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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (on some models)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Recommended copper water supply kits are WX8X2,
WX8X3 or WX8X4, depending on the amount of
tubing you need. Approved plastic water supply
lines are SmartConnect
Refrigerator Tubing
(WX08X10006, WX08X10015 and WX08X10025).
When connecting your refrigerator to a GE
Appliances Reverse Osmosis Water System, the only
manufacturer’s recommendations.
This water line installation is not warranted by the
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. Call a 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.
water line, make sure the ice maker power switch
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
All installations must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
WARNING
Connect to potable water supply
only.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
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
diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move out from
the wall after installation.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED (Cont.)
in the following lengths:
8’ (2.4 m) – WX08X10006
15’ (4.6 m) – WX08X10015
25’ (7.6) m) – WX08X10025
Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 6’
(1.8 m) as described above.
NOTE:
The only GE Appliances approved plastic
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.
A GE Appliances water supply kit (containing tubing,
shutoff valve and fittings listed below) is available
at extra cost from your dealer or from Parts and
Accessories, 877.959.8688.
A cold water supply. The water pressure must be
between 20 and 120 psi (138 – 827 kilopascals) on
models without a water filter and between 40 and
120 psi (275 – 827 kilopascals) on models with a
water filter.
Power drill.
Straight and Phillips blade
screwdriver.
compression nuts and 2 ferrules
tubing to the shutoff valve and
the refrigerator water valve.
OR
Tubing kit, the necessary fittings are preassembled
to the tubing.
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
Refrigerator tubing.
Shutoff valve to connect to the cold water line.
The shutoff valve should have a water inlet with a
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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