Installation instructions and User guide
Side by side refrigerator
RX693, RX594 & RX616 models
Installation instructions
and User guide
CN
Product model number
Product name
Country of origin
22629
RX693DT7XV2FPCN (RX693)
Made in Mexico
22630
RX594DT7XV2FPCN (RX594)
Made in Mexico
22631
RX616DJXV2FPCN (RX616)
Made in Mexico
Key
R
=
Refrigerator
X
=
Side by side
693
594
616
=
Capacity (L)
D
=
Designer
T
=
Ice and Water through the door
J
=
Internal Ice
7
=
High Spec
X
=
Stainless
V
=
Silver cabinet
2
=
Generation 2
FP
=
Fisher & Paykel
CN
=
China
Contents
Introduction
Safety and warnings
Installation instructions
Before use
All about the display (RX693 / RX594 models)
Special functions (RX693 / RX594 models)
User Preferences menu (RX693 / RX594 models)
All about the display (RX616 model)
Fresh food features
Freezer features
Ice and water
Water filter
Food storage tips – refrigerator
Food storage tips – freezer
Care and cleaning
Operating sounds
Troubleshooting
Wiring diagram
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The models shown in this User Guide may not be available in all markets and are
subject to change at any time. For current details about model and specification
availability in your country, please visit our local website listed on the back cover
or contact your local Fisher & Paykel dealer.
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Introduction
Thank you for buying a Fisher & Paykel side by side refrigerator.
This refrigerator combines size and storage space with the latest features and functions. Many
hours have been spent researching how you, our customer, use your refrigerator and what we
can do to make life easier for you.
All refrigerator models have an internal ice maker and select models have ice dispensing, along
with chilled water dispensing through the door.
Select refrigerator models have a number of customisable storage zones, such as a
Beverage Chiller with adjustable temperature settings and a fruit and vegetable bin with
adjustable humidity.
Select models also have some special modes, such as Max Cool that boosts the cooling and
freezing power of your refrigerator, and Speed Ice that will increase ice production.
As your life changes, so can your refrigerator. This book explains the features and functions,
and will help you get the most out of your refrigerator.
We hope you enjoy your new refrigerator!
Fig.1 RX693 / RX594 models
Fig.2 RX616 model
Important!
It is important that this User Guide should be retained with your Ice & Water refrigerator for
future reference. Should the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, please ensure
that the User Guide is left with the appliance. This will ensure that the new owner can familiarise
themselves with the information and warnings contained within the Guide.
Safety and warnings
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WARNING!
Electric Shock Hazard
Read and follow the SAFETY AND WARNINGS outlined in this User Guide
before operating this appliance.
Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this User Guide.
Important safety precautions
Warning
When using this appliance always exercise basic safety precautions including the following:
Danger
This appliance is not intended for use by children or infirmed persons without supervision. This is
especially important when using the freezer compartment. Young children should be supervised
to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old refrigerator:
– Take off the doors
– Leave the shelves in place so that children can not easily climb inside.
The plastic packaging, off your new refrigerator, may be a choking or suffocation hazard to
children. Ensure all plastic is disposed of properly.
Disposal
Extreme care must be taken when disposing of your old appliance to avoid hazards. The
refrigerant gas must be safely removed and for the safety of young children, remove doors.
Your Fisher & Paykel Appliances Authorised Service Centre will be able to give advice on
environmentally friendly methods of disposing of your old refrigerator.
Electrical
This new appliance must be properly installed in accordance with the installation instructions
before it is used.
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord.
Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the outlet socket.
Do not plug in any other appliance at the same power point outlet socket your refrigerator is
using. Do not use extension cords or double adapters with these products.
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Safety and warnings
Repair or replace immediately all electric service cords that have become frayed or otherwise
damaged. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion along its length or at either the plug
or appliance end.
If the power supply cord is damaged, it must only be replaced by your Fisher & Paykel Appliances
Authorised Service Centre because special purpose tools are required.
When moving your appliance back against the wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning it or replacing the interior light bulb.
Storing food and drinks
Never store volatile or flammable materials in your refrigerator as they may explode.
Never freeze liquids in glass containers. Liquid expands during freezing, which may cause the
container to explode.
Never freeze carbonated drinks. They may explode.
Do not consume food if it is too cold. Food removed from the freezer compartment may be cold
enough to cause damage when brought into contact with bare skin, eg frozen ice cubes.
Power failure – food safety
Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed completely. Follow the recommendations below if
you discover food in your freezer has thawed:
1) Ice crystals still visible – food may be refrozen but should be stored for a shorter period than
recommended.
2) Thawed but refrigerator cold – refreezing generally not recommended. Fruits and some cooked
food can be refrozen but use as soon as possible. Meat, fish, poultry – use immediately or cook
and refreeze. Vegetables – discard as they usually go limp and soggy.
3) Thawed and warmer than 5˚C – discard all foods.
Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed completely. The food may be dangerous to eat.
Important!
Cleaning
Many commercially available cleaning products contain solvents which may attack plastic
components of your refrigerator and cause them to crack. Please refer to the Care and cleaning
section of this booklet for further advice.
Installation instructions
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WARNING!
Electric Shock Hazard
Read and follow the SAFETY AND WARNINGS outlined in this User Guide
before operating this appliance, pages 3 – 4.
Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.
Location
Do not install refrigerator near an oven, radiator or other heat source. If not possible, shield
refrigerator with ­cabinet material.
Do not install where temperature falls below 13˚C or rises above 43˚C. Malfunction may occur at
these temperatures.
The refrigerator is designed for indoor household application only.
Measuring the opening
When installing your refrigerator, allow 13 mm space at the top and 13 mm space behind
machine compartment cover (located in the rear) for proper air circulation. If the refrigerator is
placed with the door hinges against a wall, you may want to allow additional space so the door
can be opened wider.
Subflooring or floor coverings (ie carpet, tile, wood floors, rugs) may make your opening smaller
than anticipated.
Some clearance may be gained by using the levelling procedure under ‘Levelling’, page 8.
Important!
If refrigerator is to be installed into a recess where the top of the refrigerator is completely
covered, use dimensions from floor to top of hinge cap to verify proper clearance.
Transporting your refrigerator
NEVER transport refrigerator on its side. If an upright position is not possible, lay refrigerator
on its back. Allow refrigerator to sit upright for approximately 30 minutes before plugging it in.
This will ensure oil returns to the compressor. Plugging refrigerator in immediately may cause
damage to internal parts.
Use an appliance dolly/trolley when moving refrigerator. ALWAYS truck refrigerator from its side
or back – NEVER from its front.
Protect the outside finish of the refrigerator during transport by wrapping the cabinet in
blankets or inserting padding between the refrigerator and dolly.
Secure refrigerator to dolly firmly with straps or bungee cords. Thread straps through handles
where and when possible. Do not over-tighten. Over-­tightening restraints may dent or damage
the outside finish.
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Installation instructions
Door and hinge removal
Some installations require door removal to get the refrigerator to its final location.
Tools needed:
Phillips screwdriver.
9.5 mm hex head driver.
WARNING!
Electric Shock Hazard
Disconnect power to refrigerator before removing doors. Connect power
only after replacing doors.
Green ground wire must be attached to top hinge while performing door
removal and replacement.
Failure to do so may result in death, electric shock, fire, or injury to persons.
Caution!
To avoid property damage, observe the following:
Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs or other protective material, prior to moving
the refrigerator.
Tape decorative panels (select models) securely in place before removing door handles.
Do not adjust the refrigerator to be any shorter than 1740 mm tall (minus hinge and cap).
Doing so may damage underside components.
RX693 / RX594 models
1 Unplug power cord from power source.
2 Remove toe grille (see page 8).
Open both doors 180˚, or as wide as possible.
Note: for refrigerators in operation, shut off water before removing water line from the door.
To disconnect the water line:
Push in white collar ( a ) and hold.
Pull the door-side tube from the connector ( b ).
To reconnect the water line:
Firmly push tube 8 mm into the connector. Use lines on
the tube as a guide for full insertion.
If tube end is damaged, cut off 8 mm
before reconnecting.
If leaking occurs, cut and reconnect the line.
Step 2
a
b
Installation instructions
3 Close doors.
Step 4
4 Remove top hinge covers by removing
Phillips screws.
5 Unscrew 8 mm hex head screws from
top hinges.
