Installation Instructions for Side-by-Side Refrigerator
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, do not connect your
refrigerator to an electrical power source until you have completed Step 3 of these instructions.
These installation instructions
are provided only as a possible
customer option. We recommend
that you use a service or kitchen
contracting professional to install
Prepare The Installation Site
Your refrigerator is designed to be part of a built-
in kitchen cabinet system. Be sure to coordinate
site preparation and installation with your kitchen
contractor. Include these minimum guidelines in your site
Information about cabinetry
construction for your new appliance
• Choose a place near a grounded electrical outlet.
is available for contractors. Call
• Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
• Avoid direct sunlight and close proximity to a range,
dishwasher or other heat source.
• Floor should be level and able to support a fully
• The refrigerator's Ice & Water Dispenser requires
water supply access.
Room temperatures below 55°F
• Plan for easy access to counter tops when
(13°C) or above 110°F (43°C)
will impair cooling ability of your
• For complete access to drawers and freezer
baskets, doors must be able to fully open.
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing and
electrical connections: Sides & Top: 3/8 inch / Rear: 1 inch
Transport Unpackaged Refrigerator To Site
By now, you have already removed your refrigerator's shipping carton.
You may still need to use a hand truck to move it through close spaces or
entrances. If the refrigerator is larger than an entrance, consider two options:
• Remove the entrance door if one exists.
• Remove the refrigerator doors (see how in your Use & Care Guide).
When using a hand truck:
• Load refrigerator from side of cabinet only.
• Do not run retaining straps over handles.
• Do not over-tighten retaining straps.
• Never use refrigerator handles to move the
Shifting the refrigerator from side to
side may damage flooring.
• Remove tape from doors only after unit is in place.
Connect Water Supply
What you will need:
• Access to a cold
water line with
To avoid property damage:
• Use copper tubing for the water supply line (plastic
• Copper tubing
tubing is more likely to leak).
• Ensure water supply complies with local
Length for this tubing is the distance
from the rear of the refrigerator to your
household water supply line plus 7
feet (2.1 meters).
• A shut-off valve for the connection
between your household water line and
Kit #53039117950, available from your dealer,
the refrigerator supply line. Do not use
a self-piercing shut-off valve.
provides all materials for a water supply
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
installation, including 25 feet of copper tubing and
for the water supply connection at the
rear of your refrigerator.
Not satisfied with the installation of your refrigerator? Please contact the store you purchased it from.
To connect the water supply to the rear of your refrigerator:
1 Ensure that the refrigerator is not plugged in.
2 Flush the supply line until water is clear by placing the end of the
copper tube in a sink or bucket and opening the shut-off valve.
3 Remove the plastic cap from the water valve inlet at the rear of
your refrigerator. Discard the cap.
4 Slide the brass compression nut, then the ferrule (sleeve) onto
5 Push the copper tube into water valve inlet as far as it will go
6 Slide the ferrule (sleeve) into valve and finger-tighten the
compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a
wrench. Do not over-tighten.
7 Secure the copper tube to your refrigerator's rear panel with a
steel clamp and screw (see illustration).
8 Coil the excess copper tubing (about 2½ turns) behind your
refrigerator as shown. Arrange coiled tubing to avoid vibration or wear against other surfaces.
9 Open water supply shut-off valve and tighten any connections that leak.
• The ice maker's fill valve may operate noisily if the household water supply is shut off.
• After ensuring no water leaks exist at any connection, be sure to check for leaks again in 24 hours.
• See your Use & Care Guide for detailed information about setting up and operating the Ice &
Water Dispensing system.
Place In Permanent Position
If possible, use a hand truck to position the refrigerator directly in front of its cabinet enclosure.
Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond its water supply (copper tubing) connections.
Plug in the power cord, and push the refrigerator
straight back into place.
If you are installing your refrigerator without
connecting it to a water supply, make sure the ice
maker's power switch is turned Off (see the Use &
Care Guide for more details).
