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Electrical Requirements; Water Supply Requirements; Connect The Water Supply - KitchenAid W10815169A User Manual

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Electrical Requirements

WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it
is important to make sure you have the proper electrical
connection.
Recommended Grounding Method
A 115-volt, 60 Hz, AC-only 15- or 20-amp fused, grounded
electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate
circuit serving only your refrigerator and approved accessories
be provided. Use an outlet that cannot be turned off by a switch.
Do not use an extension cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation or cleaning, turn
off cooling, then disconnect the refrigerator from the electrical
source. When you have finished, reconnect the refrigerator to the
electrical source and turn on cooling. See "Using the Controls"
section.

Water Supply Requirements

A cold water supply with water pressure between 35 and 120 psi
(241 and 827 kPa) is required to operate the water dispenser and
ice maker. If you have questions about your water pressure, call
a licensed, qualified plumber.
NOTE: If the water pressure is less than what is required, the flow
of water from the water dispenser could decrease or ice cubes
could be hollow or irregular shaped.
Reverse Osmosis Water Supply
IMPORTANT: The pressure of the water supply coming out
of a reverse osmosis system going to the water inlet valve of
the refrigerator needs to be between 35 and 120 psi (241 and
827 kPa).
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your
cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse osmosis
system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa).
Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse
osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.
Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill
after heavy use. The tank capacity could be too small to keep
up with the requirements of the refrigerator.
NOTE: Faucet-mounted reverse osmosis systems are
not recommended.
If your refrigerator has a water filter, it may further reduce
the water pressure when used in conjunction with a reverse
osmosis system. Remove the water filter. See "Water
Filtration System" section.
If you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed,
qualified plumber.

Connect the Water Supply

Read all directions before you begin.
IMPORTANT:
Plumbing must be installed in accordance with the
International Plumbing Code and any local codes and
ordinances.
Copper and PEX tubing connections from the household
water line to the refrigerator are acceptable and will help
avoid off-taste or odor in your ice or water. Check for leaks.
If PEX tubing is used instead of copper, we recommend the
following Part Numbers: W10505928RP (7 ft [2.14 m] jacketed
PEX), 8212547RP (5 ft [1.52 m] PEX), or W10267701RP
(25 ft [7.62 m] PEX).
Install tubing only in areas where temperatures will remain
above freezing.
Tools Needed:
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Flat-blade screwdriver
" and
" open-end wrenches or 2 adjustable wrenches
7
1
16
2
¼" nut driver
NOTE: Do not use a piercing-type or ³⁄
which reduces water flow and clogs easier.
Connect to Water Line
IMPORTANT: If you turn the refrigerator on before the water is
connected, turn off the ice maker.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Turn off main water supply. Turn on nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water.
3. Use a quarter-turn shut-off valve or the equivalent, served by
a
" household supply line.
1
2
NOTE: To allow sufficient water flow to the refrigerator, a minimum
" (12.7 mm) size household supply line is recommended.
1
2
D
A. Sleeve
C. Copper tubing (to refrigerator)
B. Nut
D. Household supply line (½" [12.7 mm] minimum)
" (4.76 mm) saddle valve
16
A
B
C
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