Connect Water Supply - Whirlpool W10282149B Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool ice maker user manual
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Read all directions before you begin.
Plumbing shall be installed in accordance with the
International Plumbing Code and any local codes and
Use copper tubing or Whirlpool supply line, Part Number
8212547RP, and check for leaks.
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 two adjustable wrenches
" nut driver
NOTE: Do not use a piercing-type or
which reduces water flow and clogs more easily.
Connecting the Water Line
1. Turn off main water supply. Turn on nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water.
2. Using a " copper supply line with a quarter-turn shutoff valve
or the equivalent, connect the ice maker as shown.
NOTE: To allow sufficient water flow to the ice maker a
" size copper supply line is recommended.
3. Now you are ready to connect the copper tubing. Use
(6.35 mm) OD soft copper tubing for the cold water supply.
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 on 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. Compression sleeve
B. Compression nut

Connect Water Supply

" (4.76 mm) saddle valve
A. Bulb
B. Nut
C. Copper tubing
4. Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink, and
turn on main water supply and 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.
5. Bend the copper tubing to meet the water line inlet which is
located on the back of the ice maker cabinet as shown. Leave
a coil of copper tubing to allow the ice maker to be pulled out
of the cabinet or away from the wall for service.
A. Water supply tube clamp
B. Vent hose (drain pump models only)
C. Inlet water tube clamp and supply
line connector
D. Drain hose (drain pump models only)
6. Remove and discard the short, black plastic tube from the end
of the water line inlet.
7. 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
NOTE: To avoid rattling, be sure the copper tubing does not
touch the cabinet's side wall or other parts inside the cabinet.
A. Line to ice maker
B. Nut (purchased)
8. Install the water supply tube clamp around the water supply
line to reduce strain on the coupling.
9. Turn shutoff valve ON.
10. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.
C. Ferrule (purchased)
D. Supplied line from ice maker

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