Fisher & Paykel RB60V18 User Manual

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Refrigerator

Installation instructions

RB60V18 model

and User guide

NZ AU GB IE HK IN SG CN

Declaration of Conformity

The manufacturer of the product/s described herein, to which this description refers, declares on its sole responsibility that the product/s meet the relevant fundamental safety, health and protection requirements of the relevant EU guidelines and that the corresponding test reports are available for examination by the relevant authorities and can be requested from the seller of the appliance, especially with regard to CE Declaration of Conformity issued by the manufacturer or with the manufacturer’s approval. Moreover, the manufacturer declares that the parts of the appliance described in this User Guide, which come into contact with fresh food, do not contain any toxic substances.

Contents

 

1

 

Safety and warnings

2

Installation instructions

6

Moving or storing your refrigerator

22

Operating instructions

23

Interior features

29

Maintenance

31

Cleaning care – interior/exterior

32

Storing food in your refrigerator

33

Storing food in your refrigerator compartment and variable-temperaturedrawer

34

Storing food in your freezer and variable-temperaturedrawer

36

Problem solving checklist

38

Wiring diagram

40

Manufacturer's Warranty (NZ AU GB IE HK IN SG)

41

Customer Care (NZ AU GB IE HK IN SG)

43

Warranty and service (CN)

45

Important!

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

The models shown in this User Guide may not be available in all markets and are subject to change at any time. For current details about model and specification availability in your country, please visit our local website listed on the back cover or contact your local Fisher & Paykel dealer.

Note that the word “refrigerator” throughout this User Guide, refers to combination refrigerator/freezer products.

2 Safety and warnings

WARNING!

Electric Shock Hazard

Read and follow the SAFETY AND WARNINGS outlined in this User Guide before operating this appliance.

Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.

Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this User Guide.

Important safety instructions

Warning

■■Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-instructure, clear of obstruction.

■■To avoid a hazard due to instability of the appliance it must be fixed in accordance with the installation instructions provided

■■Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.

■■Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.

■■Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.

■■When using this appliance always exercise basic safety precautions including the following:

Danger

■■This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or

Safety and warnings 3

lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

■■Young children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.

■■Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old refrigerator:

Take off the doors

Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.

This refrigerator may contain the flammable

refrigerant isobutane.

R600a ().

■■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.

Disposal

■■Extreme care must be taken when disposing of your old appliance to avoid hazards. The refrigerant gas must be safely removed and for the safety of young children, remove doors.

■■Your Fisher & Paykel Authorised Service Centre will be able to give advice on environmentally friendly methods of disposing of your old refrigerator or freezer.

4 Safety and warnings

Electrical

■■Your new appliance must be properly installed in accordance with the installation instructions before it is used.

■■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 Authorised Service Centre 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.

Storing food and drinks

■■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.

Safety and warnings 5

Power failure – food safety

■■Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed completely. Follow the recommendations below if you discover food in your freezer has thawed:

1)Ice crystals still visible – food may be refrozen but should be stored for a shorter period than recommended.

2)Thawed but refrigerator cold – refreezing generally not recommended. Fruits and some cooked food can be refrozen but use as soon as possible. Meat, fish, poultry – use immediately or cook then refreeze. Vegetables – discard as they usually go limp and soggy.

3)Thawed but warmer than 5°C – discard all food.

■■Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed completely. The food may be dangerous to eat.

Cleaning

■■Many commercially available cleaning products contain solvents which may attack plastic components of your refrigerator and cause them to crack. Please refer to the cleaning care section of this booklet for further advice.

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6 Installation instructions

Please follow the steps for installation to ensure your appliance operates correctly.

Location

■■Your refrigerator should not be located in direct sunlight or next to any heat generating appliance such as a cooktop, oven or dishwasher.

Power

■■To ensure that the appliance is not accidentally switched off, connect your refrigerator to its own power point. Do not plug in any other appliance at this power point or use extension cords and double adaptors, as the combined weight of both power cords can pull the double adaptor from a wall outlet socket.

■■For power requirements, refer to the information on the serial plate located inside the refrigerator compartment.

■■It is essential that the appliance be properly grounded (earthed).

Exploded view

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5 7

2

11

10

9

6

13

12 3

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Installation instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Components list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Clearance

2. Top attachment

3. Bottom attachment

4. Top attachment

 

 

 

adjustment plate

bracket and ruler

bracket

bracket cover

 

 

4 pieces

2 pieces (installed)

4 pieces

2 pieces (installed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Hinge cover

6. Bottom attachment

7. Upper fastenings

8. Cabinet attachment

 

bracket cover

 

bracket cover

4 pieces (installed)

4 pieces

2 pieces

1 piece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Cabinet attachment

10. Position

11. Door gasket

12. Wood screw

bracket

adjustment plate

baffle

 

1 piece

1 piece

2 pieces

32 pieces

13. Bottom attachment bracket screw

4 pieces

15 mm to 18 mm kitchen cabinet thickness can be used.

8 Installation instructions

1. Basic dimensions

 

I

B

 

K

 

 

 

H

C

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

A

 

G

E

 

 

 

 

F

 

J

 

 

J

Fig.1 Exploded view of refrigerator cabinetry

Product dimensions (mm)

RB60V18

A

total height

1773

B

total width

555

C

total depth

540

D

top door height

1066

E

hinge gap height

12

F

bottom door height

692

Cabinetry dimensions (mm) (including minimum clearances)

G inside height

1782 – 1786

H inside width

564 – 570

I

total depth

min 550

Minimum clearances

 

J

minimum inlet vent area

200 cm sq

K

minimum outlet vent area

280 cm sq

 

 

 

Installation instructions

 

 

9

 

 

 

2. Preparations before installation

2a Door hinge

This model is right-handhinged, with aleft-handdoor opening. If you requireleft-handhinged with right hand door opening, remove the upper and lower hinges and refit them to the opposite side.

