Installation instructions, Warning, Unpack the refrigerator – Maytag MFX2570AEM User Manual

Page 3: Location requirements

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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
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.”

Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.

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.”

Location Requirements

To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for a


(1.25 cm) of space on each side and at the top. Allow for a 1"
(2.54 cm) space 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 a 3

³⁄₄" (9.5 cm) minimum space between the refrigerator

and wall to allow 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).


Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install

Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

When Moving Your Refrigerator:

Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for
cleaning or service, be sure to cover the floor with
cardboard or hardboard to avoid floor damage. 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
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.
Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small,
pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers
are heavy. Use both hands when removing them to avoid


Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.

Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.


" (9.5 cm)


" (1.25 cm)

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