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Installation Instructions; Unpack The Refrigerator; Location Requirements - KitchenAid 12828154 Use And Care Manual

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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."
Properly dispose of packaging.
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.
Clean Before Using
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside
of your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions
in "Refrigerator Care."
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
removing them to avoid impact from dropping.


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.
Your refrigerator is designed for indoor, household use only.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for a
" (1.25 cm) space at the top and behind the refrigerator.
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, allow extra space at the
back for the water line connections.
When installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall, leave
2 " (5.4 cm) minimum on the hinge side (some models
require more) to allow for the door to swing open.
NOTE: It is recommended that you do not install the refrigerator
near an oven, radiator, or other heat source. Do not install the
refrigerator in a location where the temperature will fall below
55°F (13°C).
" (1.25 cm)
2 " (5.4 cm)


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