2b Clearance adjustment plate / sheet

If 18 mm cabinet is used, clearance adjusting plate is not needed. If 15 mm cabinet is used, clearance adjusting plate is needed.

Fig.2 Hinge exchange and enlarged view of clearance adjustment plate

2c Cabinet attachment bracket and position adjustment plate

Fix the cabinet attachment bracket to the refrigerator with the screws provided. Then lock the position adjustment plate to the left side of the cabinet attachment bracket.

Fig.3 Installation of cabinet attachment bracket and position adjustment plate

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2d Air flow stops

The air flow stops are located on the back cover of the compressor. Adjust these air flow stops to ensure they make contact with the cabinet.

Air flow stops Fig.4 Adjusting the air flow stops

2e Door gasket baffle

Remove the door gasket baffle from the door and then store for future transportation.

Fig.5 Removing the door gasket baffle and enlarged view of the hinge

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3. Placing the refrigerator into the cabinet

3a Pull the power cord through the hole at the back of the cabinet or if the power socket is inside the cabinet, plug in the refrigerator before installing it into the cabinet.

■■Take care not to kink or bend the power cord as a damaged cord is a fire risk.

■■For safety reasons, only turn on the refrigerator once installation is complete.

3b Move the refrigerator into the cabinet and adjust its position to ensure that the clearance adjustment plate is attached to the bottom end of the cupboard side panel and the door gasket is attached to the front end of the cupboard side panel.

Top view

cross section

Kitchen cabinet

Refrigerator door

End surface of clearance

adjusting plate

Top attachment bracket

Front line of side surface

Fig.6 Installation of cabinet

3c Make sure the left and right side clearances between the refrigerator and cabinet are the same.3d Fasten the side surfaces of the hinge with screws. Fix one screw to the top hinge and one screw

to the bottom hinge. Then fix all other screws to the remaining hinges.

Fig.7 Fastening of hinge screws

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4.Dismantling the top and bottom attachment brackets

4a Open the refrigerator door and remove the top attachment bracket cover by drawing it upwards. Do the same for the freezer.

4b Move the rulers vertically so the top of the rulers latch onto the cabinet above.

Top of kitchen cabinet

Ruler

Fig.8 Latching the rulers onto the cabinet

4c Loosen the two hexagonal screws on the top attachment bracket and then remove the top attachment bracket and rulers together. Do the same for the freezer door.

■■Both attachment brackets are required for refrigerator installation. Go to page 13 if you are now installing the refrigerator. If you do not intend to install the refrigerator at this time, store the brackets for later use.

Top attachment bracket (disassembled status)

Refrigerator door

Top attachment bracket

Fig.9 Dismantling the top attachment bracket

(assembled status)

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5. Attaching the top attachment bracket to the top cabinet door

5a Lay the top cabinet door (face down) onto a clean floor.

5b Attach the top attachment bracket to the top of the cabinet door. Adjust to ensure the centre line of the top attachment bracket aligns with the centre of the cabinet door. The rulers should latch onto the top of the cabinet door.

5c Once aligned, screw the wood screws to attach the top attachment bracket to the cabinet door.

 

Side panel

 

Cabinet door

 

Position

 

station

 

meter

Backside of

 

cabinet door

 

 

Backside of

 

cabinet door

Upper cabinet door

Lower cabinet door

Centre line

Centre line

Fig.10 Attachment of the top attachment bracket to the cabinet door

5d Pull out the rulers on the top attachment bracket.

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6.Attaching the top cabinet door

6a Open the refrigerator door, hang the cabinet door onto the height adjustment screws (at the upper sides of the refrigerator) and fix with hex screws.

■■Do not fasten the screws too tightly as to allow for some horizontal movement of the cabinet door.

Height adjustment screw

Fig.11 Hanging the top cabinet door

on the height adjustment screws of Height adjustment the refrigerator door

screw

6b Adjust cabinet doors as per the adjustment method (page 17). After adjustment use the bottom attachment bracket to fix the refrigerator and cabinet doors.

Wood screw

Bottom attachment bracket screw

Wood screw

Bottom attachment bracket screw

Fig.12 Anchoring the bottom attachment bracket

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7. Attaching the top attachment bracket to the bottom cabinet door

7a Lay the bottom cabinet door (face down) onto a clean floor.

7b Attach the top attachment bracket to the top of the cabinet door.

7c Adjust to make the centre line of the top attachment bracket align with the centre of the cabinet door. The rulers should latch onto the top of the cabinet door.

Lower end face of the top cupboard door

Ruler

Fig.13 Lining up the bottom door

7d Once aligned, screw the wood screws in to attach the top attachment bracket to the cabinet door.

7e Pull out the rulers on the top attachment bracket.

Cupboard door

Ruler

Back of the cupboard door

Upper refrigerator door

Centre line

Fig.14 Attaching the top attachment bracket and pulling out the rulers

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8.Attaching the bottom cabinet door

8a Open the freezer door, hang the cabinet door onto the height adjustment screws and fix with a hex screw.

■■ Do not fasten screws too tightly, allow for some horizontal movement of the cabinet door.

Height adjustment screw

Fig.15 Hanging the bottom cabinet

door on the height adjusting screws

Height adjustment of the freezer door screw

8b Close the door, the screw should not be tightened. Adjust the left and right clearance of the upper end.

8c Adjust the cabinet doors as per the adjustment method (page 17). Then use the bottom attachment bracket to fix the freezer and cabinet door.

Wood screw

Bottom attachment bracket screw

Wood screw

Bottom attachment bracket screw

Fig.16 Anchoring the bottom attachment bracket

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9. Top adjustment of the cabinet doors

9a Fix the upper hook of the door to the cabinet door.

