FISHER & PAYKEL E522BRX, E522BRXU User Manual [fr]

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Ice & Water refrigerator

Installation instructions

E522B & RF201A models

and User guide

Réfrigérateur Ice & Water

Instructions d’installation

E522B & RF201A modèles

et Guide d’utilisation



Page 1 – 43




Page 45 – 86




















Safety and warnings




Installation instructions




Before you start using your Ice & Water refrigerator




All about the display




Using the display options




Bottle Chill




Fast Freeze




The temperature of your refrigerator and freezer








User warnings




Using your water dispenser




Water filter




Using your ice maker




Active Smartspecial features




Cleaning and caring for your refrigerator




On vacation/holiday




Refrigerator sounds




Storing food in your refrigerator




Storing food in your freezer








Limited warranty




Filter performance data sheet






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.










Thank you for buying a Fisher & Paykel Active Smart™ refrigerator with chilled water through the



door and automatic ice dispensing.


At Fisher & Paykel we are very proud of this refrigerator. This refrigerator combines size and


storage space with the latest features and functions. We feel we have achieved water dispensing


through the door without compromising storage space or access to the 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.


We hope you enjoy your new refrigerator.

Fig.1 Ice & Water Refrigerators


It is important that this User Guide should be retained with your Ice & Water 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 familiarize themselves with the information and warnings contained within the Guide.

Safety and warnings 3 US



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:


■■Refer to the stability bracket and leaflet supplied (RF201A models only) to avoid hazard due to instability of the appliance.

■■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 or freezer:

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 Authorized Service Center will be able to give advice on environmentally friendly methods of disposing of your old refrigerator or freezer.


■■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 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.

US 4 Safety and warnings


■■If the power supply cord is damaged, it must only be replaced by your Fisher & Paykel Appliances Authorized Service Center 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.

■■Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or replacing the interior lightbulb.


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

Storing food and drinks

■■Never store volatile or flammable materials in your refrigerator or freezer 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 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 and warmer than 41°F (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.





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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.


■■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).


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





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Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation


Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation


Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation


Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation


Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation


Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation




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3. Ventilation and installation

■■To ensure adequate ventilation for your refrigerator and its correct operation see recommended cabinetry dimensions below.

■■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 (including minimum air clearances)











inside height











Flush with refrigerator chassis – full door rotation












inside width






























inside depth











Flush with refrigerator door – full door rotation











D inside width






























inside depth flush to curved door





















inside depth flush to flat door











Flush with refrigerator door – 90° door rotation











(for full drawer/shelf access, the doors need to be open past 90°)










inside width






























inside depth flush to curved door





















inside depth flush to flat door











Minimum clearances












side clearance






























side clearance – hinge side flush with door – full rotation
























side clearance – hinge side flush with door – 90° rotation






















M rear clearance (incl. evaporator tray)






















N vent (above refrigerator cabinet or around top of cupboard)






















O door clearance – hinge side flush with chassis – full rotation
























door clearance – hinge side flush door – full rotation


































US 8 Installation instructions


Contents of filter kit

113 ft (4 m) white ¼” (6 mm) tubing

21 x 8” (200 mm) blue tubing

31 x pressure reducing valve (PRV)

41 x double sided tape

52 x locking keys

61 x water filter cartridge and head

71 x faucet connection








Fig.2 Water connection kit


■■It is imperative the pressure reducing valve (PRV) is fitted prior to the filter. This valve ensures the water will not flow back into the mains from the refrigerator water system. If the PRV is not fitted to the connection line, the Ice & Water features may not function in some circumstances.

■■The water connection to your Ice & Water refrigerator must be installed by an authorized plumber or authorized Fisher & Paykel service person.

■■The water connection instructions below are intended only for the professional installer.

■■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 119 psi (827 kPa) or below 22 psi (150 kPa).

■■DO NOT use on hot water supply (100°F [38°C max.]).

■■DO NOT cut any length of tube shorter than 200 mm.

■■DO NOT install near electrical wires or water pipes that will be in the path of drilling when selecting the location of filter system.

■■DO NOT mount filter in such a position so that it will be struck by other items, such as wastebaskets, etc.

