LG Electronics LMXC23746S 22.7 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter Depth Use and Care Manual

LG Electronics LMXC23746S 22.7 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter Depth Use and Care Manual
Before use
Clean the refrigerator.
Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust that accumulated during
yy 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,.
yy Do not peel off the model or serial number label or the technical information
on the rear surface of the refrigerator.
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.
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.
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.
Putting food in the refrigerator before it has cooled could cause the
food to spoil, or a bad odor could linger inside the refrigerator.
The refrigerator makes a loud noise after initial operation.
This is normal. The volume will decrease as the temperature lowers.
Open refrigerator doors and freezer drawers 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.
Control Panel
* Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available.
Control Panel Features
Ice Type
Press the Ice Type button to choose either cubed
or crushed ice. The cubed or crushed ice icon will
Refrigerator Temperature
Indicates the set temperature of the refrigerator
compartment in Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
Freezer Temperature
Indicates the set temperature of the freezer
compartment in Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
To change the temperature mode from °F to °C
(or vice versa) press and hold the Refrigerator
and Freezer temperature buttons simultaneously
for approximately five seconds. The temperature
indication on the display window switches
between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
The displayed temperature is the target
temperature, and not the actual temperature
of the refrigerator. The actual refrigerator
temperature depends on the food inside the
Fresh Air Filter
Led Display
(On some
The Fresh Air Filter helps remove odors from the
refrigerator. The Fresh Air Filter has two settings,
Auto and Power(PWR). In Auto mode, the Fresh
Air Filter will cycle on and off in increments of ten
minutes on and one hundred ten minutes off. If
set to the Power(PWR) mode, the Fresh Air Filter
will stay on continuously for four hours, cycling on
and off in increments of ten minutes on and five
minutes off. After four hours, the Fresh Air Filter
will switch back to Auto mode.
ress the Fresh Air Filter button once for
yy P
Power(PWR) mode.
ress the Fresh Air Filter button again to
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switch back to Auto mode.
Control Panel Features (continued)
Change Filter
(On some
When the Change Filter icon turns on, the air
filter needs to be replaced. After replacing the
air filter, press and hold the Fresh Air Filter
button for three seconds to turn the icon light
off. Change the air filter approximately every
6 months.
Ice Plus
This function increases both ice making and
freezing capabilities.
yy 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.
yy You can stop this function manually by
touching the button one more time.
When you press the Light button, the
dispenser light will turn on and the indicator
will appear on the LED display.
Change Water Filter
When the Water Filter indicator turns on,
you need to change the water filter. After
changing the water filter, press and hold the
Change Filter button for three seconds to turn
the indicator light off. Change the water filter
approximately every six months.
Door Alarm
yy 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 Door
Alarm function will deactivate.
yy 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.
yy When you close the door, the door alarm
will stop.
The Lock function disables every other button
on the display.
yy When power is initially connected to the
refrigerator, the Lock function is off.
yy 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
yy To disable the Lock function, press and hold
the Lock button for approximately three
Power Saving Mode
yy When the refrigerator is in the Power Saving
Mode, the display will remain off until a door
is opened or a button is pressed. Once on,
the display will remain on for 20 seconds.
Display Mode (For Store Use Only)
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
and the display will remain on for 20 seconds.
To deactivate / activate:
With either refrigerator door opened, press
and hold the Refrigerator and Ice Plus buttons
at the same time for five seconds. 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.
In-Door Ice Bin
To remove the in-door ice bin, grip the
front handle, slightly lift the lower part,
and slowly pull out the bin as shown.
yy Keep hands and tools out of the ice
compartment door and dispenser chute.
Failure to do so may result in damage or
personal injury.
yy 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.
yy Storing cans or other items in the ice bin will
damage the icemaker.
yy 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.
yy 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
Detaching the In-Door Ice Bin
Assembling the In-Door Ice Bin
Carefully insert the in-door ice bin while
slightly slanting it to avoid contact with the
Avoid touching the ice-detecting sensor
when replacing the ice bin. See the label
on the ice compartment door for details.
