Kenmore | 46-60502 | Installation Instruction | Kenmore 46-60502 Installation Instruction

Installation Instructions for Top Mount Refrigerator
®
WARNING
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, do not connect your
refrigerator to an electrical power source until you have completed Step 3 of these instructions.
Tools Necessary:
Plastic
Putty
Knife
(OR)
Awl
OR
Pliers
™
Phillips head
or
™
Quadrex head
screwdriver
1
Socket
Wrench Set
Adjustable
Wrench
These installation instructions
are provided only as a possible
customer option. We recommend
that you use a service or kitchen
contracting professional to install
your refrigerator.
Prepare the Installation Site
Include these minimum guidelines in your site
preparation:
• Choose a place near a grounded electrical outlet.
• Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
• Avoid direct sunlight and close proximity to a
range, dishwasher or other heat source.
• Floor should be level and able to support a fully
loaded refrigerator.
Allow the following clearances for ease of
installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing and
electrical connections:
Sides & Top: /8 inch
3
Rear: 1 inch
2
NOTE
Information about cabinetry
construction for your new appliance
is available for contractors.
Call 1-877-435-3287.
CAUTION
Room temperatures below 55°F
(13°C) or above 110°F (43°C) will
impair cooling ability of your
refrigerator’s compressor.
By now, you have already removed your refrigerator’s shipping carton.
You may still need to use a hand truck to move it through close spaces or
entrances. If the refrigerator is larger than an entrance, consider two options:
• Remove the entrance door if one exists.
• Remove the refrigerator doors (see how in your Use & Care Guide).
When using a hand truck:
Load refrigerator from side of cabinet only.
Do not run retaining straps over handles.
Do not overtighten retaining straps.
Never use refrigerator handles to move
the refrigerator.
• Remove tape from doors only after unit is in place.
3
CAUTION
Shifting the refrigerator from side to
side may damage flooring.
Connect Water Supply
What you will need:
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3. Remove the plastic cap from the water valve inlet at the
rear of your refrigerator. Discard the cap.
4. Slide the brass compression nut, then the ferrule (sleeve)
onto copper tube.
5. Push the copper tube into water valve inlet as far as it will
go (¼ inch).
6. Slide the ferrule (sleeve) into valve and finger-tighten the
compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with
a wrench. Do not overtighten.
7. Secure the copper tube to your refrigerator’s rear panel
with a steel clamp and screw (see illustration).
8. Coil the excess copper tubing (about 2½ turns) behind
your refrigerator as shown. Arrange coiled tubing to avoid
vibration or wear against other surfaces.
9. Open water supply shutoff valve and tighten any
connections that leak.
Remove Internal Shipping Materials
We use packing foam and tape to secure the internal parts of your refrigerator for shipping.
Once the refrigerator is in position, you can remove this material.
temperature
garage
temperature
garage
coldest
cold
off
coldest
* recommended
cold
off
* recommended
NOTE
NOTE
Transport Unpackaged Refrigerator to Site
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•
•
•
This document should only be removed by customer after installation.
CAUTION
• Access to a cold water line
with pressure of
To avoid property damage:
30-100 psi.
• Use copper tubing for the water
• Copper tubing with ¼-inch
supply line (plastic tubing is more likely
(6.4 mm) OD. Length for this tubing is the distance
to leak).
from the rear of the refrigerator to your household
• Ensure water supply complies with
water supply line plus 7 feet (2.1 meters).
local plumbing codes.
• A shut-off valve for the connection between your
household water line and the refrigerator supply line.
Do not use a self-piercing shutoff valve.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for the water supply connection at the rear of
your refrigerator.
To connect the water supply to the rear of your refrigerator:
1. Ensure that the refrigerator is not plugged in.
2. Flush the supply line until water is clear by placing the end of the copper tube in a sink or
bucket and opening the shutoff valve.
• The Icemaker’s fill valve may operate noisily if the
household water supply is shut off.
• After ensuring no water leaks exist at any connection, be
sure to check for leaks again in 24 hours.
Location of these materials may vary depending on your model.
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4 Place in Permanent Position
If possible, use a hand truck to position the refrigerator directly in front of its cabinet enclosure.
Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond its water
supply (copper tubing) connections. Plug in the power
CAUTION
cord, and push the refrigerator straight back into place.
• Shifting the refrigerator from side
IMPORTANT
to side may damage flooring.
• Do not block the toe grille on the
If you are installing your refrigerator without
lower front of your refrigerator.
connecting it to a water supply, make sure the
Sufficient air circulation is
Icemaker’s power switch is turned Off (see the Use &
essential for proper operation.
Care Guide for more details).
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Controls
When changing controls, wait 24 hours before making additional adjustments.
Vegetables
Fruits
hi
lo
Humidity
Control
temperature
coldest
off
* recommended
• All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on
the floor.
• The cabinet should be level at the front and rear.
• The sides should tilt ¼-inch (6 mm) from front-toback (to ensure that doors close and seal properly).
• Doors should align with each other and be level.
To level the cabinet using the front rollers:
1. Remove the toe grille (Figure 1).
2. Use a flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8 inch socket wrench
to raise or lower the front rollers (Figure 2). Use
adjustable wrench to adjust leveling screws. Lower
the leveling screws on each side clockwise until they
contact the floor (Figure 3).
Some Models
Some Models
coldest
8
* recommended
Door Removal (if necessary)
If you need to remove the doors to get your refrigerator into the house, please see “Door
Removal Instructions” in your Use & Care Guide.
Door Stop
Top
Hinge
Cover
Figure 1
Shim
Top
Hinge
Raise
Door
Stop
Screw
Pin
Washer
Hinge
Pin
Center
Hinge
Bottom
Hinge
Screws
OR
Raise
Figure 3
Figure 2
NOTE
Raise the front of the refrigerator enough so the doors
close freely when opened halfway. The refrigerator
should slope 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch from front-to-back.
Then level the refrigerator from side-to-side.
3. For models equipped with an anti-tip bracket, lower it
clockwise until it contacts the floor (Figure 4).
WARNING
To avoid hazard, the anti-tip device must be installed according to the
instructions in your Use & Care Guide. Failure to do so will result in injury.
Not satisfied with the installation of your refrigerator?  Please contact 1-800-4MY-HOME.
garage
cold
off
Level Refrigerator & Adjust Doors (if necessary)
Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator:
temperature
cold
Figure 4
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Toe Grille
 Installation Checkoff List
Doors
Icemaker
 Handles are secure and tight
 House water supply connected
 Door is completely sealed to cabinet on
 No water leaks present at all connections
to refrigerator
all sides
 Freezer door is level across the top
Leveling
 Icemaker is turned ON.
 Refrigerator is level, side to side and is
 Shipping material removed
 Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator
 Fresh Food and Freezer controls set
 Cabinet is setting solid on all corners
 Crisper Humidity controls set
tilted ¼” (6 mm) front to back
- recheck in 24 hours
Final Checks
Electrical Power
 House power turned on
 Refrigerator plugged in
P/N: A01265601
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