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ActiveSmart™ Operating Instructions

 

Humidity Control System

Humidity Control Lids

  • The control lids are fitted to the fruit and vegetable bins of your refrigerator.
  • These lids provide a humid microclimate to extend the storage times of fruit and vegetables.
  • The lids have specially designed grooves that retain moisture to prevent condensation from dripping onto the fruit and vegetables at times of high humidity.

 

Temperature Control

  • Once you turn on your refrigerator for the first time, the cooling system will automatically cool all compartments to their set temperatures. 
    • This will take between 2 – 3 hours.
  • The internal control panel enables you to change and control the temperature of the fresh and frozen food compartments accurately and independently regardless of the temperature or humidity of the surroundings whether it is summer or winter.
  • Check the operation of your refrigerator once every 4 hours for the first 24 hours.
  • If at any time you notice that the refrigerator is not cooling properly, call your installer/Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician to verify the unit is operating properly. Take immediate steps to prevent food from spoiling by storing in another refrigerator or freezer.
  • The internal control panel default setting is to show the set temperature for the fresh food compartment.

Adjusting the Temperature - Fresh Food Compartment

  • Press the Compartment.PNG button once to adjust the fresh food compartment temperature.
  • The fresh food compartment light will illuminate.
  • Press Plus_Higher Button.PNG button to increase the temperature, press Minus_Lower Button.PNG button to decrease the temperature.

Adjusting the Temperature - Frozen Food Compartment

  • Press the Compartment.PNG button twice to adjust the frozen food compartment temperature.
  • The frozen food compartment light will illuminate.
  • Press Plus_Higher Button.PNG button to increase the temperature, press Minus_Lower Button.PNG button to decrease the temperature.

Adjusting the Temperature - Variable Temperature Zone

  • Please refer to 'ActiveSmart™ Operating Instructions - Variable Temperature Zone' for details on how to adjust the temperature of your Variable Temperature Zone.

 

Door Alarms

  • If the fresh food compartment door is left open, the alarm will beep after 90 seconds, if the freezer door is left open the alarm will beep after 60 seconds.
  • If either of the doors remains open, subsequent beeps will sound every 30 seconds for 5 minutes.
  • If either door remains open for 5 minutes or longer, an alarm will sound continuously and the interior compartment light(s) will turn off.

Alarm Mute Alarm_Bell.PNG

  • To activate, press Bell image.PNG the button once.
  • The light above the Bell image.PNG button will illuminate to indicate the refrigerator is muted.
  • If the doors are left open for 5 minutes or more, the compartment light turns off and normal door alarms are suspended.
  • ‘Alarm Mute’ will deactivate after 20 minutes.
  • To deactivate manually, press the Bell image.PNG button again.
  • Closing the door also deactivates the ‘Alarm Mute’
When the fresh food or freezer compartment door is left open for longer periods of time, food quality and/or safety may be compromised.

Key Mute Key Mute.PNG

Key mute allows you to silence all button presses.

  • To activate key mute, press the Bell image.PNG button for 4 seconds.
  • The Key Mute.PNG icon on the internal control panel illuminates.
  • Once key mute is activated, all key sounds are silenced.
  • Door alarms and the ‘Bottle Chill’ alarm are still operational.
  • Deactivate by pressing the Bell image.PNG button for 4 seconds, the Key Mute.PNG icon will no longer illuminate.

Key Lock Key Lock.PNG

‘Key Lock’ allows you to disable the buttons on the internal control panel. This is useful when cleaning your refrigerator.

  • To activate ‘Key Lock’ press the Plus_Higher Button.PNG and Minus_Lower Button.PNG buttons for 4 seconds.
  • The Key Lock.PNG icon on the internal control panel will illuminate.
  • Pressing any of the buttons will sound several beeps to tell you that they are disabled.
  • ‘Key Lock’ will not automatically deactivate. To deactivate, press the Minus_Lower Button.PNG and Plus_Higher Button.PNG buttons for 4 seconds.
  • The Key Lock.PNG icon will not illuminate.

Sabbath Mode Activation Sabbath Mode Image #5.PNG

In Sabbath mode, alarms, lights and displays are deactivated for 80 hours.

  • To activate Sabbath mode, press Compartment.PNG , Bell image.PNG and Minus_Lower Button.PNGbuttons for 4 seconds.
    • The Sabbath_Mode_Small.PNG icon on the internal control panel will illuminate.

