INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
NOTE: The only GE approved plastic tubing
is that supplied in GE SmartConnect
Tubing kits. Do not use any other plastic water
supply line because the line is under pressure at all
times. Certain types of plastic will crack or rupture
with age and cause water damage to your home.
shutoff valve and fittings listed below) is available
at extra cost from your dealer or from Parts
and Accessories, 800.626.2002 (in Canada
between 20 and 120 p.s.i. (1.4–8.1 bar).
1/2" or adjustable wrench.
" outer diameter compression nuts
tubing to the shutoff valve and the refrigerator
Refrigerator Tubing kit, the necessary fittings
are preassembled to the tubing.
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 cutter and then
use a compression fitting. Do not cut formed end
from GE SmartConnect
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.
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently
used drinking water line.
SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear
the line of water.
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, make
the connection to the top or side, rather than at
the bottom, to avoid drawing off any sediment
from the water pipe.
DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a 1/4" hole in the water pipe (even if using
a self-piercing valve), using a sharp bit. Remove
any burrs resulting from drilling the hole in
Take care not to allow water to drain into
Failure to drill a 1/4" hole may result in reduced
ice production or smaller cubes.