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Installation Instructions

 

 

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

 

1. Power

  • The appliance must be installed so the plug is accessible.
  • To ensure that the appliance is not accidentally switched off, connect your refrigerator to its own power point. Do not plug in any other appliance at this power point or use extension cords and double adaptors, as the combined weight of both power cords can pull the double adaptor from a wall outlet socket.
  • 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.
  • It is essential that the appliance is properly grounded (earthed).

 

2. Location

  • Your refrigerator should not be located in direct sunlight or next to any heat generating appliance such as a cooktop, oven or dishwasher.

 

3. 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.

 

4. Product and Cabinetry Dimensions

If integrating your refrigerator, please follow installation instructions provided with the integration kits.

Freezer door models (E372B, RF372B, E402B, RF402B, E442B, RF442B, E522B, RF522B) (Ice & Water, Automatic Ice and non-Ice & Water models)

 

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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

 

 

 

E372B

RF372B

E402B

RF402B

E442B

RF442B

E522B

RF522B

Product Dimensions       mm
A. Overall height of product 1620 1720 1720 1720
B. Overall width of product 635 635 680 790
C. Overall depth of product (excludes handle, includes evaporator) N/A 695 695 695
Cabinetry Dimensions (including minimum clearances)       mm
D. Inside height of cavity 1645 1735 1735 1735
Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation        
E. Inside width 675 675 720 830
F. Inside depth 620 620 620 620
Flush with refrigerator door — full door rotation        
G. Inside width 790 790 835 945
H. Inside depth flush to door N/A 695 695 695
Flush with refrigerator door — 90° door rotation (for full drawer/shelf access, the doors need to be open past 90°)        
I. Inside width 745 745 790 900
J. Inside depth flush to door N/A 695 695 695
Minimum Clearances       mm
K. Side clearance 20 20 20 20
L. Side clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation 135 135 135 135
M.Side clearance — hinge side flush with door — 90° rotation 90 90 90 90
N. Rear clearance (incl. evaporator tray) 30 30 30 30
O. Vent — around top of cupboard (optional) 50 50 50 50
P. Top clearance — above refrigerator cabinet 50 50 50 50
Q. Door clearance — hinge side flush with chassis — full rotation 520 520 555 645
R. Door clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation 405 405 440 530

If integrating your refrigerator, please follow installation instructions provided with the integration kits.

Freezer drawer models (RF522W, RF522A, RF610A/RF540A) (Ice & Water, Automatic Ice and non-Ice & Water models)

 

RF522W

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RF522A, RF610A/RF540A

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Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation

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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 — full door rotation

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Flush with refrigerator door — 90° door rotation

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Flush with refrigerator door — 90° door rotation

 

  RF522W RF522A RF610A/ RF540A
Product Dimensions     mm
A. Overall height of product 1720 1720 1800
B. Overall width of product 790 790 900
C. Overall depth of product (excludes handle, includes evaporator) 695 695 695
Cabinetry Dimensions (including minimum clearances)     mm
D. Inside height of cavity 1735 1735 1810
Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation      
E. Inside width 830 830 940
F. Inside depth 620 620 620
Flush with refrigerator door — full door rotation      
G. Inside width 790 790 835
H. Inside depth flush to door N/A 695 695
Flush with refrigerator door — 90° door rotation (for full drawer/shelf access, the doors need to be open past 90°)      
I. Inside width 945 1060 1170
J. Inside depth flush to door 695 695 695
Minimum Clearances     mm
K. Side clearance 20 20 20
L. Side clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation 135 135 135
M.Side clearance — hinge side flush with door — 90° rotation 90 90 90
N. Rear clearance (incl. evaporator tray) 30 30 30
O. Vent — around top of cupboard (optional) 50 50 50
P. Top clearance — above refrigerator cabinet 50 50 50
Q. Door clearance — hinge side flush with chassis — full rotation 645 325 365
R. Door clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation 530 210 250

 

 

5. Connecting Water (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models)

Contents of Filter Kit

A 1 x tap connection

B 1 x short tubing

C 1 x locking key

D 1 x pressure reducing valve (PRV)

E 1 x water filter cartridge

F 1 x wall mounting bracket, filter head and tubing

G 2 x screws

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A

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B

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C

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D

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E

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F

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G

  • A pressure reducing valve (PRV) must be fitted prior to the water filter. The PRV protects your refrigerator from damage. If the PRV is not fitted to the connection line your warranty will be void and the product may leak.
  • The water connection instructions below are intended only for the professional installer.
  • The new tubing supplied with the refrigerator is to be used, old tubing from old water and ice connections should not be used.
  • Ensure the inlet tubing is correctly connected to the PRV. Failure to do so may result in serious injury.
  • Replacement parts are available through Customer Care or online at fisherpaykel.com (this service is available to selected markets only).

