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Installation
Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (ONSOME
MODELS}
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Recommended
copper
water
supply
kits are WXSX2,
WXSX3 or WXSX4, depending
on the amount
of tubing
you
need, Approved
plastic
water
supply
lines are GE
SmartConnect
TMRefrigerator
Tubing
(WXOSX10006,
WXOSX10015
and WXOSX10025),
When
connecting
your
refrigerator
to a GE Reverse
Osmosis
Water
System,
the only
approved
installation
is
with
a GE RVKit, For other
reverse
osmosis
water
systems,
follow
the
manufacturer's
recommendations,
This water
line installation
is not warranted
by the
refrigerator
or ice maker
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.
Cull u 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
ice maker
power
switch
is in the OFF
position
(on power
switch
models)
or operating
arm
is in
OFF position,
Do not install
the
ice maker
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,
_
Connect
to potable
water
supply
only,
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
. Copper
or
GE SmartConnect"
Refrigerator
Tubing
kit,
1/4"
outer
diameter
to connect
the
refrigerator
to the
water
supply,
If using
copper,
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 6' (1,8 m),
Be sure there
is sufficient
extra tubing
(about
6' [1,8 m]
coiled
into
2 turns
of about
10" [25 cm] diameter)
to allow
the refrigerator
to move out from
the wall after
installation,
WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CONT.)
GE SmartConnect
TMRefrigerator
Tubing
Kits are available
in the following
lengths:
6' (1,8 m) - WXOSXl0006
15' (4,6 m) - WXOSX10015
25' (7,6) m) - WXOSX10025
Be sure that
the
kit you
select
allows
at least 6' (1,8 m) as
described
above,
NOTE: The only
GE approved
plastic
tubing
is that
supplied
in GE SmartConnect
'M
Refrigerator
Tubing
kits.
Do not
use any other
plastic
water
supply
line because
the
line
is under
pressure
at all times.
Certain
types
of
plastic
will
crack
or
rupture
with
age and
cause
water
damage
to your
home.
. AGE
water
supply
kit
(containing
tubing,
shutoff
valve
and fittings
listed
below)
is available
at extra
cost from
your
dealer
or from
Parts and Accessories,
. A cold water
supply,
The water
pressure
must be
between
20 and 120 p,s,i, (1,4-8,1
bar),
. Power
drill.
.1/2"
or adjustable
wrench.
_,_"_._._._
. Straight
and
Phillips
blade
screwdriver.
. Two
1/4"
outer
diameter
compression
nuts
and
ferrules
(sleeves)--to
connect
the
copper
tubing
to the
shutoff
valve
and the refrigerator
water
valve,
__
OR
. If you are using
a GE SmartConnect
TMRefrigerator
Tubing
kit, the necessary
fittings
are preussembled
to the tubing,
.
If
your
existing
copper
water
line has u 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
cutter
and then
use a compression
fitting.
Do not cut formed
end from
GE SmartConnecC
Refrigerator
tubing,
. Shutoff
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,
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