Gently pull the handle to open the ice
When handling the ice bin,
keep hands away from the
icemaker tray area to avoid
personal injury.
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Automatic Icemaker
Water fills the ice tray.
* 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
70~182 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending
on freezer compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings and
other operating conditions.
1 hour after
supplying water
yy 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.
yy Ice making stops when the in-door ice bin
is full. When full, the in-door ice bin holds
approximately 6 to 8 (12~16 oz or 340~455 cc)
glasses of ice.
yy The water pressure must be 20~120 psi or
138~827 kPa or 1.4~8.4 kgf/cm² on models
without a water filter and 40~120 psi or
276~827 kPa or 2.8~8.4 kgf/cm² on models
with a water filter to produce the normal
amount and size of ice cubes.
yy 60 minutes after water has been added
to the ice tray, the ice tray will sit slightly
tilted to help the cold air reach the ice.
yy 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.
Personal Injury Hazard
DO NOT place fingers or hands on the
automatic ice making mechanism while the
refrigerator is plugged in.
yy The ice-detecting sensors will sense
when the ice is ready to be dumped
into the ice bin.
Turning the Automatic Icemaker
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).
yy The first ice and water dispensed may
include particles or odor from the water
supply line or the water tank.
yy Throw away the first few batches of ice.
This is also necessary if the refrigerator has
not been used for a long time.
yy 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.
yy 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.
yy Keep children away from the dispenser.
Children may play with or damage the
yy 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.
yy Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to
collect ice. Such containers may chip or
break resulting in glass fragments in the ice.
yy 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.
yy Never use a glass that is exceptionally
narrow or deep. Ice may jam in the ice
passage and refrigerator performance may
be affected.
yy Keep the glass at a proper distance from
the ice outlet. A glass held too close to the
outlet may prevent ice from dispensing.
yy To avoid personal injury, keep hands out of
the ice door and passage.
yy Never remove the dispenser cover.
yy If ice or water dispenses unexpectedly, turn
off the water supply and contact a qualified
service center.
When You Should Turn the
Icemaker Off
yy When the water supply will be shut off
for several hours.
yy When the ice bin is removed for more
than one or two minutes.
yy When the refrigerator will not be used
for several days.
The ice bin should be emptied when the
icemaker on/off switch is turned to the
OFF position.
Normal Sounds You May Hear
yy 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).
Keeping the power switch in the ON
(I) position before the water line is
connected can damage the icemaker.
yy 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.
The ice bin should be emptied anytime
the icemaker on/off switch is turned to
the OFF (O) position.
If the ambient temperature is expected to 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.
Automatic Icemaker
Ice and Water Dispenser
Incorrect Way
Correct Way
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
Keep children away from the dispenser
to prevent children playing with or
damaging the controls.
Water switch
Ice switch
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.
Using the Dispenser
yy To dispense cold water, push on the
water switch with a glass.
yy To dispense ice, push on the ice switch
with a glass.
yy 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.
Locking the Dispenser
Press and hold the Alarm and Lock button
simultainously for 3 seconds to lock the
dispenser and all the control panel functions.
Follow the same instructions to unlock.
Cleaning the Dispenser Stand
Grip the stand with both hands and pull it
Wipe out dirty areas with a clean cloth.
yy The dispenser will not operate when
either of the refrigerator doors are open.
yy If dispensing water or ice into a container
with a small opening, place it as close to
the dispenser as possible.
yy Some dripping may occur after
dispensing. Hold your cup beneath
the dispenser for a few seconds after
dispensing to catch all of the drops.
Storing Food
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.
Vegetable storage
Preserves vegetables
and fruit.
You can store small
items, or put an item to
Largest storage space in
the freezer.
Dairy Product Bin
Adjustable refrigerator shelf
Adjustable shelves to meet
your individual storage
Modular door bin
Store drinks such as
juice and soda, as well as
condiments, salad dressings
and other food items.
