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Whirlpool refrigerator use & care guide
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5. Using a grounded drill, drill a
you have selected.
G
F
E
A. Cold water pipe
B. Pipe clamp
C. Copper tubing
D. Compression nut
6. Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe
clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the
the water pipe and that the washer is under the pipe clamp.
Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp screws slowly
and evenly so washer makes a watertight seal. Do not
overtighten or you may crush the copper tubing.
7. Slip the compression sleeve and compression nut on the
copper tubing as shown. Insert the end of the tubing into the
outlet end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut
onto outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten.
8. Place the free end of the tubing in a container or sink, and turn
ON the main water supply. Flush the tubing until water is clear.
Turn OFF the shutoff valve on the water pipe. Coil the copper
tubing.
Connect to Refrigerator
NOTE: On kit models, assemble water valve to refrigerator per kit
instructions.
Style 1
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression
nut and sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression nut. Do not
overtighten.
3. 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.
4. Turn shutoff valve ON.
5. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.
A. Tube clamp
B. Copper tubing
6. The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If your
water conditions require a second water strainer, install it in
the
" (6.35 mm) water line at either tube connection. Obtain
a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer.
" hole in the cold water pipe
A
B
C
D
E. Compression sleeve
F. Shutoff valve
G. Packing nut
" drilled hole in
A
B
C
D
C. Compression nut
D. Valve inlet
Style 2
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the tube clamp on the back of the product and
insert the copper tubing through the clamp as shown.
3. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression
nut and sleeve as shown.
4. Tighten the compression nut. Do not overtighten. Reattach the
tube clamp and tube to the back of the cabinet.
A. Tube clamp
B. Copper tubing
5. Turn shutoff valve ON. Check for leaks. Tighten any
connections (including connections at the valve) or nuts that
leak.
6. The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If your
water conditions require a second water strainer, install it in
the
" (6.35 mm) water line at either tube connection. Obtain
a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer.
Complete the Installation
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.
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
NOTE: Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard
the first three batches of ice produced. Allow 3 days to completely
fill ice container.
A
B
C
C. Compression nut
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