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Ice Service
(continued)
tcemaker Water Line
Installation Requirements
You will need a shutoff valve, two
t/4"
OD
compression nuts, two
compression sleeves and enough
1/4" O, D copper tubing to connect
refrigerator to water source, (Your
Sears Store or Catalog Sales Office
has a kit available with a saddle_
type shutoff valve and copper
tubing, Before purchasing, make
sure a saddle-type valve complies
with your local plumbing codes.)
CAUTION:
Do not install icemaker
tubing in areas where temperatures
fall below freezing.
1. Find a 3/8"
to t "vertical
COLD
water pipe near the refrigerator,
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.
2o Measure from INLET on rear of
refrigerator to water pipe., Add 7
feet to allow for moving refrigerator
for cleaning
This is the length of
1/4" OD, copper tubing you will
need for the iob (length from water
valve to water pipe PLUS 7 feet).
Be sure both ends of copper tubing
are cut square.
3. Turn OFF main water supply
Turn on nearest faucet long enough
to clear line of water
CAUTION: When using any
electrical device (such as a power
drill) to facilitate installation, be
sure the device is insulated or wired
in a manner to prevent the hazard
of electrical shock.
4. Using a grounded drill, drill a
3/16"
hole in the vertical cold
water pipe you have selected,
Typical
ways to
connect
to water
supply
PIPE
SHUTOFF
VALVE'
INLET
VERTICAL
COLD WATER
5, Fasten shutoff valve to cold water
pipe with pipe clamp, Be sure inlet
end is solidly in 3/16"
drilled hole
in water pipe and washer is under
pipe damp, Tighten packing nut,
Tighten pipe clamp screws carefully
and evenly so washer makes a
watertight connection, Do not
overtighten or you may crush
copper tubing, especially if soft
copper tubing is used_ Now you are
ready to connect the copper tubing,
I
J
COMPRESSION
SHUTOFF
_
NUT /
PACKING
OUTLET
J
COMPRESSION
-
VALVE
J
SLEEVE
6. Slip compression sleeve and
compression nut on copper tubing
as shown above, Insert end of
tubing into outlet end squarely as far
as it will go, Screw compression nut
to outlet end with adjustable
wrench, Do not overtighten
Turn
ON main water supply and flush out
tubing until water is clear. Turn OFF
shutoff valve on water pipe, You are
now ready to connect other end of
1/4" copper tubing to water valve
on back of refrigerator,
Through floor
Under sink _o
Through wal_
In crawl
to basement
coId water
1o utility room
space under
cold water pipe
pipe
cold wa_erpipe
house
I/4"
TUBE TO SHUTOFF
VALVE
I/4"
COMPRESSION
NUT
TUBING
CLAMP
REFRIGERATOR CONNECTION
7. The water valve (supplied in the
icemaker kit, if not already on your
model) has a compression fitting
protruding through the compressor
compartment cover at the rear
ofthe refrigerator. Assemble
compression nut on compression
fitting as shown above, Insert end
of tubing into connector and tighten
compression nuL Be sure end of
tubing is square in connector and
is inserted as far as it will go Do not
overtighten, Be sure there is enough
extra tubing (coiled into three turns
of about 10" diameter) to allow
refrigerator to move out from wall
after installation Secure tubing in
metal clamp at top right corner of
compressor compartment cover°
8. Turn shutoff valve ON TIGHTEN
ANY CONNECTIONS
OR NUTS
THAT LEAK,
9. Copper tubing may now be
fastened to baseboard
10. Your ice cubes can only be as
fresh-tasting as the water that
produces them That's why it is a
good idea to purify the water with
a water filter The water filter is an
optional part at extra cost and is
available from the Sears Service
Center, Order Filter No, 978488
and install at the inlet water tube
connectiom
11. Water Pressure Limitations:
Not below (15 PS_L) or above
( 125 RS,L) tf a problem occurs,
call your Utility Company,
IMPORTANT:
It may take up to 24
hours for your icemaker to begin
producing
ice,
The first few batches of ice cubes
should be thrown away, so that
remaining impurities in the water
line will be flushed out,
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