Step 6
6 Detach main wire connector harness.
Do not remove screw connecting green
ground wire.
To detach main wire harness, use a flat
blade tool or fingernail to press junction
point between two connectors to release.
Step 7
7 Remove top hinges along with doors.
8 Remove bottom hinges with a 9.5 mm
hex head driver.
Step 8
Replacing the doors
To replace the doors, follow the steps in
door and hinge removal in reverse order.
Important!
If water line tube end is damaged, cut off
16 mm before reconnecting.
RX616 model
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2
3
4
5
Unplug power cord from power source.
Remove toe grille (see page 8).
Unscrew screws from top hinges.
Remove top hinges along with doors.
Remove bottom hinges with a 9.5 mm
hex head driver.
Fig.3 Door and hinge removal
(RX693 / RX594 models)
Steps 3 and 4
Step 5
Replacing the doors
To replace the doors, follow the steps in
door and hinge removal in reverse order.
Fig.4 Door and hinge removal (RX616 model)
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Installation instructions
Handle removal
Handles are installed at the factory.
Tools needed:
4 mm Allen wrench
To remove:
Remove cap-screw from handle mounting post using 4 mm Allen wrench.
Repeat the procedure on all posts to remove the handle.
To replace:
Align handle with the mounting posts.
Fully tighten all cap-screws to secure handle in place.
Levelling
Caution!
To protect personal property and ­refrigerator from damage, observe the following:
Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs or other ­protective material.
Do not use power tools when ­performing levelling procedure.
To enhance the appearance and maintain performance, the refrigerator should be level.
Note:
Complete any required door reversal, panel
installation and/or a water supply connection
before levelling.
Some models only have front levelling adjustment
screws ( a ).
Step 1
Tools needed:
9.5 mm hex head driver
Carpenter’s level
1 Remove toe grille.
Grasp firmly and pull outward to unclip.
2 Using hex head driver, turn front adjustment
screws ( a ) clockwise to raise and counterclockwise
to lower the front of the refrigerator.
Steps 2, 3
3 Select models also have rear adjustment screws ( b ).
Using the hex head driver, turn each of these
adjustment screws ( b ) to raise or lower the rear of the
refrigerator.
ab
ba
Fig.5 Levelling the refrigerator
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4 Using the carpenter’s level, make sure front of refrigerator is 6 mm or ½ bubble higher than back
of refrigerator and that the refrigerator is level from side to side.
5 If required, correct rocking of refrigerator by turning rear adjustment screw clockwise to raise
rocking corner.
Step 5
If doors are uneven, do the following:
Determine which door needs to be raised.
Turn front roller adjustment screw ( a ) clockwise to raise
front corner of door.
If one refrigerator door has reached the limit of its
adjustment range and doors are still not level, raise or
lower the opposite door by turning roller adjustment
screw clockwise or counterclockwise.
Check with level to verify 6 mm tilt to the back for proper door closure.
If refrigerator is aligned and stable, replace toe grille and hinge covers.
Align the toe grille mounting clips with the lower cabinet slots.
Push the toe grille firmly until it snaps into place.
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Connecting the water supply
Important!
It is recommended that an authorised plumber in your state or town is used to install the water
connection, to ensure all local codes and ordinances are followed.
The new tubings supplied with the refrigerator are to be used, old tubings from old Ice and Water
connections should not be used.
Installation precautions/warnings
DO NOT use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate
disinfection before or after the system.
WARNING – Connect to potable water supply only.
CONFIRM inlet water pressure to refrigeration connection is between 35 psi and 100 psi.
This applies to reverse osmosis systems. If the pressure from your reverse osmosis system is
lower than this, consult a licensed, qualified plumber.
DO NOT use on hot water supply, 38˚C max.
DO NOT install in a location that is susceptible to freezing temperatures as damage to the water
supply, refrigerator or house itself could occur.
AVOID contamination of pipes during installation.
DO NOT use a self piercing or 4.7 mm saddle valve. Both reduce the water flow, can become
clogged over time, and may cause leaks if repair is attempted.
DO NOT service ice maker unless specifically recommended in User Guide or published
user‑repair instructions.
CHECK the copper tubing under the sleeve is smooth and free from defects. Do not reuse an
old sleeve.
WAIT two to three hours before placing refrigerator in final position to check and correct any
water leaks. Recheck for leaks after 24 hours. Water damage to an improper water connection
may cause mould/ mildew growth. Clean up spills or leakage immediately.
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Before use
Before you start using your refrigerator
Check refrigerator is switched on and has been allowed to cool for three to four hours before
loading with food.
Fit filter if desired (see page 28).
Check the water is connected correctly. No visible leaks.
Turn ice maker on (see page 26).
On RX693 / RX594 models dispense 5 L of water and discard. There may be a 1 minute delay until
water is dispensed as the tank fills.
Discard the first 24 hours worth of ice.
Now you can enjoy the ease and simplicity of automatic ice making, and ice and water being
dispensed out the front of your RX693 or RX594 model.
Fig.6 RX693 / RX594 models
Fig.7 RX616 model
Note: Warm cabinet surfaces
At times the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be warm to touch. This is a normal occurrence
that helps prevent moisture from condensing on the cabinet. This condition will be more
noticeable when the refrigerator is first started, during hot weather or after excessive or lengthy
door openings.
All about the display (RX693 / RX594 models)
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Fig.8 Control panel (RX693 / RX594)
The display screen allows you to view and modify all the features on your refrigerator. You can
change the temperature of your refrigerator and freezer independently, and select the MAX
COOL function when you want to quickly cool or freeze food items. You may want increased
ice production when you are entertaining or want to quickly chill a bottle of wine when friends
arrive unexpectedly. The SPEED ICE and chill functions allow for both. The Vacation function
allows you to save valuable energy and reduces the refrigerator’s operational costs.
The temperature of your refrigerator and freezer
The temperatures are preset at 3˚C in the fresh food compartment and -18˚C in the freezer
compartment. After being initially switched on the refrigerator will take several hours to cool,
depending on the environment it is placed in. You can start to store food in it 3 – 4 hours after it
was turned on.
After placing food in the refrigerator, leave it to stabilise for 24 hours. After this time you may
wish to alter the temperature.
The temperature of the freezer and refrigerator is displayed on, and can be controlled via,
the display.
The COMPARTMENT button allows you to alternate between the freezer compartment (left hand
temperature) and the refrigerator compartment (right hand temperature) on the display.
Before any buttons have been pushed, the display shows the current temperature of both
compartments.
The first touch of or button shows the current temperature setting in the selected
compartment. Further touches of the or button will change the temperature setting in
1˚C increments.
The display will show the new setting for two seconds and then return to the current
temperature within the selected compartment.
Do not change the temperature more than one degree at a time. Allow the temperature to
stabilise for 24 hours before making another temperature adjustment.
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Special functions (RX693 / RX594 models)
This refrigerator has four special functions for you to enjoy; MAX COOL, VACATION, CHILL and
SPEED ICE. By default all the options are off.
Special function selection
How to turn special functions on and off:
Press the FUNCTION button to activate the Special Functions display.
Press the FUNCTION button to scroll to the function you wish to turn on or off.
Functions will light up white if off, or red if on.
The selected icon will flash.
Press the ON/OFF button to turn the selected function on or off.
The other three icons will be white if off or red if on.
Max Cool
Having either door open for a long time, or loading the refrigerator full of warm food (such as
after a trip to the supermarket) will raise the temperature of the refrigerator. The MAX COOL
function boosts the freezing and cooling power, by dropping both compartments to their
minimum temperatures for 12 hours. This helps to ensure vital nutrients, freshness, texture and
taste of the food items are retained.
After 12 hours
will turn off automatically, and both compartments return to their previously
selected temperatures. To deactivate
before the 12 hours, turn
off via the display.
When the
feature is activated neither of the temperature adjustments will operate.
Vacation
If you are going on vacation, activating the VACATION
function is an easy way to save energy
and money. Defrosts occur less frequently when
is on, consuming less energy.
will remain
on until deactivated. To deactivate the mode, open either door or turn
off. Opening a door in
the first hour after activation will not deactivate
.
See ‘Preparing for vacation’ (page 36) for more details.
Special functions (RX693 / RX594 models)
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Chill
This function allows you to chill your beverages in the freezer without the worry of forgetting
about them.
