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Electrical Requirements; Water Supply Connection - Whirlpool 2225408 Use & Care Manual

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Electrical Requirements

Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical
Recommended grounding method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 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, Refrigerator
or Freezer Control depending on the model) to OFF and then
disconnect 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.

Water Supply Connection

Read all directions carefully before you begin.
If you turn the refrigerator on before the water line is
connected, turn the ice maker OFF.
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,
wrenches or two adjustable wrenches,
bit, hand drill or electric drill (properly grounded).
NOTE: Your refrigerator dealer has a kit available with a
(6.35 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
(4.76 mm) saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs more
Cold water supply
Connect the ice maker to a cold water line with water pressure
between 30 and 120 psi. If you have questions about your water
pressure, call your utility company.
Connecting to Water Line
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water.
3. Locate a ½ in. to 1
in. (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
(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
you have selected.
1. Cold Water Pipe
2. Pipe Clamp
3. Copper Tubing
4. Compression Nut
in. and
in. open-end
in. nut driver and drill
in. hole in the cold water pipe
5. Compression Sleeve
6. Shutoff Valve
7. Packing Nut



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