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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.
     

Product and cabinetry dimensions

If integrating your refrigerator, please follow installation instructions provided with the integration kits.

E373, E450, E308, E388, E415H, E521T, RF331T, RF381T, RF411T, RF440T, RF521T


 

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)

E373 / E308

E450 / E388

RF331T

RF381T

  1. Overall height of curved door product
1425

1695

N/A

N/A

  1. Overall height of flat door product

N/A

N/A

1450

1620

  1. Overall width of product

635

635

635

635

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

715

715

N/A

N/A

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

N/A

N/A

695

695

 

Product Dimensions (continued)

Property (mm)

RF411T / E415H

RF440T

E521T / RF521T

  1. Overall height of curved door product

N/A

N/A

N/A

  1. Overall height of flat door product

1720

1720

1720

  1. Overall width of product

635

680

790

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

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

695

695

695

 

Cabinetry Dimensions (including minimum clearances)

Property (mm)

E373 / E308 E450 / E388 RF331T RF381T
  1. Inside height of cavity

1475

1735

1465

1595

 

Cabinetry Dimensions (continued)

Property (mm)

RF411T / E415H

RF440T

E521T / RF521T

  1. Inside height of cavity

1735

1735

1735

 

Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation
Property (mm) E373 / E308 E450 / E388 RF331T RF381T
  1. Inside width

675

675

675

675

  1. Inside depth

620

620

620

620

 

Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation (continued)
Property (mm)

RF411T / E415H

RF440T

E521T / RF521T

  1. Inside width

675

720

830

  1. Inside depth

620

620

620

 

Flush with refrigerator door — full door rotation
Property (mm) E373 / E308 E450 / E388 RF331T RF381T
  1. Inside width

790

790

790

790

  1. Inside depth flush to curved door

680

680

680

680

  1. Inside depth flush to flat door

N/A

695

695

695

 

Flush with refrigerator door — full door rotation (continued)
Property (mm)

RF411T / E415H

RF440T

E521T / RF521T

  1. Inside width

790

835

945

  1. Inside depth flush to curved door

680

680

680

  1. 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)

E373 / E308

E450 / E388

RF331T

RF381T

  1. Inside width

745

745

745

745

  1. Inside depth flush to curved door

680

680

680

680

  1. Inside depth flush to flat door

n/a

695

695

695

 

Flush with refrigerator door — 90° door rotation (continued)
Property (mm)

RF411T / E415H

RF440T

E521T / RF521T

  1. Inside width

745

790

900

  1. Inside depth flush to curved door

680

680

680

  1. Inside depth flush to flat door

695

695

695

 

Minimum Clearances

Property (mm)

E373 / E308

E450 / E388

RF331T

RF381T

  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 flush with door — 90° rotation

90

90

90

90

  1. Rear clearance (including evaporator tray)
30 30 30 30
  1. Vent (above refrigerator cabinet or around top of cupboard)

50

50

50

50

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

520

520

520

520

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

405

405

405

405

 

Minimum Clearances (continued)

Property (mm)

RF411T / E415H

RF440T

E521T / RF521T

  1. Side clearance

20

20

20

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

135

135

135

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

90

90

90

  1. Rear clearance (including evaporator tray)

30

30

30

  1. Vent (above refrigerator cabinet or around top of cupboard)

50

50

50

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

520

555

645

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

405

440

530

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.

  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.
  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.

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 4 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 5 A and 5 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 sections ‘Cleaning care instructions’, ‘Cabinet surround’ for your specific model).
  • 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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