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Installation Instructions


Please follow the installation steps below to ensure your appliance operates correctly.


Before Installation


  • Install your appliance where the plug is easily accessible.
  • Connect your refrigerator to a separate power point. Avoid sharing the power point with other appliances. Do not use extension cords and double adaptors as the combined weight of two power cords can pull the double adaptor from the power outlet.
  • For power requirements, refer to the information on the serial plate located at the front bottom right-hand side of the refrigerator when the door is open. 
  • Ensure your appliance is properly grounded (earthed).
  • Connect the appliance to the electrical supply (220V – 240V 50Hz) with the fitted plug and lead.
  • Connections to the mains supply should be in accordance with local regulations.



  • Do not place your refrigerator in direct sunlight or beside any heat generating appliance such as a cooktop, oven or dishwasher.


Ice & Water and Automatic Ice Models

  • Your Ice & Water and Automatic Ice refrigerator must be installed by an authorised plumber or Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician as incorrect plumbing can lead to water leaks.
  • Fisher & Paykel Appliances does not accept responsibility for damage (including water damage) caused by faulty installation or plumbing.


Product & Cabinetry Dimensions

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Flush with Refrigerator Chassis - Full Door Rotation

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Flush with Refrigerator Door — Full Door Rotation

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Flush with Refrigerator Door — 90° Door Rotation


Product Dimensions mm
A.  Overall height of product 1790
B. Overall width of product 905
C. Overall depth of product (excludes handle) 695
D.  Depth with door open — from rear of fridge — 90° rotation 1084
E.  Depth with door open — from flush with door — 90° rotation 396
F. Height to top of chassis 1754
G. Height to top of hinge cover 1775
Cabinetry Dimensions (Including minimum Air Clearance) mm
H. Inside height of cavity (Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation) 1810
I. Inside width 945
J. Inside depth (Flush with refrigerator door — full door rotation) 640
K. Inside width 1105
L. Inside depth flush to flat door (Flush with refrigerator door — 90° door rotation
(for full drawer/shelf access, the doors need to be open past 90°)
M. Inside width 1105
N. Inside depth flush to flat door 718
Minimum Clearances mm
O. Side clearance 20
P. Side clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation 100
Q. Side clearance — hinge side flush with door — 90° rotation 100
R. Rear clearance 30
S. Vent (above refrigerator cabinet or around top of cupboard) 50
T. Door clearance — hinge side flush with chassis — full rotation 320
U. Door clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation 235


Installing your Water Filter (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice Models)

  1. Open your refrigerator and locate the filter cover on the back wall, top right of your refrigerator. Pull the tab at the bottom of the cover towards you to release (refer to A).
  • The cover will slide down upon release.

We recommend removing the top shelf if you need more space while installing the filter.

2. Remove the plastic wrapping of the new filter.

3. Insert the filter into the filter head (refer to B).

4. Push the filter firmly all the way into the filter head then turn the filter     clockwise until it locks into place (refer to C).

  • If the filter will not turn, ensure that the filter is pushed firmly into the filter head.

5. Push the entire filter back into the bracket (refer to D).

6. Push the cover up and into the slots at the top of the filter housing until it clicks and the base locks firmly into place (refer to E).

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Connecting Water (Water Dispensing & Automatic Ice Models)

  1. Ensure the refrigerator is NOT plugged into a power supply. Locate the isolation tap for cold water connection. (Tee and tap fitting not supplied).
  2. Locate the water fitting kit to complete water connection installation.
  3. Uncoil tubing from the back of the refrigerator and  connect the quick fitting (A).
  4. Connect one end of the long tubing (3.5m) to the quick fitting, and insert the other end to the PLV (B).
  •  Ensure the short arrow on the PLV is pointing away from the tap. The arrow indicates the direction of water flow.
  1. Insert the short tubing into the water tap adaptor, push tubing in at least 16mm before reaching the stop. Pull gently on the short tubing to ensure it is locked in place (C).
  • If the short tubing is already attached to the water tape adaptor skip this step.
  1. Insert the other end of the short tubing firmly to the PLV (D).
  2. Fasten the water tap adaptor to the isolation tap. Take care not to over-tighten the water tap adaptor (E).
  3. Pull gently on all tubing connections to ensure they are locked in place. Turn isolation tap on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.

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Positioning your Refrigerator

Your Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart™ refrigerator is fitted with front and rear rollers to allow you to easily move your refrigerator forward and backward. 

