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Fisher & Paykel Product Help

Moving and Storing Your Appliance


To ensure your appliance operates correctly, please refer to the Installation instructions booklet supplied with this product.

If your refrigerator is turned off for any reason, wait 10 minutes before turning it back on. This will allow the refrigeration system pressures to equalize before restarting.

Moving Your Appliance

  • Turn off the appliance at the isolating switch and unplug from the power point. Remove all food.
  • Refer to the installation instructions to free the refrigerator from its surrounds. Gently ease the appliance out of its position, switch isolating faucet off and disconnect water fittings; and tuck the power cord away.
  • If applicable, tape the shelves in place and tape the doors closed. If the cabinet needs to be placed on an angle or laid down, carefully lay it on its side (the right-hand side when viewed from the front).
  • Relocate and install. If the appliance has been left on its side for any length of time, leave it standing upright as long as possible (at least a few hours) before turning it on.
  • If the product has been transported upright then it can be switched on after 10 minutes.

Storing Your Appliance

  • When storing your cleaned appliance, leave the door(s) open. This allows air to circulate and prevents the build up of bacteria and molds.
  • Before using again, clean well using a mixture of warm water and baking soda (add 1tsp of baking soda to each 16.9oz (500ml) of water). Rinse with clean water.

Holiday Time

We recommend you leave your refrigerator operating while you are on vacation or away from home for extended periods. Remove all perishable food.

  • Turn the ice maker off on the internal control panel.
  • Shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
  • On your return, turn on the water supply to the refrigerator.
  • Turn on the ice maker.
  • Discard the first 24 hours of ice harvest.

For Ice & Water Models

Dispense 4qt (4L) of water and discard to ensure the water tank is refilled with fresh water.

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