■■DO NOT install the filter or any water tubing in direct sunlight as prolonged exposure to light can weaken plastic components.

■■DO NOT install in a location that is susceptible to freezing temperatures as damage to the housing could occur.

■■DO NOT screw filter to the refrigerator.

■■DO NOT install the filter or any water tubing in high temperature areas eg in a ceiling cavity.

■■AVOID contamination of pipes during installation.

■■DO NOT use copper tubing. The plastic tubing supplied should always be used.

■■DO NOT continuously dispense water for longer than 2 minutes.




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Installation instructions:

1Ensure the refrigerator is NOT plugged into a power supply.

2Locate a cold water supply/feed only suitable for a water connection. Tee and tap fitting is not supplied.

3Connect the 8” (200 mm) blue tubing to the outlet of the PRV (blue collet) and the inlet connection of the water filter cartridge as shown in Diagram 1. Gently pull on both ends to ensure it is locked.

4Connect the white ¼” (6 mm) tubing to the outlet of the water filter cartridge as shown in Diagram 2. Gently pull to ensure it is locked.

5Measure the required length of tubing to run from the PRV to the water connection point.

6Cut the tubing making sure the ends are square and clean.

7Connect the tubing to the faucet connection and the base of the PRV (white collet) and then to the faucet as shown in Diagram 3. Please note that the faucet connection supplied should fit most installation situations.

8Connect one locking key to each side of the water filter cartridge in between the cartridge and the locking collet as shown in Diagram 4.

9To flush the water filter of any trapped air, harmless carbon fines and to also check for leaks, aim the end of the tubing into a bucket, turn isolating faucet on and run at least 10 qt (10 L) of water through. Once complete, turn isolating faucet off.

10Locate desired position for water filter noting carefully the following points:

■■It is recommended to fit the water filter in a vertical orientation with the water filter head at the

top. This will minimize water leakage when replacing cartridge.

■■Ensure the filter is in a convenient location to access every 6 months for replacement. We suggest that this location is beside the water filter supply faucet in a cupboard beside the refrigerator.

■■A minimum clearance of 2 ½” (64 mm) from the bottom of the filter cartridge is required to perform cartridge removal.

■■Do not screw water filter to refrigerator.

Diagram 1

Fig.3 PRV connection

Diagram 2

Fig.4 Waterline connection to refrigerator

Diagram 3

Fig.5 Faucet connection




Diagram 4

Fig.6 Locking key

US 10 Installation instructions


11Attach double sided foam to the back of the water filter head as shown in Diagram 5. Write the date to be replaced on the filter (date installed + 6 months). Remove double sided foam backing and attach filter to the desired position as located in step 10 (refer to previous page).

12Run the ¼” (6 mm) tubing to back of the refrigerator ensuring there is enough tubing to pull out the refrigerator for service.

13Remove compressor compartment cover by removing screw at the top of each side of the cover as shown in Diagram 6. Lift and tilt the compressor compartment cover to remove as shown in Diagram 7.

14Connect tubing into the water (solenoid) valve located on the right hand side of the unit (compressor) compartment as shown in Diagram 8. Beware of hot pipes.

15Pull gently on tubing to ensure it is locked in as shown in Diagram 9.

16Place compressor compartment cover back into position, run the ¼” (6 mm)

tubing through the space provided at the top right hand side of the compressor compartment cover in an upward direction and rescrew the compressor compartment cover as shown in Diagram 10.

17The completed installation should look like Diagram 12 on page 11.

18Turn isolating faucet on and check that all connections are dry and free of drips.

19Coil water line tubing behind the refrigerator. Push your refrigerator into place being careful not to kink or squash the water line running into the water (solenoid) valve.

20Read pages 12 – 14 carefully and then turn refrigerator on.

21The first time you require water out of the dispenser, there will be a delay while the water reservoir fills up.

22Run a further 3 qt (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.

Diagram 5

Fig.7 Double sided foam attachment

Diagram 6

Diagram 7

Diagram 8

Diagram 9

Diagram 10

Fig.8 Waterline connection to refrigerator

Installation instructions 11 US


23Press 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.

24You 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.


■■All connections must be checked for leaks.

