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Kimchi refrigerator
User's Guide
Model: GR-K243UG
P/No. MFL31452705

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  • Page 1: Service Center

    Service center Address: P.O. Box240007 201 James Record Road Huntsville, AL 35824 Call: 1-800-243-0000 Web: http://www.lgservice.com Kimchi refrigerator User's Guide Model: GR-K243UG P/No. MFL31452705...
  • Page 2 Advantages of the product Easy installation With a nice design to fit well with any place in the kitchen, the refrigerator can be installed any location where there temperature is between 5 to 43°C. Storage and seasoning at the same time You can separately select to store and season the lid left/right and drawer left/right compartment.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of content Safety precautions Cautions during use Installation method Moving method Name of each part Name and function of operating control parts Using method of operating control parts • Storing Kimchi... 16 • Rhythm fermenting (seasoning) Cabbage Kimchi/Radish Kimchi/Broth Kimchi ... 18 •...
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions Safety precautions must be observed to prevent accident or injury. Keep this manual in a convenient place where it is readily available for reference. This symbol indicates a warning about a specific event or condition. ▶ Warning When connecting the power Use a dedicated circuit.
  • Page 5 Do not extend or modify the length of the power plug. There is a danger of electric shot of fire from electrical damage to the power line. Do not damage, process, forcefully bend, pull or twist the power cord. Damaged power cord can cause a fire or an electric shock.
  • Page 6 Safety precautions When using the refrigerator Do not store anything that could leak water or other fluid such as flower vase, cup, cosmetics, chemical etc. It can cause a fire or electrical shock or cause an injury from falling off. Do not spray water or wipe with benzene, thinner etc.
  • Page 7 Do not install the appliance in a damp place or where water will spatter. Water will degrade the insulation, posing a shock hazard. If you smell something burning or see smoke from the refrigerator, immediately unplug the power and contact the service center.
  • Page 8 Safety precautions Caution ▶ It can damage the house or appliance. Always take special caution. When operating the doors, be sure to avoid placing your hands where the doors could close on them. The hinge mechanism includes a buffer that causes the door to close automatically when it reaches an angle of 20°.
  • Page 9: Cautions During Use

    Cautions during use Do not overfill the Kimchi storage containers. As Kimchi is fermented, it increases in volume and the juice can overflow. Also if the container lid is open on one end, the Kimchi will turn sour quickly and mold may form. Fill the container only up to 80% and firmly close the lid.
  • Page 10: Installation Method

    Installation method Ground properly during installation. It can cause electrical shock in case of a problem or leakage. Do not install the appliance where it is too hot or is subject to direct sunlight. Install the appliance where the ambient temperature is between 5 to 43 .
  • Page 11 Ground safely. Plug the cord into a 115V grounded outlet. If you are unwure of the voltage or grounding integrity, consult a qualified electrician or service person. ■ In the event of an electric short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.
  • Page 12: Moving Method

    Moving and voltage changing method When transporting Before transportation • Remove all food from the appliance and secure the Kimchi containers and doors with tape. • Turn the horizontal adjusting leg counterclockwise( tighten it. • Hang the power cord to the hanger on the back of the appliance and tape it.
  • Page 13: Name Of Each Part

    Name of each part Left door Deodorizer Kimchi storage container - Store food in the Kimchi container. ※ The size and shape of the Kimchi container may vary among models. Drawer left compartment Drawer right compartment - When you open the right drawer compartment, the cover is half-opened automatically ※...
  • Page 14: Name And Function Of Operating Control Parts

    Name and function of operating control parts Before actually making and storing Kimchi, read and understand the name and function of each button. To use the DIOS Kimchi Refrigerator, ※ The button shape of display could be changed for the better performance. This prevents any unintended changes of setting from children.
  • Page 15 ▶ The color of the display may vary depending on the model. more than 2 seconds to unlock the control. This button selects the degree of seasoning for the Kimchi. • For lid left and right compartment, you can select Cabbage Kimchi/Radish Kimchi/Broth Kimchi •...
  • Page 16: Using Method Of Operating Control Parts

    Using method of operating control parts Storing Kimchi When you connect the power, you can store the Kimchi at standard temperature without any setting. To store Cabbage Kimchi ※ The button shape of display could be changed for the better performance. Press the •...
  • Page 17 Press the • Select the desired Kimchi type and storing stage by pressing the "Store" button. Every time you press the button, the menu will switch as follows. Left door Kimchi : Mi d Max Mi n Right door Kimchi : Mi d Max Mi n Drawer left compartment Kimchi : Mi d Max Mi n Drawer right compartment...
  • Page 18: Rhythm Fermenting (Seasoning)

