How much free space should I allow for, around my Refrigerator?

Last Update date : Sep 18. 2020

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For your free-standing 'side-by-side' refrigerator, you should leave a minimum distance of 50 mm of space free around the sides and at the back of the unit, and then at least 25 mm space at the top.

How much free space should I allow for, around my Refrigerator?

IMPORTANT: If the refrigerator is stored in too narrow a space, then the cool air required to replace the warm air expelled by the condenser will be unable to reach it, and the hotter air will build up causing the compressor to work harder.

This can result in unnecessary compressor 'noise', poor cooling and premature failure, due to the compressor not being able to cool down properly.

Note: Please also avoid installing your 'side-by-side' fridge under the following conditions, in order to prolong the life of the unit:

In direct sunlight: This can result in discolouration of the refrigerator's surface.

 

In locations where the temperature or humidity is too high: 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.

For more model specific information check out our Manuals and downloads page.

 

For all other queries or further technical assistance, please call Samsung Customer Care on 0800 726 786 or Live Chat with our Technical Team online.

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