Excessive Weight Hazard! * Use two or more people to move and install your appliance.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
ALLOW APPLIANCE TO SIT UPRIGHT FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE TURNING ON, TO ALLOW THE
COMPRESSOR LUBRICANT TO DRAIN.
1. Remove Packaging Materials
2. Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning on the appliance. Rub a small
amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with your fingers. Rinse with warm water and dry.
3. 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 appliance.
4. When Moving Your Appliance:
Your appliance is heavy. When moving the appliance for cleaning or service, be sure to protect
the floor. Always pull the appliance straight out when moving it. Do not wiggle or “walk” the
appliance when trying to move it, because floor damage can occur.
5. Clean Before Using
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside of your appliance before using
it. See the cleaning instructions in “Appliance Care.”
6. All upright models have level legs in the front and many also have them in the rear. Level as
necessary for best operation.
7. If your appliance has casters, after moving into place, lock the brakes on those casters
supplied with brakes. Always unlock before moving the appliance for cleaning.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from appliances. Failure to do so can result in
explosion, or fire.
IMPORTANT: Do not install the appliance near an oven, radiator, or other heat source, nor in a
location where the temperature will fall below 45°F (7°C). Do not place in direct sunlight.
Check the strength of the floor before installing your appliance. It should hold the weight of a
fully loaded appliance. Allow at least 1” (2.5 cm) of airspace at the top and on both sides of the
appliance and 1” (2.5 cm) between the back of the appliance and the wall. If the appliance is
going to be placed against a wall, if possible, leave extra space on the hinge side so the door can
open wider than its width (to make it easier to remove shelves or storage bins).
NOTE: This appliance may be installed side by side with another appliance. Allow for a 3’’ (7.5
cm) clearance at the top and sides, and a ¼” (0.64 cm) clearance between the appliances.
The greater the airflow and ventilation you provide for your appliance—the higher its energy efficiency and
performance will be.