WATER LINE CONNECTIONS
Avoid routing tubing behind ovens and other
smashing the tubing as this can cause leaks
or diminished flow. The tubing can be cut
to the proper length, but leave enough slack
coiled below your refrigerator to allow it to
be rolled out for cleaning and service.
Make sure that all tubing ends are cut
square and not at an angle.
To Avoid Property Damage, Observe the
Confirm inlet water pressure to water
valve is alt least 35 pounds per
Confirm water pressure to water
valve does not exceed 120 PSIG.
Maximum operating temperature is
Check carefully for water leaks
immediately after installation and 24
hours after installation.
TO ROUGH IN WATER LINE
1. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn
ON nearest faucet long enough to
clear line of water.
2. Vertical cold water line:
grounded electric drill or hand drill
to drill 3/16" (4.5cm) hole in
easily accessible location in water
Horizontal cold water line:
grounded electric drill to drill 3/16"
(4.5cm) hole in the TOP of the water
line. This will keep sediment from
collecting in valve.
3. Position washer over hole in water
Turn saddle valve handle
clockwise to expose piercing lance a
maximum of 3/16" (4.5cm). Align
piercing lance over hole in water
Place both halves of saddle
valve bracket against water line.
Turn saddle valve handle clockwise
until piercing lance enters hole in
waterline and is firmly seated. The
saddle valve is now in the closed
Tighten packing nut.
Evenly and firmly tighten bracket
screws so washer will
over tighten screws:
copper tubing could
4. Check that both ends of
copper tubing are cut
compression nut and sleeve onto
copper tubing. Insert end of copper
tubing completely into valve outlet.
Tighten compression nut to outlet
with adjustable wrench.
5. Turn on main water supply. Check
for leaks. Turn saddle valve handle
counterclockwise to shut off water to
6. Route copper tubing to refrigerator
7. Leave an additional length of copper
tubing coil fo facilitate moving the
refrigerator out of enclosure for
cleaning or service.
Do not use plastic water lines between
refrigerator and supply. Plastic water
lines can fail due to fatigue over time
product and the home.
Use only ¼" (1.6cm) copper tubing for
• Do not connect to reverse osmosis