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Fisher & Paykel RF523GDUX1 User Manual
ACTIVESMART™ REFRIGERATOR
ICE & WATER, AUTOMATIC ICE
AND NON-ICE & WATER MODELS
RF523G and RF523M Models
USER GUIDE
NZ AU
CONTENTS
Introduction
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Safety and warnings
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Installation instructions
ActiveSmart™ special features
SmartTouch™ control panel
External display
Humidity control system
ActiveSmart™ operating instructions
Temperature control
Door alarms
Alarm Mute
Key Mute
Key Lock
Sabbath mode activation
Using your water dispenser
Water filter
Using your ice maker
Bottle Chill
Fast Freeze
Ice boost function
Manual ice system
Cleaning and caring for your refrigerator
Exterior
Interior
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Storing food in your refrigerator
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Storing food in your freezer
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Defrosting food in your refrigerator
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Moving or storing your appliance
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ActiveSmart™ sounds
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Troubleshooting
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Manufacturer’s Service & Warranty
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IMPORTANT!
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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 go to our
website www.fisherpaykel.com or contact
your local Fisher & Paykel dealer.
Note that the word ‘refrigerator’, throughout
this user guide, refers to the combination of
refrigerator/freezer products.
Registration
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provide you with the best service possible.
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for buying a Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart™ refrigerator.
At Fisher & Paykel, we are very proud of this refrigerator. This refrigerator combines size
and storage space with the latest features and functions.
Thousands of hours of food care research and refrigeration experience has been
programmed into your refrigerator to give you the best possible performance.
We hope you enjoy your new refrigerator.
French Door
Single Door
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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.
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WARNING!
This appliance is top-heavy and must
be secured to prevent the possibility of
tipping forward.
To ensure that the appliance is stable under
all loading conditions, the anti-tip bracket
and fittings supplied must be installed
according to the following installation
instructions by a professional installer.
R600a
This refrigerator contains flammable
refrigerant isobutane (R600a).
Use this appliance only for the intended purpose as
described in the user guide.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING!
When using this appliance always exercise basic
safety precautions including the following:
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
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SAFETY AND WARNINGS
• Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
• This appliance can be used by children aged from
8 years and above and persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe
way and understand the hazards involved.
• The manufacturer’s installation instructions for
product and cabinetry ventilation must be followed
when installing the appliance.
• To avoid hazard due to instability of the appliance,
it must be fixed in accordance with installation
instructions.
• WARNING: Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance
enclosure or the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
• WARNING: Do not use mechanical devices or other
means to accelerate the defrosting process, other
than those recommended by the manufacturer.
• WARNING: 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 arcs, sparks or flames in the area.
Contact your Fisher & Paykel trained and supported
service technician immediately to arrange for the
appliance to be repaired.
• It is hazardous for anyone other than an authorised
service person to service this appliance. In
Queensland the authorised service person must hold
a gas work licence or authorisation for hydrocarbon
refrigerants to carry our service or repairs which
involve removal of covers.
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SAFETY AND WARNINGS
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Electrical
This appliance must be installed in accordance with
the installation instructions before use.
To allow disconnection of the appliance from the
supply after installation, incorporate a switch in the
fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring rules
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 trained and
supported service technician 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.
WARNING: 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 trained and
supported service technician as soon as possible.
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SAFETY AND WARNINGS
All electrical repairs must be carried out by an
adequately trained service technician or qualified
electrician.
Cleaning
• Many commercially available cleaning products
contain solvents that may attack the plastic
components of your refrigerator and cause them
to crack.
• 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.
• Please refer to the ‘Cleaning and caring for your
refrigerator’ section of this user guide for further
information.
Disposal
• Extreme care must be taken when disposing of your
old appliance to avoid hazards:
–The flammable refrigerant gas must be safely
removed.
–The thermal insulation foam in this appliance
contains flammable insulation blowing gases, any
exposed foam may be highly flammable and must
be carefully treated during disposal.
–The doors and panels should be removed and
the shelves left in place so that children may not
easily climb inside.
• Your Fisher & Paykel trained and supported
service technician will be able to give advice on
environmentally friendly methods of disposing of
your old refrigerator or freezer.
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SAFETY AND WARNINGS
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Storing food and drinks
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
• Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed
completely. The food may be dangerous to eat.
Follow the recommendations below if you discover
food in your freezer has thawed:
–Ice crystals still visible — food may be refrozen
but should be stored for a shorter period than
recommended.
–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.
–Thawed and warmer than 5°C — discard all food.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please follow the installation steps below to ensure your appliance operates correctly.
Before installation
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Power
Install your appliance where the plug is easily accessible.
Connect your refrigerator to a separate power point. Avoid sharing the power point with
other appliances. Do not use extension cords and double adaptors as the combined
weight of two power cords can pull the double adaptor from the power outlet.
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.
Ensure your appliance is properly grounded (earthed).
Connect the appliance to the electrical supply (220V – 240V 50Hz) with the fitted plug
and lead.
Connections to the mains supply should be in accordance with local regulations.
Location
Do not place your refrigerator in direct sunlight or beside any heat generating appliance
such as a cooktop, oven or dishwasher.
Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models
Your Ice & Water and Automatic Ice refrigerator must be installed by an authorised
plumber or Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician as incorrect
plumbing can lead to water leaks.
