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Connecting the water line
Turn off main water supply• Turn on nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water•
Find a 1/2in. (12.70 mm) to 11/4in. (3.18 cm) vertical cold water
pipe near the ice maker•
NOTE: Horizontal pipe will work, but the following procedure
must be followed: 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.
3. Using a grounded drill, drill a 1/4in. (6.35 mm) hole in the cold
water pipe you have selected.
4. Fasten shut-off valve to cold water pipe with pipe clamp• Be
sure outlet end is solidly in the 1/4in. (6.35 mm) drilled hole in
the water pipe and that washer is under the pipe clamp.
Tighten packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp screws carefully
and evenly so washer makes a watertight seal. Do not
overtighten the pipe clamp or you may crush cold water pipe
if it is soft copper tubing. Do not use a piercing-type
or 3A6in.
(4.76 mm) saddle-type
valve which reduces water flow and
clogs more easily•
5. Now you are ready to connect the copper tubing. Use 1/4in.
(6.35 mm) OD soft copper tubing for the cold water supply.
Measure from the connection at the front of the ice maker
to the cold water pipe. Add 3 ft (91.4 cm) to ensure that
you have the proper length. This is the length of 1/4in.
(6.35 mm) OD soft copper tubing you need for the job. Be
sure both ends of the copper tubing are cut square.
Slip compression
sleeve and compression
nut on copper
tubing as shown. Insert end of tubing into outlet end
squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression
nut onto
outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten.
................. 1
............. 3
1. Cold Water Pipe
5. Compression Nut
2. Pipe Clamp
6. Compression Sleeve
3. Copper Tubing
7. Shut-Off Valve
4• Coupling (purchased)
8. Packing Nut
Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink, and
turn on main water supply and flush out tubing until water is
clear. Turn off shut-off valve on the water pipe.
NOTE: Always drain the water line before making the final
connection to the inlet of the water valve to prevent possible
water valve malfunction.
Bend the copper tubing to meet the water line inlet which is
located on the back of the ice maker cabinet as shown.
!. Drain Hose (Drain Pump models only)
2• Vent Hose (Drain Pump models only)
3. Water Supply Line
Thread the nut onto the coupling on the end of the copper
tubing. Tighten the nut by hand. Then tighten it with a wrench
two more turns. Do not overtighten.
1.Line to ice maker
2. Nut (purchased)
3. Ferrule (purchased)
4. Coupling
Remove the two screws in the lower access panel and the
two screws in the base grille area of the front panel support.
Pull forward to remove the lower access panel.
NOTE: To prevent rattling, be sure the copper tubing does not
touch the cabinet's side wall or other parts inside the cabinet.
(30.9 cm)
(14,5 cm)
1. WaterPan Drain
2. Water Valve
(18.6 cm)
(14.3 cm)
10. Turn shut-off valve ON.
11. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
at the valve) or nuts that leak.
12. Replace the lower access panel and screws.


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