INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Recommended copper water supply kits are WX8X2,
WX8X3 or WX8X4, depending on the amount of tubing
you need. Approved plastic water supply lines are GE
Refrigerator Tubing (WX08X10006,
WX08X10015 and WX08X10025).
When connecting your refrigerator to a GE Reverse
Osmosis Water System, the only approved installation
is with a GE RVKit. For other reverse osmosis water
systems, follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
If the water supply to the refrigerator is from a
Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System (RO)
AND the refrigerator also has a water filter,
use the refrigerator's filter bypass plug. Using
the refrigerator's water filtration cartridge in
conjunction with an RO water filter can result in
hollow ice cubes.
This water line installation is not warranted by the
refrigerator or ice maker 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.
For LCD Models: If the refrigerator is operated
before the water connection is made to the ice
maker, see ICE MAKER under "settings" menu of
the LCD Operations section and follow the screen
commands to turn the ice maker OFF.
Do not install the ice maker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is double
insulated 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.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
kit, 1/4" outer diameter to connect
the refrigerator to the water supply. If using
copper, be sure both ends of the tubing are
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. Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing to allow
the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
Refrigerator Tubing Kits are
available in the following lengths:
6' (1.8 m)
15' (4.6 m)
25' (7.6 m)