Instructions for the Installer, 3 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION

Instructions for the Installer

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3. INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION

3.1 Choosing the site

Always place the refrigerator in a dry place with satisfactory ventilation. Never expose it to direct sunlight
or install it outdoors. Depending on its climate class (stated on the nameplate inside the refrigerator), the
appliance can be used in different temperature conditions:

Class

Ambient temperature

SN (Subnormal)

from + 10° C to + 32° C

N (Normal)

from + 16° C to + 32° C

ST (Subtropical)

from + 18° C to + 38° C

T (Tropical)

from + 18° C to + 43° C

Never place the refrigerator close to heat sources. If this is unavoidable, a suitable insulating panel must
be used to allow the appliance to function properly. Otherwise, place the appliance at least 3 cm from
electric or gas cookers and at least 30 cm from combustion or radiation heating systems. 
To allow proper cooling of the condenser, the refrigerator must not
be placed too close to the wall. To prevent this, the appliance comes
complete with two plastic spacers which must be fitted to the top of
the condenser. If the refrigerator is installed underneath a wall
cupboard, the distance between the two must be at least 5 cm.
Take care not to scratch or damage the floor when installing the
appliance on parquet or linoleum. If necessary, when positioning
slide the refrigerator over pieces of wood or a mat to the point
decided for connection to the electrical mains.

3.2 Positioning and levelling the appliance

Place the refrigerator on a firm, level surface. To compensate for
any unevenness in the floor, the refrigerator has four adjustable
feet. This gives it added stability and makes it easier to move
around and position. Take great care when moving the appliance
not to damage the floor (for example, when installing on a parquet
floor).

3.3 Electrical connection

Before switching the refrigerator on for the first time, leave it vertical for at least two hours. Then connect
the appliance's power supply lead to a mains socket with earth contact, installed in accordance with
electrical safety regulations. The rated voltage and frequency are stated on the nameplate inside the
refrigerator compartment. The appliance must be connected to the electrical mains and earthed in
compliance with the relevant regulations and requirements. The appliance is able to withstand short
fluctuations in voltage of no more than 15% less or 10% more than the rated voltage stated on the
nameplate. If the power supply lead has to be replaced, this operation must only be carried out by an
authorised Smeg technical service engineer. 
The power plug must be accessible after the appliance has been installed.