U-Line SP 18 Installation guide

Installation Guide
SP18 Ice Maker
for Marine or Recreational Vehicle Use
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SP18 Ice Maker
1 Follow Safety Precautions
Exterior Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cut-Out Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door Swing/Clearances Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reversing the Door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Site Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Door Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Door Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water Supply Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leveling Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation of the SP18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initial Start-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Start-Up Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
PLEASE READ all instructions completely before
attempting to install or operate the unit.
• This unit requires connection to the water supply.
Improper hook-up can result in substantial property
damage! If you are unsure of your ability to safely
connect the water supply to the unit, consult a licensed
plumber for assistance.
• This unit requires connection to a grounded (threeprong), polarized receptacle that has been placed by a
qualified electrician in accordance with applicable
electrical codes.
Safety Alert Definitions
Safety items throughout this guide are labeled with a
Danger, Warning or Caution based on the risk type:
Danger means that failure to follow this safety
statement will result in severe personal injury or
Warning means that failure to follow this safety
statement could result in serious personal injury,
or death.
Caution means that failure to follow this safety statement
may result in minor or moderate personal injury, property
or equipment damage.
SP18 Ice Maker
General Precautions
2 Inspect and Plan
Use this appliance for its intended purpose only and
follow these general precautions along with those listed
throughout this guide:
You have received a carton containing your SP18 Ice
Maker with a package inside containing a User Manual, a
Product Registration Card and water connection parts.
Complete and mail the Product Registration Card or
register online at www.U-LineService.com. Once your unit
is installed, keep the User Manual and this Installation
Guide in a safe place for future reference.
SHOCK HAZARD — Electrical Grounding Required.
• Keep the unit unplugged throughout installation
except during testing.
Please carefully follow the directions that apply to your
unit and your intended design.
• Never remove the round grounding prong from
the plug and never use a two-prong grounding
Tools/Materials Required
• Never use an extension cord to connect power to
the unit.
• Screwdrivers — slotted and Phillips head
• Always keep your working area dry.
• 1/4-inch OD copper tubing and shut-off valve for water
supply line
• Use care when moving and handling the unit. Use
gloves to prevent personal injury from sharp edges.
Unwrap and inspect the unit on a flat, level surface
capable of supporting its entire weight.
• Do not lift the unit by the door or door handle.
Exterior Cleaning
• Do not install the unit behind closed doors or in any
way that would obstruct airflow to the front grille,
which may cause the unit to malfunction.
(As Required)
Black and White Models:
Black and white surfaces may be cleaned with a mild
detergent and warm water solution. Do not use solventbased or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft sponge and rinse
with clean water. Wipe with a soft, clean towel to prevent
water spotting.
SP18 Ice Maker
Product Dimensions
3 Prepare Site
Your U-Line product has been designed for built-in
installation. When built-in, your unit does not require
additional air space for top, sides or rear. However, the
front grille must NOT be obstructed and clearance is
required for water and electrical connections in the rear.
Note: Unit can NOT be installed behind a closed cabinet
Cut-Out Dimensions
Filler Panel (Not Provided by U-Line) –
Needed to Attach Mounting Flange on Unit
Figure 2
Door Swing/Clearances Information
Units have a zero clearance for the door to open
90° (see Figure 3). U-Line recommends a minimum door
clearance of 3/4" to accommodate the flange if the unit is
right-hand hinged and installed next to a wall or similar
type of structure.
26-5/16" Minimum
See Electrical
for Power Supply
8" Height
From Floor
3/4" Min.
Minimum Flange
Mounting Area
Cut-Out Width
Toe Kick
Minimum Opening
Figure 1
Follow the cut-out drawing in Figure 1. The unit must sit
in a frame structure with a frame thick enough to
accommodate mounting the 1/2" flange to its sides and
top and a base high enough to align the door with other
cabinet doors. Make the frame’s inside dimensions 1/4"
larger than the cabinet’s dimensions (without flange) for
ease in installation and removal of the unit. 24" is the
counter depth in most installations. 26-5/16" depth
includes the door, handle and water line connection (see
Figure 2).
Door Swing
Figure 3
It is extremely important that the unit sits on a level
surface, as it does not have feet levelers. If it is not level,
the ice mold will not fill evenly.
SP18 Ice Maker
Reversing the Door
All units may be left- or right-hand opening.
To reverse the door:
1. Remove travel pin from
cabinet (two screws).
See Figure 4. Slide
assembly through
flange and set aside
to be used later.
2. Remove top hinge from
cabinet (three screws).
See Figure 5. Hold door
to keep it from falling.
Slide hinge through
3. Lift the door off the
bottom hinge.