9b Use a spanner to turn height adjustment nut (X ) approximately 5 mm.

■■If the height adjusting nut is difficult to adjust, check the left and right clearances of the top attachment bracket and position.

9c Loosen the horizontal adjustment nut (Y ) and move the cabinet door slightly to adjust its position approximately 5 mm.

■■If the cabinet door position is difficult to adjust, check the left and right clearances of the top adjustment bracket and position.

9d Loosen the depth adjustment nut (Z ) and move the cabinet door to adjust the depth. Then tighten the nut approximately 3 mm.

■■If the cabinet door position is difficult to adjust, check the left and right side clearances of cabinet.

Z Y

X

Fig.17 Adjusting top of cabinet door

10. Bottom adjustment of the cabinet doors

10a Loosen the screws slightly, adjust the depth and then tighten the screws.

10b Insert the wood screws into the remaining holes in the bottom adjustment bracket after adjusting the horizontal positioning of the cabinet door.

Side view

Depth adjustment W

Cabinet door

Further fixing

W

Fixed screw

Fixed screw

Fig.18 Adjusting bottom of cabinet door

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11.Finishing work

Fig.19 Positions of final adjustments

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11a Insert the top adjustment bracket cover onto the top adjustment bracket (2 places, refer to DiagramA).

Upper door

Lower door

Diagram A

For installation of aluminium trim, please see separate Trim Kit Installation sheet.

11b When changing the hinge position, remember to insert hinge hole sheets (6 places, refer to DiagramB).

■■For left-openingdoor, take off the hinge hole sheets and change the position of the hinge. Insert hinge hole sheets to the hinge fixing holes on the opposite side.

Diagram B

11c Insert the hinge cover (4 places, refer to DiagramC).

Diagram C

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11d Install the ventilation grill at the kick strip section of the refrigerator cabinet (refer to DiagramD). Fix the ventilation grill into the kick strip.

Diagram D

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Energy saving tips

There are many simple things that can be done to save energy.

During installation

■■Locate refrigerator to the coolest part of the room. Avoid areas of direct sunlight, or near heating ducts, registers, or other heat producing appliances.

■■Ensure your refrigerator has adequate ventilation as shown in the installation instructions.

During use

■■Avoid overcrowding shelves, as this reduces airflow.

■■Do not use anything (such as aluminium foil, wax paper, or paper towelling) as a shelf liner, as this reduces airflow.

■■Avoid loading too much warm food in at once and allow good clearances in front of the air ducts within the cabinet for maximum cold air distribution.

■■Your refrigerator is most efficient when it is two thirds full.

■■Do not leave the door open for any longer than is necessary and organise items in the refrigerator to reduce the time that the door is open.

Before placing food in the fresh food or freezer compartments

■■Remove all packaging found inside the compartments eg tape, polystyrene etc.

■■Clean the inside of the appliance with a mixture of warm water and a little liquid detergent to remove manufacturing and transportation dust.

■■The appliance may have an odour on its initial operation, but this will go when the refrigerator has cooled sufficiently.

■■Allow the refrigerator to run empty for 2 – 3 hours to allow each compartment to cool to the appropriate temperature.

22 Moving or storing your refrigerator

If your refrigerator is turned off for any reason, wait 10 minutes before turning it back on. This will allow the refrigeration system pressures to equalise before restarting.

Moving your refrigerator

■■Turn off the appliance by pressing the button for 3 seconds, turn it off at the wall and unplug it from the power point. Remove all food inside.

■■Relocate and install. The inclination during transportation shall be less than 45 degrees to ensure no damage to the cooling system occurs.

Storing your refrigerator

■■When storing your cleaned appliance, leave the door(s) open. This allows air to circulate and prevents the build up of bacteria and moulds.

■■Before using again, clean well using a mixture of warm water and baking soda (add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to each 500 ml of water). Rinse with clean water.

Holiday time

We recommend you leave your refrigerator operating on holiday mode (see page 25) while you are on holiday.

■■For extended time away from home, remove all food and unplug the power plug. Clean the refrigerator and open all doors to ensure undesirable odours do not develop.

Operating instructions 23

Control panel

Fig.20 Control Panel

A B C D E F G

Note: Figure 20 shows all icons and options available on the control panel where in fact icons and options will only be visible when they have been selected or interacted with.

APower Off/On

Touch to turn the appliance off or on.

■■To turn the refrigerator off hold the button for 3 seconds, the control panel will not function.

■■To turn the refrigerator on hold the button for 3 seconds, the control panel will function as normal.

BCompartment select button

Touch this button to scroll through the refrigerator, variable-temperaturedrawer and freezer compartments. The Compartment Icon (C ) will illuminate each of the compartments successively with each button touch (B ).

DTemperature select button

Touch this button to scroll through the temperatures available for each of the compartments. The Temperature Display ( E ) will show each of the available temperatures successively with each button touch (D ).

FMenu select button

Touch this button to scroll through the special functions: Fast Freeze , Max Cool, Holiday Modeand Fridge Off. Each of the Special Functions Icons (G ) will illuminate with each button touch (F ).

24 Operating instructions

Setting / changing the temperature of a compartment

1Touch the COMPARTMENT select button to scroll through the compartments indicated on the compartment icon. Stop when the compartment you wish to set is illuminated eg the refrigerator compartment.

Fig.21 Selecting the refrigerator compartment

2Touch the TEMPERATURE select button to scroll through the available temperatures for that compartment. Stop when your desired temperature is displayed eg 3°C.

Fig.22 Setting the refrigerator compartment temperature

■■The selected temperature and compartment will flash and then the temperature display will revert back to the actual measured temperature.

