Installation instructions and User guide

Ice & Water refrigerator
E402B, E442B, E522B,
RF610A & RF540A models
Installation instructions
and User guide
NZ AU GB AE HK SG IE
Contents
Introduction
Safety and warnings
Installation instructions
All about the display
Using the display options
Bottle Chill, Fast Freeze
The temperature of your refrigerator and freezer
Settings
User warnings
Using your water dispenser
Water filter
Using your ice maker
Active Smart™ special features
Cleaning and caring for your refrigerator
On vacation/holiday
Refrigerator sounds
Storing food in your refrigerator
Storing food in your freezer
Troubleshooting
Manufacturer’s Warranty
Customer Care
Filter performance data sheet
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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. Note that the word “refrigerator”,
throughout this User Guide, refers to combination refrigerator/freezer products.
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Introduction
Thank you for buying a Fisher & Paykel Active Smart™ refrigerator with automatic ice dispensing
and chilled water through the door.
At Fisher & Paykel we are very proud of this refrigerator. This refrigerator combines size and
storage space with the latest features and functions. We feel we have achieved water dispensing
through the door without compromising storage space or access to the refrigerator.
Thousands of hours of food care research and 75 years of refrigeration experience has been
programmed into your refrigerator to give you the best possible performance.
We hope you enjoy your new refrigerator.
Fig.1 Ice & Water Refrigerators
Important!
It is important that this User Guide is 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
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This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
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 or freezer:
– Take off the doors
– Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
The manufacturer’s installation instructions for product and cabinetry ventilation must be
followed when installing the appliance.
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
obstruction.
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than
those recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
In case of damage to the refrigerant circuit, ventilate the area by opening all windows. Do not
operate electrical equipment or any other equipment that may produce flames in the area. Contact
your authorised Fisher & Paykel Repairer immediately to arrange for the appliance to be repaired.
R600a
This refrigerator may contain the flammable refrigerant isobutane.
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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 Repairer will be able to give advice on
environmentally friendly methods of disposing of your old refrigerator or freezer.
Electrical
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This appliance must be properly installed in accordance with the installation instructions before
it is used.
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Safety and warnings
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord.
Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the outlet.
Do not plug in any other appliance at the same power point as your refrigerator or use extension
cords or double adapters.
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 Repairer because special purpose tools are required.
When moving your appliance away from the wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or replacing the lightbulb.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless
they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
Important!
Your refrigerator is designed to operate for many years without the need for service checks.
However, if your refrigerator is malfunctioning, have it attended to by your Fisher & Paykel
Appliances Authorised Repairer as soon as possible. All electrical repairs must be carried out by
an adequately trained service technician or qualified electrician.
Storing food and drinks
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DO NOT store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in this
appliance.
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
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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 then refreeze. Vegetables – discard as they usually go limp and soggy.
3) Thawed and warmer than 5°C (41°F) – discard all food.
Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed completely. The food may be dangerous to eat.
Cleaning
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Many commercially available cleaning products contain solvents which may attack plastic
components of your refrigerator and cause them to crack. Please refer to the cleaning care
section of this booklet for further advice.
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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.
Please follow the installation steps below to ensure your appliance operates correctly.
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The appliance must be installed so the plug is accessible.
To ensure that the appliance is not accidentally switched off, connect your refrigerator to its
own power point. Do not plug in any other appliance at this power point or use extension cords
and double adaptors, as the combined weight of both power cords can pull the double adaptor
from a wall outlet socket.
For power requirements, refer to the information on the serial plate located at the front bottom
right-hand side of the refrigerator when the door is open.
It is essential that the appliance be properly grounded (earthed).
2. Location
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Your refrigerator should not be located in direct sunlight or next to any heat generating
appliance such as a cooktop, oven or dishwasher.
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Installation instructions
E402B, E442B, E522B
RF610A/RF540A
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Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation
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Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation
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Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation
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Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation
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P – 90° door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door
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3. Ventilation and installation
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To ensure adequate ventilation for your refrigerator see recommended cabinetry
dimensions below.
These measurements do not include space for the water filter at the back of the cabinet as we
recommend that the filter is placed as close to the incoming water supply as possible
Cabinetry dimensions (mm)
(including minimum air clearances)
A inside height
E402B E442B E522B
RF610A
RF540A
1735
1735
1735
1810
B inside width
675
720
830
940
C inside depth
620
620
620
620
D inside width
705
750
860
1000
E inside depth flush to curved door
675
675
675
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F inside depth flush to flat door
690
690
690
690
G inside width
745
790
900
1010
H inside depth flush to curved door
675
675
675
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I inside depth flush to flat door
690
690
690
690
J side clearance
20
20
20
20
K side clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation
50
50
50
50
L side clearance – hinge side flush with door – 90° rotation
90
90
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90
M rear clearance (incl. evaporator tray)
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Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation
(for full drawer/shelf access, the doors need to be open past 90°)
Minimum clearances
N vent (above refrigerator cabinet or around top of cupboard)
50
50
50
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O door clearance – hinge side flush with chassis – full rotation
520
555
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365
P door clearance – hinge side flush door – full rotation
490
525
615
335
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Installation instructions
Contents of filter kit
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4 m (13 ft) white 6 mm (¼”) tubing
1 x 200 mm (8”) blue tubing
1 x pressure reducing valve (PRV)
1 x double sided foam
2 x locking keys
1 x water filter cartridge and head
1 x tap connection – 15 mm (½”) BSP
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Fig.2 Water connection kit
It is imperative the pressure reducing valve (PRV) is fitted prior to the filter. This valve ensures
water will not flow back into the mains from the refrigerator’s water system. If the PRV is not
fitted to the connection line, the Ice & Water features may not function in some circumstances.
The water connection to your Ice & Water refrigerator must be installed by an authorised
plumber or authorised Fisher & Paykel service person.
The water connection instructions below are intended only for the professional installer.
The new tubings supplied with the refrigerator are to be used, old tubings from old Ice & Water
connections should not be used.
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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.
DO NOT install on line pressure above 827 kPa (119 psi) or below 150 kPa (22 psi).
DO NOT use on hot water supply (38°C [100°F max.]).
DO NOT cut any length of tube shorter than 200mm.
DO NOT install near electrical wires or water pipes that will be in the path of drilling when
selecting the location of the filter system.
DO NOT mount the filter in such a position that it will be struck by other items, such as
wastebaskets, etc.
DO NOT install the filter or any water tubing in direct sunlight as prolonged exposure to light
can weaken plastic components.
DO NOT install the filter in a location that is susceptible to freezing temperatures as damage to
the filter housing could occur.
DO NOT screw the filter to the refrigerator.
DO NOT install the filter or any water tubing in high temperature areas eg in a ceiling cavity.
AVOID contamination of pipes during installation.
DO NOT use copper tubing. The plastic tubing supplied should always be used.
DO NOT continuously dispense water for a period longer than 2 minutes.