Figure 7
Figure 8
5. Install hinge on opposite side, bottom of cabinet. See
Figure 8. Replace nut on back side where installed.
Align hinge outer edge with cabinet before tightening
Figure 4
6. Relocate plastic spacer/
bushing on bottom of
door to opposite side,
and place door on
bottom hinge pin. See
Figure 9. Clean out
bushing hole in door
bottom with a
screwdriver if necessary.
Figure 5
7. Remove plastic travel
pin from door handle
and relocate on
opposite side. See
Figure 10.
Figure 6
Figure 9
4. Remove bottom hinge from cabinet (two screws). See
Figure 6. Remove screws on opposite side of cabinet
(Figure 7). Note that there may be a nut behind one or
both screws on either side.
Pin Hole
Pin Hole
Right Side
Door Swing
Left Side
Door Swing
Right Side
Figure 10
8. Remove pivot screw from top hinge, invert screw and
reinstall pivot screw in top hinge. See Figure 10.
SP18 Ice Maker
Other Site Requirements
Power Supply
The unit requires a grounded and polarized 110/115 VAC,
60 Hz, 15A circuit (normal household current) or 220/230
VAC, 50/60 Hz. See Electrical Specifications on Page 8.
Water Supply
The unit requires a 1/4-inch OD water supply line and a
shut-off valve. For more information see Page 7.
Environmental Requirements
Figure 11
The surrounding air temperature must be at least 45°F
(7°C) but must not exceed 110°F (40°C). Units may be
installed outdoors in a covered area. The unit must not be
located near heat-generating equipment or in direct
Figure 12
9. Gently slide upper hinge through flange and fasten
upper hinge to unit (three screws). Partially tighten
screws. See Figure 11.
10. Place door on lower hinge pin.
11. Align door pivot hole
with pivot hole in upper
hinge and insert pivot
screw into upper hinge
and tighten securely.
See Figure 12.
12. Adjust door to assure
proper seal. Tighten
upper and lower hinge
screws securely.
13. Gently slide travel pin
assembly through
flange and then fasten
Figure 13
to unit. Make sure
travel pin in door
engages the closer in the assembly, then tighten screws
on travel pin assembly securely. See Figure 13.
SP18 Ice Maker
4 Adjust Door
5 Prepare Plumbing
Checking Door Alignment
Plumbing installation must observe all state and local
codes. All water connections MUST BE made by a licensed/
qualified plumbing contractor. Failure to follow
recommendations and instructions may result in damage
and/or harm.
The unit’s door is aligned at the factory before shipment.
However, its alignment could have been disturbed during
Properly aligned, the door’s gasket should be firmly in
contact with the cabinet all the way around the door (no
To prevent accidental electrocution, make certain
that the floor surfaces surrounding the unit are
dry whenever power is removed from, or applied
to, the unit.
1. Carefully examine the door’s gasket to assure that it is
firmly in contact with the cabinet.
Note: When inspecting door alignment, make sure the
door gasket is not pinched on the hinge side of the door.
Water Supply Connection
2. If the door is properly aligned, go on to 5 Prepare
Plumbing. If it is not, use the following procedure.
Note: Water temperature from source will affect ice
production. U-Line recommends room temperature or
colder water be used.
Adjusting Door Alignment
When connecting the water supply, follow these
1. Loosen (do not remove)
top and bottom hinge
screws. See Figure 14.
• Review any applicable plumbing codes before you
install the unit.
• Connect to the cold water supply.
• The water pressure should be between 20 and 120 psi.
• Install a shut-off valve in the 1/4 inch OD water supply
• Connect sufficient tubing to the unit so that tubing
may be looped, allowing the unit to be removed for
cleaning and servicing (see Figure 17). However, make
certain that the tubing is not pinched or damaged
during installation.
• U-Line recommends the use of copper tubing for
2. Align door squarely with
cabinet. Make sure gasket
is firmly in contact with
cabinet all the way around
the door (no gaps).
3. Tighten bottom hinge
4. Tighten top hinge screws.
Go on to 5 Prepare
Figure 14
To connect to water supply:
1. Install the 1/4 inch OD copper water line from the
main water source.
SP18 Ice Maker
6 Prepare Power Supply
Water Line
Electrical Specifications
Electrical installation must observe all state and local
codes. This unit requires connection to a grounded (threeprong), polarized receptacle that has been placed by a
qualified electrician.
Figure 15
Figure 16
The unit requires a grounded and polarized 110/115 VAC,
60 Hz, 15A power supply (normal household current)
or a 220/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz power supply. An individual,
properly grounded branch circuit or circuit breaker is
recommended. GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) is
usually not required for fixed location appliances and is
not recommended for your unit because a GFCI could be
prone to nuisance tripping. However, be sure to consult
your local codes.
