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■ This refrigerator is intended for use in a location where the
temperature ranges from a minimum of 55°F (13°C) to a
maximum of 110°F (43°C). The preferred room temperature
range for optimum performance, which reduces electricity
usage and provides superior cooling, is between 60°F (15°C)
and 90°F (32°C). It is recommended that you do not install the
refrigerator near a heat source, such as an oven or radiator.
■ Normal minimum cabinet cut-out width required for product
installation is 36" (91.44 cm). However, if the product is placed
against an extended wall and the ability to remove the crisper
pans is desired, an additional 18" (45.72 cm) of cabinet width
is required, so a total cabinet opening width of 54"
(137.16 cm) is recommended.
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical connection.
Recommended Grounding Method
A 115 volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15- or 20-amp fused, grounded
electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate
circuit serving only your refrigerator be provided. Use an outlet
that cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation or cleaning, or
removing a light bulb, turn cooling off or turn the control
(Thermostat, Refrigerator or Freezer Control depending on the
model) to OFF, and then disconnect the refrigerator from the
electrical source. When you are finished, reconnect the
refrigerator to the electrical source and turn cooling on or reset the
control (Thermostat, Refrigerator or Freezer Control depending on
the model) to the desired setting. See “Using the Controls” in the
User Instructions, User Guide, or Use & Care Guide.
Water Supply Requirements
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
NOTE: Your refrigerator dealer has a kit available with a ¹⁄₄"
(6.35 mm) saddle-type shutoff valve, a union, and copper tubing.
Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve complies with
your local plumbing codes. Do not use a piercing-type or ³⁄₁₆"
(4.76 mm) saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs more
■ All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements.
■ Use copper tubing and check for leaks. Install copper tubing
only in areas where the household temperatures will remain
A cold water supply with water pressure of between 30 and
120 psi (207 and 827 kPa) is required to operate the water
dispenser and ice maker. If you have questions about your water
pressure, call a licensed, qualified plumber.
■ If your refrigerator has a water dispenser: After installation is
complete, use the water dispenser to check the water
■ With the water filter removed, dispense 1 cup (237 mL) of
water. If 1 cup of water is dispensed in 8 seconds or less,
the water pressure to the refrigerator meets the minimum
■ If it takes longer than 8 seconds to dispense 1 cup of
water, the water pressure to the refrigerator is lower than
recommended. See “Problem Solver” for suggestions.
Reverse Osmosis Water Supply
IMPORTANT: The pressure of the water supply coming out of a
reverse osmosis system going to the water inlet valve of the
refrigerator needs to be between 30 and 120 psi (207 and
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your
cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse osmosis
system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa).
If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than
40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa):
■ Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse
osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.
■ Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill
after heavy usage.
■ If your refrigerator has a water filter, it may further reduce the
water pressure when used in conjunction with a reverse
osmosis system. Remove the water filter. See “Water Filtration
System” in the User Instructions, User Guide, or Use & Care
If you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed,
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
■ Flat-blade screwdriver
■ ⁷⁄₁₆" and ¹⁄₂" Open-end or two
■ ¹⁄₄" Nut driver
■ ¹⁄₄" Drill bit
■ Cordless drill