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Anti-Tip Bracket Installation

Safety requires refrigerators be stable when doors and/or drawer, are open. Depending on your installation enclosure, an anti-tip bracket may need to be fitted if the ceiling/cabinetry above the enclosure is not secured to the wall (to withstand a 100 kg load). This will prevent the possibility of the appliance tipping forward, when doors and/or drawer, are open.

When fastening with masonry plugs and/or screws:

  • Ensure the screws avoid electrical, gas and water conduits.
  • Ensure the surface the bracket is fastened to withstand a 100 kg load.
  • Ensure light-weight masonry material such as cinder block and new concrete (no curing time) are not used in installation.
  • Do not use metallic materials that may corrode, stain and/or damage the enclosure.

Wooden Wall Installation

  1. Project the top front edge of the finished enclosure to the centre of the back wall, this will locate the top of the anti- tip bracket (refer to A). Ensure a structural beam/wall stud closest to the centre of the wall enclosure is located.


 

  1. Fix bracket to the wall with Phillips screws x 4. Ensure screws hold tight and the bracket overlaps the appliance when it is positioned (60 mm min.) for a secure hold.

Solid Wall Installation

  1. Project the top front edge of the finished enclosure to the centre of the back wall, this will locate the top of the anti- tip bracket (refer to A).

  2. Mark screw locations to drill Ø6.0 mm x 35 mm deep holes.

  1. Hammer masonry plugs into the wall until flush.
    Fix bracket to the wall with Phillips screws x 4. Ensure screws hold tight.

Spacer Installation

If a minimum 60 mm overlap cannot be achieved we recommend fastening a solid spacer (wooden beam etc.) behind the bracket.

  1. Ensure the length of the spacer corresponds to the enclosure’s width. Always secure the spacer to existing studs on the enclosure wall.

  1. Fix bracket to the spacer with Phillips screws x 4. Ensure screws hold tight and the bracket overlaps the appliance when it is positioned (60 mm min.) for a secure hold.