■■Available refrigerator compartment temperatures: 2°C, 3°C, 4°C, 5°C, 6°C, 7°C, 8°C.

■■Available variable-temperaturedrawer temperatures:-5°C,-4°C,-3°C,-2°C,-1°C,0°C, 1°C, 2°C, 3°C.

■■Available freezer compartment temperatures: -24°C,-23°C,-22°C,-21°C,-20°C,-19°C,-18°C,-17°C,-16°C,-15°C.

Setting a special function

Fast Freeze

This function helps you get the best possible results when freezing fresh food. Fast Freeze boosts the freezing speed by dropping the freezer compartment to a colder temperature for a preset time to ensure freshness, texture and taste are retained during the freezing process.

1To activate the Fast Freeze touch the MENU select button once. The icon will start to flash. After 5 seconds theicon will stop flashing and remain illuminated indicating that Fast Freeze has been activated.

Fig.23 Activating Fast Freeze

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2Fast Freeze will automatically deactivate. However if you wish to manually deactivate Fast Freeze touch the MENU select button once. The icon will flash then turn off and the freezer compartment will return to its previously set temperature.

For best results we recommend that you activate this function before it is required.

Max Cool

Having the refrigerator door open for long periods of time or loading the refrigerator full of warm food (such as after a trip to the supermarket) will raise the temperature of the compartment. Max Cool boosts the cooling power by dropping the refrigerator to a colder temperature for a preset time, thereby ensuring vital nutrients, freshness, texture and taste are retained.

1To activate Max Cool touch the MENU select button twice. The icon will start to flash. After 5 seconds theicon will stop flashing and remain illuminated indicating that Max Cool has been activated.

Fig.24 Activating Max Cool

2Max Cool will automatically deactivate. However if you wish to manually deactivate Max Cool

touch the MENU select button twice. The icon will flash then turn off and the refrigerator compartment will return to its previously set temperature.

For best results we recommend that you activate this function approximately 2 hours before it is required. Alternatively activate this function when placing a load of fresh food into the refrigerator compartment.

Holiday Mode

This function allows your refrigerator to run at an efficient state to save you energy when you are away.

Be sure to remove any perishable food items or items close to their expiry dates before activating the Holiday Mode.

1To activate Holiday Mode touch the MENU select button three times. The icon will start to flash. After 5 seconds theicon will stop flashing and remain illuminated indicating that the Holiday Mode has been activated.

Fig.25 Activating Holiday Mode

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2Holiday Mode will not deactivate automatically. Once you return from holiday, touch the MENU select button three times. The icon will flash then turn off and the appliance will return to normal operation.

Fridge Off

This function turns the refrigerator compartment and variable-temperaturedrawer off while the freezer compartment operates as normal.

■■Be sure to remove all items from the refrigerator and variable-temperaturedrawers before activating Fridge Off.

1To activate Fridge Off touch the MENU select button four times. The icon will start to flash. After 5 seconds theicon will stop flashing and remain illuminated indicating that Fridge Off has been activated.

Fig.26 Activating Fridge Off

2Fridge Off will not deactivate automatically. Once you require your refrigerator compartment and variable-temperaturedrawer to cool, touch the MENU select button four times. Theicon will flash then turn off and the refrigerator andvariable-temperaturedrawer will return to their previously set temperatures.

Operating instructions 27

Important!

The Power button is not equivalent to turning off the power at the wall.

■■For cleaning and maintenance, the appliance must be disconnected from the power supply at the wall socket.

Display screen

■■The display screen will remain illuminated while the refrigerator door is open.

Power failure memory function

The fridge will keep its original settings when power is restored after a power failure. Additionally it will automatically recall and reset the process of quick cooling in the refrigerator, variable temperature drawer and freezer compartments.

28 Operating instructions

Using your refrigerator

■■When switched on, the refrigerator will take several hours to cool.

■■You can start to store food in it 2 – 3 hours after it has been turned on.

■■The refrigerator and variable-temperaturedrawer compartment temperatures will automatically default to settings suitable for the storage of fresh food items and the freezer compartment will default to a setting suitable for frozen food items. To change these settings go to operating instructions, page 24.

■■After placing food in the refrigerator, leave it to stabilise for 24 hours. After this time you may wish to alter the temperature.

Loading the refrigerator with food

■■Do not store too much food in the freezer. It is recommended not to exceed the load line of the drawers.

■■The total weight of the food per shelf should not exceed 24 kg in the fridge compartment.

Door alarm

■■If the refrigerator door has been left open for more then 60 seconds, an alarm will sound to alert the user to close the door.

Interior features 29

Variable-temperaturedrawer

This drawer is controlled by a separate system to the refrigerator and freezer compartments to provide you with greater flexibility of food storage.

Different foods require different storage temperatures so we have designed this drawer to operate from -5°Cto 3°C. This enables you to set the perfect temperature based on what you are storing in the drawer.

The variable-temperaturedrawer is suitable for storing fruit and vegetables as well as dairy products, deli products and fresh meats.

■■The 3°C setting is suitable for most fresh, perishable food items such as fruit and vegetables, dairy products and deli items.

■■If you are storing fruit and vegetables, keep the drawer set at 3°C and loosely wrap your produce in plastic bags. This will reduce moisture loss and prevent excess moisture build-up.

■■To store fresh meat, adjust the temperature to a lower (colder) setting eg -1°C.Ensure the meat is fresh when purchased and covered orwrapped-wellduring storage.

Fig.27 The variable-temperaturedrawer

30 Interior features

Shelves

Your refrigerator is fitted with shelves specially designed to retain spills, making clean up easier.

■■

The shelves can be repositioned at different heights

 

 

to accommodate different food storage container

 

 

sizes and heights.

 

■■

To remove the shelf, use the front edge to pull the

 

 

shelf forward (Fig.28).

