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Installation Requirements; Tools And Parts; Location Requirements - KitchenAid KBSN608ESS Installation Manual

Side by side built-in refrigerator
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Tools and Parts

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
Cordless drill
Drill bits
Adjustable wrenches (2)
Phillips screwdriver
Small level
Appliance dolly
Parts Needed
#8 x 3" (7.6 cm) wood screws (longer screws may be needed)
2" x 4" x 32" (5 cm x 10 cm x 81 cm) wood board(s) (1 or 2)
Make custom panels or consult a qualified cabinetmaker or
carpenter to make the panels.
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.
Stainless is shipped complete.
If you are conneckting 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.

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.
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.
This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as:
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T27 screwdriver
11/32" nut driver
3/8", 1/4", and 1/2"
open-end wrenches
5/32" hex key
1/4" and 5/16" socket
Tape measure
Utility knife
Staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working
Farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other
residential type environments.
Bed and breakfast type environments.
Catering and similar non-retail applications.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
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
Location should permit door to open fully. See "Door Swing
Location must permit top grille removal. See "Opening
The 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.
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 anti-tip boards are needed, they must be installed to the
rear wall studs so that the bottom of the anti-tip board is
84" (213.4 cm) from the floor. See "Install Anti-Tip Boards" for
more information.
A clearance of 1/2" (1.3 cm) must be maintained above
the top grille in order for the top grille to be removed.
Do not remove the foam gasket on top of the compressor
cover unless removal is necessary to fit the unit under a
soffit. Removal of the gasket will cause loss in cooling
If installing under a solid soffit, after, installation raise the
leveling legs so that the gasket is pressed snugly against
the soffit.
A. Gasket
B. Compressor cover
A grounded 3 prong electrical outlet should be located
within a specified number of inches from the right-hand
side cabinets or end panel. See the chart following the
graphic for the number of inches required for your model.
For more information, see "Electrical Requirements."
(1.3 cm)

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