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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 and Automatic Ice Models

  • Your Ice & Water and Automatic Ice refrigerator must be installed by an authorized 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

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

Freezer Door Models (RF135B and RF170B)
(Ice & Water, Automatic Ice and non-Ice & Water models)

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Flush with refrigerator chassis - full door extension
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Flush with refrigerator door- full door rotation
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Flush with refrigerator door - 90° door rotation
Product Dimensions RF135B Inches (mm) RF170B Inches (mm)
  1. Overall height of product
67 3/4” (1720) 67 3/4” (1720)
  1. Overall width of product

25” (635) 31 1/8” (790)
  1. Overall depth of product (excludes handle, includes rear compartment cover)

27 3/8” (695) 27 3/8” (695)
Cabinetry Dimensions (including minimum clearances) Inches (mm) Inches (mm)
  1. Inside height of cavity
68 1/8” (1730) 68 1/8” (1730)
Flush with Refrigerator Chassis - Full Door Rotation
  1. Inside Width
26 9/16” (675) 32 11/16” (830)
  1. inside Depth
24 7/16” (620) 24 7/16” (620)
Flush with Refrigerator Door - Full Door Rotation
  1. Inside Width
31 1/8” (790) 37 3/16” (945)
  1. Inside depth flush to 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°)

  1. Inside Width
29 5/16” (745) 35 7/16” (900)
  1. Inside depth flush to door
27 3/8” (695) 27 3/8” (695)
Minimum Clearance Inches (mm) Inches (mm)
  1. Side Clearance
13/16” (20) 13/16” (20)
  1. Side Clearance - hinge side flush with door - full rotation
5 5/16” (135) 5 5/16” (135)
  1. Side Clearance - hinge side flush with door - 900 rotation
3 9/16” (90) 3 9/16” (90)
  1. Rear clearance (incl rear compartment cover)
1 3/16” (30) 1 3/16” (30)
  1. Vent — around top of cupboard (optional)
2” (50) 2” (50)
  1. Top clearance — above refrigerator cabinet
2” (50) 2” (50)
  1. Door clearance — hinge side flush with chassis — full rotation
20 1/2” (520) 25 3/8” (645)
  1. Door clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation
15 15/16” (405) 20 7/8” (530)

Product and cabinetry dimensions

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

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

RF170W
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Flush with refrigerator chassis- full door rotation
RF170A, RF201A
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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 - full door rotation
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Flush with refrigerator door - 90° door rotation
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Flush door refrigerator door - 90° door rotation
Product Dimensions RF135B Inches (mm) RF170B Inches (mm) RF201A Inches (mm)
  1. Overall height of product
67 3/4” (1720) 67 3/4” (1720) 70 3/4” (1800)
  1. Overall width of product

31 1/8” (790) 31 1/8” (790) 35 7/16” (900)
  1. Overall depth of product (excludes handle, includes rear compartment cover)

27 3/8” (695) 27 3/8” (695) 27 3/8” (695)
Cabinetry Dimensions (including minimum clearances) Inches (mm) Inches (mm) Inches (mm)
  1. Inside height of cavity
68 1/2” (1740) 68 1/2” (1740) 71 7/16” (1815)
Flush with Refrigerator Chassis - Full Door Rotation
  1. Inside Width
32 11/16” (830) 32 11/16” (830) 37” (940)
  1. inside Depth
24 7/16” (620) 24 7/16” (620) 24 7/16” (620)
Flush with Refrigerator Door - Full Door Rotation
  1. Inside Width
37 3/16” (945) 41 3/4” (1060) 46 1/16” (1170)
  1. Inside depth flush to 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°)

