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KitchenAid KSSC48FT Installation Requirements

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Tools and Parts

IMPORTANT:
Installer: Leave Installation Instructions with the homeowner.
Homeowner: Keep Installation Instructions for future
reference. Save these Installation Instructions for the local
electrical inspector's use.
TOOLS NEEDED:
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
here.
Hand drill or electric drill
(properly grounded)
Drill bits
Two adjustable wrenches
Phillips screwdriver
Small level
Appliance dolly
PARTS NEEDED:
Six #8 x 3" (7.6 cm) wood screws (longer screws may be needed)
One or two 2" x 4" x 32" (5 cm x 10 cm x 81 cm) wood board(s)
Order factory panels, make custom panels or consult a
qualified cabinetmaker or carpenter to make the panels.
Classic Series: Order factory panels, make custom panels, or
consult a qualified cabinetmaker or carpenter to make the
panels. See "Classic Series Custom Panels" for more
information.
Overlay Series: Make custom panels, or consult a qualified
cabinetmaker or carpenter to make the panels. See "Overlay
Series Custom Panels and Handle Kits" for more information.
Architect
®
and Complete Series are shipped complete.
If you are connecting the water line directly to copper tubing
and not to a shutoff valve, you need a ferrule, a union, and a
¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) compression fitting.
†®TORX is a registered trademark of Textron Innovations Inc.
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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Torx
®†
T27 screwdriver
¹¹⁄₃₂" nut driver
³⁄₈" and ¹⁄₂" open-end
wrenches
⁵⁄₃₂" Allen wrench
¹⁄₄" and ⁵⁄₁₆" socket drivers
Tape measure
Utility knife

Location Requirements

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
To avoid tipping during use, 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.
If the anti-tip boards are needed, they must be attached to
the rear wall studs 80" to 90" (203 cm to 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 above
the top grille in order for the top grille to be removed.
¹⁄₂
"
(1.3 cm)

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  • Page 1: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Tools and Parts Location Requirements IMPORTANT: The refrigerator can be recessed in an opening between cabinets or installed at the end of a cabinet run using a side panel to Installer: Leave Installation Instructions with the homeowner. enclose the refrigerator. Homeowner: Keep Installation Instructions for future reference.
  • Page 2 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 “Electrical Requirements” for more information. The water shutoff should be located in the base cabinet on WARNING either side of the refrigerator or some other easily accessible area.
  • Page 3: Water Supply Requirements

    If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse osmosis Water Supply Requirements system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa). All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements. If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than The water shutoff should be located in the base cabinet on 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa):...
  • Page 4: Product Dimensions

    Product Dimensions Side View Front View The depth from the front of the top grille to the back of the Width dimensions were measured from trim edge to trim refrigerator cabinet is 25³⁄₈" (64.5 cm). edge. Height dimensions are shown with leveling legs extended ¹⁄₈" The power cord is 84"...
  • Page 5: Door Swing Dimensions

    Door Swing Dimensions The location must permit both doors to open to a minimum of 42" (106.7 cm) Models 90°. Allow 4¹⁄₂" (11.4 cm) minimum space between the side of the refrigerator and a corner wall. ⁵⁄₈ " NOTE: More clearance may be required if you are using overlay (32.1 cm) panels, custom handles, or extended handles on a Classic model.
  • Page 6 Overlay Series Door Panel & Cabinetry Clearance The custom door panels and adjacent cabinetry must be designed so that there is sufficient clearance for the doors to swing open. If the refrigerator is to be installed close to the wall, see “Door Swing 90°” on next page. Door Swing 110˚...
  • Page 7 Door Swing 90˚ Actual Size Refrigerator to Cabinetry Clearance Refrigerator Side Trim 1" (2.5 cm) " (1.9 cm) " (1.3 cm) 90˚ Door Stop Position Cabinetry " (6.35 mm) Hinge " (1.3 cm) " (1.9 cm) 1" (2.5 cm) " (1.3 cm) "...
  • Page 8: Overlay Series Custom Panels And Handle Kits

    Overlay Series Custom Panels and Handle Kits Custom overlay panels allow you to blend the exterior of your In some cases, your cabinet manufacturer may choose to work refrigerator into the overall kitchen décor, and to use custom with one panel routed for the different dimensions. Follow these handles for additional design flexibility.
  • Page 9: Classic Series Factory Panels And Kits

    Biscuit 4396105 White 4396106 Black Classic Series Factory Panels and Kits All factory parts are available through your KitchenAid dealer or by calling KitchenAid Parts and Accessories at 1-800-442-9991. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777. Factory Door Panel Kits A. Architect ®...
  • Page 10: Classic Series Custom Panels

    Classic Series Custom Panels If you plan to install custom wood panels, you will need to create Door Panels for Dispenser Models the panels yourself or consult a qualified cabinetmaker or carpenter. See dimension drawings for panel specifications. The freezer panel should not weigh more than 40 lbs (18.1 kg). IMPORTANT: Panels weighing more than recommended may The refrigerator panel should not weigh more than 50 lbs (23 kg).
  • Page 11: Custom Side Panels

    Door Panel - Side View ¹⁄₄ " (6.35 mm) max. ¹⁄₂ " (1.3 cm) min. ¹⁄₄ " (6.35 mm) max. ¹⁄₂ " (1.3 cm) min. 7" Center face (17.8 cm) detail between offsets ³⁄₄ " (1.9 cm) Extended Handle - Top View ¹⁄₂...
  • Page 12: Overlay Series Custom Side Panels

    Side Trim Overlay Series Custom Side Panels ¹⁄₄ " (6.35 mm) Custom side panels may be needed when not enough space is ¹¹⁄₆₄ " available to have cabinets on both sides of the refrigerator or (4.5 mm) when the refrigerator is placed at the end of a cabinet run. You may choose an Inset or Recessed Inset panel installation.
  • Page 13: Installation Instructions

    Inset Installation Dimensions Recessed Inset Installation Dimensions 1. Measure the distance from point A (as shown) to the back 1. Measure the distance from point A (as shown) to back wall. wall. Add ¹⁄₃₂" (0.8 mm) to this measurement to allow the side 2.
  • Page 14: Move The Refrigerator Into House

    Move the Refrigerator into House Install Anti-Tip Boards IMPORTANT: WARNING To avoid tipping during use, 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.
  • Page 15 2. Remove the shipping tape from the gray, coiled water tubing 6. Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) on the rear of the refrigerator. drilled hole in the water pipe and that the washer is under the 3.

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