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Installation Instructions; Installing The Water Line; What You Will Need - GE GTH18FBC2RWW Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Installation instructions
iNSTALLiNG THE WATER LiNE (ONSOME
MODELS)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Recommended
copper water supply kits are _VX8X2,
1\'_'X8X3 or WX8X4,
depending
on the amount
of robing
you need. Approved
plastic water supply lines are GE
SmartConnect
T_'_ Refrigerator
Tubing
(WX08X10006,
1\_08X
10015 and 1\_08X
10025).
When connecting
your refrigerator
to a GE Reverse
Osmosis
Water
System,
the only approved
installation
is
with a GE R\TKit. For other reverse osmosis water systelns,
follow the mmmfacmrer's
recolnmendations.
This water line installation
is not warranted
by the
refrigerator
or icelnaker
manufacturer.
Follow these
instructions
carefully
to minimize
the risk of expensive
water damage.
Water hammer
;_vater banging
in the pipes) in house
plumbing
can cause damage
to refrigerator
parts and lead
to water leakage or flooding
Call a qualified
plumber
to
correct water hammer
before installing
the water supply line to the refrigerator.
To prevent
burns and product
dalnage,
do not hook up the
water line to the hot water line.
If you use your refrigerator
before coimecting
the water
line, make sure the feeler arm is in the STOP (up) position.
Do not install the icemaker
robing in areas where
telnperamres
fall below freezing.
When using any electrical
device (such as a power drill)
during installation,
be sure the device is double insulated
or
grounded
in a manner
to prevent
the hazard
of electric
shock, or is battery powered.
All installations
must be in accordance
with local plumbing
code requirements.
WHAT YOU WiLL NEED
• Copper
or GE SmartConnect
TM
Refrigerator
Tubing
kit,
1/4" outer diameter
to com_ect the refrigerator
to the
water suppl?: If using copper, be sure both ends of the
robing are cut square.
To determine
how much robing you need: measure
the
distance
from the water valve on the back of the
refrigerator
to the water supply pipe. Then
add 8'
(2.4 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra robing
(about 8' [2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about
10"
[25 cm] dialneter)
to allow the refrigerator
to move out
froln the wall after installation.
WHAT YOU WiLL NEED (CONT.)
(;E Slnart(_onnect
TM
Refrigerator
Tubing
Kits are available
in the following lengths:
6' (1.8 m)
1\'%08X10006
15' (4.6 m)
X\'_208X10015
25'(7.6) m)
_\_08X10025
Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 8' (2.4 m) as
described
above.
NOTE:
The only GE approved
plastic tubing is that
supplied
in GE SmartConnect
TM
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.
"A GE water supply kit (containing
tubing,
shutoff valve
and fittings listed below) is available
at extra cost froln
your dealer or froln 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 com_ect
¢_2;€_
the copper
robing to the shutoff
xalve and the refrigerator
water valve.
OR
" If you are using a GE SlnartConi_ect
TM
Refrigerator
Tubing kit, the necessa W fittings are preassembled
to the robing
• If your existing copper water line has a flared fitting at
the end, you will need an adapter
(available
at plumbing
supply stores) to com_ect 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
T_'_
Refrigerator
robing
• Shutoffvalve to connect to the cold water line.
The shutoff valve should have a water inlet with a
minimum inside diameter of 5/32" at the point of
co,mection to the COLD WATER LINE. Saddle-_pe
shutoff valves are included in many water supply kits.
Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve
colnplies with your local plumbing codes.
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