• The water pressure must be between 20 and 120 p.s.i. (1.4~8.4 kgf/cm2 ) on models without a water filter and between 43 and 121 p.s.i. (3~8.5 kgf/cm2) on models with a water filter.
• It is recommended that the total length of the water feed tube does not exceed 26 ft. (8 m).
• Standard screwdriver
• 7/16-in. and 1/2-in. open-end wrenches or two adjustable wrenches
• 1/4-in. nut driver
• 1/4-in. drill bit
• Hand drill or electric drill (properly grounded)
NOTE: Refrigerator dealers offer a kit with a 1/4-in.
saddle-type shutoff valve, a union, and copper tubing.
Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve
complies with local plumbing codes.
Do not use a piercing-type or 3/16-in. saddle valve
which reduces water flow and clogs more easily.
Cold Water Supply
• The icemaker water valve contains a flow washer which is used as a water pressure regulator.
• The icemaker needs to be connected to a cold water line with water pressure between 20~120 psi
(1.4~8.4 kgf/cm2) on models without a water filter and between 43 and 121 p.s.i. (3~8.5 kgf/cm2) on
models with a water filter.
CONNECTING THE WATER LINES
IMPORTANT: Before connecting the tubing to the water
line, unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the power.
• Turn off the main water supply and open the nearest
faucet to relieve pressure in the line. Opening an outside
faucet may help drain water from the line in the house.
• Find a 1/2-in. vertical COLD water pipe near the
NOTE: A horizontal pipe will work, but the following
precaution must be taken: drill on the top of the pipe, not
the bottom. This will help keep water away from the drill
and also keep normal sediment from collecting in the valve.
• To determine the length of copper tubing you will need,
measure from the connection on the lower left rear of the
refrigerator to the water pipe. Add 7 ft. (2.1 m) to allow for
moving the refrigerator for cleaning. Use 1/4-in. O.D.
(outside diameter) copper tubing. Be sure both ends of
the copper tubing are cut square.
• Using a drill, drill a 1/4-in. hole in the cold water pipe you
• Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the
pipe clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the 1/4-in.
drilled hole in the water pipe and the washer is under the
pipe clamp. Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the pipe
clamp screws carefully and evenly so the washer makes
a watertight seal.
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