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LG F14A8YD series Owner's Manual

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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.
P/No.: MFL67379111



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  • Page 1: Washing Machine

    OWNER’S MANUAL 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. F14A8YD(1~9) P/No.: MFL67379111...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents........2 Thank you for buying a LG Fully Product Features......3 Automatic Washing Machine. Important safety instructions Important safety instructions ....4 Please read your owner’s manual Basic safety precautions .......5 carefully, it provides instruction on safe Save these instructions......6 installation, use and maintenance.
  • Page 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Safety Instructions For Use

    Important safety instructions ■ Safety instructions for use To minimize the risk of fire within the inner bowl, the following should be observed: • Items that have been spotted or • Items containing foam rubber (also soaked with vegetable or cooking oil known as latex foam) or similarly constitute a fire hazard and should textured rubber like materials should...
  • 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 qualified 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 • Level floor : Washer 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 18 page) 2. Open the door and load laundry. 3. Press the Power button. 4. Select a Program. (Refer to 19~21 page) Select options at this time (Refer to 23~28 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 Fabric type Program Temp. Load Provides better performance by 40°C Cotton combining various drum motions. Color fast garments (shirts, (Cold to 95°C) nightdresses, pajamas, etc) Rating Provides optimized washing...
  • Page 20: Drying Program Table

    How to use washer Drying Program Table Program Fabric type Maximum Load 4.0 kg Cotton or Linen Fabrics such as cotton towel, t-shirts, linen laundries. Cupboard 6.0 kg Iron Cotton or Linen Fabrics for ready to ironing. 6.0 kg Easy Care Textiles, Synthetic Fabrics Low Temp.
  • Page 21: Extra Options

    How to use washer Extra options Time Medic Time Rinse Rinse + Program Favorite Intensive Delay Rinse Wash Save Hold Cotton Cotton Eco Easy Care Baby Care Silent Wash Skin Care Duvet Sports Wear Wool Quick 30 Dry Only Wash+Dry Rinse+Spin * : This option is automatically included in the cycle and can not be deleted.
  • Page 22: Control Panel

    How to use washer ■ Control panel Additional SMARTDIAGNOSIS™ function is program available only for the products with display buttons a SMARTDIAGNOSIS™ mark. Power Program Start/Pause Beep Option On/Off button dial button 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 Other functions Wash Spin only • Time Save : This option can be used to 1. Press the Power button. reduce the time of a wash program. 2. Touch the Spin button to select RPM. •...
  • 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 and hold the Child Lock button 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: Dry

    How to use washer ■ • Cold water tap must be left on during drying 1. Drying Automatic guide cycles. • Use your Automatic Cycles to dry most loads. Electronic sensors measures the temperature of the exhaust to increase or decrease drying temperatures for faster reaction time and tighter temperature control.
  • Page 28 How to use washer Fiber glass 2. Drying time guide - Do not dry fiberglass articles in your dryer. • By touching the Dry button, the drying time Glass particles left in the dryer could be picked can be selected. up by your clothes the next time you use the dryer and irri tate your skin.
  • Page 29: 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 30: Detergent Dosage

    Adding detergent ‹¤Detergent dosage • Detergent should be used according to the instruction of the detergent manufacture. • 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 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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 34: 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 35: 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 36 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 37: 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 open. Fully open tap. • Water inlet hose(s) are kinked. Straighten hose(s). •...
  • Page 38: Using Smartdiagnosis

    Accordingly, LG does not guarantee that Smart Diagnosis would accurately troubleshoot any given issue.
  • Page 39: 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 40 For U.K. Customer CUSTOMER SERVICES Tel. : +44-(0) 844 847 LGLG(5454) Fax. : +44-(0) 844 847 1413 LGEUK SERVICE WEB-SITE :