■■Ensure white ¼” (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 ¾” (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 11.

Diagram 11

Diagram 12

Fig.9 Connection to water supply

System tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for the reduction of Asbestos, Atrazine, Benzene, Cyst, Carbofuran, Lead, Lindane, Mercury, P-Dichlorobenzene, Toxaphene & Turbidity; against Standard NSF/ANSI 42 for the reduction of Chlorine Taste and Odor and Nominal Particulate Class I to a capacity of 750 gallons (2,838 liters).

US 12 Installation instructions


4. Installation

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.

AYour refrigerator will arrive with the front feet wound up making moving the product into its final location a simple task.

BRoll 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).

(RF201A only)

CAdjust the front feet down until the refrigerator is leaning backward with the front approximately 3/8” (10 mm) higher than the back. This will ensure a good door closing action (refer to Fig.10).

DAligning 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.Leveling of refrigerator door (RF201A only)

■■For uneven surfaces, front feet can be used to align the


■■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.

Raise the front of Lower the front the refrigerator of the refrigerator

Fig.10 Refrigerator feet

Fig.11 Uneven door alignment

Fig.12 Even door alignment

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6. What to do if your product is unstable

EGently push the refrigerator back until the rear rollers contact the 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.

FWind 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.

Example only

Un-level floor

This foot lifts off the floor when top front is gently pushed back

Fig.13 Unstable refrigerator

Packing material goes under rear roller

diagonally opposite front foot that lifts

Wall behind refrigerator

Fig.14 Stabilizing your refrigerator

For example: if this foot lifts off the floor when pushing gently on the top front of the refrigerator

GRoll 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.

US 14 Installation instructions


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 odor on its initial operation, but this will go when the refrigerator and freezer have cooled sufficiently.

Energy efficiency

For the most energy efficient use of your appliance:

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

■■Do not cover your appliance with any material that will prevent air from flowing around the cabinet sides.

■■Allow good clearances in front of air ducts within the cabinet for maximum cold air distribution.

■■Cool hot foods down before placing them in the appliance.

■■Do not overfill the compartments.

■■Keep door openings to a minimum.

■■Select a temperature setting that isn’t too cold.

■■Check your door seals for leaks.

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 equalize before restarting.

Moving your refrigerator

■■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 12).

■■Ease the refrigerator out of its position. Tuck the power cord away, tape the shelves in place and tape the doors closed. If the cabinet needs to be placed at an angle or laid down, carefully lay it on its side (the 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 baking soda (add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to each 1 pint (500 ml) of water). Rinse with clean water.

Holiday time

We recommend you leave your refrigerator operating while you are on holiday.

Before you start using your Ice & Water refrigerator 15 US


■■Check refrigerator is switched on and has cooled for at least 2 hours before use (refer to page 19

– The temperature of your refrigerator and freezer).

■■Check that the water filter has been connected and turned on.

■■Turn on the ice maker (refer to page 24).

■■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 3 qt (3 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 dispenser.

■■Discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 cubes are produced per harvest), refer to page 24 – First use. You are now ready to enjoy ice and water from your Active Smart™ refrigerator.

Fig.15 Water dispenser

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.


US 16 All about the display


The display screen enables you to view and modify all the features and options on your refrigerator. For example, you can change the temperature in your fresh food and freezer compartment, and select the Fast Freeze function when you want to quickly freeze meat. You may want to also quickly chill a bottle of wine when friends arrive unexpectedly.

Fig.16 Electronic control panel


For more detailed information on these functions please refer to pages 18 – 20.

Main menu

Scrolls through the main menu. (Freezer, Temperature, Ice, and Settings).

Arrow keys

Scrolls through the settings of each function.

Key and Dispenser Lock

Locks buttons and water dispenser.

All about the display 17 US


Display features

Freezer (page 18)

Bottle Chill (page 18)

Fast Freeze (page 18)

Dispensing water (page 21)

Temperature (page 19)

Ice (page 24)

Settings/User warnings (pages 19 – 20)

Key Silent Mode (page 19)

Dispenser and Key Lock (page 19)

Key Lock – disables the buttons (page 19)

Sabbath Mode (page 20)

Filter Reset (page 20)

Service/Fault Diagnosis (page 20)

US 18 Using the display options


Bottle Chill

This function allows you to chill your beverages in the freezer without the worry of forgetting about them. The time taken to chill depends on the size of your beverage. Bottle Chill allows you to customize this chill time.

