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Installing Your Refrigerator - Whirlpool Top-Mount Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

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I
NSTALLING
R
EFRIGERATOR
It is important to prepare your refrigerator for
use. This section tells you how to clean it, install
it, connect it to a power source, and level it.
U
NPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
wWARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Removing packaging materials
Remove tape and any labels from your refrigerator
before using (except the model and serial number
label).
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area
briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue can also
be easily removed by rubbing 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, flam-
mable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or
glue. These products can damage the surface of your
refrigerator. For more information, see "Important
Safety Instructions" in the "Refrigerator Safety" section.
On some models, shelves, bins, door shelf rails, and
other feature parts may be packaged in the Finishing
Touches FeaturePak. Follow the instructions contained
in the package for proper assembly.
IMPORTANT:
Do not remove any permanent instruction labels inside
your refrigerator, or the Tech Sheet that is fastened to
the base grille.
Do not remove the white Styrofoam insert that is locat-
ed behind the control panel on the ceiling of the refrig-
erator. The insert is part of the refrigerator and not part
of the packing material. When the insert is removed,
ice may migrate down from the freezer and cause
icicles to form.
Cleaning before use
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean
the inside of your refrigerator before using it. See the
cleaning instructions in the "Caring For Your Refrigerator"
section for more information.
6
Y
OUR
S
PACE REQUIREMENTS
wWARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
fire, or burns.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow
1
for a
-inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and at the
2
top.
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, make sure you
leave some extra space at the back to allow for the
water line connections. The refrigerator can be flush
against the back wall if you do not have an ice maker
installed.
If you are installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall,
leave 2 inches minimum on the hinge side (depending
on your model) to allow for the door to swing open.
1
inch minimum
2
at top and sides

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