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Installation - Kenmore 7997 - 19.0 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

Top freezer refrigerator

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iNSTALLATiON
iNSTRUCTiONS
Install
the shutoff
valve
on the nearest
frequently
used
drinking
water
line.
1. SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the pressure on the line.
2. CHOOSE
THE VALVE
LOCATION
Choose
a location
for
the valve
that
is
easily
accessible.
It is best to connect
into the side of a vertical
water
pipe.
When
it is necessary
to connect
into
a horizontal
water
pipe r maize the
connection
to the top or side,
rather
than
at the bottom,
to avoid
drawing
off
any sediment
from
the water
pipe.
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3. DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill
a 1/4" hole
in the water
pipe
(even
if using
a selfpiercing
valve)
using
a sharp
bit.
Remove
any
burrs
resulting
from
drilling
the hole
in the
pipe.
Take care
not to
allow
water
to drain
into the drill.
Failure
to
drill
a 1/4 hole
may
result
in reduced
ice
production
or smaller
cubes.
4.FASTEN
THE SHUT OFF VALVE
Fasten the shutoff
valve
to the cold water
pipe with the pipe
clamp.
6. ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the tubing
between
the cold water
line and the
refrigerator.
Route the tubing through
a hole drilled
in the wail or floor
(behind the refrigerator
or adjacent
base cabinet)
as close to the wail as possible.
NOTE:
Be sure there
is sufficient
extra
tubing
(about
8 feet
coiled
into 3 turns
of about
10 inches in diameter)
to allow
the
refrigerator
to move
out from
the wail
after
installation.
7. CONNECT
THE TUBING
TO THE VALVE
Place the compression
nut and ferrule (sleeve) for copper
tubing onto the end of the tubing and connect
it to the shutoff
valve. Maize sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve.
Tighten the compression
nut securely.
Saddle-Type
Compression
Shutoff
Valve
Nut
Packing
Nut
Outlet
Ferrule
(sleeve)
Valve
Saddle-Type
J
Vertical
Cold
Shutoff: Valve
Water Pipe
NOTE: Commonwealth
of Massachusetts
Plumbing
Codes
248CMR
shall be adhered
to. Saddle valves are illegal
and use
is not permitted
in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed
plumber.
5. TIGHTEN
THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp
screws until the sealing washer begins to
swell.
NOTE:
Do not over
tighten
or you
may
crush
the tubing.
Pipe Clamp
Clamp
Screw
Washer
End
NOTE: Commonwealth
of Massachusetts
Plumbing
Codes
248CMR
shall be adhered
to. Saddle valves are illegal
and use
is not permitted
in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed
plumber.
8. FLUSH
OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main
water
supply
on and
flush
out the tubing
until
the
water
is clean
Shut the water
off
at the water
valve
after
about
one quart
of
water
has been
flushed
through
the tubing.
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