Recommended times:

■■20 minutes – can or small bottle

■■25 minutes – wine bottle or similar size beverage

■■30 minutes – larger bottle

■■To activate, use button until the bottle chill icon () is showing on the

screen. Then use the or buttons until the snowflakes () and the

minute timer (

) are displayed on the Bottle Chill screen.

■■Then use the button to select 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 minutes as displayed on the Bottle Chill screen. After several seconds, the snowflakes will then animate as the timer counts down.

■■An alarm will sound after the amount of time selected has elapsed.

■■Press any button on the display to silence the alarm. Remember to remove the beverage from the freezer.

■■To deactivate Bottle Chill manually, use the button to scroll to the bottle chill icon () on the screen, then use the and buttons until no minutes are shown on the screen and the snowflakes () are no longer visible.

■■If you remove your beverage from the freezer and it is not chilled to your liking, reset the timer to 10 minutes and place the beverage back into the freezer.


Do not leave the bottle inside the freezer longer than the time needed for chilling, as glass bottles may explode.

Fast Freeze

We have created the Fast Freeze feature to help you to get the best possible results when freezing fresh food. Fast Freeze boosts the freezing speed by dropping the freezer to its coldest temperature for 12 hours, which helps to ensure vital freshness, texture and taste are retained during the freezing process.

■■To activate, use the button until the Fast Freeze icon ( ) is showing on the

screen. Then use the or buttons until the snowflakes () are displayed on the Fast Freeze screen. The animating snowflakes indicate that Fast Freeze has been activated.

■■To deactivate the function manually, use the button to scroll to the Fast Freeze icon ( ) on the screen. Then use the and until there are no snowflakes () present on the screen.

For best results, we recommend that you activate the function approximately 2 hours before it is required. Alternatively, activate it when placing food into the freezer.

Note: the Bottle Chill and Fast Freeze option cannot be used at the same time.

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The temperature of your refrigerator and freezer

■■When the refrigerator is first turned on it will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to cool.

■■To adjust the temperature of a compartment, use the button to scroll to the screen, use the button to select the compartment you want to change.

■■The temperature can then be adjusted using the button to make the compartment warmer or the button to make the compartment colder.

■■The temperature setting will be indicated on the icon below.

It is important to have your refrigerator set to the correct temperature. Setting it too cold may cause some items in the refrigerator to freeze, and setting it too warm will decrease the storage life of your food.

■■For further information on food storage refer to the Food Care section (pages 33 – 35).


Key Silent Mode

■■The Key Silent Mode allows you to silence all key presses.

■■It can be activated or deactivated by using the button to scroll to the screen and then pressing the or buttons.

■■When the Key Silent Mode is on will appear.

■■When this function is off will appear.

Note: Faults, Bottle Chill timer and the door alarm will still sound when the refrigerator is set on Key Silent Mode.

Dispenser and Key Lock

■■The Dispenser Lock disables the buttons and prevents water


from being dispensed.


Key Lock disables the buttons.

■■Activate by holding down on the display panel.

■■After 2 seconds icon will appear indicating Dispenser Lock is activated.

■■After 2 more seconds icon will appear indicating Key Lock is activated.

■■To de-activate, hold down on the display panel for 2 seconds.

Fig.17 Dispenser and Key Lock

US 20 Using the display options


Sabbath Mode

■■In Sabbath Mode alarms, lights and displays are deactivated.


Sabbath Mode can be activated or deactivated by holding


down the , , buttons for 4 seconds.

Once in Sabbath Mode:

■■The interior light will not turn on when the refrigerator is opened.

■■The door alarm will not operate.

■■The display will not be illuminated.

■■ Electronic control panel will not work.

Fig.18 Sabbath Mode

Note: if power is turned off the refrigerator will automatically continue in Sabbath Mode once power is restored. Sabbath Mode will automatically de-activate after 80 hours.

User warnings

Your refrigerator is clever enough to diagnose its own problems. It will alert you when there is a fault.