 

Installation Precautions / Warning

  • DO NOT cut any length of tube shorter than 500mm.
  • DO NOT install near electrical wires or water pipes that will be in the path of drilling when selecting the location of filter system.
  • DO NOT mount the water filter in such a position so that it will be struck by other items, such as wastebaskets.
  • DO NOT install the water filter or any water tubing in direct sunlight as prolonged exposure to light can weaken plastic components.
  • DO NOT install in a location that is susceptible to freezing temperatures as damage to the housing could occur.
  • DO NOT screw water filter mounting bracket to the refrigerator.
  • DO NOT install the filter or any water tubing in high temperature areas eg in a ceiling cavity.
  • AVOID contamination of pipes during installation.
  • DO NOT continuously dispense water for longer than 2 minutes.

 

Installation Instructions

  1. Ensure the refrigerator is NOT plugged into a power supply.
  2. Locate a cold water supply/feed that is suitable for a water connection.
  3. Connect the tap connection fitting (A) to the tap. Connect the short tubing (B) to the outlet of the tap and secure with the locking key (C) (refer to Diagram 1)
  4. Connect the inlet of the PRV (D) to the tubing connected to the tap (refer to Diagram 2). Ensure the arrow on the PRV is pointing away from the tap. The arrow indicates the direction of water flow.
  5. Connect the inlet tube from the filter head to the PRV (refer to Diagram 3). The inlet tube can be identified by the downward arrow **Insert Image** on the filter head and a red mark on the tube.
Ensure the outlet tubing is correctly connected to the refrigerator water valve. Refer to Diagram 3.
  1. Determine the mounting position for the water filter noting the following:
  • The water filter MUST not be mounted with the filter head position below the base of the filter (refer to Diagram 4). We recommend fitting the water filter in a vertical orientation with the filter head at the top. This will minimise water leakage during replacement of the water filter.
  • Ensure the water filter is in a convenient location to access every 6 months for replacement. We recommend that this location is beside the water filter supply tap in a cupboard beside the refrigerator.
  • A minimum clearance of 50mm from the bottom of the water filter is required to perform filter removal.
  1. Attach the wall mounting bracket with the two screws provided, attach the bottom screw first then the top screw (refer to Diagram 5).
  2. Insert the filter water into the filter head. Push the filter firmly into the filter head and turn in a clockwise direction until it locks into place (refer to Diagram 6).
  3. To flush the water filter of any trapped air, harmless carbon fines and check for leaks: Aim the end of the filter outlet tubing into a bucket, turn on the tap and run 8L of water through. Once complete, turn the tap off.
Further flushing is required before first use of your ice or water functions, please refer to ‘Before you start using the Ice & Water or Automatic Ice function’ for details
  1. Run the 6mm tubing to the back of the refrigerator ensuring there is enough tubing to pull the refrigerator out for service.
  2. Using the measurement guide shown in Diagram 7, mark out 16mm, on the end of the tubing as shown in Diagram 8.
  3. Insert the outlet tubing to the water (solenoid) valve up to the marked line. The outlet tube can be identified by the upward arrow **Insert Image** on the filter head and a blue mark on the tube.
  4. Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is locked in as shown in Diagram 10.
  5. Turn the tap on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.
  6. Coil water line tubing behind the refrigerator. Push your refrigerator into place being careful not to kink or squash the water line tube.
  7. Read pages 19 – 20 carefully and then turn refrigerator on.

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Diagram 1

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Diagram 2

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Diagram 3​

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Diagram 4

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Diagram 5​​​​​​

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Diagram 6

 

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Diagram 11

 

  • All connections must be checked for leaks.
  • Ensure 6mm tubing is routed away from sharp objects, sharp corners (beware of kinking the tube as this will stop water flow), clear of the refrigerator rear compartment and not in a location where it can be kinked or squashed.
  • Ensure all push-fit connections are firmly pushed into place. The tube should push in 16mm before reaching the stop.
  • If tubing is removed at any point, re-cut the end and re-insert. Tubing must be fully inserted to avoid leaks.
  • To remove tube from connection points first turn off the isolating faucet. Gently push the dispensing pad a few times using a glass or container to remove the static line pressure. Push in the collet firmly while pulling back on the tubing at the same time, as shown in Diagram 11.