Fisher & Paykel Appliances does not accept responsibility for damage (including water
damage) caused by faulty installation or plumbing.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
PLAN VIEW
Product and cabinetry dimensions
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FLUSH WITH REFRIGERATOR CHASSIS – FULL DOOR ROTATION
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FRONT VIEW
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Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation
ULL DOOR ROTATION
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PLAN VIEW
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FLUSH WITH REFRIGERATOR DOOR - 90° DOOR
FLUSH ROTATION
WITH REFRIGERATOR DOOR – FULL DOOR ROTATION
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FRONT VIEW
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PLAN VIEW
PLAN VIEW
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FLUSH WITH REFRIGERATOR DOOR -FLUSH
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Flush with refrigerator door — full door rotation
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FLUSH WITH REFRIGERATOR DOOR – FULL DOOR ROTATION
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PLAN VIEW
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Flush with refrigerator door
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PLAN VIEW
FLUSH WITH REFRIGERATOR DOOR - 90° DOOR ROTATION
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DIMENSIONS
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Overall width of product
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Overall depth of product (excludes handle)
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Depth with door open - from rear of fridge - 90° rota
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Depth of open drawer - from flush with door (exclude
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Height to top of chassis
Overall height of product
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
RF523G
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS
RF523M
mm
mm
A Overall height of product
1790
1790
B Overall width of product
790
790
C Overall depth of product (excludes handle)
688
688
1026
1426
D Depth with door open — from rear of fridge — 90° rotation
E Depth with door open — from flush with door — 90° rotation
338
738
F Depth of open drawer — from flush with door (excludes handle)
420
420
G Height to top of chassis
1754
1754
H Height to top of hinge cover
1775
1775
CABINETRY DIMENSIONS (including minimum air clearances)
mm
mm
I Inside height of cavity
1810
1810
J Inside width
830
830
k Inside depth
640
640
990
910
718
718
990
910
Flush with refrigerator chassis — full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door — full door rotation
l Inside width
m Inside depth flush to flat door
Flush with refrigerator door — 90° door rotation
(for full drawer/shelf access, the doors need to be open past 90°)
n Inside width
o Inside depth flush to flat door
718
718
MINIMUM CLEARANCES
mm
mm
20
20
Q Side clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation
100
100
R Side clearance — hinge side flush with door — 90° rotation
p Side clearance
100
100
S Rear clearance
30
30
T Vent (above refrigerator cabinet or around top of cupboard)
50
50
U Door clearance — hinge side flush with chassis — full rotation
280
540
V Door clearance — hinge side flush with door — full rotation
200
460
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Installing your anti tip bracket
CAUTION!
Failure to install the anti-tip bracket as per below instructions can result in serious
injury or death.
Anti-tip bracket fittings – Included with your refrigerator.
Floor
screws
Wall
screws
Anti-tip bracket
(2)
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Masonry plug
(4)
M6 x 60 cap
screws (2)
#10 x 40 pan head
Phillips screw (4)
Determine the location of your refrigerator
Refrigerator located in a cavity:
The brackets should be offset from the side of the refrigerator by 20mm.
Refrigerator not in a cavity:
Brackets can be installed flush with the side of the refrigerator.
Fitting the brackets
Min. 45mm
Max. 60mm
1 Determine where the front of your refrigerator
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Wall
20mm
678mm
will sit. Mark this on the floor and measure
back towards the wall 678mm. This will
determine where the front edge of the bracket
should be placed (refer to A).
–The distance between the wall and
the back of the refrigerator must be a
minimum of 45mm and a maximum of
60mm. If the distance is greater than
60mm, use a spacer between the bracket
and wall (refer to B).
2 Determine if you are fitting the bracket to
the wall or floor. Place the brackets in the
determined location and mark the screw holes.
Fasten the brackets using pan head screws
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–For wood or plasterboard wall/floor, use
the pan head self-tapping screw and screw
into a wall/floor stud. If there is no wall/
floor stud available, use a wooden spacer
before using the self-tapping screws.
–For masonry/tiled/concrete wall or
floors, drill a 6mm diameter hole with
40mm depth and place the masonry
anchor in the hole before you screw the
bracket down.
Chassis
A
Door
> 60mm
B
Spacer
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
4 Locate the two holes on the rear of
the refrigerator (refer to C). Screw
in the M6 cap screws until all the
thread is gone.
Move the refrigerator back towards
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the wall until the screw hits the back
of the bracket (refer to D).
Note: If you want your refrigerator
to sit further forward, unscrew up
to 10mm of the M6 cap screw. Be
careful that the screw does not miss
the bracket and contact the wall.
C
45 – 60mm
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IMPORTANT!
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When fastening with masonry plugs and/or screws:
Ensure the screws avoid electrical, gas and water conduits.
Ensure the surface of the bracket is fastened to withstand a 100kg load.
Ensure light-weight masonry material such as cinder block and new concrete (no
curing time) are not used in installation.
Do not use metallic materials that may corrode, stain and/or damage the enclosure.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Connecting your water filter (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models)
Refer to page 25 ‘Installing your new water filter’ of this User guide for details of how to
install your water filter for the first time.
Connecting water (Water dispensing and Automatic Ice models)
1 Ensure the refrigerator is NOT plugged into a power supply. Locate isolation tap for
water connection – cold water supply only. (Tee and tap fitting not supplied).
2 Uncoil the tubing from the back of the
refrigerator. Firmly insert tubing to tap
connection. The tube should push in at
least 16mm before reaching the stop.
Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is
locked in place (refer to A).
A
Pull gently on tubing to
ensure it is locked in.
3 Secure connection by attaching
the locking key in between the tap
connection and locking collet
(refer to B).
B
4 Fasten the tap connection to the cold
water supply tap. Take care not to overtighten the tap connection (refer to C).
Note: The tap connection supplied
should fit most installation situations.
5 Turn isolating tap on and check that all
connections are dry and free of drips.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Before you start using the Ice & Water or Automatic Ice function
Before first use, you need to flush water through the filter to remove impurities or
trapped air in the water tank and filter system.
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For Ice & Water
Press the water dispenser pad to dispense 4L of water.
–Wait for 2 minutes before dispensing again.
Dispense 4L of water and then wait for another 2 minutes.
–There may be carbon residue dispensed together with water. This is not harmful,
and is normal during the flushing process.
Dispense another 4L of water.
–This prevents excessive dripping of water from your dispenser.
There may be a few drips of water coming out of the dispenser for a few days after
installation. This is to clear the remaining trapped air in the dispenser.
Ensure your refrigerator has cooled for at least 2 hours before use.
For Automatic ice model
button to turn on the ice maker. The light above the button will illuminate
indicating the ice maker is on.
Press the
, and
buttons together for 4 seconds and then close the refrigerator
compartment to force an ice maker cycle. The ice tray will flip twice.
Repeat to force another ice maker cycle. The ice tray will flip twice and spill water into
the ice bin.
Empty the water, dry and return the bin. Be aware that the ice tray will not flip until the
refrigerator compartment door is closed.
Discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 cubes per harvest).
1 Press the
2
3
4
5
Water dispenser
(Ice & Water model only)
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Positioning your refrigerator (all models)
Your Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart™
refrigerator is fitted with front and rear
rollers to allow you to easily move your
refrigerator forward and backward.
Avoid moving your refrigerator sideways
to prevent damaging the rollers or the
floor covering surface.
Raise the front of
the refrigerator
Lower the front of
the refrigerator
Refrigerator feet
A Your refrigerator will arrive with the front 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.
C Adjust the front feet down until the refrigerator is leaning backward with the front
approximately 10mm higher than the back. This will ensure a good door closing action.
