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Supply To Refrigerator - Kenmore 970-4204 Series Use & Care Manual

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Connecting Household Water Supply To Refrigerator
WARNING
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or
severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator from
electrical power before connecting a water supply line
to the refrigerator.
CAUTION
To Avoid Property Damage:
• Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply
line. Water supply tubing made of ¼" plastic is not
recommended since it greatly increases the potential
for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible
for any damage if plastic tubing is used for supply
line.
• DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
• Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can
damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected
to soft water, ensure that the softener is maintained
and working properly.
IMPORTANT
Ensure that your water supply line connections comply
with all local plumbing codes.
Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need
• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver,
and Phillips
TM
screwdriver
Access to a household cold water line with water
pressure between 30 and 100 psi.
A water supply line made of ¼ inch (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.
NOTE
A water line kit is available from Sears stores or Sears
Parts & Repair at an additional cost.
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve
1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
2. 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 shutoff
valve.
3. Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and
discard cap.
4. Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto
water supply line, as shown.
5. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far
as it will go (¼ inch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve
inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve.
Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT
over tighten.
6. With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line
to rear panel of refrigerator as shown.
7. Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns)
behind refrigerator as shown and arrange coils
so they do not vibrate or wear against any other
surface.
8. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten
any connections that leak.
9. 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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