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Water Line Installation - GE 19 Use And Care & Installation Manual

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you
use your refrigerator before connecting
the water line, make sure the icemaker feeler
STOP
arm is kept in the
Do not
install the icemaker tubing in areas
where temperatures fall below freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a
power drill) during installation, be sure the
device is insulated or wired in a manner to
prevent the hazard of electric shock.
local plumbing code requirements.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
A
cold water supply is required for automatic
icemaker operation. The water pressure must
be between 20 and
Power W, unless you have a
Copper tubing, 1/4" outer diameter to
connect the refrigerator to the water supply.
Be sure both ends of the tubing are cut square.
To
determine how much copper tubing you
need: measure the distance from the water valve
on the back of the refrigerator to the water
supply pipe, Then add 8
sufficient extra tubing (about 8 feet coiled into
3 turns of about 10 inches diameter) to allow the
refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation. Do not use plastic tubing or plastic
fittings because the water supply line is under
pressure at all times. Nso, certain types of
plastic tubing may become brittle with age and
crack, resulting in water leakage.
Shutoff valve to connect to the cold water
line. The shut-off valve should have a water
inlet with a minimum inside diameter of 5/32"
at the point of connection
LINE. Saddle-type shut-off valves are included
in many water supply kits. Before purchasing,
make sure a saddle-type valve complies with
your local plumbing codes.
and 2 ferrules (sleeves) – to connect the
tubing to the shutoff valve and the
copper
refrigerator water valve.
your existing water line has a flared fitting at
the end, you will need an
plumbing supply stores) to connect the water
line to the refrigerator
flared fitting with a
compression fitting.
(up) position.
120 p.s.i.
sure there is
feet. Be
to the COLD WATER
compression nuts
adapter (available at
OR - you can cut off the
tube
cutter and then use a
WARRANTY INFORMATION
water tie ins~tion is not warranted by
the risk of expensive water damage.
SHUT OFF THE WIN WATER SUPPLY.
Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear
the line of water.
INSTALL THE SHUTOFF VALVE ON THE
NEAREST FREQUENTLY USED DRINKING
WATER LINE.
Typical ways to connect to water supply
Through floor
Under sink
to basement
to cold
water pipe
cold water pipe
a.
Choose a location for the valve that is easily
accessible. It is best to connect into the side of
a vertical water pipe. When it is necessary to
connect into a horizontal water pipe, make the
connection to the top or side, rather than at
the bottom, to avoid drawing off any sediment
from the water pipe.
b.
Drill a 1/4" hole in the water pipe, using a
sharp bit. Remove any burrs resulting from
drilling the hole in the pipe. (Do not drill a
hole if the valve is a se~-piercing type.)
c. Fasten the shutoff
valve to the cold
water pipe with the
pipe clamp.
d.
Tighten the clamp
screws until the
sealing washer
begins to swell. Do
not
over-tighten or
you may crush the
copper tubing.
Through wall to
In crahl
space under
utility room cold
house
water pipe
water
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