Connecting ice maker to water supply – Electrolux - Gibson Top Freezer Frost Clear Refrigerator User Manual

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Ensure that your water supply line connections comply with all local plumbing codes.
Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need
Basic tools: adjustable wrench and standard, flat blade screwdriver.
• Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
• A water supply line made of ¼ 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. See Figure 1.

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


• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
NOTE: Water line kit number 5303917950, available from your appliance dealer at additional cost, contains 25 feet (7.6
meters) of ¼” OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonpiercing), (2) ¼” brass compression nuts, (2) ferrules/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 supply.
2. Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water supply

and flush supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF water supply at shutoff

3. Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet (some models) and discard cap.
4. Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve), onto water supply line,

as shown in Figure 2.

5. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ 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 supply line to rear panel

of refrigerator at location shown in Figure 1.

7. Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns) behind refrigerator as

shown in Figure 1 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 leak.

9. Reconnect refrigerator to electric power supply.
10.To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm. (See ice maker front

cover for on/off position of arm.)

It takes approximately 24 hours for the ice maker to begin producing
ice. Air in new plumbing lines may cause ice maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray of ice. New
plumbing may cause ice to be discolored or have poor flavor. Discard ice made during the first 24 hours.

Connecting Ice Maker
to Water Supply

Figure 1

Figure 2

To Avoid Property Damage:

• Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of


” plastic is not recommended since it

greatly increases the potential for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is used for
supply line.

DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fall below freezing.
• Connect the ice maker to a potable water source that is not tied into a water softening system. Chemicals from the softener may

damage the ice maker, causing it to malfunction.

To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator from

electrical power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.