the ice maker
to a water
Read all directions
drill must be grounded
holes in water line.
Failure to do so could result in death,
shock, or serious
. Use copper tubing only and check for leaks.
Install ice maker tubing in areas where temperatures
are above freezing.
%s-inch and %-inch open-end wrenches or
two adjustable wrenches
X-inch nut driver
%-inch drill bit
Hand drill or electric drill (properly grounded)
NOTE: Your appliance dealer has a kit available with
a X-inch saddle type shut-off valve, a union, and
copper tubing. Before purchasing,
make sure a saddle
type valve complies with your local plumbing codes.
Do not use piercing type or %-inch
which reduces water flow and clogs more easily.
The ice maker water valve contains a flow washer
which is used as a water pressure regulator. The ice
maker needs to be connected to a cold water line with
water pressure limitations of 20-120 psi. If a problem
occurs, call your utility company.
It may take up to 24 hours for your ice maker to
begin producing ice.
If operating the refrigerator before installing the
turn ice maker to the OFF position
to prevent operation without water.
must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
IS NOT WARRANTED
OR ICE MAKER
Find a M-inch to 1 X-inch vertical COLD water pipe
near the refrigerator.
NOTE: Horizontal pipe will work, but the following
must be taken: Drill on the top side of the
pipe, not the bottom. This will help keep water away
from the drill. This also keeps normal sediment from
collecting in the valve.
Measure from connection
on rear of refrigerator to
water pipe. Add 7 feet (2.1 m) to allow for moving
refrigerator for cleaning. This is the length of %-inch
O.D. copper tubing you will need for the job (length
to water pipe PLUS 7 feet [2.1 ml).
Be sure both ends of copper tubing are cut square.
Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest
faucet long enough to clear line of water.
Using a grounded drill, drill a %-inch hole on the cold
water pipe you have selected.
%-inch O.D. copper
inlet on rear of refrig-
erator to water pipe
, plus 7 feet [2.1 m])
Some models may not feature this second
nut and sleeve.
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