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Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need
Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and Phillips
Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 10O psi.
A water supply line made of 1Ainch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing needed,
you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water
pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).
A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type
shutoff valve.
A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve
Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water supply
and flush supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF water supply at shut
off valve.
Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.
Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line,
as shown.
Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it wilt go (1Ainch).
Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut
onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.
With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of
refrigerator as shown.
Coil excess water supply line (about 2V2turns) behind refrigerator as shown
and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.
Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that
Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.
10. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for
ON/OFF position of arm).

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