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Installation instructions:
1 Ensure the refrigerator is not plugged into a power supply.
2 Locate isolation tap for water connection – cold water feed
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Fig.3 PRV connection
Diagram 2
Fig.4 Waterline connection
Diagram 3
Fig.5 Tap connection
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Diagram 1
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only (dishwasher or sink mixer taps). Tee and tap fitting not
supplied.
Connect the 200 mm (8”) blue tubing to the outlet of the
PRV (blue collet) and the inlet connection of the water filter
cartridge as shown in Diagram 1. Gently pull on both ends
to ensure it is locked.
Connect the white 6 mm (¼”) tubing to the outlet of the
water filter cartridge as shown in Diagram 2. Gently pull to
ensure it is locked.
Measure the required length of tubing to run from the PRV
to the water connection point.
Cut the tubing making sure the ends are square and clean.
Connect the tubing to the tap connection and the base
of the PRV (white collet) and then to the tap as shown in
Diagram 3. Please note that the tap connection supplied
should fit most installation situations.
Connect one locking key to each side of the water filter
cartridge in between the cartridge and the locking collet as
shown in Diagram 4.
To flush the water filter of any trapped air, harmless
carbon fines and to also check for leaks, aim the end of
the tubing into a bucket, turn isolating tap on and run at
least 10 L (10 qt) of water through. Once complete, turn
isolating tap off.
Locate desired position for water filter noting carefully
the following points:
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It is recommended to fit the water filter in a vertical
orientation with the water filter head at the top. This
will minimise water leakage when replacing cartridge.
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Ensure the filter is in a convenient location to access
every 6 months for replacement. We suggest that
this location is beside the water filter supply tap in a
cupboard beside the refrigerator.
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A minimum clearance of 64 mm (2 ½”) from the
bottom of the filter cartridge is required to perform
cartridge removal.
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Do not screw the water filter to the refrigerator.
Diagram 4
Fig.6 Locking key
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11 Attach double sided foam to the back of the water filter head as shown in
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Diagram 5. Write the date to be replaced on the filter (date installed + 6 months).
Remove double sided foam backing and attach filter to the desired position as
located in step 10 (refer to previous page).
Run the 6 mm (¼”) tubing to the back of the refrigerator ensuring there is
enough tubing to pull out the refrigerator for service.
Connect tubing into the water (solenoid) valve located on the right hand side of
the unit (compressor) compartment as shown in Diagram 7. Beware of hot pipes.
Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is locked in as shown in Diagram 8.
The completed installation should look like Diagram 9 on page 11.
Diagram 5
Fig.7 Double sided
foam attachment
Diagram 7
Diagram 8
Fig.8 Waterline connection
to refrigerator
Diagram 6
16 Turn isolating tap on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.
17 Coil water line tubing behind the refrigerator. Push your refrigerator into place being careful not
to kink or squash the water line running into the water (solenoid) valve.
18 Read pages 12 – 15 carefully, and then turn refrigerator on.
19 The first time you require water out of the dispenser, there will be a delay while the water
reservoir fills up.
20 Run a further 3 litres (3 qt) through the system, stopping intermittently to ensure the reservoir is
flushed out. Failure to do this will result in excessive dripping from your dispenser.
button until the Ice menu is highlighted. Then press to turn
on the ice maker. Press and hold
together to force a cycle. The ice tray will flip. Force
another cycle. The ice tray will flip and spill water into the ice bin. Empty water and replace bin.
22 You are now ready to enjoy automatic ice dispensing and chilled water from your Active Smart™
refrigerator.
Please note that once installation is complete, a few drips may appear out of the dispenser over
the next few days as the remaining trapped air is cleared.
21 On your display press the
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All connections must be checked for leaks.
Ensure white 6 mm (¼”) tubing is routed away from sharp objects, sharp corners (beware of
kinking tube as this will stop water flow), clear of the refrigerator unit compartment and not in a
location where it can be squashed.
Ensure all push-fit connections are firmly pushed into place. The tube should push in 20 mm (¾”)
before reaching the stop.
If tubing is removed at any point, re-cut the end and re-insert. Tubing must be fully inserted to
avoid leaks.
To remove tube from connection points, turn off the isolating tap, push in the collet and gently
pull tubing at the same time.
Diagram 9
Fig.9 Connection to water supply
System tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for the reduction
of Asbestos, Atrazine, Benzene, Cyst, Carbofuran, Lead, Lindane, Mercury, P-Dichlorobenzene,
Toxaphene & Turbidity; against Standard NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of Chlorine Taste and
Odour and Nominal Particulate Class I to a capacity of 2,838 Litres (750 gallons).
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4. Installation
Your Fisher & Paykel Active Smart™ refrigerator
is fitted with front and rear rollers, designed
for moving the product in the forwards and
backwards direction.
Avoid moving the product in a sideways direction
as this may damage the rollers or the floor
covering/surface.
Lower the front
of the refrigerator
A Your refrigerator will arrive with the front feet
Raise the front of
the refrigerator
Fig.10 Refrigerator feet
wound up making moving the product into its
final location a simple task.
B Roll the refrigerator into its final position making
sure there is the correct air gap between the product
and surrounding cabinetry. See minimum clearance in
cabinetry dimensions table (refer to page 7).
(RF610A, RF540A models only)
C Adjust the front feet down until the refrigerator is leaning
backward with the front approximately 10 mm higher
than the back. This will ensure a good door closing action.
(Refer to Fig.10).
D Aligning your refrigerator with cabinetry.
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Align the sides of the refrigerator with the cabinetry by
adjusting the hinge side front foot.
Adjust the handle side foot until it touches the floor and
takes a small amount of weight.
Once the refrigerator is in place and aligned with
cupboards/alcove push gently on the front top and check
if the product is rocking or stable.
Fig.11 Uneven door alignment
5. Levelling of refrigerator door
(RF610A, RF540A models only)
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2 doors.
If left hand door is too low, then unscrew the left hand
foot to lift up the cabinet until the two doors top edges
are aligned.
If right hand door is higher, then adjust the right hand
foot in the same way.
Fig.12 Even door alignment
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6. What to do if your product is unstable
E Gently push the refrigerator back until the rear rollers
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contact the floor.
Measure the gap under the front foot, which has come
off the floor.
Obtain some solid packing material (hardwood,
plastic, etc) which fits firmly into the gap under the foot.
Note: do not use metallic materials that may corrode,
stain and/or damage floor coverings.
F Wind both front feet up and roll the product out
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Place the packing material in the location diagonally
opposite the front roller that lifts off the floor.
Make sure the packing material stays in place when the
product is pushed back into position.
Ideally, the packing material is large enough to rest
against the back wall so as to prevent it moving when
the cabinet is pushed into position.
Wall behind refrigerator
For example: if this foot lifts off
the floor when pushing gently on
the top front of the refrigerator
Unlevel floor
This foot lifts off the floor when
top front is gently pushed back
Fig 13.Unstable refrigerator
Packing material goes under rear roller
diagonally opposite front foot that lifts
Fig.14 Stabilising your refrigerator
G Roll the refrigerator back into position and adjust front feet as per step D. (Check alignment and
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Make small adjustments to front feet where necessary.
Check that the product is stable (all 4 feet are on the floor). If not return to step E and repeat
steps F and G.
