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Get the best LG Refrigerator experience

Let's face it. Today's cutting-edge refrigerators can be a little intimidating, especially when it comes to installing them. We want your setup experience to go as smoothly as possible, so let's go over a few basics. From the best location to install your new fridge, to all the functions in your control panel, here you'll find everything you need to know to start off right.

Control Panel Overview
Ensuring an Optimal Setup
Connecting Your LG Refrigerator to the Water Supply

Control Panel Overview

Your new LG refrigerator is a thing of beauty, packed with innovative features and helpful functions. Now that you're ready to start taking full advantage of everything your refrigerator can do, let's get familiar with the control panel.

Control Panel Overview

Choose a section below or simply click
on "next" to begin.

The Control Panel
  • THE LED DISPLAY: Shows the temperature settings, dispenser options, plus status messages for the water filter, door alarm, and lock.
  • ICE TYPE BUTTON: Press the ICE TYPE button to choose between crushed and cubed ice. The icon with your choice will light up. Then, press the PUSH ICE button and ice will come out. Simple as that.
  • FREEZER BUTTON: Allows you to adjust the temperature in the freezer. Press it to cycle through the available settings. When you find the right setting, stop. -4°F is the minimum recommended temperature setting for normal ice production.
  • REFRIGERATOR BUTTON: Adjusts the temperature in the refrigerator. Press it to cycle through the available settings. When you find the right setting, stop. The preferred temperature for many is between 35°F and 38°F.
  • ICE PLUS BUTTON: Pressing once will activate the feature and increase ice-making capabilities by 20%. When ICE PLUS is on, the icon on the display lights up.
  • LIGHT/FILTER BUTTON: The button turns the dispenser light on and off. It also resets the filter indicator. When you replace the filter, all you have to do is press and hold this button for 3 seconds.
  • ALARM/LOCK BUTTON: Pressing and holding this button for 3 seconds will lock the dispenser and all control panel functions. The same goes for unlocking it. The ALARM/LOCK button also controls the door alarm (the one that sounds when a door is left open). Press the button once to activate or deactivate it.
The LED Display
  • DISPENSER SELECTION INDICATOR: Shows your ice selection-cubed or crushed.
  • FREEZER TEMPERATURE: Shows the set temperature of the freezer in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  • REFRIGERATOR TEMPERATURE: Shows the set temperature of the refrigerator in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  • ICE PLUS: Indicates if the function is on or off.
  • DISPENSER LIGHT INDICATOR: Indicates if the dispenser light is on or off.
  • DOOR ALARM INDICATOR: Shows that the door-open warning alarm is activated.
  • WATER FILTER STATUS: Shows the water filter status.
  • LOCK STATUS: Indicates when the control panel functions are locked.

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Adjusting the Temperature
  • ADJUSTING FREEZER TEMPERATURE:
    Press the FREEZER button to cycle through
    the range of available settings.
  • ADJUST REFRIGERATOR TEMPERATURE:
    Press the REFRIGERATOR button to cycle through the
    range of available settings
  • TEMPERATURE DISPLAY:
    To change the temperature display from Fahrenheit to Celsius,
    simultaneously press and hold the FREEZER and REFRIGERATOR
    buttons. To convert back to Fahrenheit, repeat the procedure.
GOOD TO KNOW

The indicated temperature setting is the target temperature and not the actual temperature inside the refrigerator.

Keep your freezer temperature setting at no less
than -4°F (-20°C) for optimal ice-making performance.

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  • Operating the Ice & Water Dispenser
    • TURN IT ON
      Your ice maker has its own
      independent switch. So remember to
      turn that switch to ON.
    • CRUSHED ICE
      Press the ICE TYPE button to light up
      the Crushed Ice Icon. Then, press the
      PUSH ICE button.
    • CUBED ICE
      Press the ICE TYPE button to light up
      the Cubed Ice Icon. Then, press the
      PUSH ICE button.
    • WATER
      Press the push water button. To know if
      the water switch is activated, see if the
      light is on.
    • DISPENSER LIGHT
      Press the LIGHT/FILTER button to turn
      the dispenser on and off.

