Preparing the unit for installation
Install the fridge in a dry and ventilated space to ensure maximum cooling performance.
The fridge should not be placed in an area exposed to direct sunlight or a source of heat such as a cooker or radiator. If this cannot be avoided, minimise heat transfer by using a suitable insulation plate or keep a distance of
from electric or gas cookers.
Ensure the floor surface is even and reinforce it, if required.
> Proceed to Ventilation
Ensuring sufficient ventilation
Ensure the air outlet at the back of the refrigerator is at least
Maintain a gap of at least
between appliances, if they are installed side by side.
Spacer for hinge must be aligned on the edge of the cabinet instead of protruding out.
Ensure the air ventilation below the refrigerator is at least
> Proceed to Installation
Installing the unit
Take into account the thickness of the door panel, when placing units side by side, to avoid damage when opening the doors(s).
During installation, make sure that the installation niche has right angles and has the exact size necessary for the appliances.
Make sure the door can be swung open at least 115°, taking into account the door handle. If there are drawers, ensure they are unobstructed and can be pulled out easily.
Ensure that there is no wooden panel behind the built-in fridge to allow ventilation.
Ensure that there is sufficient space between the fridge and the wall to prevent obstruction to the opening of the door.
The powerpoint connection for the fridge should not be behind the fridge as it would prevent easy access to the power switch.
Min. distance between 2 built-in fridges should be at
If two appliances are set up next to each other, a sealing kit side-by-side combination should be used in order to guarantee a stable connection.
It is necessary to have a dividing wall!
Ideal Installation Situations
Whether you choose to install the fridge along a dividing wall or have it stand alone, here are the ideal situations for ease of use.