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Before placing food in the fresh food or freezer compartments
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Remove all packaging. Ensure that all transit clips are removed from the refrigerator. These are
small rubber stops located at the back of the shelves.
Allow the refrigerator and freezer to run empty for 2 – 3 hours to allow each compartment to
cool to the appropriate temperature.
Clean the inside of the appliance with a mix of warm water and a little liquid detergent, and a
soft cloth to remove manufacturing and transportation dust.
The appliance may have an odour on its initial operation, but this will go when the refrigerator
and freezer have cooled sufficiently.
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For the most energy efficient use of your appliance:
Ensure your refrigerator has adequate ventilation as recommended in the installation
instructions.
Do not cover your appliance with any material that will prevent air from flowing around the
cabinet sides.
Allow good clearances in front of air ducts within the cabinet for maximum cold air distribution.
Cool hot foods down before placing them in the appliance.
Do not overfill the compartments.
Keep door openings to a minimum.
Select a temperature setting that isn’t too cold.
Check your door seals for leaks.
Moving or storing your refrigerator
If your refrigerator is turned off for any reason, wait 10 minutes before turning it back on. This
will allow the refrigeration system pressures to equalise before restarting.
Moving your refrigerator
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Turn off the appliance and unplug from the power point. Remove all food.
Turn the adjustable feet to the right as far as they will turn (refer to page 12).
Ease the refrigerator out of its position. Tuck the power cord away, tape the shelves in place and
tape the doors closed. If the cabinet needs to be placed at an angle or laid down, carefully lay it
on its side (the right hand side when viewed from the front).
Relocate and install. If the appliance has been left on its side for any length of time, leave it
standing upright for at least 10 minutes before turning on.
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Storing your refrigerator
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When storing your cleaned appliance, leave the doors open. This allows air to circulate and
prevents the build up of bacteria and moulds.
Before using again, clean well using a mixture of warm water and baking soda (add 1 teaspoon
of baking soda to each 500 ml of water). Rinse with clean water.
Holiday time
We recommend you leave your refrigerator operating while you are on holiday.
Before you start using your Ice & Water refrigerator
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Check your refrigerator is switched on and has cooled for at least 2 hours before use (refer to
page 19 – The temperature of your refrigerator and freezer).
Check that the water filter has been connected and turned on.
Turn on the ice maker (refer to page 24).
At first use allow approximately 1 minute from when the dispensing pad is pushed until water is
dispensed. This will allow the water tank to fill.
Run through and discard the first 3 L (3 qt) of water from the dispenser, stopping intermittently
(refer to page 21 – First use). Failure to do this will result in excessive dripping from your
dispenser.
Discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 ice cubes are produced per harvest), refer to page 24 –
First use.
You are now ready to enjoy ice and water from your Active Smart™ refrigerator.
Fig.15 Water dispenser
Please note that once installation is complete a few drips may appear out of the dispenser over
the next few days as the remaining trapped air is cleared.
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All about the display
The display screen enables you to view and modify all the features and options on your
refrigerator. For example, you can change the temperature in your fresh food and freezer
compartment, and select the Fast Freeze function when you want to quickly freeze meat.
You may want to also quickly chill a bottle of wine when friends arrive unexpectedly.
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Fig.16 Electronic control panel
Keys
1. Main menu – scrolls through the main menu (Freezer, Temperature,
Ice and Settings).
2. Arrow keys – scrolls through the settings of each function.
3. Key and Dispenser Lock – locks buttons and water dispenser.
All about the display
Display features
4. Freezer (page 18)
Bottle Chill (page 18)
Fast Freeze (page 18)
5. Dispensing water (page 21)
6. Temperature (page 19)
7. Ice (page 24)
8. Settings/User alerts (pages 19 – 20)
Key Silent Mode (page 19)
Dispenser and Key Lock (page 19)
Key Lock – disables the buttons (page 19)
Sabbath mode (page 20)
Filter Reset (page 20)
Service/Fault Diagnosis (page 20)
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Using the display options
Bottle Chill
This function allows you to chill your beverages more rapidly in the freezer without the worry of
forgetting about them. The time taken to chill depends on the size of your beverage. Bottle Chill
allows you to customise this chill time.
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Recommended times:
20 minutes – can or small bottle
25 minutes – wine bottle or similar size beverage
30 minutes – larger bottle
To activate, use
button until the bottle chill icon (
) is showing on the
screen. Then use the or buttons until the snowflakes ( ) and the
minute timer (
) are displayed on the Bottle Chill screen.
Then use the button to select 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 minutes as displayed on the Bottle Chill
screen. After several seconds, the snowflakes will then animate as the timer counts down.
An alarm will sound after the amount of time selected has elapsed.
Press any button on the display to silence the alarm. Remember to remove the beverage from
the freezer.
To deactivate Bottle Chill manually, use the
button to scroll to the bottle chill icon (
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on the
screen, then use the and buttons until no minutes are shown on
the screen and the snowflakes ( ) are no longer visible.
If you remove your beverage from the freezer and it is not chilled to your liking, reset the timer
to 10 minutes and place the beverage back into the freezer.
Important!
Do not leave the bottle inside the freezer longer than the time needed for chilling, as glass
bottles may explode.
Fast Freeze
We have created the Fast Freeze feature to help you to get the best possible results when
freezing fresh food. Fast Freeze boosts the freezing speed by dropping the freezer to its coldest
temperature for 12 hours, which helps to ensure vital freshness, texture and taste are retained
during the freezing process.
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To activate, use the
button until the Fast Freeze icon (
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screen. Then use the or buttons until the snowflakes ( ) are
displayed on the Fast Freeze screen. The animating snowflakes indicate that Fast Freeze has
been activated.
To deactivate the function manually before the 12 hours are up, use the
button to scroll to the
Fast Freeze icon (
) on the screen. Then use the and until there are no snowflakes
( ) present on the screen.
For best results, we recommend that you activate the function approximately 2 hours before it is
required. Alternatively, activate it when placing food into the freezer.
Note: the Bottle Chill and Fast Freeze option cannot be used at the same time.
Using the display options
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The temperature of your refrigerator and freezer
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When the refrigerator is first turned on it will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to cool.
To adjust the temperature of a compartment, use the
button to scroll to the
screen, use the
button to select the compartment you want to change.
The temperature can then be adjusted using the button to make the compartment warmer or
the button to make the compartment colder.
The temperature setting will be indicated on the icon below.
It is important to have your refrigerator set to the correct temperature. Setting it too cold may
cause some items in the refrigerator to freeze, and setting it too warm will decrease the storage
life of your food.
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Settings
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Key Silent Mode
The Key Silent Mode allows you to silence all key presses.
It can be activated or deactivated by using the
button to scroll to the
then pressing the or buttons.
When the Key Silent Mode is on
will appear.
When this function is off
will appear.
screen and
Note: Faults, Bottle Chill timer and the door alarm will still sound when the refrigerator is set on
Key Silent Mode.
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Dispenser and Key Lock
The Dispenser Lock disables the buttons and prevents water from
being dispensed.
