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Connecting The Water Supply - Kenmore 253.6152 Series Use & Care Manual

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Connecting
Household Water Supply To Refrigerator
WARNING
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or
severe personal injury, dlsconnect the refrigerator
from
electrical power before connecting a water supply llne
to the refrlgeratar.
_
CAUTION
To Avoid Property Damage:
* Copper tubing is recommended
for the water supply
llne. Water supply tubing
made of IA" plastic is
nat recommended
since if greatly
increases the
potentlal far wafer
leaks. Manufacturer
will not be
responsible
for any damage
if plastic tublng
is used
for supply llne.
• DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where
temperatures
fall below freezing.
* Chemicals from a malfunctioning
softener can
damage
the icemaker,
if the icemaker is connec|ed
to
soft water, ensure thai the softener is maintained
and
working
properly.
iMPORTANT
Ensure that your water
supply line connections
comply
with all local plumbing
codes.
Before
Installing The Water Supply Line, You
Will Need:
°
Basic Tools: adjustable
wrench, flat-blade
screwdriver,
and Phillips screwdriver
*
Access to a household
cold water
line
with water
pressure
between
30 and 100 psi.
°
A water
supply line made of ]/4" (6.4 ram) OD, copper
tubing.
To determine
the length of copper
tubing
needed, you wiii need to measure the distance
from
the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator
to your cold water
pipe. Then add approximately
7
feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator
can be moved out
for cleaning
(as shown).
°
A shutoff valve to connect the water supply
line to
your household
water system. DO NOT use a self-
piercing
type shutoff valve.
°
A compression
nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting
the water
supply line to the icemaker inlet valve.
NOTE
A water
line kit is available
from
Sears
stores
or Sears
Parts & Repair
at an additional
cost.
To Connect Water Supply Line To Icemaker
Inlet Valve:
1.
Disconnect
refrigerator
from electric
power source.
2.
Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn
ON water supply and flush supply line until water
is
clean Turn OFF water supply at shutoff valve.
3.
Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and
discard
cap.
4.
Slide brass compression
nut, and then ferrule (sleeve)
onto water
supply line, as shown.
5.
Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as
it will go (VZ'). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet
and finger tighten compression
nut onto valve. Tighten
another
half turn with a wrench; DO NOT overtighten.
6.
With
steel clamp
and screw, secure water supply
line
to rear panel of refrigerator
as shown.
7.
Coil excess water supply line (about 21/2 turns) behind
refrigerator
as shown and arrange
coils so they do not
vibrate
or wear against any other surface.
8.
Turn ON water
supply at shutoff valve and tighten
any connections
that leak.
9.
Reconnect
refrigerator
to electrical
power source.
10.
To turn icemaker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice
maker front cover for ON/OFF
position
of arm).
J
Steel
Clamp
Brass
Compresslon
Nut
__
Ferrule
(Sleeve)
Copper
W_re Line
Water
Valve
\
Bracket
Valve
inlet
Water
Valve
r Line from
Household
Water
Supply
(Include
enough
tublng
in loop to allow
moving
refrigerator
out for
cleanlng.)
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