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Installing Your Refrigerator; Unpacking Your Refrigerator; Location Requirements - Whirlpool TOP-MOUNT REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Manual

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INSTALLING YOUR
REFRIGERATOR

Unpacking Your Refrigerator

WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Remove shelves from the shipping position (shelves are
shipped upside down):
1. Grasp the front of the upper shelf with one hand and use the
other hand to remove packing material from the shelf area.
2. Lower the front of the upper shelf until shelf hooks can be
removed from the shelf supports and pull the shelf forward.
3. Flip the shelf over and insert the rear shelf hooks into the
shelf supports. Tilt the front of shelf up until rear shelf hooks
drop into the shelf supports.
4. Lower the front of the shelf and check to make sure that it is
securely in position.
Removing packaging materials
Remove tape and glue from your refrigerator before using. 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, 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" section.
On some models, shelves, bins, door shelf rails, and other
feature parts may be packaged in the Interior FeaturePak.
Follow the instructions contained in the package for proper
assembly.
Depending on your model, to remove the protective
(transparent) film that is on the nameplate, which is located
on the freezer handle, use your fingernail and peel off the film,
starting from one side and peeling to the other.
IMPORTANT: Do not remove the white foam air return insert that
is located behind the control panel on the ceiling of the
refrigerator (on some models). The insert is part of the refrigerator
and not part of the packing material. If the insert is removed, ice
may migrate down from the freezer and cause icicles to form.
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.
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Cleaning before use
After you remove all of the package materials, clean the inside of
your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions in
the "Caring for Your Refrigerator" section.
Important information to know about glass shelves
and covers:
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 re-
moving them to avoid impact from dropping.

Location Requirements

WARNING
Explosion Hazard
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 a
¹⁄₂ in. (12.70 mm) space on each side.
Allow 3 in. (7.5 cm) of space between overhead cabinets and
refrigerator top.
Allow at least 1 in. (25.40 mm) between back of cabinet and
the wall.
3 " (7.5 cm)
2" (5.08 cm)

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