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Location Requirements; Electrical Requirements; Water Supply Requirements - Whirlpool WRT138FZDB User Instructions

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Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable
and vapors, such as
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 a 2" (5.08 cm) minimum space on the hinge side (some
models require more) 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.
E ectrica
Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical connection.
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 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.
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions
provided with any tools listed
Tools Needed:
Flat-blade screwdriver
1/4"Nut driver
7/le" and 1/2"Open-end or two
1/4"Drill bit
adjustable wrenches
Cordless drill
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/le"
(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
above freezing.



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