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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 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 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)

Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation


Flush with refrigerator door — full door rotation

Flush with refrigerator door — 90° door rotation

 Product Dimensions

Property (mm) E372B / RF372B E402B / RF402B E442B / RF442B 522B / RF522B
  1.  Overall height of product

1625

1725

1725

1725

  1. Overall width of product

635

635

680

790

  1. Overall depth of product (excludes handle, includes evaporator)

N/A

695

695

695

 Cabinetry Dimensions (including minimum clearances)

Property (mm) E372B / RF372B E402B / RF402B E442B / RF442B 522B / RF522B
  1. Inside height of cavity

1645

1735

1735

1735

Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation

  1. Inside width

675

675

720

830

  1. Inside depth

620

620

620

620

Flush with refrigerator door — full door rotation

  1. Inside width

790

790

835

945

  1. 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°)

  1. Inside width

745

745

790

900

  1. Inside depth flush to door

N/A

695

695

695


Minimum Clearances

Property (mm) E372B / RF372B E402B / RF402B E442B / RF442B 522B / RF522B
  1. Side clearance

20

20

20

20

  1. Side clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation

135

135

135

135

  1. Side clearance — hinge side 1 with door — 90° rotation

90

90

90

90

  1. Rear clearance (incl. evaporator tray)

30

30

30

30

  1.  Vent — around top of cupboard (optional)

50

50

50

50

  1. Top clearance — above refrigerator cabinet

50

50

50

50

  1. Door clearance — hinge side flush with chassis — full rotation

520

520

555

645

  1. Door clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation

405

405

440

530

 

Connecting water (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models)

Contents of filter kit

  1. 1 x 4m long x Ø6mm (1/4”) tubing
  2. 1 x 200mm (8”) short Ø6mm (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 — 15mm (1/2”) BSP

  • 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 trained and supported service technician.
  • 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 water and ice 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/WARNING

  • 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 119psi (827kPa) or below 22psi (150kPa).
  • DO NOT use on hot water supply 38°C max.
  • DO NOT cut any length of tube shorter than 200mm.
  • 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.

Installation instructions:

  1. Ensure the refrigerator is NOT plugged into a power supply.
  2. Locate a cold water supply/feed only suitable for a water connection. Tee and tap fitting is not supplied.
  3. Connect the 200mm (8”) 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 PRV connection

  1. Connect the 6mm (1/4”) 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 250mm).
  3. Cut the tubing making sure the ends are square and clean.


Diagram 2 Waterline connection to refrigerator

  1. Connect the tubing to the faucet connection and the base of the PRV (white collet) and then to the faucet as shown in Diagram 3. Please note that the faucet connection supplied should fit most installation situations.


Diagram 3 Faucet 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 faucet on and run at least 4L of water through. Once complete, turn isolating faucet 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 faucet in a cupboard beside the refrigerator.
  • A minimum clearance of 64mm from the bottom of the filter cartridge is required to perform cartridge removal.
  • Do not screw water filter to refrigerator.


Diagram 4 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 the double sided foam backing and attach the filter to the desired position, reinforcing the filter with the screws provided as located in step 10 (refer to the previous page).

Diagram 5 Double sided foam attachment

  1. Run the 6mm (1/4”) 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 6, mark out 16mm, on the end of the tubing as shown in Diagram 7.
  3. Insert the tubing marked 16mm into the water (solenoid) valve up to the marked line as shown in Diagram 8.
  4. Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is locked in as shown in Diagram 9.
  5. The completed installation should look like Diagram 6.
  6. Turn the isolating faucet on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.
  7. Coil water line tubing behind the refrigerator. Push your refrigerator into place being careful not to kink or squash the water line tube running into the water (solenoid) valve.
  8. Read pages 17 – 18 carefully and then turn refrigerator on.
  • All connections must be checked for leaks.
  • Ensure 6mm (1/4”) 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 10.

Diagram 10

System 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 2,838L (750gal). 

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

  • Check your refrigerator is switched on.
  • Check that the isolation tap has been connected and turned on.
  • Allow at least 2 hours for your refrigerator to cool before use.

For Ice & Water models only:

  • Run through and discard the first 3L of water from your water dispenser, stopping intermittently to remove trapped air in the system. Failure to do this will result in excessive dripping from your dispenser. 

There will be a 1 – 2 minute delay while the tank fills until water is dispensed.

For Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models:

  • 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).

    You are now ready to enjoy water and/or ice from your ActiveSmart™ refrigerator.


Water dispenser (Ice & Water model only)

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 ActiveSmartTM 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. See minimum clearance in cabinetry dimensions table.
  3. 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)
  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.

Refrigerator feet

Uneven door alignment

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.

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.

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.

Unstable refrigerator

  1.  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’, ‘Rear compartment cover’).
  • 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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