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Installation instructions

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

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).

Location

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

Ice & Water models

  • Your Ice & Water refrigerator must be installed by an authorised plumber or Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer 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.

Ventilation and installation – Freezer door models

(Ice & Water and non-Ice & Water)

  • To ensure adequate ventilation for your refrigerator or vertical freezer, see recommended cabinetry dimensions below.
  • If integrating your refrigerator, please follow installation instructions provided with the integration kits.
Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation

These drawings and dimensions are also true for Ice & Water models.

Product Dimensions 

Property (mm) E372B/
RF372B
E402B/
RF402B
E442B/
RF442B
E522B/
RF522B
A. overall height of flat door product. 1620 1720 1720 1720
A. overall height of curved door product. 1595 1695 1695 1695
A. overall height of curved door with Ice & Water product. n/a n/a n/a 1705
B. overall width of product. 635 635 680 790
C. overall depth of flat door product (excludes handle, includes evaporator). n/a 695 695 695
C. overall depth of curved door product (excludes handle, includes evaporator). 715 715 715 715

 

Cabinetry dimensions

(including minimum clearances)

Property (mm) E372B/
RF372B
E402B/
RF402B
E442B/
RF442B
E522B/
RF522B
D. inside height of cavity. 1645 1735 1735 1735

 

Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation

Property (mm) E372B/
RF372B
E402B/
RF402B
E442B/
RF442B
E522B/
RF522B
E. inside width. 675 675 720 830
F. inside depth. 620 620 620 620

 

Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation

Property (mm) E372B/
RF372B
E402B/
RF402B
E442B/
RF442B
E522B/
RF522B
G. inside width. 790 790 835 945
H. inside depth flush to curved door. 680 680 680 680
I. inside depth flush to flat 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°)

Property (mm) E372B/
RF372B
E402B/
RF402B
E442B/
RF442B
E522B/
RF522B
J. inside width. 745 745 790 900
K. inside depth flush to curved door. 680 680 680 680
L. inside depth flush to flat door. n/a 695 695 695

 

Minimum clearances

Property (mm) E372B/
RF372B
E402B/
RF402B
E442B/
RF442B
E522B/
RF522B
M. side clearance. 20 20 20 20
N. side clearance - hinge side flush with door – full rotation. 135 135 135 135
O. side clearance – hinge side flush with door – 90° rotation. 90 90 90 90
P. rear clearance (incl. evaporator tray). 30 30 30 30
Q. vent – around top of cupboard (optional). 50 50 50 50
R. top clearance – above refrigerator cabinet. 50 50 50 50
S. door clearance – hinge side flush with chassis – full rotation. 520 520 555 645
T. door clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation. 405 405 440 530

 

Ventilation and installation – Freezer drawer models

(Ice & Water and non-Ice & Water)

RF522W RF522A/RF610A/RF540A

Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation

These drawings and dimensions are also true for Ice & Water models.

To ensure adequate ventilation for your refrigerator see recommended cabinetry dimensions below.

 

Product Dimensions

Property (mm) RF522W RF522A RF610/ RF540A
A. overall height of flat door product. 1720 1720 1795
B. overall width of product. 790 790 790
C. overall depth of flat door product (excludes handle, includes evaporator). 695 695 695

 

Cabinetry Dimensions

(including minimum clearances)

Property (mm) RF522W RF522A RF610/ RF540A
D. inside height of cavity. 1735 1735 1810

 

Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation

Property (mm) RF522W RF522A RF610/ RF540A
E. inside width. 830 830 940
F. inside depth. 620 620 620

 

Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation

Property (mm) RF522W RF522A RF610/ RF540A
G. inside width. 945 1060 1170
H. inside depth flush to curved door. - - -
I. inside depth flush to flat door. 695 695 695

 

Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation

(for full drawer/shelf access, the doors need to be open past 90°)

Property (mm) RF522W RF522A RF610/ RF540A
J. inside width. 900 1015 1125
K. inside depth flush to curved door. - - -
L. inside depth flush to flat door. 695 695 695

 

Minimum clearances

Property (mm) RF522W RF522A RF610/ RF540A
M. side clearance. 20 20 20
N. side clearance - hinge side
flush with door – full rotation.
135 135 135
O. side clearance – hinge side
flush with door – 90° rotation.
90 90 90
P. rear clearance (incl. evaporator tray). 30 30 30
Q. vent – around top of cupboard (optional). 50 50 50
R. top clearance – above refrigerator cabinet. 50 50 50
S. door clearance – hinge side
flush with chassis – full rotation.
645 325 365
T. door clearance – hinge side
flush with door – full rotation.
530 210 250