Fig.28 Shelf removal

 

 

Fruit and vegetable bin

The fruit and vegetable bin provides a humid environment for your produce ensuring moisture is retained, nutrients are locked in and your fruit and vegetables are kept fresher for longer.

■■To remove the bin, pull it out until it stops, then lift and continue to slide the bin until it is fully extended.

Fruit and vegetable bin humidity slide

The bin has a humidity control slide that can be

 

adjusted to fruit or vegetable setting depending

 

on what is being stored in the bins.

Fig.29 Humidity Control graphic

■■If you are storing fruit, set the humidity slide to the fruit setting (left side).

■■If you are storing vegetables, set the humidity slide to the vegetable setting (right side).

■■If you are storing a mixture of fruit and vegetables, position the humidity slide in the centre.

Humidity mat

The humidity mat is designed to hold your fruit and vegetables off the base of the bin. This increases air flow around your produce thereby preventing rotting.

 

Door shelves

 

 

Door shelves can be moved to meet individual

1

 

storage needs.

 

 

■■

To remove the door shelf, lift the shelf up and pull

 

 

straight out (Fig.30).

2

■■

To install, place shelf into desired door liner retainer,

 

push down gently until shelf stops.

 

Fig.30 Door shelves

Maintenance 31

Replacement of the interior light

The LED lighting in your refrigerator saves energy and has a long lifetime. However, if replacement of an LED is required, simply call your Fisher & Paykel Authorised Service Centre and they will replace it for you.

Interior light: 12 V, max 2.5W.

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 Authorised Service Centre as soon as possible. All electrical repairs must be carried out by an adequately trained service technician or qualified electrician.

32 Cleaning care – interior/exterior

Interior

■■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 (ideally once every 1 to 2 weeks) in the refrigerator.

■■Remove the shelves, door shelves and bins and rinse these parts in a mixture of warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse and dry the shelves and bins thoroughly before replacing them into the refrigerator.

■■Wipe over the interior surfaces with a mixture of warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent or baking soda dissolved in warm water (add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to each 500 mls of water). Rinse with clean water.

■■To help remove “old stale refrigerator” smells add a few drops of vanilla essence or vinegar to the water before cleaning.

■■Do not use harsh, abrasive cloths or cleaners or highly perfumed, strong smelling cleaners or solvents on any part of the refrigerator as they can cause damage.

Glass shelves

■■Clean with warm water and detergent or a glass cleaner. If cleaning the shelves without removing from the cabinet, use only warm water and detergent as a glass cleaner can damage the plastic components of your refrigerator.

Exterior surfaces

■■Clean exterior surfaces with warm water and detergent only.

■■If necessary, clean the magnetic door gasket with an old toothbrush, and a mixture of warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent.

Storing food in your refrigerator 33

Storage areas

There are recommended storage areas for various foods. As cold air circulates inside the refrigerator, there is a temperature difference within both the fresh food and freezer compartments. Different foods should be placed in different areas according to their properties.

1Top door shelf – Eggs, butter, cheese etc

2Middle door shelf – Drinks etc

3Lower door shelf – Sauces, dressings etc

4Top shelf – Condiments, jam etc

5Middle shelf – Dairy products, leftovers etc

6Lower shelf – Meat etc

7Fruit and vegetable bin – Fresh fruit and vegetables

8Variable-temperaturedrawer – Fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, deli items, meat, desserts etc

4

1

5

6

2

7

3

8

Fig.31 Recommended storage areas for food and beverages

34 Storing food in your refrigerator compartment andvariable-temperaturedrawer

Storing fresh, perishable foods in your refrigerator helps to extend storage times. The cold temperatures slow down the major causes of food spoilage – possible growth of bacteria, moulds and yeasts, and microbial chemical and physical reactions.

Fresh food care

The quality of food before it is placed in the refrigerator is critical to successful storage. For best results:

■■Select foods that are very fresh and of good quality.

■■Buy only the amount that you will use within the recommended storage time. If you buy extra, plan to freeze it.

■■Ensure that food is well wrapped or covered before it is stored. This will prevent food from dehydrating, deteriorating in colour or losing taste and will help maintain freshness. It will also prevent odour transfers. Vegetables and fruit do not need to be wrapped provided they are stored in the vegetable bins of the refrigerator.

■■Make sure that strong smelling foods are wrapped or covered and stored away from foods such as butter, milk and cream which can be tainted by strong odours.

■■Refrigerate fresh, perishable foods as soon as possible after purchase. If left at room temperature for any length of time the rate of deterioration will be accelerated.

■■Avoid placing food directly in front of air outlets, as it may freeze. Cold air needs to circulate to maintain safe food storage. Do not open the refrigerator door unnecessarily.

■■Cool hot foods down before placing them in the refrigerator. This should be done quickly. It can be aided by placing the container of food in a bowl of ice and water; renew the ice as necessary. (Note: hot containers may damage shelves and walls of the refrigerator).

■■Store raw and cooked foods in separate containers or packaging to prevent cross contamination.

In addition:

■■Keep the refrigerator clean. Wipe the inside walls and shelves frequently (refer to cleaning care on page 32) and place only clean containers in the refrigerator.

■■Keep a close check on the quality of food in your refrigerator. Discard any food that shows signs of spoilage. Pay particular attention to meat, fish and poultry, as these foods are highly perishable. Use food within the recommended storage times.

 

Dairy foods and eggs

■■

Most pre-packeddairy foods have a recommended ‘use by/

 

best before/best by’ date stamped on them. Store them in the

 

refrigerator and use within the recommended time.

■■Butter can become tainted by strong smelling foods so it is best stored in a sealed container.

■■Eggs should be stored in the refrigerator. For best results, especially

when baking, remove the eggs from the refrigerator two hours before use.