Key Lock disables the buttons.
Activate by holding down on the display panel.
After 2 seconds icon will appear indicating Dispenser Lock
is activated.
After 2 more seconds icon will appear indicating Key Lock
is activated.
To de-activate, hold down on the display panel for 2 seconds.
Fig.17 Dispenser and Key Lock
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Sabbath mode
In Sabbath mode alarms, lights and displays are deactivated.
Sabbath mode can be activated or deactivated by holding down
the
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Once in Sabbath mode:
The interior light will not turn on when the refrigerator is opened.
The door alarm will not operate.
The display will not be illuminated.
Electronic control panel will not work, only a small candle icon
( ) will be displayed on the screen.
Fig.18 Sabbath mode
Note: if power is turned off the refrigerator will automatically continue in Sabbath mode once
power is restored. Sabbath mode will automatically de-activate after 80 hours.
User warnings
Your refrigerator is clever enough to diagnose its own problems. It will alert you when there is
a fault.
Filter reset
The filter reset icon
will appear when the water filter needs changing. This will flash when
dispensing water. To change the filter and reset the filter icon refer to pages 22 – 23.
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In the unlikely event a fault occurs the
icon appears on the front of the display and a fault
code will be displayed on the left in the
screen.
When the door is open the refrigerator fault alarm will sound. To silence this press any button on
the display.
Please take note of the fault code and contact our Customer Care Centre. Details of Customer
Care phone numbers can be found in the back of this book.
Fig.19 Fault code display
Using your water dispenser
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Dispensing
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Your water dispenser has been designed for one-handed
operation.
To dispense water push the dispensing pad gently, using a glass
or container. This pad requires only a gentle press to activate.
When you dispense water, a light will appear above the
dispensing area, and on the display screen. The water fill icon
will also appear.
To stop the flow of water, simply pull your glass away from the
dispensing pad.
Please remember that pressing very hard against the dispensing
pad will not make the dispenser operate faster or produce
greater quantities of water.
Fig.20 Water Dispenser
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After installation, on the first use, allow approximately a one minute delay while the dispensing
pad is pushed until water is dispensed. This will allow the water tank to fill completely.
After you fill the tank for the first time, dispense and discard approximately 3 litres (3 qt) of
water stopping intermittently to flush the tank out.
Important!
To avoid damage to property or personal injury do not put hands, fingers or objects up the
dispenser opening.
Please note that once installation is complete a few drips may appear out of the dispenser over
the next few days as the remaining trapped air is cleared.
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Water filter
All the water to your refrigerator is filtered to remove impurities through a cartridge located in
a position of your choice outside the refrigerator. This will need changing approximately every
6 months.
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There is a replacement indicator icon
on the control panel which will appear when the filter
needs replacing. It will flash, as a reminder, when water is dispensed.
Replacement cartridges are available from your authorised Fisher & Paykel Dealer. The details of
the replacement cartridge are on the label on the cartridge.
Changing the water filter cartridge
It is not necessary to turn off the water supply before attempting to change the water
filter cartridge.
1 Grasp and firmly twist the cartridge in an anticlockwise direction (to the left when installed in
the recommended orientation) as shown in Diagram 1.
2 Pull the cartridge away from the filter head (down when installed in the recommended
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orientation) as shown in Diagram 2.
– It is not unusual for a few drops of water to be present when the filter is removed.
Discard old filter.
Filter installation:
– Remove protective cap on spigot on head.
– Push the cartridge up towards filter head while rotating it in a clockwise direction (to the right when installed in the recommended orientation) as shown in Diagram 3.
Reset filter indicator icon on the display (this will remind you when the filter is due to be
replaced again). Refer to page 23.
To flush the water filter of any trapped air, harmless carbon fines and to also check for leaks,
aim the end of the tubing into a bucket, turn isolating tap on and run at least 10 litres (10 qt) of
water through. Once complete turn isolating tap off.
A few drips may appear out of the dispenser over the next few days as the remaining trapped
air is cleared.
Diagram 1
Diagram 2
Diagram 3
Fig.21 Changing the water filter cartridge
Water filter
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To reset the filter indicator
Important!
We recommend the water filter is used from the point of installation.
Do not reset indicator before filter is changed or filter monitoring will be inaccurate.
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Press and hold and buttons for 4 seconds to reset the filter indicator.
If the filter is present the
icon in the
screen will disappear when reset.
To disable the filter indicator
Note: if disabled, you will not be reminded to change your filter.
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When no filter is to be fitted, you can disable the filter indicator.
Press and hold
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When activated or deactivated the
icon will flash and on or off will be displayed on the
screen.
We recommend that you do not disable the filter indicator if you have a filter fitted to the
connection.
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To avoid serious illness or death, do not use the water filter where water is unsafe or of unknown
quality without adequate disinfection before or after use of filter.
The water filter cartridge needs to be changed when the filter indicator icon flashes on the
interface panel.
We recommend the water filter cartridge is replaced when the
icon flashes. This will happen
every 6 months.
If the water filtration system has been allowed to freeze, replace filter cartridge.
The rate of water flow through the water dispenser can slow down as the filter cartridge
accumulates any sediment which may be present in the water supplied to your home. This varies
depending upon your local water quality, which may require your filter cartridge to be changed
more frequently.
In cases of excessively reduced filter life we recommend that you consult a local plumber or your
water supplier for advice on suitable filtration requirements for the water supplied to your home.
Filter replacement is the consumer’s responsibility and will not be covered by the warranty
except in the case of faulty parts or materials within the filter cartridge.
If the water has not been dispensed for some time or water has an unpleasant taste or odour,
flush system by dispensing 10 litres (10 qt) of water.
If unpleasant taste or odour persists, you may wish to fit a new filter cartridge.
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Using your ice maker
Ice maker
Your ice maker is designed to automatically dispense ice until
it senses that the bin is full. So the more ice you use, the more
it makes. It is even clever enough to sense when there is no
bin in place to catch the ice and it will not dispense any ice.
First use
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When you first turn your refrigerator on after installation, the
ice maker will be off.
To turn your ice maker on use the
button to scroll to the
screen.
Use the or button to turn the ice maker on or off.
Shows the ice maker is on.
Shows the ice maker is off.
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together to force a cycle. The ice tray will flip.
Force another cycle. The ice tray will flip and spill the water
into the ice bin. Empty water and replace bin.
If the bin is full of ice, inserted incorrectly or if all bins are
removed, the ice maker will not operate. When the bin is
inserted correctly the scoop will be on the right hand side of
the bin for models E402B, E442B and E522B and at the front of
the bin for models RF610A and RF540A (refer to Fig.23).
Once your ice maker is in operation, discard the first 3 harvests
of ice (8 ice cubes are produced per harvest). This will flush
away any impurities in the water line and ensure that you get
the best quality ice. We recommend that you also do this after
vacations or extended periods of not using ice.
We recommend that you turn the ice maker off if:
–The water supply is to be off for several hours, or
–The ice storage bin is to be removed for a period of time, or
– You are going on holiday/vacation.
