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Refrigerator Doors: Removing, Reversing (Optional) And Replacing - Whirlpool 2225408 Use & Care Manual

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6. Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe
clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the
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 nut
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.
Connecting 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.
3. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.
1. Tube Clamp
2. Copper Tubing
4. The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If
your water conditions require a second water strainer, install it
in the
in. (6.35 mm) water line at either tube connection.
Obtain a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
in. drilled hole
3. Compression Nut
4. Valve Inlet
Refrigerator Doors: Removing,
Reversing (optional) and Replacing
in. hex-head socket wrench, No. 2 Phillips
screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver,
in. putty knife.
Before you begin, turn the refrigerator control OFF and
unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Remove food and
adjustable door or utility bins from doors.
If you only want to remove and replace the doors, see the
"Door and Hinge Removal" and "Door and Hinge
Replacement" sections.
Door and Hinge Removal
" Hex-Head Hinge Screw
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Open refrigerator door and remove base grille from the
bottom front of the refrigerator (see Base Grille graphic).
3. Close the refrigerator door and keep both doors closed until
you are ready to lift them free from the cabinet.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while the
hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets
to hold the doors in place while you are working.
4. Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge
graphic. Lift the freezer door free from the cabinet.
5. Remove the parts for the center hinge as shown in the Center
Hinge graphic. Lift the refrigerator door free from the cabinet.
6. Remove the parts for the bottom hinge as shown in the
Bottom Hinge graphic.
IMPORTANT: If you want to reverse your doors so that they open
in the opposite direction, follow these steps. If you are not
reversing the doors, see "Door and Hinge Replacement."
in. open-end wrench, flat 2



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