When activated, Chill
will remind you after 20 minutes to remove your beverage by
sounding an alarm. The user alarm will continue to sound until any key on the display is pressed.
You may find larger bottles are not adequately chilled after the 20 minutes. For such bottles,
can be turned on a second time and placed in the freezer again. This should not be done with
smaller bottles, cans or beverages chilled prior to the first
. This could cause the vessel to
crack and/or explode or the liquid will start to freeze.
Important!
Do not leave the bottle inside the freezer longer than the time needed for chilling.
Speed Ice
Sometimes you need more ice than normal. Speed Ice
will solve this problem by dropping
the freezer compartment temperature down. This increases ice production by up to a third over
normal production. The
function will be activated for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the freezer
compartment will return to the previously selected temperature.
When
is activated the freezer compartment temperature can not be adjusted.
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User Preferences menu (RX693 / RX594 models)
User Preferences menu
The User Preferences menu allows you to further customise your refrigerator, altering the
settings to suit you.
To access the User Preferences menu, hold down the compartment button for four seconds.
When in the User Preferences menu, a short title for the feature will appear in the left/freezer
temperature display and the feature status will appear in the right/refrigerator temperature
display. For example, dEG will appear in the freezer screen and ˚C or ˚F will appear in the
refrigerator screen.
Use the COMPARTMENT button to scroll through the features.
When the desired feature is displayed, use the and buttons to change the status or setting
of the feature.
To exit the menu, hold down the compartment button for another four seconds.
The following features can be accessed through the User Preferences menu.
Celsius / Fahrenheit (dEG)
The display can show the temperature in degrees Celsius (˚C) or degrees Fahrenheit (˚F).
The temperature will change in 1˚ increments for both F or C settings.
Sabbath mode (SAb)
When Sabbath mode is on, the display screen, all control and exterior lights and the door
alarms are disabled until the feature is turned off. This feature does not disable the interior
lights. Sabbath mode will automatically deactivate after 80 hours, if not turned off earlier. When
Sabbath mode is on, the display will be inactive apart from a small red candle on the display.
Temperature Alarm (see page 15) and the door alarm function will not operate if refrigerator is in
Sabbath mode.
Sound (Snd)
Turning the sound off, silences the button presses on the display and all audible alarms.
icon
will appear on the display when the sound is off. Turning sound off turns the door alarm function
off. Temperature Alarm will remain on when the sound is turned off, but the alarm will not
sound. Only the visual feedback from the display will be given (see page 15).
Door Alarm (dor)
When the door alarm function is on, an alarm will sound if either door on the refrigerator is left
open for longer than five minutes. This is to remind you to close the open door(s).
The door alarm will turn off when either Sabbath mode is turned on or when sound is turned off.
User Preferences menu (RX693 / RX594 models)
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Temperature Alarm (tP)
When activated the Temperature Alarm tells you if compartment temperatures exceed normal
operating temperatures due to power outage (or other event) by sounding an alarm repeatedly.
The alarm will not sound if either Sabbath mode is on or if the sound is turned off.
The display will show the highest compartment temperature reached while the power was out.
Once the refrigerator starts to cool, the display will alternate between the current compartment
temperature and the highest temperature reached until normal operating temperatures
are restored.
Press any button on the display to turn the audible alarm off. Once the alarm has been turned off
the display will continue to alternate temperatures.
Temperature Alarm will not operate if refrigerator is in Sabbath mode.
Appliance mode (APL)
Turning Appliance mode off means that the entire refrigeration unit will turn off (both the fresh
food and freezer compartment). The lights will remain on inside both compartments.
Note: if turning the refrigerator off (Appliance mode off ), ensure all food from both
compartments and ice from the freezer is removed.
Filter Reset (FLr)
When replacing the filter cartridge, turning the filter reset status to ‘yes’ then holding
compartment button down, confirms filter counter has been reset.
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All about the display (RX616 model)
Fig.9 Control panel (RX616)
There is one control panel on your refrigerator located at the inside top of the fresh food
compartment.
The temperatures are preset at 38˚F (3˚C) in the fresh food compartment and 0˚F (-18˚C) in the
freezer compartment. After being initially switched on the refrigerator will take several hours to
cool, depending on the environment it is placed in. You can start to store food in it 3 – 4 hours
after it was turned on.
After placing food in the refrigerator, leave it to stabilise for 24 hours. After this time you may
wish to alter the temperature. The fresh food and the freezer compartment temperatures are
set individually.
Before any buttons have been pushed, the display shows the current temperature of both
compartments.
or
button shows the current temperature setting in that
The first touch of an
compartment.
or
button will change the temperature setting in 1˚F increments.
Further touches of the
The display will show the new setting for three seconds and then return to the actual
temperature currently within that compartment.
Do not change the temperature more than one degree at a time. Allow the temperature to
stabilise for 24 hours before making another temperature adjustment.
If either compartment is too cold
Adjust the compartment temperature up 1˚F by pressing the appropriate
button for the
compartment. If display set to degrees Celsius, temperature will go up 1˚C at a time (see page 19).
If either compartment is too warm
Adjust the compartment temperature down 1˚F by pressing the appropriate
button for
the compartment. If display set to degrees Celsius, temperature will go down 1˚C at a time
(see page 19).
To turn the refrigerator off
Press either of the
buttons repeatedly, until the numbers disappear from the display. This
will turn the whole refrigerator unit (both fresh food and freezer compartments) off, although
the compartment lights remain on.
To turn back on, press the
button until the desired temperature is reached.
Note: if turning the refrigerator off, ensure all food and ice is removed.
All about the display (RX616 model)
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Speed Ice
Sometimes you need more ice than normal. Speed Ice will solve this problem by dropping
the freezer compartment temperature, increasing ice production by up to a third over normal
production.
To activate Speed Ice simply press the SPEED ICE button
The indicator light will illuminate, and the Speed Ice function will be activated for 24 hours. After
this time the indicator light will turn off and the freezer compartment temperature will return to
the previously selected temperature.
When Speed Ice is activated the freezer compartment temperature can not be adjusted.
Vacation Mode
If you are going on vacation, there is an easy way to save energy and money. Vacation Mode
makes defrosts occur less frequently, consuming less energy.
To activate Vacation Mode simply press the VACATION MODE button
The indicator light will illuminate and Vacation Mode will remain on until deactivated.
To deactivate the mode, open either door or press the VACATION MODE button. Opening a
door in the first hour after activation will not deactivate this mode. The indicator light will go
out when deactivated.
See ‘Preparing for vacation’ (page 36) for more details.
Max Cool
Having the door open for a long time or loading the refrigerator full of warm food (such as after
a trip to the supermarket), will raise the temperature of the refrigerator. The Max Cool function
will drop the fresh food and freezer compartments to their minimum temperatures for 12 hours,
and allow maximum cooling to take place.
To activate Max Cool simply press the MAX COOL button
The indicator light will illuminate and the Max Cool function will be activated for 12 hours.
After this time the indicator light will turn off and both compartments will return to their
previously selected temperatures. To deactivate Max Cool in less than 12 hours, press the
MAX COOL button.
When the Max Cool feature is activated neither of the temperature adjustments will operate.
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All about the display (RX616 model)
Reset Filter
The water filter needs to be replaced every 12 months or after 2838 litres of water has been
filtered (whichever is sooner). To remind you of this, the orange Order light will illuminate
after 11 months or once 90% of the volume of water has been filtered. The red Replace light
will illuminate after 12 months or once 2838 litres have flowed through. Install a new filter
immediately when the red light shows up (see page 29).
After replacing the filter, reset the filter by pressing and holding the RESET FILTER button for two
seconds. Both lights will go off.
Temp Alarm
The Temp Alarm system will tell you if compartment temperatures exceed normal operating
temperatures due to a power outage (or other event). When activated, the Temp Alarm light will
illuminate.
If the temperatures exceed operating limits, the display will show the highest compartment
temperatures reached when the power was out. Once the refrigerator starts to cool, the display
will alternate between the current compartment temperature and the highest temperature
reached. An audible alarm will sound repeatedly.
Press the TEMP ALARM button once to stop the audible alarm. The Temp Alarm light will
continue to flash and the temperatures will alternate.
To turn off Temp Alarm, press and hold the TEMP ALARM button for three seconds. The indicator
light will go off.