2. Locate the compression fitting and ferrule packed with
the unit. Slide the compression fitting and ferrule over
the 1/4-inch OD water supply line. Do not use thread
sealing compound or tape. Using two wrenches,
tighten the compression fitting on the supply line (see
Figure 15).
3. Carefully bend the water supply line into position and
connect the line to the solenoid valve (see Figure 16).
Avoid kinking the water supply line.
See Figure 18 for recommended receptacle location.
26-5/16" Minimum
Figure 17
Figure 18
Route the water supply line through the unit so it does not
come into contact with any internal components other
than the solenoid valve. See Figure 17. Normal operation
creates some vibration. A water supply line contacting an
internal component or cabinet wall can cause excessive
noise during operation or damage to the line.
SHOCK HAZARD — Electrical Grounding Required.
• Never remove the round grounding prong from
the plug and never use a two-prong grounding
4. For recessed installations, allow extra water supply line
length to provide slack for easy removal from the
recessed area (see Figure 17). This will also safeguard
against kinking the line.
• Never use an extension cord to connect power to
the unit.
Go on to 7 Level the Unit.
5. Go on to 6 Prepare Power Supply.
SP18 Ice Maker
7 Level the Unit
8 Install the Unit
Leveling Information
Installation of the SP18
1. Open the water supply valve in the main water source.
2. Plug in the power cord.
It is extremely important that the unit sits on a level
surface, as it does not have feet levelers. If it is not level,
the ice mold will not fill evenly.
3. Gently push the unit into position. Be careful not to
kink the water supply line or entangle the electrical
Use a level to check
the levelness of the
unit from front to
back and from side
to side. Level
should be placed
along top edge
and side edge as
shown (see Figure
19). Go on to
8 Install the Unit.
4. Re-check the leveling, from front to back and side to
side. Make any necessary adjustments.
5. Secure the flange to the frame structure using the four
holes in the flange. The type of fasteners will depend
on the structure you are mounting the flange to.
Installation Troubleshooting
Q: Problem
Water is leaking under the unit.
A: Solution
Figure 19
A water leak under the unit is most likely caused by a bad
connection in the water supply line. Make sure the water
line’s brass fitting is screwed tight to its valve and
threaded correctly. Make sure that plumbers tape was
NOT used; if it was remove all traces before reinstalling.
SP18 Ice Maker
Start-Up Troubleshooting
9 Start-Up for the First Time
Q: Problem
Initial Start-Up
Unit does not appear to turn on when plugged in.
The on/off switch is located on the front grille. Ensure
that the switch is turned on.
A: Solution
No setting adjustments should be necessary at this time.
For information about Adjusting the Temperature
Control, see the User Manual.
Make sure outlet has power (circuit breaker has not
tripped). Make sure the on/off switch is turned on.
Q: Problem
As soon as the ice maker
mold reaches the proper
temperature, the ice maker
mechanism will fill the mold
with water.
Water does not appear to be flowing into unit.
A: Solution
Check that the water is connected and turned on and the
line is not obstructed. Water coming into the unit may
take an hour or more.
Note: The first cubes may be
small because of air in the
water line. After two hours,
cubes will be standard size.
Q: Problem
The ice maker will continue
to produce until the bin is
Figure 20
full. You may interrupt
production by raising the bin
arm into an upright and locked position (see Figure 20).
While the bin arm is locked, the unit will maintain
temperature for ice storage.
The cubes produced during the first two to three hours of
operation have been discarded. New cubes still appear
A: Solution
This is normal and is caused by air being trapped in the
cube during fast freezing.
It is possible that dirt or scale will dislodge in the water
line. Always throw away all ice cubes made during the
first twenty-four (24) hours of operation.
See the User Manual’s Troubleshooting Guide for more
Who to Call
Service Information
If the need for service arises, contact the dealer from
whom the unit was purchased. State the Model Number
and Serial Number and explain the problem. The Model
and Serial Number plate is located inside unit behind the
ice bucket.
If you need to locate a service company, you can go online
at www.U-LineService.com and search for a service
company by zip code.
For more than four decades, U-Line has distinguished itself as the leader in built-in
undercounter ice making, refrigeration and wine storage appliances.
U-Line Corporation, located in Milwaukee, WI, is a family operated manufacturer of built-in
undercounter icemakers, Combo® icemaker/refrigerators, Wine Captain® wine storage units,
refrigerators, refrigerated drawers and refrigerator/freezers.
©2005 U-Line Corporation
Publication No. 30073E