Fisher & Paykel E522BLXFD, E442BRXFDU, RF610ADUX, E522BRXFDU, E442BLXFD User Manual

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Active Smart™ refrigerator
E402B, E442B, E522B & RF610A models
Installation instructions
and User guide
Product model number Product name Country of origin
22407 E402BRXFDI (E402B Integrated) Made in New Zealand
22408 E402BLXFDI (E402B Integrated) Made in New Zealand
22409 E402BLXFD (E402B) Made in New Zealand
22410 E402BRXFDU (E402B) Made in New Zealand
22403 E442BLXFD (E442B) Made in Thailand
22401 E442BRXFDU (E442B) Made in Thailand
22405 E522BLXFD (E522B) Made in Thailand
22404 E522BRXFDU (E522B) Made in Thailand
22406 RF610ADUX (RF610A) Made in Thailand
E = Electronic Refrigerator
RF = Freestanding
402 442
= Capacity (L)
522 610
B = Bottom Mount Freezer
A = French Door and Drawer
R = Right-hand Hinged Door
L = Left-hand Hinged Door
X = Stainless Steel finish
F = Flat Door
D = Designer Handle
U = Water and Internal Ice
Introduction 2 Safety and warnings 3 Installation instructions 5 Non Ice & Water display 13 Ice & Water display 15 Using the display options 17
Bottle Chill 17 Fast Freeze 18 The temperature of your refrigerator and freezer 18 Settings 19 User warnings 20
Using your water dispenser 21 Water filter 22 Using your ice maker 23
Active Smart™ special features 25 Active Smart™ maintenance 27
Cleaning and caring for your refrigerator 28
On vacation/holiday 31
Refrigerator sounds 32 Storing food in your refrigerator 33 Storing food in your freezer 34 Troubleshooting 36
Wiring diagrams 40
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.
Thank you for buying a Fisher & Paykel Active Smart™ refrigerator. Thousands of hours of food care research and 75 years of refrigeration experience has been programmed into your refrigerator to give you the best possible performance.
With the Ice & Water models we have achieved water dispensing through the door without compromising storage space or access in the refrigerator. The automatic ice maker means ice is always on hand, ready for your use.
We hope you enjoy your new refrigerator.
Fig.1 Active Smart™ refrigerators
It is important that this User Guide should be retained with your Active Smart™ refrigerator for future reference. Should the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, please ensure that the User Guide is left with the appliance. This will ensure that the new owner can familiarise themselves with the information and warnings contained within the Guide.
Safety and warnings (all models)
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 precautions
When using this appliance always exercise basic safety precautions including the following:
This appliance is not intended for use by children or infirmed persons without supervision. This is especially important when using the freezer drawer compartment. 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.
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 Appliances Authorised Service Centre will be able to give advice on
environmentally friendly methods of disposing of your old refrigerator.
This 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 socket.
Do not plug in any other appliance at the same power point outlet socket as your refrigerator is
using. Do not use extension cords or double adapters with these products.
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 Appliances
Authorised Service Centre because special purpose tools are required.
Safety and warnings (all models)
When moving your appliance away from the wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or replacing the interior light bulb.
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.
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
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 and warmer than 5°C. Discard all food.
Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed completely. The food may be dangerous to eat.
Many commercially available cleaning products contain solvents which may attack plastic
components of your refrigerator or freezer and cause them to crack. Please refer to the cleaning
care section of this booklet for further advice.
Installation instructions (all models)
Electric Shock Hazard
Read and follow the SAFETY AND WARNINGS outlined in this User Guide before operating this appliance, pages 3 – 4.
Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.
Please follow the steps for installation to ensure your appliance operates correctly.
1. Power
The appliance must be installed so the plug is accessible.
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 at the front bottom
right-hand side of the refrigerator when the door is open.
It is essential that the appliance be properly grounded (earthed).
2. Location
Your refrigerator should not be located in direct sunlight or next to any heat generating
appliance such as a cooktop, oven or dishwasher.
Installation instructions (all models)
E402B, E442B, E522B
(Non Ice & Water and Ice & Water models)
Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation
Flush with refrigerator door – 90˚ door rotation* Flush with refrigerator door – 90˚ door rotation*
*If the appliance is installed in a corner, a side clearance of 400 mm on the hinge side allows for full drawer/shelf access and removal.
Installation instructions (all models)
3. Ventilation and installation
To ensure adequate ventilation for your refrigerator and it’s correct operation see recommended
cabinetry dimensions below.
The appliance is intended to be placed against a wall with a free distance not exceeding 75 mm.
These measurements do not include space for the water filter at the back of the cabinet as we
recommend that the filter is placed as close to the incoming water supply as possible.
