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LG F12A8Q/TD Series Owner's Manual

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1. Material, printing and exterier size are refer to work tables.
2. Printing, text size and line are based on LG design film.
3. Exterier size on the drawing is cutting line.
4. Before product controlled by criteria sa mple.
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  • Page 1 <BACK> BRAND 1. Material, printing and exterier size are refer to work tables. 2. Printing, text size and line are based on LG design film. MODEL 3. Exterier size on the drawing is cutting line. 4. Before product controlled by criteria sa mple.
  • Page 2: Washing Machine

    WASHING MACHINE Before beginning installation, read these instructions carefully. This will simplify installation and ensure that the washer is installed correctly and safely. Leave these instructions near the washer after installation for future reference. F14A8Q/TD(W)(A)(1~9) F12A8Q/TD(W)(A)(1~9) F10A8Q/TD(W)(A)(1~9) P/No.:MFL67794605 ver. 20052013.00
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents........2 Thank you for buying a LG Fully Product Features......3 Automatic Washing Machine. Important safety instructions Please read your owner’s manual Important safety instructions ....4 carefully, it provides instruction on safe Basic safety precautions .......5 Save these instructions......6 installation, use and maintenance.
  • Page 4: Product Features

    Product Features Inverter Direct Drive system The advanced Brushless DC motor directly drives the drum without belt and pulley. 6 Motion Washer is able to perform various drum actions or a combination of different actions depending on the wash program selected. Combined with a controlled spin speed and the ability of the drum to rotate both left and right, the wash performance of the machine is greatly improved, giving you perfect results every time.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND EXPLANATION OF THE INSTALLATION BEFORE USE. WARNING For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, injury to persons, or death. Your Safety and the safety of others are very important.
  • Page 6: Basic Safety Precautions

    Important safety instructions ■ Basic safety precautions WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Before installation, check exterior • Do not wash or dry articles that have damages.
  • Page 7: Save These Instructions

    Important safety instructions ■ Basic safety precautions WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Before discarding an old machine • To reduce the risk of personal injury, unplug it.
  • Page 8: Specifications

    Specifications Power plug Transit bolts • If the supply cord is damaged, Drawer it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agents (For detergent and or a similarly quali ed person in fabric softener) order to avoid a hazard. Control panel Drain hose Drum...
  • Page 9: Installation

    Installation ■ Removing packing 1. Remove the cardboard box and styrofoam packing. 2. Lift the washing machine and remove the base packing. Washer 3. Remove the tape securing the power supply cord and drain hose. Base Packing 4. Remove the inlet hose from the drum. NOTE •...
  • Page 10: Installation Place Requirements

    Installation ■ Installation place requirements ‹ Location Washer • Level floor : Allowable slope under entire washer is 1˚ • Power outlet : Must be within 1.5 meters of either side of location of washer. Do not overload the outlet with more than one appliance. approx.
  • Page 11 Installation CAUTION CAUTION concerning the Power cord • Most appliances recommend they be placed upon a dedicated circuit; that is, a single outlet circuit which powers only that appliance and has no additional outlets or branch circuits. Check the specification page of this owner's manual to be certain. •...
  • Page 12: Connecting Water Supply Hose

    Installation ■ Connecting water supply hose • Water supply pressure must be between 100 kPa and 1000 kPa (1.0 - 10.0 kgf / cm • Do not strip or crossthread when connecting inlet hose to the valve. • If the water supply pressure is more than 1000 kPa, a decompression device should be installed. •...
  • Page 13 Installation Type-C : Connecting one touch type hose to tap without thread 1. Unscrew the adapter ring plate and the 4 adapter retaining screws. 2. Remove the guide plate if the tap is Ring plate too large to fit the adapter. Guide plate 3.
  • Page 14: Installation Of Drain Hose

    Installation Installation of drain hose • The drain hose should not be placed higher than 100 cm above the floor. Water in the washer does not drain or drains slowly. about 100 cm • Securing the drain hose correctly will about 145 cm protect the floor from damage due to water leakage.
  • Page 15: Leveling

    Installation ■ Leveling 1. Leveling the washing machine properly prevents excessive noise and vibration. Install the appliance on a solid and level floor surface, preferably in a corner of the room. NOTE • Timber or suspended type flooring may contribute to excessive vibration and unbalance.
  • Page 16 • If possible install the washer in one of the corners of the room, where the floor is more stable. • Fit the rubber cups to reduce vibration. • You can obtain the rubber cups (p/no.4620ER4002B) from the LG spares dept. NOTE •...
  • Page 17: How To Use Washer

    How to use washer Operating washing machine 1. Sort Laundry. (Refer to 17 page) 2. Open the door and load laundry. 3. Press the Power button. 4. Select a Program. (Refer to 18 ~ 20 page) Select options at this time (Refer to 22 ~ 25 page) ■...
  • Page 18: Care Before Washing

    How to use washer ■ Care before washing 1. Care Labels Wash temperature Look for a care label on your clothes. Normal machine wash This will tell you about the fabric content of your garment and how it should be washed. Permanent press Delicate Hand wash...
  • Page 19: Washing Program Table

    How to use washer Washing program table • Recommended courses according to the laundry type. Proper Maximum Description Program Fabric type Temp. Load Provides better performance by 40°C Color fast garments (shirts, Cotton combining various drum motions. (Cold to 95°C) nightdresses, pajamas, etc) and Rating normally soiled cotton load...
  • Page 20: Extra Options

