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Installation Instructions; Unpack The Refrigerator; Location Requirements - KitchenAid W10815169A User Manual

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Unpack the Refrigerator

Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Refrigerator Delivery
■ A minimum door opening of 33" (838 mm) is required. If
door opening is 36" (914 mm) or less, then removal of doors,
drawer, and hinges is required.
■ Cart the refrigerator from the side for all door openings.
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for
cleaning or service, be sure to cover the floor with
cardboard or hardboard to avoid floor damage. Always pull
the refrigerator straight out when moving it. Do not wiggle or
"walk" the refrigerator when trying to move it, as floor
damage could occur.
Remove the Packaging
■ Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning on
the refrigerator. Rub a small amount of liquid dish soap over
the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
■ Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your refrigerator.
■ Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
Clean Before Using
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside
of your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions
in "Refrigerator Care" section.
Important information to know about glass shelves
and covers:
Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when
they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping.
Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small,
pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers
are heavy. Use both hands when removing them to avoid


Location Requirements

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: This refrigerator is designed for indoor, household
use only.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for a
" (1.25 cm) space on each side and at the top. Allow for a
1" (2.54 cm) space behind the refrigerator. If your refrigerator has
an ice maker, allow extra space at the back for the water line
connections. When installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall,
leave a 3³⁄
" (9.5 cm) minimum space between the refrigerator
and wall to allow the door to swing open.
NOTE: 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.
" (1.25 cm)
" (9.5 cm)

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