Cabinetry dimensions (mm) (including minimum air clearances) E402B E442B E522B RF610A
A inside height 1745 1745 1745 1810
Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation
B inside width 675 720 830 940
C inside depth 620 620 620 620
Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation
D inside width 705 750 860 1000
E inside depth flush to curved door 675 675 675
F inside depth flush to flat door 690 690 690 690
Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation
G inside width 745 790 900 1010
H inside depth flush to curved door 675 675 675
I inside depth flush to flat door 690 690 690 690
Minimum clearances
J side clearance 20 20 20 20
K side clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation 50 50 50 50
L side clearance – hinge side flush with door – 90° rotation 90 90 90 90
M rear clearance (incl. evaporator tray) 30 30 30 30
N vent 50 50 50 50
Installation instructions (Ice & Water models only)
To continue installation of Non Ice & Water models see page 9.
It is recommended that an authorised plumber in your city or town is used to install the water
The new tubings supplied with the refrigerator are to be used, old tubings from old Ice & Water
connections should not be used.
Installation precautions/warning
DO NOT use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without
adequate disinfection before or after the system.
WARNING – connect to potable water supply only.
DO NOT install on line pressure above 900 kPa or below 150 kPa.
DO NOT use on hot water supply, 38°C max.
DO NOT install in a location that is susceptible to freezing temperatures as damage to the
housing could occur.
AVOID contamination of pipes during installation.
DO NOT use copper tubing. The plastic tubing supplied should always be used.
Read pages 9 – 12 carefully, and then turn refrigerator on.
The first time you require water out of the dispenser, there will be a delay while the water
reservoir fills up.
Run a further 3 L through the system, stopping intermittently to ensure the reservoir is flushed
out. Failure to do this will result in excessive dripping from your dispenser.
Press until the Ice menu is highlighted then press to turn on the ice maker. Press
together to force a cycle. The ice tray will flip. Force another cycle. The ice tray will flip and spill
the water into the ice bin. Empty water and replace bin.
You are now ready to enjoy chilled water and ice dispensing from your Active Smart™ refrigerator.
Please note that once installation is complete a few drips may appear out of the dispenser over
the next few days as the remaining trapped air is cleared.
Note: If you want to install a water filter see page 22.
All connections must be checked for leaks.
Ensure white 6 mm tubing is routed away from sharp objects, sharp corners (beware of kinking
tube as this will stop water flow), clear of the refrigerator unit
compartment and not in a location where it can be squashed.
Ensure all push-fit connections are firmly pushed into place. The tube
should push in 20 mm before reaching the stop.
If tubing is removed at any point, re-cut the end and re-insert. Tubing
must be fully inserted to avoid leaks.
To remove tube from connection points, turn off the
isolating faucet, push in the collet and gently pull
tubing at the same time, as shown in Diagram 1.
Diagram 1
Installation instructions (all models)
4. Installation
It is important that all four corners of the refrigerator base are supported firmly on the floor to
eliminate any cabinet movement.
Installing the appliance on a soft or uneven or unlevel floor may result in twisting of the cabinet
and poor sealing of the doors. If the doors do not seal properly, warm air will enter the food
storage areas causing the temperature to increase, resulting in food spoilage and food loss.
Your Fisher & Paykel Active Smart™ refrigerator is fitted with front
and rear rollers, designed for moving the product in the forwards
and backwards direction. Avoid moving the product in a sideways
direction as this may damage the rollers or the floor covering/surface.
Your refrigerator will arrive with the front feet wound up making
moving the product into its final location a simple task.
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 (refer to page 7).
If required raise the front of the appliance (by turning the
adjustable feet clockwise) until it is stable and the doors move
towards the closed position on their own, when open.
The front levelling foot on the hinge side should take the
majority of the weight of the cabinet and the cabinet should
be stable, ie the cabinet should not rock or wobble.
Lower the front of the refrigerator
Fig.2 Refrigerator feet
Raise the front of the refrigerator
(Model RF610A only)
Adjust the front feet down until the refrigerator is leaning backward
with the front approximately 10 mm higher than the back. This will
ensure a good door closing action. (Refer to Fig.2).
Aligning your refrigerator with cabinetry.
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
push gently on the front top and check if the product is rocking or stable.
5. Levelling of refrigerator door (model RF610A only)
For uneven surfaces, front feet can be used to align the 2 doors.
If left hand door is too low, then unscrew the left hand foot to lift
up the cabinet until the two doors top edges are aligned.
If right hand door is higher, then adjust the right hand foot in the
same way.
Fig.3 Uneven door alignment
Fig.4 Even door alignment
Installation instructions (all models)
6. What to do if your product is unstable
Gently push the refrigerator back until the rear rollers
contact floor.
Measure the gap under the front foot, which has come
off the floor.