Fig.22 Turning ice maker on
E402B, E442B, E522B
RF610A, RF540A
Fig.23 Ice storage bin and
scoop in correct position
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Information about your ice maker
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Your automatic ice maker will produce approximately eight cubes of ice every 2 – 3 hours,
depending on freezer compartment temperature and number of door openings.
The ice cube tray will fill with water once the freezer has reached the correct temperature.
When cubes are frozen, they will be ejected from the mould into the ice storage bin.
Ice making will continue until the storage bin is full.
Ice making will resume when the ice is used.
Your Ice & Water product comes with a smaller ice bin inside the larger freezer bin. Attached to
this is the scoop for the ice. This scoop provides hygienic access to the ice.
If a large amount of ice is required, remove the smaller storage bin and allow ice to fall into the
larger bin.
For maximum ice storage, level the stored cubes with the ice scoop.
If ice is not used often, old cubes will become cloudy, taste stale, will shrink and may stick
together. Empty the ice storage bin periodically and wash in lukewarm water. Dry thoroughly
and place back in the correct position.
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Avoid contact with the moving parts of the ice maker ejector mechanism, and do not place your
fingers on the automatic ice making mechanism while the refrigerator is in operation.
Do not use ice cubes that may have become discoloured, usually with a green-blue colour. If such
discolouration is noted, discard the ice cubes and contact your Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer.
Ensure the ice maker is connected to the filter and to a drinkable water supply only.
Installation of the water connection to the ice maker must be completed by a qualified service
technician or a qualified plumber (see installation instructions).
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Active Smart™ special features
Fruit and vegetable bins and humidity control lid
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The fruit and vegetable bins feature a unique lid which provides two functions:
The humidity lid seals the bins and provides a humid microclimate to extend storage times of
fruit and vegetables.
The humidity lid prevents condensation, which forms at high humidities, from dripping down
onto the fruit and vegetables by retaining it in the grooves of the lid.
Fruit and vegetable bins and humidity slide (where fitted)
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Each fruit and vegetable bin has a humidity slide control that can be adjusted to a fruit or
vegetable setting depending on what is stored in the bins.
If possible try to store fruit and vegetables separately. This will help extend their storage life.
If there is a mixture of fruit and vegetables in the bin adjust the position of the control to
the centre.
If there is too much water in the bins (due to the high humidity in the bins), the control can be
adjusted towards the setting with fewer drips (fruit setting) and/or the water can be wiped out
as required.
Remember a small amount of water in the bins is beneficial for fruit and vegetable storage.
SUITABLE FOR:
Salad Greens
Lettuce
Spinach
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Mixed fruit
& vegetables
Fig.24 Humidity control graphic
Fruit with
skin/peel
Oranges
Lemons
Limes
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Slim storage drawer (where fitted)
The bins at the bottom of the refrigerator provide
storage space for items that you may want to keep
separate from the rest of the refrigerator. These
slim storage bins can be used for deli item storage,
beverages or for defrosting foods.
Door alarms
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Fig.25 Slim storage drawer
If the fresh food compartment door is left open an alarm will beep after 90 seconds and if the
freezer door is left open an alarm will beep after 60 seconds.
While either door remains open, subsequent beeps will sound every 30 seconds for 5 minutes.
A continuous alarm will sound if either door has been left open for 5 minutes or longer and the
light will also turn off. The alarm will stop when the opened door is closed.
Bottle holder (where fitted)
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Your refrigerator will come with 2 – 4 single bottle holders (depending on what model
refrigerator you have). The bottle holders can be used to store a variety of bottles.
To position the bottle holder in your refrigerator, simply slot the back edge of the bottle holder
onto the back trim of any shelf in the fresh food compartment.
If you are only using 1 or 2 of the bottle holders, the unused bottle holders can be stacked up
on top of one another so they do not take up unnecessary shelf space.
Bottles are best stored with the neck of the beverage facing the front of the refrigerator.
Drip tray
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The drip tray is designed to fit into the
bottom of the water dispenser panel.
To insert the tray always ensure that the
rounded sides are fitted into the dispenser
panel first.
The purpose of the tray is to capture any
odd drips of water that may fall after
dispensing.
The tray can be easily removed for cleaning
(see page 28).
Glass shelves
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Glass shelves can be repositioned in the
cabinet as desired.
Remove by lifting up at the back and pulling forward.
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Cleaning and caring for your refrigerator
Exterior
Stainless exterior doors (Iridium or EZKleen finishes)
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It is important when cleaning the exterior door surface of your refrigerator, to only use liquid
dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water and a soft cloth.
Dry the door with a clean, lint free cloth.
The use of any abrasive or stainless steel cleaners and solvents will damage the door surface.
Water dispenser pad and interface
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We have incorporated a Dispenser and Key Lock function in your refrigerator to make cleaning
easier (refer to page 19). This will help you to avoid accidental water dispensing while you clean.
Clean the pad and interface panel with a soft damp cloth.
Other exterior surfaces
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Clean all other exterior surfaces with a mix of warm water and detergent, and a soft cloth.
If necessary, clean the magnetic door gasket and the centre door gaskets with an old
toothbrush, warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent.
Water evaporator tray
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The water evaporator tray is found above the compressor
at the back of the refrigerator. The tray may require
infrequent cleaning.
Carefully move the refrigerator out from the wall.
Switch off the appliance.
We do not recommend that you remove the evaporator
tray. If cleaning is required, excess water can be soaked up
from the evaporator tray using a sponge. Wipe out with
warm water and detergent or disinfectant.
Switch on the appliance.
Drip tray
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To clean, take the tray out of the dispenser
panel and pull the two halves of the tray apart.
Clean in warm water with a mild detergent.
Dry the tray and clip back together.
Reinsert the tray back into the dispenser panel.
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Interior
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It is important to keep the interior of the refrigerator and freezer clean to help prevent food
from becoming contaminated during storage.
The amount and types of food stored determines how often cleaning should be carried out in
the refrigerator (ideally once every 1 to 2 weeks).
Remove the shelves from cabinet and door. Wash shelves and storage bins in warm water and
detergent; rinse in clean water and dry before replacing.
Wipe over the interior surfaces with warm water and detergent or baking soda dissolved
in warm water (add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to each 500 ml (½ qt) of water). Rinse with
clean water.
To help remove “old stale refrigerator” smells add a few drops of vanilla essence or vinegar to
the water before cleaning.
Clean exterior surfaces with warm water and detergent. Use a toothbrush for the magnetic
door gasket.
Do not use harsh, abrasive cloths or cleaners or highly perfumed, strong smelling cleaners or
solvents on any part of the refrigerator or freezer.
Glass shelves
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removing from the cabinet, use only warm water and detergent as a glass cleaner can
damage the plastic components of your refrigerator.
Bottle holder
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damage.
Automatic ice dispenser
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We do not recommend you clean the ice maker componentry, but it is important to clean the
bins occasionally.
The storage bin should be cleaned regularly and the old ice in the bottom of the bin discarded.
Wash bin in lukewarm water. Dry thoroughly and replace.
When replacing the bin ensure that the scoop is on the right hand side or at the front of the bin
(model dependent, refer to page 24).
