Skip to main content
Fisher & Paykel Product Help

ActiveSmart Operating Instructions

 

Models:

25” (635mm) wide RF135B
31 1/8” (790mm) wide RF170B, RF170W, RF170A
35 3/8” (900mm) wide RF201A

The control panel enables you to view and modify features and options on your refrigerator.

Temperature Control (all models)

  • When the refrigerator is first turned on, the powerful cooling system will automatically cool both refrigerator and freezer compartments to their set temperatures. This will take between 2 – 3 hours.
  • The two compartment temperatures are accurately and independently controlled and do not change with the temperature or humidity of the surroundings; whether summer or winter.
  • If you wish to alter the temperature of either the fresh food compartment or freezer compartment, this can be easily done by using the internal control panel located at the front right of the refrigerator compartment.

Internal Control Panel to Adjust Temperatures

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.04.53 AM.png
Control panel variants for ActiveSmartTM refrigerators. Extra features available on selected models

Fresh Food Compartment (All models)

  • The fresh food compartment light will automatically be illuminated. The temperature for this compartment will show as a series of lights.
  • The temperature may be altered by pressing the or buttons. One press on either of these buttons will reduce or increase the number of lights by one which indicates a small change in temperature.
  • Fewer lights illuminated means a cooler temperature for the compartment selected.

Freezer Food Compartment (All models)

  • To adjust the freezer temperature press the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.07.49 AM.pngbutton once so the freezer compartment light is illuminated.
  • The freezer temperature can be altered by pressing Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.05 AM.png the  Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.10 AM.png or buttons.
  • One press on either of these buttons will reduce or increase the number of lights illuminated which indicates a small change in temperature.
  • Fewer lights illuminated means a cooler temperature for the compartment selected.
Successively pressing the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.07.49 AM.png button will automatically scroll between the compartments
  • When the door is re-opened the control panel will return automatically to the fresh food compartment setting.

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.15 AM.png Alarm Mute (All models)

For times when you require the door to be open longer than normal eg when cleaning the interior of your refrigerator press the ‘Alarm Mute’ button to silence the door alarm for 20 minutes.

  • To activate, press the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.20 AM.png button once. The ‘Alarm Mute’ light will be illuminated when the function is activated.
  • ‘Alarm Mute’ will deactivate after 20 minutes and the door alarms will return to normal.
  • To deactivate ‘Alarm Mute’ manually, press the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.20 AM.png button again. When ‘Alarm Mute’ is deactivated the light is off.
When the fresh food or freezer compartment door is left open for long periods of time food quality and / or safety may be compromised.

Door Alarms (All models)

  • If the fresh food compartment door is left open the alarm will beep after 90 seconds and if the freezer door is left open the alarm will beep after 60 seconds.
  • While either door remains open, subsequent beeps will sound every 30 seconds for 5 minutes.
  • A continuous alarm will sound if either of the doors have been left open for 5 minutes or longer and the interior compartment light(s) will turn off. The alarm will stop only when the door(s) is closed.
if ‘Alarm Mute’ has been activated the door alarms will be silenced for 20 minutes. After 5 minutes of the doors being left open the compartment light will turn off however the normal door alarms will be suspended. The ‘Alarm Mute’ light will be illuminated to indicate that the appliance is in this mode.

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.33 AM.png Key Mute (All models)

‘Key Mute’ allows you to silence all button presses.

  • To activate ‘Key Mute’ and silence buttons, press and hold the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.20 AM.png button for 4 seconds.
  • The Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.39 AM.png icon on the internal control panel will be illuminated.
  • The keys will be silenced when ‘Key Mute’ is activated.
  • Door alarms and ‘Bottle Chill’ alarm will still operate. button for 4 seconds.
  • ‘Key Mute’ will not automatically deactivate. To manually deactivate, press and hold the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.20 AM.png  button for 4 seconds.
  • The Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.39 AM.png  icon will no longer be illuminated.

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.45 AM.png Key Lock (All models)

‘Key Lock’ allows you to disable the buttons on the internal control panel. This is useful when cleaning your refrigerator.

  • To activate ‘Key Lock’ press and hold the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.05 AM.png  and  Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.10 AM.png buttons for 4 seconds.
  • The Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.49 AM.pngicon on the internal control panel will be illuminated.
  • Pressing any of the buttons will cause a raspberry beep to tell you that they are disabled.
  • ‘Key Lock’ will not automatically deactivate. To manually deactivate, press and hold the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.05 AM.png and Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.10 AM.png buttons for 4 seconds.
  • TheScreen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.49 AM.png icon will no longer be illuminated.

