Frigidaire 242046901 User Manual

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NOTE

® Installation Instructions* for French Door Bottom Freezer/Refrigerator

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

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 2 of these instructions.

NOTE

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.

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

 

CAUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Installation

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

 

WARNING

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.

 

 

CAUTION

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:

1.

Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.

 

2.

Place end of water supply line into sink or

 

 

 

bucket. Turn ON water supply and flush

 

Steel

 

supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF

 

 

Plastic Water

Clamp

 

water supply at shutoff valve.

 

Tubing to

Brass

3.

Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet

Filter

 

and discard cap.

 

Compression

 

 

Nut

4.

If you use copper tubing - Slide brass

 

Ferrule

 

compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto

 

 

 

(Sleeve)

 

water supply line. Push water supply line into

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Copper

 

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.

 

Bracket

 

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

5.

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

6.

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.

 

 

7.

Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and

 

 

 

tighten any connections that leak.

Plastic Water

8.

Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power

Tubing

 

 

source.

to Filter

 

9.

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).

 

 

NOTE

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 www.frigidaire.com 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

Door

Door

 

 

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.

 

Raise

To lower: turn adjustment screw counterclockwise.

Anti-tip

 

2 Ensure both doors are bind-freewith their seals

 

Leg

 

touching the cabinet on all four sides and that cabinet

 

 

is stable.

 

Lower

 

 

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

 

 

NOTE

 

 

Screw

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

If after adjusting doors higher the

A

 

 

 

door makes a popping/clicking sound,

Door

 

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

remove screw and replace with the

degrees

 

 

 

longer one provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottom of Door

 

 

 

 

 

Remove Screw

Raising/Lowering Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Leveling Freezer Drawer (if necessary)

 

NOTE

 

Remove Hex

 

Remove Hex

 

 

Head Drawer

 

Head Drawer

 

 

Screw

 

Screw

 

 

 

Do Not Remove

Not Remove

 

 

 

Other Screws

DoOther Screws

DO NOT remove center screw from freezer

 

 

 

drawer. This is a factory adjustment.

 

 

 

1.

Check gasket seal around top, bottom,

Head Drawer

 

Head Drawer

 

and sides of freezer drawer.

Remove Hex

 

Remove Hex

 

Screw

 

Screw

2.

If gasket is not sealed, open drawer

 

 

 

 

and slightly loosen 4 drawer screws

 

 

 

 

(2 on each side) to allow drawer to

 

 

 

3.

rotate.

 

Grab Drawer

Close drawer and recheck the seal

 

From Both Sides

 

 

 

At Center

 

on the gasket (A). Open the drawer

Push Against

Then

 

grabbing by the sides in the center

Freezer Drawer

Pull Drawer Out

 

 

 

(B). Be careful not to rotate the

 

 

 

drawer.

 

 

4.

Tighten 4 drawer screws.

 

 

5.

Recheck gasket seal.

 

 

6.

Install the toe grille by fitting into

A

B

 

place.

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 www.frigidaire.com or you can simply send in the Registration Card.

6 Installation Check List

Doors

Handles are secure and tight

Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides

Fresh food doors are level

Leveling

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