Connect The Water Supply; Freezer Door - Whirlpool  EV160NZTQ Use & Care Manual

15.8 cu. ft. upright freezer with frost free defrost
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Connect the Water Supply

(on some models)
Connect to Water Line
1. Unplug freezer or disconnect power.
2. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water.
3. Locate a ½" to 1 " (12.7 mm to 3.18 cm) vertical cold water
pipe near the freezer.
Make sure it is a cold water pipe.
Horizontal pipe will work, but drill on the top side of the
pipe, not the bottom. This will help keep water away from
the drill and normal sediment from collecting in the valve.
4. Determine the length of plastic tubing you need. Measure from
the connection on the lower left rear of freezer to the water
pipe. Add 7 ft (2.1 m) to allow for cleaning. Use
O.D. (outside diameter) plastic tubing. Be sure both ends of
plastic tubing are cut square.
5. Using a cordless drill, drill a
water pipe you have selected.
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
drilled hole in 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 plastic tubing.
7. Slip the compression sleeve and compression nut on the
plastic 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 plastic
Connect to Freezer
1. Attach the plastic tube to the valve inlet using a compression
nut and sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression nut. Do not
2. Use the tube clamp on the back of the freezer to fasten the
tubing to the freezer as shown. This will help avoid damage to
the tubing when the freezer is pushed back against the wall.
3. Turn shutoff valve ON.
" (6.35 mm)
" (6.35 mm) hole in the cold
E. Compression sleeve
F. Shutoff valve
G. Packing nut
" (6.35 mm)
4. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.
A. Tube clamp
B. Tube clamp screw
C. Plastic tubing
5. The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If your
water conditions require a second water strainer, install it in
" (6.35 mm) water line at either tube connection. Obtain
a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer.
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.
6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Freezer Door

" hex head socket wrench,
socket wrench,
" hex head socket wrench, " hex head socket
" hex head socket wrench, #2 Phillips screwdriver, flat-
blade screwdriver,
" open-end wrench, flat 2" putty knife.
All graphics referenced in the following instructions are
included later in this section after "Final Steps." The graphics
shown are for a right-hand swing door (hinges factory installed
on the right).
If you only want to remove and replace the door, see the
"Remove Door and Hinges" and "Replace Door and Hinges."
Before you begin, turn the control OFF, and remove food and
adjustable door or utility bins from door.
D. Compression nut
E. Valve inlet
" hex head

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