Important!
Many commercially available cleaning products contain solvents that may attack the plastic
components of your refrigerator and cause them to crack. It is important to use only warm
water and a small amount of liquid dishwashing detergent on any plastic components inside
and outside your refrigerator. Avoid using anti-bacterial cleaning products on either the
interior or exterior of the cabinet as they may cause rusting of metal components and cracking
of plastic components.
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Cleaning and caring for your refrigerator
Humidity Control System
Important!
When cleaning the shelf above the vegetable bins,
we recommend that you do not disassemble the
Humidity Control System from the shelf.
Retainer
In the event that the humidity control lid (plastic
lid) and humidity slides become separated from the
glass shelf, follow these instructions to reassemble.
Humidity Slides
1 Turn shelf upside down
2 To attach humidity slides onto
shelf front corners, fit bottom clips
into shelf front trim. Next, slide
sideways towards shelf until arm
clips onto glass.
3 To attach humidity control lid – with
text facing you, align lid with front
of shelf. Hold lid vertically and fit
front end into retainer on shelf.
Ensure lid fits into retainer as well as
underneath humidity slides.
4 At the sides of the shelf, adjust
humidity slide tabs so that the plastic
lid is between the shelf and the tabs.
5 If clips on back of shelf are present,
fasten lid with rear clips. Ensure that
the cover is fully secure at front and
back of shelf.
Fig.26 Humidity Control System cleaning
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To remove trays or fixed bins
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For ease of removal, empty food from tray/bin first.
Hold the centre front of the tray/bin handle.
Lift vertically to unclip from the runners and pull
tray/bin towards you to remove.
Push both runners back into refrigerator.
To replace trays or fixed bins:
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With the runners pushed back into the refrigerator, place the tray/bin on top of the runners.
Push the tray/bin back slowly until you feel it clip back onto the runners.
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Ensure that trays and bins are securely clipped onto the runners before use.
Bin and tray runners are pre-lubricated, and will not need to be re-lubricated during their life. Do
not attempt to clean grease from the runners, as this will affect their ability to function. Do not
immerse runners in water.
Permanently fixed bins and trays (RF610A/RF540A models only)
The freezer bins and trays in this model are permanently fixed. They cannot be removed from
the freezer compartment. To clean simply wipe with a soft, damp cloth.
On vacation/holiday
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Switch the ice maker to OFF on the interface panel (refer to page 24).
Shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
On your return, turn on the water supply to the refrigerator.
Dispense 10 litres (10 qt) of water and discard to ensure the water tank is refilled with fresh water.
Turn on the ice maker (refer to page 24).
Discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 ice cubes are produced per harvest).
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Refrigerator sounds
Normal refrigerator sounds
Active Smart™ refrigerators, with their excellent energy ratings and cooling performance, can
produce sounds somewhat different to your old refrigerator.
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Normal operational sounds include:
Fan air flow sound. Active Smart™ refrigerators have fans which change speed depending
on demand. During cooling periods, such as after frequent door openings, fans circulate the
cold air in the refrigerator and freezer compartments producing some air flow sounds. This is
quite normal.
Cracking or popping which may sound like ice coming off the evaporator. This occurs when the
defrost function is operating.
Running water sound. This is the liquid refrigerant in the system and can be heard as a boiling
or gurgling noise.
An audible hissing sound after closing the freezer door. This is due to the pressure difference
between the warm air that has entered the cabinet and suddenly cooled, and the outside
air pressure.
Other strange sounds may be heard for the following reasons:
– Cabinet not level.
– Floor uneven or weak.
– Bottles or jars rattling on shelves.
If this is your first refrigerator with an ice maker, you will hear occasional sounds that may be
unfamiliar. They are normal ice making sounds and are not cause for concern.
The following sounds are normal with the operation of an ice maker:
– Motor operation (low humming).
– Running water as the ice maker and/or water tank fills.
– Water valve opening and closing (hissing sound).
– Ice being loosened from the ice moulding tray (cracking).
– Ice dropping into bin (clunking).
Storing food in your refrigerator
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Storing fresh, perishable foods in your refrigerator helps to extend storage times. The cold
temperatures slow down the major causes of food spoilage – namely, the growth of bacteria,
moulds and yeasts, and chemical and physical reactions.
Fresh food care
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The quality of food before it is placed in the refrigerator is critical to successful storage. For
best results:
Select foods that are very fresh and of high quality.
Buy only the amount that you will use within the recommended storage time. If you buy extra,
plan to freeze it.
Ensure that food is well wrapped or covered before it is stored. This will prevent food from
dehydrating, deteriorating in colour or losing flavour and will help maintain freshness. It will
also prevent odour transfer. Fruit and vegetables need not be wrapped provided they are stored
in the vegetable bins of the refrigerator.
Make sure that strong smelling foods are wrapped or covered and stored away from foods such
as butter, milk and cream which can be tainted by strong odours.
Refrigerate fresh, perishable foods as soon as possible after purchase. If left at room
temperature for any length of time the rate of deterioration will be accelerated.
Avoid placing food directly in front of air outlets, as it may freeze and cold air needs to circulate
to maintain safe food storage.
Do not open the refrigerator door unnecessarily.
Cool hot foods down before placing them in the refrigerator. This should be done quickly. It can
be aided by placing the container of food in a bowl of ice and water; renew the ice as necessary.
(Note also that hot containers may damage shelves and walls of the refrigerator).
Store raw and cooked food in separate containers or packaging to prevent cross contamination.
In addition:
Keep the refrigerator clean. Wipe the inside walls and shelves frequently (refer to Cleaning Care)
and place only clean containers in the refrigerator.
Keep a close check on the quality of food in your refrigerator. Discard any food that shows
signs of spoilage. Pay particular attention to meat, fish and poultry, as these foods are highly
perishable. Use food within the recommended storage times.
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Most pre-packed dairy foods have a recommended ‘use by/best before/best by’ date stamped
on them. Store them in the refrigerator and use within the recommended time.
Butter can become tainted by strong smelling foods so it is best stored in a sealed container.
Eggs should be stored in the refrigerator. For best results, especially when baking, remove the
eggs from the refrigerator two hours before they are to be used.
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Red meat
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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 the raw meat contaminating the cooked product.
Delicatessen meats should be used within the recommended storage time.
Poultry
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Fresh whole birds should be rinsed inside and out with cold running
water. Dry and place on a plate. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or foil.
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
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Whole fish and fillets should be used on the day of purchase. Until
required, refrigerate on a plate loosely covered with plastic wrap,
waxed paper or foil.
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 1 – 2 days.
Precooked foods and leftovers
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These should be stored in suitable covered containers so that the food
will not dry out.
Keep for only 1 – 2 days.
Reheat leftovers only once and until steaming hot.
Fruit and vegetable bins
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Although most fruit and vegetables keep best at low temperatures, take
care not to store the following at temperatures of less than 7°C for long
periods: Citrus fruit, tropical fruit, tomatoes, cucumbers.
Undesirable changes will occur at low temperatures such as softening of
the flesh, browning, accelerated decaying and/or loss of flavour.