Storing food in your refrigerator compartment and 35 variable-temperaturedrawer

 

Red meat

■■

Place fresh red meat on a plate and loosely cover with waxed paper,

 

plastic wrap or foil.

■■

Store cooked and raw meat on separate plates. This will prevent any

 

juices lost from the raw meat from contaminating the cooked product.

■■Delicatessen meats should be used within the recommended storage time.

Poultry

■■

Fresh whole birds should be rinsed inside and out with cold running

 

 

water. Dry and place on a plate. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or foil.

■■

Poultry pieces should also be stored this way. Whole poultry should

 

 

never be stuffed until just before cooking, otherwise food poisoning

 

may result.

■■

Cool and refrigerate cooked poultry quickly. Remove stuffing from

 

 

poultry and store separately.

 

Fish and seafood

■■

Whole fish and fillets should be used on the day of purchase. Until

 

 

required, refrigerate on a plate loosely covered with plastic wrap,

 

waxed paper or foil.

■■

If storing overnight or longer, take particular care to select very fresh

 

 

fish. Whole fish should be rinsed in cold water to remove loose scales

 

and dirt and then patted dry with paper towels. Place whole fish or

 

fillets in a sealed plastic bag.

■■Keep shellfish chilled at all times. Use within 1 – 2 days.

 

Precooked foods and leftovers

■■

These should be stored in suitable covered containers so that the food

 

will not dry out.

■■

Keep for only 1 – 2 days.

■■

Reheat leftovers only once and until steaming hot.

 

Fruit and vegetable bins

■■Although most fruit and vegetable varieties store best at low temperatures, take care not to store the following at temperatures of

less than 7°C for long periods:

Citrus fruit, melons, eggplant, pineapple, paw paw, courgettes, passionfruit, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes.

■■

Undesirable changes will occur at low temperatures such as softening

 

 

of the flesh, browning and/or accelerated decaying.

■■

Do not refrigerate avocados (until they are ripe), bananas, mangoes or

 

 

pepinos. If possible store fruit and vegetables separately, ie fruit in one

 

bin and vegetables in the other.

36 Storing food in your freezer andvariable-temperaturedrawer

The use of temperatures of -18°Cor colder to store food means that the food can be kept for longer periods than when refrigeration temperatures are used. This is because the growth of bacteria, moulds and yeasts are stopped, and microbial chemical and physical reactions are severely restricted at very low temperatures.

 

Frozen food care

 

For best results:

■■

Choose only high quality foods that freeze well.

■■Store at -18°Cor colder. Take care to maintain this low storage

temperature, eg try to avoid opening the freezer door unnecessarily. If your ice cream is soft you are running your freezer too warm.

■■Leave space at the top of containers, glass jars or plastic bags containing liquids or semi-solidfoods as they expand during freezing. Usually 20 – 50 mm head space is recommended. Seal well. Ideally, remove all the air from the package after food is frozen.

■■Packages or containers of solid foods should have the air removed from them and be sealed tightly before freezing.

■■Freeze immediately and as quickly as possible. Freeze only small quantities of food at any one time. For best results we recommend that only 1 kg of food be frozen per 25 L freezer capacity. (About 3 kg in small freezers and 4 kg in larger freezers).

■■Do not pile frozen food around the fan cover. This can prevent adequate air circulation.

■■Thaw foods preferably in a refrigerator, or using a microwave oven or multifunction oven.

■■Keep a constant turnover of food. Use older items of food first. Do not exceed recommended storage times.

■■Use good quality freezer proof packaging to maintain food quality.

■■If food is only covered in plastic film place inside a freezer-proofplastic bag.

Recommended freezer storage times

These times should not be exceeded.

 

 

 

1

Bacon, casseroles, milk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Bread, ice cream, sausages, pies – (meat and fruit),

 

 

 

 

prepared shellfish, oily fish

 

 

Months

 

 

 

 

3

Non-oilyfish, shellfish, pizza, scones and muffins

 

 

 

 

 

4

Ham, cakes, biscuits, beef and lamb chops,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

poultry pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Butter, vegetables (blanched), eggs whole and yolks,

 

 

 

 

cooked crayfish, minced meat (raw), pork (raw)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Fruit (dry or in syrup), egg whites, beef (raw), whole

 

 

 

 

chicken, lamb (raw), fruit cakes

 

 

 

 

 

Storing food in your freezer and

 

37

 

variable-temperaturedrawer

 

Meat, poultry and game

■■Do not try to freeze more than 1 kg meat per 25 L freezer capacity.

 

Meat must be frozen quickly in order to maintain its texture.

■■

Do not stuff poultry before freezing.

■■Red meat can be cooked from frozen, or from the partly or completely thawed states. Remember to allow extra cooking time if cooking from frozen.

■■Always thaw poultry completely before cooking.

 

Fish

■■

Fish is best frozen commercially. If, however, you do want to freeze

 

fish at home, make sure the fish is very fresh and of high quality.

■■

Clean, scale and preferably leave whole. All fish should be wrapped in

 

two layers of packaging as depending on the type of fish, odours and

 

flavours can be readily transferred either to or from it. Seal well.

■■

For best results, cook from either the frozen or partly thawed state.

 

Vegetables

■■

Most vegetables freeze well, although ‘salad’ vegetables lose their

 

 

crispness. Other vegetables, eg celery, onion and tomatoes, should

 

only be used in cooked dished as they soften on freezing.

■■

Freeze only high quality, mature, ready-to-eatvegetables.

 

■■

Sort and discard any that are damaged.

 

■■

It is necessary to blanch most raw vegetables prior to freezing.

 

■■

Blanching involves a short cooking period during which vegetable

 

 

enzymes are destroyed. If these enzymes are not destroyed they cause

 

undesirable physical and chemical changes during freezer storage.