Once in Sabbath mode:

  • The interior light will not turn on when you open the refrigerator.
  • The door alarms will not operate.
  • The display will not illuminate, except the Sabbath mode icon.
  • The internal and external control panels will not operate.
  • Sabbath mode automatically deactivates after 80 hours.
  • To deactivate manually, press Compartment.PNGBell image.PNG and Minus_Lower Button.PNG for 4 seconds.
    • The Sabbath_Mode_Small.PNG icon on the internal control panel will not illuminate.
If you turn off your refrigerator while in Sabbath mode it will resume automatically once the refrigerator is switched on again.

 

Using Your Water Dispenser (Water Dispensing Models Only)

Ensure you have followed the steps outlined in ‘Before you start using the Ice & Water or Automatic Ice function’ prior to your first use of the water dispenser.

Dispensing

  • Your water dispenser is designed for one-handed operation.
  • To dispense water, gently press the dispensing pad with a glass or container.
  • To stop the flow of water, simply pull your glass or container away from the dispensing pad.
  • Pressing hard against the dispensing pad will not increase the flow or dispense more water.
To avoid damage to property or personal injury do not put
hands, fingers or objects up the dispenser opening.

Water Dispenser Image.PNG

Water Dispenser

Dispenser Lock Disp key lock.PNG

The dispenser lock is located on the external display and can be activated to prevent water from being dispensed. This is useful when you are cleaning the external display or when there are small children around.

  • To activate dispenser lock, press the Disp key lock.PNG button for 4 seconds.
  • The light above the button will illuminate.
  • When the dispenser pad is pressed, several beeps will sound to alert the user that water cannot be dispensed.
  • To deactivate dispenser lock and dispense water, press the Disp key lock.PNG button for 4 seconds. The light above the button will not illuminate.

 

Water Dispenser Lock.PNG

Dispenser Lock

 

Water Filter (Ice & water and Automatic Ice Models Only)

The water supplied to your refrigerator is filtered to remove impurities through a filter located internally at the top right corner of the refrigerator. Replace your filter cartridge every 6 months.

  • There is a replacement indicator icon Filter.PNG on the internal control panel (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models) and external display (Ice & Water models only) which will appear when the filter needs replacing. The icon will flash, as a reminder, when water is dispensed.
  • Replacement filter cartridges are available from your Fisher & Paykel dealer, online or from a Fisher & Paykel service technician. The details of the replacement filter cartridge are labelled on the cartridge.

Changing the Water Filter Cartridge

  • Please refer to the installation instructions provided with your replacement filter.

 

Using Your Ice Maker (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice Models Only)

Ice On/Off Icemaker on button.PNG

Your ice maker is designed to automatically dispense ice into the ice storage bin below until it detects the bin is full. The more ice you use, the more it makes.

Turning Ice Maker On_Off.PNG

Turning Ice Maker On

First Use

  • The ice maker will be off when you turn your refrigerator on for the first time after installation. The light above the ‘Ice On/Off’ icon will be off.
  1. To turn your ice maker on press the Icemaker on button.PNG button. The light above the ‘Ice On/Off’ icon will be illuminated when the ice maker is on.
  2. Press and hold Bell image.PNGMinus_Lower Button.PNG and Plus_Higher Button.PNG together for 4 seconds then close the door(s). The ice tray will flip twice and empty the water into the bin below. The ice tray will flip only after the doors are closed.
  3. Repeat Step 2 to help remove any dust in the ice tray collected during manufacture and transport.
  4. Empty the water in the bin and return the bin correctly. Ensure that the scoop is located in front of the bin.
  5. Once your ice maker is turned on, discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 cubes per harvest). This will flush away any impurities in the water line and ensure the best ice quality.
  • Carrying out the above steps after a holiday/vacation or extended periods of not using ice.

The performance of your water filter will increase with use, reaching optimum performance after two to three full bins of ice. 

Operating Instr_Ice Scoop.PNG

Turn your ice maker off if:

  • There is no water supply for several hours.
  • You are removing the ice storage bin for a period of time.
  • You are going on holiday/vacation.

