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Connecting to the House Water Line
eration. If there is not a cold water supply, you will need to
provide one. See Installing the Water Line section.
NOTES:
• Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be sure
the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into the wall
outlet.
• If your refrigerator does not have a water filter, we rec-
ommend installing one if your water supply has sand or
particles that could clog the screen of the refrigerator's
water valve. Install it in the water line near the refrigerator.
If using SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kit, you will
need an additional tube (WX08X10002) to connect the
filter. Do not cut plastic tube to install filter.
• Before connecting the water line to the house, purge the
house line for at least 2 minutes.
A. If you are using copper tubing, place a compression
nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end of the tubing
coming from the house cold water supply.
If you are using the SmartConnect™ tubing, the
nuts are already assembled to the tubing.
B. If you are using copper tubing, insert the end of the
tubing into the refrigerator connection, at the back of
the refrigerator, as far as possible. While holding the
tubing, tighten the fitting.
If you are using SmartConnect™ tubing, insert the
molded end of the tubing into the refrigerator connec-
tion, at the back of the refrigerator, and tighten the
compression nut until it is hand tight. Then tighten one
additional turn with a wrench. Over tightening may
cause leaks.
C. Fasten the tubing into the clamp provided to hold it in
position. You may need to pry open the clamp.
(Icemaker models only)
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One of the illustrations below will look like the connection
on your refrigerator.
WARNING
Connect to potable water supply only.
eration. The water pressure must be between 40 and 120
psi (275-827 kilopascals).
WARNING
into the refrigerator.
Icemaker-Ready Models
SmartConnect™
tubing
Refrigerator
connection
Icemaker-Installed Models
SmartConnect™
tubing
Copper tubing
Refrigerator
connection
8
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD
Icemaker fill
tubing
Tubing
tubing
clamp
Tubing
clamp
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