 

Connecting water

(Ice & Water models only) 

Contents of filter kit
  1. 1 x 4 m (13ft) long x Ø6 mm (1⁄4”) tubing
  2. 1 x 200 mm (8”) short Ø6 mm (1⁄4”) tubing
  3. 1 x pressure reducing valve (PRV)
  4. 1 x double sided foam
  5. 2 x locking keys
  6. 1 x water filter cartridge and head
  7. 1 x tap connection – 15 mm (1⁄2”) BSP



Water connection kit

  • It is imperative the pressure reducing valve (PRV) is fitted prior to the filter. If the PRV is not fitted to the connection line, the Ice & Water features may not function in some circumstances.
  • The water connection to your Ice & Water refrigerator must be installed by an authorised plumber or Fisher & Paykel Authorised Service Agent.
  • The water connection instructions below are intended only for the professional installer.
  • The new tubings supplied with the refrigerator are to be used, old tubings from old Ice & Water connections should not be used.
  • Replacement parts are available through Customer Care or online at www.fisherpaykel.com (this
  • service is available to selected markets only).

Installation precautions/warnings

  • DO NOT use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.

Connect to potable water supply only. 

  • DO NOT install on line pressure above 119 psi (827 kPa) or below 22 psi (150 kPa).
  • DO NOT use on hot water supply (100°F [38°C max.]).
  • DO NOT cut any length of tube shorter than 8” (200 mm).
  • 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 filter in such a position so that it will be struck by other items, such as wastebaskets, etc.
  • DO NOT install the 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 filter 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 use copper tubing. The plastic tubing supplied should always be used.
  • DO NOT continuously dispense water for longer than 2 minutes.

Connecting your water filter cartridge

  1. Ensure the refrigerator is not plugged into a power supply.
  2. Locate isolation tap for water connection – cold water feed only (dishwasher or sink mixer taps). Tee and tap fitting not supplied.
  3. Connect the short 200 mm (8”) tubing to the outlet of the PRV (blue collet) and the inlet connection of the water filter cartridge (refer to Diagram 1). Gently pull on both ends to ensure it is locked.

Diagram 1 PRV connection

  1. Connect the long 6 mm (1⁄4”) tubing to the outlet of the water filter cartridge (refer to Diagram 2). Gently pull to ensure it is locked.
  2. Measure the required length of tubing to run from the PRV to the water connection point (no less than 250 mm (10”)).
  3. Cut from the long tube making sure the ends are square and clean.

Diagram 2 Waterline connection

  1. Connect the tubing to the tap connection and the base of the PRV (white collet) and then to the tap (refer to Diagram 3). Take care not to over-tighten the tap connection. Please note that the tap connection supplied should fit most installation situations.

Diagram 3 Tap connection

  1. Connect one locking key to each side of the water filter cartridge in between the cartridge and the locking collet (refer to Diagram 4).
  2. To flush the water filter of any trapped air, harmless carbon fines and to also check for leaks, aim the end of the tubing into a bucket, turn isolating tap on and run at least 10 litres (10 qt) of water through. Once complete, turn isolating tap off.
  3. Locate desired position for water filter noting carefully the following points:
  • It is recommended to fit the water filter in a vertical
  • orientation with the water filter head at the top. This
  • will minimise water leakage when replacing cartridge.
  • Ensure the filter is in a convenient location to access every 6 months for replacement. We suggest that this location is beside the water filter supply tap in a cupboard beside the refrigerator.
  • A minimum clearance of 64 mm (2 1⁄2”) from the bottom of the filter cartridge is required to perform cartridge removal.
  • Do not screw the water filter to the refrigerator.

Diagram 4 Locking key

  1. Attach double sided foam to the back of the water filter head (refer to Diagram 5). Write the date to be replaced on the filter (date installed + 6 months). Remove double sided foam backing and attach filter to the desired position as located in step 10 (refer to previous page).
  2. Run the 6 mm (1⁄4”) tubing to the back of the refrigerator ensuring there is enough tubing to pull the refrigerator out for service.

