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Electrical Requirements; Water Supply Connection - Kenmore 2225403 Use & Care Manual

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Electrical S hockHazard
Pluginto a grounded3 prongoutlet.
Donot removegroundprong.
Donot usean adapter.
Donot usean extensioncord.
follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
Cold water supply
Connect the ice maker to a cold water line with water pressure
between 30 and 126 psi. If you have questions about your water
pressure, call your utility company.
to Water Line
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect
Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water.
Locate a 1/2in. to 1V4in. (1.25 cm to 3.18 cm) vertical COLD
water pipe near the refrigerator.
NOTE: Horizontal pipe will work, but drill on the top side of
the pipe, not the bottom. This will help keep water away from
the drill and normal sediment from collecting
in the valve.
4. Determine the length of copper tubing you need. Measure
from the connection on the lower left rear of refrigerator to the
water pipe. Add 7 ft. (2.1 m) to allow for cleaning. Use V4in.
(6.35 mm) O.D. (outside diameter) copper tubing. Be sure
both ends of copper tubing are cut square.
5. Using a grounded drill, drill a V4in. hole in the cold water pipe
you have selected.
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 26 ampere fused, grounded
electrical supply is required. It is recommended
that a separate
circuit serving only your refrigerator be provided. Use an outlet
that cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an
extension cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation, cleaning, or
removing a light bulb, turn the control (Thermostat,
or Freezer Control depending on the model) to OFF and then
the refrigerator from the electrical source. When you
are finished, reconnect the refrigerator to the electrical source
and reset the control (Thermostat, Refrigerator or Freezer Control
depending on the model) to the desired setting.
Read all directions carefully before you begin.
If you turn the refrigerator on before the water line is
turn the ice maker OFR
All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements.
Use copper tubing and check for leaks. Install copper tubing
only in areas where temperatures will remain above freezing.
Tools required: Standard screwdriver, V16in. and V2in. open-end
wrenches or two adjustable wrenches, V4in. nut driver and drill
bit, hand drill or electric drill (properly grounded).
NOTE: Your refrigerator dealer has a kit available with a 1/4in.
(6.36 mm) saddle-type
shutoff valve, a union, and copper tubing.
Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type
valve complies with
your local plumbing codes. Do not use a piercing-type
or _¢_e i n.
(4.76 mm) saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs more
1. Cold Water Pipe
2. Pipe Clamp
3. Copper Tubing
4. Compression
5. Compression
& Shutoff Valve
7. Packing Nut
6. Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe
clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the V4in. drilled hole
in the water pipe and that the washer is under the pipe clamp.
Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp screws
carefully and evenly so washer makes a watertight seal. Do
not overtighten or you may crush the copper tubing.
7. Slip the compression
sleeve and compression
nut on the
copper tubing as shown. Insert the end of the tubing into the
outlet end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression
onto outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten.
8. Place the free end of the tubing in a container or sink, and
turn ON the main water supply. Flush the tubing until water is
clear. Turn OFF the shutoff valve on the water pipe. Coil the
copper tubing.
to Refrigerator
1. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression
nut and sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression
nut. Do
not overtighten. Use the tube clamp on the back of the
refrigerator to secure the tubing to the refrigerator as shown.
This will help prevent damage to the tubing when the
refrigerator is pushed back against the wall.
2. Turn shutoff valve ON.


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