U-Line 15WC Installation guide

Installation Guide
15R Refrigerator
and 15WC Wine Captain®
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Contents
Exterior Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cut-Out Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door Swing/Clearances Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reversing the Door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Site Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Side-By-Side Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom 1/4'' Thick Door Panel Insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Door Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Door Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leveling Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Tip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation of the 15R/15WC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grille Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glass Shelf Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initial Start-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Start-Up Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 Follow Safety Precautions
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IMPORTANT
PLEASE READ all instructions completely before
attempting to install or operate the unit.
• This unit requires connection to a grounded (threeprong), polarized receptacle that has been placed by a
qualified electrician in accordance with applicable
electrical codes.
Safety Alert Definitions
Safety items throughout this guide are labeled with a
Danger, Warning or Caution based on the risk type:
DANGER
Danger means that failure to follow this safety
statement will result in severe personal injury or
death.
WARNING
Warning means that failure to follow this safety
statement could result in serious personal injury,
or death.
CAUTION
Caution means that failure to follow this safety statement
may result in minor or moderate personal injury, property
or equipment damage.
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General Precautions
2 Inspect and Plan
Use this appliance for its intended purpose only and
follow these general precautions along with those listed
throughout this guide:
You have received a carton containing your 15R
Refrigerator or 15WC Wine Captain® with a package
inside containing a User Manual and a Product
Registration Card. Complete and mail the Product
Registration Card or register online at
www.U-LineService.com. Once your unit is installed, keep
the User Manual and this Installation Guide in a safe place
for future reference.
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD — Electrical Grounding Required.
• Keep the unit unplugged throughout installation
except during testing.
• Never remove the round grounding prong from
the plug and never use a two-prong grounding
adapter.
15R units are available in Black vinyl clad cabinets with
matching doors and in Stainless models with a stainless
steel door panel, brushed aluminum doorframe and
handle, and a black cabinet. All 15R unit doors have a
slightly contoured handle across the top and are
reversible. The black doors have recessed front panels that
will accept a custom 1/4 inch thick door panel. 15R units
have three full and one “half” tempered glass shelves.
• Never use an extension cord to connect power to
the unit.
• Always keep your working area dry.
CAUTION
15WC units are Black or Stainless and have a vinyl-clad
cabinet and a framed, reversible, tinted glass door with
a slightly contoured handle across the top and a lock.
Stainless models have a black cabinet and grille and a
brushed aluminum doorframe and handle. All 15WC
units have five fixed wine racks and one “half” tempered
glass shelf.
• Use care when moving and handling the unit. Use
gloves to prevent personal injury from sharp edges.
• Do not lift the unit by the door or door handle.
• Do not install the unit behind closed doors or in any
way that would obstruct airflow to the front grille,
which may cause the unit to malfunction.
Please carefully follow the directions that apply to your
unit and your intended design.
Tools/Materials Required
• Screwdrivers — slotted and Phillips head
• 1/4-inch thick door panel material and cutting tools
(15R units)
Inspection
Unwrap and inspect the unit on a flat, level surface
capable of supporting its entire weight.
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Exterior Cleaning
3 Prepare Site
(As Required)
Your U-Line product has been designed for either freestanding or built-in installation. When built-in, your unit
does not require additional air space for top, sides or rear.
However, the front grille must NOT be obstructed and
clearance is required for electrical connection in the rear.
Black Models:
• Black surfaces may be cleaned with a mild detergent
and warm water solution. Do not use solvent-based or
abrasive cleaners. Use a soft sponge and rinse with
clean water. Wipe with a soft, clean towel to prevent
water spotting.
Note: Unit can NOT be installed behind a closed cabinet
door.
Stainless Models:
Cut-Out Dimensions
• Stainless door panels, handles and frames can discolor
when exposed to chlorine gas, pool chemicals, salt
water or cleaners with bleach.
• Clean any glass door fronts with a non-chlorine glass
cleaner.
