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Take a look at some helpful tips for setting up and maintaining your ice maker and for operating your ice and water dispenser. Plus, learn how you can make more ice quickly and ensure the best quality water.


Optimum Temperature

We all know water freezes at 32°F, or 0°C. Your ice maker has an optimum temperature that will hit the right balance between making ice quickly and using just the right amount of energy.


-4°F (-20°C) is the minimum recommended temperature setting of the freezer compartment for normal ice production.

If your freezer is set at a higher temperature, it will not produce ice.

The ice capacity of your ice maker varies by model, but a good rule of thumb is 70 to 210 cubes per day.

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Making More Ice

Having an automatic ice maker will make your daily life more convenient. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of it.


Ice-making stops when the bin gets full. If you need more ice, empty the ice bin into the extra container in the freezer and you are good to go.

Sometimes the ice piles up near the top of the ice maker, causing it to sense the bin is full and stop making ice. Shake the bin to level the ice in it.

If you think you'll need a lot of ice, turn on the ICE PLUS feature. This makes the compressor operate nonstop for three hours and increases ice production by 20%.

Regulate the cube size by pressing the WATER AMOUNT SELECTION button. More water means bigger cubes, which need more time to become ice.

Lowering the temperature helps to make ice more quickly, but also try not to open the freezer doors so much.

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To dispense cold water, push on the water switch with a glass.

To dispense ice, push on the ice switch with a glass. (You can choose between cubed and crushed ice on the Control Panel.)

To lock the dispenser, press and hold the ALARM and LOCK buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds. Repeat to unlock the dispenser.

Cleaning the Dispenser Stand

Grip the stand with both hands and pull it out. Wipe dirty areas with a clean cloth.


Be sure to throw away the first few batches of ice (about 24 cubes) if you are using your refrigerator for the first time or if it has not been used for a long time.

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.

The dispenser is designed with a tilted nozzle to accommodate large containers such as vases.


To optimize the quality of your water and ice, you should regularly change your water filter.

Make sure to use LG water filters rather than private label brands—they are the perfect fit for your new LG refrigerator!

Get step-by-step instructions on changing your water filter.

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To keep your ice maker running smoothly, the dispenser, the freezer and the ice maker itself all deserve special care. Here are some dos and dont's that will have you enjoying the convenience of ice and water for years to come.

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