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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 (Ice & Water models only)

  • 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
(E372B, E402B, E406B, E442B, E522B) (Ice & Water and non Ice & Water)

For all products with a freezer ‘door’ refer to page 8 – 9 for installation instructions. For all products with a freezer ‘drawer’ (RF522W, RF522A and RF610) refer to pages 10 – 11 for installation instructions.

  • 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.

Models:  E372B, E402B, E406B, E442B, and E522B

Product Dimensions

Property (mm) E372B E402B E406B E442B E522B
A. overall height of flat door product N/A 1715 N/A 1715 1715
A. overall height of curved door product 1595 1695 1595 1695 1695
A. overall height of curved door with ice & water product N/A N/A N/A N/A 1705
B. overall width of product   635 635 680 680 790
C. overall depth of flat door product (excludes handle, includes evaporator)    n/a 695 n/a 695 695
C. overall depth of curved door product (excludes handle, includes evaporator) 715 715 715 715 715

Cabinetry Dimensions

(including minimum clearances)

Property (mm) E372B E402B E406B E442B E522B
D. inside height of cavity  1645 1735 1645 1735 1735

Flush with refrigerator chasis – full door rotation 

Property (mm) E372B E402B E406B E442B E522B
E. inside width  675 675 720 720 830
F. inside depth   620 620 620 620 620

Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation

Property (mm) E372B E402B E406B E442B E522B
G. inside width    790 790 835 835 945
H. inside depth flush to curved door 680 680 680 680 680
I. inside depth flush to flat door n/a 695 N/A 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 E402B E406B E442B E522B
J. inside width 745 745 790 790 900
K. inside depth flush to curved door 680 680 680 680 680
L. inside depth flush to flat door   N/A 695 N/A 695 695

Minimum clearances

Property (mm) E372B E402B E406B E442B E522B
M. side clearance 20 20 20 20 20
N. side clearance – hinge side
flush with door – full rotation  
135 135 135 135 135
O. side clearance – hinge side
flush with door – 90° rotation
90 90 90 90 90
P. rear clearance (incl. evaporator tray) 30 30 30 30 30
Q. vent – around top of cupboard (optional) 50 50 50 50 50
R. top clearance – above refrigerator cabinet 50 50 50 50 50
S. door clearance – hinge side
flush with chassis – full rotation
520 520 555 555 645
T. door clearance – hinge side
flush with door – full rotation
405 405 440 440 530

Ventilation and installation – Freezer drawer models (RF522W, RF522A, RF610A/RF540A) (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. 

Models:  RF522W, RF522A, RF610, and RF540A

Product Dimensions

Property (mm) RF522W RF522A

RF610/
RF540A

A. overall height of product 1715 1715 1790
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)

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

Flush with refrigerator chasis – 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)

If your product is an Ice & Water model you must follow the following steps:

Contents of filter kit

  1. 4 m (13 ft) white 6 mm (¼”) tubing
  2. 1 x 200 mm (8”) blue 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 (½”) BSP

Fig.2 Water connection kit

  • The water connection to your Ice & Water refrigerator must be installed by an authorised plumber or Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer.
  • The water connection instructions below are intended only for the professional installer.
  • It is imperative the pressure reducing valve (PRV) is fitted upstream of the filter. If the PRV is not fitted to the connection line, the Ice & Water features may not function in some circumstances.
  • The new tubings supplied with the refrigerator are to be used. Old tubings 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)
Connect to potable water supply only
  • DO NOT use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality.
  • DO NOT install on line pressure above 827 kPa (119 psi) or below 150 kPa (22 psi).
  • DO NOT use on hot water supply (25°C (77°F) max).
  • DO NOT cut any length of tube shorter than 200 mm (8”).
  • DO NOT install near electrical wires or water pipes that will be in the path of drilling when selecting the location of the filter system.
  • DO NOT mount the filter in such a position 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 the filter in a location that is susceptible to freezing temperatures as damage to the filter housing could occur.
  • DO NOT screw the 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 a period longer than 2 minutes.
  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 200 mm (8”) blue tubing to the outlet of the PRV (blue collet) and the inlet connection of the water filter cartridge as shown in Diagram 1. Gently pull on both ends to ensure it is locked.

Diagram 1 - Fig. 3 PRV connection

  1. Connect the white 6 mm (¼”) tubing to the outlet of the water filter cartridge as shown in 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 the tubing making sure the ends are square and clean.

Diagram 2 - Fig. 4 Waterline connection

  1. Connect the tubing to the tap connection and the base of the PRV (white collet) and then to the tap as shown in 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 - Fig. 5 Tap connection

  1. Connect one locking key to each side of the water filter cartridge in between the cartridge and the locking collet as shown in 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 L (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 (2½”) from the bottom of the filter cartridge is required to perform cartridge removal.
  • Do not screw the water filter to the refrigerator.

Diagram 4 - Fig. 6 Locking Key

  1. Attach double sided foam to the back of the water filter head as shown in 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 (¼”) tubing to the back of the refrigerator ensuring there is enough tubing to pull the refrigerator out for service.
  3. Connect tubing into the water (solenoid) valve located on the right hand side of the unit (compressor) compartment as shown in Diagram 7. Beware of hot pipes.
  4. Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is locked in as shown in Diagram 8.
  5. The completed installation should look like Diagram 9 below.

Diagram 5 - Fig. 7 Double sided foam attachment


Fig.8 Waterline connection to refrigerator

  1. Turn isolating tap on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.
  2. Coil water line tubing behind the refrigerator. Push the refrigerator into place being careful not to kink or squash the water line running into the water (solenoid) valve.
  3. Read and follow pages below before using your ice and water system.
  • All connections must be checked for leaks.
  • Ensure white 6 mm (¼”) 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.
Diagram 9 - Fig.9 Connection to water supply

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

  • Check your refrigerator is switched on and has cooled for at least 2 hours before use (refer to 'ActiveSmart™ operating instructions' – The temperature of your refrigerator and freezer).
  • Check that the isolation tap has been connected and turned on.
  • The first time you use your water dispenser, there will be a 1 – 2 minute delay while the tank fills until water is dispensed. Run through and discard the first 3 litres (3 qt) of water, stopping intermittently to remove trapped air in the system. Failure to do this will result in excessive dripping from your dispenser.
  • Turn the ice maker on by pressing the  button (refer to 'Using your ice maker (Ice & Water models only)'). 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).

    You are now ready to enjoy ice and water from your ActiveSmart™ refrigerator.
Fig.10 Water dispenser

Once installation is complete a few drips may appear out of the dispenser over the next few days as the remaining trapped air is cleared.

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.

Fig.11 Refrigerator feet

  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. See minimum clearance in cabinetry dimensions table (refer to page 8).
  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. (Refer to Fig.11).
    (Non French door models only)
  4. 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 (refer to figures 12 and 13).

 

 

Fig.12 Uneven door alignment

Fig.13 Even door alignment

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.
  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.

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

Fig 14. Unstable refrigerator

Do not use metallic materials that may corrode, stain and/or damage floor coverings.


Fig.15 Stabilising your refrigerator

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

  1. Roll the refrigerator back into position and adjust front feet as per step 7C. (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 9A and 9B.

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.
  • 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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