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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (Cont.)
1
SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER
SUPPLY AND UNPLUG
REFRIGERATOR
Turn on the nearest faucet (counterclockwise)
long enough to clear the line of water.
2
CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for the valve that
connect into the side of a vertical
water pipe. When it is necessary
pipe, make the connection to the
top or side, rather than at the
bottom, to avoid drawing off any
sediment from the water pipe.
5
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
move out from the wall after installation.
6
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.
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.
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.
3
DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
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
in reduced ice production or
smaller cubes.
4
FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
with the pipe clamp.
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell.
NOTE:
tubing.
4
FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
(Cont.)
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.
Washer
Clamp
Screw
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
Saddle-Type
Pipe Clamp
Saddle-Type
Compression
Nut
SmartConnect
Tubing
Packing Nut
Outlet Valve
7
FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water supply on
(counterclockwise) and flush out the
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.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of
electric shock or injury during installation,
you must first unplug the refrigerator
before proceeding.
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