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Installation instructions

Please follow the steps for installation to ensure your appliance operates correctly

1. Power

  • The appliance must be installed so the plug is accessible.
  • To ensure that the appliance is not accidentally switched off, connect your refrigerator or freezer 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. On chest freezers the serial plate is located on the right-hand-side at the bottom.
  • It is essential that the appliance be properly grounded (earthed).

2. Location

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

3. Ventilation and installation

  • To ensure adequate ventilation for your refrigerator or vertical freezer, see recommended cabinetry dimensions below.
  • To ensure adequate ventilation for chest freezers, allow a minimum of 20 mm of airspace on each side of the cabinet, and 30 mm at the rear.
  • If integrating your refrigerator, 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

Product dimensions

Property (mm) P120 E150/ 
C190
E210/ 
C270
E169T/
C170T
E240B/
E249T
E373/
C373
  1. Overall height of curved door product

819

1207

1595

1207

1595

1425

  1. Overall height of flat door product

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

  1. Overall height of product with pocket handles

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

  1. Overall width of product

525

525

525

525

525

635

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

575

575

575

575

575

715

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Product dimensions (continued)

Property (mm)

E450/
E388/
C450 

E331T

E381T

E415H/
E411T

E440T

RF521T/
E521T

  1. Overall height of curved door product

1695

1425

1595

1695

1695

1695

  1. Overall height of flat door product

1715

N/A

N/A

n/a

N/A

1718

  1. Overall height of product with pocket handles

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1718

  1. Overall width of product

635

635

635

635

680

790

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

715

715

715

715

715

715

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

695

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Cabinetry dimensions

(including minimum clearances)

Property (mm) P120

E150/
C190

E210/
C270
E169T/ 
C170T
E240B/ E249T E373/
C373
  1. Inside height of cavity
869 1257 1645 1257 1635 1475

Cabinetry dimensions (continued)

(including minimum clearances)

Property (mm)

E450/
E388/
C450 

E331T

E381T

E415H/ 
E411T

E440T

RF521T/
E521T

  1. Inside height of cavity
1735 1465 1595 1735 1735 1735

 

Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation

Property (mm) P120

E150/
C190

E210/
C270
E169T/ 
C170T
E240B/ E249T E373/
C373
  1. Inside width
565 565 565 565 565 675
  1. Inside depth
502 502 502 502 502 620

Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation (continued)

Property (mm)

E450/
E388/
C450 

E331T

E381T

E415H/ 
E411T

E440T

RF521T/
E521T

  1. Inside width
675 675 675 675 720 830
  1. Inside depth
620 620 620 620 620 620

 

Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation

Property (mm) P120

E150/
C190

E210/
C270
E169T/ 
C170T
E240B/ E249T E373/
C373
  1. Inside width
680 680 680 680 680 790
  1. Inside depth flush to curved door
552 552 552 552 552 680
  1. Inside depth flush to flat door
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation (continued)

Property (mm)

E450/
E388/
C450 

E331T

E381T

E415H/ 
E411T

E440T

RF521T/
E521T

  1. Inside width
680 790 790 790 835 945
  1. Inside depth flush to curved door
680 680 680 680 680 680
  1. Inside depth flush to flat door
695 N/A N/A N/A N/A n/a

 

Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation

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

Property (mm) P120

E150/
C190

E210/
C270
E169T/ 
C170T
E240B/ E249T E373/
C373
  1. Inside width
635 635 635 635 635 745
  1. Inside depth flush to curved door
552 552 552 552 552 680
  1. Inside depth flush to flat door
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation (continued)

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

Property (mm)

E450/E388
C450

E331T

E381T

E415H
E411T

E440T

RF521T
E521T

  1. Inside width
745 745 745 745 790 900
  1. Inside depth flush to curved door
680 680 680 680 680 680
  1. Inside depth flush to flat door
695 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Minimum clearances

Property (mm) P120

E150/
C190

E210/
C270
E169T/ 
C170T
E240B/ E249T E373/
C373
  1. Side clearance
20 20 20 20 20 20
  1. Side clearance – hinge
    side flush with door – full rotation
135 135 135 135 135 135
  1. Side clearance – hinge
    side flush with door – 90° rotation
90 90 90 90 90 90
  1. Rear clearance
    (including evaporator tray)
30 30 30 30 30 30
  1. Vent (above refrigerator cabinet or around top of cupboard)
50 50 50 50 50 50
  1. Door clearance – hinge side flush with chassis – full rotation
440 440 440 440 440 520
  1. Door clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation
325 325 325 325 325 405

Minimum clearances (continued)

Property (mm)

E450/
E388/
C450 

E331T

E381T

E415H/ 
E411T

E440T

RF521T/
E521T

  1. Side clearance
20 20 20 20 20 20
  1. Side clearance – hinge
    side flush with door – full rotation
135 135 135 135 135 135
  1. Side clearance – hinge
    side flush with door – 90° rotation
90 90 90 90 90 90
  1. Rear clearance
    (including evaporator tray)
30 30 30 30 30 30
  1. Vent (above refrigerator cabinet or around top of cupboard)
50 50 50 50 50 50
  1. Door clearance – hinge side flush with chassis – full rotation
520 520 520 520 555 645
  1. Door clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation
405 405 405 405 440 530

4. Installation

Your Fisher & Paykel 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.B

  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 'Installation instructions - cabinetry dimensions').
  3. Adjust the front feet down until the refrigerator is leaning backward with the front approximately 10 mm higher than the back. This will ensure a good door closing action. (Refer to Fig.1).
  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.

5. 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 moving when the cabinet is pushed into position.


Fig.2 Unstable refrigerator

  1. Roll the refrigerator back into position and adjust front feet as per step D. (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 return to step E and repeat steps F and G.

Before placing food in the fresh food or freezer compartments

  • Remove all packaging. Ensure that all transit wedges are removed from the refrigerator. These are small rubber stops located at the back of the shelves.
  • Allow the refrigerator or freezer to run empty for 2 – 3 hours so each compartment can cool to the appropriate temperature.
  • Clean the inside of the appliance with warm water and a little liquid detergent to remove manufacturing and transportation dust.
  • 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 or freezer 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 compartment(s).
  • 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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