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Water Supply To Refrigerator - 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 ~/~" 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 icemaker. If the icemal(er is onnected
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~ fiat-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 1/4 inch (6.4 mrn) OD,
copper tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing
needed, you will need to measure the distance from the
icemaker 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.
A water llne 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 llne until water ~s
clear. Turn OFF water supply at shutoff valve.
3. Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard
Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto
water supply line, as shown.
5. Push water supply I~ne into water valve ~nlet as far as i~
will go (I/4 inch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and
finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another
half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.
6. With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply llne to
rear panel
of refrigerator as shown.
7. Coil excess water supply llne (about 2~/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 icemaker
front cover for ON/OFF position of arm).

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