■■Vegetables can be blanched in boiling water, steam or in a microwave oven. If using boiling water, boil vegetables for 2 – 4 minutes and cool quickly.

■■In general frozen vegetables are best cooked from their frozen state.

 

Prepared and cooked foods

■■

Most cooked foods can be frozen but it is not recommended to freeze

 

the following:

 

Cooked egg white, custards, cream fillings and milk puddings, gelatine

 

or jelly-likedishes, mayonnaise and similar salad dressings, meringue

 

toppings. These tend to separate on thawing.

 

Fruit

■■

Choose high quality, mature, and ready-to-eatfruit. Preferably select

 

 

varieties recommended for freezing.

■■

Avoid unripe and over-ripefruit.

 

■■

The way fruit is packed depends on how it is to be used. Fruits packed in

 

 

syrup are ideal for desserts, whereas fruits packed without sugar are better

 

used for cooking. Most fruits can be stored for 8 – 12 months.

38 Problem solving checklist

If there is a problem with your appliance, please check the following points before contacting your local Fisher & Paykel Authorised Service Centre or Customer Care Centre.

Problem

Possible causes

What to do

Appliance does

No electricity at power outlet.

Check that the plug is correctly

not operate.

 

connected and power switched on.

 

 

Check another appliance at the

 

 

same outlet.

 

 

 

Check house fuse.

 

 

 

 

The refrigerator is in the

This is normal for an automatic

 

defrosting cycle.

defrosting refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

 

The refrigerator is turned off.

Press the

button for 3 seconds to

 

 

start the refrigerator.

Light not working.

Light not functioning.

The light cannot be serviced by the

 

 

user. Contact your Fisher & Paykel

 

 

Dealer or Authorised Service Agent.

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator not working

See previous section above.

Motor operates

Hot weather.

Minimise door openings to allow

for long periods.

Frequent door openings.

temperatures to stabilise.

 

 

 

 

Large amount of food

 

 

 

recently added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature control set too low.

See ‘Operating instructions’ section on

 

 

page 23.

 

 

 

 

 

Doors not sealing properly.

Check that the cabinet is levelled and

 

 

gasket seals are clean.

Storage

Temperature setting not correct.

See ‘Operating instructions’ section on

compartment(s)

 

page 23.

 

too warm.

 

 

 

Frequent door openings.

Minimise door openings to allow

 

 

Large amount of food

temperatures to stabilise.

 

 

 

 

recently added.

 

 

Food freezing in

Temperature setting not correct.

See ‘Operating instructions’ section on

the refrigerator.

 

page 23.

 

 

 

 

 

Food placed directly in front of

Move chill sensitive foods away from

 

air outlets.

the centre back of the shelf. Refer to

 

 

‘Storing food in your refrigerator’ on

 

 

page 33.

 

Unfamiliar noises.

Cabinet not stable or level.

See ‘Installation instructions’ section

 

Freezer is defrosting.

on page 6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem solving checklist

 

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

Problem

Possible causes

What to do

 

Water in the

Condensation is formed by the

A small amount of condensation is

 

vegetable bins.

water produced by fruit and

beneficial for fruit and vegetable

 

 

vegetables.

storage.

 

 

 

If there is too much water, store fruit

 

 

 

and vegetables loosely wrapped in

 

 

 

plastic bags.

 

 

 

Wipe out water with a cloth.

 

Condensation

Frequent or long door openings.

Minimise door openings.

 

inside fresh food

 

 

 

 

Door gasket leaking.

Check that gasket is sitting flat and

 

compartment.

 

 

sealing tightly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not unusual during

Wipe dry.

 

 

periods of high humidity.

 

 

 

Ice buildup

Freezer door not closing tightly.

Move items in the freezer so that the

 

inside freezer

 

door can close tightly.

 

compartment.

 

Check and clean door gasket seal.

 

 

 

 

Problem

Possible causes

What to do

 

If you hear...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abnormal sound.

The refrigerator is not located

Refer to ‘Installation instructions’ on

 

 

either in a levelled cabinet or on

page 6. Ensure cabinet is on even

 

 

level flooring.

flooring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The refrigerator touches some

Remove objects around it. Refer to

 

 

object(s) around it.

‘Installation instructions’ on page 6.

 

Slight sound

This is the sound of the

This is normal.

 

similar to that of

refrigerating system.

 

 

 

flowing water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 Wiring diagram

APower cord plug

BFC Fan

CCooling Fan

DPC Damper

EDisplay Panel SW PC Door switch

SNR1 PC Temperature sensorSNR2 FC Temperature sensorSNR3 Ice Temperature sensorSNR4 Defrost sensor

FMain control board

L1 PC Light

L2 Variable temperature compartment light

HCompressor

IVCC board

JFuse 1

KFuse 2

M Defrost heating element

Manufacturer’s Warranty 41

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You automatically receive a 2 year Manufacturer’s Warranty with the purchase of this Product covering parts and labour for servicing within the country of purchase.

Fisher & Paykel undertakes to:

Repair or, at its option, replace without cost to the owner either for material or labour any part of the Product, the serial number of which appears on the Product, which is found to be defective within TWO YEARS of the date of purchase.

Note

This Warranty is an extra benefit and does not affect your legal rights.

This Warranty DOES NOT cover

AService calls which are not related to any defect in the Product. The cost of a service call will be charged if the problem is not found to be a Product fault. For example:

1.Correcting the installation of the Product.

2.Instructing you how to use the Product.

3.Replacing house fuses or correcting house wiring or plumbing.

4.Correcting fault(s) caused by the user.

5.Noise or vibration that is considered normal, eg drain/fan sounds, refrigeration noises or user warning beeps.

