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Location Requirements; Electrical Requirements; Water Supply Requirements - Whirlpool W10597594C User Instructions

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Location Requirements

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: This refrigerator is designed for indoor, household
use only.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for
¹⁄₂" (1.25 cm) of space on each side and at the top. Allow for
1" (2.54 cm) of 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 2¹⁄₂" (6.3 cm) minimum on the hinge side (some models
require more) to allow for 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.
¹⁄₂
" (1.25 cm)
4 4 4 4 4 4
¹⁄₂
2
" (6.3 cm)

Electrical Requirements

WARNING
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.
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 extension
cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation, cleaning, or
removing a light bulb, turn the refrigerator to OFF. Depending
on your model, either turn the freezer control to the word OFF, or
press the Minus sign touch pads repeatedly until a dash (–)
appears in both the Freezer and Refrigerator displays as shown.
Disconnect the refrigerator from the electrical source. When you
are finished, reconnect the refrigerator to the electrical source and
reset the temperature controls to the desired setting. See "Using
the Controls."

Water Supply Requirements

Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
here.
TOOLS NEEDED:
Flat-blade screwdriver
⁷⁄₁₆" and ¹⁄₂" Open-end or two
adjustable wrenches
IMPORTANT:
All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements.
Do not use a piercing-type or ³⁄₁₆" (4.76 mm) saddle valve
which reduces water flow and clogs more easily.
Use copper tubing and check for leaks. Install copper tubing
only in areas where the household temperatures will remain
above freezing.
For models with water filters, the disposable water filter
should be replaced at least every 6 months.
¹⁄₄" Nut driver
¹⁄₄" Drill bit
Cordless drill

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