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  • Page 1 OWNER'S MANUAL REFRIGERATOR FREEZER Read this owner’s manual thoroughly before operating the appliance and keep it handy for reference at all times. ENGLISH GK-B405PL MFL67704811 Copyright © 2019 LG Electronics Inc. All Rights Reserved. Rev.01_030519...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Notes for Operation ....................21 Storing Food ......................22 Recycling the Fresh Air Filter of the top compartments ........25 Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves ...............26 CustomChill Drawer .....................27 SMART FUNCTIONS ................28 Using LG SmartThinQ Application ................28 Using Smart Diagnosis™ ..................30 MAINTENANCE ................31 Cleaning .......................31 TROUBLESHOOTING ..............33...
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The following safety guidelines are intended to prevent unforeseen risks or damage from unsafe or incorrect operation of the appliance. The guidelines are separated into ‘WARNING’ and ‘CAUTION’ as described below. This symbol is displayed to indicate matters and operations that can cause risk.
  • Page 4 • Ensure that the socket outlet is properly grounded, and that the earth pin on the power cord is not damaged or removed from the power plug. For more details on grounding, inquire at an LG Electronics customer information centre.
  • Page 5 • Be careful not to let the appliance door fall during assembly or disassembly. • Be careful not to pinch, crush, or damage the power cable during assembly or disassembly of the appliance door. • Do not connect a plug adapter or other accessories to the power plug.
  • Page 6 Risk of Fire and Flammable Materials This symbol alerts you to flammable materials that can ignite and cause a fire if you do not take care. • This appliance contains a small amount of isobutane refrigerant (R600a), but it is also combustible. When transporting and installing the appliance, care should be taken to ensure that no parts of the refrigerating circuit are damaged.
  • Page 7 LPG, combustible spray, insecticide, air freshener, cosmetics, etc.) near the appliance. • Immediately unplug the power plug and contact an LG Electronics customer information centre if you detect a strange sound, odour, or smoke coming from the appliance.
  • Page 8 • Do not clean the appliance with brushes, cloths or sponges with rough surfaces or which are made of metallic material. • Only qualified service personnel from LG Electronics service centre should disassemble, repair, or modify the appliance. Contact an LG Electronics customer information centre if you move and install the appliance in a different location.
  • Page 9 Maintenance • Do not insert the shelves upside down. The shelves may fall. • To remove frost from the appliance, contact an LG Electronics customer information centre. • Dispose of the ice inside the ice bin in the freezer compartment...
  • Page 10: 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 door remains open. If a refrigerator door or freezer door is left open for more than 60 seconds, a warning alarm sounds in 30 second intervals until it is closed.
  • Page 11: Installation

    INSTALLATION Compartments Owner’s Manual Kimchi storage contaner 1 Kimchi storage contaner 2 Kimchi storage contaner 3 (AKC67523415, 11.7L) (AKC67523721, 11.3L) (AKC67523722, 17.1L) • The appearance or components of the appliance may differ from model to model.
  • Page 12: Notes For Movement And Transport

    Notes for Movement and Notes for Installation Transport • Install the appliance on a solid and flat area. − If the appliance is installed on an uneven • Remove all food from inside the appliance. floor, it can cause vibration and noise causing Then, transport the appliance only after fixing the appliance to fall resulting in injury.
  • Page 13: Dimensions And Clearances

    Dimensions and Clearances Ambient Temperature • Too small of a distance from adjacent items • The appliance is designed to operate within a may result in degradation of freezing capability limited range of ambient temperatures, and increased electricity costs. Allow over depending on the climate zone.
  • Page 14: Leveling

    Leveling • Aligning the doors may not be possible if the floor is not level, or is of weak or poor construction. The refrigerator is heavy and should be installed on a rigid and solid surface. Wood flooring may cause leveling difficulties if it flexes excessively.
  • Page 15: Operation

    OPERATION Before use Clean the refrigerator. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust that may have 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 16: Parts And Functions (Applicable To Some Models Only)

    Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator. Page references are included for your convenience. *The appearance and specifications of the actual product may differ depending on the model. Parts and Functions (Applicable to some models only) LED Display Middle Displays the refrigerator and freezer’s target...
  • Page 17 Flap-up Cover Multi Basket Shelf Smart Diagnosis Shelf Basket...
  • Page 18: Control Panel (Applicable To Some Models Only)

    Control Panel (Applicable to some models only) Control Panel Features • This sets Kimchi, Fridge, Fer. Com. and Freezer. Middle • This sets Kimchi, Produce, Meat/Fish, Fer. Com. And Kimchi+. Bottom • This sets Kimchi, Produce, Rice/Grain, Fast Chill And Storage. Power •...
  • Page 19 Notes for Use of the Control Panel Fer. Com(Fermentation) • The control panel will turn on in any of the • This function detects the external temperature following cases. and then ripens Kimchi. − When the power is turned on •...
  • Page 20 NOTE • If you store Kimchi after setting Meat/Fish, the Wi-Fi Kimchi will get frozen. • The Wi-Fi button, when used with the LG Smart ThinQ application, allows the refrigerator Kimchi+ to connect to a home Wi-Fi network. • Implement a temperature at which Leuconostoc •...
  • Page 21: Notes For Operation

