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Kenmore Side by side refrigerator Use And Care Manual page 6

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WARNING
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator from
electrical
power before connecting
a water supply line to the refrigerator.
CAUTION
To Avoid Property Damage:
• Copper tubing
is recommended
for the water supply Une.Water supply tubing
made of W' plastic is not
recommended
since it greatly increases the potential for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible
for any damage if plastic tubing
is used for supply line.
• DO NOT install water supply tubing
in areas where temperatures
fall below freezing.
. Chemicals
from a malfunctioning
softener can damage the ice maker, if the ice maker is connected to soft
water, ensure that the softener is maintained
and working
properly.
iMPORTANT
Ensure that your water supply and installation comply with state and local laws and regulations.
Before Installing
The Water Supply Line, You Will Need
• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, fiat-blade screwdriver, and Phllhps
TM
screwdriver
• Access to a cold water line with water pressure between 30 and 100 psi (system supphed with cold water only)
• A water supply line made of 14 inch (6 4 mm) QD, copper tubing To determine the length of copper tubing needed,
you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker _nletvalve 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 DQ NOT use a self-piercingtype shutoff valve
A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve
NOTE
A water line kit is available from your appliance dealer at additional cost It contains 25 feet (7.6 meters) of 14 inch
OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonplerclng), (2) 1Ainch brass compression nuts, (2) ferrules/sleeves,
and instructions for instalhng a water supply line.
To Connect
Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve
1 Disconnect refngerator from electnc power source
2 Place end of water supply hne into sink or bucket Turn ON water supply and
flush supply hne until water is clear Turn OFF water supply at shut off valve
3 Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap
4 Shde brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply hne, as shown
5 Push water supply hne _ntowater valve _nlet as far as it will go (14 inch) Shde
ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger hghten compression nut onto valve
T_ghten another half turn with a wrench, DO NOT over hghten
6 With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply hne to rear panel of
refngerator as shown
7 Coil excess water supply hne (about 212 turns) behind refngerator as shown
and arrange coils so they do not wbrate or wear against any other surface
8 Turn QN water supply at shutoff valve and hghten any connections that leak
9 Reconnect refrigerator to electncal power source
10 To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for ON/
OFF poslhon of arm)
Plastic
Water
Tubing
to Ice Makel
_'_
F41 Tube
ilnclude
enough
lublng
m loop to allow
moving
refrlgera[or
ou[ for cleaning
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iMPORTANT
After connecting the water supply, refer to "How to Prime the Water Supply System" for important information about
pnming an empty water supply system.
Your refrigerator's water supply system includes several tubing lines, a water filter, a water valve and a water tank.
To ensure that your water dispenser works properly, this system must be completely filled with water when your
refrigerator is first connected to the household water supply hne

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