 

Information About Your Ice Maker

  • Your automatic ice maker will produce approximately eight cubes of ice every 3 – 4 hours, depending on the freezer compartment temperature and the number of door openings.
  • When the ‘Ice Boost’ function is activated, ice production will increase up to 30% from standard ice making.
  • The ice cube tray will fill with water.
  • When cubes are frozen, they will be ejected from the ice tray into the ice storage bin.
  • Ice making will continue until the storage bin is full.
  • Ice making will resume once you start to use the stored ice.
  • Your Ice & Water product comes with a smaller ice bin inside the larger freezer bin.
  • Attached to the ice storage bin is the scoop for the ice. This scoop provides hygienic access to the ice.
  • If a large amount of ice is required, remove an ice storage bin and allow ice to fall into the larger bin.
  • For maximum ice storage, level the stored cubes with the ice scoop.
  • If ice is not used often, old cubes will become cloudy, taste stale, will shrink and may stick together. Empty the ice storage bin periodically and wash in lukewarm water. Dry thoroughly and place back into the correct position.
  • Avoid contact with the moving parts of the ice maker ejector mechanism, and do not place your fingers on the automatic ice making mechanism while the refrigerator is in operation.
  • Do not use ice cubes that may have become discoloured, usually with a green blue colour. If such discolouration is noted, discard the ice cubes and contact your Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
  • Ensure the ice maker is connected to the filter and to a drinkable water supply only.
  • Installation of the water connection to the ice maker must be completed by a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician or a qualified plumber.

 

Bottle Chill Bottle.PNG

This function allows you to rapidly chill your beverages in the freezer for a set time of 15 minutes. The time taken to chill depends on the size of your beverage. If your beverage is not cold enough after 15 minutes, return it to the freezer and reset the ‘Bottle Chill’ function.

  • To activate, press the Bottle.PNG button on the internal display. The ‘Bottle Chill’ light will illuminate when the function is activated. The Bottle.PNG icon will illuminate on the external display (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models only).
  • An alarm will sound after 15 minutes to remind you to remove your beverage. 
    • For non-Ice & Water models: open the fresh food compartment door and press the button on the internal control panel to silence the alarm.
    • For Ice & Water models: the Bottle.PNG icon will flash on the external display. Press the button on the external display to silence the alarm.
  • To deactivate ‘Bottle Chill’ before 15 minutes, press the Bottle.PNG button again on the internal control panel.
  • When ‘Bottle Chill’ is deactivated, the light will not illuminate and the icon is not visible on the external display (Ice & Water model only).

 

Fast Freeze Fast Freeze.PNG

‘Fast Freeze’ boosts the freezing speed by dropping the freezer to its coldest temperature for 12 hours, which helps to retain freshness, texture and taste during the freezing process.

  • To activate, press the Fast Freeze.PNG button on the internal display. The ‘Fast Freeze’ light will illuminate when the function is activated.
  • To deactivate before the 12 hours has elapsed, press the Fast Freeze.PNG button again. When ‘Fast Freeze’ is deactivated the light is off.
  • For best results activate the function before it is required. Alternatively, activate it when placing food into the freezer.

 

Ice Boost Function  Ice Boost.PNG

This function is for use when you require more ice eg for a party. The ‘Ice Boost’ function increases ice production up to 30% from standard ice making, and deactivates automatically after 24 hours.

  • When you first turn your ice maker on, the ‘Ice Boost’ function is off.
  • To turn this function on, press the Ice Boost.PNG button. The light above the Ice Boost.PNG button will illuminate when the ‘Ice Boost’ function is on.
  • The ‘Ice Boost’ function is paused once your ice bin is full.
  • To manually deactivate this feature press the Ice Boost.PNG button again. The light above the button will not illuminate.
  • Activating the ‘Ice Boost’ function will automatically turn on ice making.
  • Deactivating ice making automatically deactivate the ‘Ice Boost’ function.

 

Variable Temperature Zone

Selecting the Food Mode:

  • ‘Food Mode’ enables you to change the setting of the Variable Temperature Zone — Freezer, Soft Freeze, Chill, Fridge.


Changing the Food Mode:

  • Unlock the Variable Temperature Zone display by pressing the Plus_Higher Button.PNG and Minus_Lower Button.PNG buttons together for 4 seconds
  • Change the mode by pressing the Sabbath Mode Image #4.PNG button
  • ‘Food Mode’ scrolls from left to right (coldest setting to warmest setting)
  • The ‘Food Mode’ selected will illuminate The Variable Temperature Zone display will automatically lock after 10 seconds or once the compartment is closed.

 

Adjusting the Temperature

Each ‘Food Mode’ will automatically default to the recommended temperature setting for this food mode. Once you have selected the required ‘Food Mode’ the temperature can be adjusted as desired.

