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.
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. For more information,
see "Refrigerator Safety."
IMPORTANT: Do not remove the white foam air return insert from
behind the control panel on the ceiling of the refrigerator. If the insert
is removed, ice may migrate down from the freezer and cause icicles
When Moving Your refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for
cleaning or service, be sure to protect the floor. 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.
NOTE: If casters are installed, unlock the casters before
trying to move your refrigerator.
Clean Before Using
After you remove all of the package materials, clean the inside of
your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions in
Important information to know about glass shelves
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.
For your protection, tempered glass is designed to shatter
into many small, pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass
shelves and covers are heavy. Use special care when
removing them to avoid impact from dropping.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for
(1.25 cm) space on each side and at the top. When installing your
refrigerator next to a fixed wall, leave 2" (5.08 cm) minimum on the
hinge side (some models require more) to allow for the door to swing
Do not install the refrigerator near an oven, radiator, or other heat
source where the temperature will rise above 115°F (43°C), nor in
a location where the temperature will fall below 0°F (-17°C).
The warmer the outside temperature, the longer it will take the
refrigerator to cool to the set point temperature when food is
" (1.25 cm)
2" (5.08 cm)