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Water Supply To Refrigerator - Kenmore 6580 - 18.2 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

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Connecting Household Water Supply To Refrigerator
_
WARNING
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or
severe personal
injury, disconnect
the refrigerator
from electrical
power
before connecting a water
supply
line to the refrigerator.
_
CAUTION
To Avoid Property
Damage:
*
Copper tubing is recommended
for the water supply
line. Water
supply
tubing
made
of IA"
plastic
is
not recommended
since it greatly
increases the
potential
for water
leaks. Manufacturer
will not be
responsible
for any damage
if plastic tubing is used
for supply line.
*
DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where
temperatures
fall below freezing.
*
Chemicals
from
a malfunctioning
softener
can
damage
the icemaker.
If the icemaker
is connected
to soft water, ensure that the softener is maintained
and working
properly.
iMPORTANT
Ensure that your water
supply
line connections
comply
with all local plumbing
codes.
Before
Installing
The Water Supply Line, You Will Need
*
Basic Tools: adiustabJe
wrench, fiat-blade
screwdriver,
and Phillips
TM
screwdriver
*
Access to a household cold water line with water pressure
between
30 and 100 psi.
*
A water
supply
line made
of
I/4 inch (6.4 ram) OD,
copper
tubing. To determine
the length of copper
tubing
needed,
you will need to measure the distance
from the
icemaker
inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator
to
your cold water
pipe.
Then add
approximately
7 feet
(2.1 meters),
so the refrigerator
can be moved out for
cleaning
(as shown).
*
A shutoff: valve to connect the water
supply
line to your
household
water
system.
DO NOT use a self-piercing
type shutoff: valve.
*
A compression
nut and ferrule
(sleeve) for connecting
the water
supply
line to the icemaker
inlet valve.
To Connect Water Supply Line To Icemaker
Inlet Valve
1.
Disconnect
refrigerator
from electric
power
source.
2.
Place end of water
supply line into sink or bucket. Turn
ON water
supply
and flush supply
line until water
is
clear. Turn OFF water
supply
at shutoff: valve.
3.
Unscrew plastic cap from water
valve inlet and discard
cap.
4.
Slide brass compression
nut, then ferrule
(sleeve) onto
water
supply
line, as shown.
5.
Push water
supply
line into water
valve inlet as far as it
will go (1/4 inch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and
finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another
half turn with a wrench;
DO NOT over tighten.
6.
With steel clamp and screw, secure water
supply line to
rear panel of refrigerator
as shown.
7.
Coil excess water
supply
line (about 21/2 turns) behind
refrigerator
as shown and
arrange
coils so they do
not vibrate
or wear against
any other surface.
8.
Turn ON water
supply
at shutoff: valve and tighten
any
connections
that leak.
9.
Reconnect refrigerator
to electrical
power source.
10. To turn icemaker
on, lower wire signal arm (see icemaker
front cover for ON/OFF
position
of arm).
Steel
Clamp
Compression
Nut
--
Ferrule
(Sleeve)
_-_Copper
water line
\Water
Valve
_===Bracket
_
\=--Valve
inlet
dive
--
Copper water
line
from
household
water supply
/_/
/
(Include
enough tubing
in loop to allow
moving refrigerator
out for cleaning,)
NOTE
A water
line kit is available
from Sears stores or Sears
Parts & Repair at an additional
cost.

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