Automatic ice maker line hookup
Next, cut out a small section of the cold water pipe and solder in a copper tee. Then you back out the rod and water flows through a tiny hole into the tubing. Run the Water Line Step 2: Then slide on the compression fittings, lubricate the threads on the refrigerator fitting with pipe compound and screw on the tubing. The first part of the icemaker kit is called the solenoid valve.
Be sure to keep the tubing above storage areas and behind drawers if possible to avoid tube damage. How Motion-Activated Screwdrivers Work. Screw the provided screws to the mounting holes on the side of the freezer wall Image 2. Wrap the remaining male threads on the quick-tee adapter with thread-seal tape.
Slide the provided water valve clamp over the fill tube, insert the water supply line and use a drill with a hex head bit to tighten everything up.
Drill a hole behind the refrigerator, and then one underneath the sink. Drill holes in the base cabinet walls to route the water line from beneath the sink to the rear of the refrigerator.
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With all the work done on the back side of the freezer it's time to install the icemaker unit itself. Mount the Unit to the Freezer Wall.
Ultimate Guide to Low-flow Toilets. You will have to wait hours before you have ice. It's a good idea to have a pair of needle nose pliers handy to grab the wiring harness behind the large hole in the back of the freezer.
Now that the ice maker is completely installed, plug in the refrigerator. Pull it out a few inches Image 1. Install the Valve Step 4: Reader's Digest Taste of Home Recipes.