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Methods for Attaching Side Trim Brackets

Attempt method A. If method A results in poor fitment of side trims due to cabinetry that is uneven or out of specification, use method B).

 

Two Methods are available for attaching side trim brackets:

Attempt method A. If method A results in poor fitment of side trims due to cabinetry that is uneven or out of specification, use method B

Attach side trim brackets - (A) Flexible Spring Clip Method

Before installing your appliance, ensure the dimensions of the finished enclosure are correct for your appliance following the ‘Product and cavity dimensions’ sections.

  1. Break off the datum lip to each side trim bracket and discard.
    Repeat for all side trim brackets.

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For 80” (2032 mm) cavity installation only

  1. Measure 4” (102mm) from the top, shorter side trim and carefully cut using a fine tooth hacksaw to a length of 76“ (1930mm). Refer to A for orientation of side trim.
    Note: ensure cut is straight and square as this is an exposed surface. Also ensure the plastic part does not bend as this can cause visual stress marks.
    Repeat this process for the remaining side trim.

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  1. Position 3 side trim brackets onto each side trim.
Note: measure from the top of the trim, with the shorter lip at the bottom. (Refer to B for 80” and 84” bracket locations and trim orientation).
Each bracket has two engagement points for the side trim to locate. Ensure the trim is engaged in both points (refer to C).

Repeat this process for the remaining side trim.


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  1. Insert the spring clip into the gap between the side trim and side trim bracket, orientation as shown in figures D and E.
Ensure spring clip is correctly oriented with the open loop facing the side trim lip.

Repeat this process for the remaining side trim.


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  1. Open refrigerator door. Place the assembled side trim with brackets and spring clips against the alcove side wall with the shorter lip facing the bottom (refer to F).
    Ensure the side trim is positioned as high as it will go.
    Push the side trim at each bracket location until there are no visible gaps between the trim and cabinetry (refer to G).
    Repeat this process for the remaining side trim.
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Attach Side Trim Brackets - (B) Fixed Screw Method

If method A has resulted in poor fitment of side trims due to cabinet being out of spec, use method B.

Before installing your appliance, ensure the dimensions of the finished enclosure are correct for your appliance following the ‘Product and cavity dimensions’ sections.

  1. Break off the datum lip to each side trim bracket and discard.
    Repeat for all side trim brackets.

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For 80” (2032 mm) Cavity Installation only

  1. Measure 4” (102mm) from the top, shorter side trim and carefully cut using a fine tooth hacksaw to a length of 76“ (1930mm). Refer to A for orientation of side trim.
    Note: ensure cut is straight and square as this is an exposed surface. Also ensure the plastic part does not bend as this can cause visual stress marks.
    Repeat this process for the remaining side trim.

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  1. Position three side trim brackets on each side (refer to B for bracket locations). Open the appliance door. Measure 2” (50mm) from the front of refrigerator (from behind the door), to the front of the alcove and accurately mark a vertical line (refer to C).
    Align the bracket edge with the marked line and using screws x2 (#8 x 16 mush washer) fix the bracket to the cabinetry x3.

    Repeat on the opposite side.
Inaccurate positioning of bracket can result in inability to fit side trim or gaps between side trim and appliance.

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  1. Place the side trim against the alcove side wall with the shorter lip facing the bottom (refer to D).
  • Ensure the side trim is positioned as high as it will go.

  • Engage the side trim with the brackets by pushing the trim inwards at the locations of the top and middle side trim brackets. Once the trim has engaged with top and middle brackets, then push and engage the side trim at the location of the bottom bracket (refer to E).

    • Ensure there are no visual gaps between the product and side trims.

    • Each bracket has two engagement points for the trim to locate. Ensure the trim is engaged at both points (refer to F).

    Repeat this process for the remaining side trim.

    Correct visual gaps by loosening side trim screws and moving trim within clearance. If further adjustment is required, relocate brackets to desired position.

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