Frigidaire 242046901 User Manual

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® Installation Instructions* for French Door Bottom Freezer/Refrigerator

*Please refer to your Use & Care Guide for more details.


To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, do not connect your refrigerator to an electrical power source until you have completed Step 2 of these instructions.


If you need to remove the doors to get your refrigerator into the house, please refer to

“Removing Doors” in the Use & Care Guide. These installation instructions are provided only as a possible customer option. Frigidaire recommends that you use a service or kitchen contracting professional to install your refrigerator.
























If you are installing your refrigerator





• Shifting the refrigerator from side to side


without connecting it to a water




may damage flooring.


supply, make sure the ice maker’s




• Do not block the toe grille on the lower


power switch is turned Off (see the



Use & Care Guide for more details).


front of your refrigerator. Sufficient air cir-







culation is essential for proper operation.


1 Preparing For



Be sure to coordinate site preparation and installation with your kitchen contractor.

Include these minimum guidelines in your site preparation:

• Choose a place near a grounded electrical outlet.

Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug. Please call 1-800-944-9044 if you

Avoid direct sunlight and close proximity to a range, need assistance with this installation. dishwasher or other heat source.

Floor should be level and able to support a fully loaded refrigerator.

The refrigerator’s Ice Dispenser CAUTION requires water supply access.

Plan for easy access to counter tops

when removing food. Room temperatures

For complete access to drawers and below 55°F (13°C) freezer baskets, doors must be able toor above 110°F fully open. (43°C) will impair

Load refrigerator from side of cabinet cooling ability of only.your refrigerator’s

Do not run retaining straps over handles nor overtighten straps. compressor.

Never use refrigerator handles to move the refrigerator.

Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air

circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections: Sides & Top: 3/8 inch / Rear: 1 inch

2 Connect Water Supply

Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need:





• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-bladescrewdriver, and



PhillipsTM screwdriver


• Access to a household cold water line with water pressure



between 30 and 100 psi.



To avoid electric shock,

• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6 mm) OD, copper

or stainless steel tubing. To determine the length of tubing

which can cause death

needed, measure the distance from the ice maker inlet

or severe personal

valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water

injury, disconnect the

pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet, so the refrigerator

refrigerator from elec-

can be moved out for cleaning.

trical power before con-

• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your

necting a water supply

line to the refrigerator.

household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercingtype

shutoff valve.



• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting a



copper water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.




To Avoid Property Damage:

• Copper or Stainless Steel braided tubing is recommended for the wa - ter supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼ inch (6 mm) plastic is not recommended to be used. Plastic tubing greatly increases the potential for water leaks, and the manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is used for the supply line.

• Do not reuse compression fitting or use thread seal tape.

• DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fall below freezing.

• Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected to soft water, ensure that the softener is maintained and working properly.

To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve:


Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.



Place end of water supply line into sink or




bucket. Turn ON water supply and flush




supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF



Plastic Water



water supply at shutoff valve.


Tubing to



Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet



and discard cap.







If you use copper tubing - Slide brass




compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto






water supply line. Push water supply line into






water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch).




Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and




water line


finger tighten compression nut onto valve.




Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO


Water Valve


NOT overtighten. See Figure 1.




If you use stainless steel tubing - The nut


Valve Inlet


and ferrule are already assembled on the




tubing. Slide compression nut onto valve


Wate r Valve


inlet and finger tighten compression nut




onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a




wrench; DO NOT overtighten. See Figure 2.


Copper water line


With steel clamp and screw, secure water



from household water supply


supply line (copper tubing only) to rear panel




of refrigerator as shown.

(Include enough

tubing in loop to allow


Coil excess water supply line (copper tubing

moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)


only), about 2½ turns, behind refrigerator

Figure 1



as shown and arrange coils so they do not




vibrate or wear against any other surface.




Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and




tighten any connections that leak.

Plastic Water


Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power





to Filter



To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm




(freezer ice maker) or set the ice maker’s On/




Off power switch to the “ON” position (fresh




food ice maker).