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    GOOD TO KNOW

    Keep delicate glasses-like crystal or fine china-away from your ice dispenser. The impact of the ice may cause them to break.

    Remember to catch those last few cubes or drops after using the dispenser.

    The dispenser does not operate if any refrigerator door is open.

    Setting the Functions
    • SETTING THE DISPENSER LOCK
      Press and hold the ALARM/LOCK button for 3 seconds to lock the dispenser and all of the other control panel functions. Do the same to unlock.
    • SETTING THE DOOR ALARM
      The ALARM/LOCK button also controls the door alarm that sounds when a door is left open. Press the button once to activate or deactivate it.
    • RESETTING THE FILTER INDICATOR
      Press and hold the LIGHT/FILTER button for 3 seconds to reset the filter indicator after it has been replaced.
    • ACTIVATING ICE PLUS
      Press the ICE PLUS button once to activate or deactivate the ICE PLUS function. If activated, the icon on the display panel will illuminate.
    • DIAGNOSTIC FAILURE DETECTION
      The diagnostic function detects problems with your refrigerator and shows a diagnostic code in the display. If a code appears, take note and contact our customer service team.

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    Ensuring an Optimal Setup

    There are a few details you should always keep in mind when setting up your new refrigerator, like location, floor level and airflow. Next, you will find a few tips to help ensure the perfect setup.

    Optimal Setup Tips

    Choose a section below or simply click
    on "next" to begin.

    Choosing the Proper Location

    When choosing where to install the refrigerator, make sure it will not be exposed to extreme temperatures, heat sources, direct sunlight, or outdoor weather conditions.

    Make sure it's within reach of an outlet and avoid using an extension cord.

    You don't want to compromise your refrigerator's cooling and freezing ability. So keep the temperature surrounding the refrigerator between 55°F (13°C) and 110°F (43°C).

    Choosing the Proper Location

    Choose a place where a water supply can be easily connected for the automatic ice maker.

    An uneven floor causes vibration and noise. Level the refrigerator by rotating the height-adjusting screws.

    Your refrigerator deserves some personal space. Give it at least 24 in. (61 cm)
    in the front, to open the doors, and 1 in. (2.54 cm) in the back, for a irflow

    Do not install the refrigerator in a wet or damp area.

    Installing and Leveling your LG Refrigerator
    STEP 1.

    Your refrigerator is heavy. Do not wiggle or "walk" the refrigerator
    when moving it. Instead, always pull it straight out or try putting the
    refrigerator on strips of carpet-pile-side down-so you can slide the
    refrigerator into place.

    Installing and Leveling your LG Refrigerator
    STEP 2.

    When the refrigerator is where you want it to be, remove the carpet
    and lay a level across the top to make sure it is level.

    Installing and Leveling your LG Refrigerator
    STEP 3.

    If the refrigerator seems unsteady or doors are not closing properly,
    you'll need to fine-tune the height-adjusting screws. To start, open the
    freezer drawer, remove the screws on top of the kick plate and remove
    the kick plate.

    Installing and Leveling your LG Refrigerator
    STEP 4.

    Tilt the refrigerator back and place a wooden block
    under the front edge.

    Installing and Leveling your LG Refrigerator
    STEP 5.

    Level the refrigerator by using an 11/32 in. (8 mm) wrench or a
    flathead screwdriver. Turn the leveling legs counterclockwise to raise
    them or clockwise to lower them.

    Installing and Leveling your LG Refrigerator
    STEP 6.

    Check the level and repeat the process. The door should shut by itself
    when opened at a 45-degree angle.

    Installing and Leveling your LG Refrigerator
    STEP 7.

    Done leveling? It's time to connect the water line and hook up the ice
    maker. When you're done, turn on the refrigerator
    and run it for 4 hours before putting food inside.

    Removing Doors and Handles
    Remove Doors
    STEP 1.

