Installation, Connecting ice maker to'water supply – FRIGIDAIRE Refrigerator User Manual

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Connecting Ice Maker To'Water Supply


.To avoid,electric shock, which can, cause .death or severe personal injury, disconnectthe.refrigerator-

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

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.To Avoid .Property Damage:.

Copp.ertubing is recomm.6nd6d.for the water supply.line. Water supply tubing made of t4”plasti.c is not ..

'. recpmmencl.ed since,' the potential for water leaks. Manufacturer will.not b.e responsible

"■'■"for any damage If plastic tubin.g is used for suppiy line. ■ ■ ■ ■ ' : " ' ■ ■ ■ ■■■■■:.■.■.■"'■■.'■■.'■■■■■,:"■■.'■ , ■ ■ ■ . ■ , ■ ■ ■

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:■•■ '.DO NOT install.water supply tubing in areas, temperatures fail below freezing. .'V. ■ ■ '

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.. ■■ .-Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener, can damage the ice maker. If .the ice maker is connected

to soft ■

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.IMPMTA.NT:'Ensure that your.water connections comply-with all local plumbing codes. ■■■■■■ ' '.................... '

Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need

BasicTools: 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



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.

'(NOTErWater.iine kit number.5303917950, availabl..e..from..yoLir-appliance dealer at additional, cost, ..contains 25. feet (7.6..''

■'meters) o f - i n c h -O.D tubing, a s.addle.type shutoff valve .(nonpiercing),' (2) 14 .inch brass compression nuts, (2)

'ferrules/sleeves,'and instructions for installing a water supply line. ■■■......... ■..■..■... ■ ■ ■ ■ . ■ ■ . ■ - . " . ■ . . -....■



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 inch).
Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut

onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT overtighten.
With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of

refrigerator as shown.
Coil excess water supply line (about 214 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.
Make sure ice maker power switch is turned On (See page 14 for location of
power switch).

IMPORTANT:''[tta.kes,apprpximately, 24 hours forthe ice makerto'begi.n producing ice. Air

in new-plumbing lines may

■cause .ice-maker to cycle .two or three times before .'makirig 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.....................................................................................