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Kenmore 795.6397 Use & Care Manual page 26

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INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
(CONTINUED)
2. CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for the valve
that is easily accessible. It is best
to connect into the side of a
vertical water pipe. When it is
necessary to connect into a
horizontal water pipe, make the
connection to the top or side,
rather than at the bottom, to avoid
drawing off any sediment from the water pipe.
3. DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a 1/4" hole in the water
pipe (even if using a self-
piercing valve) using a
sharp bit. Remove any burrs
resulting from drilling the
hole in the pipe. Take care
not to allow water to drain
into the drill. Failure to drill a 1/4
hole may result in
reduced ice production or smaller cubes.
4. FASTEN THE SHUT OFF VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with
the pipe clamp.
Pipe Clamp-
Saddle-Type
_
_ :
Vertical Cold
Shutoff Valve
Water Pipe
NOTE: Commonwealth
of Massachusetts
Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
5. TIGHTEN
THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush
the tubing.
Pipe Clamp
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Washer
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6. ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the tubing between the cold water line and the
refrigerator.
Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the wall or
floor (behind the refrigerator or adjacent base cabinet)
as close to the wall as possible.
NOTE: Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about
8 feet coiled into 3 turns of about 10 diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation.
7. CONNECT
THE TUBING
TO THE VALVE
Place the compression
nut and ferrule (sleeve)
for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and
connect it to the shutoff valve. Make sure the tubing is
fully inserted into the valve. Tighten the compression
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Shutoff Va__
Outlet
Valve
Compression
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rule (sleeve)
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NOTE: Commonwealth
of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water supply on
and flush out the tubing until the
water is clear.
Shut the water off at the water
valve after about one quart of
water has been flushed through
the tubing.
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