To avoid property damage, Rtai, Installation – Kenmore 25351399106 User Manual

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connecting Ice Maker To


To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personai injury,

from electrical power before connecting a water supply fine to the refrigerator.



To Avoid Property Damage:

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recommended since it greatly

damage if plastic tubing

• DO NOT instaii water suppiy tub

icaisfrom a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker.

water, ensure that the softener is maintained and working properly.

nected to soft


sure that your water supply line connections comply with ail local plumbing codes.

Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need

Basic Toois: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and Phillips™ screwdriver

Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 100 psi.

A water supply line made of V4 inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing needed,

you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water

pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).

A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type
shutoff valve.

A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water suppiy line to the ice maker inlet valve.

NOTE: A water line kit is available from your appliance dealer at additional cost, it contain
inch OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonpiercing), (2) inch brass complp^phin®^^^^^^
sleeves, and instructions for installing a water supply line.


To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve

1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.

2. Place end of water suppiy line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water supply

and flush supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF water suppiy at shut
off valve.

3. Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.

4. Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water suppiy line,

as shown.

5. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go {V4 inch).

Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut
onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.

6. With steel clamp and screw, secure water suppiy line to rear panel of

refrigerator as shown.

7. Coil excess water supply line (about




turns) behind refrigerator as shown

and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.

8. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that


9. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.

10. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for

ON/OFF position of arm).






- Copper water line

froiTi household water supply:

(Include enou9h tuhin9 in loop to allow :

moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)

IMPORTANT It takes approximately 24 hours for the ice maker to begin prodiicing ice. Air ipihippM
cause ice maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray of ice. New plumbing may'diuSilci fe
or have poor flavor. Discard ice made during the first 24 hours.