Unpack the Refrigerator
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
■ 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.”
■ 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
■ There are four bolts that secure the refrigerator to the
shipping case. Keep these bolts because they are the
refrigerator's leveling legs.
■ Properly dispose of packaging.
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.
Clean Before Using
After you remove all of the package materials, clean the inside of
your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions in
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for a ¹⁄₂"
(12.70 mm) space on each side. Allow 3" (7.5 cm) of space
between overhead cabinets and refrigerator top. Allow at least 1"
(25.40 mm) 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
2" (5.08 cm) minimum on the hinge side (depending on your
model) to allow for the door to swing open.
■ Level the refrigerator. See “Adjust the Doors.”
NOTE: It is recommended that you do not install the refrigerator
near an oven, radiator, or other heat source. Do not install in a
location where the temperature will fall below 55°F (13°C).
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
When MovingYour 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.
Important information to know about glass shelves
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.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
3" (7.5 cm)
2" (5.08 cm)