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Electrical Requirements; Water Supply Requirements; Vacation Or Extended Time Without Use; Connect Water Supply - KitchenAid P6GEG2KL Use & Care Manual

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Electrical Requirements

WARNING
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 ice maker into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical
connection:
A 115 volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15- or 20-amp electrical supply,
properly grounded in accordance with the National Electrical
Code and local codes and ordinances, is required.
It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your ice
maker, be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off
by a switch or pull chain.
IMPORTANT: If this product is connected to a GFCI (Ground
Fault Circuit Interrupter) equipped outlet, nuisance tripping of the
power supply may occur, resulting in loss of cooling. Ice quality
may be affected. If nuisance tripping has occurred, and if the
condition of the ice appears poor, dispose of it.
Recommended Grounding Method
The ice maker must be grounded. The ice maker is equipped with
a power supply cord having a 3 prong grounding plug. The cord
must be plugged into a mating, 3 prong, grounding-type wall
receptacle, grounded in accordance with the National Electrical
Code and local codes and ordinances. If a mating wall receptacle
is not available, it is the personal responsibility of the customer to
have a properly grounded, 3 prong wall receptacle installed by a
qualified electrician.

Water Supply Requirements

Check that the water supply lines are insulated against freezing
conditions. Ice formations in the supply lines can increase water
pressure and damage your ice maker or home. Damage from
frozen supply lines is not covered by the warranty.
A cold water supply with water pressure of between 30 and
120 psi (207 and 827 kPa) is required to operate the ice maker. If
you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed,
qualified plumber.
Reverse Osmosis Water Supply
IMPORTANT:
A reverse osmosis water filtration system is not
recommended for ice makers that have a drain pump
installed.
For gravity drain systems only.
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The pressure of the water supply coming out of a reverse
osmosis system going to the water inlet valve of the ice
maker needs to be between 30 and 120 psi (207 and
827 kPa).
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your
cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse osmosis
system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa).
NOTE: The reverse osmosis system must provide 1 gal. (3.8 L) of
water per hour to the ice maker for proper ice maker operation. If
a reverse osmosis system is desired, only a whole-house
capacity reverse osmosis system, capable of maintaining the
steady water supply required by the ice maker, is recommended.
Faucet capacity reverse osmosis systems are not able to
maintain the steady water supply required by the ice maker.
If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than
40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa):
Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse
osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.
Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill
after heavy usage.
If you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed,
qualified plumber.

Vacation or Extended Time Without Use

When you will not be using the ice maker for an extended
period of time, turn off the water and power supply to the ice
maker.
Check that the water supply lines are insulated against
freezing conditions. Ice formations in the supply lines can
increase water pressure and cause damage to your ice maker
or home. Damage from freezing is not covered by the
warranty.

Connect Water Supply

Read all directions before you begin.
IMPORTANT:
Plumbing shall be installed in accordance with the
International Plumbing Code and any local codes and
ordinances.
Use copper tubing or Whirlpool supply line, Part Number
8212547RP, and check for leaks.
Install tubing only in areas where temperatures will remain
above freezing.
Tools Needed
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation:
Flat-blade screwdriver
" and
" open-end wrenches or two adjustable wrenches
" nut driver
NOTE: Do not use a piercing-type or
which reduces water flow and clogs more easily.
Connecting the Water Line
1. Turn off main water supply. Turn on nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water.
2. Using a
" copper supply line with a quarter-turn shutoff
valve or the equivalent, connect the ice maker as shown.
NOTE: To allow sufficient water flow to the ice maker a
minimum
" diameter home supply line is recommended.
" (4.76 mm) saddle valve

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