(Non French door models only)
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 gently push on
the front top and check if the product is rocking or stable.
Levelling of refrigerator doors
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Open the door that is out of alignment.
Lift the door upwards.
Clip the spacer onto the centre hinge
pin (refer to A).
Close the door to recheck alignment.
A
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
What to do if your product is unstable
A Gently push the refrigerator back until the rear
rollers contact the floor.
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Measure the gap under the front foot, which has
come off the floor.
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Obtain some solid packing material (hardwood,
plastic, etc) which fits firmly into the gap under
the foot.
Example only
Note: Do not use metallic materials that may
corrode, stain and/or damage floor coverings.
B Wind both front feet up and roll the product out
of position.
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Place the packing material in the location
diagonally opposite the front roller that lifts off
the floor.
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Make sure the packing material stays in place
when the product is pushed back into position.
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Ideally, the packing material is large enough
to rest against the back wall to prevent it from
moving when the cabinet is pushed into position.
Unlevel floor
This foot lifts off the floor when
top front is gently pushed back
Packing material goes under rear roller
diagonally opposite front foot that lifts
Wall behind refrigerator
Stabilising your refrigerator
For example: if this foot lifts off the floor when
pushing gently on the top front of the refrigerator
C Roll the refrigerator back into position and adjust front feet as per page 16 step C
(check alignment and door closing action are satisfactory).
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Make small adjustments to front feet where necessary.
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Check that the product is stable (all 4 feet are on the floor). If not, repeat A and B.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Before placing food in the fresh food or freezer compartments
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Remove all internal packaging. Ensure that all transit clips are removed from the
refrigerator. These are small rubber stoppers located at the back of the shelves.
Clean the inside of the appliance with a mix of warm water and a small amount of liquid
detergent. Use a soft cloth to remove dust collected during manufacture and transport.
Allow the refrigerator and freezer to run empty for 2 – 3 hours to allow each
compartment to cool to the appropriate temperature.
The appliance may have an odour on its initial operation, this will go when the
refrigerator and freezer have cooled sufficiently.
Energy efficiency
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For the most energy efficient use of your appliance:
Ensure your refrigerator has adequate ventilation.
Do not cover your appliance with any material that will prevent air from flowing around
the cabinet sides.
Ensure you vacuum around the appliance to remove dust and accumulated debris. Keep
the appliance and it’s cabinetry free of dust by wiping down with a dry, lint-free cloth
(refer to section ‘Cleaning and caring for your refrigerator’).
Allow good clearances in front of air ducts within the cabinet for maximum cold air
distribution.
Cool down hot foods 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.
ACTIVESMART™ SPECIAL FEATURES
SmartTouch™ control panel
The control panel is located in the
inside front of the refrigerator. It
enables you to view and modify
all the features and options of
your refrigerator.
SmartTouch™ control panel variants for
ActiveSmart™ refrigerators. Special features
available only on selected models.
SmartTouch™ CONTROL PANEL FEATURES
Compartment
Allows you to select which compartment to adjust the
temperature.
Alarm mute
Deactivates the door alarm for 20 minutes.
Colder
Reduces the temperature of compartments.
Warmer
Increases the temperature of compartments.
Fast Freeze
Boosts the freezing speed by dropping the freezer to its
coldest temperature for 12 hours.
Bottle Chill
Allows you to rapidly chill your beverage for a set time of
15 minutes.
Ice On/Off
Indicates when automatic ice maker is on or off.
Ice Boost
Increases ice production up to 30% from standard ice
making.
Key lock
Allows you to disable the buttons on the control panel.
Filter change
indicator
Icon will illuminate indicating when the water filter requires
changing.
Sabbath mode
All alarms, lights and displays are deactivated for 80 hours.
Key mute
Deactivates sounds of all button presses.
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ACTIVESMART™ SPECIAL FEATURES
External display (Water dispensing models only)
This display enables you to lock the water dispenser, indicates to you when ‘Bottle Chill’
is activated and when your water filter requires changing.
Electronic external display
EXTERNAL DISPLAY FEATURES
Dispenser lock button
and LED light
Locks/unlocks the water dispenser.
Bottle Chill indicator
Icon will illuminate indicating when ‘Bottle Chill’ is
activated and flashes when beverage is ready.
Filter change
indicator
Icon will illuminate indicating when water filter
requires changing.
When locked the LED above the button will
illuminate.
Humidity control system
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Humidity control lids
The control lids are fitted to the fruit and vegetable bins of your refrigerator.
These lids provide a humid microclimate to extend the storage times of fruit and
vegetables.
The lids have specially designed grooves that retain moisture to prevent condensation
from dripping onto the fruit and vegetables at times of high humidity.
ACTIVESMART™ OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Temperature control
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Once you turn on your refrigerator for the first time, the cooling system will
automatically cool all compartments to their set temperatures.
– This will take between 2 – 3 hours.
The internal control panel enables you to change and control the temperature of all
compartments accurately and independently regardless of the temperature or humidity
of the surroundings whether it is summer or winter.
Check the operation of your refrigerator once every 4 hours for the first 24 hours.
If at any time you notice that the refrigerator is not cooling properly, call your installer/
Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician to verify the unit is operating
properly. Take immediate steps to prevent food from spoiling by storing in another
refrigerator or freezer.
The internal control panel default setting is to show the set temperature for the fresh
food compartment.
Adjusting the temperature — Fresh food compartment
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Press the button once to adjust the fresh food compartment temperature.
The fresh food compartment light will illuminate.
Press
button to increase the temperature, press button to decrease the temperature.
Adjusting the temperature — Frozen food compartment (freezer)
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Press the button twice to adjust the frozen food compartment temperature.
The frozen food compartment light will illuminate.
Press
button to increase the temperature, press button to decrease the temperature.
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ACTIVESMART™ OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Door alarms
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If the fresh food compartment door is left open, the alarm will beep after 90 seconds, if
the freezer door is left open the alarm will beep after 60 seconds.
If either of the doors remains open, subsequent beeps will sound every 30 seconds for
5 minutes
If either door remains open for 5 minutes or longer, an alarm will sound continuously
and the interior compartment light(s) will turn off.
Alarm Mute
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To activate, press the
button once.
The light above the
button will illuminate to indicate the refrigerator is muted.
If the doors are left open for 5 minutes or more, the compartment light turns off and
normal door alarms are suspended.
‘Alarm Mute’ will deactivate after 20 minutes.
To deactivate manually, press the
button again.
Closing the door also deactivates the ‘Alarm Mute’
Note: When the fresh food or freezer compartment door is left open for longer periods
of time, food quality and/or safety may be compromised.
