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What You Will Need; Before You Begin - Kenmore 7997 - 19.0 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

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NOTE:
Water
line installation
is needed
when
the Automatic
Ice Maker
and/or
Water
Dispenser
features
are available
on
your
product.
Before
making
the connection
to the refrigerator,
be sure the
refrigerator
power
cord
is not plugged
into
the wall
outlet.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
° Copper
Tubing, 1/4" outer diameter
to
connect
the refrigerator
to the water supply.
Be sure both ends of the tubing
are cut
square.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
This water
line installation is not warranted
by the refrigerator
or icemaker manufacturer.
Follow these instructions carefully
to
minimize
the risk of
expensive
water
damage.
Water
hammer
(water
banging
in the pipes) in house plumbing
can cause damage
to refrigerator
parts and lead to water
leakage
or flooding.
Call a qualified
plumber
to correct
water
hammer
before installing
the water
supply line to the
refrigerator.
To prevent burns and product
damage,
do not hook up the
water
line to the hot water
line.
If you use your refrigerator
before connecting
the water
line,
make sure the icemaker
power switch is in the O (OFF} position.
Do not install the icemaker
tubing in areas where temperatures
fall below freezing.
When
using any electrica!
device (such as a power drill) during
installation,
be sure the device is doubleinsulated
or grounded
in a manner to prevent the hazard
of electric
shock, or is
battery-powered.
All installations
must be in accordance
with local plumbing
code requirements.
NOTE: Wear
eye protection.
° If a reverse osmosis water filtration
system is connected
to your cold water
supply, This water
line installation is not
warranted
by the refrigerator
or icemaker manufacturer.
Follow next instructions carefully
to minimize
the risk of
expensive
water
damage.
* If a reverse osmosis water
filtratlon
system is connected
to your cold water
supply, the water
pressure to the reverse
osmosis system needs to be a minimum
of 40 to 60 PSI or
0,27
MPa to 0,41MPa
(2,8 kg'f/cm
2 - 4,2 kg'f/cm
2, Jessthan
2 - 3 seconds to fill a cup of 7 oz capacity
[0,2 liters]). If the
water
pressure from the reverse osmosis system is Jessthan 21
PSI or 0,14 MPa (1,5 kg'f/cm
2, more than 4 seconds to fill a
cup of 7 oz capacity
[0,2 liters]).
° Check to see whether
the sediment
filter in the reverse
osmosis system is blocked.
Replace the filter if necessary.
* AHow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill
after
heavy usage.
° If the issue about water
pressure from reverse osmosis
remains, call a licensed,
qualified
plumber.
To determine
how much tubing you need: measure the distance
from the water
valve on the back of the refrigerator
to the
water supply
pipe. Then add 8 feet (2,4 m). Be sure there is
sumcient
extra tubing
(about 8 feet [2,4 m] coiled into 3 turns
of about 10 in [25 cm] diameter)
to allow
the refrigerator
to
move out from the wall after installation.
Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 8 feet (2.4 m) as
described
above.
* A cold water
supply.The
water
pressure must be between
20 and 120 PSI (0,137 and 0,82 MPa or 1,4 and 8,2 bar) on
models without
a water filter and between
40 and 120 PSI
(0,275 and 0,82 MPa or 2,8 and 8,2 bar) on models with a
water filter.
* Power drill.
" 1/2" or adjustable
wrench.
* Straight= and Philllpsblade
screwdriver.
* Two 1,_- outer diameter
compression
nuts and 2 ferrules
(sleeves)
to connect the copper
tubing to the shutoff: valve and the
refrigerator
water
valve.
• If your existing
copper
water
line
has a flared
fitting
at the end, you
will need an adapter
(available
at
plumbing
supply stores) to connect
the water
line to the refrigerator
OR you can cut off the flared
fitting
with a tube cutterand
then
use a compression
fitting.
* Shut off valve to connect to the
cold water
llne. The shutoff: valve
should have a water
inlet with a
minimum
inside diameter
of 5/32
" at the point of connection
to
the COLD WATER LINE. Saddle-
type shutoff: valves are included
in many water
supply kits. Before
purchasing,
make sure a saddle-
type valve complies
with your
local plumbing
codes.
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