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4. Now you are ready to connect the copper tubing to the shutoff
valve. Use ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) OD soft copper tubing to connect the
shutoff valve and the refrigerator.
Ensure that you have the proper length needed for the job.
Be sure both ends of the copper tubing are cut square.
Slip compression sleeve and compression nut onto
copper tubing as shown. Insert end of tubing into outlet
end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut
onto outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not
overtighten.
A
B
A. Compression sleeve
B. Compression nut
5. Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink, and
turn on main water supply to flush out tubing until water is
clear. Turn off shutoff valve on the water pipe.
NOTE: Always drain the water line before making the final
connection to the inlet of the water valve, to avoid possible
water valve malfunction.
6. Bend the copper tubing to meet the water line inlet, which is
located on the back of the refrigerator cabinet as shown.
Leave a coil of copper tubing to allow the refrigerator to be
pulled out of the cabinet or away from the wall for service.
Connect to Refrigerator
Style 1
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove and discard the short, black plastic part from the end
of the water line inlet.
3. Thread the nut onto the end of the tubing. Tighten the nut by
hand. Then tighten it with a wrench two more turns. Do not
overtighten.
NOTE: To avoid rattling, be sure the copper tubing does not
touch the cabinet's side wall or other parts inside the cabinet.
A
B
C
A. Household water line
B. Nut (purchased)
4. Install the water supply tube clamp around the water supply
line to reduce strain on the coupling.
5. Turn shutoff valve ON.
6. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.
Style 2
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove and discard the plastic part that is attached to the
inlet of the water valve.
3. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression
nut and sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression nut. Do not
overtighten.
C
C. Copper tubing
D
C. Ferrule (purchased)
D. Refrigerator water tubing
4. Use the tube clamp on the back of the refrigerator to secure
the tubing to the refrigerator as shown. This will help avoid
damage to the tubing when the refrigerator is pushed back
against the wall.
5. Turn shutoff valve ON.
6. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.
A. Tube clamp
B. Tube clamp screw
C. Copper tubing
7. On some models, the ice maker is equipped with a built-in
water strainer. If your water conditions require a second water
strainer, install it in the ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) water line at either tube
connection. Obtain a water strainer from your nearest
appliance dealer.
Style 3
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove and discard the black nylon plug from the gray water
tube on the rear of the refrigerator.
3. If the gray water tube supplied with the refrigerator is not long
enough, a ¹⁄₄" x ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm x 6.35 mm) coupling is needed in
order to connect the water tubing to an existing household
water line. Thread the provided nut onto the coupling on the
end of the copper tubing.
NOTE: Tighten the nut by hand. Then tighten it with a wrench
two more turns. Do not overtighten.
A
B
A. Refrigerator water tubing
B. Nut (provided)
C. Bulb
D. Coupling (purchased)
4. Turn shutoff valve ON.
5. Check for leaks. Tighten any nuts or connections (including
connections at the valve) that leak.
Style 4
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Connect the supplied hose to the water valve outlet on the
back of the refrigerator.
A
B
C
D
E
D. Compression nut
E. Valve inlet
C
D
E
F
G
E. Ferrule (purchased)
F. Nut (purchased)
G. Household water line
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