Key Mute
Key mute allows you to silence all button presses.
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To activate key mute, press the
button for 4 seconds.
The
icon on the internal control panel illuminates.
Once key mute is activated, all key sounds are silenced.
Door alarms and the ‘Bottle Chill’ alarm are still operational.
Deactivate by pressing the
button for 4 seconds, the
icon will no longer illuminate.
Key Lock
‘Key Lock’ allows you to disable the buttons on the internal control panel. This is useful
when cleaning your refrigerator.
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To activate ‘Key Lock’ press the and
buttons for 4 seconds.
The
icon on the internal control panel will illuminate.
Pressing any of the buttons will sound several beeps to tell you that they are disabled.
‘Key Lock’ will not automatically deactivate. To deactivate, press the and
buttons
for 4 seconds.
The
icon will not illuminate.
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Sabbath mode activation
In Sabbath mode, alarms, lights and displays are deactivated for 80 hours.
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To activate Sabbath mode, press ,
and buttons for 4 seconds.
– The icon on the internal control panel will illuminate.
Once in Sabbath mode:
The interior light will not turn on when you open the refrigerator.
The door alarms will not operate.
The display will not illuminate, except the Sabbath mode icon.
The internal and external control panels will not operate.
Sabbath mode automatically deactivates after 80 hours.
To deactivate manually, press ,
and for 4 seconds.
– The icon on the internal control panel will not illuminate.
Note: If you turn off your refrigerator while in Sabbath mode it will resume automatically
once the refrigerator is switched on again.
Using your water dispenser (Water dispensing models only)
Ensure you have followed the steps outlined in ‘Before you
start using the Ice & Water or Automatic Ice function’ prior to
your first use of the water dispenser.
Dispensing
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Your water dispenser is designed for one-handed operation.
To dispense water, gently press the dispensing pad with a
glass or container.
To stop the flow of water, simply pull your glass or container
away from the dispensing pad.
Pressing hard against the dispensing pad will not increase the
flow or dispense more water.
Water dispenser
IMPORTANT!
To avoid damage to property or personal injury do not put
hands, fingers or objects up the dispenser opening.
Dispenser Lock
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The dispenser lock is located on the external display and can
be activated to prevent water from being dispensed. This is
useful when you are cleaning the external display or when
there are small children around.
To activate dispenser lock, press the
button for 4 seconds.
The light above the button will illuminate.
When the dispenser pad is pressed, several beeps will sound
to alert the user that water cannot be dispensed.
To deactivate dispenser lock and dispense water, press the
button for 4 seconds. The light above the button will
not illuminate.
Dispenser Lock
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Water filter (ice & water and automatic ice models only)
The water supplied to your refrigerator is filtered to remove impurities through a filter
located internally at the top right corner of the refrigerator. Replace your filter cartridge
every 6 months.
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There is a replacement indicator icon
on the internal control panel (Ice & Water
and Automatic Ice models) and external display (Ice & Water models only) which will
appear when the filter needs replacing. The icon will flash, as a reminder, when water
is dispensed.
Replacement filter cartridges are available from your Fisher & Paykel dealer, online or
from a Fisher & Paykel service technician. The details of the replacement filter cartridge
are labelled on the cartridge.
Changing the water filter cartridge
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3
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Removing the old filter:
The filter is located internally at the top right corner of the refrigerator.
Open your refrigerator and locate the filter cover on the back wall, top right of your
refrigerator (refer to A).
Pull the tab at the bottom of the cover towards you to release. The cover will slide down
(refer to B) upon release.
Hold the base of the filter firmly and pull towards you (the filter will tilt towards you at a
30 degree angle) (refer to C).
Turn the filter anti-clockwise until it releases from the filter head (refer to D).
Pull out to remove the cartridge from the filter head (refer to D).
Water will drip after you remove the filter. This is normal.
Discard the old filter.
A
B
C
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Installing the new filter:
1 Remove the plastic wrapping from the new filter.
2 Pull the filter head towards you (it will tilt towards you at a 30 degree angle from
the bracket).
3 Insert the filter into the filter head.
4 Push the filter firmly all the way into the filter head then turn the filter clockwise until it
locks into place.
–If the filter will not turn, ensure that you have pushed the filter firmly into the filter
head before turning.
5 Push the entire filter back into the bracket.
6 Push the cover up and into the slots at the top of the filter housing. Close the cover.
Refer to page 14 ‘Before you start using the Ice & Water or Automatic Ice function’ in
the installation section of this User guide for details on how to flush out your water filter.
Resetting the filter indicator:
Use the water filter as soon as possible after installation. Reset the indicator only after
replacing the filter.
1 To reset, press the and buttons for 4 seconds on the internal control panel.
on the internal control panel and/or external display will turn off when reset.
2 The
IMPORTANT!
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To avoid serious illness or death, do not use the water filter where water is unsafe or
of unknown quality.
The water filter cartridge needs to be changed when the filter indicator icon flashes
on the interface panel.
Replace the water filter cartridge when the internal and external icons illuminate. 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 sediments 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, 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 4L 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 & Water and automatic ice models only)
Ice On/Off
Your ice maker is designed to automatically dispense ice
into the ice storage bin below until it detects the bin is
full. The more ice you use, the more it makes.
First use
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The ice maker will be off when you turn your refrigerator
on for the first time after installation. The light above the
‘Ice On/Off’ icon will be off.
To turn your ice maker on press the
button. The light
above the ‘Ice On/Off’ icon will be illuminated when the
Turning ice maker on
ice maker is on.
Press and hold
, and
together for 4 seconds then close the door(s). The ice tray
will flip twice and empty the water into the bin below. The ice tray will flip only after the
doors are closed.
Repeat the cycle to help remove any dust in the ice tray collected during manufacture
and transport.
Empty the water in the bin and return the bin correctly. Ensure that the scoop is located
in front of the bin.
Once your ice maker is turned on, discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 cubes per harvest).
This will flush away any impurities in the water line and ensure the best ice quality.
Carrying out the above steps after a holiday/vacation or extended periods of not using ice.
Ice bin and scoop
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Turn your ice maker off if:
There is no water supply for several hours.
You are removing the ice storage bin for a period of time.
You are going on holiday/vacation.
Information about your ice maker
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Your automatic ice maker will produce approximately eight cubes of ice every
3 – 4 hours, depending on the freezer compartment temperature and the number of
door openings.
