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LG ADFD5448AT Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Page 1 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM OWNER'S MANUAL DISHWASHER Read this owner's manual thoroughly before operating the appliance and keep it handy for reference at all times. ENGLISH MFL71467502 Copyright © 2020 LG Electronics Inc. All Rights Reserved. Rev.00_072720...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Options and Extra Functions Loading the Dishwasher Loading the Silverware Basket Loading the Lower Rack Loading the Upper Rack Adding Cleaning Products 36 SMART FUNCTIONS LG ThinQ Application Smart Diagnosis Function 39 MAINTENANCE Cleaning and Care 42 TROUBLESHOOTING Before Calling for Service...
  • Page 3: Read All Instructions Before Use Page 3 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE Safety Messages Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and follow all safety messages.
  • Page 4 • Do not grasp the power supply line or touch the appliance controls with wet hands. • Do not modify or extend the power cable. • If the product has been submerged, contact an LG Electronics customer information center for instructions before resuming use.
  • Page 5 Page 5 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Fix the drain hose securely in place. • Use only detergents or wetting agents recommended for use in a dishwasher and keep them out of the reach of children. •...
  • Page 6: Caution Statements Page 6 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Tip Over Hazard • Do not use the dishwasher until completely installed. • Do not push down on the open dishwasher door. • Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious injury or cuts. CAUTION STATEMENTS CAUTION •...
  • Page 7: Product Overview

    • Do not remove the safety cover at any time. • To ensure reliability, each LG dishwasher goes through thorough quality control before it leaves the factory. • You may find water droplets or water spots from this process inside your new dishwasher.
  • Page 8 Moisture Barrier Tape (Side Aluminum Tape) Product Specifications The appearance and specifications listed in this manual may vary due to constant product improvements. Model ADFD5448AT Electrical Requirements 120 V, 60 Hz AC only, minimum 15 A circuit breaker Min. / Max. Water Pressure...
  • Page 9: Installation Page 9 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM INSTALLATION INSTALLATION Before Installing Parts not Provided Water Supply Tube Air Gap Baseboard (Wood) Fittings for Tube Hose Clamp Coupler 3/4" Elbow Tools Needed Flat-Blade Screwdriver Safety Glasses 1/4” Square Drive Wrench Phillips Screwdriver Adjustable Wrench (2) Pliers...
  • Page 10: Preparing Cabinet Opening Page 10 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 10 INSTALLATION Product Dimensions • For flush installations only, you may remove the cabinet brace inside the cabinet. Front View 23 1/2” 22 1/2” (598 mm) (572 mm) 32 1/16” (815 mm) Choosing the Proper Location Select a location as close to the sink as 18”...
  • Page 11: Preparing Water And Electrical Connections

    Install the moisture barrier tape to the underside could leak or burst causing flooding and of the countertop to protect the surface from property damage. Contact an LG Customer condensation when the appliance is opened. Information Center for assistance in buying a new hose.
  • Page 12: Preparing Dishwasher Page 12 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 12 INSTALLATION Turn on the water and check for leaks at the CAUTION connections. • Water supply pressure must be between 20 psi • If there is a leak, reconnect the elbow. and 80 psi (140–550 kPa).
  • Page 13: Sliding Dishwasher Into Cabinet Opening Page 13 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM INSTALLATION Removable Shipping Brace The rear shipping brace can be removed if additional clearance is needed when installing the dishwasher under a low countertop. Bend the tabs on the brackets to secure them to the frame using a pair of needle nose pliers.
  • Page 14: Connecting Water Supply Line And Power Page 14 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 14 INSTALLATION water supply. As you slide the dishwasher into CAUTION the opening, slowly pull on the drain hose from inside the cabinet to take up some slack. • Do not push the top of the dishwasher. Doing so Be careful not to kink, pinch, crush or stress can damage the interior of the dishwasher.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Drain Hose Page 15 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM INSTALLATION Tighten the connection using a square drive • Cut the adapter so the end matches the size of wrench to avoid putting stress on the water the drain connection. tap. NOTE •...
  • Page 16 Page 16 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 16 INSTALLATION Remove the knockout plug from the Attach the drain hose to the waste tee with disposal. the hose clamp provided. Move the clamp into position and tighten it with a flat-blade WARNING screwdriver.
  • Page 17: Leveling Dishwasher Page 17 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM INSTALLATION Leveling Dishwasher Make sure that the gap between the tub walls and the door liner is the same on either side. Check that the dishwasher is level and adjust the leveling feet if necessary.
  • Page 18: Securing Dishwasher In Cabinet Opening Page 18 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 18 INSTALLATION Securing Dishwasher to Countertop Adjusting Rear Leveling Foot Use a Phillips screwdriver to adjust the rear Use the bracket screws provided to secure the leveling foot and the rear of the tub using the brackets at the top of the dishwasher to the center screw at the base of the appliance in the underside of the wood countertop.
