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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 or double adaptors, as the combined weight of both power cords can pull a double adaptor from the wall outlet socket.
  • For power requirements, refer to the information on the serial plate located on the left hand side of the fridge compartment.
  • It is essential that the appliance is properly grounded (earthed).
  • Connect the appliance to the electrical supply (220-240 V~50 Hz) with the plug and lead, which are fitted.
  • Connections to the mains supply should be in accordance with local regulations.

Location

  • Your refrigerator should not be located in direct sunlight or next to any heat generating appliance such as a cooktop, oven or dishwasher.
  • This appliance is intended to be used in households and similar applications such as
    • staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments;
    • farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;
    • bed and breakfast type environments;
    • catering and similar non-retail applications.

Ice & Water (Ice & Water models only)

  • Your Ice & Water 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

Product Dimensions

Property Size (mm)
  1. Overall height of product (to top of hinge)

1795

  1. Overall width of product

910

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

700

Cabinetry Dimensions 

Property Size (mm)
  1. Inside height of cavity

1845

Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation

Property Size (mm)
  1. Inside width

950

  1. Inside depth

635

Minimum Clearance

Property Size (mm)
  1. Side clearance

20

  1. Rear clearance

30

  1. Door clearance - hinge side flush with chassis – full rotation

460

  1. Door clearance - hinge side flush with chassis – full rotation (Small Door)

365

Positioning your appliance

Choosing the right location This appliance should be installed in a room that is dry and well ventilated. To provide adequate ventilation, make sure the refrigerator is at least 20 mm clear on all sides from kitchen cabinetry, and 30 mm from the back wall. Any units placed above the appliance must be clear by 50 mm to allow sufficient ventilation.

If locating the refrigerator close to a corner, sufficient spacing must be left for opening the doors and removing the shelves.

This appliance should be at least 100 mm from any electric or gas cooker. If this is not possible, make sure that appropriate insulation is used (eg insulated wall).

Avoid exposing the appliance to direct sunlight, and sources of heat (such as radiators, heaters or cookers).

Locating this appliance in a cold environment (such as a shed, outhouse or garage) may compromise its performance. A consistent room temperature of 10°C or above is recommended to ensure optimum performance and food care.

Installation distance

Door rotation installation distance

Removing and installing the doors

  • In the event that you need to remove the refrigerator doors, please follow the door removal and installation instructions below.
  • It is suggested for your safety to have two or more people to assist you in completing the tasks below to avoid injury, product damage or property loss.
  • Ensure both power and water to the refrigerator are turned off.

First step to removing fridge and freezer door

  1. Undo the 2 screws holding kick-strip in position and remove (Fig.1).
  2. Release the water coupler: press and hold in the collet as shown (Fig.2) and remove the water tube.

Fig. 1 Removing kick-strip

Fig. 2 Releasing water coupler

The freezer door

  1. Undo the hinge cover screw and remove the cover (Fig.3), the clips holding the cover must be released first. Unclip the front section of the hinge cover, then push the cover towards the centre of the appliance and pull upwards to release.
  2. Disconnect wires held together with clips (Fig.3).
  3. Undo the screws holding down hinge bracket. Do not disconnect the earth wire from the screw (Fig.4).
  4. Lift freezer door and thread the water tube up through the lower hinge.
  5. Pull the door up and then away from the cabinet.

Fig. 3 Removing hinge cover

Fig. 4 Removing hinge screws

The fridge door

  1. Undo the hinge cover screw and remove the cover (Fig. 5), the clips holding the cover must be released first. Unclip the front section of the hinge cover, then push the cover towards the centre of the appliance and pull upwards to release.
  2. Undo screws holding down the hinge bracket (Fig. 6).
  3. Pull the door up and then away from the cabinet.

Fig. 5 Removing hinge cover

Fig. 6 Removing hinge screws

Refitting the doors

Refit the doors by reversing the removal steps. It is essential that when you replace the freezer door you replace the earth wire.

Levelling the refrigerator and adjusting the doors

Make sure that the appliance is on solid level flooring. If the refrigerator is placed on a plinth, the plinth must be flat and constructed from strong, fire resistant materials.

The refrigerator may require some alignment before connecting to the power supply.

This refrigerator has front adjustable feet, which can be used to level the appliance.

Insert a suitable flat-head screwdriver into the slots of the adjustable feet. Wind to the left to raise the foot and to the right to lower the foot.

Clockwise to raise feet

Counter-clockwise to lower feet.

Levelling the doors

To raise the left-hand door wind the left-hand foot to the left.

To raise the right-hand door, wind the right-hand foot to the left.

Levelling doors

Water supply connection

It is recommended to have this product installed by a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.

  • DO NOT use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality.
  • WARNING – connect to potable water supply only to ensure water hygiene in the ice maker and water dispenser.
  • DO NOT install on line pressure above 125 PSI (860kPa) or below 4.5 PSI (30kPa).
  • DO NOT use on hot water supply. Maximum temperature 38ÅãC (100ÅãF)
  • DO NOT cut any length of tube shorter than 500 mm.
  • 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, suchas 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 1 minute.
  • The water connection instructions are intended for a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.

Fitting the water filter

  1. Measure out and cut the length of tube required from the filter to the refrigerator, and from the filter to the water supply. When cutting, make sure tube ends are square and clean.
  2. Note flow direction on filter side to ensure water runs the correct way (Fig.8).
  3. Push fit one of the tubes into the water filter (Fig. 7).
  4. Secure the tube to the filter by sliding a locking clip into the groove as shown (Fig. 8).
  5. Repeat the procedure on the other end of the filter.
  6. Connect the end into the plastic adaptor (Fig. 9). Screw the adaptor onto a suitable. BSP connector water outlet.
  7. Open the water valve to flush 19 L (5 gal) of water through the filter to remove any trapped air. Check for leakage in the water tube connections.
  8. Access the water valve assembly at theback of the refrigerator. Push the tube into the valve assembly.

Extra accessories in water kit are for T line junctions these are not needed for all markets.

Fig. 7 Filter connection

Fig. 8 Locking clip

Fig. 9 Waterline connection

Before you start using the water dispenser

Before first use, run through and discard the first 3 L of water from the dispenser, stopping intermittently to remove trapped air in the system. Do not press and hold for more than 1 minute to prevent overheating of the pad activator solenoid.

There will be a delay while the tank fills until water is dispensed.

  • All connections must be checked for leaks.
  • Ensure white .” 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.
  • 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 tap, gently push the dispensing pad using a glass or container to remove static line pressure, push in the collet and gently pull tubing at the same time.  
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