When the ‘Ice Boost’ function is activated, ice production will increase up to 30% from
standard ice making.
The ice cube tray will fill with water.
When cubes are frozen, they will be ejected from the ice tray into the ice storage bin.
Ice making will continue until the storage bin is full.
Ice making will resume once you start to use the stored ice.
Your Ice & Water product comes with a smaller ice bin inside the larger freezer bin.
Attached to the ice storage bin is the scoop for the ice. This scoop provides hygienic
access to the ice.
If a large amount of ice is required, remove an ice 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 into the correct position.
IMPORTANT!
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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 greenblue colour. If such discolouration is noted, discard the ice cubes and contact your
Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
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
Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician or a qualified plumber.
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Bottle Chill
This function allows you to rapidly chill your beverages in the freezer for a set time
of 15 minutes. The time taken to chill depends on the size of your beverage. If your
beverage is not cold enough after 15 minutes, return it to the freezer and reset the
‘Bottle Chill’ function.
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To activate, press the button on the internal display. The ‘Bottle Chill’ light will
illuminate when the function is activated. The icon will illuminate on the external
display (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models only).
An alarm will sound after 15 minutes to remind you to remove your beverage.
–For non-Ice & Water models: open the fresh food compartment door and press the
button on the internal control panel to silence the alarm.
–For Ice & Water models: the icon will flash on the external display. Press the
button on the external display to silence the alarm.
To deactivate ‘Bottle Chill’ before 15 minutes, press the button again on the internal
control panel.
When ‘Bottle Chill’ is deactivated, the light will not illuminate and the icon is not visible
on the external display (Ice & Water model only).
Fast Freeze
‘Fast Freeze’ boosts the freezing speed by dropping the freezer to its coldest
temperature for 12 hours, which helps to retain freshness, texture and taste during the
freezing process.
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To activate, press the
button on the internal display. The ‘Fast Freeze’ light will
illuminate when the function is activated.
To deactivate before the 12 hours has elapsed, press the
button again. When ‘Fast
Freeze’ is deactivated the light is off.
For best results activate the function before it is required. Alternatively, activate it when
placing food into the freezer.
Ice boost function
This function is for use when you require more ice eg for a party. The ‘Ice Boost’
function increases ice production up to 30% from standard ice making, and deactivates
automatically after 24 hours.
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When you first turn your ice maker on, the ‘Ice Boost’ function is off.
To turn this function on, press the
button. The light above the
button will
illuminate when the ‘Ice Boost’ function is on.
The ‘Ice Boost’ function is paused once your ice bin is full.
To manually deactivate this feature press the
button again. The light above the
button will not illuminate.
Activating the ‘Ice Boost’ function will automatically turn on ice making.
Deactivating ice making automatically deactivate the ‘Ice Boost’ function.
ACTIVESMART™ OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Manual ice system (selected models only)
An ice storage bin which sits inside the upper top freezer bin provides storage for and
gives you access to clean, clear ice cubes.
Ice tray
Ice scoop
Information about your manual ice system
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To make ice:
Take the ice tray and lid from the top of the ice storage bin. Remove the lid from the ice
tray and fill the tray with water. Place the lid back on the ice tray and carefully position
it back onto the ice storage bin.
Once the ice is solid, take the ice tray and lid off the ice storage bin, remove the lid from
the tray and twist the ice tray at each end in opposite directions. Turn the ice tray over
the ice storage bin to dislodge the cubes into the bin.
Fill the ice tray with clean water and repeat to fill the ice storage bin.
Attached to the ice storage bin is the ice scoop which provides hygienic access to ice.
To access ice cubes, take the ice tray and lid from the top of the ice storage bin and
place onto a flat surface. Take the scoop from the front of the bin, scoop cubes into
vessel and then replace the scoop, tray and lid back to the top of the bin.
For maximum ice storage, level the stored cubes around the bin 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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Bottle holder (where fitted)
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The bottle holders can be used to store a variety of bottles.
To position the bottle holder in your refrigerator, slot the back edge of the bottle holder
onto the back trim of any shelf in the fresh food compartment.
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.
Glass shelves
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Standard glass shelves can not be repositioned in your refrigerator. Refer to ‘Cleaning
and care - Shelving’ for details on how to remove the
standard glass shelves for cleaning.
Cantilever glass shelves — half-width and full-width
The cantilever glass shelves are designed to be
strong and versatile.
The half-width and full-width shelves are removable
and can be repositioned in your refrigerator.
Place the half-width shelves side-by-side when you
store large items such as platters.
Place the half-width shelves at different levels to
maximise the storage space when you store items of
varying heights.
A
B
To remove for repositioning
1 Hold the front and back edge of the shelf firmly
(refer to A).
2 Push the shelf up vertically to dislodge from back
support lugs (refer to B).
3 Slide the shelf towards you (refer to C).
C
Drip tray (Water dispensing models
only)
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The drip tray is designed to fit into
the bottom of the water dispenser
panel.
To insert the tray ensure the rounded
sides are fitted into the dispenser
panel first.
The purpose of the tray is to capture
drips of water that may fall after
dispensing.
The tray can be removed for cleaning.
Drip tray
CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Exterior
Stainless exterior doors
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Clean the exterior door with liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water and
a soft cloth.
Dry the door with a lint-free cloth.
Do not use any abrasive, stainless steel cleaners or solvents on the door surface.
Other exterior surfaces
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Clean all other exterior surfaces with a mix of warm water and liquid dishwashing
detergent, and a soft cloth.
Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Door gasket
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Clean the magnetic door gasket every three months with a toothbrush, and liquid
detergent dissolved in warm water.
Apply petroleum jelly lightly on the hinge side of the gasket to ensure cleanliness and
maintain a good seal.
Cabinet surround
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To maximise operating efficiency regularly
vacuum the flooring around your refrigerator.
Cleaning behind your refrigerator is required
once or twice a year.
Wind up the feet and carefully ease the
refrigerator out of its position. Switch off
and unplug.
Vacuum the flooring behind your refrigerator
and the rear compartment cover (where
fitted) to remove dust accumulation. Use a
dry lint-free cloth to clean the refrigerator
walls and surrounding cabinetry.
After cleaning, plug in and switch on. Push the
appliance into position and wind feet down.
Cleaning the rear compartment cover
WARNING!
Electric Shock Hazard. Do not remove rear compartment cover. This may expose you
to the risk of an electric shock.
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External display and water dispenser (Water dispensing models only)
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Activate the ‘Dispenser lock’ function to prevent water from dispensing when cleaning
(refer to page 23 for details)
Clean the pad and interface panel with a damp, soft lint-free cloth.