Obtain some solid packing material (hardwood, plastic,
etc) which fits firmly into the gap under the foot.
Note: Do not use metallic materials that may corrode,
stain and/or damage floor coverings.
Wind both front feet up and roll the product out
of position.
Place the packing material in the location diagonally
opposite the front roller that lifts off the floor.
Make sure the packing material stays in place when the
product is pushed back into position.
Ideally, the packing material is large enough to rest
against the back wall so as to prevent it moving when
the cabinet is pushed into position.
Packing material goes under rear roller diagonally opposite front foot that lifts
Example only
Unlevel floor
This foot lifts off the floor when top front is gently pushed back
Fig.5 Unstable refrigerator
Wall behind refrigerator
This foot lifts off the floor when pushing gently on the top front of the refrigerator
Fig.6 Stabilising your refrigerator
Roll the refrigerator back into position and adjust front feet as per step D. (Check alignment and
door closing action are satisfactory).
Make small adjustments to front feet where necessary.
Check that the product is stable (all 4 feet are on the floor). If not return to step E and repeat
steps F and G.
Installation instructions (all models)
Before placing food in the fresh food or freezer compartments
Remove all packaging. Ensure that all transit clips are removed from the refrigerator. These are
small rubber stops located at the back of the shelves.
Clean the inside of the appliance with a mix of warm water, a little liquid detergent and a soft
cloth to remove manufacturing and transportation dust.
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, but this will go when the refrigerator
and freezer have cooled sufficiently.
If you have an Ice & Water refrigerator, please also carry out the following:
Turn on the ice maker (refer to page 23).
At first use allow approximately a minute from when the dispensing pad is pushed until water is
dispensed. This will allow the tank to fill.
Run through and discard the first 8 – 10 L of water from the dispenser, stopping intermittently
(refer to page 21 – First use). Failure to do this will result in excessive dripping from your
Discard the first bin of ice (refer to page 23 – First use).
You are now ready to enjoy ice and water from your refrigerator.
Please note that once installation is complete a few drips may appear out of the dispenser over
the next few days as the remaining trapped air is cleared.
Energy efficiency
Do not cover your appliances with any material that will prevent air from flowing around the
cabinet sides.
Do not leave the door open for any longer than is necessary.
Allow good clearances in front of the air ducts within the cabinet for maximum cold air
Installation instructions (all models)
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
On Ice & Water model refrigerators disconnect the water supply.
Turn off the appliance and unplug from the power point. Remove all food.
Turn the adjustable feet to the right as far as they will turn (refer to page 9).
Ease the refrigerator out of its position. Tuck the power cord away and tape the doors closed.
Tape the shelves in place. If the cabinet needs to be placed at an angle or laid down, carefully
lay it on its side (the right 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 for at least 10 minutes before turning on.
Storing your refrigerator
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 liquid dishwashing detergent
or baking soda (add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to every 500 ml of water). Rinse with clean water.
Holiday time
We recommend you leave your refrigerator operating while you are on holiday.
Door conversion (Non Ice & Water models only)
If you need to hinge your door on the opposite side we recommend that you call your local
Fisher & Paykel Authorised Service Centre or Dealer to make this conversion. Active Smart™
refrigerators with silver handles need to be ordered either with left or right opening doors
and can not be interchanged. All other models need to have an appropriate conversion kit for
your model refrigerator. The kit is available from your Authorised Service Centre or Dealer. Full
instructions are included in the conversion kit.
Non Ice & Water display
Models: 635 mm wide E402B
680 mm wide E442B
790 mm wide E522B
For information on the operation of the Ice & Water control panel please refer to page 15.
Temperature control
When the refrigerator is first turned on, the powerful cooling system will automatically cool
both refrigerator and freezer compartments to their set temperatures. This will take between
2 – 3 hours depending on the temperature and humidity of the environment.
The two compartment temperatures are accurately and independently controlled and do not
change with the temperature or humidity of the surroundings; whether summer or winter.
If you wish to alter the temperature of either the fresh food or freezer compartment, this can be
easily done by using the control panel located at the back of the fresh food compartment.
Control panel To adjust temperatures
Fresh food (top) and freezer (bottom) compartment indicator
Increase temperature button
Decrease temperature button
Compartment select button
Fig.7 Non Ice & Water control panel
Temperature indicator (thermometer)
Fresh food compartment
The fresh food compartment light on the refrigerator diagram will be showing. The temperature
indicator illustrated by a thermometer will show the temperature setting for this compartment as
a series of lights.
The temperature may be altered by pressing the
buttons will produce a dimmer light which indicates a small change in temperature.
Pressing either button twice gives a brighter light and indicates a greater change in temperature.
Fewer lights on the thermometer means a cooler temperature for the compartment selected.
or buttons. One press on either of these
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