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Attaching The Ice Maker To A Water Supply - Whirlpool DESIGNERSTYLE 2184589 Use And Care Manual

18’ to 21’ no-frost designerstyle top freezer refrigerator
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Attaching
the ice maker
to a water
supply
Read all directions
carefully
before
you begin.
Electrical
Shock Hazard
Disconnect
electrical
supply
to refrigerator
before installing.
Electrical
drill must be grounded
before
drilling
holes in water line.
Failure to do so could result in death,
electrical
shock, or serious
injury.
IMPORTANT:
. Use copper tubing only and check for leaks.
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Install ice maker tubing in areas where temperatures
are above freezing.
Tools
required:
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Standard screwdriver
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%s-inch and %-inch open-end wrenches or
two adjustable wrenches
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X-inch nut driver
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%-inch drill bit
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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
saddle valve
which reduces water flow and clogs more easily.
Cold water
supply
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.
IMPORTANT:
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It may take up to 24 hours for your ice maker to
begin producing ice.
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If operating the refrigerator before installing the
water connection,
turn ice maker to the OFF position
to prevent operation without water.
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All installations
must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
INSTALLATION
IS NOT WARRANTED
BY REFRIGERATOR
OR ICE MAKER
MANUFACTURER.
Connecting
to water
line
1.
2.
3.
4.
Find a M-inch to 1 X-inch vertical COLD water pipe
near the refrigerator.
NOTE: Horizontal pipe will work, but the following
precaution
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
from connection
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.
Vertical
cold
water pipe
/
Washer
clamp
%-inch O.D. copper
tubing
(length from
inlet on rear of refrig-
erator to water pipe
, plus 7 feet [2.1 m])
Compre'ssion
Compression
sleeve
nut
TO REFRIGERATOR
+
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Some models may not feature this second
compression
nut and sleeve.
continued
on next page
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