Drip tray (Water dispensing models only)
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To clean, remove the drip tray from the dispenser panel
Pull the two halves of the tray apart.
Clean with liquid detergent dissolved in water and a soft lint-free cloth.
Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Securely clip the two halves together.
Re-insert the drip tray back into the dispenser panel.
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 – 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 all interior surfaces, including all door shelves, using only liquid dishwashing
detergent dissolved in warm water or baking soda dissolved in warm water (add 1tsp of
baking soda to every 500ml of water) and a soft lint-free cloth. Rinse with clean water
and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Add a few drops of vanilla essence or vinegar to the water before cleaning to help
remove “stale refrigerator” smell.
Do not use harsh chemicals, abrasives, ammonia, chlorine, bleach, concentrated
detergents, solvents or abrasive scouring pads on any part of your refrigerator. Some of
these chemicals may dissolve, damage and/or discolour the interior of your refrigerator.
Glass shelves (including cantilever) and Bottle Holders
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Clean with liquid detergent dissolved in warm water and a soft lint-free cloth.
Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Freezer bins
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Do not remove the freezer bins. To clean, simply wipe clean with a soft lint-free cloth.
CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Ice storage bin
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Clean your ice bin and discard any old ice in the bottom of the bin(s) regularly
Use only liquid detergent dissolved in warm water and a soft lint free cloth when
cleaning. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Ensure that the ice scoop is placed in correct position in the bin, right hand side or at
the front of the bin (model dependent).
It is important to regularly clean your ice bin and discard any old ice in the bottom of
the bin. Do not clean the ice maker components.
Turn OFF the ice maker before you leave for a vacation/holiday. Refer to ‘Using your ice
maker’ section.
On your return, turn on the ice maker and discard the first 24 hours of ice harvest. Refer
to ‘Using your ice maker’ section.
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
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
How to remove shelving and bins for cleaning
Shelving
To remove a shelf:
1 Hold the shelf firmly and pull the shelf towards you (refer to A).
2 Lift the shelf up vertically (refer to B).
3 Slide the shelf towards you (refer to C).
B
C
A
Note: Refer to ‘Operating Instructions - Glass shelves’ for details on how to remove
cantilever glass shelves
Humidity control lid
To remove:
1 Remove the shelf directly above the bins, follow the steps above.
2 Hold the lid firmly and lift the outside edge of the lid up vertically (refer to A).
3 Slide the lid towards the outside wall of the fridge until the lid unclips from the centre
bracket (refer to B).
4 Pull the shelf towards you.
A
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Fixed bins
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2
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To remove:
For ease of removal, empty food from the bin first.
Hold the centre front of the bin handle.
Lift vertically to unclip from the runners and pull bin towards you to remove (refer to A).
Push both runners back into refrigerator (refer to B).
To replace:
1 Extend the runners out from your refrigerator.
2 Place the bin on top of the runners.
3 Push the bin down slowly until you feel it clip.
A
B
Note: The freezer bins are permanently fixed. They cannot be removed from the freezer
compartment. To clean simply wipe with a soft, damp cloth.
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Ensure that bins are securely clipped onto the runners before use.
Bin 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.
Holiday/Vacation
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Before leaving:
Turn the ice maker to OFF on the internal control panel.
Shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
On return:
Dispense 4L of water and discard to ensure the water tank is refilled with fresh water.
Turn on the ice maker. Discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 ice cubes are produced per
harvest).
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STORING FOOD IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Your refrigerator helps to extend the storage times of fresh perishable foods. The cold
temperature slows down the major causes of food spoilage, particularly the growth of
bacteria, moulds and yeasts causing chemical and physical reactions.
General fresh food storage
The quality of food before it is placed in the refrigerator is critical to successful storage.
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For best results:
Store only fresh, high quality food
Buy only the amount that you will use within the recommended storage time. If you buy
extra freeze it.
Make sure you wrap your food in suitable packing materials before storing in the
refrigerator.
–This keeps the foods fresh and prevent dehydration, colour deterioration, loss of
flavour, and transfer of odour.
–Fruits and vegetables can be stored in vegetable bins and do not need to be
wrapped.
Store perishable foods in the refrigerator immediately after purchase. This will prolong
their shelf life. Storing at room temperature increases the rate of deterioration.
Avoid placing food directly in front of air outlets. This will prevent the food from
freezing and ensure cold air is circulated efficiently.
Keep door openings to a minimum. Avoid opening the door unnecessarily
Ensure hot foods and drinks are cooled sufficiently before placing them in the
refrigerator.
Hot foods may cause other foods to warm to unsafe temperatures. If in contact with
plastic components of your refrigerator, hot containers may cause damage. Additionally,
hot foods may cause an in increase in energy consumption
Ensure raw and cooked foods are stored in separate air tight containers to prevent cross
contamination. Store raw foods on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
Keep the refrigerator clean by frequently wiping the inside walls and shelves (refer to
‘Cleaning and caring for your refrigerator’ section).
Regularly check the quality of food in your refrigerator.
– Discard food that shows signs of spoilage
– Protein rich foods (meats, fish, poultry) deteriorate faster than others
– Use foods within the recommended storage times
Dairy foods and eggs
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Store eggs in the covered door shelves of the refrigerator or in their carton as the
porous egg structure is susceptible to absorbing odours.
It is ideal to use room temperature eggs when using it for baking. Make sure you take
out the eggs from the refrigerator 2 hours before using them.
Ensure pre-packed dairy products stamped with recommended ‘use by/best before/best
by’ dates are consumed within the recommended storage time.
Ensure dairy products are stored in their original packaging until ready to consume.
Once opened, wrap them in suitable packing material eg cling film to avoid transfer
of odour.
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Red meat
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Ensure raw and cooked foods are stored in separate air tight containers to prevent cross
contamination from the loss of raw meat juices.
Ensure delicatessen meats are consumed within the recommended storage time. These
can be stored in the slim storage bin if you want to keep them separate.
Poultry
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Keep poultry goods in the original packaging until you use them.
Place packaged poultry in a dish and store in the bottom shelf of your refrigerator to
prevent any potential spills from contaminating other foods.
Poultry goods should only be stuffed right before cooking. Preparation in advance may
result in food poisoning.
Ensure stuffing is removed from cooked poultry, and both are sufficiently cooled then
covered before storing in the refrigerator.
Fish and seafood
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Whole fish and fillets are ideally consumed on the day of purchase. Ensure they are
stored in suitable covered containers or packaging. This will prevent foods from drying
out and transferring odours.
