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Connecting The Water Line - Kenmore 795.6397 Use & Care Manual

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NOTE: W aterlineinstallation i s needed when the
Automatic I cemaker and/or W ater D ispenser features
areavailable onyourproduct.
BEFORE
YOU BEGIN
This water line installation
is not warranted by the
refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow these
instructions carefully to minimize the risk of expensive
water damage.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in house
plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and lead
to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified plumber to
correct water hammer before installing the water supply
line to the refrigerator.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook up
the water line to the hot water line.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting the water
line, make sure the icemaker power switch is in the O
(off) position.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is double-
insulated or grounded in a manner to prevent the hazard
of electric shock, or is battery-powered.
All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing
code requirements.
NOTE: Wear eye protection.
• If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is
connected to your cold water supply, This water line
installation is not warranted by the refrigerator or
icemaker manufacturer. Follow next instructions carefully
to minimize the risk of expensive water damage.
• 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 or 0.27 MPa to 0.41MPa (2.8 kg.f/cm 2 - 4.2
kg.f/cm 2, less than 2 - 3 seconds to fill a cup of 7 oz
capacity [0.2 liters]).
If the water pressure from the reverse osmosis system is
less than 21 PSI or 0.14 MPa (1.5 kg.f/cm 2, more than 4
seconds to fill a cup of 7 oz capacity [0.2 liters]).
• 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 the issue about water pressure from reverse osmosis
remains, call a licensed, qualified plumber.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
° Copper Tubing,
1/4" outer
diameter to connect the refrigerator
to the water supply. Be sure both
ends of the tubing are cut square.
To determine how much tubing you need: measure
the distance from the water valve on the back of the
refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then add 8 feet
(2.4 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about 8 feet
[2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about 10 [25 cm] diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation.
Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 8 feet
(2.4 m) as described above.
A cold water supply.The
water pressure must be
between 20 and 120 PSI or 0.137 and 0.82 MPa on
models without a water filter and between 40 and
120 PSI or 0.275 and 0.82 MPa on models with a
water filter.
• Power drill.
• 1/2" or adjustable
wrench.
Straight= and Phillips=
blade screwdriver
Two 1/4" outer diameter
compression
nuts and
2 ferrules (sleeves)
to
connect the copper tubing to
the shutoff valve and the
refrigerator water valve.
If your existing copper water
_.
line has a flared fitting at the
end, you will need an
adapter (available at
plumbing supply stores) to
connect the water line to the refrigerator OR you can cut
off the flared fitting with a tube cutterand then use a
compression fitting.
Shut off valve to connect
to
the cold water line. The
shutoff valve should have a
water inlet with a minimum
inside diameter of 5/32" at
the point of connection to the
COLD WATER LINE. Saddle-type shutoff valves are
included in many water supply kits. Before purchasing,
make sure a saddle-type valve complies with your local
plumbing codes.
INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently
used
drinking water line.
1. SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the pressure on
the line.
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