  • The default temperature for each ‘Food Mode’ will show as one illuminated light in the centre of the scale.
Operating Instr_Adj Temp#1.PNG
  • To increase the temperature of your selected ‘Food Mode’ press the button.
  • Each light displayed will increase the temperature setting slightly. When all three lights on the right are showing this is the warmest setting.
Operating Instr_Adj Temp#2.PNG
  • To decrease the temperature of your selected ‘Food Mode’ press the button.
  • Each light displayed will decrease the temperature setting slightly. When all three lights on the left are showing this is the coldest setting.
Operating Instr_Adj Temp#3.PNG
If you adjust the temperature for a ‘Food Mode’ this adjustment will be remembered for the next time you use this ‘Food Mode’. For example if you select freezer as the ‘Food Mode’ and adjust the temperature to the coldest setting, the next time you use the compartment as freezer it will remember your setting.

Key Lock

  • The Variable Temperature Zone display can be locked by pressing the Plus_Higher Button.PNGand Minus_Lower Button.PNGbuttons together for 3 seconds.
  • When locked the Key Lock.PNGicon will illuminate.
  • Deactivate by pressing thePlus_Higher Button.PNGand Minus_Lower Button.PNGbuttons together for 4 seconds.
  • The display will automatically lock after 10 seconds or once the compartment is closed.

 

Manual Ice System (Selected Models Only)

An ice storage bin which sits inside the upper top freezer bin provides storage for and gives you access to clean, clear ice cubes.

Operating Instr_Ice Tray & Scoop.PNG

 Information About Your Manual Ice System

To make ice:

  • Take the ice tray and lid from the top of the ice storage bin. Remove the lid from the ice tray and fill the tray with water. Place the lid back on the ice tray and carefully position it back onto the ice storage bin.
  • Once the ice is solid, take the ice tray and lid off the ice storage bin, remove the lid from the tray and twist the ice tray at each end in opposite directions. Turn the ice tray over the ice storage bin to dislodge the cubes into the bin.
  • Fill the ice tray with clean water and repeat to fill the ice storage bin.
  • Attached to the ice storage bin is the ice scoop which provides hygienic access to ice.
  • To access ice cubes, take the ice tray and lid from the top of the ice storage bin and place onto a flat surface. Take the scoop from the front of the bin, scoop cubes into vessel and then replace the scoop, tray and lid back to the top of the bin.
  • For maximum ice storage, level the stored cubes around the bin with the ice scoop.
  • If ice is not used often, old cubes will become cloudy, taste stale, will shrink and may stick together. Empty the ice storage bin periodically and wash in lukewarm water. Dry thoroughly and place back in the correct position.

 

Bottle Holder (Where Fitted)

  • The bottle holders can be used to store a variety of bottles.
  • To position the bottle holder in your refrigerator, slot the back edge of the bottle holder onto the back trim of any shelf in the fresh food compartment.
  • Unused bottle holders can be stacked up on top of one another so they do not take up unnecessary shelf space.
  • Bottles are best stored with the neck of the beverage facing the front of the refrigerator.

 

Glass Shelves

Standard glass shelves can not be repositioned in your refrigerator. Refer to ‘Cleaning and care’ for details on how to remove the standard glass shelves for cleaning.

Cantilever glass shelves — half-width and full-width

  • The cantilever glass shelves are designed to be strong and versatile.
  • The half-width and full-width shelves are removable and can be repositioned in your refrigerator.
  • Place the half-width shelves side-by-side when you store large items such as platters.
  • Place the half-width shelves at different levels to maximise the storage space  when you store items of varying heights.

 

To remove for repositioning

  1. Hold the front and back edge of the shelf firmly (refer to A).
  2. Push the shelf up vertically to dislodge from back support lugs (refer to B).
  3. Slide the shelf towards you (refer to C).
Operating Instr_Cantilever Glass Shelves.PNG

 

Glass Shelves - Freezer

Some models have glass shelving under the freezer bins. These can be removed if required.

To remove
  1. Remove the bin above the glass shelf (refer to ‘Fixed bins’)
  2. Push on the clips below the bin runners on both sides of the shelf (A)
  3. Lift the shelf up to remove from the supports
To Remove Glass Shelves_Freezer.png

 

Drip Tray (Water Dispensing Models Only)

  • The drip tray is designed to fit into the bottom of the water dispenser panel.
  • To insert the tray ensure the rounded sides are fitted into the dispenser panel first.
  • The purpose of the tray is to capture drips of water that may fall after dispensing.
  • The tray can be removed for cleaning.

 

Operating Instr_Drip Tray.PNG

 

 

 

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