If storing overnight or longer, ensure the whole fish is cleaned and dried before covering
and storing, preferably on a bed of ice, in your refrigerator. Ensure fish fillets and other
seafood are treated the same way.
Keep shellfish chilled at all times and consume within 1 – 2 days.
Fruit and Vegetables
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Not all fruits and vegetables are suitable for prolonged refrigeration storage at
temperatures below 5°C.
Undesirable physical and chemical changes will result from low temperature storage,
such as loss of rigidity, browning, increased rate of deterioration and potential loss of
flavour.
Try to store fruit and vegetables separately, to reduce the potential for rapid ripening.
Ensure fruits are not washed before storage, this increases the rate of deterioration.
Ensure vegetables are sorted and damaged parts are discarded.
Precooked foods and leftovers
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Ensure cooked foods are stored in suitable covered containers. This will prevent foods
from drying out.
Keep for only 1 – 2 days.
Reheat leftovers only once and until steaming hot.
Beverages
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Ensure beverages are stored tightly in the door shelves of the refrigerator. This prevents
the bottles from tipping or falling out when the refrigerator door is opened. Otherwise,
use ‘bottle holders’ to store beverages on the shelves.
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STORING FOOD IN YOUR FREEZER
Freezing and storing foods at temperatures -18°C or colder helps retain the physical
quality and nutritional value of foods. Low temperatures inhibit the growth of bacteria,
moulds and yeasts, thereby restricting chemical and physical reactions to extend the
food’s storage life
General frozen food care
Successful freezing depend on the foods’ quality, packaging and proportions. We
recommend freezing foods fast to maintain moisture content and to prevent the
formation of large ice crystals.
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For best results:
Store only fresh, high quality food.
Ensure foods are packaged in suitable packaging material before freezing.
Ensure foods freeze as quickly as possible and in small quantities. Do not attempt to
freeze more than 1kg of meat per 25L of freezer storage volume.
Freezing in smaller quantities helps retain the nutrient qualities and appearance of the
food as best as possible.
When freezing many foods at once, activate the ‘Fast Freeze’ function 2 hours
beforehand.
Ensure fresh food to be frozen does not come into contact with already frozen foods.
This will cause frozen foods to start defrosting.
When freezing foods containing liquids or semi-solids, ensure there is a 20 – 50mm
head space to allow the foods to expand as they freeze.
Keep door openings to a minimum. Avoid opening the door unnecessarily.
Ensure air is removed from food packaging. This will avoid large formation of ice crystals
and prevent freezer-burn on foods. The formation of small ice crystals is normal.
Ensure hot foods and drinks are not placed directly into the freezer. Hot containers may
damage shelves and walls of the refrigerator, increase energy consumption and cause
already frozen foods to defrost.
Ensure partially or fully defrosted foods are never re-frozen. Defrosted foods can only
be refrozen after they have been cooked.
Ensure there is a constant turnover of foods. Use older items of food first and do not
exceed the recommended storage times. See table below.
Recommended freezer storage times
These times should not be exceeded.
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MONTHS
TYPE OF FOOD STORED
1
Bacon, casseroles, milk
2
Bread, ice cream, sausages, pies, prepared shellfish, oily fish
3
Non-oily fish, shellfish, pizza, scones and muffins
4
Ham, baked goods, beef and lamb chops, poultry pieces
6
Butter, blanched vegetables, whole eggs and yolks, cooked crayfish,
raw minced meats
12
Dried fruits or fruit in syrups, egg whites, raw beet, whole chicken, raw
lamb, fruit cakes
STORING FOOD IN YOUR FREEZER
Red meats, poultry and game
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Select lean meats as opposed to fatty meats. These have a lower fat content, freeze
much better and can be stored longer.
When packaging meats (chops, steaks, cutlets), separate each with a sheet of plastic
freezer film, then package all together. This prevents the meats forming into a solid
block on freezing.
Ensure stuffing is removed from poultry prior to freezing. Whole poultry or poultry
pieces should only be stuffed right before cooking. Preparation in advance may result in
food poisoning.
Fish and seafood
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Ensure whole fish are rinsed inside and out with cold running water to remove loose
scales and dirt, then dried and packaged before storing in the freezer.
Fruit
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Choose high quality, ripe, and ready to eat fruits. Only select fruit varieties
recommended for freezing.
Most packaged fruits can be stored for 8 – 12 months. Fruits packed in syrup are ideal
for desserts, while fruits packed without sugar are better used for cooking.
Vegetables
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Not all vegetables are suitable for freezing eg lettuce, radishes, and onions. Select only
ripe and ready-to-eat vegetables for freezing.
Ensure vegetables are sorted and damaged parts are discarded.
Blanch vegetables before freezing. This technique inhibits vegetable enzymes and helps
preserve the colour, flavour and nutritional value of the vegetables without chemical or
physical damages.
–To blanch, put vegetables in boiling water for 2 – 4 minutes, remove and cool
quickly in ice-cold water. Drain well then package.
Precooked foods and leftovers
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Ensure cooked food are stored in suitable covered containers and away from raw frozen
foods.
Not all foods are suitable for freezing; some should be separated on defrosting such
as cooked egg whites, custards and cream fillings, meringue toppings, milk porridges,
gelatin or jelly- like dishes and salad dressings.
Beverages
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Ensure that the ‘Bottle Chill’ function is active before cooling any carbonated beverages
to avoid freezing. Frozen beverages can lead to bottle/can explosion in the freezer.
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DEFROSTING FOOD IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Your refrigerator is designed to help defrost/thaw foods in a safe manner by preventing
the growth of bacteria, moulds and yeasts which are the major causes of food spoilage.
General defrosting food care
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For best results:
Ensure foods are defrosted in the refrigerator, microwave oven or multifunction oven.
Never defrost foods at room temperature. This could potentially promote the growth of
bacteria and cause food poisoning even after cooking.
Ensure partially or fully defrosted foods are never re-frozen. Defrosted foods can only
be refrozen after it has been cooked.
Red meats, poultry and game
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Red meat can be cooked from frozen, or from the partly or completely defrosted states.
Ensure extra cooking time is given when cooking from the frozen state.
Ensure poultry is completely defrosted before cooking and never use the frozen juices
for cooking.
Fish and seafood
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Ensure fish does not come into contact with other foods when defrosting in the
refrigerator.
For best results, cook from either the frozen or partly defrosted state.
