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Ice Service - Kenmore 7759 - Elite 24.8 cu. Ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Owner's Manual

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Ice Service
Icemaker Water Line
Installation Requirements
You will need a shutoff valve, two
1/4" O Docompression nuts, two
compression sleeves and enough
1/4" OD
copper tubing to connect
refrigerator to water source. (Your
Sears Store or Catalog Sales Office
has a kit available with a saddle-
type shutoff valve and copper
tubing, Before purchasing, make
sure a saddle-type valve complies
with your local plumbing codes.)
CAUTION:
Do not install icemaker
tubing in areas where temperatures
fal! below freezing
1. Find a 3/8"
( 10 ram) to 1"
(25 ram) vertical COLD water pipe
near the refrigerator. When it is
necessary to connect inlo a
horizontal water pipe, make the
connection to the top or side, rather
than at the bottom to avoid drawing
off any sediment Fromthe water piper
2. Measure from INLET on rear of
refrigerator to water pipe Add 7'
(2 m)to allow for moving
refrigerator for cleaning. This is the
length of 1/4" O_D copper tubing
you will need for the job (length
from water valve to water pipe
PLUS 7' [2 m])_ Be sure both ends
of copper tubing are cut square
3. Turn OFF main water supply_
Turn on nearest faucet long enough
to clear line of water
CAUTION: When using any
electrical device (such as a power
drill) to facilitate installation, be
sure the device is insulated or wired
in a manner to prevent the hazard
of electrical shock
4. Using a grounded drill, drill a
3/16"
hob in the vertica! cold
water pipe you have selected
P|PE
CLAMP\
5. Faslen shutoff valve to cold water
pipe with pipe clamp Be sure inlet
end is solidly in 3/16"
drilted hole
in water pipe and washer is under
pipe clamp Tighten packing nuL
Tighten pipe clamp screws carefully
and evenly so washer makes a
watertight connection_ Do not
overtighten or you may crush
copper tubing, especially if soft
copper tubing is used, Now you are
ready to connect the copper tubing
SHUTOFF
I_
VALVE_
PACKING
NUT
/
OUTLET
VALVE
t
COMPRESSION
NUT
COMPRESSIC
SLEEVE
6. Slip compression sleeve and
compression nut on copper tubing
as shown above
Insert end of
tubing into outlet end squarely as far
as itwill go Screw compression nut
to outlet end with adjustable
wrench Do not overtighten
Turn
ON main water supply and flush out
tubing until water is clear_ Turn OFF
shutoff valve on water pipe You are
now ready to connect other end of
1/4" copper tubing to water valve
on back of refrigerator
Typical
ways to
connect
to water
supply
Throughfloor
to basemen!
cold water pipe
Under slnkto
cold water
pipe
Through wail
to u|iltty room
cold water pipe
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LI
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in crawl
spaceunder
house
1/4" TUBE TO SHUTOFF
VALVE
NUT
TUBING
CLAMP
REFRIGERATOR
CONNECTION
7. Your model has a water valve
compression fittingcoming lhrough
the rear wall of the reFrigerator
Assemble compression nut on
compression fittingas shown above,
Insert end of tubing into connector
and tighten compression nut. Be sure
end of tubing is square in connector
and isinserted as far as it will go, Do
not overtighten. Be sure there is
enough extra tubing (coiled into
three turns of about 10 _ [25 cm]
diameter) to allow refrigerator to
move out from wall after installation
Secure tubing in metal clamp at top
right corner of compressor
compartment cover°
8. Turn shutoffvalve O N TIG HTEN
ANY CONNECTIONS
OR NUTS
THAT LEAK.
9. Copper tubing may now be
fastened to baseboard°
10. Your ice cubes can only be as
fresh-tasting as the water that
produces them. That s why it is a
good idea to purih/the water with
a water filter, The water filter is an
optional part at extra cost and is
available from the Sears Service
Center, Order Filter No 978488
and install at the inlet water tube
connection_
11. Water Pressure Limitations:
Not below 15 P_SJ.or above
125 PoSI, If a problem occurs,
call your Utility Company,
IMPORTANT:
It may take up to
24 hours for your icemaker to
begin producing ice.
The first few batches of ice cubes
should be thrown away, so that
remaining impurities in the water
line will be flushed out
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