5. Using a grounded drill, drill a
you have selected.
A. Cold water pipe
B. Pipe clamp
C. Copper tubing
D. Compression nut
6. Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe
clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the
in the water pipe and that the washer is under the pipe clamp.
Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp screws
slowly and evenly so the washer makes a watertight seal. Do
not overtighten or you may crush the copper tubing.
7. Slip the compression sleeve and compression nut on the
copper tubing as shown. Insert the end of the tubing into the
outlet end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut
onto outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten.
8. Place the free end of the tubing in a container or sink, and
turn ON the main water supply. Flush the tubing until water is
clear. Turn OFF the shutoff valve on the water pipe.
Connect to Refrigerator
Depending on your model, the water line may come down from
the top or up from the bottom. Follow the connection instructions
for your model.
1. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port. Attach the
copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression nut and
sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression nut. Do not
overtighten. Confirm copper tubing is secure by pulling on
" hole in the cold water pipe
E. Compression sleeve
F. Shutoff valve
G. Packing nut
" drilled hole
2. Create a service loop with the copper tubing. Avoid kinks
when coiling the copper tubing. Secure copper tubing to
refrigerator cabinet with a "P" clamp.
A. Copper tubing
B. "P" clamp
C. Compression nut
3. Turn on water supply to refrigerator and check for leaks.
Correct any leaks.
1. Create a service loop (minimum diameter of 2 ft [61 cm]) with
the copper tubing. Avoid kinks when coiling the copper
2. Remove the plastic cap from water valve inlet port. Place a
compression nut and sleeve on the copper tubing.
3. Insert the end of the copper tubing into the water valve inlet
port. Shape tubing slightly so that the tubing feeds straight
into the port to avoid kinks.
4. Slide the compression nut over the sleeve and screw into the
water valve inlet port.
A. Plastic water tubing
D. Compression sleeve
E. Water valve inlet port
C. Compression nut
D. Copper tubing