6.Correcting damage caused by pests, eg rats, cockroaches, etc.

7.Replacement light bulbs.

BDefects caused by factors other than:

1.Normal domestic use or

2.Use in accordance with the Product’s User Guide.

CDefects to the Product caused by accident, neglect, misuse or Act of God.

DThe cost of repairs carried out by non-authorisedrepairers or the cost of correcting such unauthorised repairs.

ENormal recommended maintenance as set out in the Product’s User Guide.

FRepairs when the appliance has been dismantled, repaired or serviced by other than a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer or the selling dealer.

GPick-upand delivery.

HTransportation or travelling costs involved in the repair when the Product is installed outside the Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer’s normal service area.

This Product has been designed for use in a normal domestic (residential) environment. This Product is not designed for commercial use (whatsoever). Any commercial use by a Customer will affect this Product’s Warranty.

Service under this Manufacturer’s Warranty must be provided by a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer (refer to the ‘Customer care’ section at the back of this book). Such service shall be provided during normal business hours. This Warranty certificate should be shown when making any claim.

42 Manufacturer’s Warranty

For Australian Customers

This Warranty is an extra benefit and does not affect your legal rights. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Please keep this User Guide in a safe place.

Customer Care 43

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Before you call for service or assistance…

Check the things you can do yourself.

Refer to your User Guide and check:

1Your appliance is correctly installed.

2You are familiar with its normal operation.

3You have read the problem solving at the back of the book.

If after checking these points you still need assistance, please refer to your nearest Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer, or contact us through our local website listed on the back cover.

In New Zealand if you need assistance…*

Call your Fisher & Paykel retailer who is trained to provide information on your appliance, or if we can be of any further help, please contact our Customer Care Centre.

Toll Free: 0800 FP CARE or 0800 372 273Fax: (09) 273 0656

Email: nz.customercare@fisherpaykel.com

Postal address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances, PO Box 58732, Botany, Manukau 2163, Auckland.

If you need service…*

Fisher & Paykel has a network of independent Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairers whose fully trained technicians can carry out any service necessary on your appliance. Your dealer or our Customer Care Centre can recommend a Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer in your area.

In Australia if you need assistance…*

Call the Fisher & Paykel Customer Care Centre and talk to one of our Customer Care Consultants. Toll Free: 1300 650 590

Fax: (07) 3826 9298

Email: aus.customercare@fisherpaykel.com

Postal Address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances, PO Box 798, Cleveland QLD 4163

If you need service…*

Fisher & Paykel has a network of qualified Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairers responsible for servicing only Fisher & Paykel branded appliances. Our Customer Care Centre can recommend a qualified Fisher & Paykel Authorised Repairer in your area.

In United Kingdom if you need assistance…*

Phone: (0845) 066 2200Fax: (0845) 331 2360

Email: uk.customercare@fisherpaykel.com

Postal address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd, Maidstone Road, Kingston, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK10 0BD

44 Customer Care

In Ireland if you need assistance…*

Phone: 1800 625 174 or01-8077960Fax: 1800 635 012

Email: ie.customercare@fisherpaykel.com

Postal address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Unit D2, North Dublin Corporate Park, Swords, Co. Dublin

In Singapore if you need assistance...*

Please call our Fisher & Paykel Service line. Phone: 6741 0777

Fax: 6547 0123

Email: sg.customercare@fisherpaykel.com

Postal address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances PTE Ltd, 150 Ubi Avenue 4, Sunlight Building##03-01A,Singapore 408825

For the rest of the world…*

Call your Fisher & Paykel Retailer/Dealer from whom you purchased the product. They are trained to provide information on your appliance. If we can be of any further help, please contact us on: Phone: +64 9 273 0660

Fax: +64 9 273 0580

Email: international.enquiries@fp.co.nz

Postal address: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd, PO Box 58732, Botany, Manukau 2163, Auckland, New Zealand

Feel free to contact us at our website on

www.fisherpaykel.co.nz

www.fisherpaykel.com.au

www.fisherpaykel.co.uk

www.fisherpaykel.ie

www.fisherpaykel.asia

www.fisherpaykel.in

www.fisherpaykel.com.sg

*If you call, write or contact our website please provide: your name and address, model number, serial number, date of purchase and a complete description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond to your request for assistance.

Product details

Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Model/Serial No.

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Purchase

 

Purchaser

 

Dealer

 

 

Suburb

 

Town

 

 

Country

 

Warranty and service 45

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Before you call for service or assistance ...

Check the things you can do yourself. Refer to the installation instructions and your user guide and check that:

1your product is correctly installed

2you are familiar with its normal operation.

If after checking these points you still need assistance or parts, please refer to the Service & Warranty sheet for warranty details and your nearest Authorised Service Centre, Customer Care, or contact us through our local website listed on the back cover.

Manufactured for:

Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd

78 Springs Rd

East Tamaki

Auckland 2013

New Zealand

Manufactured by:

Qingdao Haier Joint Stock Co.ltd

Haier Industrial Park

Haier Road

Qingdao 266101

P.R. China

Product details

Fisher & Paykel Ltd

Model/Serial No.

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Purchase

 

Purchaser

 

Dealer

 

 

Suburb

 

Town

 

 

Country

 

www.fisherpaykel.co.nz

www.fisherpaykel.com.au

www.fisherpaykel.co.uk

www.fisherpaykel.ie

www.fisherpaykel.asia

www.fisherpaykel.in

www.fisherpaykel.com.sg

www.fisherandpaykel.cn

Copyright © Fisher & Paykel 2013. All rights reserved.

The product specifications in this booklet apply to the specific products and models described at the date of issue. Under our policy of continuous product improvement, these specifications may change at any time. You should therefore check with your Dealer to ensure this booklet correctly describes the product currently available.

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