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Automatic Water Line Hookup

Troubleshooting Refrigerators Last Updated 04/25/2018
Automatic Icemaker Water Line Hookup

Follow the information below to properly connect the water line to the refrigerator. You can also download the PDF version following the link below.

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In order to prevent possible leakage resulting in property damage, be sure to:

  • Use designated tubing.

  • Install copper tubing only in areas where temperature remains above freezing point of water (32 ºF or 0 ºC).

  • After installation, check for leaks.

  • It may take up to 24 hours for your ice maker to begin producing ice.

  • If operating the refrigerator before installing the water connection, turn icemaker to the OFF (O) position to prevent operating it without water.

  • All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.

  • Consult Use and Care Guide Section from your owner's manual for further information.

Cold water supply

The ice maker needs to be connected to a cold water line water pressure between 20-120 psi. If any problem occurs, call your utility company.

Connecting to refrigerator

  1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.

  2. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression nut and sleeve as shown. Finger tighten the compression nut onto valve and then tighten another half turn with a wrench.

  3. Turn water supply valve ON. Check for leaks. Tighten all the connections (including connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.

  4. Plug in the refrigerator or reconnect power. Set the ice maker power switch to the ON (I) position. The ice maker will not begin to operate until ir reaches its operating temperature of 15 ºF (-9ºC) or below.

NOTE 1: If local water conditions require periodic cleaning a strainer should be installed in the 1/4-inch water line. Obtain a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer.

conecting the refrigerator

NOTE 2: The hookup line cannot be white, plastic tubing. License plumbers must use only copper tubing NDA tubing #49595 or #49599 or Cross Link Poly-ethylene (PEX) tubing.

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