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Location Requirements - KitchenAid KBFC42FSS Installation Manual

42" (106.7 cm) bottom-mount built-in refrigerator
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The refrigerator can be recessed in an opening between cabinets
or installed at the end of a cabinet run using a side panel to
enclose the refrigerator.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
IMPORTANT:
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
It is recommended that you do not install the refrigerator
near an oven, radiator, or other heat source.
Do not install in a location where the temperature will fall
below 55°F (13°C).
Floor must support the refrigerator weight, more than
600 lbs (272 kg), door panels and contents of the
refrigerator.
Ceiling height must allow for side tipping radius. See
"Tipping Radius."
Location should permit door to open fully. See "Door
Swing Dimensions."
Location must permit top grille removal. See "Opening
Dimensions."
Opening Dimensions
The solid soffit must be within 1" (2.5 cm) maximum above the
refrigerator. If the solid soffit is higher than 1" (2.5 cm) or one is
not available, then the refrigerator must be braced to prevent
tipping during use.
If the anti-tip boards are needed, they must be attached to the
rear wall studs 80" to 90" (203 - 229 cm) above the floor. See
"Install Anti-Tip Boards" for more information.
NOTE: A clearance of ¹⁄₂" (1.3 cm) must be maintained in front
of the refrigerator's side trim in order for the top grille to be
removed.

Location Requirements

¹⁄₂
"
(1.3 cm)
A grounded 3 prong electrical outlet should be placed within
4" (10.2 cm) of the right side cabinets or end panel. See
"Electrical Requirements" for additional information.
The water shutoff should be located in the base cabinet on
either side of the refrigerator or some other easily accessible
area. If the water shutoff valve is not in the cabinets, the
plumbing for the water line can come through the floor or the
back wall. See "Water Supply Requirements" for more specific
information.
80" - 90"
(203-229 cm)
¹⁄₂
83
" (212.1 cm) min.
³⁄₄
84
" (215 cm) max.
to bottom of solid soffit
¹⁄₂
41
" to 41
(105.4 cm to 106.0 cm)
6"
(15.2 cm)
24"
(61 cm) min.
NOTE: Flooring under refrigerator must be at same level as the
room.
4"
(10.2 cm)
77"
(196 cm)
³⁄₄
"
6"
(15.2 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
6"
(15.2 cm)
5

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