3. Now you are ready to connect the copper tubing. Use
(6.35 mm) OD soft copper tubing for the cold water supply.
Ensure that you have the proper length needed for the
job. Be sure both ends of the copper tubing are cut
Slip compression sleeve and compression nut on copper
tubing as shown. Insert end of tubing into outlet end
squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut onto
outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten.
A. Compression sleeve
B. Compression nut
4. Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink, and
turn on main water supply and flush out tubing until water is
clear. Turn off shutoff valve on the water pipe.
IMPORTANT: Always drain the water line before making the
final connection to the inlet of the water valve to avoid
possible water valve malfunction.
5. Bend the copper tubing to meet the water line inlet which is
located on the back of the ice maker cabinet as shown.
Leave a coil of copper tubing to allow the ice maker to be
pulled out of the cabinet or away from the wall for service.
A. Copper tubing
B. Water supply tube clamp
C. Copper tubing
C. Inlet water tube clamp and
supply line connector
6. Remove and discard the short, black plastic tube from the
end of the water line inlet.
7. Thread the nut onto the end of the tubing. Tighten the nut by
hand. Then tighten it with a wrench two more turns. Do not
NOTE: To avoid rattling, be sure the copper tubing does not
touch the cabinet's side wall or other parts inside the cabinet.
A. Line to ice maker
B. Nut (purchased)
8. Install the water supply tube clamp around the water supply
line to reduce strain on the coupling.
9. Turn shutoff valve ON.
10. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.
Drain Pump Installation
NOTE: Connect drain pump to your drain in accordance with all
state and local codes and ordinances. It may be desirable to
insulate drain tube thoroughly up to drain inlet to minimize
condensation on the drain tube. Insulated tube kit Part
#W10365792 is available for purchase. Drain pump is designed
to pump water to a maximum height of 10 ft (3 m). Use only
Whirlpool approved drain pump kit Part Number 1901A. Do not
connect the outlet end of the drain tube to a closed pipe system
to keep drain water from backing up into the ice maker.
Drain pump kit Part Number 1901A
" ID x 5 " drain tube (ice maker bin to drain pump reservoir
" ID x 10 ft (3 m) drain tube hose (drain pump discharge to
" ID x 32" (81 cm) vent tube (drain pump reservoir vent to
ice maker cabinet back)
Cable clamps (secures vent tube to back of ice maker) (3)
" pump mounting screws (secures drain pump to
baseplate and clamps to back of ice maker) (5)
" small adjustable hose clamp (secures vent to drain pump)
" large adjustable hose clamp, (secures drain tube to ice
maker bin and drain pump reservoir inlet) (3)
Rear panel (2)
C. Ferrule (purchased)
D. Supplied line from ice maker
(on some models)