847200 - Certified by: IAPMO R&T against NSF/ANSI Standards 43, 53, 401 and CSA

B4831.1 for the reduction of claims specified on the performance data sheet and at iapmort.org. 847200 compounds certified under NSF/ANSI 401 have been deemed as incidental contaminants/emerging compounds. Incidental contaminants are those compounds that have been detected in drinking water supplies at trace levels. While occurring at only trace levels, these compounds can affect the public acceptance of drinking quality water.”

847201 - Certified by: IAPMO R&T against NSF/ANSI Standards 43 and CSA B4831.1 for the reduction of claims specified on the performance data sheet and at iapmort.org.

Rated capacity:

847200 – 102 gallons (386 litres)

847201 – 170 gallons (643.5 litres)

 

Before you start using the Ice & Water or Automatic Ice function

  • Check your refrigerator is switched on.
  • Allow at least 2 hours for your refrigerator to cool before use.
  • Complete all the flushing steps detailed in this installation/user guide to ensure optimum performance of your water filter.

 

For Ice & Water models only:

  1. Press the water dispenser pad to dispense 2L of water.
    • There may be carbon residue dispensed together with water. This is not harmful, and normal during flushing process.
  2. Wait for 2 minutes before dispensing again.
  3. Dispense another 2L of water. Your water dispenser is now ready for use.
  4. Water will continue to drip from the dispenser for a few more days after installation to clear remaining trapped air in the dispenser. Check the drip tray regularly and empty when required.

For Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models:

  1. Turn the ice maker on by pressing the **Insert Image** button. The light above the button will be illuminated when the ice maker is on.
  2. Press the **Insert Image**, **Insert Image** and **Insert Image** together for 4 seconds then close the doors. The ice tray will empty the water into the bin below. The ice tray will only empty after the doors are closed.
  3. Repeat step 2 to remove dust in the ice tray collected during manufacture and transport.
  4. Empty the water, dry the bin and return it correctly (refer to diagrams 1 and 2 for placement of ice bins for your refrigerator).
  5. Once your ice maker is turned on the first bin of ice may be discoloured, this is not harmful and normal during the flushing process. Discard the first full bin of ice made. Your ice maker is now ready for use.
    • For Ice & Water models: the water filter will reach optimum performance after two to three full bins of ice.
    • For Ice only models: the water filter will reach optimum performance after four to five full bins of ice.

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Water dispenser

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Diagram 1

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Diagram 2

Ice storage bin and scoop in correct position

 

 

6. Installation (all models)

Your Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart™ refrigerator is fitted with front and rear rollers, designed for moving the product in the forwards and backwards direction.

Avoid moving the product in a sideways direction as this may damage the rollers or the floor covering/surface.

A. Your refrigerator will arrive with the front feet wound up making moving the product into its final location a simple task.

B. 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.

C. 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.

(Non French door models only)

D. Aligning your refrigerator with cabinetry.

  • Align the sides of the refrigerator with the cabinetry by adjusting the hinge side front foot.
  • Adjust the handle side foot until it touches the floor and takes a small amount of weight.
  • Once the refrigerator is in place and aligned with cupboards/alcove gently push on the front top and check if the product is rocking or stable.

 

7. Levelling of Refrigerator Doors (French door models only)

  • For uneven surfaces, front feet can be used to align the 2 doors.
  • If left hand door is too low, then unscrew the left hand foot to lift up the cabinet until the two doors top edges are aligned.
  • If right hand door is too low, then adjust the right hand foot in the same way.

 

8. 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 so as to prevent it from moving when the cabinet is pushed into position.

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Refrigerator feet

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Uneven door alignment

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Even door alignment

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

Unstable refrigerator

 

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

 

C. Roll the refrigerator back into position and adjust front feet as per step 6 C. (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 8 A and 8 B.

 

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, and a soft cloth to remove manufacturing and transportation dust.
  • 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, but 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 possible pet hair accumulation. Also 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’, ‘Cabinet surround’).
  • Allow good clearances in front of air ducts within the cabinet for maximum cold air distribution.
  • Cool hot foods down 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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