Filter reset

The filter reset icon will appear when the water filter needs changing. This will flash when dispensing water. To change the filter and reset the filter icon refer to pages 22 – 23.


■■In the unlikely event a fault occurs the icon appears on the front of the display and a fault code will be displayed on the left in the screen.

■■When the door is open the refrigerator fault alarm will sound. To silence this press any button on the display.

■■Please take note of the fault code and contact our Customer Care Center. Details of Customer Care phone numbers can be found in the back of this book.

Fig.19 Fault code display

Using your water dispenser 21 US




Your water dispenser has been designed for one handed








To dispense water push the dispensing pad gently, using





a glass or container.



When you dispense water, a light will appear above the





dispensing area and on the display screen. The water fill



icon will also appear.



To stop the flow of water, simply pull your glass away





from the dispensing pad.



Please remember that pressing very hard against the

Fig.20 Water dispenser




dispensing pad will not make the dispenser operate



faster or produce greater quantities of water.



First use


■■After installation, on the first use, allow approximately a one minute delay while the dispensing pad is pushed until water is dispensed. This will allow the tank to fill completely.

■■After you fill the tank for the first time, dispense and discard approximately 3 qt (3 L) stopping intermittently to flush the tank out.


To avoid damage to property or personal injury do not put hands, fingers or objects up the dispenser opening.

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.

US 22 Water filter


All the water to your fridge is filtered to remove impurities through a cartridge located in a position of your choice outside the refrigerator. This will need changing approximately every 6 months.

■■There is a replacement indicator icon on the control panel which will appear when the filter needs replacing. It will flash, as a reminder, when water is dispensed.

■■Replacement cartridges are available from your authorized Fisher & Paykel Dealer. The details of the replacement cartridge are on the label on the cartridge.

Changing the water filter cartridge

It is not necessary to turn off the water supply before attempting to change the water filter cartridge.

1Grasp and firmly twist the cartridge in an anticlockwise direction (to the left when installed in the recommended orientation) as shown in Diagram 1.

2Pull the cartridge away from the filter head (down when installed in the recommended orientation) as shown in Diagram 2.

–  It is not unusual for a few drops of water to be present when the filter is removed.

3Discard old filter.

4Filter installation:

–  Remove protective cap on spigot on head.

–  Push the cartridge up towards filter head while rotating it in a clockwise direction (to the right when installed in the recommended orientation) as shown in Diagram 3.

5Reset filter indicator icon on the display (this will remind you when the filter is due to be replaced again). Refer to page 23.

6Dispense 10 qt (10 L) to flush the cartridge, removing trapped air and harmless carbon fines.

7A few drips may appear out of the dispenser over the next few days as the remaining trapped air is cleared.

Diagram 1

Diagram 2

Diagram 3

Fig.21 Changing the water filter cartridge

Water filter 23 US


To reset the filter indicator


We recommend the water filter is used from the point of installation.

Do not reset indicator before filter is changed or filter monitoring will be inaccurate.

■■Press and hold and buttons for 4 seconds to reset the filter indicator.

■■If the filter is present the icon in the screen will disappear when reset.

To disable the filter indicator

Note: if disabled, you will not be reminded to change your filter.

■■When no filter is to be fitted, you can disable the filter indicator.

■■Press and hold , and buttons for 4 seconds to turn this feature off/on.

■■When activated or deactivated the icon will flash and on or off will be displayed on the


■■We recommend that you do not disable the filter indicator if you have a filter fitted to the connection.


■■To avoid serious illness or death, do not use the water filter where water is unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after use of filter.

■■The water filter cartridge needs to be changed when the filter indicator icon flashes on the interface panel.

■■We recommend the water filter cartridge is replaced when the icon flashes. This will happen every 6 months.

■■If the water filtration system has been allowed to freeze, replace filter cartridge.

■■The rate of water flow through the water dispenser can slow down as the filter cartridge accumulates any sediment which may be present in the water supplied to your home. This varies depending upon your local water quality, which may require your filter cartridge to be changed more frequently.

■■In cases of excessively reduced filter life we recommend that you consult a local plumber or your water supplier for advice on suitable filtration requirements for the water supplied to your home.

