Use & care guide | Frigidaire 242062402 Refrigerator User Manual

Installation Instructions* for French Door Bottom Freezer/Refrigerator
*Please refer to your Use & Care Guide for more details.
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal
injury, do not connect your refrigerator to an electrical power source
until you have completed Step 2 of these instructions.
If you need to remove the doors to get your refrigerator into the house, please refer to “Removing Doors”
in the Use & Care Guide. These installation instructions are provided only as a possible customer option.
Frigidaire recommends that you use a service or kitchen contracting professional to install your refrigerator.
If you are installing your refrigerator
without connecting it to a water
supply, make sure the ice maker’s
power switch is turned Off (see the
Use & Care Guide for more details).
• Shifting the refrigerator from side to side
may damage flooring.
• Do not block the toe grille on the lower
front of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation is essential for proper operation.
1 Preparing For Installation
Be sure to coordinate site preparation and installation
with your kitchen contractor.
Include these minimum guidelines in your site preparation:
• Choose a place near a grounded electrical outlet.
• Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
• Avoid direct sunlight and close proximity to a range, Please call 1-800-944-9044 if you
need assistance with this installation.
dishwasher or other heat source.
• Floor should be level and able to support a fully
loaded refrigerator.
• The refrigerator’s Ice Dispenser
requires water supply access.
• Plan for easy access to counter tops
when removing food.
Room temperatures
• For complete access to drawers and
below 55°F (13°C)
freezer baskets, doors must be able to
or above 110°F
fully open.
(43°C) will impair
• Load refrigerator from side of cabinet
cooling ability of
• Do not run retaining straps over handles nor overtighten straps. your
• Never use refrigerator handles to move the refrigerator.
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air
circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections: Sides & Top: 3/8 inch / Rear: 1 inch
2 Connect Water Supply
Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need:
• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and
PhillipsTM screwdriver
• Access to a household cold water line with water pressure
between 30 and 100 psi.
To avoid electric shock,
• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6 mm) OD, copper
which can cause death
or stainless steel tubing. To determine the length of
or severe personal
tubing needed, measure the distance from the ice
injury, disconnect the
maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your
refrigerator from eleccold water pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet, so the
trical power before conrefrigerator can be moved out for cleaning.
necting a water supply
• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your
line to the refrigerator.
household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type
shutoff valve.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting a copper water supply line to the
ice maker inlet valve.
To Avoid Property Damage:
• Copper or Stainless Steel braided tubing is recommended for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼ inch (6 mm) plastic
is not recommended to be used. Plastic tubing greatly increases the
potential for water leaks, and the manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is used for the supply line.
• Do not reuse compression fitting or use thread seal tape.
• DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fall
below freezing.
• Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker.
If the ice maker is connected to soft water, ensure that the softener
is maintained and working properly.
1.Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
2.Place end of water supply line into sink or
bucket. Turn ON water supply and flush
supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF
Plastic Water
water supply at shutoff valve.
Tubing to
3.Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet
and discard cap.
4.If you use copper tubing - Slide brass
compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto
water supply line. Push water supply line into
water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch).
Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and
water line
finger tighten compression nut onto valve.
Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO
Water Valve
NOT overtighten. See Figure 1.
If you use stainless steel tubing - The nut
Valve Inlet
and ferrule are already assembled on the
tubing. Slide compression nut onto valve
Wate r V alve
inlet and finger tighten compression nut
onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a
wrench; DO NOT overtighten. See Figure 2.
Copper water line
5.With steel clamp and screw, secure water
from household water supply
supply line (copper tubing only) to rear panel
of refrigerator as shown.
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
6.Coil excess water supply line (copper tubing
Figure 1
only), about 2½ turns, behind refrigerator
as shown and arrange coils so they do not
vibrate or wear against any other surface.
7.Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and
Plastic Water
tighten any connections that leak.
8.Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power
to Filter
9.To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm
(freezer ice maker) or set the ice maker’s On/
Off power switch to the “ON” position (fresh
food ice maker).
