Whirlpool | ECKMF-83 | User's Manual | Whirlpool ECKMF-83 User's Manual

HOW TO INSTALL
YOUR AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
ECKMF-83
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KEEP ALL PARTS IN THEIR OWN PACKAGE UNTIL NEEDED
PARTS ARE LISTED BY STEPS IN WHICH THEY ARE USED. ARRANGE IN ORDER BEFORE STARTING
INSTALLATION. REFER TO SERVICE PARTS LIST FOR INDIVIDUAL REPLACEMENT PARTS.
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PART
NUMBER
NAME
#l
WIRING
#2
WATER
#3
GRAY SEALER (PERMAGUM)
#4
WATER INLET TUBE (ALUMINUM)
iv5
SCREW, STAINLESS
#6
#7
WATER VALVE ASSEMBLY
ICE BUCKET
1
#8
#9
CLAMP
SCREWS, SHEET METAL (NO. 8 x
1
4
#lO
TUBE INSERT
1
#ll
#12
CLAMPS
SCREW, SELF TAPPING (NO. 8-32 x
2
2
#13
CLAMP
#14
#15
PLASTIC TUBE ASSEMBLY
1
8, 9
10
6, 11
COPPER
1
7
USED IN
STEP NUMBER
QUANTITY
ASSEMBLY
TUBE
FITTING
(NO. 8 x
l/2”)
‘/2”)
l/2”)
1
4,12
1
1
3
3
1
12
1
14
1
5 6, 7, 8, 9
14
1
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V
11
9, 10, 11
11
..
10
Water hook-up parts available from your Whirlpool dealer or local hardware store.
Installation
Steps
These instructions
cover models with and without a condenser
on the back of the cabwat.
See illustrations
below and
follow instructions
that apply to your model.
Remove Plugs and
12 from
Freezer Wall.
coil
Tools and Other Items You Will Need
TOOIS
l-Phillips
head screwdriver
I-Pliers
l--‘/4”
nut driver
or
6” flat blade screwdriver
Water Hook Uo
(Materials
needed.
not included
in Ice Maker Kit.)
T/4” 00. Copper Tubing-See
step 2 (back page)
for length.
l-shut-off
Valve--W”
outlet.
l-Tube
Union--C”
x 1%”
?
Tube
Connection _
Remove 2 Screws
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3 Install
<,
4
4 Install
’
Place Clamp onto inlet
tube.
Place tube insert in end
of tube and slide into
inlet tube, tighten clamp.
NOTE: Excess tube can
be cut off; be sure to
allow line to go into tube
for full length of insert.
(save
Remove
!
11 Plastic
Cover
for reuse)
Water
Fill Cow
Tube
Wiring Harness
Remove wiring hole cover. Pull insert pad from
cabmet hole and place around wires
Push wiring harness #l into hole, being sure
grommet
seals flush to prevent air entry.
Connect
plug firmly into receptacle.
Route wires behind condenser
coils if present.
14 Attach
INSTALL WATER VALVE
10 Attach
Wire
and Water
Connect
terminals
,5
Tube Clamps _
I/
valve wiring plug onto
on valve coil.
Attach plastic water tube
assembly
#14. Push tubing into
valve and tiohten nvlon nut lnot
loo tiahtl on; valve’threads.
Attach Ground Wire (Green Wire)
with Self Tapping Screw #12.
Attach Valve
and clamp
with
with Self Tapptng Screw
Sheet Metal Screw #9.
#fz
Ice Maker to Freezer Wall
Connect Ice-Maker
To Water (Contd.)
1.
Find a %-inch to 1-inch vertical COLD water pipe near
the refrigerator. (Horizontal pipe will work.. but extra
precautions must be taken.) (See * in Step 4.) Connect to unsoftened water line if possible.
2.
Measure from inlet on rear of refrigerator to water pipe.
Add 7 feet to allow for moving refrigerator for cleaning.
This is the length of %-inch O.D. copper tubing you
will need for the job (length from inlet tube to water
pipe PLUS 7 feet). Be sure both ends of copper tubing
are cut square.
3.
4.
5.
OFF shutoff valve on the water pipe. You are now
ready to connect other end of %-inch copper tubing
to inlet tube or water valve on back of refrigerator.
7.
Assemble compression nuts on tubing as shown in
diagram. Insert ends of tubing into connector and
tighten compression nuts. Be sure ends of tubing are
squarely in connector as far as they will go. Do not
‘h” TUBE TO
SHUTOFF VALVE
Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet
long enough to clear line of water.
Using a grounded drill, drill a %-inch hole in the
vertical cold water pipe you have selected. Use of
self piercing valve may lead to flow problems in
the future. Some water almost always remains in
pipes. If it enters the drill, it can cause lethal shock.
BE SURE YOUR DRILL IS GROUNDED.
Fasten a separate ground wire from drill to a good
ground that complies to local electrical codes. (If in
doubt, consult a licensed electrician.)
UNLESS
PROPER GROUNDING IS FOLLOWED, YOU ARE
NOT PROTECTED AGAINST SEVERE OR LETHAL
SHOCK.
*If you must use a horizontal
pipe, take extra
precautions:
Drill on the top or side of the pipe, not bottom.
This helps keep water away from the drill. Also, it
keeps normal sediment from collecting in the valve.
Fasten shutoff valve to cold water pipe with pipe
clamp. Be sureinletend is solidly in the X-inch drilled
hole in the water pipe and that washer is under the
pipe clamp. Tighten packing nut. Tighten the pipe
clamp screws carefully and evenly so washer makes
a watertight connection. Do not overtighten or you
may crush copper tubing, especially if soft copper
tubing is used. Now you are ready to connect the
copper tubing.
CONNECTOR
SLEEVE
NUT
WATER VALVE TUBE
Steo 7
8.
Turn shutoff valve on. TIGHTEN
TIONS OR NUTS THAT LEAK.
ANY CONNEC-
9.
Copper tubing may now be fastened to baseboard.
10.
The Ice Maker has a built-in water strainer on the inlet
side of the water valve. Use a second water strainer
when local water conditions require periodic cleaning
or a well is your source of water. The strainer can be
installed in the %-inch water line.
11.
Water pressure should not be below (15 PS.1.) or
above (125 P.S.I.). If problem occurs call your Utility
Company.
16 Plug
in your refrigerator
IMPORTANT:
It may take up to 24 hours for your Ice Maker to begin
oroducina
ice crescents.
To enjoy your Ice Maker most PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE ICE MAKER SECTION OFYOUR USE AND
CARE GUIDE.
Step 5 and 6
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Slip compression nut and compression sleeve on
copper tubing as shown in diagram. Insert end of
tubing into out/et end squarely as far as it will go.
Screw compression nut to out/et end with adjustable
wrench. Do not overtighten. Turn ON main water
supply and flush out tubing until water is clear. Turn
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