The Temp Alarm will not sound when the refrigerator is in Sabbath mode and when the Alarm
mode is OFF.
Door Alarm
The Door Alarm will alert you when one of the doors has been left open for five continuous
minutes. This is to ensure your food will not spoil accidentally. When this happens, an audible
alarm will sound every few seconds until the door is closed or the DOOR ALARM button
is pressed.
The Door Alarm will not sound when the refrigerator is in Sabbath mode and when the Alarm
mode is OFF.
All about the display (RX616 model)
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Your refrigerator has a User Preference menu, in which you can alter settings to suit you.
To access the User Preferences menu, press and hold the DOOR ALARM button for three seconds.
When in the User Preferences menu, a short title for the feature will appear in the freezer
temperature display and the feature status will appear in the refrigerator display.
or
buttons to scroll through the features.
Use the freezer
or
buttons to change
When the desired feature is displayed, use the refrigerator
the status.
When changes are complete close the fresh food door.
The following features can be accessed through the User Preferences menu.
Display (F_C)
Change the display to show the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (F) or degrees Celsius (C).
Alarm (AL)
When the Alarm mode is OFF, no audible alarms will sound. All button presses on the display will
be silent and both Temp Alarm and Door Alarm will not sound when Alarm mode is OFF.
Sabbath mode (SAB)
When the Sabbath mode is ON, all control lights on the display will be disabled until the feature
is turned OFF. This feature does not disable the interior lights. Press any button to restore the
control lights and turn off Sabbath mode. Temp Alarm and Door Alarm will not sound when
Sabbath mode is ON.
Note: Warm cabinet surfaces
At times the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be warm to the touch. This is a normal
occurrence that helps prevent moisture from condensing on the cabinet. This condition will be
more noticeable when the refrigerator is first started, during hot weather and after excessive or
lengthy door openings.
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Fresh food features
The fresh food compartment is designed to keep your food as fresh, nutritious and flavoursome
as possible.
Fruit and vegetable storage
Fruit and vegetables stored in the normal refrigerator environment will lose moisture very
quickly to the cold, dry air. This decreases their storage life as they will lose moisture and
shrivel very quickly. The fruit and vegetable storage bin provides an environment in which you
control the humidity. By controlling the humidity in the bin, the air is kept moist, and fruit and
vegetables retain significantly more moisture. This increases their storage life, keeping them
fresher for longer.
Fruit and vegetables have slightly different humidity/storage requirements, so the storage
bin has an adjustable humidity slide with three settings. Fruit requires lower humidity storage
compared with vegetables.
High .
Suitable for:
.
Vegetables
Lettuce
Spinach
Broccoli
Carrots
.
.
. Low
Mixed fruit
and vegetables
Fruit with
skin/peel
Oranges
Lemons
Grapes
Plums
Fig.10 Humidity Control Settings
To remove:
Pull drawer out to full extension.
Tilt up front of drawer and pull straight out.
To install:
Insert drawer into frame rails and push back into place.
Meat drawer
Fig.11 Fruit and vegetable bin
The temperature controlled meat drawer at the bottom of the fresh food compartment provides
an environment perfect for storing a range of items. It has two slide settings – cold, and coldest
setting. The coldest setting is slightly colder than the rest of the fresh food compartment, and is
perfect for storing meat. The cold setting is a similar temperature to the fresh food compartment,
and is great for other fresh foods.
Fresh food features
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There are a number of customisable storage options throughout the compartment.
Shelves
Caution!
To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:
Never attempt to adjust a shelf that is loaded with food.
Ensure shelf is secure before ­placing items on shelf.
Handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break ­suddenly if nicked, scratched or
exposed to sudden temperature changes.
Your refrigerator is fitted with shelves specially designed to retain spills, making clean up easier.
To remove a shelf:
Slightly tilt up the front and lift up the rear of the shelf, then pull the shelf straight out.
To install a shelf:
Tilt the front edge up and insert the hooks into the desired frame openings and let the shelf
settle into place. Be sure the shelf is securely locked at the rear.
The top of each bin serves as the shelf above it. To remove the bin top place your hand under the
frame to push the glass up. Lift glass out. To install, reverse the instructions.
Covered storage bucket (select models)
The storage bucket has a lid and removable egg tray. When the
tray is removed the bucket will fit other items, such as a standard
egg carton.
Wine bottle holder (select models)
The wine bottle holder will hold a single bottle.
Fig.12 Covered storage bucket
To install:
Slide the upper lip of the holder along the top left side of any shelf.
The bottle holder sits underneath the shelf.
Door buckets (for fresh food and freezer compartments)
Door buckets can be moved up or down to meet individual
storage needs.
To remove:
Lift the bucket up and pull straight out.
To install:
Place bucket in desired door liner retainer position and push down
gently until bucket stops.
Fig.13 Door bucket
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Fresh food features
Dairy shelf
The dairy shelf provides con­venient door storage for spreadable
items such as butter and margarine. On select models, this
compartment can be moved to several different ­locations to
accommodate storage needs.
To remove:
Slide dairy shelf up and pull out.
To install:
Slide assembly in and down so that the hooks are firmly seated
on the door liner.
To remove dairy door:
Press in sides of dairy door and pull out.
To install dairy door:
Slide sides of dairy door inside dairy shelf until hinge points snap
into place.
Fig.14 Dairy shelf and door
Beverage Chiller
The Beverage Chiller keeps beverages and other items colder
than the rest of the fresh food compartment. An air inlet directs
air from the freezer into the chiller.
Controls
The Beverage Chiller Control is the top dial located on the left
wall of the fresh food compartment. Turn the outer part of the
dial clockwise to increase air flow and decrease the temperature
of the Beverage Chiller.
To remove Beverage Chiller:
Unload the Beverage Chiller.
Slide the assembly up and pull straight out.
Note: if the Beverage Chiller is installed directly under the dairy
shelf or a door bucket, the bucket or dairy shelf will need to be
removed before removing the chiller.
To install Beverage Chiller:
Align one of the air inlet holes on the side of the Beverage Chiller
with one of the hole cut-outs on the door.
Slide the assembly in and down so that the hooks are firmly
seated on the door liner.
Note: the Beverage Chiller will not operate properly if the air inlet
hole is not aligned with the control location.
Fig.15 Beverage Chiller
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Freezer features
Shelves
Shelves can be removed to meet individual storage needs.
To remove shelf:
Snap right side of shelf up from cabinet railing or wall
mounting clips and slide to the right.
To install shelf:
Replace shelf in left side cabinet railing. Snap shelf into right
side cabinet railing (or wall mounting clips).
Fig.17 Freezer shelf
Baskets and drawers
Baskets and drawers (style may vary) slide out for easy access
to items stored at the back.
To remove:
Pull out to its full extension. Lift up front of basket or drawer
and remove.
Fig.18 Freezer drawer
To install:
Slide basket or drawer into cabinet railings. Lift up front of
basket or drawer and slide to the back of refrigerator.
Ice storage bin
The ice storage bin is located below the automatic ice maker (see page 26 for removal and
installation instructions).
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Ice and water
Refrigerator models RX693 and RX594 are equipped with an ice and water system that
automatically makes and dispenses cubed and crushed ice, and filters, chills and dispenses water.
The RX616 model is equipped with an ice system only that automatically makes cubed ice.
Once your refrigerator has been plumbed in (see page 9) and the ice maker turned on
(see page 26) you can enjoy these great features. The dispensing (on RX693 and RX594 models)
is controlled via the external display.
Fig.19 Control panel (RX693 and RX594)
Dispenser pad (RX693 / RX594 models only)
The dispenser pad is located in the back wall of the dispensing area. When the dispenser pad is
pressed, the selection chosen on the dispenser control panel will dispense.
Removable tray (RX693 / RX594 models only)
The removable tray at the bottom of the dispenser area is designed to collect small spills and
may be removed for cleaning and emptying purposes. It does not drain. Do not allow it to
overflow. If it does, remove tray and wipe up overflow.
Ice and water
Display and Dispenser Lock
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(RX693 / RX594 models only)
When the dispenser is locked, neither ice nor water can be dispensed.
To lock the dispenser press and hold the button for two seconds (the display will also be
locked). The icon will be displayed on the screen.
Continuing to hold the button for another two seconds will unlock the dispenser but the
display will still be locked. The icon will be displayed on the screen. Holding button for
another two seconds, unlocks both the display and dispenser.