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.54 AM.png Sabbath Mode Activation (All models)

  • To activate ‘Sabbath mode’, open the door(s) of the fresh food compartment and freezer compartment and then press and hold Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.20 AM.pngScreen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.07.49 AM.pngthe and Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.10 AM.png  buttons on the internal control panel for 4 seconds.
  • The candle icon will illuminate when ‘Sabbath mode’ has been activated.

When the Product is in Sabbath Mode:

  • The Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.58 AM.pngicon on the internal control panel will be illuminated.
  • All lights on the internal control panel except for the candle icon will be off.
  • The fresh food or freezer compartment lights will not operate when the door(s) is opened.
  • The door alarms will not operate.
  • The internal control panel will not function except to indicate ‘Sabbath mode’ is active as stated above.
  • Opening the door(s) will not affect the compressor or fans.
  • If the power to the refrigerator is turned off whilst in this mode, the product will continue in ‘Sabbath mode’ when the power is restored.
  • ‘Sabbath mode’ will automatically de-activate 80 hours after activation.
  • To de-activate earlier than 80 hours press and hold the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.20 AM.pngScreen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.07.49 AM.pngand Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.09.10 AM.png  buttons for 4 seconds. The candle icon will no longer illuminate on the internal control panel (and external display for Ice & Water models) and functionality of the internal control panel will return to normal. 

Special Functions

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.07 AM.png Bottle Chill (selected models only)

This function allows you to chill your beverages more rapidly in the freezer without the worry of forgetting them. The timer is set for 15 minutes however the time taken to chill depends on the size of your beverage. If after 15 minutes your beverage is not cold enough, simply place it back in the freezer and reset the ‘Bottle Chill’ function.

  • To activate, press the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.07 AM.png button on the internal display. The ‘Bottle Chill’ light will be illuminated when the function is activated. The icon will be illuminated on the external display (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models only).
  • An alarm will sound after the 15 minute time has elapsed.
    • For non-Ice & Water models: open the fresh food compartment door and press the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.07 AM.png  button on the internal control panel to silence the alarm.
    • For Ice & Water models: the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.07 AM.png icon will flash on the external display. Press theScreen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.24.01 AM.pngbutton on the external display to silence the alarm.
  • Remember to remove your beverage from the freezer.
  • To deactivate ‘Bottle Chill’ before 15 minutes has elapsed, press the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.07 AM.png button again on the internal control panel. When ‘Bottle Chill’ is deactivated the light is off and the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.07 AM.png  icon is not visible on the external display (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models only).

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.13 AM.png Fast Freeze (selected models only)

We have created the ‘Fast Freeze’ feature to help you get the best possible results when freezing fresh food. ‘Fast Freeze’ boosts the freezing speed by dropping the freezer to its coldest temperature for 12 hours, which helps to ensure vital freshness, texture and taste are retained during the freezing process.

  • To activate, press the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.19 AM.pngbutton on the internal display. The ‘Fast Freeze’ light will be illuminated when the function is activated.
  • To deactivate before the 12 hours has elapsed, press the  Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.19 AM.png button again. When ‘Fast Freeze’ is deactivated the light is off.
  • For best results we recommend that you activate the function before it is required. Alternatively, activate it when placing food into the freezer.

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.23 AM.png Ice Boost Function (selected models only)

This function is designed to be used for times when you require more ice eg when you are having a party. The ‘Ice Boost’ function will increase ice production up to 30% from standard ice making and deactivate automatically after 24 hours.

  • When you first turn your ice maker on, the ‘Ice Boost’ function will be off.
  • To turn this function on, press theScreen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.29 AM.png button. The light above the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.29 AM.png button will be illuminated when the ‘Ice Boost’ function is on.
  • The ‘Ice Boost’ function is paused once your ice bin is full.
  • To manually deactivate this feature press the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.29 AM.png button again. The light above the Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 9.10.29 AM.png button will be off when the ‘Ice Boost’ function is off.
  • Activating the ‘Ice Boost’ function will automatically turn ice making on.
  • Deactivating ice making will automatically deactivate the ‘Ice Boost’ function.
  • Was this article helpful?