CONNECTING HOUSEHOLD WATER SUPPLY TO REfRIGERATOR
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or
severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator from
electrical power before connecting a water supply line
to the refrigerator.
To Avoid Property Damage:
• Copper or stainless steel braided tubing is recommended
for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼"
plastic is not recommended to be used. Plastic tubing
greatly increases the potential for water leaks, and the
manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if
plastic tubing is used for supply line.
• DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
• Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can
damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected
to soft water, ensure that the softener is maintained
and working properly.
Ensure that your water supply line connections comply with all
local plumbing codes.
Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need:
• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver,
• Access to a household cold water line with water
pressure between 30 and 100 psi.
• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper
or stainless steel tubing. To determine the length of tubing
needed, measure the distance from the ice maker inlet
valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water
pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the
refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).
• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your
household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing
type shutoff valve.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting a
copper water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
Check with your local building authority for recommendations
on water lines and associated materials prior to installing your
new refrigerator. Depending on your local/state building codes,
Electrolux recommends for homes with existing valves its Smart
Choice water line kit 5305513409 (with a 6 ft. stainless steel
water line) and for homes without an existing valve, Frigidaire
recommends its Smart Choice water line kit 5304410264 (with
a 20 ft. copper water line with self-tapping saddle valve). Please
refer to www.frigidaire.com/store for more information.
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve
1 Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
2 Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn
ON water supply and flush supply line until water is clear.
Turn OFF water supply at shutoff valve.
3 Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.
4 If you use copper tubing - Slide brass compression nut,
then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line. Push water
supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼
inch/6.4 mm). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and
finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another
half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See Figure 1.
If you use stainless steel tubing - The nut and ferrule
are already assembled on the tubing. Slide compression
nut onto valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut
onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO
NOT over tighten. See Figure 2.
5 With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line
(copper tubing only) to rear panel of refrigerator as shown.
6 Coil excess water supply line (copper tubing only) about
2½ turns behind refrigerator as shown and arrange coils
so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.
7 Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any
connections that leak.
8 Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.
9 To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (side
mounted) or set the ice maker's ON/Off power switch
to the "I" position (rear mounted).
Plastic Water Tubing
to Ice Maker
Copper water line
from household water supply
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)