Caution!
To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:
Do not put fingers, hands or any foreign objects into dispenser opening.
Do not use sharp objects to break ice.
Do not dispense ice directly into thin glass, fine china or delicate crystal.
To dispense water
Select on the control panel.
Place your container against the back dispensing pad and press.
Release pressure to stop dispensing.
Or on select models:
Place container under dispensing nozzle.
Press FRONT FILL button.
Front Fill
The FRONT FILL button (see page 24) is perfect for filling up sports bottles and large containers
that do not easily fit inside the dispensing cavity.
To dispense cubed or crushed ice
Select either or ice on the control panel.
Place your glass or container against the dispensing pad and press (for crushed ice hold your
container as close to the chute as possible).
Slowly remove your glass when you have enough ice.
To dispense water and ice at the same time (select models)
Select either or ice.
Place your container against the dispensing pad and press.
At the same time press FRONT FILL button to dispense water.
Slowly release the FRONT FILL button and remove your glass when you have enough ice.
Note:
The ice mode may not be changed while ice dispenser is in operation.
The dispenser will automatically lock if it is active for more than five minutes. See Dispenser Lock
(page 25) for unlocking information.
Once dispensing has stopped a small amount of water may be dispensed. This will be collected
by the drip tray. Large spills should be wiped dry.
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Ice and water
Light
A light activates within the dispenser cavity when dispensing ice or water with the back
dispensing pad or FRONT FILL button.
Automatic ice maker
Connect the ice maker to the water supply as instructed on page 9. Proper water flow and a level
refrigerator are essential for optimal ice maker performance.
Note: energy rating guides that are posted on the refrigerator at the time of purchase do not
include optional ice maker energy usage.
Operating instructions
To start ice making
Confirm ice storage bin is securely in place.
Lower the wire arm inside the ice bin gently.
Once the freezer compartment has reached -18˚C, the ice maker
will fill with water.
Approximately three to six hours after installation the first batch
of ice will be produced.
After the initial ice batch is made, a complete batch will be
made every two to three hours.
Discard ice made in the first 12 hours of operation.
The ice maker will continue to make ice until the ice level raises
the wire arm, and stops production.
Fig.20 Ice maker
(inside freezer)
To stop ice production
Lift the wire arm inside the ice bin until a click is heard. The ice maker will not make or dispense
ice until the arm is lowered.
To remove the ice bin
Stop ice production by raising the wire arm.
Lift the ice bin up slightly and pull forward.
To install the ice bin
Turn the auger driver behind the ice bin a half turn
counterclockwise.
Place the bin in the rails and slide back gently.
Fig.21 Auger driver
Ice making information
The first two batches of ice may contain small or irregular cubes, due to air in the supply line.
After cubes are made, it is normal for a few cubes to be joined together. They can easily be
broken apart.
If the ice is not used frequently the cubes may become cloudy, small, stick together, and taste stale.
Empty and wash the bin in lukewarm water periodically. Dry it thoroughly before replacing it.
The ice maker may make a few sounds during its operation. Clicking, rattling, and buzzing are
all normal.
Do not store anything in the ice bin except ice made in the ice maker.
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WARNING!
Mechanical Hazard
Do not place fingers or hands on the automatic ice making mechanism
while the refrigerator is plugged in. This will help protect you from possible
injury. It will also prevent interference with moving parts of the ejector
mechanism and the heating element that releases the cubes.
Under certain rare circumstances, ice cubes may be discoloured, ­usually
appearing with a green-bluish hue. The cause of this unusual discolouration
can be a combination of factors such as certain characteristics of local
waters, household plumbing and the accumulation of copper salts in
an inactive water supply line which feeds the ice maker. Continued
consumption of such discoloured ice cubes may be injurious to health. If
such discolouration is observed, discard the ice cubes and contact your
dealer to purchase and install a water line filter.
Water damage due to improper water connection may cause mould/mildew
growth.
Clean up ice and water spills to avoid personal injury and to prevent mould/
mildew growth.
Failure to do so can result in death or injury to persons.
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Water filter
Contact an authorised plumber if you want to install a water filter in the water system.
A water filter is not supplied with the product. If you wish to use the internal water filter fitting
in the product, the filter is an extra accessory that you must purchase (contact your local Fisher &
Paykel Appliances Authorised Service Centre Dealer or Customer Care Centre for more details).
The dispenser feature and ice maker can be used without a water filter. If you do not want to use
the internal water filter fitting, the blue bypass cap must remain fitted at all times.
If you choose to install a water filter, this will need changing approximately every 12 months.
There is a water filter replacement indicator icon on the control panel which appears when the
filter needs replacing (see page 29).
WARNING!
Poisoning Hazard
To avoid serious illness or death, do not use the refrigerator where water is
unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after
use of filter.
Failure to do so can result in death or injury to persons.
If you want to use the internal water filter fitting in the refrigerator, follow the instructions below.
Important!
After installing a new water filter, always dispense water for two
minutes on dispensing models before removing the filter for any
reason. Air trapped in system may cause water and cartridge to eject.
Always use caution when removing the filter.
The bypass cap does not filter water when fitted. Be sure to have
replacement cartridge available when filter change is required.
If water filtration system has been allowed to freeze, replace filter
­cartridge.
If the water system has not been used for several months, or water/ice
has an unpleasant taste or odour, flush ­system by dispensing water for
two to three minutes or clean out ice bin. If unpleasant taste or odour
persists, change filter cartridge.
Fig.22 Filter housing and
bypass cap
Initial installation
1
2
3
4
The water filter is located in the upper right-hand corner of the fresh
food compartment.
Open filter housing by pressing the tab at the front end of the housing.
Remove the blue bypass cap and retain for later use.
Remove the sealing label from end of filter and insert into filter head.
Rotate gently clockwise until filter stops. Snap filter cover closed.
Fig.23 Filter housing
and filter
Water filter
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RX693 / RX594 models only
5 Reduce water spurts by flushing air from system.
Run water continuously for two minutes through dispenser until water runs steady. During initial
use, allow about a 1 – 2 minute delay in water dispensing, to allow internal water tank to fill.
Additional flushing may be required in some households where water is of poor quality.
Replacing water filter
Important!
Air trapped in system may cause water and cartridge to eject. Use caution when removing.
1 Turn filter counterclockwise until it releases from filter head.
2 Drain water from filter into sink and dispose in normal household trash.
3 Wipe up excess water in filter cover and continue with initial installation (page 28), steps 3
through 4.
Filter change and reset
The water filter needs to be replaced every 12 months, or after 2838 litres of water has been
filtered (whichever is sooner).
will light up red on the display screen after the
On RX693 / RX594 models the filter icon
filter has been installed for 11 months or 90% of the rated water volume has been dispensed.
This is indicating that a new filter should be ordered. The
will blink when the filter needs to
be replaced.
On the RX616 model, when it is time to replace the filter, the orange Order light will illuminate
after 11 months or once 90% of the volume of water has been filtered. The red Replace light
will illuminate after 12 months or once 2838 litres of water has been filtered. Install a new filter
immediately when the red light shows up.
After replacing filter on the RX616 model, reset the filter by pressing and holding the RESET
FILTER button for two seconds. Both lights will go off.
Note: the water filter indicator will show up after 12 months regardless of whether or not a filter
is fitted to the water system.
Important!
Condition of water and amount used determines the life span of water filter cartridge. If water
use is high, or if water is of poor quality, replacement may need to take place more often.
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Food storage tips – refrigerator
Red meat
Place fresh red meat on a plate and loosely cover with waxed paper,
plastic wrap or foil.
Store cooked and raw meat on separate plates. This will prevent any
juices lost from raw meat contaminating cooked meat.
Poultry
Fresh whole birds should be rinsed inside and out with cold running
water, dried, placed on a plate and covered.
Poultry pieces should also be stored this way. Whole poultry should
never be stuffed until just before cooking, otherwise food poisoning
may result.
Cool and refrigerate cooked poultry quickly. Remove stuffing from
poultry and store separately.
Fish and seafood
Whole fish and fillets, should be used on the day of purchase.
Refrigerate on a plate loosely covered until required.
If storing overnight or longer, take particular care to select very fresh
fish. Whole fish should be rinsed in cold water to remove loose scales
and dirt and then patted dry with paper towels. Place whole fish or
fillets in a sealed plastic bag.
