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OWNER'S MANUAL
FRENCH DOOR
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before
operating and keep it handy for reference at all times.
LFCS31626S
www.lg.com
Copyright © 2014 - 2017 LG Electronics Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before operating and keep it handy for reference at all times. LFCS31626S www.lg.com Copyright © 2014 - 2017 LG Electronics Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS PRODUCT FEATURES HOW TO USE Before Use Control Panel IMPORTANT SAFETY - Control Panel Features INSTRUCTIONS Automatic Icemaker - Turning the Automatic Icemaker On or Off - When You Should Turn the Icemaker Off COMPONENTS - Normal Sounds You May Hear Refrigerator Exterior...
  • Page 3: Product Features

    PRODUCT FEATURES PRODUCT FEATURES * Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available. DOOR ALARM The Door Alarm function is designed to prevent refrigerator malfunctioning that could occur if a refrigerator door or freezer drawer remains open. If a refrigerator door or freezer drawer is left open for more than 60 seconds, a warning alarm sounds at 30 second intervals.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE. This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE. To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using your product, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: This product is not to be used for special purposes such as the storage of medicine or test materials or for use on ships, etc.
  • Page 6 If the refrigerator is disconnected from the power supply, you should wait for at least five minutes before plugging it back in. If you notice a chemical or burning plastic smell or see smoke, unplug the refrigerator immediately and contact your LG Electronics Service Center. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 7: Components

    COMPONENTS COMPONENTS Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator. *The appearance and specifications of the actual product may differ depending on the model. Refrigerator Exterior Handle Opens and closes the door. Refrigerator Preserves food.
  • Page 8: Refrigerator Interior

    COMPONENTS Refrigerator Interior LED interior lamps The interior lamps light up the inside of the refrigerator. Water filter Purifies water. Dairy Product Bin NOTE Used to preserve dairy products. The filter should be replaced every 6 months. Please refer to the “Replacing the filter”...
  • Page 9: Installation

    INSTALLATION INSTALLATION Installation Overview Please read the following installation instructions first after purchasing this product or transporting it to another location. 1 Unpacking your 2 Choosing the proper 3 Disassembling/Assembling refrigerator location 4 Connecting the water 5 Leveling and Door supply and water line Alignment NOTE...
  • Page 10: Specifications

    INSTALLATION Specifications The appearance and specifications listed in this manual may vary due to constant product improvements. Bottom-freezer refrigerator model LFCS31626* Description French door refrigerator Electrical requirements 115 VAC @ 60 Hz Min. / Max. Water pressure 20 – 120 psi (138 – 827 kPa) Dimensions 35 3/4"...
  • Page 11: Unpacking Your Refrigerator

    INSTALLATION Unpacking Your Refrigerator Choosing the Proper Location Select a place where a water supply can WARNING be easily connected for the automatic icemaker. Use two or more people to move and install the refrigerator. Failure to do so NOTE can result in back or other injury.
  • Page 12: Ambient Temperature

    INSTALLATION Ambient Temperature Removing/Assembling the Refrigerator Door Handles Install this appliance in an area where the temperature is between 55°F (13°C) and 110°F (43°C). If the temperature around the appliance NOTE is too low or high, cooling ability may be When it is necessary to move the adversely affected.
  • Page 13: Removing/Assembling The Freezer Drawer Handle

    INSTALLATION Removing/Assembling the Removing/Assembling the Freezer Drawer Handle Doors and Drawers Removing the Handles When it is necessary to move the refrigerator through a narrow opening, removing the doors is the recommended procedure. Loosen the set screws located on the lower side of the handle with a in.
  • Page 14: Removing The Left Refrigerator Door

    INSTALLATION Rotate the hinge lever counterclockwise Removing the Left Refrigerator Door . Lift the top hinge free of the hinge lever latch. Remove the screw from the hinge cover at the top of the refrigerator. Lift the hook (not visible), located at the bottom of the front side of the cover with a flat-head screwdriver.
  • Page 15: Removing The Right Refrigerator Door

    INSTALLATION Removing the Right Refrigerator Rotate the hinge lever clockwise. Door Lift the top hinge free of the hinge lever latch. Remove the top hinge cover screw Lift the hook (not visible), located at the bottom of the front side of the cover with a flat-head screwdriver.
  • Page 16: Assembling The Right Refrigerator Door

    INSTALLATION Assembling the Right Refrigerator Door Install the right-side door first. Connect the wire harness Make sure that the plastic sleeve is inserted in the bottom of the door. Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin as shown in the figure. Make sure that the door-switch located inside the cover is tightly connected.
  • Page 17: Assembling The Left Refrigerator Door

    INSTALLATION Connect the wire harness Assembling the Left Refrigerator Door Install the left refrigerator door after the right door is installed. Make sure that the plastic sleeve is inserted in the bottom of the door. Install the refrigerator door onto the middle hinge. Make sure that the door-switch located inside the cover is tightly connected.
  • Page 18: Removing The Freezer Drawers