• Keep your Stainless unit looking new by cleaning with
a good quality all-in-one stainless steel cleaner/polish
on a monthly basis. For best results use Claire Stainless
Steel Polish and Cleaner, which can be purchased from
U-Line Corporation. (The part number is 173348.)
Comparable products are acceptable. Frequent
cleaning will remove surface contamination that could
lead to rust. Some installations may require cleaning
on a weekly basis.
See Electrical
Specifications
for Power Supply
34-1/8"
to
35"
23-1/8"
7"
1-1/2"
• Do not clean with steel wool pads.
15-3/16"
• Do not use stainless steel cleaners/polishes on
any glass surfaces.
Figure 1
• Do not use cleaners that are not specifically
intended for stainless steel on stainless surfaces
(this includes glass, tile and counter cleaners).
Follow the cut-out drawing in Figure 1. The 15-3/16"
width allows 1/4" for ease in installation and removal of
the unit. 24" is the counter depth in most installations.
The unit is 23-1/8" deep including the door and not the
handle on Stainless models and 23-1/8" deep including
the handle on Black models (see Figure 2).
• If any surface discolors or rusting appears, clean it
quickly with Bon-Ami or Barkeepers Friend Cleanser
and a non-abrasive cloth. Always clean in the direction
of the grain. Always finish this process with Claire
Stainless Steel Polish and Cleaner or comparable
product to prevent further problems.
• Use of abrasive pads such as Scotchbrite will
cause the graining in the stainless to become
blurred.
• Rust that is allowed to linger can penetrate into the
surface of the stainless steel and complete removal of
the rust may not be possible.
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Product Dimensions
Door Swing/Clearances Information
Black 15R units have a zero clearance for the door to open
90° (see Figure 3). U-line recommends a minimum
clearance of 1/4” for black units and 11/16” for Stainless
units to accommodate the handle if the unit is installed
next to a wall or similar type of structure.
23-11/16"
Including
Handle
23-1/8"
Including
Handle
34"
Wall
Wall
1/4" Min.
11/16" Min.
34"
20-7/8"
20-7/8"
14-15/16"
14-15/16"
Black Refrigerator 15R
and
Black Wine Captain® 15WC
Stainless Refrigerator 15R
and
Stainless Wine Captain® 15WC
16-1/2"
16-1/2"
90°
Door Swing
90°
Door Swing
Figure 2
Black Refrigerator 15R
and
Black Wine Captain® 15WC
Please note that the unit has adjustable feet that can add
one additional inch to height during leveling or to match
adjacent cabinets (see Figure 22 on Page 10).
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Stainless Refrigerator 15R
and
Stainless Wine Captain® 15WC
Figure 3
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Reversing the Door
5. Relocate plastic spacer/
bushing on bottom of
door to opposite side,
and place door on
bottom hinge pin. See
Figure 8. Clean out
bushing hole in door
bottom with a
screwdriver if necessary.
All units may be left- or right-hand opening.
Black 15R Units
Note: The grille should not yet be installed. If it has been
installed, remove it for door reversing. See Page 11.
To reverse the door on Black 15R Refrigerator models:
1. Remove top hinge from cabinet (three screws). See
Figure 4. Hold door to keep it from falling.
6. Remove plastic hole
plug from door handle
and relocate on
opposite side. See
Figure 9.
2. Lift the door off the bottom hinge.
Bushing
Figure 8
Hinge
Plastic
Plug Hole
Plastic
Plug Hole
Screw
Right Side
Door Swing
Figure 4
Left Side
Door Swing
Right Side
Hinge
Figure 5
Invert
Screw
Invert
Hinge
Figure 9
3. Remove bottom hinge from cabinet (two screws). See
Figure 5. Remove screws on opposite side of cabinet
(Figure 6). Note that there may be a nut behind one or
both screws on either side.
7. Remove pivot screw from top hinge, invert screw and
reinstall pivot screw in top hinge. See Figure 9.
