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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 (Ice & Water Models only)

  • Your Ice & Water refrigerator must be installed by an authorized plumber or Fisher & Paykel Authorized Service Agent 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

Freezer Door Models (Rf135B, E522B) (Ice & Water and Non Ice & Water)

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

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110VAC cord and water inlet dimensions

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Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation

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Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation

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Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation

 

RF135B

E522B

Product Dimensions Inches mm Inches mm
A. Overall height of flat door product 6717/32 1715 6717/32 1715
A. Overall height of curved door product - - 66 15/16 1700
A. Overall height of curved door product - -

67 1/8

1705
B. Overall width of product 25 635 31 3/32 790
C. Overall depth of flat door product
(excludes handle, includes rear compartment cover)
27 3/8 695 27 3/8 695
C. Overall depth of curved door product.  (excludes handle, includes rear compartment cover) - - 28 5/32 715
 

RF135B

E522B

Cabinetry Dimensions (Including minimum clearances) Inches mm Inches mm
D. Inside height of cavity 68 5/16 1735 68 5/16 1735
Flush with refrigerator chassis – Full Door Rotation
E. Inside width 26 9/16 675 32 11/16
830
 
F. Inside depth 24 13/32 620 24 13/32 620
Flush with Refrigerator Door – Full Door Rotation
G. Inside width 31 3/32 790 37 7/32 945
H. Inside depth flush to curved door - - 26 25/32 680
I. Inside depth flush to flat door 27 3/8 695 27 3/8 695
Flush with Refrigerator Door – 90° Door Rotation (for full drawer/shelf access, the doors need to be open past 90°)
J. Inside width 29 11/32 745 35 7/16 900
K. Inside depth flush to curved door - - 26 25/32 680
L. Inside depth flush to flat door 27 3/8 695 27 3/8 695
 

RF135B

E522B

Minimum Clearances Inches mm Inches mm
M. Side clearance 25/32 20 25/32 20
N. Side clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation 5 5/16 135 5 5/16 135
O. Side clearance – hinge side flush with door – 90° rotation 3 17/32 90 3 17/32 90
P. Rear clearance (incl. rear compartment cover) 1 3/16 30 1 3/16 30
Q. Vent – around top of cupboard (optional) 1 31/32 50 1 31/32 50
R. Top clearance – above refrigerator cabinet 1 31/32 50 1 31/32 50
S. Door clearance – hinge side flush with chassis – full rotation 20 15/32 520 25 13/32 645
T. Door clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation 15 15/16 405 20 7/8 530

 

 

RF135B

E522B

110VAC and Water Inlet Dimensions Inches mm Inches mm
U. Power cord 40 1016 40 1016
V. Water inlet to bottom 5 127 5 127
W. 110VAC to bottom 3 76 3 76
X. 110VAC to edge 2 51 2 51
Y. Water inlet to edge 13 330 16 406

These drawings and dimensions are also true for Ice & Water models.

Product and Cabinetry Dimensions

Freezer Drawer Models (RF170W, RF170A, RF201A)
(Ice & Water and Non Ice & Water)

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Flush with Refrigerator Chassis – full door rotation

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Flush with Refrigerator Door – 90° door rotation

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Flush with Refrigerator Chassis – full door rotation

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Flush with Refrigerator Door – 90° door rotation

 

RF170W

RF170A

RF201A

Product Dimensions Inches mm Inches mm Inches mm
A. Overall height of product 67 17/32 1715 67 17/32 1715 70 15/32 1790
B. Overall width of product 31 3/32 790 31 3/32 790 35 7/16 900
C. Overall depth of product (excludes handle, includes rear compartment cover) 27 3/8 695 27 3/8 695 27 3/8 695

 

 

RF170W

RF170A

RF201A

Cabinetry Dimensions

 (including minimum clearances)

Inches mm Inches mm Inches mm
D. Inside height of cavity 68 5/16 1735 68 5/16 1735 71 1/4 1810
Flush with Refrigerator Chassis – full door rotation    
E. Inside width 32 11/16 830 32 11/16 830 37 940
F. Inside depth 24 13/32 620 24 13/32 620 24 13/32 620
Flush with Refrigerator Door – full door rotation    
G. Inside width 37 7/32 945 41 23/32 1060 46 1/16 46 1/16
H. Inside depth flush to curved door - - - - - -
I. Inside depth flush to flat door 27 3/8 695 27 3/8 695 27 3/8 695
Flush with Refrigerator Door – 90° door rotation (for full drawer/shelf access, the doors need to be open past 90°)    
J. Inside width 35 7/16 900 39 31/32 1015 44 9/32 1125
K. Inside depth flush to curved door - - - - - -
L. Inside depth flush to flat door 27 3/8 695 27 3/8 695 27 3/8 695

 

 

