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Location Requirements; Electrical Requirements - Whirlpool WRT518SZFW User Instructions

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Location Requirements

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, it is
recommended to allow a ¹⁄₂" (1.25 cm) space on each side. Allow
3" (7.5 cm) of space between overhead cabinets and refrigerator
top. Allow at least 1" (2.5 cm) between back of cabinet and the
wall. If your refrigerator has an ice maker, make sure you leave
some extra space at the back for the water line connections.
If you are installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall, leave
enough space on the hinge side to allow for the door to swing
Level the refrigerator. See "Adjust the Doors."
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.
(7.5 cm)
(7.5 cm)
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Electrical Requirements

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 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.