8. Remove three plastic
screw plugs from hinge
holes, top of cabinet,
opposite side. Be careful
not to scratch cabinet.
See Figure 10.
9. Place door on lower
hinge pin. Invert and
install upper hinge on
door.
Figure 10
Figure 6
Figure 7
4. Install hinge on opposite side, bottom of cabinet. See
Figure 7. Replace nut on back side where installed.
Align hinge outer edge with cabinet before tightening
screws.
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10. Fasten upper hinge to
unit (three screws).
Partially tighten screws.
See Figure 11.
7. Remove the bottom pivot plate from the door (two
screws). Invert and install it on the top of the opposite
side of the door.
8. Locate the bushing saved
in Step 3. Holding the
bushing in place, lift the
door onto the newly
located bottom hinge
bracket. See Figure 14.
11. Adjust door to assure
proper seal. Tighten
upper and lower hinge
screws securely.
12. Replace three plastic
plugs removed in Step 8
into holes on top of
unit. Replace screws in
holes in bottom of unit
on opposite side.
9. Onto the new top pivot
plate’s post, assemble the
bushing saved in Step 2
and the hinge plate saved
in Step 1. Install three
screws to attach new top
hinge plate to cabinet.
Figure 11
Stainless 15R Units and All 15WC Units
Door
Pivot Plate
Bushing
Figure 14
Note: The grille should not yet be installed. If it has been
installed, remove it for door reversing. See Page 11.
10. Adjust door to assure proper seal.
Stainless 15R Refrigerator
models and Black and
Stainless 15WC Wine Captain
models are reversible by
moving the hinge hardware
to the opposite side
(Figure 12) as follows:
Other Site Requirements
Power Supply
Hinge
Plate
The unit requires a grounded and polarized 115 VAC,
60 Hz, 15A circuit (normal household current). See
Electrical Specifications on Page 10.
Environmental Requirements
1. Remove the top hinge
plate (three screws) from
cabinet and save.
2. Remove the bushing from
the top pivot plate’s post
and save. See Figure 13.
3. Being careful not to lose
the bottom pivot plate’s
bushing (Figure 14),
remove the door by lifting
it off the bottom hinge
bracket. Save the bushing.
The surrounding air temperature must be at least 50°F
(10°C) but must not exceed 110°F (40°C). Units may be
installed outdoors in a covered area. The unit must not be
located near heat-generating equipment or in direct
sunlight.
Hinge
Bracket
Figure 12
4. Remove bottom hinge bracket from cabinet (two
screws). See Figure 5. Remove screws on opposite side
of cabinet (Figure 6). Note that there may be a nut
behind one or both screws on either side.
5. Install hinge bracket on
opposite side, bottom of
cabinet. See Figure 7.
Replace nut on back side
where installed. Align
hinge outer edge with
cabinet before tightening
screws.
6. Remove the top pivot
plate from the door (two
screws). Invert and install
it on the bottom of the
opposite side of the door.
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Bushing
Pivot Plate
Door
Figure 13
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Side-By-Side Installation
Instructions
4 Prepare/Install Door Panel
For a complete refreshment center, install two of the
15 series units side by side: 15R and 15WC.
15R Refrigerators will accept a Custom 1/4" Thick Insert to
harmonize with or accent the surrounding decor.
• Cut-out width for a side-by-side installation is the total
of the widths listed under Cut-Out Dimensions in each
unit’s Installation Guide.
If this treatment is not included in this installation, go on
to 5 Adjust Door.
Custom 1/4'' Thick Door Panel Insert
For example:
(15R Refrigerator Units Only)
Placing a 15R next to a 15WC would require a cut-out
width of:
15-3/16" + 15-3/16" = 30-3/8"
Door Panel Preparation
A custom door panel can be inserted into the doorframe.
