing a electric shock. Do not use flammable or toxic cleaning liquids. GENERAL INFORMATION 8 VACATION TIME During average length vacations, you will probably find it best to 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 prevent odor formation. POWER FAILURE Most power failures are corrected in 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 block of dry ice on top of your frozen packages. IF YOU MOVE Remove or securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator. To avoid damaging the leveling screw, turn them all the way into the base. 9 IMPORTANT WARNINGS 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 could cause a power outage. ACCESSIBILITY OF SUPPLY PLUG The refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned that the supply plug is accessible for quick disconnection when accident happens. POWER CORD REPLACEMENT If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord or assembly available from the manufacturer or its service agent. ABOUT GROUNDING(EARTHING) 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. VERY DANGEROUS ATTRACTION An empty refrigerator can be a dangerous attraction to children. Remove either gasket, latche, lid or the entire door from your unused appliance,or take some other action to make it harmless. CAUTION This appliance must be grounded(earthed). DON'T WAIT! DO IT NOW! Never store explosives and chemicals This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE 10 SERVICE CALLS CAN OFTEN BE AVOIDED! IF YOU FEEL YOUR REFRIGERATOR IS NOT OPERATING PROPERLY, CHECK THESE POSSIBLE CAUSES FIRST : PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES REFRIGERATOR DOES NOT OPERATE • Has a house fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? • Has the power cord plug been removed or loosened from the electrical wall outlet? TEMPERATURE TOO WARM • • • • • ABNORMAL NOISE(S) • Refrigerator is installed in a weak or uneven place or leveling screw needs adjusting. • Unnecessary objects placed in the back side of the refrigerator. REFRIGERATOR HAS ODOR • Foods with strong odors should be tightly covered or wrapped. • Interior needs cleaning. DEW FORMS ON THE CABINET SURFACE • Not unusual during periods of high humidity. • Door may have been left ajar. Temperature control not set on proper position. Appliance is placed close to wall or heat source. Warm weather-frequent door openings. Door left open for a long time. Large amount of foods are kept in the refrigerator. Warranty Certificate For offer a 24-month warranty for this apparatus During the 24-month warranty period, we will repair your apparatus at no cost to you or make available spare parts to your dealer free, if this apparatus fails due to manufacturing or material defects. Further claims are excluded. We are not liable for damages due to acts of providence or damages occurring during transport. The buyer assumes shipping and packaging costs. Your warranty conditions on the rear also apply! Type of apparatus : Serial number : Name of buyer : Purchase date : Dealer’s stamp and signature Warranty conditions for refrigerator 1. The warranty period begins on the purchase date and is valid for 24 months. Begin of warranty period is proven if, the buyer submits purchase receipt together with the warranty card, filled in and signed by the seller. The serial number of the product must agree with the number entered onto the warranty card. 2. During the warranty period, we will correct any defects at no cost to you, if it can be proven that these are attributed to manufacturing or material defects. 3. Damages due to incorrect handling, noncompliance with instructions for use and normal wear are not covered by this warranty. Also, the warranty does not cover wear parts or easily broken parts (for example, viewing glass, light bulbs). The buyer is responsible for any damages during transport as well as shipping and packaging costs. 4. We decide whether to make repairs, exchange or replace parts. Exchanged or replaced parts are our property. The original warranty period is not prolonged if a refrigerator is repaired or certain parts are replaced. 5. The warranty is nullified if any person intervenes in the apparatus that are not authorised by LG Electronics, if the apparatus is used for commercial purposes. 6. Always keep the original packaging, so that if the apparatus requires servicing, it can be transported without damaging it. 7. If a repair is covered by this warranty, always contact your dealer or an authorised service centre. 8. Further claims are excluded. If parts of these provisions are invalid, they apply in the sense of the wording. The validity of the other provisions is not effected.
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