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INSIAllAIION
CONNECTING
THE WATER SUPPLY
&WARNING
Connect
to safe drinking
water
supply
only.
The water pressure
must be between 21 and
121 p.s.i. (1.5~8.5 kgf/cm 2) on models without a
water filter and between
43 and 121 p.s.i.
(3~8.5 kgf/cm 2) on models with a water filter.
• If water pressure
does not reach 21 psi
(1.5kgf/cm _)or falls below, it is necessary
to
purchase
a separate
pressure
pump for normal
automatic
icemaker
and water dispensing
operation.
• It is recommended
that the total length of the
water feed tube does not exceed
26 ft. (8 m).
• Install the water supply line where it will not be
affected by heat.
IMPORTANT:
Read all directions thoroughly
before you begin.
• If operating the refrigerator
before installing the
water connection,
turn the icemaker
to the OFF
position to prevent operation
without water.
• All installations
must be in accordance
with local
plumbing code requirements.
• Use copper tubing and check for leaks.
• Install tubing only in areas where temperatures
will remain above freezing.
• It may take up to 24 hours for the icemaker
to
begin producing
ice.
Tools
Required
• Standard
screwdriver
• 7/16-in. and 1/2-in. open-end
wrenches
or two
adjustable
wrenches
• 1/4-in. nut driver
• 1/4-in. drill bit
• Hand drill or electric drill (properly grounded)
NOTE:
Refrigerator
dealers offer a kit with a 1/4-in.
saddle-type
shutoff valve, a union, and copper
tubing.
Before purchasing,
make sure a saddle-
type valve complies
with local plumbing codes.
Do
not use a piercing-type
or 3/16-in.
saddle
valve
which
reduces
water
flow and
clogs
more
easily.
NOTE:
The Commonwealth
of Massachusetts
Plumbing Code 248CMR
shall be adhered
to.
Saddle valves are illegal and use is not permitted
in
Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
Cold
Water
Supply
The icemaker water
valve
contains
a flow
washer
which is
used as a
water
pressure
regulator.
The icemaker
needs to be
connected
to a
cold
water
line with
water
pressure
between
21
~121
psi (1.5~8.5
kgf/cm 2)
on
models
without
a
water
filter and between
43
and 121 p.s.i. (3~8.5kgf/cm 2)
on models with a water filter.
CONNECTING
THE
WATER
LINES
IMPORTANT:
Before connecting
the tubing to
the water line, unplug the refrigerator
or
disconnect
the power.
• Turn off the main water supply and open the
nearest faucet to relieve
pressure in the line.
Opening an outside faucet may help drain
water from the line in the house.
• Find a 1/2-in. vertical COLD water pipe near
the refrigerator.
NOTE: A horizontal
pipe will work, but the
following
precaution
must be taken: drill on the
top of the pipe, not the bottom. This will help
keep water away from the drill and also keep
normal sediment from collecting
in the valve.
• To determine
the length of copper tubing you
will need, measure from the connection
on the
lower left rear of the refrigerator
to the water
pipe. Add 7 ft. (2.1 m) to allow for moving the
refrigerator
for cleaning.
Use 1/4-in. O.D.
(outside diameter)
copper tubing. Be sure both
ends of the copper tubing are cut square.
• Using a drill, drill a 1/4-in. hole in the cold water
pipe you have selected.
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