Custom door panels can be flat or raised, as long as the
maximum panel thickness where inserted into the door
reveal (channel) is 1/4"-thick. For raised panels, the depth
of the reveal is 1/4" on all four sides.
• No trim kit is required. However, 1/4-inch space needs to
be maintained between the units to ensure
unobstructed door swing.
• Units must operate from separate, properly grounded
electrical receptacles placed according to each unit’s
Electrical Specifications.
IMPORTANT
Raised panels will reduce the door’s 90° swing/zero
clearance if the unit is installed next to a wall or similar
type of structure (see Page 5).
Typical Side-By-Side Cut-Out
Cut the panel insert to the following dimensions.
Custom 1/4" Dimensions for Black units:
Width:
Height:
Custom 1/4" Dimensions for Stainless units:
23-1/8"
34-1/8"
to
35"
Width:
Height:
7"
1/4" Space
Between Appliances
13-15/16"
28-5/32"
13-15/16"
29-13/32"
The door panel must not weigh more than 20 lbs.
1-1/2"
Door Panel Installation
Figure 15
Install the insert as follows:
CAUTION
Use care when handling the insert. Insert edges may be
sharp.
1. Remove top hinge from cabinet (three screws). See
Figure 14. Hold door to keep it from falling.
2. Lift the door off the bottom hinge.
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5 Adjust Door
Checking Door Alignment
The unit’s door is aligned at the factory before shipment.
However, its alignment could have been disturbed during
shipment or during door panel installation.
IMPORTANT
Figure 16
Properly aligned, the door's gasket should be firmly in
contact with the cabinet all the way around the door (no
gaps).
Figure 17
1. Carefully examine the door's gasket to assure that it is
firmly in contact with the cabinet.
3. Pull door gasket out of
groove (top edge of door
only). Start in the middle
and pull outward, moving
toward the edge (see
Figure 16). This may take
some force.
4. Remove two outside
screws holding door
handle. Slightly separate
door handle from door
(see Figure 17).
Note: When inspecting door alignment, make sure the
light switch bracket makes contact with the light switch
plunger. Also make sure the door gasket is not pinched on
the hinge side of the door.
2. If the door is properly aligned, go on to 6 Prepare
Power Supply. If it is not, use the following procedure.
Adjusting Door Alignment
15R and 15WC Units
Figure 18
1. Loosen (do not remove)
top and bottom hinge
screws. See Figure 19.
5. Pull handle up and off.
2. Align door squarely with
cabinet. Make sure gasket
is firmly in contact with
cabinet all the way around
the door (no gaps).
IMPORTANT
Use care not to bend light switch bracket (where
installed), located on door bottom when installing door
insert. Do not set door on bottom edge when pushing
insert into place.
3. Tighten bottom hinge
screws.
6. Slide custom door panel insert into 1/4-inch channel in
door front.
4. Tighten top hinge screws.
Go on to 6 Prepare
Power Supply.
7. Holding door gasket out of the way, replace handle on
door, making sure it is seated properly on insert and
that screw holes line up.
Figure 19
8. Install two small screws removed in Step 4.
9. Starting at the corners and working inward, push door
gasket into place on door.
10. Place door on bottom hinge and install upper hinge.
11. Go on to 5 Adjust Door.
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6 Prepare Power Supply
7 Level the Unit
Electrical Specifications
Leveling Information
Note: It is recommended that the unit is level.
CAUTION
1. Use a level to check the
levelness of the unit from
front to back and from
side to side. Level should
be placed along top edge
and side edge as shown
(see Figure 21).
Electrical installation must observe all state and local
codes. This unit requires connection to a grounded (threeprong), polarized receptacle that has been placed by a
qualified electrician.
The unit requires a grounded and polarized 115 VAC,
60 Hz, 15A power supply (normal household current).
An individual, properly grounded branch circuit or circuit
breaker is recommended. GFCI (ground fault circuit
interrupter) is usually not required for fixed location
appliances and is not recommended for your unit because
a GFCI could be prone to nuisance tripping. However, be
sure to consult your local codes.