Fruit and vegetables
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Defrost frozen fruits in the refrigerator. Alternatively, they can be used as part of frozen
desserts.
Frozen vegetables are best cooked from their frozen state.
MOVING OR STORING YOUR APPLIANCE
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 refrigerator and unplug from the power point. Remove all food.
Turn the adjustable feet to the right as far as they will turn.
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 left 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 as long as you can (a few hours) before turning on.
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 a small amount of
liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft lint-free cloth.
Holiday/Vacation time
Leave your refrigerator operating while you are on holiday/vacation.
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ACTIVESMART™ SOUNDS
Normal refrigerator sounds
Your refrigerator is designed with innovative ActiveSmart™ features that can produce
sounds that may be different from your old refrigerator.
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Normal operational sounds include:
Fan air flow sound. ActiveSmart™ 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 sound. This is quite normal.
Cracking or popping sound which may occur 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 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).
TROUBLESHOOTING
If there is a problem with your appliance, please check the following points before
contacting your local Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician or the
Customer Care Centre.
Product parts and accessories can be purchased through Fisher & Paykel Customer Care
Centre or online at www.fisherpaykel.com (this service is available to selected markets only).
All models
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.
The LED light cannot be serviced by
the user. Contact your Fisher & Paykel
Dealer or Fisher & Paykel trained
and supported service technician.
Refrigerator not working.
Check refrigerator is turned on at wall.
Light and
display not
working.
Product in ‘Sabbath Mode’.
Press and hold
for 4 seconds.
Motor operates
for long periods.
Hot weather.
Minimise door openings to allow
temperature to stabilise.
Frequent door openings.
,
and
together
Large amount of food
recently added.
Storage
compartments
too warm.
Temperature control set
too low.
Refer to section ‘Temperature
control’.
Doors not sealing properly.
Check that cabinet is level and
gasket seals are clean.
Temperature setting not
correct.
Refer to section ‘Temperature
control’.
Frequent door openings.
Minimise door openings to allow
temperature to stabilise.
Large amount of food
recently added.
Food freezing in
the refrigerator.
Unfamiliar
noises.
Temperature setting not
correct.
Refer to section ‘Temperature
control’.
Food placed directly in front
of air outlets.
Move chill sensitive foods away from
the centre back of the shelves.
Cabinet not stable or level.
Refer to sections ‘Installation
instructions’ or ‘ActiveSmart™
sounds’.
Freezer is defrosting.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
All models
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Water in the
vegetable bins.
Condensation is formed by
the water produced by fruit
and vegetables.
A small amount of condensation is
beneficial for fruit and vegetable
storage.
Wipe out water with a cloth.
Exterior of
cabinet is warm.
This is normal.
Warm spot on
central door
seal. (French
door models
only).
You may feel a warm spot
at times on the central seal
between the two refrigerator
doors.
This is perfectly normal and is part
of the normal refrigerator operation.
Condensation
on outside of
refrigerator/
freezer.
Not unusual during periods of
high humidity.
Wipe dry.
Condensation
inside fresh food
compartment.
Frequent or long door
openings.
Minimise door openings.
Door gasket leaking.
Check that gasket is sitting flat and
sealing tightly.
Not unusual during periods of
high humidity.
Wipe dry.
Door handles
out of
alignment.
With time and usage,
movement may occur.
Refer to section ‘Installation
instructions’.
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.
Appliance
operating
inefficiently.
Accumulation of dust on or
behind the rear compartment
cover.
Refer to section ‘Cleaning and caring
for your refrigerator’.
Cannot adjust
temperature
in frozen food
compartment
Either Bottle chill, fast freeze
or ice boost is activated
Deactivate Bottle chill, fast freeze or
ice boost if function is not desired
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If problem persists please contact
Customer Care.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models only
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Automatic ice
maker does
not work.
Ice maker has not been turned on.
Switch on ice maker.
Bin is in the wrong way or there
is no bin in place.
Place bin so scoop is on the left
side.
Ice bin sits directly under ice
maker on top left side of freezer.
Ice cubes have
odour/taste.
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.
Interior of freezer needs
cleaning.
Ice storage bin needs to be
emptied and washed.
Ensure food packaging is sealed.
Clean refrigerator.
Poor taste from incoming water.
Filter may need to be replaced
with new one.
Door may have been left ajar.
Close door.
Freezer compartment too warm.
Turn temperature to a colder
setting.
Force 2 – 3 ice tray flips.
Slow ice cube
freezing.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models only
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Wet ice/
ice clumping.
Low water pressure.
Check water pressure.
Filter blocked.
Replace filter.
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.
Filter warning
is
light
flashing.
Filter needs replacing.
Replace filter as soon as possible.
Ice buildup
inside freezer
compartment.
Freezer door not closing tightly.
Arrange items in freezer so door
can close tightly.
Ice maker makes
unfamiliar
sounds or seems
too loud.
Normal ice maker operation.
Refer to section ‘ActiveSmart™
sounds’.
Ice boost
function not
increasing
rate of ice
production.
Ambient temperature very warm.
Minimise door openings.
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Check and clean door gasket seal.
Refrigerator is in high usage.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Ice & Water models only
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Water has poor
taste/odour.
Refrigerator not used for an
extended period.
Dispense 4L of water so fresh
water supply is replenished.
New filter installed
Water dispenser
does not work.
Water in first
glass is warm.
Drips overflow
drip-shelf.
Water flow rate
has slowed
down.
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 3L of water
through the dispenser.
Filter may be blocked and need
replacing.
Replace filter (see your service
and warranty booklet provided
with your refrigerator).
‘Dispenser Lock’ activated.
Press and hold the
4 seconds.
Water frozen in tank.
Increase temperature to a
warmer setting in fresh food
compartment and freezer.
Water dispenser not used for
extended period.
Discard first glass of water
dispensed.
Tank capacity used recently.
Allow water time to cool.
Air trapped in tank.
Flush 3L water through dispenser,
stopping intermittently.
New filter installed.
Dispense 4L of water through
the dispenser, and then another
4L after 2 minutes.
Filter cartridge is restricted.
Replace filter as soon as possible.
Press dispenser for 2 minutes to
remove trapped air from water
line and to fill the water system.
button for
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MANUFACTURER’S SERVICE & WARRANTY
For details of your manufacturer’s warranty and contacts for servicing, please refer to
your separate ‘Service & warranty’ book provided with your refrigerator.
Complete and keep safe for reference:
Model
Serial No.
Purchase Date
Purchaser
Dealer
Suburb
Town
Country
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