Install Water To Refrigerator Ice Maker
Water Supply To The Ice Maker
|Needle Valve (DO NOT USE)|
Installing The Supply To The Ice Maker
The 1/4″ steel flex line is far superior, its next to impossible to kink and it lasts much longer. It may cost you and extra 5 bucks but just do it. Don’t waste your time with the soft copper line with the needle valve unless you really enjoy being frustrated.
Now you need to run the supply from your new shut off valve under your kitchen sink to your ice maker supply located on the back of the refrigerator at the bottom. Some refrigerator’s will have a piece of cardboard that cover’s the supply hook up. Check in your manual to see if you have to take off this cardboard. The supply on the refrigerator will be a 1/4″ compression, which is what your flex supply will have so its as simple as adapting to this 1/4″ compression and tightening the flex supply to the refrigerator adapter.
When your finished Installing Water Supply To Ice Maker
When you are finished the connections hold down the water dispenser on the front of the refrigerator, it may take a couple of minutes for the water to fill the reservoir inside the refrigerator so be patient until the water starts to come out of the front of the refrigerator. It is recommended by all manufactures to throw out the first 2 or 3 trays of ice that are made. This is very important you do not want to get sick from whatever could have sat in the ice maker during the manufacturing storage and shipping of your new refrigerator. Also you should ensure that your filter is installed in the refrigerator and is working, most refrigerators come with these filters installed inside near the top of the refrigerator but some do require you to install the filter. Some filter’s are located on the bottom of the refrigerator you will have to check your owners manual to see where your filter is located on your refrigerator.install water to refrigerator