See Figure 20 for recommended receptacle location.
Check
Level
Figure 21
2. If the unit is not level, adjust the feet on the corners of
the unit as necessary (see Figure 22).
23-1/8"
7"
1-1/2"
Turn Feet to Adjust
Figure 20
Figure 22
WARNING
3. Check the levelness after each adjustment and repeat
the previous steps until the unit is level. Go on to
8 Install the Unit.
SHOCK HAZARD — Electrical Grounding Required.
• Never remove the round grounding prong from
the plug and never use a two-prong grounding
adapter.
Installation Tip
If the room floor is higher than the floor in the cut-out
opening, adjust the rear feet to achieve a total unit rear
height of 1/8" less than the opening’s rear height. Shorten
the unit height in the front by adjusting the front feet.
This allows the unit to be gently tipped into the opening.
Readjust the front feet to level the unit after it is correctly
positioned in the opening.
• Never use an extension cord to connect power to
the unit.
Go on to 7 Level the Unit.
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4. Place the two hook-hinges (located on the rear bottom
side of the grille) onto the front lip of the unit base.
Swing the grille up into position, aligning the grille
screw hole on the grille to the grille screw hole on the
cabinet. See Figure 24.
8 Install the Unit
Installation of the 15R/15WC
1. Plug in the power cord.
2. Gently push the unit into position. Be careful not to
entangle the electrical cord.
3. Re-check the leveling, from front to back and side to
side. Make any necessary adjustments. The unit’s top
surface should be approximately 1/8" below the
countertop.
Grille
Hook-Hinge
Unit Base
Front Lip
Grille Installation
1. Locate and remove the grille screw from the cabinet,
using a standard blade screwdriver (or a 1/4"
nutdriver). See Figure 23.
Hook-Hinges
Figure 24
.
5. Insert the screw. Do not overtighten.
Grille Screw
6. Reinstall control knob.
Glass Shelf Installation
(15R Refrigerator Only)
1. Carefully remove the glass shelves from the packaging.
2. Slide the shelves onto
lower sets of ribs, making
sure the decorative
graphics are on the
underside of the shelves.
White edge strips go
toward the rear and silver
edge strips go toward the
front. See Figure 25.
Figure 23
2. Remove the control knob by pulling it away from the
cabinet.
3. Identify the grille screw hole on the grille itself. It is
located toward the top of the middle recessed section
of the grille.
Figure 25
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9 Start-Up for the First Time
Initial Start-Up
The unit is shipped with the control preset to a mid-point
setting between 4 and 5. Assure that setting was not
altered in shipment. No other adjustments should be
necessary at this time. For information about Adjusting
the Temperature Control, see the User Manual.
Start-Up Troubleshooting
Q: Problem
Who to Call
Service Information
If the need for service arises, contact the dealer from
whom the unit was purchased. State the Model Number
and Serial Number and explain the problem. The Model
and Serial Number plate is located inside unit at upper
right hand corner.
If you need to locate a service company, you can go online
at www.U-LineService.com and search for a service
company by zip code.
Unit does not appear to turn on when plugged in.
A: Solution
Make sure outlet has power (circuit breaker has not
tripped).
Q: Problem
The light stays on when the door is closed.
A: Solution
On 15WC units make sure on/off switch is turned OFF. For
all units, check to see that light switch actuator bracket is
contacting the light switch properly.
IMPORTANT
See the User Manual’s Troubleshooting Guide for more
solutions.
For more than four decades, U-Line has distinguished itself as the leader in built-in
undercounter ice making, refrigeration and wine storage appliances.
U-Line Corporation, located in Milwaukee, WI, is a family operated manufacturer of built-in
undercounter icemakers, Combo® icemaker/refrigerators, Wine Captain® wine storage units,
refrigerators, refrigerated drawers and refrigerator/freezers.
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Publication No. 30064E
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