    INSTALLATION Remove the screws at the ends of both rails. Removing the Freezer Drawers In the following figures, the Pullout Drawer located above the freezer drawer is not shown for clarity. CAUTION Use two or more people to remove and install the freezer drawer.
  • Page 19: Assembling The Freezer Drawers

    INSTALLATION Reinstall the bar in the drawer supports, then Assembling the Freezer Drawers insert and tighten the screw. The top and bottom drawers are all assembled in the same way. Using two hands, pull out both rails simultaneously until they are fully extended.
  • Page 20: Connecting The Water Line

    INSTALLATION Connecting the Water Line Before You Begin CAUTION This water line installation is not covered by the Wear eye protection during installation refrigerator warranty. Follow these instructions to prevent injury. carefully to minimize the risk of expensive water damage. If the water pressure from the reverse osmosis system is less than 20 psi or 138 kPa or 1.4 kgf/ Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in...
  • Page 21: Water Line Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION If your existing copper water line has a Water Line Installation Instructions flared fitting at the end, you will need an adapter (available at plumbing supply WARNING stores) to connect the water line to the When using any electrical device refrigerator OR you can cut off the flared (such as a power drill) during fitting with a tube...
  • Page 22 INSTALLATION FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) pipe with the pipe clamp. for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and connect it to the shutoff valve.
  • Page 23: Turning On The Power

    INSTALLATION Turning On the Power TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF VALVE Tighten any connections that leak. Plug in the refrigerator. CAUTION CAUTION Check to see if leaks occur at the water Connect to a rated power outlet. line connections. Have a certified electrician check the wall outlet and wiring for proper grounding.
  • Page 24: Leveling And Door Alignment

    INSTALLATION Leveling and Door Alignment Leveling Door Alignment After installing, plug the refrigerator’s power Both the left and right refrigerator doors have cord into a 3-prong grounded outlet and push an adjustable nut, located on the bottom hinge, the refrigerator into the final position. to raise and lower them to align properly.
  • Page 25: How To Use

    HOW TO USE HOW TO USE Before use Clean the refrigerator. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust that accumulated during shipping. CAUTION 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,.
  • Page 26: Control Panel

    HOW TO USE Control Panel * Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available. Control Panel Features Refrigerator Temperature Fresh Air Filter Indicates the set temperature of the refrigerator The Fresh Air Filter helps remove odors from the compartment in Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
  • Page 27 HOW TO USE Door Alarm Control Panel Features (continued) When power is connected to the refrigerator, Change Filter the door alarm is initially set to ON. When you press the Door Alarm button, the display will When the Change Filter icon turns on, the air change to OFF and the Door Alarm function will filter needs to be replaced.
  • Page 28: Automatic Icemaker

    HOW TO USE Automatic Icemaker * Depending on the model, some of the following functions may not be available. Ice is made in the automatic icemaker. The icemaker will produce 12 cubes per cycle—approximately 100 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer compartment temperature, room temperature, number of Automatic Power Switch...
  • Page 29: When You Should Turn The Icemaker Off

    HOW TO USE Automatic Icemaker Normal Sounds You May Hear (continued) The icemaker water valve will buzz as the icemaker fills with water. If the power button has been turned on, the CAUTION ice maker will buzz even if it has not yet been hooked up to water.
  • Page 30: Storing Food

    HOW TO USE Storing Food Food Preservation Location 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. Dairy Product Bin Vegetable storage (Crisper) Preserves vegetables and fruit.
  • Page 31: Food Storage Tips

    HOW TO USE Storing Frozen Food Food Storage Tips * The following tips may not be applicable NOTE depending on the model. Check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook for further information about preparing food Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight for freezing or food storage times.
  • Page 32: Glide'n'access

    HOW TO USE Storing Frozen Food (continued) Glide‘N’Access™ Packaging The Glide’N’Access™ slides out for easy loading of large items, like sheet cakes or deli trays, and Successful freezing depends on correct to give you easy access to items stored at the packaging.
  • Page 33: Detaching And Assembling The Storage Bins

    HOW TO USE Detaching and Assembling the To Remove Glide‘N’Access™ Storage Bins To remove the Glide‘N’Access™, pull out the shelf to full extension, lift the front up and pull Glide‘N’Serve and Crisper straight out. To remove the Crisper and the Glide’N’Serve, pull out the Crisper and Glide’N’Serve full extension, lift the front up, and pull straight...
  • Page 34: Adjusting The Refrigerator Shelves

    HOW TO USE Adjusting the Refrigerator Using the Folding Shelf Shelves You can store taller items, such as a gallon container or bottles, by simply pushing the The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable front half of the shelf underneath the back half to meet your individual storage needs.
  • Page 35: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE Cleaning Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically; however, clean both sections about once a month to prevent odors. Wipe up spills immediately. Always unplug the refrigerator before cleaning. General Cleaning Tips Inside Walls (allow freezer to warm up so the cloth will not stick) Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
  • Page 36: Replacing The Fresh Air Filter

