Optimal Setup Tips

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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 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 airflow.

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

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 1.

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 2.

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.