    How to use washer • Water Temperature: Select water temperature to suit wash cycles. Always follow garment manufacture’s care label or instructions when washing. • Set program at "Cotton Eco 40°C + Intensive (Half Load)", "Cotton Eco 60°C + Intensive (Half Load)", "Cotton Eco 60°C + Intensive (Full Load)"...
  • Page 21: Operating Data

    How to use washer Operating data Max RPM Program F14A8T/QD(W)(A)(1~9) F12A8T/QD(W)(A)(1~9) F10A8T/QD(W)(A)(1~9) Cotton 1400 1200 1000 Cotton Eco 1400 1200 1000 Easy Care 1000 1000 1000 1400 1200 1000 Baby Care 1000 1000 1000 Slient Wash 1000 1000 1000 1200 1000 Skin Care 1400...
  • Page 22: Control Panel

    How to use washer ■ Control panel Additional SMARTDIAGNOSIS™ function is program display available only for the products buttons with a SMARTDIAGNOSIS™ mark. Power Program Start/Pause Beep Option button dial button On/Off buttons Power Additional program • Press the Power button to turn power on •...
  • Page 23: Additional Program

    How to use washer ■ Additional program Time Delay Favorite You can set a time delay so that the washing Favorite program allows you to store machine will start automatically and finish a customized wash cycle for future use. after a specified time interval. 1.
  • Page 24: Options

    How to use washer ■ Options Medic Rinse Rinse+Spin For best results or for cleaner rinsing. This can be helpful in preventing fresh stains This allows the final rinse to be heated to 40 from setting in fabrics. degrees. This is a separate cycle. 1.
  • Page 25: Child Lock

    How to use washer ■ Child Lock Select this function to lock the buttons on the control assembly to prevent tampering. "Child Lock" can be set only during the washing cycle. Locking the control panel 1. Touch the Child Lock button simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  • Page 26: Tub Clean

    How to use washer ■ Tub Clean Tub Clean is a special cycle to clean the inside of the washing machine. A higher water level is used in this cycle at higher spin speed. Perform this cycle regularly. 1. Remove any clothing or items from the washer and close the door.
  • Page 27: Adding Detergent

    Adding detergent ■ Adding detergent and fabric softener ‹¤The dispenser drawer • Main wash only ➔ • Pre Wash + Main Wash ➔ WARNING • Keep all washing detergents away from children as there is danger of poisoning. • Too much detergent, bleach or softener may cause an overflow.
  • Page 28: Detergent Dosage

    Adding detergent Detergent dosage • Detergent should be used according to the instruction of the detergent manufacturer and selected according to type, colour, soiling of the fabric and washing temperature. • If too much detergent is used, too many suds can occur and this will decrease the washing result or cause heavy load to the motor.
  • Page 29: Maintenance

    Maintenance • Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards. • Turn off the stopcock if the machine is to be left for any length of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there is no floor drain(gully) in the immediate vicinity. The water inlet filter •...
  • Page 30: The Drain Pump Filter

    Maintenance The drain pump filter • The drain filter collects threads and small objects left in the laundry. Check regularly that the filter is clean to ensure smooth running of your machine. CAUTION • First drain using the drain hose and then open the pump filter to remove any threads or objects. Be careful when draining if the water is hot.
  • Page 31: Dispenser Drawer

    Maintenance Dispenser drawer • After a while, detergents and fabric softeners leave a deposit in the drawer. • It should be cleaned from time to time with a jet of running water. • If necessary it can be removed completely from the machine by pressing the catch downwards and by pulling it out.
  • Page 32: The Washing Drum

    Maintenance The washing drum • If you live in a hard water area, limescale may build up continuously in places where it cannot be seen and thus not easily removed. Over time the build up of scale clogs appliances, and if it is not kept in check these may have to be replaced.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide • This washing machine is equipped with automatic safety functions which detect and diagnose faults at an early stage and react appropriately. When the machine does not function properly or does not function at all, check the following points before you contact your service provider. Diagnosing Problem Symptom Possible Cause...
  • Page 34 Troubleshooting guide Symptom Possible Cause Solution Washer does not • Electrical power cord may not be Make sure plug fits tightly in wall start plugged in or connection may be outlet. loose. • House fuse blown, circuit breaker Reset circuit breaker or replace tripped,or a power outage has fuse.
  • Page 35: Error Messages

    Troubleshooting guide Error Messages Symptom Possible Cause Solution • Water supply is not adequate in area. Check another tap in the house. • Water supply taps are not completely Fully open tap. open. • Water inlet hose(s) are kinked. Straighten hose(s). •...
  • Page 36: Using Smartdiagnosis

    Accordingly, LG does not guarantee that Smart Diagnosis would accurately troubleshoot any given issue.
  • Page 37: Terms Of Warranty

    Terms of Warranty Disposal of your old appliance 1. When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC. 2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from the municipal waste stream via designated collection facilities appointed by the government or the local authorities.
  • Page 38: Operating Data

    Operating Data Product fiche_Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 1061/2010 Supplier’s name or trade mark F14A8T/Q F12A8T/Q F10A8T/Q Supplier’s model D(W)(A)(1~9) D(W)(A)(1~9) D(W)(A)(1~9) Rated capacity Energy efficiency class A+++ A+++ A+++ Awarded an “EU Ecolabel award” under Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 Weighted annual energy consumption (AEC) in kWh per year based on 220 standard washing cycles for cotton programmes at 60°C and 40°C 156/137...
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