    MAINTENANCE Replacing the Fresh Air Filter Replacing the Water Filter It is recommended that you replace the water It is recommended that you replace the air filter: filter: Approximately every six months. Approximately every six months. When the water filter indicator turns on. When the CHANGE FILTER light turns on.
  • Page 37 Pull the water filter Visit your local dealer or distributor downward and pull Web: Find Parts & Accessories from out. Make sure to Support section of lg.com rotate the filter down Call : 1-800-243-0000 (USA) completely before 1-888-542-2623 (Canada) pulling it out of the Part number of the replacement water manifold hole.
  • Page 38: Performance Data Sheet

    MAINTENANCE Performance Data Sheet Model: LG ADQ36006101-S Use Replacement Cartridge: ADQ36006101 The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system as specified in NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and Standard 53.
  • Page 39 Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown Manufactured for LG®Electronics by CUNO quality without adequate disinfection before Incorporated 400 Research Parkway Meriden, or after the system. Systems certified for CT 06450 U.S.A Worldwide: 203-237-5541...
  • Page 40 MAINTENANCE...
  • Page 41: Smart Diagnosis

    1-800-243-0000. Only use the Freezer button for Smart Diagnosis™ feature when instructed three seconds while to do so by the LG call center agent. The continuing to hold your transmission sounds that you will hear are phone to the speaker.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING Review the Troubleshooting section before calling for service; doing so will save you both time and money. Problem Possible Causes Solutions Refrigerator and The refrigerator control is set to Turn the control ON. Refer to the Setting the Freezer section OFF (some models).
  • Page 43 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Refrigerator or Refrigerator was recently It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment Freezer section is installed. to reach the desired temperature. too warm. Air vents are blocked. Rearrange items to allow air to flow throughout the compartment.
  • Page 44 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Interior moisture Doors are opened often or for When the doors are opened often or for long buildup. long periods of time. periods of time, warm, humid air enters the compartment. This raises the temperature and moisture level within the compartment.
  • Page 45 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Frost or ice Condensation from food with a This is normal for food items with a high water crystals on frozen high water content has frozen content. food (inside of inside of the food package. sealed package).
  • Page 46 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Icemaker is not Doors are opened often or for If the doors of the unit are opened often, ambient making enough long periods of time. air will warm the refrigerator which will prevent ice (continued). the unit from maintaining the set temperature.
  • Page 47 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Icemaker is not Refrigerator was recently It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment making ice. installed or icemaker recently to reach the desired temperature and for the connected. icemaker to begin making ice. Icemaker not turned on.
  • Page 48 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Icemaker is Icemaker shutoff (feeler arm) Empty the ice bin. If your icemaker is equipped making too much obstructed. with an ice shutoff arm, maker sure that the arm ice. moves freely. Reinstall the ice bin and wait 24 hours to confirm proper operation.
  • Page 49 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Pulsating or Your refrigerator is designed Normal Operation High-Pitched to run more efficiently to keep Sound your food items at the desired temperature. The high efficiency compressor may cause your new refrigerator to run longer than your old one, but it is still more energy efficient than previous models.
  • Page 50: Limited Warranty

    Should your LG Refrigerator ("Product") fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal and proper use, during the warranty period set forth below, LG Electronics (“LG”) will, at its option, repair or replace the Product. This limited warranty is valid only to the original retail purchaser of the Product and applies only when purchased and used within the United States including U.S.
  • Page 51 If you and LG are unable to resolve the dispute within 30 days, either party may proceed to file a claim for arbitration.
  • Page 52 AAA in the manner described in the AAA Rules. You must also send a copy of your written demand to LG at LG Electronics, USA, Inc. Attn: Legal Department- Arbitration 1000 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
  • Page 53 NOT PERMITTED. PLEASE SEE THE SECTION TITLED “PROCEDURE FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES” BELOW. Should your LG Refrigerator ("Product") fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal and proper use, during the warranty period set forth below, LG Electronics Canada, Inc. (“LGECI”) will, at its option, repair or replace the Product upon receipt of proof of the original retail purchase.
  • Page 54 150 km radius from the nearest authorized service center (ASC), as determined by LG Canada. If your Product is located outside a 150 km radius from a ASC, as determined by LG Canada, it will be your responsibility to bring the Product, at your sole expense, to the ASC for in-warranty repair.
  • Page 55 If you and LG are unable to resolve the dispute within 30 days, either party may proceed to file a claim for arbitration.
  • Page 56 Limited Warranty. Opt Out. You may opt out of this dispute resolution procedure. If you opt out, neither you nor LG can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must send notice to LG no later than 30 calendar days from the date of the first consumer purchaser’s purchase of the product...