  • Page 19: Final Installation Check Page 19 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM INSTALLATION • Make sure that all packaging materials have been removed. Power on the dishwasher and run a Turbo Attach a custom toe kick. If needed, use a saw cycle to verify proper operation. to cut a notch in the top of the custom toe kick to provide clearance for the cabinet panel when opening the door.
  • Page 20 Page 20 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 20 INSTALLATION Error Code Possible Cause and Solution Water supply line is kinked under dishwasher. • Feed the drain and water supply hoses through the hole under the sink. Then gradually slide the dishwasher into the cabinet while pulling on the hoses under the sink to take up...
  • Page 21: Operation Page 21 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM OPERATION OPERATION Before Using WARNING • To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance. NOTE • Connect to the hot water supply only. The water supply temperature should be a minimum of 120 °F (49 °C) for better washing performance and shorter cycle time.
  • Page 22 Page 22 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 22 OPERATION End of cycle. Set the water softening level on the appliance. • When the cycle is complete, a chime will sound and the display will show until the door is opened or Power is pressed. To save energy, press and hold High Temp for three seconds to set the display to...
  • Page 23 Page 23 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM OPERATION Water Hardness Table Water Hardness Softening mmol/l mg/l level °d °e °f Range (Ca+Mg) (Ca) <4 <5 <7 <0.7 <29 Soft 4 - 7 5 - 9 7 - 13 0.7 - 1.3 29 - 50 7 - 14...
  • Page 24 Page 24 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 24 OPERATION CAUTION • To avoid product malfunction, do not pour detergent in the dishwasher salt container. • Wipe any salt residue from around the salt container cover. • Close the cover by aligning it horizontally and turning it clockwise.
  • Page 25: Control Panel Page 25 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM OPERATION Control Panel Control Panel Features Power On/Off Button • Press this button to turn the washer on or off. • After the cycle is complete, the power automatically turns off for purposes of safety and economy. •...
  • Page 26: Wash Cycles Page 26 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 26 OPERATION • To activate or deactivate the button sounds, press and hold Extra Dry and Delay Start simultaneously for three seconds. The error alert sound cannot be turned off. Cancel Button •...
  • Page 27: Options And Extra Functions Page 27 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM OPERATION Auto Open Dry (AOD) • This cycle does not have drying. Select the Extra Dry option for better drying. Activate AOD to automatically open the door at the • Press and hold Turbo for three seconds to end of cycles that include drying to enhance the activate.
  • Page 28: Loading The Dishwasher Page 28 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 28 OPERATION Cycle/Option Guide The cycle guide below shows the available options for each cycle. Machine Cycle Auto Heavy Delicate Normal Turbo Express Rinse Clean Soil Level All levels Heavy Light All levels Heavy Light...
  • Page 29: Loading The Silverware Basket Page 29 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM OPERATION Non-Dishwasher Safe Items Loading 12 Place Settings The combination of high water temperature and dishwasher detergents may damage certain items. Do not wash the following items in the dishwasher. • Copper or anodised aluminum •...
  • Page 30 Page 30 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 30 OPERATION Loading 12 Plcae Settings Case 2 Loading Dishes & Pots Lower Rack Loading Tips: • Plates should be positioned upright and facing the center of the rack, and pots, pans and large dishes must be turned upside down.
  • Page 31: Loading The Upper Rack Page 31 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM OPERATION Loading Pots & Bowls Loading 12 Place Settings Upper Rack Loading Tips: • Place cups and glasses in the rows between the rack tines. Placing them over the rack tines can lead to breakage and water spots.
  • Page 32 Page 32 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 32 OPERATION The cup racks can be folded up out of the way for tall glasses. Reverse instructions to replace cup rack. Removing and Replacing Cup Rack Folding Down the Upper Tines The left and right cup racks are interchangeable Fold tines down to fit larger dishes;...
  • Page 33: Adding Cleaning Products Page 33 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM OPERATION There are three available positions for adjusting When the upper rack is in the lower position, the height of the upper rack to create more space. make sure the rack and the spray arm do not hit the items on the lower rack.
  • Page 34 Page 34 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 34 OPERATION Push the button on the dispenser lid to open WARNING the cover. • Dishwasher detergent and rinse aid contain chemical components, like all other household detergent. So, they must be kept out of the reach of children.
  • Page 35 Page 35 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM OPERATION The use of rinse aid is recommended to prevent water spots on dishes and to enhance drying performance. NOTE • Only use liquid rinse aid in the dishwasher. • Do not overfill the rinse aid dispenser. •...
  • Page 36: Smart Functions

    Internet service provider or refer to your • Settings wireless router manual. - Set the Rinse Aid Dispenser Level, Machine • LG ThinQ is not responsible for any network Clean Reminder, Signal Level and Clean connection problems or any faults, malfunctions, Indicator Light.
