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Installation
Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (CONT.)
Install
the
shutoff
valve
on the nearest
frequently
used drinking
water
line.
[_ SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
AND UNPLUG REFRIGERATOR
Turn on the nearest
faucet
(counterclockwise)
long
enough
to clear the
line of water.
r_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.
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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.
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FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
Fasten the
shutoff
valve to the
cold water
pipe
with
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(i]iarr_/p_
Screw_
Saddle-TypJ
Shutoff Valve
Washer
_lnlet
End
Vertical
Cold
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.
D
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
6
feet [1.82 m] coiled
into 2 turns
of about
10"
[25 cm]
diameter)
to allow
the
refrigerator
to move
out from
the wall
after
installation.
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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
nut
securely.
For plastic
tubing
from
a GE SmartConnect
TM
Refrigerator
Tubing
kit, insert
the molded
end of the
tubing
into the
shutoff
valve
and tighten
compression
nut
until
it is hand
tight,
then
tighten
one additional
turn
with
a wrench.
Overtightening
may
cause
leaks.
--Compression
Nut
Saddle-T
Shutoff Valve
Packing
Nut--
SmartConnect 'M
Outlet Valve._
--
Ferrule (sleeve)
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.
D
FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the
main water
supply
on
I
|
(counterclockwise)
and flush
out the
_ql_,_
tubing
until the water
is clear,
Shut the
water
off at the water
valve
after
about
one quart
(1 liter) of water
has been flushed
through
the tubing.
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