How much free space should I allow around my refrigerator?

Last Update date : Aug 01. 2022

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When you are getting ready to install your Samsung Fridge, one of the most important things to take notice of is the space around your fridge. Having too little space can greatly impact on the performance and life of your fridge, such as minimising over-heating.

Generally, all Samsung refrigerator models requires a minimum distance of 50mm for the sides and rear of the fridge and 100mm from the top of the fridge. You can find measurements specific to your type of fridge in the dropdown menu below.

The free space measurements refer to the distance between the fridge and other objects. (E.g. For the Bottom Mount Fridge, it has a width of 700mm and requires at least 50mm space on either side. A minimum space of 800mm is required in total.)

Please be advised that this is an Australian page, and all measurements are in the metric system.

In order to prolong the life of the unit, avoid installing your fridge under the following conditions:

  • In direct sunlight. This can result in discoloration of the refrigerator's surface.
  • In locations where the temperature range is between 10 °C and 43 °C. The refrigerator will not cool down properly if the temperature is too high. Also frost or dew may form as a result of too high humidity. Both conditions will affect the life and performance of the product.
  • On an uneven floor surface. This may cause the fridge doors to open unevenly, and may also result in refrigerator 'noise' being produced.
  • In a location where it is difficult to connect to a water pipe. This may result in the water connection to the fridge unit not functioning properly.
  • Provide room for maintenance and servicing.
  • Have adequate room for opening and closing the door.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.


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