    Disconnect the electrical supply and remove any food and bins from the doors. Let's start with the left refrigerator door. Press the release ring on the fitting and pull the water tube.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 2.

    Open the door and remove the top hinge cover screw. Then, use a flathead screwdriver to pry back the hooks on the underside of the cover.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 3.

    Now remove the cover, pull out the tube and disconnect all the wire harnesses.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 4.

    Remove the grounding screws and rotate the hinge lever
    counterclockwise. Then, lift the top hinge free from the hinge lever latch.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 5.

    Be careful that the door does not fall forward. Lift the middle
    hinge pin and remove the door. Place it on a nonscratching surface with the inside facing up.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 6.

    Now let's move on to the right door. Open the door and remove the top hinge cover screw and lift up the cover.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 7.

    Remove the cover and disconnect all the wire harnesses.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 8.

    Rotate the hinge lever counterclockwise. Then, lift the top hinge free of the hinge lever latch.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 9.

    Be careful that the door does not fall forward. Lift the middle hinge pin and remove the door. Place it on a nonscratching surface with the inside facing up.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 10.

    It's time to put everything back into place. Start by installing the right-side door first. Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin as shown, and make sure the plastic sleeve is inserted in the bottom of the door.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 11.

    Fit the top hinge over the hinge-lever latch and into place. Rotate the lever counterclockwise to secure the hinge.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 12.

    Connect the wire harnesses; hook the tab on the door-switch side of the cover under the edge of the wire opening in the cabinet top.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 13.

    Position the cover into place. Insert and tighten the cover screw.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 14.

    Install the left-side door now. Start by lowering the door onto the middle hinge pin.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 15.

    Fit the top hinge over the hinge lever and into place. Rotate the lever counterclockwise to secure the hinge.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 16.

    Install the grounding screw and connect all the wire harnesses.

    Remove Doors
    STEP 17.

    Hook the tab on the door-switch side of the cover under the edge of the wire opening in the cabinet top. Position the cover into place. Then insert and tighten the cover screw.

    Remove Handles
    STEP 18.

    Before starting, note that you should use special care to prevent scratching the doors, and do not use a hammer at any time. Also, know that when assembling or disassembling you must push or pull with reasonable force.

    Remove Handles
    STEP 19.

    Loosen the set screws on both the upper and lower sides of the handles with a 2.5 mm (3 32-in.) Allen wrench and remove the handle. If the handle mounting fasteners need to be tightened or removed, you can use a 1/4-in. Allen wrench.

    Remove Handles
    STEP 20.

    To reinstall, just place both the upper and lower handles on the door, align handle footprints to fit mounting fastener and then tighten the set screws.

    Connecting Your LG Refrigerator to the Water Supply

    When setting up your refrigerator, connecting the water supply correctly is very important and will prevent future leaks and damages.

    Connecting Your LG Refrigerator
    to the Water Supply

    Choose a section below or simply click
    on "next" to begin.

    01
    INSTALLING A WATER LINE

    So you're ready to install a water line? Let
    us guide you through the process.

    STEP 1.

    First, find the cold water source nearest the refrigerator-it could be under the kitchen sink, below the floor, in the wall or even in the ceiling.

    STEP 2.

    Calculate how many feet of 1/4-in. outside diameter flexible copper tubing you'll need. Figure 6 to 8 ft. of extra-coiled tubing behind the fridge so you can pull it out for cleaning. These supplies should be available at your local hardware store.

    STEP 3.

    Keep the rubber hidden to avoid tube damage. If you need to drill through floors or walls, check for air ducts, electrical wiring, plumbing or other possible hurdles first.

    STEP 4.

    Then decide which one of three water line connection options you will use: a regular tee fitting that is soldered to an existing cold water line; a compression tee fitting that does not require soldering; or a saddle valve that pierces the water line when screwed into place.

    STEP 5.

    Shut off the main valve, open the sink faucet and another
    lower-level faucet to drain the pipe.