Keep shellfish chilled at all times. Use within one to two days.
Precooked foods and leftovers
These should be stored in covered containers, so the food does not
dry out.
Keep for only one to two days.
Reheat leftovers only once and until steaming hot.
Fruit and vegetable bins
Although most fruit and vegetables store best at low temperatures, take
care not to store citrus fruit, tropical fruit, tomatoes or cucumbers at
temperatures less than 7˚C for long periods.
Undesirable changes, such as softening of the flesh, browning,
accelerated decaying and loss of flavour will occur at low temperatures.
Do not refrigerate avocados (until they are ripe), bananas, mangoes
or pepinos.
For more information on storing fruit and vegetables refer to page 20.
Food storage tips – freezer
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Freezing food at -18˚C reduces microbial activity, and chemical and physical reactions. This allows
food to be kept for considerably longer than when stored in the refrigerator.
Frozen food care
For best results:
Choose only good quality foods that freeze well.
Store at -18˚C or colder. Take care to maintain this low storage
temperature, eg try to avoid opening the freezer door unnecessarily.
If your ice cream is soft you are running your freezer too warm.
Leave space at the top of containers, glass jars and plastic bags containing liquids or semi-solid
foods. These expand as they freeze. Usually 20 – 50 mm head space is recommended. Ideally,
remove all the air from the package after the food has frozen.
Packages or containers of solid foods should have the air removed from them and be sealed
tightly before freezing.
Freeze immediately and as quickly as possible. Freeze only small quantities of food at any one
time. For best results we recommend that only 1 kg of food be frozen per 25 L of freezer storage
volume at any one time.
Keep a constant turnover of food. Use older items of food first. Do not exceed recommended
storage times.
Use good quality freezer proof packaging to maintain food quality.
Thaw foods preferably in a refrigerator, or using a microwave oven or multifunction oven.
Recommended freezer storage times
These times should not be exceeded.
Months Food stored
1
Bacon, casseroles, milk
2
Bread, ice-cream, sausages, pies (meat and fruit), prepared shellfish, oily fish
3
Non oily fish, shellfish, pizza, scones, muffins
4
Ham, cakes, biscuits, beef and lamb chops, poultry pieces
6
Butter, vegetables (blanched), eggs whole and yolks, cooked crayfish,
minced meat (raw), pork (raw)
12
Fruit (dry or in syrup), egg whites, beef (raw), whole chicken, lamb (raw), fruit cakes
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Food storage tips – freezer
Meat, poultry and game
Meat should be frozen quickly in order to maintain its texture.
Do not stuff poultry before freezing.
Always thaw poultry completely before cooking.
Red meat can be cooked from frozen, or from partly or completely thawed
states. Remember to allow extra cooking time if cooking from frozen.
Fish
Fish is best frozen commercially. If, however, you do want to freeze
fish at home, make sure the fish is very fresh and of high quality.
Clean, scale and preferably leave whole. All fish should be wrapped
in two layers of packaging, as depending on the type of fish, odours
and flavours can be readily transferred either to or from it. Seal well.
For best results, cook from either the frozen or partly thawed state.
Vegetables
Most vegetables freeze well, although ‘salad’ vegetables lose their
crispness. Other vegetables, eg celery, onion and tomatoes, should only
be used in cooked dishes as they soften on freezing.
Freeze only good quality, mature, ready-to-eat vegetables.
It is necessary to blanch most raw vegetables prior to freezing.
Blanching is a short cooking period during which vegetable enzymes are
destroyed. If these enzymes are not destroyed they cause undesirable
physical and chemical changes during freezer storage.
Vegetables can be blanched in boiling water, steam or in a microwave
oven. If using boiling water, boil vegetables for 2 – 4 minutes and cool
quickly.
In general frozen vegetables are best cooked from their frozen state.
Prepared and cooked foods
Most cooked foods can be frozen, but it is not recommended to freeze
the following (as they tend to separate on thawing):
Cooked egg white, custards, cream fillings and milk puddings, gelatin or
jelly-like dishes, mayonnaise and similar salad dressings and meringue
toppings.
Fruit
Choose good quality, mature, and ready to eat fruit. Preferably select
varieties recommended for freezing.
Avoid unripe and over-ripe fruit.
The way fruit is packed depends on how it is to be used. Fruits packed
in syrup are ideal for desserts, whereas fruits packed without sugar are
better used for cooking.
Care and cleaning
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Refrigerator cleaning chart
Important!
When cleaning your refrigerator, please pay attention to the chart below. Improper cleaning
can result in damage to your refrigerator. Do not place buckets, shelves, or accessories in
the dishwasher.
Part
Do
Do not use
Cabinet Exterior
Stainless steel doors and all
other exterior surfaces.
Important: Damage
to exterior finish due
to im­proper use of
cleaning products or nonrecommended ­products
is not covered under this
product’s ­warranty.
Use warm, soapy water and a soft,
clean cloth or sponge.
Rinse surfaces with clean, warm
water and dry immediately to avoid
water spots.
Abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Ammonia.
Chlorine bleach.
Concentrated detergents
or solvents.
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads.
Vinegar-based products.
Citrus-based cleaners.
Cabinet Interior
Use 4 tablespoons of baking soda
dissolved in 1 L of warm, soapy
water. To remove odours, put a few
drops of vanilla essence or vinegar
in water solution.
Rinse surfaces with clean, warm
water and dry immediately to avoid
water spots.
Abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Ammonia.
Chlorine bleach.
Concentrated detergents
or solvents.
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads.
Door Gaskets
Use warm, soapy water and a soft,
clean cloth or sponge.
Abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads.
Condenser Coil
Remove base grille to access.
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle.
Anything other than a
vacuum cleaner.
Condenser Fan Outlet Grille
See back of refrigerator.
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle
with brush attachment.
Accessories
Shelves, buckets, drawers,
drip tray, etc.
Follow removal and installation
A dishwasher.
instructions from appropriate
feature section.
Allow items to adjust to room
temperature if required.
Dilute mild detergent and use a soft,
clean cloth or sponge for cleaning.
Use a plastic bristle brush to get into
crevices. Rinse surfaces with clean,
warm water.
Dry glass and plastic items
immediately to avoid spots.
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Care and cleaning
Removing odours from refrigerator
WARNING!
Electric Shock Hazard
Disconnect power to refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning, reconnect
power.
Failure to do so can result in death or injury to persons.
1 Remove all food from the refrigerator and turn the refrigerator off.
2 Disconnect power to the refrigerator.
3 Clean the walls, floor, ceiling of cabinet interior, drawers, shelves and gaskets according to the
instructions (see page 33).
4 Dilute mild detergent and brush solution into crevices using a plastic bristle brush. Leave for five
minutes. Rinse surfaces with warm water. Dry surfaces with a soft, clean cloth.
5 Wash and dry all bottles, containers and jars. Discard spoiled or expired items.
6 Wrap or store odour-causing foods, eg onions, fish, meat or leftovers, in tightly sealed containers
to prevent recurring odours.
7 Reconnect power to refrigerator and return food to refrigerator.
8 After 24 hours, check if odour has been eliminated.
9 If the odour is still present, liquid may have spilled down into the evaporator tray. In this instance
a service call may be required (see page 46).
Energy saving tips
There are many simple things that can be done to save energy.
During installation
Locate refrigerator in coolest part of room. Avoid areas of direct sunlight, or near heating ducts,
registers, or other heat producing appliances. If this is not possible, isolate exterior by using a
section of cabinet or an added layer of insulation.
Be sure the doors are closing securely by levelling refrigerator.
During use
Avoid overcrowding shelves, as this reduces airflow.
Do not use any material (such aluminium foil, wax paper, or paper towelling) as a shelf liner, this
reduces air flow.
Avoid adding too much warm food all at once, this reduces cooling power.
Your refrigerator is most efficient when two thirds full.
Organise items in your refrigerator to reduce the time that the door is open.
Maintenance
Clean door gaskets every three months (see page 33).
Clean condenser coils (see page 33).
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Replacing light bulbs
WARNING!
Electric Shock Hazard
Disconnect power to refrigerator before replacing light bulb. After replacing
light bulb, reconnect power.
Failure to do so can result in death or injury to persons.
Caution!