    Using method of operating control parts Rhythm fermenting (seasoning) Cabbage Kimchi/Radish Kimchi/Broth Kimchi If you select the rhythm ferment (seasoning), the storing period will be shorter Caution than selecting store. Seasoning and rhythm fermenting are the same function. To ferment Cabbage Kimchi ※...
  • Page 19 Press the Ferment Button • Select the type of Kimchi and the fermenting stage by pressing the • Every time you press button, the menu will switch as follows. Cabbage Kimchi (total 6 stages): Radish Kimchi, Broth Kimchi (total 5 stages): Old Kimchi, Chungukjang (total 3 stages): •...
  • Page 20: Storing The Flavor Of Kimchi

    Using method of operating control parts Storing the flavor of Kimchi This function maintains the current flavor of the stored Kimchi for a long time. (This can only be selected for Kimchi (Cabbage Kimchi, Radish Kimchi, Broth Kimchi) in lid left/right compartment.) To store the Kimchi with...
  • Page 21 Press the • If you press the Flavor Keeping button, the light up. • Flavor Keeping can only be selected for Kimchi (Cabbage, Radish and Broth Kimchi) and not for Vegetable/Fruit, Light Freezing and Freezing. Press the • Press the with the setting.
  • Page 22: Storing Vegetable/Fruit, Light Freezing, Freezing Food And Storing Rice

    Using method of operating control parts Storing vegetable/fruit, light freezing, freezing food and storing rice Vegetable/Fruit ~ This function stores the vegetable/fruit fresh for a long time. Freezing ~ This is good for freezing food to store for a long time or frozen food. ※...
  • Page 23 Press the • Select the desired Kimchi type and storing stage by pressing the "Store" button. • Every time you press button, the menu will switch as follows. Left door Kimchi : Mi d Max Mi n Right door Kimchi : Mi d Max Mi n Drawer left compartment Kimchi : Mi d Max Mi n Drawer right compartment...
  • Page 24: Caution During Vegetable/Fruit And Light Freezing, Rice Storage

    Using method of operating control parts Caution during vegetable/fruit and light freezing, rice storage Note the following when storing vegetable/fruit ■ To store vegetable or fruit for a long time Because washed vegetables can turn bad easily, do not wash the vegetable before storing.
  • Page 25 Note the following when storing rice ■ When storing rice in drawer right compartment During the humid rainy period in summer, dew drops can form on the cover of the drawer storage container in the drawer compartment. When this happens, wipe them off with a dry cloth. ■...
  • Page 26: Fermenting Chungukjang

    Using method of operating control parts Fermenting Chungukjang You can easily make Chungukjang that is good for your health. To ferment the Chungukjang well, you have to ferment the completely boiled soybeans in the drawer left compartment. For more details, refer to To ferment Chungukjang ※...
  • Page 27 Press the • Select one from Fresh>Standard>Mature (3 stage) degree of Chungukjang by pressing the • Every time you press the button, the menu will switch as follows. Cabbage Kimchi (total 5 stages): Broth Kimchi (total 5 stages): Old Kimchi, Chungukjang (total 3 stages): Drawer left compartment does not have the Cabbage Kimchi ※...
  • Page 28: Fermenting The Old Kimchi

    Using method of operating control parts Fermenting the Old Kimchi You can taste a nicely salted and acidulous Old Kimchi. If you ripen the Kimchi made more saltily and with less subsidiaries, (red pepper power, garlic, etc.) you can get the tastily Old Kimchi. Please refer to page 34 (How to make delicious the Old Kimchi) ※...
  • Page 29 Press the • Select one from Fresh>Standard>Mature (3 stage) degree of Old Kimchi by pressing the • Every time you press the button, the menu will switch as follows. Cabbage Kimchi (total 5 stages): Broth Kimchi (total 5 stages): Old Kimchi, Chungukjang (total 3 stages): ※...
  • Page 30: Storing Chungukjang

    Using method of operating control parts Storing Chungukjang To store Chungukjang ※ The button shape of display could be changed for the better performance. Press the • Press the 2 sec Press the • Select the desired storing stage of Chungukjang by pressing the "Store" button. •...
  • Page 31: Storing The Old Kimchi

    Storing the Old Kimchi To store the Old Kimchi ※ The button shape of display could be changed for the better performance. Press the • Press the The letter below the lock changes from "Lock" to 2 sec "Unlock" to enable other functions. Press the •...
  • Page 32: How To Make Delicious Chungukjang And General Knowledge About Chungukjang

    How to make delicious Chungukjang and general knowledge about Chungukjang How to make delicious Chungukjang Prepare ingredients (soybeans) Domestic soybeans (raw, Baktae) 500g, large cooker, Chungukjang tray Domestic soybean 500g ※ Some imported or old soybeans with preservative may not be fermented. Soak soybeans Wash the beans in clean water for one or two times.
  • Page 33 Store Chungukjang When the Chungukjang is fermented (35 to 42 hours), the remaining time will be shown as "0 hours", and it will automatically switch to Chungukjang storing in "Mid" temperature. When the fermenting process is complete, store the Chungukjang in the storage container and leave it in the drawer left compartment.
  • Page 34: How To Make Delicious Old Kimchi

