Installation, Connecting ice maker to water supply – Electrolux - Gibson 241512200 User Manual

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- Connecting Ice Maker To Water Supply

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.

To Avoid Property Damage:

Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼” 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.

Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected to soft
water, ensure that the softener is maintained and working properly.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your water supply line connections comply with all local plumbing codes.

NOTE: Water line kit number 5303917950, available from your appliance dealer at additional cost, contains 25 feet (7.6
meters) of ¼ inch OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonpiercing), (2) ¼ inch brass compression nuts, (2)
ferrules/sleeves, and instructions for installing a water supply line.

Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need

Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and Phillips



Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 100 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 (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 supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.

IMPORTANT: 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.

To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve


Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.


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 shut
off valve.


Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.


Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line,
as shown.


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.


With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of
refrigerator as shown.


Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns) behind refrigerator as shown
and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.


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


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).