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Installation Instructions; Installing The Water Line - GE GTH18DCXALWW Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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iNSTALLiNG THE WATER LiNE (ONSOME
MODELS)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Recommended copper ,_ater supply ki/s are _X8X2, _\_8X3
or _TK8X4,depending on the amount of ulbing you need.
Approx>d plastic ,_vtmrsupply lines a_ GE SmmtConnecf *'
Refi-igecatorTnbing (_\_08X10006, _3(08X10015 and
_XO8XlO025).
_3_en connecting your refl-igemtor to a GE Re,w_e Osmosis
Wamr S}:smm, t he only approxvd installation is with a GE RVKit.
For other rex_e osmosis _tmr s_:smms, t ollow the
manuf_mmrer's recommendations.
This ,_ater line installation is not ,_vtn'antedby the refl-igecator
or icemaker manuf{tcmrer Follow these instructions careflflly'
to minimize the risk of expensive ,_amrdamage.
_hter hammer (,_ater banging in the pipes) in house plumbing
can cause damage to refkige_vttor parts and lead to ,_amr leakage
or flooding. Call a qualified plumber to correct _tmr hammer
betore installing the ,_vtmrsupply line to the refi-igecato_:
To pre,>nt burns and product damage, do not hook up the
,xvtter line to the hot ,xvtter line.
If you use your refl-igecatorbefore connecting the wamr line,
make sure the feeler ann is in the STOP(up) position.
Do not ins/all the icemaker tubing in areas where tempecamres
t_tllbelow fieezing.
_]_en using any electrical device (such as a p(mer drill) during
installation, be sure the device is double insulamd or grounded
in a manner to pre,_nt the hazard of electric shock, or is batm U
p(mered.
M1 installations must be in accordance with local plumbing
code requirements.
WHAT YOU WiLL NEED
• Copper or GE SmartConneet"
Refrigerator
Tubing kit,
1/4" outer (tiameter to connect the reflJge_vttor to the ,xater
supply. If using coppe,; be sure both ends of the robing are
cut square.
To demmfine
bow much robing you need: Measure the distance
flom the _ater val_e on the back of the refi-igemtor to the _x_tter
supply pipe. Then add 8' (9.4 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra
robing (about 8' [2.4 m] coiled into 3 rams of about 10" [25 cm]
diamemr) to allow the refl-igemtor to mo_ out flom the _x_tll
after installation.
GE SmartConnec[
'_Refl-igemtor Tubing Kits are available in the
tollowing lengths:
6' (1.8 m)
- _X08X10006
15' (4.6 m)
- _X08X10015
25' (7.6 m)
- _08X10025
Be sure that the kit you select allcm:s at least 8' (2.4 m) as
described abox_.
NOTE: The only GE approved plastic tubing is that supplied
in GE SmartConnect"
Refrigerator
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°
WHAT YOU WiLL NEED (CONT.)
" AGE
water
supply
Mt (containing
robing,
shutoff
valve and
fittings
listed
below)
is available
at extra
cost flom
your dealer
or flom
Parts and Accessories,
1.800.661.1616.
- A cold water
supply.
The water pressure
must
be
between
20 and
120 p.s.i.
(1.4-8.1
bar).
- Power
drill.
" 1/2" or adjustable
wrench.
- Straight
and Phillips
blade
screwdriver.
- Two 1/4" outer diameter
compression
nuts and
2 ferrules
(sleeves)--to
connect
the copper
robing
to the shutoff valve and the refligerator
water valve.
OR
- If you are using a (;E SmartConnect
_'*Refligerator
Tubing
kit, the necessary
fittings
are preassembled
to the tubing.
" If your exisOng
copper
water line has a flared
fitOng
at the end, you will need
an adapter
(available
at
plumbing
supply
stores)
to connect
the water
line to
the refligerator
OR you can cut off the flared
fitting
with a tube
cutter
and
then
use a compression
fitting.
Do not cut formed
end flom
GE SmartConnect'"
Refiigerator
robing.
- Shutoff
valve to connect
to the cold water line.
The
shutoff
valve should
have a water inlet
with a
minimmn
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.
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