Check with your local building authority for
recommendations on water lines and associated
materials prior to installing your new refrigerator.
Depending on your local/state building
codes, Frigidaire recommends for homes with
existing valves its Smart Choice® water line kit
5305513409 (with a 6 ft. Stainless Steel Water
Line) and for homes without an existing valve,
Frigidaire recommends its Smart Choice® water
line kit 5305510264 (with a 20 ft. Copper Water
Line with self-tapping saddle valve). Please refer
to for more information.
DO NOT REMOVE this label until the refrigerator has been leveled.
Please follow all instructions for leveling your refrigerator.
4 Installing & Leveling Freezer Drawer (if necessary)
1. Installing freezer drawer: Refer to “Installing Freezer Drawer” in the Use & Care Guide.
2. Leveling freezer drawer:
Remove Hex
Remove Hex
Head Drawer
A. Check gasket seal around top, bottom,
and sides of freezer drawer.
B. If gasket is not sealed, open drawer
and slightly loosen 4 drawer screws
(2 on each side) to allow drawer to
C. Close drawer and recheck the seal
on the gasket (A). Open the drawer
grabbing by the sides in the center
(B). Be careful not to rotate the
D. Tighten 4 drawer screws.
E. Recheck gasket seal.
F. Install the toe grille by fitting
into place.
Head Drawer
Do Not Remove
Other Screws
Do Not Remove
Other Screws
Remove Hex
Head Drawer
Remove Hex
Head Drawer
Grab Drawer
At Center
From Both Sides
Pull Drawer Out
Push Against
Freezer Drawer
5 Installing & Adjusting Doors (if necessary)
1. Installing doors: Refer to “Installing
Doors” in the Use & Care Guide.
2. Doors final adjustment using the
adjustable lower hinge (select
models, if necessary):
A. Open doors to 90 degrees.
B. Lift the door while adjusting
the washer.
To raise the door: rotate
washer clockwise.
To lower the door: rotate
washer counterclockwise.
Bottom of Door
Opening Door
Raising/Lowering Door
6 Remove Internal Shipping Materials
Frigidaire uses packing foam and tape to secure the internal parts of your refrigerator for
shipping. Once the refrigerator is in position, you can remove this material.
What’s Next?
Figure 2
Congratulations! You are ready to begin enjoying your new Frigidaire refrigerator.
• For important safety instructions and to learn how to operate your refrigerator, please read
the entire Use & Care Guide.
• You may want to start with the “Normal Operating Sights & Sounds” section of the Guide to
learn what to expect during typical operation.
• Please register your product. You can register online at or you can
simply send in the Registration Card.
3 Level Refrigerator
Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator
• All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on the
• The sides should tilt ¼ inch (6 mm) from front to
back (to ensure that doors close and seal properly).
• Doors should align with each other and be level.
Most of these conditions can be met by raising or
lowering the adjustable front rollers.
To level the cabinet using the front rollers:
1 You can raise or lower each door. Use a 3/8 inch socket
wrench to turn the adjustment screws (1 per side).
To raise: turn adjustment screw clockwise.
To lower: turn adjustment screw counterclockwise.
2 Ensure both doors are bind-free with their seals
touching the cabinet on all four sides and that cabinet
is stable.
3 After unit is leveled, lower anti-tip leg until it contacts
the floor.
7  Installation Check List
□ Handles are secure and tight
□ Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides
□ Fresh food doors are level
□ Refrigerator is level, side to side and tilted
¼ inch (6 mm) front to back
□ Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator
□ Cabinet is sitting solid on all corners
Electrical Power
□ House power turned on
□ Refrigerator plugged in
Ice Maker
□ House water supply connected to
□ No water leaks present at all connections
□ Ice Maker is turned ON.
Final Checks
□ Shipping material removed
□ Fresh Food and Freezer temperatures set
If you are not satisfied with the installation of your refrigerator, please contact the store where you purchased it or call 1-800-944-9044 for assistance.
P/N: 242062402
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