Avoid moving your refrigerator sideways to prevent damaging the rollers or the floor covering surface.

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Refrigerator Feet

  • Your refrigerator will arrive with the front feet wound up making moving the product into its final location a simple task.
  • Roll the refrigerator into its final position making sure there is the correct air gap between the product and surrounding cabinetry. See minimum clearance in cabinetry dimensions table.
  • Adjust the front feet down until the refrigerator is leaning backward with the front approximately 10mm higher than the back. This will ensure a good door closing action.  


Levelling of Refrigerator Doors

  • Open the door that is out of alignment.
  • Lift the door upwards.
  • Clip the spacer onto the centre hinge pin (refer to A).
  • Close the door to recheck alignment.
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Before first use, you need to flush water through the filter to remove impurities or trapped air in the water tank and filter system.


For Ice & Water

  • Press the water dispenser pad to dispense 4L of water. 
    • Wait for 4 minutes before dispensing again.
  • Dispense 4L of water and then wait for another 4 minutes.
    • There may be carbon residue dispensed together with water. This is not harmful, and is normal during the flushing process.
  • Dispense another 4L of water.
    • This prevents excessive dripping of water from your dispenser. 
  • There may be a few drips of water coming out of the dispenser for a few days after installation. This is to clear the remaining trapped air in the dispenser.
  • Ensure your refrigerator has cooled for at least 2 hours before use.

For Automatic Ice Model

  1. Press the Automatic Ice Button.PNG button to turn on the ice maker. The light above the button will illuminate indicating the ice maker is on.
  2. Press the Bell image.PNG, - and + buttons together for 4 seconds and then close the refrigerator compartment to force an ice maker cycle. The ice tray will flip twice.
  3. Repeat to force another ice maker cycle. The ice tray will flip twice and spill water into the ice bin.
  4. Empty the water, dry and return the bin. Be aware that the ice tray will not flip until the refrigerator compartment door is closed.
  5. Discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 cubes per harvest).


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Water Dispenser

(Ice & water Model Only)

What to Do If Your Product is Unstable

A.  Gently push the refrigerator back until the rear rollers contact the floor.

  • Measure the gap under the front foot, which has come off the floor.
  • Obtain some solid packing material (hardwood, plastic, etc) which fits firmly into the gap under the foot.
Do not use metallic materials that may corrode, stain and/or damage floor coverings.

B.  Wind both front feet up and roll the product out of position.

  • Place the packing material in the location diagonally opposite the front roller that lifts off the floor.
  • Make sure the packing material stays in place when the product is pushed back into position.
  • Ideally, the packing material is large enough to rest against the back wall to  prevent it from moving when the cabinet is pushed into position.

C. Roll the refrigerator back into position and adjust front feet as per step C on Positioning your refrigerator. 

(check alignment and door closing action are satisfactory).

  • Make small adjustments to front feet where necessary.
  • Check that the product is stable (all 4 feet are on the floor). If not, repeat A and B.

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This foot lifts off the floor when top front is gently pushed back


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For example: if this foot lifts off the floor when pushing gently on the top front of the refrigerator


Before Placing Food in the Fresh Food or Freezer Compartments

  • Remove all internal packaging. Ensure that all transit clips are removed from the refrigerator. These are small rubber stoppers located at the back of the shelves.
  • Clean the inside of the appliance with a mix of warm water and a small amount of liquid detergent. Use a soft cloth to remove dust collected during manufacture and transport.
  • Allow the refrigerator and freezer to run empty for 2 – 3 hours to allow each compartment to cool to the appropriate temperature.
  • The appliance may have an odour on its initial operation, this will go when the refrigerator and freezer have cooled sufficiently.


Energy Efficiency

For the most energy efficient use of your appliance:

  • Ensure your refrigerator has adequate ventilation.
  • Do not cover your appliance with any material that will prevent air from flowing around the cabinet sides.
  • Ensure you vacuum around the appliance to remove dust and accumulated debris. Keep the appliance and it’s cabinetry free of dust by wiping down with a dry, lint-free cloth (refer to section ‘Cleaning and caring for your refrigerator’).
  • Allow good clearances in front of air ducts within the cabinet for maximum cold air distribution.
  • Cool down hot foods before placing them in the appliance.
  • Do not overfill the compartments.
  • Keep door openings to a minimum.
  • Select a temperature setting that isn’t too cold.
  • Check your door seals for leaks.




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