Check with your local building authority for recommendations on water lines and associated materials prior to installing your new refrigerator. Depending on your local/state building codes,

Frigidaire recommends for homes with existing valves its Smart Choice® water line kit 5305513409 (with a 6 ft. Stainless Steel Water

Line) and for homes without an existing valve,

Frigidaire recommends its Smart Choice water® line kit 5305510264 (with a 20 ft. Copper Water

Line with self-tappingsaddle valve). Please refer to for more information.

3 Level Refrigerator & Adjust Doors (if necessary)

Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator

All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on the floor.

The sides should tilt ¼ inch (6 mm) from front to back (to ensure that doors close and seal properly).

Doors should align with each other and be level.

Most of these conditions can be met by raising or





lowering the adjustable front rollers.



To level the cabinet using the front rollers:



1 You can raise or lower each door. Use a 3/8 inch socket



wrench to turn the adjustment screws (1 per side).



To raise: turn adjustment screw clockwise.



To lower: turn adjustment screw counterclockwise.



2 Ensure both doors are bind-freewith their seals




touching the cabinet on all four sides and that cabinet



is stable.





3 After unit is leveled, lower anti-tipleg until it contacts



the floor.



DO NOT REMOVE this label until the refrigerator has been leveled. Please follow all instructions for leveling your refrigerator.

Doors final adjustment using the adjustable lower hinge (select models, if necessary):

1Open doors to 90 degrees.

2Remove screw.

3Lift the door while adjusting the washer.

To raise the door: rotate washer clockwise.

To lower the door: rotate washer counterclockwise.

4Replace the screw, ensuring it is between the spokes of the hinge washer. Screw will not be tight, just insert until it is flush with the hinge.


B Loosen or Remove














If after adjusting doors higher the





door makes a popping/clicking sound,










remove screw and replace with the





longer one provided.








Bottom of Door






Remove Screw

Raising/Lowering Door








4 Leveling Freezer Drawer (if necessary)




Remove Hex


Remove Hex



Head Drawer


Head Drawer









Do Not Remove

Not Remove




Other Screws

DoOther Screws

DO NOT remove center screw from freezer




drawer. This is a factory adjustment.





Check gasket seal around top, bottom,

Head Drawer


Head Drawer


and sides of freezer drawer.

Remove Hex


Remove Hex






If gasket is not sealed, open drawer





and slightly loosen 4 drawer screws





(2 on each side) to allow drawer to







Grab Drawer

Close drawer and recheck the seal


From Both Sides




At Center


on the gasket (A). Open the drawer

Push Against



grabbing by the sides in the center

Freezer Drawer

Pull Drawer Out




(B). Be careful not to rotate the








Tighten 4 drawer screws.




Recheck gasket seal.




Install the toe grille by fitting into





5 Remove Internal Shipping Materials

Frigidaire uses packing foam and tape to secure the internal parts of your refrigerator for shipping. Once the refrigerator is in position, you can remove this material.

What’s Next?

Congratulations! You are ready to begin enjoying your new Frigidaire refrigerator.

• For important safety instructions and to learn how to operate your refrigerator, please read the entire Use & Care Guide.

• You may want to start with the “Normal Operating Sights & Sounds” section of the Guide to learn what to expect during typical operation.

• Please register your product. You can register online at or you can simply send in the Registration Card.

6 Installation Check List


Handles are secure and tight

Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides

Fresh food doors are level


Refrigerator is level, side to side and tilted ¼ inch (6 mm) front to back

Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator

Cabinet is sitting solid on all corners

Electrical Power

House power turned on

Refrigerator plugged in

Ice Maker

House water supply connected to refrigerator

No water leaks present at all connections

Ice Maker is turned ON.

Final Checks

Shipping material removed

Fresh Food and Freezer temperatures set

If you are not satisfied with the installation of your refrigerator, please contact the store where you purchased it or call 1-800-944-9044for assistance.P/N: 242046901