Do not refrigerate avocados (until they are ripe), bananas, mangoes
or pepinos.
If possible store fruit and vegetables separately, ie fruit in one bin and
vegetables in the other.
Each fruit and vegetable bin has a humidity control slide that can be
adjusted depending on what is stored in the bins. For more information
on using the Humidity Control refer to page 26.
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The use of temperatures of -18°C or colder to store food means that the food can be kept for
longer periods than when refrigeration temperatures are used. This is because the growth of
bacteria, moulds and yeasts are stopped, and chemical and physical reactions are severely
restricted at such low temperatures.
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For best results:
Choose only high 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 or plastic bags
containing liquids or semi-solid foods. These expand as they freeze. Usually 20 – 50 mm head
space is recommended. Seal. Ideally, remove all the air from the package after food is frozen.
Packages or containers of solid foods should have the air removed from them and be sealed
tightly before freezing.
Use the Fast Freeze function when freezing fresh food. This helps to speed up the freezing
process, giving optimum freezing results. It is recommended that the function is activated
approximately 2 hours before required. For more information refer to page 18.
Freeze immediately or 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. (About 3 kg in small freezers and 4 kg in larger freezers). For faster
freezing in Active Smart™ models, we recommend that fresh food is placed at the top of the freezer
compartment close to the air vent.
Do not pile frozen food around the fan cover. It can prevent adequate air circulation.
Thaw foods preferably in a refrigerator, or using a microwave oven or multifunction oven.
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.
If food is only covered in plastic film place inside a freezer-proof plastic bag.
Recommended freezer storage times
These times should not be exceeded.
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Bacon, casseroles, milk
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Bread, ice cream, sausages, pies – (meat and fruit),
prepared shellfish, oily fish
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Non-oily fish, shellfish, pizza, scones and muffins
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Ham, cakes, biscuits, beef and lamb chops, poultry pieces
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Butter, vegetables (blanched), eggs whole and yolks,
cooked crayfish, minced meat (raw), pork (raw)
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Fruit (dry or in syrup), egg whites, beef (raw), whole
chicken, lamb (raw), fruit cakes
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Do not try to freeze more than 1 kg meat per 25 L of freezer storage volume
at any one time. Meat must be frozen quickly in order to maintain its texture.
Do not stuff poultry before freezing.
Red meat can be cooked from frozen, or from the partly or completely thawed
states. Remember to allow extra cooking time if cooking from frozen.
Always thaw poultry completely before cooking.
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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.
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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 high quality, mature, ready-to-eat vegetables.
Sort and discard any vegetables that are damaged.
It is necessary to blanch most raw vegetables prior to freezing.
Blanching involves 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 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
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Most cooked foods can be frozen but it is not recommended to freeze
the following:
Cooked egg white, custards, cream fillings and milk puddings, gelatine
or jelly-like dishes, mayonnaise and similar salad dressings, meringue
toppings. These tend to separate on thawing.
Fruit
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Choose high 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. Most fruits can be stored for 8 – 12 months.
Troubleshooting
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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 Repairer or the Customer Care Centre.
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Appliance does
not operate.
No electricity at power outlet.
Check that the plug is correctly connected
and power switched on.
Check another appliance at the same outlet.
Check house fuse.
Light not working. Light not functioning.
Refrigerator not working.
The light cannot be serviced by the user.
Contact your Fisher & Paykel Dealer or
Authorised Service Agent.
Check refrigerator is turned on at wall.
If problem continues refer to page 43.
Light and display
not working.
Product in Sabbath mode.
Hold down
4 seconds.
Motor operates
for long periods.
Hot weather.
Minimise door openings to allow
temperature to stabilise.
Frequent door openings.
,
and
buttons for
Large amount of food
recently added.
Temperature control set too low. See Temperature control section (page 19).
Doors not sealing properly.
Check that cabinet is level and gasket
seals are clean.
Storage
compartments
too warm.
Temperature setting not correct.
See Temperature control section (page 19).
Frequent door openings.
Minimise door openings to allow
temperature to stabilise.
Food freezing in
the refrigerator.
Temperature setting not correct.
See Temperature control section (page 19).
Food placed directly in front of
air outlets.
Move chill sensitive foods away from the
centre back of the shelves.
Large amount of food
recently added.
Unfamiliar noises. Cabinet not stable or level.
Freezer is defrosting.
Water in the
vegetable bins.
Condensation is formed by the
water produced by fruit and
vegetables.
See Installation section (pages 12 – 13) or
refer to Sounds (page 32).
A small amount of condensation is
beneficial for fruit and vegetable storage.
If there is too much water, store fruit and
vegetables loosely in plastic bags.
Wipe out water with a cloth.
Set humidity slide to
low humidity setting
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Sides of cabinet
are warm.
This is normal.
Warm area on
central door seal.
This is normal.
Condensation
on outside of
refrigerator/
freezer.
Not unusual during periods of
high humidity.
Condensation
inside fresh food
compartment.
Frequent or long door openings. Minimise door openings.
Wipe dry.
Door gasket leaking.
Check that gasket is sitting flat and
sealing tightly.
Not unusual during periods of
high humidity.
Wipe dry.
Ice buildup
inside freezer
compartment.
Freezer door not closing tightly.
Move items in freezer so door can close
tightly.
Door handles out
of alignment.
With time and usage, movement See Installation instructions – Stability
may occur.
instructions (pages 12 – 13).
Tray/bin does not
slide in and out
evenly.
Packaging trapped.
Check to ensure no food or packaging is
trapped behind the tray/bin.
Runners not extending fully.
Holding onto sides of tray/bin, extend the
runners fully by using a firm pull – this
will reset the runner.
Check and clean door gasket seal.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Ice maker makes
unfamiliar sounds
or seems too loud.
Normal ice maker operation.
Refer to refrigerator sounds (refer to
page 32).
Automatic ice
maker does
not work.
Ice maker has not been
switched on.
Switch on ice maker (refer to page 24).
Bin is in the wrong way or there
is no bin in place.
Place bin so scoop is on the right side.
Water supply turned off or not
connected.
Connect water supply.
Freezer compartment not
working.
Contact Customer Care.
Water pressure too low.
Check water pressure.
Water line kinked/squashed.
Check water line for kinks/squashing.
Filter clogged.
Water filter may need replacing.
Unsealed packages may be
transmitting odour/taste.
Old cubes need to be discarded.
Ice cubes have
odour/taste.
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Ice bin sits directly under ice maker on
top left side of freezer.
Ensure food packaging is sealed.
Interior of freezer needs cleaning. Ice storage bin needs to be emptied
and washed.
Clean refrigerator (refer to page 29).
Poor taste from incoming water.
Filter may need changing.
A new filter may need to be installed.
Force 2 – 3 ice tray flips (refer to page 24).
Slow ice cube
freezing.
Door may have been left ajar.
Close door.
Freezer compartment too warm.
Turn temperature to a colder setting
(refer to page 19).
Warm spot on
central door seal.
You may feel a warm spot at times This is perfectly normal and is part of
on the central seal between the
the normal refrigerator operation.
two refrigerator doors.