    STEP 6.

    Cut out a small section of the cold water pipe and
    solder in a copper tee.

    STEP 7.

    Cut a 3- to 4-in. piece of copper pipe and solder it into the
    tee under the sink, then solder a water supply stop valve
    on the other end.

    STEP 8.

    Once it has cooled, close the new valve and open the
    water to check the fittings for leaks.

    STEP 9.

    Plan a tubing route through all the cabinets and drill
    1/2-in. holes as needed. Avoid sharp turns that can bend
    the tubing.

    STEP 10.

    To straighten coiled tubing (not the entire roll), have
    someone hold the end of the tube flat on the floor,
    then push the roll against the floor while unrolling to
    the length you need to go through the cabinets.

    STEP 11.

    Snake the tubing backward, starting at the fridge so the
    coiled portion remains there.

    STEP 12.

    Attach the 1/4-in. water line to the stop
    valve with a compression joint.

    STEP 13.

    Attach the tubing to the back of the cabinets every 2 to 4 feet using 1/4-in. nylon wire/cable clamps. Once you're outside the last cabinet, don't attach any clamps; just run the tubing to the floor near the water hookup on the fridge. But do clamp the tubing to the fridge.

    STEP 14.

    Flush out the tubing by running a gallon of water through the new line into a bucket before you attach it to the fridge. To see how to connect the tubing to the refrigerator, click "next".

    02
    CONNECTING A WATER LINE

    Get step-by-step instructions on how to connect a
    water line to your refrigerator. Do it right and you
    will certainly make your investment last longer.

    STEP 1.

    Before starting, unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the power and grab your tools: a standard screwdriver, 7/16-in. and 1/2-in. open-end wrenches or two adjustable wrenches, 1/4-in. nut driver, 1/4-in. drill bit and a hand or electric drill .

    STEP 2.

    Turn off the main water supply and open the nearest
    faucet long enough to relieve pressure.

    STEP 3.

    Find a 1/2-in. vertical cold water pipe near the refrigerator.
    If it's a horizontal pipe, make sure you drill on the top of
    the pipe, not on the bottom-keeping normal sediment
    from collecting in the valve.

    STEP 4.

    Calculate how many feet of 1/4-in. outside diameter
    flexible copper tubing you'll need. Figure 6 to 8 ft.
    of extra-coiled tubing behind the fridge so you can
    pull it out for cleaning.

    STEP 5.

    Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with
    the pipe clamp, making sure the outlet end is in the
    1/4-in. drilled hole in the water pipe.

    STEP 6.

    Tighten the packing nut and the pipe clamp screws
    so the washer makes a watertight seal. Be careful
    not to overtighten.

    STEP 7.

    You're ready to connect the copper tubing. Just
    slip the compression sleeve and the compression
    nut onto the copper tubing.

    STEP 8.

    Insert the end of the tubing into the outlet end
    squarely, as far as it will go, and screw the
    compression nut onto the outlet end with a
    wrench. Do not overtighten.

    STEP 9.

    Place the free end of the tubing into a container
    or sink, and turn on the main water supply. Flush
    out until the water is clear, and turn off the shutoff
    valve on the water pipe.

    STEP 10.

    Coil the copper tubing, remove the plastic flexible
    cap from the water valve and place the
    compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end
    of the tubing. IMPORTANT: Before connecting the
    tubing to the refrigerator, be sure the power cord
    is not plugged into the outlet.

    STEP 11.

    Insert the end of the copper tubing into the
    connection as far as possible. While holding the
    tubing, tighten the fitting.

    STEP 12.

    Plug in the refrigerator. Arrange the coil of copper
    tubing so it does not vibrate against the
    refrigerator or against the wall.

    STEP 13.

    Check for leaks, and tighten any leaking
    connection, then purge house line for 2 minutes.

    STEP 14.

    Push the refrigerator back to the wall and set the
    ice maker switch to the ON position. The ice maker
    will begin to operate when the freezer reaches
    15°F (-9°C).