To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:
Before handling, allow light bulb to cool once refrigerator has been
turned off.
Wear gloves when replacing light bulb.
Upper fresh food section (all models)
The upper fresh food light bulbs are located behind the front
panel. Reach behind the panel to remove the bulbs.
Lower fresh food section and upper freezer section
(RX616 model)
1 Push up on bottom tabs of light cover. Rotate cover up and
release tabs.
2 Remove light bulb. Replace bulb with an appliance bulb
no greater than 40 watts.
3 Insert top tabs of light cover into liner slots and snap bottom
tabs into liner slots.
Fig.24 Light in lower fresh
food section (RX616 model)
Upper freezer section (RX693 / RX594 models)
1 Remove ice bin by lifting front of bin and pulling out.
2 Remove light shield by pressing the upper right side of the
shield and rotating downward.
3 Remove light bulb. Replace with an appliance bulb no greater
than 40 watts.
4 Rotate the shield upward, press in slightly and snap into place.
5 Replace ice bin by sliding in until bin locks into place.
Fig.25 Lights in upper freezer
section (RX693 / RX594 models)
Lower freezer section (all models)
1 Pinch both sides of light cover to remove.
2 Remove light bulb. Replace with appliance bulb no greater than 40 watts.
3 Pinch both sides of the light cover to snap into place.
Ice and water dispenser
On RX693 / RX594 models a service call is required if light bulb fails (see page 46).
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Care and cleaning
Preparing for vacation
Caution!
If there is any possibility that the temperature where the refrigerator is located can drop below
freezing, the entire water supply system (including the water tank and the water valve) must be
drained by a qualified servicer if going on vacation.
Note: only RX693 / RX594 models have a water tank.
For short vacations or absences (three months or less):
1 Remove all perishable items from the refrigerator.
2 If no one will be using or checking the refrigerator during your absence:
Remove all frozen items.
Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time.
After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut off arm to the off position.
Empty the ice bin.
Where available activate VACATION mode (see page 12 for RX693 / RX594 models and
page 17 for RX616 model).
3 If the room temperature will drop below 13˚C, follow the instructions for longer absences.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
For long vacations, absences (more than three months) OR if the room temperature will
drop below 13˚C:
Remove all food from both compartments.
Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day before you leave.
After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut off arm to the off position.
Empty the ice bin.
Remove the water filter cartridge and install the filter bypass. Dispose of the used cartridge.
Unplug the refrigerator.
If you can not unplug your refrigerator, on RX693 / RX594 models turn Appliance mode off
(see page 15). On the RX616 model turn Freezer Control to off (see page 16).
Thoroughly clean the interior of both compartments with a baking soda solution (four
tablespoons of baking soda in 1 L of warm water) and a clean, soft cloth.
Dry thoroughly.
Leave the doors open to prevent the formation of mould and mildew.
If room temperature will drop below 0˚C, get a qualified servicer to drain the water supply
system (including water tank and water valve).
Preparing to move
Follow the instructions for long vacations/absences, through to step 6.
Secure all loose items such as shelves and drawers by taping them securely in place to
prevent damage.
Tape the doors shut.
Use an appliance dolly when moving the refrigerator. Always truck the refrigerator from its side
or back – never from its front (see page 5).
Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving.
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Upon your return
After a short vacation or absence:
Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve (see page 9).
Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct leaks if necessary.
On RX693 / RX594 models run 10 – 15 glasses of water from the dispenser to flush out the system.
Restart the ice maker by lowering the ice maker arm.
Discard at least the first three ice harvests.
Deactivate Vacation mode if activated (see page 12 for RX693 / RX594 models and page 17 for
RX616 model).
After a long vacation or absence:
Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve (see page 9).
Plug the refrigerator back in and reset controls (see page 11 or 16) or on RX693 / RX594
models turn Appliance mode on (see page 15).
Wipe the refrigerator out with a clean damp cloth.
Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct leaks if necessary.
On RX693 / RX594 models run water through the dispenser for at least three minutes with the
filter bypass in place, then install water filter (see page 28).
After installing the water filter, run water through the dispenser continuously for at least two
minutes, or until water runs steady. Initially you may notice a one to two minute delay in
water dispensing as the internal tanks fills.
On the RX616 model remove the filter bypass cap and install water filter.
Restart the ice maker by lowering the ice maker arm.
Discard ice produced within the first 12 hours.
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Operating sounds
Improvements in refrigeration design may mean your new refrigerator produces sounds that
are different to other models. These improvements have created a refrigerator that is better at
preserving food, more energy efficient and quieter overall. Because new units are quieter, sounds
may be detected that were masked by higher sound levels in older units. Many of these sounds
are normal. Please note that the surfaces adjacent to a refrigerator, such as hard walls, floors
and ­cabinetry may make these sounds seem even louder. The following are some of the normal
operational sounds that may be noticed in your new refrigerator.
Normal operational sounds
Sound
Possible causes
Clicking
Freezer control ( a ) clicks when starting or stopping compressor.
Defrost timer or electric damper control (select models) ( b ) sounds like an
electric clock and snaps in and out of defrost cycle.
Air rushing or
whirring
Freezer fan ( c ) slows to a stop as the freezer door is opened.
Gurgling or
boiling sound
Evaporator ( e ) and heat exchanger ( f ) refrigerant make this noise when
flowing.
Thumping
Condenser fan ( d ) and freezer fan ( c ) makes this noise while operating.
Ice cubes from ice maker dropping into ice bucket ( g ).
Dispenser ice chute ( h ) closing (RX693 / RX594 models).
Buzzing
Ice maker water valve ( j ) hookup buzzes when ice maker fills with water.
Vibrating noise
Compressor ( i ) makes a pulsating sound while running.
Humming
Ice maker ( k ) is in the ‘on’ position without water connection.
Compressor ( i ) can make a high-pitched hum while operating.
Solenoid valve ( m ) operating ice chute door (RX693 / RX594 models).
Ice auger ( l ) hums as auger agitates ice during dispensing (RX693 / RX594 models).
b
a
Other sounds
c, l
Sound
Possible causes Solution
Vibrating noise
Refrigerator is not
level.
g
k
See ‘Levelling’, page 8.
Contents of
Ensure no jars or bottles
refrigerator rattling. are touching.
h, m
d, e, f, i, j
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If there is a problem with your appliance, please check the following points before contacting
your local Fisher & Paykel Appliances Authorised Service Centre Dealer or Customer Care Centre.
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Freezer control and Refrigerator is in defrost
mode.
lights are on, but
compressor is not
operating.
Normal operation.
Temperaturecontrolled drawers
are too warm.
Control settings are not
right.
See page 20 to adjust controls.
Freezer controls are not
right.
See page 11 or 16 to adjust controls.
Drawer is improperly
positioned.
See pages 20 – 23 to verify drawer positioning.
Refrigerator does
not operate.
Food temperature
is too cold.
Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator restarts.
Refrigerator is not plugged Plug in refrigerator.
in.
Refrigerator Appliance
mode is turned off
(RX693 / RX594 models).
See page 15 to adjust controls.
Touch temperature
controls are set to OFF
(RX616 model).
See page 16 to adjust controls.
Fuse is blown, or circuit
breaker needs to be reset.
Replace any blown fuses.
Power outage has
occurred.
Call local power company listing to report
outage.
Refrigerator is
malfunctioning.
Unplug refrigerator and transfer food to
another refrigerator. If another refrigerator is
not available, place dry ice in freezer section to
preserve food. Warranty does not cover food
loss. Contact service agent (see page 46).
Condenser coils are dirty.
Clean according to the chart on page 33.
Refrigerator or freezer
controls are set too cold.
See page 11 or 16 to adjust controls.
Food is too close to upper
left air inlet.
Relocate food away from upper left corner.
Check circuit breaker and reset if necessary.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Food temperature
is too warm.
Door is not closing
properly.
Refrigerator is not level. See page 8 for details
on how to level your refrigerator.
Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if
necessary, according to the chart on page 33.
Check for internal obstructions that are
keeping door from closing properly
(ie improperly closed drawers, ice buckets,
oversized or improperly stored containers, etc)
Water droplets
form on outside of
refrigerator.
Water droplets
form on inside of
refrigerator.
Refrigerator has
an odour.
Controls need to be
adjusted.
See page 11 or 16 to adjust controls.
Condenser coils are dirty.