  1. Inside Width
35 7/16” (900) 39 15/16” (1015) 44 5/16” (1125)
  1. Inside depth flush to door
27 3/8” (695) 27 3/8” (695) 27 3/8” (695)
Minimum Clearances Inches (mm) Inches (mm) Inches (mm)
  1. Side Clearance
13/16” (20) 13/16” (20) 13/16” (20)
  1. Side Clearance - hinge side flush with door - full rotation
5 5/16” (135) 5 5/16” (135) 5 5/16” (135)
  1. Side Clearance - hinge side flush with door - 900 rotation
3 9/16” (90) 3 9/16” (90) 3 9/16” (90)
  1. Rear clearance (incl rear compartment cover)
1 3/16” (30) 1 3/16” (30) 1 3/16” (30)
  1. Vent — around top of cupboard (optional)
2” (50) 2” (50) 2” (50)
  1. Top clearance — above refrigerator cabinet
2” (50) 2” (50) 2” (50)
  1. Door clearance — hinge side flush with chassis — full rotation
25 3/8” (645) 12 13/16” (325) 14 3/8" (365)
  1. Door clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation
20 7/8” (530) 8 1/4” (210) 9 13/16” (250)

Rear Compartment Cover Dimensions  

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110VAC cord and water inlet dimensions

110VAC & Water Inlet Dimensions RF135B Inches (mm) RF170W Inches (mm) RF170A RF170B
Inches (mm)
RF201A Inches (mm)
  1. Power Cord
40” (1016) 40” (1016) 40” (1016) 40” (1016)
  1. Water inlet to bottom
5” (127) 5” (127) 5” (127) 5” (127)
  1. 110VAC to bottom
3” (76) 3” (76) 3” (76) 3” (76)
  1. 110AVC to edge
2” (51) 2” (51) 2” (51) 2” (51)
  1. Water inlet to edge
13” (330) 16” (406) 16” (406) 18” (457)

Connecting Water (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models)

Contents of Filter Kit:

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A. Faucet Connection (1)
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B. Short Tubing (1)
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C. Locking Key (1)

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D. Pressure Reducing
Valve (PRV) (1)
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E. Water Filtering Cartridge (1)
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F. Wall Mounting Bracket,
Filter Head and Tubing
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G. Screws (2)
 
  • It is imperative the pressure reducing valve (PRV) is fitted prior to the water filter. The PRV protects your refrigerator from damage. If the PRV is not fitted to the connection line your warranty will be void and the product may leak.

  • The water connection to your Ice & Water refrigerator must be installed by an authorised plumber or Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician and comply with all state and local laws.

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

  • The new tubing supplied with the refrigerator is to be used, old tubing from old water and ice connections should not be used.

  • 1/4” copper tubing can be connected to the appliance. An adapter that connects the copper water line from 1/4” compression fitting to a suitable quick connect fitting is required for proper installation of the water line to the installation components supplied. Failure to use a suitable adapter will result in leaks and/or property damage.

  • Replacement parts are available through Customer Care or online at fisherpaykel.com (this service is available to selected markets only).

Installation Precautions / Warnings

  • DO NOT use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.
Connect to portable water supply only.
  • DO NOT install on line pressure above 120psi (827kPa) or below 25psi (172kPa).
  • DO NOT use on hot water supply 100°F (38°C) max.
  • DO NOT cut any length of tube shorter than 8” (200mm).
  • 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 the water filter in such a position so that it will be struck by other items, such as wastebaskets, etc.
  • DO NOT install the water 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 water filter mounting bracket 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 connect copper fittings directly to the fittings of this refrigerator. If connecting copper tubing to this refrigerator an appropriate adaptor must 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 that is suitable for a water connection.
  3. Connect the faucet connection fitting (A) to the faucet. Connect the short tubing (B) to the outlet of the faucet and secure with the locking key (C) (refer to Diagram 1)