■■Filter replacement is the consumer’s responsibility and will not be covered by the warranty except in the case of faulty parts or materials within the filter cartridge.

■■If the water has not been dispensed for some time or water has an unpleasant taste or odor, flush system by dispensing 10qt (10 L) of water.

■■If unpleasant taste or odor persists, you may wish to fit a new filter cartridge.

US 24 Using your ice maker


Ice maker

Your ice maker is designed to automatically dispense ice until it senses that the bin is full. So the more ice you use, the more it makes. It is even clever enough to sense when there is no bin in place to catch the ice.

First use

■■When you first turn your refrigerator on after installation, the ice maker will be off.

■■To turn your ice maker on use the button to scroll to

the screen.

Use the or button to turn the ice maker on or off.

Shows the ice maker is on.

Shows the ice maker is off.

■■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.

■■If the bin is full, or inserted incorrectly the ice maker will not operate. When the bin is inserted correctly the scoop will be on the right hand side of the bin for models E522B and the front of the bin for model RF201A (refer to Fig.23). If all bins are removed the ice maker will not operate.

■■Once your ice maker is in operation, discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 cubes of ice are produced per harvest). This will flush away any impurities in the water line and ensure that you get the best quality ice. We recommend that you also do this after vacations or extended periods of not using ice.

■■We recommend that you turn the ice maker off if:

The water supply is to be off for several hours; or

The ice storage bin is to be removed for a period of time; or

You are going on holiday/vacation.

Fig.22 Turning ice maker on



Fig.23 Ice storage bin and scoop in correct position

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Information about your ice maker

■■Your automatic ice maker will produce approximately eight cubes of ice every 2 – 3 hours, dependent on freezer compartment temperature and number of door openings.

■■The ice cube tray will fill with water once the freezer has reached the correct temperature. The first cubes will normally freeze after several hours.

■■When cubes are frozen, they will be ejected from the mould into the ice storage bin.

■■Ice making will continue until the storage bin is full.

■■Ice making will resume when the ice is used.

■■For maximum ice storage, level the stored cubes with the ice scoop provided.

■■Your Ice & Water product comes with a smaller ice bin inside the larger freezer bin. Attached to this is the scoop for the ice. This scoop provides hygienic access to the ice.

■■If a large amount of ice is required, remove the smaller storage bin and allow ice to fall into the larger bin.

■■If ice is not used often, old cubes will become cloudy, taste stale, will shrink and may stick together. Empty the ice storage bin periodically, wash in lukewarm water, dry thoroughly and place back in the correct position.


■■Avoid contact with the moving parts of the ice maker ejector mechanism, and do not place your fingers on the automatic ice making mechanism while the refrigerator is in operation.

■■Do not use ice cubes that may have become discolored, usually with a green-blue color. If such discolouration is noted, discard the ice cubes and contact your Fisher & Paykel Appliances Authorized Service Center.

■■Ensure the ice maker is connected to the filter and only to a drinkable water supply.

■■Installation of the water connection to the ice maker must be completed by a qualified service technician or a qualified plumber (see installation instructions).

US 26 Active Smart™ special features


Fruit and vegetable bins and humidity control lid

The fruit and vegetable bins feature a unique lid which provides two functions:

■■The humidity lid seals the bins and provides a humid microclimate to extend storage times of fruit and vegetables.

■■The humidity lid prevents condensation, which forms at high humidities, from dripping down onto the fruit and vegetables by retaining it in the grooves of the lid.

Fruit and vegetable bins and humidity slide (where fitted)

■■Each fruit and vegetable bin has a humidity slide control that can be adjusted to a fruit or vegetable setting depending on what is stored in the bins.

■■If possible try to store fruit and vegetables separately. This will help extend their storage life.

■■If there is a mixture of fruit and vegetables in the bin adjust the position of the control to the center.

■■If there is too much water in the bins the control can be adjusted towards the setting with fewer drips (fruit setting) and/or the water can be wiped out as required.

■■Remember a small amount of water in the bins is beneficial for fruit and vegetable storage.


Salad Greens

Mixed fruit

Fruit with



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Fig.24 Humidity Control graphic

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