Wet ice/
ice clumping.
Low water pressure.
Check water pressure.
Filter blocked.
Replace filter (refer to pages 22 – 23).
Long freezer door openings
Gently tap ice with scoop to unstick
or, if large clumps occur, empty ice bin
and make new ice.
High ambient temperature
Ice bin left out of freezer
compartment for a length
of time
Ice will stick together over time.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Water has poor
taste/odour.
Refrigerator not used for an
extended period.
Dispense 10 L (10 qt) of water so fresh
water supply is replenished.
Water dispenser
does not work.
Water supply turned off or not
connected.
Turn water on.
Supply line may be blocked.
Check supply for kinks or leaks.
On first installation there may be
air in water system.
To remove air, run a litre or a quart of
water through the dispenser.
Filter may be blocked and need
replacing.
Replace filter (see back of this booklet
for Customer Care contact details).
Dispenser Lock activated.
Hold down the
Water frozen in tank.
Increase temperature to a warmer
setting in fresh food compartment
and freezer.
Water in first glass
is warm.
Water dispenser not used for
extended period.
Discard first glass of water dispensed.
Tank capacity used recently.
Allow water time to cool.
Filter warning light
is flashing.
Filter needs replacing.
Replace filter as soon as possible (refer
to pages 22 – 23).
Drips overflow
drip-shelf.
Air trapped in tank.
Flush 3 L (3 qt) water through
dispenser, stopping intermittently.
New filter installed.
Flush 10 L (10 qt) water through filter
and then 3 L (3 qt) through dispenser.
Filter cartridge is restricted.
Replace filter as soon as possible (see
pages 22 – 23).
Water flow rate has
slowed down.
Press dispenser for 2 minutes to
remove trapped air from water line and
to fill the water system.
button for 2 seconds.
Manufacturer’s Warranty
41
You will receive a 2 year Manufacturer’s Warranty with the purchase of this Product covering parts
and labour for servicing within the countries: New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Ireland and
United Kingdom. All other countries are excluded.
Fisher & Paykel undertake to:
Repair or, at its option, replace without cost to the owner either for material or labour any part of
the Product, the serial number of which appears on the Product, which is found to be defective
within TWO YEARS of the date of purchase.
Note
This Warranty is an extra benefit and does not affect your legal rights.
This warranty DOES NOT cover
A Service calls to which are not related to any defect in the Product. The cost of a service call will be
charged if the problem is not found to be a Product fault. For example:
1. Correcting the installation of the product.
2. Instructing you how to use the product.
3. Replacing house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Correcting fault(s) caused by the user.
5.Noise or vibration that is considered normal, eg drain/fan sounds, refrigeration noises
or user warning beeps.
6. Correcting damage caused by pests, eg rats, cockroaches, etc.
7. Replacement light bulbs.
B Defects caused by factors other than:
1. Normal domestic use or
2. Use in accordance with the Product’s User Guide.
C Defects to the Product caused by accident, neglect, misuse or Act of God.
D The cost of repairs carried out by non-authorised repairers or the cost of correcting such
unauthorised repairs.
E Normal recommended maintenance as set out in the Product’s User Guide.
F Repairs when the appliance has been dismantled, repaired or serviced by other than a
Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer or the selling dealer.
G Pick-up and delivery.
H Transportation or travelling costs involved in the repair when the product is installed outside the
Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer’s normal service area.
I
Filter replacement except in the case of faulty parts or materials within the filter cartridge.
This product has been designed for use in a normal domestic environment. It is not intended for
commercial use. Doing so may affect product warranty.
Service under this Manufacturer’s Warranty must be provided by a Fisher & Paykel Authorised
Repairer (refer to the Customer care section at the back of this book). Such service shall be provided
during normal business hours. This Warranty certificate should be shown when making any claim.
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Manufacturer’s Warranty
For Australian Customers
This Warranty is an extra benefit and does not affect your legal rights. Our goods come with
guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to
a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably
foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the
goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
Please keep this User Guide in a safe place.
Customer Care
43
Before you call for service or assistance…
Check the things you can do yourself. Refer to the
installation instructions and your user guide and check that:
1 Your product is correctly installed.
2 You are familiar with its normal operation.
If after checking these points you still need assistance please refer to the following…
In New Zealand if you need assistance…*
Call your Fisher & Paykel retailer who is trained to provide information on your appliance, or if
we can be of any further help, please contact our Customer Care Centre.
Toll Free: 0800 FP CARE or 0800 37 2273
Fax: (09) 273 0656
Email: customer.care@fp.co.nz
Postal Address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd, PO Box 58732, Botany, Manukau 2163, Auckland.
If you need service…*
Fisher & Paykel has a network of independent Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairers whose fully
trained technicians can carry out any service necessary on your appliance. Your dealer or our
Customer Care Centre can recommend a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer in your area.
In Australia if you need assistance…*
Please call our Fisher & Paykel Customer Care Centre.
Toll Free: 1300 650 590
Fax: (07) 3826 9298
Email: customer.care@fp.com.au
Postal Address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited, PO Box 798, Cleveland, QLD4163
If you need service…*
Fisher & Paykel Australia Pty Ltd has a network of independent Fisher & Paykel Authorised
Repairers whose fully trained technicians can carry out any service necessary on your appliance.
Our Customer Care Centre can recommend a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer in your area.
In United Kingdom if you need assistance…*
Phone: (0845) 066 2200
Fax: (0845) 331 2360
Email: customer.care@fisherpaykel.co.uk
Postal Address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited, Pheasant Oak Barn, Hob Lane,
Balsall Common, CV7 7GX
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Customer Care
In Ireland if you need assistance…*
Phone: 1800 625 174 or 01-8077960
Fax: 01800 635 012
Email: customer.care@fisherpaykel.ie
Postal Address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited, Unit 3, North Park, North Road, Dublin 11
In Singapore if you need assistance…*
Phone: 6741 0777
Fax: 6547 0123
Email: customer.service@fisherpaykel.com.sg
Postal Address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited, 150 Ubi Avenue 4, Ubi Biz-Hub #02-00,
Singapore 408825
For the rest of the world…*
Call your Fisher & Paykel retailer/dealer from whom you purchased the product. They are trained
to provide information on your appliance. If we can be of any further help, please contact us on:
Phone: +64 9 273 0660
Fax: +64 9 273 0580
Email: international.enquiries@fp.co.nz
Postal Address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited, PO Box 58732, Botany, Manukau 2163,
Auckland, New Zealand
Feel free to contact us at our website on
www.fisherpaykel.com
*If you call or write, please provide: name, address, model number, serial number, date of
purchase and a description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond
to your request for assistance.
Product details
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd
Model/Serial No.
Date of Purchase Purchaser Dealer Suburb Town Country 45
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www.fisherpaykel.co.uk
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The product specifications in this booklet apply to the specific products
and models described at the date of issue. Under our policy of continuous
product improvement, these specifications may change at any time. You
should therefore check with your Dealer to ensure this booklet correctly
describes the product currently available.
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