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Diagram 1

  1. Connect the inlet of the PRV (D) to the tubing connected to the faucet (refer to Diagram 2). Ensure the arrow on the PRV is pointing away from the faucet. The arrow indicates the direction of water flow.
  2. Connect the inlet tube from the filter head to the PRV (refer to Diagram 3). The inlet tube can be identified by the downward arrow on the filter head and a red mark on the tube.
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Diagram 2
  • Ensure that you have attached the inlet tube to the PRV. Failure to do so may result in serious injury.
  1. Determine the mounting position for the water filter noting the following:
  • The water filter MUST not be mounted with the filter head position below the base of the filter (refer to Diagram 4). We recommend fitting the water filter in a vertical orientation with the filter head at the top. This will minimize water leakage during replacement of the water filter.
  • Ensure the water filter is in a convenient location to access every 6 months for replacement. We recommend that this location is beside the water filter supply faucet in a cupboard beside the refrigerator.
  • A minimum clearance of 2” (50mm) from the bottom of the water filter is required to perform filter removal.

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Diagram 3

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Diagram 4

  1. Attach the wall mounting bracket with the two screws provided, attach the bottom screw first then the top screw (refer to Diagram 5).

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Diagram 5
  1. Insert the filter water into the filter head. Push the filter firmly into the filter head and turn in a clockwise direction until it locks into place (refer to Diagram 6).

  2. To flush the water filter of any trapped air, harmless carbon fines and check for leaks: Aim the end of the outlet tubing into a bucket, turn on the faucet and run at least
    1 gal (4L) of water through. Once complete, turn the faucet off.

    Further flushing is required before first use of your ice or water functions, please refer to ‘Before you start using the Ice & Water or Automatic Ice function’ for details.
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Diagram 6
  1. Run the 1/4” (6mm) tubing to the back of the refrigerator ensuring there is enough tubing to pull the refrigerator out for service.
  2. Using the measurement guide shown in Diagram 7, mark out 5/8” (16mm), on the end of the tubing as shown in Diagram 8.
  3. Insert the tubing into the water (solenoid) valve up to the marked line as shown in Diagram 9.
  4. Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is locked in as shown in Diagram 10.
  5. Turn the faucet on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.
  6. Coil water line tubing behind the refrigerator. Push your refrigerator into place being careful not to kink or squash the water line tube.
  7.  Read pages 16 – 17 carefully and then turn refrigerator on.

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Diagram 11

  • All connections must be checked for leaks.
  • Ensure 1/4” (6mm) 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” (16mm) 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 11.

Certified by: IAPMO R&T against NSF/ANSI Standards 43, 53, 401 and CSA B4831.1 for the reduction of claims specified on the performance data sheet and at iapmort.org. 847200 compounds certified under NSF/ANSI 401 have been deemed as incidental contaminants/emerging compounds. Incidental contaminants are those compounds that have been detected in drinking water supplies at trace levels. While occurring at only trace levels, these compounds can affect the public acceptance of drinking quality water.

Rated capacity
847200 – 102 gallons (386 liters)
847201 – 170 gallons (643.5 liters)

Before you Start Using the Ice & Water or Automatic Ice Function

  • Check your refrigerator is switched on.
  • Check that the isolation tap has been connected and turned on.
  • Allow at least 2 hours for your refrigerator to cool before use.

For Ice & Water Models Only

  • Run through and discard the first 1 gal (4L) 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. Note: there will be a 1 – 2 minute delay while the tank fills until water is dispensed.

For Ice & Water and Automatic Ice Models

  • Turn the ice maker on by pressing the Icemaker on button.PNG button. The light above the Icemaker on button.PNG button will be illuminated when the ice maker is on.
  • Press and hold the Bell image.PNG, - 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.
  • Please discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 cubes per harvest).


You are now ready to enjoy water and/or ice 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” (10mm) higher than the back. This will ensure a good door closing action.
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(Non French door models only)

  1. 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.
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Uneven door alignment

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.
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Even door alignment

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.

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This foor lifts off the floor when
top front is gnetly pushed back
  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.
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  1. 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  9 A and 9 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 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’, ‘Cabinet surround’).
  • 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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