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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
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.
To Avoid Property Damage:
• Copper tubing is recommended for the
water supply line. Water supply tubing
made of ¼" plastic is not recommended
since it greatly increases the potential for
water leaks. Manufacturer nor retailer
will 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.
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 ¼" (6.4 mm)
OD, copper tubing. To determine the length
of copper tubing needed, you will 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 ice maker inlet valve.
A water line kit is available from Sears stores
or Sears Parts & Repair at an additional cost.
To Connect Water Supply Line To
Ice Maker 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 clear. 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 (¼"). 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 2½
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 ice maker on, lower wire signal
arm (see ice maker front cover for ON/
OFF position of arm).
Tubing to
Maker Fill
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
Wire Line
Valve Inlet
Water Valve
Copper Water Line
from Household
Water Supply

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