Diagram 5 Double sided foam attachment

  • All connections must be checked for leaks.
  • Ensure 6 mm (1/4”) tubing is routed away from sharp objects, sharp corners (beware of kinking tube as this will stop water flow), clear of the refrigerator unit compartment and not in a location where it can be squashed.
  • Ensure all push-fit connections are firmly pushed into place. The tube should be pushed in 16 mm (5/8”) 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, turn off the isolating tap, push in the collet and gently pull tubing at the same time (refer to Diagram 6).

Open rear compartment installation

  1. Mark a line of 16 mm (5/8”) on the end of the tube. Firmly push the marked water tube into the water (solenoid) valve located on the right hand side of the rear compartment until the marked line is not visible (refer to Diagram 7). Beware of hot pipes.
  2. Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is locked (refer to Diagram 8).
  3. The completed installation should look like Diagram 9. Turn isolating tap on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.
  4. Coil water line tubing behind the refrigerator and push into position being careful not to kink or squash the water line running into the water (solenoid) valve.

Rear compartment cover installation

  1. Using the measurement guide located on the rear compartment cover. Mark out 16 mm (5/8”), on the end of the tubing (refer to Diagram 10).
  2. Firmly insert the marked water tube into the water (solenoid) valve until the marked line is not visible (refer to Diagram 11).
  3. Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is locked (refer to Diagram 12).
  4. The completed installation should look like Diagram 13. Turn isolating tap on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.
  5. Coil water line tubing behind the refrigerator and push into position being careful not to kink or squash the water line running into the water (solenoid) valve.

The water filtration system is tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for the reduction of Asbestos, Atrazine, Benzene, Cyst, Carbofuran, Lead, Lindane, Mercury, P-Dichlorobenzene, Toxaphene & Turbidity; against Standard NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of Chlorine Taste and Odour and Nominal Particulate Class I to a capacity of 2,838 Litres (750 gallons).

Before you start using your Ice & Water refrigerator

To flush the water filtration system
  • Ensure your refrigerator is switched on, and the isolation tap has been connected and turned on.
  • Run your water dispenser pad until water dispenses, this will displace trapped air in the water tank and filter system. This will take at least 2 minutes. Once water has dispensed, rest the dispenser pad for 2 minutes.
  • Dispense and discard 4 litres (4 qt) of water, then rest the dispenser pad for a further 2 minutes.
  • Dispense and discard a further 4 litres (4 qt) of water. Failure to do this will result in excessive dripping from your dispenser.
  • Please note, once installation is complete a few drips may appear out of the dispenser over the next few days to clear the remaining trapped air.
  • Turn the ice maker on by pressing the  button. The light above the  button will be illuminated when the ice maker is on.
  • Press and hold the ,  and  buttons together for 4 seconds and then close the refrigerator compartment door to force an ice maker cycle. The ice tray will flip twice. Repeat to force another ice maker cycle. The ice tray will flip twice and spill water into the ice bin. Empty the water, dry and replace the bin. Note that the ice tray will not flip until the refrigerator compartment door is closed.
  • Please discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 cubes per harvest).
  • Ensure your refrigerator has cooled for at least 2 hours before use.

You are now ready to enjoy ice and water from your refrigerator.

 

Water dispenser

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.

  1. Your refrigerator will arrive with the front feet wound up making moving the product into its final location a simple task.
  2. Roll the refrigerator into its final position making sure there is the correct air gap between the product and surrounding cabinetry.
  3. Adjust the front feet down until the refrigerator is leaning backward with the front approximately 10 mm (1⁄2”) higher than the back. This will ensure a good door closing action.
(Non French door models only)
  1. 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.
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.

What to do if your product is unstable

  1. 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.

  1. 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.



Adjusting refrigerator feet



Uneven door alignment



Even door alignment




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

Example of an unstable refrigerator


  1. Roll the refrigerator back into position and adjust front feet down until the refrigerator is leaning backward with the front approximately 10 mm (1⁄2”) higher than the back. This will ensure a good door closing action.
  • 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 of ‘What to do if your product is unstable’ section.

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 as recommended in the installation instructions.
  • Ensure you vacuum around the appliance to remove dust and possible pet hair accumulation. Also keep the appliance and its cabinetry free of dust by wiping down with a dry, lint-free cloth (refer to ‘Cleaning care’ section).
  • Do not cover your appliance with any material that will prevent air from flowing around the cabinet sides.
  • 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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