RF170W

RF170A

RF201A

Minimum Clearances Inches mm Inches mm Inches mm
M. Side clearance 25/32 20 25/32 20 25/32 20
N. Side clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation 5 5/16 135 5 5/16 135 5 5/16 135
O. Side clearance – hinge side flush with door – 90° rotation 3 17/32 90 3 17/32 90 3 17/32 90
P. Rear clearance (incl. rear compartment cover) 1 3/16 30 1 3/16 30 1 3/16 30
Q. Vent – around top of cupboard (optional) 1 31/32 50 1 31/32 50 1 31/32 50
R. Top clearance – above refrigerator cabinet 1 31/32 50 1 31/32 50 1 31/32 50
S. Door clearance – hinge side flush with chassis – full rotation 25 13/32 645 12 25/32 325 14 3/8 365
T. Door clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation 20 7/8 530 8 9/32 210 9 27/32 250

These drawings and dimensions are also true for Ice & Water models.

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110VAC cord and water inlet dimensions

 

RF170W

RF170A

RF201A

110VAC and Water Inlet Dimensions Inches mm Inches mm Inches mm
U. Power cord 40 1016 40 1016 40 1016
V. Water inlet to bottom 5 127 5 127 5 127
W. 110VAC to bottom 3 76 3 76 3 76
X. 110VAC to edge 2 51 2 51 2 51
Y. Water inlet to edge 16 406 16 406 18 457

 

These drawings and dimensions are also true for Ice & Water models.

Connecting Water (Ice & Water Models Only)

Contents of Filter Kit

  1. 13 ft (4 m) white 1⁄4” (6 mm) tubing
  2. 1 x 8” (200 mm) blue tubing
  3. 1 x pressure reducing valve (PRV)
  4. 1 x double sided tape
  5. 2 x locking keys
  6. 1 x water filter cartridge and head
  7. 1 x faucet connection
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  • 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 authorized plumber or Fisher & Paykel Authorized Service Agent.

  • The water connection instructions below are intended only for the professional installer.

  • The new tubing supplied with the refrigerator are to be used, old tubing from old

    Ice & Water connections should not be used.

  • DO NOT use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.
  • WARNING – connect to potable water supply only.
  • DO NOT install on line pressure above 119 psi (827 kPa) or below 22 psi (150 kPa).
  • DO NOT use on hot water supply (100°F [38°C max.]).
  • DO NOT cut any length of tube shorter than 8” (200 mm).
  • 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 8” (200 mm) blue 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.

  4. Connect the white 1⁄4” (6 mm) tubing to the outlet of the water filter cartridge as shown in Diagram 2. Gently pull to ensure it is locked.

  5. Measure the required length of tubing to run from the PRV to the water connection point (no less than 10” (250 mm)).

  6. Cut the tubing making sure the ends are square and clean.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 10 qt (10 L) of water through. Once complete, turn isolating faucet off.

  10. 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 minimize 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 2 1⁄2” (64 mm) from the bottom of the filter cartridge is required to perform cartridge removal.

  • Do not screw water filter to refrigerator.

  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).

  2. Run the 1⁄4” (6 mm) tubing to the back of the refrigerator ensuring there is enough tubing to pull the refrigerator out for service.

  3. Using the measurement guide located on the rear compartment cover as shown in Diagram 6. Mark out 5⁄8” (16 mm), on the end of the tubing as shown in Diagram 7.

  4. Insert the tubing marked 5⁄8” (16 mm) into the water (solenoid) valve up to the marked line as shown in Diagram 8.

  5. Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is locked in as shown in Diagram 9.

  6. The completed installation should look like Diagram 11 on page 16.

  7. Turn the isolating faucet on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.

  8. 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.

  9. Read pages 16 – 17 carefully and then turn refrigerator on.

 

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Diagram 7 

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Diagram 8

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Diagram 1 - PRV Connection

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Diagram 2 - Waterline Connection to Refrigerator

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Diagram 3 - Faucet Connection

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Diagram 4 - Locking Key

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Diagram 5 - Double sided Foam Attachment

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Diagram 6 

 

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Diagram 9 - Waterline Connection to Refrigerator

  • All connections must be checked for leaks.
  • Ensure white 1⁄4” (6 mm) 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 5⁄8” (16 mm) 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.

 

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Connection to water supply

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 Odor and Nominal Particulate Class I to a capacity of 750 gallons (2,838 liters).

Before you Start Using your Ice & Water Refrigerator

  • Check your refrigerator is switched on.
  • Check that the isolation tap has been connected and turned on.
  • Run through and discard the first 3 qt (3 liters) 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.

  • 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.
  • Allow at least 2 hours for your refrigerator to cool before use.
  • Please discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 cubes per harvest).

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

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Water dispenser

 

Please note that 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 1⁄2” (10 mm) 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.

Leveling 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.

What to do if your Product is Unstable

A. 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.

B. 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.


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Refrigerator Feet


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Uneven Door Alignment

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Even Door Alignment

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Unstable Refrigerator


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C. Roll the refrigerator back into position and adjust front feet as per step 7 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 9A and 9B.

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 odor 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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