Level Refrigerator & Adjust Doors
Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator:
• All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on the floor.
• The cabinet should be level at the front and rear.
• The sides should tilt ¼-inch (6 mm) from front to back (to
ensure that doors close and seal properly).
• Doors should align with each other and be level.
To level the cabinet using the front rollers:
1 With both doors closed, unfasten right and left side
clips of toe grille from bottom hinge groove Open both
doors. Press firmly on top of toe grille until top of toe
grille pops off. Pull toe grille outward toward your body and off of lower
hinges. (See illustration 1.)
2 Close the doors and use a flat-blade screwdriver or
inch socket wrench to raise or lower the front rollers. (See
3 Ensure both doors are bind-free with their seals touching the
cabinet on all four sides.
To level the doors using the adjustable lower hinge:
1 Before leveling either door, remove set screw that locks door height into position. (The door
cannot be adjusted without set screw removed.)
2 If the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer door, raise the refrigerator door by turning
the adjustment screw clockwise using a
3 If the freezer door is lower than the refrigerator door, raise the freezer door by turning the
adjustment screw clockwise using a
4 After leveling, verify door stop contacts lower hinge and top of door does not contact upper
hinge through full movement of door (from fully closed to fully open). (See illustration 4.)
5 Reinstall set screw, locking the door height.
6 To replace the toe grille, open both doors. Slide left and right sides of toe grille over lower
hinges of refrigerator. While pushing toe grille firmly against cabinet, fasten bottom clips of
toe grille to cabinet. Fasten top clips to cabinet. Close the doors. Fasten right and left side
clips into groove of bottom hinge.
This document should only be removed by customer after installation.
• Shifting the refrigerator from side
to side may damage flooring.
• Do not block the toe grille on the
lower front of your refrigerator.
Sufficient air circulation is essential
for proper operation.
inch wrench. (See illustration 3.)
inch wrench. (See illustration 3.)
Remove Internal Shipping Materials
Electrolux uses packing foam and tape to secure the internal parts of your refrigerator for
shipping. Once the refrigerator is in position, you can remove this material.
Location of these materials may vary depending on your model.
Problems? Try These Suggestions
Operation problems are possible if any of the installation tasks are not completed. Here is a list
of things to check for:
• Is the refrigerator's power cord plugged in?
• Is the refrigerator connected to the household water supply?
• If you had to remove the refrigerator and freezer doors, did you reattach water and power
connectors at the door hinges? (See the Use & Care Guide for detailed instructions on
removing and replacing doors.)
• Is the ice maker power switch turned On?
Other possibilities to check:
• Is the power to the receptacle turned on?
• Is the water filter above the fresh food compartment fully seated (see Use & Care Guide for details)?
If you still have operation problems after checking these suggestions, please see the "Solutions
To Common Problems" section in your Use & Care Guide.
Congratulations. You are ready to begin enjoying your new refrigerator.
• To become aware of important safety instructions and learn how to operate your
refrigerator, please read the entire Use & Care Guide.
• You may want to start with the "Normal Operating Sights & Sounds" section of the Guide to
learn more about what to expect during typical operation.
• Please register your product. You can register online at www.electroluxusa.com. or you can
simply send in the Registration Card.
And thank you for choosing Frigidaire.
Installation Checkoff List
Door seals completely to cabinet on all
House water supply connected to
Doors are level
No water leaks present at all connections
- recheck in 24 hours
Ice Maker is turned ON.
Refrigerator is level, side to side and tilted
Ice & Water Dispenser operates correctly
1/4" (6mm) front to back
Front filter must be flush with filter
Toe grille is properly attached to
housing (some models)
Cabinet is setting solid on all corners
Shipping material removed
House power turned on
Fresh Food and Freezer temperatures set
Refrigerator plugged in
Crisper Humidity controls set
Registration Card sent in