CustomChill™ Drawer
Adjust the temperature to
store meat and seafood, cold
drinks, deli snacks, or chilled
yy 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.
yy 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.
yy 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.
yy If the refrigerator door or freezer drawer is opened too often, warm air may penetrate the
refrigerator and raise its temperature. It can also increase the cost to run the appliance.
yy The temperature inside the EasyReach™ is slightly lower than in the shelf or door bin area.
yy 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
yy 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.
Food Preservation Location
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.
How to
Butter or
Keep opened butter in a covered
dish or closed compartment.
When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and
Store in the original wrapping
until you are ready to use it.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Wipe milk cartons. For coldest
milk, place containers on
interior shelf.
Store in original carton on
interior shelf, not on door shelf.
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.
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.
with skins
Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
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.
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap
or aluminum foil, or store in
plastic containers with tight lids.
Storing Frozen Food
Check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook
for further information about preparing food
for freezing or food storage times.
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 2 to 3 lbs. 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.
Allow hot foods to cool at room temperature
for 30 minutes, then package and freeze.
Cooling hot foods before freezing saves
Humidity Controlled Crisper
* Depending on the model, some of the
following functions may not be available.
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.
Packaging recommendations:
yy Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting
yy Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
yy Heavy-duty aluminum foil
yy Plastic-coated paper
The crispers provide fresher tasting fruit
and vegetables by letting you easily control
humidity inside the drawer.
You can control the amount of humidity in
the moisture-sealed crispers by adjusting the
control to any setting between Vegetable and
yy Vegetable keeps moist air in the
crisper for best storage of fresh, leafy
yy Fruit lets moist air out of the crisper for
best storage of fruit.
yy Non-permeable plastic wraps
yy Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use
yy Bread wrappers
yy Non-polyethylene plastic containers
yy Containers without tight lids
yy Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
yy Thin, semi-permeable wrap
The EasyReach™ compartments are slightly
cooler than the shelf or door bin areas, so they
are a convenient place to store dairy snacks or
other small items you want to keep especially
cold. They are also a handy place to defrost
Open and close by pulling the handle.
Storing Frozen Food (continued)
Detaching and Assembling the
Storage Bins
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, pull out the Crisper to full
extension, lift the front up, and pull straight
Door Bins
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning
and adjustment.
To install, slightly tilt up the front, insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into
o remove the bin, simply lift the bin up
and pull straight out.
o replace the bin, slide it in above the
desired support and push down until it
snaps into place.
Some bins may vary in appearance and
will only fit in one location.
yyDo not apply excessive force while
detaching or assembling the storage
yyDo not use the dishwasher to clean
the storage bins and shelves.
yyRegularly detach and wash the
storage bins and shelves; they can
become easily contaminated by the
CustomChill™ Drawer
The CustomChill™ Drawer provides storage
space with a variable temperature control that
can be adjusted to keep the compartment
either colder or warmer than the refrigerator.
Control Panel
Setting the Temperature
Control Lock
Press the Select/Lock button repeatedly to
toggle through the four temperature settings.
Store meat and seafood at 29°F/-1°C, cold
drinks at 33°F/1°C, deli snacks at 37°F/3°C, or
chilled wine at 42°F/5°C.
The control panel can also be locked to prevent
the temperature from accidentally being
changed or tampered with by children. To
lock the panel, press and hold the Select/Lock
button for three seconds until the Lock icon
lights up. To unlock the panel, press and hold
the Select/Lock button until the Lock icon light
turns off.
Adjusting the Refrigerator
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, such as a gallon
container or bottles, 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 items of different
heights 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.
yy Do not clean glass shelves with
warm water while they are cold.
Shelves may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or
yy Glass shelves are heavy. Use special
care when removing them.
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.
Make sure that shelves are level from
one side to the other. Failure to do so
may result in the shelf falling or spilling
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