  • Page 37 Installing the LG ThinQ Application the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Search for the LG ThinQ application from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store on a smartphone. Follow instructions to download and install the application.
  • Page 38: Smart Diagnosis Tm Function Page 38 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 38 SMART FUNCTIONS This equipment should be installed and operated • Launch the LG ThinQ application and select the with a minimum distance of 20 cm (7.8 inches) Smart Diagnosis feature in the menu. Follow between the antenna and your body.
  • Page 39: Maintenance Page 39 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE To maintain performance and prevent trouble, it is important to check the outside and inside of the dishwasher, including filters and spray arms, at regular intervals. WARNING • When cleaning the outside and inside of the dishwasher, do not use benzene or thinner. Otherwise, it may cause fire or explosion.
  • Page 40 Page 40 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 40 MAINTENANCE Replace the plastic cap and air gap cover. Clean the filters with a soft brush under running water. Reassemble the filters before reinstalling them. Cleaning the Filters WARNING • Be cautious of sharp edges when handling the stainless steel filter.
  • Page 41 Page 41 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM MAINTENANCE Cleaning the Spray Arm If any food residue blocks the spray arm holes, remove it with a pin or any sharp tool. If the spray arm holes are blocked by any food residue, dishes may not be cleaned well due to improper water spray.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    LG dishwashers are designed to be used in conjunction with a rinse aid. Using a rinse aid will maximize the amount of water that has already been sheeted away from the dishes before the dry cycle begins.
  • Page 43 No, you don't need to pre-rinse the dishes before loading especially if using the Normal and Auto cycles. The dishwasher washes dishes clean without pre-rinsing. User Support Videos For further assistance, there are videos and tutorials available through the website.
  • Page 44 Page 44 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 44 TROUBLESHOOTING On the home page, click on the Support menu tab to bring up the menu selections. Select Video Tutorials. Select a product category and then pick a topic or search a keyword.
  • Page 45 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Cause & Solution Thermistor failure. • Please call an LG Electronics Customer Information Center at 1-800-243-0000 (U.S.A.) 1- 888-542-2623 (Canada). Motor trouble • Please call an LG Electronics Customer Information Center at 1-800-243-0000 (U.S.A.) 1- 888-542-2623 (Canada).
  • Page 46 Page 46 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 46 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Possible Cause & Solution Noise Some level of noise is normal during operation. • Detergent cover opening. • Drain pump at the beginning of drain cycle. The dishwasher is not level. •...
  • Page 47 Page 47 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM TROUBLESHOOTING Performance Problem Possible Cause & Solution Odor The previous cycle was stopped before completion and residual water remains in the dishwasher. • Turn on the power, run the Cancel cycle option to remove the residual water, then run the Turbo cycle using detergent but with the dishwasher empty.
  • Page 48 • Find the Wi-Fi network connected to your smartphone and remove it, then connect your not connected to the appliance on LG ThinQ. Wi-Fi network. Mobile data for your smartphone is turned on. • Turn off the Mobile data of your smartphone and connect the appliance using the Wi-Fi network.
  • Page 49: Limited Warranty

    Should your LG Dishwasher fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal home use, during the warranty period set forth below, 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 50 TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For additional product information, visit the LG website at For assistance using this product or to schedule service, contact LG Electronics at 1-800-243-0000. For further assistance, write: LG Electronics, 201 James Record Road, Huntsville, Alabama 35813...
  • Page 51 Notice of Dispute. In the event you intend to commence an arbitration proceeding, you must first notify LG in writing at least 30 days in advance of initiating the arbitration by sending a letter to LG at LG Electronics, USA, Inc. Attn: Legal Department- Arbitration 111 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
  • Page 52 Page 52 Monday, July 27, 2020 7:19 PM 52 LIMITED WARRANTY provided for, LG waives any rights it may have to seek attorneys’ fees and expenses from you if LG prevails in the arbitration. Hearings and Location. If your claim is for $25,000 or less, you may choose to have the arbitration conducted solely on the basis of (1) documents submitted to the arbitrator, (2) through a telephonic hearing, or (3) by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules.
  • Page 53 150 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 54 • Damage resulting from the misuse, abuse, improper installation, repair, or maintenance of the Product. Improper repair includes use of parts not approved or specified by LG Canada. All costs associated with the above excluded circumstances shall be borne by the consumer.
  • Page 55 If you and LG are unable to resolve the dispute within 30 days of LG’s receipt of the Notice of Dispute, the dispute shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the procedure set out herein.
  • Page 56 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 by...
  • Page 57 ADA Compliance ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) ADA Compliant Dishwashers LG’s ADA Compliant dishwasher models feature operational touch controls that meet the ADA requirements by being positioned on the face of the unit. The positioning of the controls allows for easy forward reach, one-handed operation with no more than five pounds of pressure.
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