    How to make delicious Old Kimchi Preparation of materials Please prepare basic materials such as Cabbages for winter reservation, red pepper powder, mashed garlic, mashed ginger, green onion, pickled anchovies (a little), pickled shrimps, salt, etc. The ratio of subsidiaries is according to the table on the right.
  • Page 35: Proper Food Storage

    Proper food storage Set the proper temperature for food storage. If you select Fresh, Standard and Mature function for the Kimchi storage, it will turn sour fast. When setting the storage temperature to "Max", it can make some types of Kimchi to freeze.
  • Page 36: General Knowledge About Kimchi

    General knowledge about Kimchi The seasoning process begins with adding salt. Fermentation begins when salt is added to the Kimchi. Various substances within the cabbage and other vegetables begin to ferment and proteins are decomposed in the process. Thus, Kimchi will ferment and be seasoned even at low temperature. This is how Kimchi is slowly seasoned during the cold winter time.
  • Page 37 The effect of temperature on making Kimchi The ambient temperature affects the seasoning process. Kimchi stores well and keeps its taste well at temperature below 10 . To store Kimchi for a long period of time Because Kimchi is a live food, it will go bad after a long period of time, but scientifically to extend the storage of Kimchi, you need to store it in low temperature (near 0 ) and make it saltier.
  • Page 38: Cleaning Instructions

    Cleaning instructions Before cleaning For safety always unplug the appliance before cleaning it. Cleaning the outside Wipe with a damp cloth. Use a neutral, non-abrasive detergent. Always wipe with clean cloth after using neutral detergent. Don’t use abrasive, petroleum-based cleaner, benzene, lacquer thinner, hydrochloric acid, boiling water or a stiff or wife brush.
  • Page 39: After Cleaning

    How to reuse the deodorizer Press the back latch of the deodorizer cover and pull up the cover. Open the cover and remove the deodorant block. Dry it with a hair dryer or leave it in the sun for a couple of hours. Replace the deodorant block into the hold and close the cover.
  • Page 40: Not A Problem

    Not a problem Kimchi flavor Kimchi freezes The storing temperature of Kimchi is around 0 . The freezing temperature changed according to type of Kimchi, spices, amount of salt etc. At this time, low the storing temperature of the Kimchi. If the storing temperature is "Max", set to "Mid"...
  • Page 41 Icing, dew, ice, water, mold There are dew drops forming outside the refrigerator. This is the same effect as water forming on a cold glass of water. If the refrigerator is installed at a humid location or during the rainy season when it is hot and humid, sometimes the dew drops form on the outer side of the refrigerator.
  • Page 42 Not a problem Noise When you hear "dreruk", "dulkuk" or "woong" sound. This is the noise coming from the compressor or fan when the refrigerator starts or ends operating just like a car makes a noise when starting or ending the engine. When you hear "tuk tak", "krook", "shik"...
  • Page 43 The Old Kimchi It takes too long time to ferment the Old Kimchi. The Old Kimchi is the Kimchi which is fully ripened in the pot at least for one year up to 5 years. It tastes of nicely salty, acidulous, bitterish, and deeply flavorous.
  • Page 44: Checkpoints Before Requesting For Service

    Checkpoints before requesting for service When the cooling does not work at all When the cooling is not working well When you hear a weird noise Check Is the power shut-down? Is the power plug unplugged from the outlet? Is the installed location too hot or cold? Did you store hot food without cooling it down?
  • Page 45: Refrigerating Food

    Check When the Is the storage set to the correct refrigerating food food type? is freezing (over Is the storing temperature set to cooling condition) "Max"? Are you storing the food in a storing container? When there is a Have you sealed the food with a bad smell in the strong smell? refrigerator...
  • Page 46 Checkpoints before requesting for service Chungukjang is not fermented Check Did you adequately soak the soybeans in water and boiled them completely? Did you cool down the soybeans before putting them in the drawer left compartment of the refrigerator? Did you open the door during fermenting? Did the water drops from the cover of the tray fall?
  • Page 47 Check When there is Did you drain the boiled bad smell from soybeans? Chungukjang Did you adequately cool down the soybeans before putting them in the drawer left compartment of the refrigerator? Check When the Old Did you put subsidiaries too kimchi is not much? (red pepper power, Garlic, etc.)
  • Page 48 Checkpoints before requesting for service The kimchi smells too strong Is the drawer closed completely? Is the cover of the kimchi container closed completely? In case that the drawer is not completely closed, the smell comes out from the refrigerator. Please close it completely.
  • Page 49: Customer Rights

    When a problem occurred from mistakenly connecting to a wrong voltage ❹ When a problem occurred from using parts or supplies not from LG Electronics. ❺ When parts are missing or the product is damaged from customer’s disassembly ❻...
  • Page 50: Product Specification

    Model name Classification Total capacity Lid left compartment Lid right compartment Capacity Drawer left compartment Drawer right compartment Width Product size Depth Height Rated voltage and frequency Weight GR-K243UG 242.6L 94.3L 94.3L 922mm 699mm 975mm AC 115V 60Hz 87kg...

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