Clean according to the chart on page 33.
Rear air grille is blocked.
Check the positioning of food items in
refrigerator to make sure grille is not blocked.
Rear air grilles are located under the fruit and
vegetable bin.
Door has been opened
frequently, or for long
periods of time.
Reduce time door is open. Organise food
items efficiently to ensure door is open for as
short a time as possible.
Food has recently been
added.
Allow time for recently added food to reach
refrigerator or freezer temperature.
Door gaskets are not
sealing properly.
Clean according to the chart on page 33.
Humidity levels are high.
Normal during times of high humidity
(seasonal).
Controls require
adjustment.
See page 11 or 16 to adjust controls.
Humidity levels are high
or door has been opened
frequently.
Reduce time door is open. Organise food
items efficiently to assure door is open for as
short a time as possible.
Door gaskets are not
sealing properly.
Odour producing foods
should be covered or
wrapped.
Clean according to the chart on page 33.
The interior needs cleaning.
Clean according to the chart on page 33.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible causes
41
What to do
Normal operation.
Refrigerator or
ice maker makes
unfamiliar sounds
or seems too loud.
See page 38.
Temperaturecontrolled drawer
and/or bins do
not close freely.
Contents of drawer or
positioning of items in the
surrounding compartment
could be obstructing
drawer.
Reposition food items and containers to avoid
interference with the drawers.
Drawer is not in proper
position.
See page 20 for proper drawer placement.
Refrigerator is not level.
See page 8 for details on how to level your
refrigerator.
Drawer channels are dirty.
Clean drawer channels with warm, soapy
water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to drawer
channels.
Refrigerator runs
too frequently.
Doors have been opened
frequently or for long
periods of time.
Reduce time door is open.
Organise food items efficiently to assure door
is open for as short a time as possible.
Allow interior environment to adjust after the
door has been opened.
Humidity or temperature in
surrounding area is high.
Normal operation.
Food has recently been
added.
Allow time for recently added food to reach
refrigerator or freezer temperature.
Refrigerator is exposed to
heat by environment or by
appliances nearby.
Evaluate your refrigerator’s environment.
Refrigerator may need to be moved to run
more efficiently.
Condenser coils are dirty.
Clean according to the chart on page 33.
Controls need to be
adjusted.
See page 11 or 16 to adjust controls.
Door is not closing
properly.
Refrigerator is not level, see ‘Levelling’, page 8.
Door gaskets are not
sealing properly.
Clean according to the chart on page 33.
Check for internal obstructions that are
keeping door from closing properly (ie
improperly closed drawers, ice buckets,
oversized or improperly stored containers, etc).
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Troubleshooting
Ice and water (RX693 / RX594 models only)
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
No indicator lights
are lit on display.
Freezer door is not closed.
Verify that freezer door is closed. Power is
removed from the control when freezer door
is opened.
Refrigerator is not
plugged in.
Plug in refrigerator.
Fuse is blown, or circuit
breaker needs to be reset.
Replace any blown fuses.
Check circuit breakers for any tripped
circuits.
Power outage has occurred. Call local power company listing to report
outage.
Refrigerator is in
Sabbath mode.
Ice or water are not Freezer door is not closed.
dispensed when
pads are pressed.
See ‘Sabbath mode’, see page 14.
Verify that freezer door is closed. Power is
removed from the control when freezer door
is opened.
Controls are locked.
See ‘Display and Dispenser Lock’, page 25.
Water tank is filling.
At initial use, there is an approximate
1 – 2 minute delay in dispensing while the
internal water tank is filling.
Ice bin not installed
properly.
Reinstall ice bin (see page 26).
Ice maker has just been
installed or a large amount
of ice has been used.
Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin or
for ice maker to restock after emptied.
Water pressure is too low.
Water pressure must be between 35 to 100
pounds per square inch to function properly.
A minimum pressure of 35 pounds per
square inch is recommended for refrigerators
with water filters.
Water filter (if fitted)
is clogged or needs to
be changed.
Change water filter (see page 29).
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43
Ice and water (RX693 / RX594 models only)
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Water flow is
slower than
normal.
Water pressure is too low.
Water pressure must be between 35 to 100
pounds per square inch to function properly.
A minimum pressure of 35 pounds per square
inch is recommended for refrigerators with
water filters.
Saddle valve not open
completely.
Open saddle valve completely.
Improper saddle valve was
installed.
See ‘Connecting the water supply’,
page 9. Self-piercing and 4.7 mm saddle
valves cause low water pressure and may
clog the line over time. The manufacturer is
not responsible for property damage due to
improper installation or water connection.
Copper tubing has kinks.
Turn off water supply and remove kinks.
If kinks cannot be removed, replace tubing.
Water filter (if fitted)
is clogged or needs to
be changed.
Change water filter (see page 29).
Water valve not opened
completely.
Open water valve completely and check
for leaks. The minimum flow at dispenser is
approximately 285 ml in nine seconds with a
new filter in place or approximately 285 ml in
five seconds without a filter.
Refrigerator has been
recently installed.
Allow approximately 12 hours for water in
holding tank to chill.
Dispenser water is
not cold.
Water supply in holding
tank has been depleted.
Water appears
cloudy.
Air or air bubbles in water.
This is normal when first using the dispenser
and will disappear with use.
Particles in water
and/or ice cubes.
Carbon dust from water
filter cartridge.
Initial water ejected through cartridge
may contain harmless carbon dust flushed
from cartridge. Will disappear after the first
few uses.
Concentrations of minerals Particles are not harmful and naturally occur
in water will form particles in water supplies.
when water becomes
frozen and melts.
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Troubleshooting
Ice and water system (all models)
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Ice maker is
not producing
enough ice or ice is
malformed.
Ice maker has just been
installed or a large amount
of ice has been used.
Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin or
for ice maker to restock after emptied.
Water pressure is too low.
Low water pressure can cause valve to leak.
Water pressure must be between 35 to 100
pounds per square inch to function properly.
A minimum pressure of 35 pounds per
square inch is recommended for refrigerators
with water filters.
Water filter (if fitted)
is clogged or needs to
be changed.
Change water filter (see page 29).
Water pressure is too low.
Water pressure must be between 35 to 100
pounds per square inch to function properly.
A minimum pressure of 35 pounds per
square inch is recommended for refrigerators
with water filters.
Saddle valve not open
completely.
Open saddle valve completely.
Freezer temperature is
too warm.
See pages 11 or 16 to adjust controls. Freezer
temperature should be around -18˚C.
Ice forms in inlet
tube to ice maker.
Refrigerator is
leaking water.
Plastic tubing was used to
It is recommended copper tubing is used
complete water connection. for installation. Plastic is less durable and
can cause leakages. The manufac­turer is not
responsible for property damage due to
improper installation or faulty/leaky water
connection.
Improper water valve
was installed.
See ‘Connecting the water supply’, page 9.
Self-piercing and 4.7 mm saddle valves
cause low water pressure and may clog
the line over time. The manufacturer is not
responsible for property damage due to
improper installation or water connection.
Troubleshooting
45
Ice and water system (all models)
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Ice maker is not
producing ice.
Ice maker arm is up.
Confirm ice maker arm is down.
See ‘Automatic ice maker’, page 26.
Household water supply is
not reaching water valve.
See ‘Connecting the water supply’,
page 9.
Tubing has kinks.
Turn off water supply and remove kinks.
If kinks cannot be removed, replace tubing.
Water pressure is too low.
Water pressure must be between 35 to 100
pounds per square inch to function properly.
A minimum pressure of 35 pounds per
square inch is recommended for refrigerators
with water filters.
Check freezer temperature.
See pages 11 or 16 to adjust controls. Freezer
must be around -18˚C to produce ice.
Ice bin is not installed
properly.
See page 26 to remove and install the ice
storage bin.
Improper water valve was
installed.
See ‘Connecting the water supply’, page 9.
Self-piercing and 4.7 mm saddle valves
cause low water pressure and may clog
the line over time. The manufacturer is not
responsible for property damage due to
improper installation or water connection.
Water filter
Water filter (if fitted) needs
indicator light is on to be replaced.
(red).
Filter indicator sensor
needs to be reset.
If filter is not available, replace with bypass
cap. See ‘Water filter’, page 29.
See ‘Filter change and reset’, page 29.
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Wiring diagram
Wiring diagram
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