    Notes for Operation Suggestion for Energy Saving • Ensure there is sufficient space between stored • Do not use the ice water dispenser tank for foods. This allows cold air to be circulated beverages other than drinking water. evenly and lowers electricity bills. •...
  • Page 22: Storing Food

    Storing Food Maximum Storage • To get better air circulation, insert all Kimchi Storing Foods Effectively Storage Containers. • Store frozen food or refrigerated food inside • If large quantities of food are to be stored, all sealed containers. the Kimchi storage containers and Flip-up covers shall be taken out of the appliance and •...
  • Page 23 Tips for Storing Kimchi A Guide to Kimchi • Do not overfill the kimchi containers. • The first step in fermenting kimchi is salt pickling. Allow space for the kimchi to expand as it ferments or the contents may overflow the The salt reacts with enzymes in the cabbage to container.
  • Page 24 Proper Food Storage Techniques • Choosing the Right Cabbage for Kimchi There are many different kinds of cabbage • Store kimchi in the kimchi container. available. For kimchi, choose a medium sized Fill the container with kimchi only up to the fill cabbage which is rounded rather than long and line and make sure the lid is tightly closed thin.
  • Page 25: Recycling The Fresh Air Filter Of The Top Compartments

    Recycling the Fresh Air Filter • Select the appropriate temperature for the Food being stored. of the top compartments Storing kimchi at the Fermentation setting may cause it to spoil. You can remove the odors absorbed by the Some types of kimchi may freeze if stored at Fresh Air Filter and reuse it.
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Refrigerator Shelves

    Adjusting the Refrigerator • When removing the shelf, remove all content on it, pull the basket all the way out, hold the Shelves front of th e shelf with both hands, lift it up at an angle and pull it out. The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet your individual storage needs.
  • Page 27: Customchill Drawer

    CustomChill Drawer When reinserting the basket, insert the drawer to the refrig erator and lift the left roller of the drawer to align and push it in. If you hear a The CustomChill Drawer provides storage space knocking sound, lift it up slightly and keep with a variable temperature control that can be pushing it in.
  • Page 28: Smart Functions

    Internet service provider or refer to your wireless router manual. Things to check before using LG • LG SmartThinQ is not responsible for any SmartThinQ network connection problems or any faults, malfunctions, or errors caused by network Check the distance between the appliance connection.
  • Page 29 Registering Another User Wi-Fi Function Press and hold the Wi-Fi button for 3 seconds to temporarily turn it off. Run the LG SmartThinQ Communicate with the appliance from a smart application and follow the instructions in the phone using the convenient smart features.
  • Page 30: Using Smart Diagnosis

    Use this function if you need an accurate • Hold the phone to the upper right speaker hole diagnosis by an LG Electronics customer and wait while the data is transmitted. information center when the appliance •...
  • Page 31: Maintenance

    Otherwise, injury may occur due Please, contact the LG Electronics customer to the weight of stored foods. information centre. • If cleaning the outside air vents of the...
  • Page 32 Exterior Inside Walls (allow freezer to warm up so the cloth will not stick) Waxing external painted metal surfaces helps provide rust protection. Do not wax plastic parts. To help remove odors, you can wash the inside Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a year of the refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda using appliance wax (or auto paste wax).
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Review the Troubleshooting section before calling for service; doing so will save you both time and money. Problem Possible Causes Solutions There is no Is there a power interruption? • Check the power of other refrigeration or appliances. freezing. If the power plug unplugged •...
  • Page 34 If the inside lamp does not turn on, please contact the LG Electronics customer information center. The appliance door is Is the appliance leaning • Adjust the front feet to raise the front not closed tightly.
  • Page 35 Problem Possible Causes Solutions It is difficult to open Did you open the door right • If you try to open the appliance door the appliance door. after you closed it? within 1 minute after you closed it, you may have difficulties because of the pressure inside the appliance.
  • Page 36 Problem Possible Causes Solutions The appliance is Is the appliance installed on a • Install the appliance on a solid and noisy and generates weak floor or improperly flat area. abnormal sounds. leveled? Does the rear of the appliance • Adjust the installation position to touch the wall? allow enough clearance around the appliance.
  • Page 37 Problem Possible Causes Solutions Rattling nosies Rattling noises may come • Normal Operation from the flow of refrigerant, the water line on the back of the unit (for plumbed models only), or items stored on top of or around the appliance. Appliance is not resting evenly •...
  • Page 38 LG Wi-Fi network. SmartThinQ. Mobile data for your • Turn off the Mobile data of your smartphone is turned on.
  • Page 39 Memo...