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Hand drill or electric drill
dealer has a kit available with
(6.35 mm) saddle-type
valve, a union, and copper
make sure a saddle-type
your local plumbing
Do not use a piercing-type
(4.76 mm) saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs more
must meet local plumbing
tubing and check for leaks. Install copper
only in areas where the household
A cold water supply
with water pressure of between 30 and
120 psi (207 and 827 kPa) is required to operate
and ice maker. If you have questions
about your water
pressure, call a licensed,
of the water supply
out of a
system going to the water inlet valve of the
needs to be between 30 and 120 psi (207 and
If a reverse osmosis water filtration
cold water supply, the water pressure
to the reverse osmosis
system needs to be a minimum
of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa).
If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system
is less than
40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa):
Check to see whether the sediment
filter in the reverse
Replace the filter if necessary.
Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill
after heavy usage.
If your refrigerator
has a water filter, it may further
water pressure when used in conjunction
with a reverse
Remove the water filter. See "Water Filtration
If you have questions
about your water pressure, call a licensed,
Read all directions
before you begin.
If you turn the refrigerator
on before the water line is
turn the ice maker OFF.
Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet
enough to clear line of water.
a 1/2"(12.70 mm) to 11¼
'' (3.18 cm) vertical cold water
pipe near the refrigerator.
Make sure it is a cold water pipe.
pipe will work,
but drill on the top side of the
pipe, not the bottom.
This will help keep water away from
the drill and normal sediment
in the valve.
the length of copper tubing you need. Measure
from the connection
on the lower rear corner
the water pipe. Add 7 ft (2.1 m) to allow for cleaning.
(6.35 mm) O.D. (outside diameter) copper tubing.
Be sure both
ends of copper
tubing are cut square.
Using a grounded
drill, drill a 1/4"(6.35 mm) hole in the cold
water pipe you have selected.
A. Cold water pipe
E. Compression sleeve
B. Pipe clamp
F. Shutoff valve
C. Copper tubing
D. Compression nut
Fasten the shutoff
valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe
Be sure the outlet end is solidly
in the 1/4"(6.35 mm)
drilled hole in the water pipe and that the washer
is under the
pipe clamp. Tighten the packing
the pipe clamp
and evenly so the washer makes a watertight
seal. Do not overtighten
or you may crush the copper
Slip the compression
sleeve and compression
nut on the
as shown. Insert the end of the tubing
outlet end squarely as far as it will go. Screw the compression
nut onto outlet end with adjustable
Place the free end of the tubing
in a container
or sink, and turn
ON the main water supply. Flush the tubing until water is clear.
Turn OFF the shutoff
valve on the water pipe. Coil the copper
Connect to Refrigerator
Attach the copper
tube to the valve inlet using a compression
nut and sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression
nut. Do not
Use the tube clamp on the back of the refrigerator
the tubing to the refrigerator
as shown. This will help prevent
to the tubing
when the refrigerator
is pushed back
against the wall.
Turn shutoff valve ON.
Check for leaks. Tighten
at the valve) or nuts that leak.
A. Tube clamp
D. Valve inlet