HOW TO INSTALL YOUR AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER ECKMF-831 KEEP ALL PARTS IN THEIR OWN PACKAGE UNTIL NEEDED PARTS ARE LISTED BY STEPS IN WHICH THEY ARE USED. ARRANGE IN ORDER BEFORE STARTINC INSTALLATION. REFER TO SERVICE PARTS LIST FOR INDIVIDUAL REPLACEMENT PARTS. 1 #2 #3 WIRING ASSEMBLY WATER TUBE FITTING GRAY SEALER (PERMAGUM) USED IN STEP NUMBER 4.12 1 1 3 3 #4 WATER INLET TUBE (ALUMINUM) 1 12 #5 SCREW. STAINLESS 1 14 #6 WATER VALVE ASSEMBLY 1 #7 #0 #9 ICE BUCKET CLAMP SCREWS, SHEET METAL (NO. 8 x ‘h”) 1 1 4 5. 6. 7. 8, 9 14 #lO TUBE INSERT 1 11 #ll CLAMPS 2 10 #12 #13 SCREW, SELF TAPPING (NO. 8-32 x CLAMP 2 1 8, 9 10 #14 PLASTIC TUBE ASSEMBLY 1 6, 11 #15 COPPER TUBE ASSEMBLY 1 7 PART NUMBER #1 I I I 1108158 NAME Water hook-up QUANTITY parts available (NO. 8 x l/2”) from your Whirlpool l/2”) dealer or local hardware 11 9, 10, 11 store. Installation These ~nstrucl~ons cover models with and wIthout a condenser on the back of the cabinet. See lll”strat1ons below and follow InstructIons that apply to your model coil Tools and Other Items You Will Need Water Hook Up TOOIS 1 -Phllllps head screwdriver 1 -Plws l--‘/4” nut driver or V flat blade screwdriver Plastic Tube 11 Connection - 1 Unplug Electric From Outlet Steps (Mater& needed, not Included I” Ice Maker KII ) 1%” 0 D. Copper Tubing-See step 2 (back page) for length. 1 -Shut-off Valve-K outlet 1 -Tube Umon--1/e” x ‘(4” 1 Remove 2 Screws . for WS~) YQ.-.- ’ Remove Water FIII Cover 03 Install Water Tube &tall Wiring Harness 1 Place Clamp onto Inlet tube. Place lube insert I” end of tube and slide lnto bnkl tube, tIghten clamp. NOTE, Excess tube can be cul off, be sure to allow lone to 90 inlo tube lor full lenglh of insert (save Remove Plugs and Cover Freezer Wall. 12 from Plug Remove wlnng hole cover. Pull mserl pad from cabhnet hole and place around wres. Push wwng harness #l lnlo hole. being wre grommet seals flush to prevenl air entry Connect plug llrmly Into receptacle Roule w,res behlnd condenser Coils If present 14 Attach INSTALL WATER VALVE 15 Wire 10 Attach and Waler Connect terminals valve w,nng plug onto on valve coil. tks l!f Tube Clamps - Altach plaslic water lube assembly #14. Push tubmg Into valve and tighten nylon nut (not IOO light) onto valve threads Tighten hose Connector of copper lube lo water valve being sure to point tube straighl up. Attach Ground Wire (Green Wire) with Self Tapping Screw #12. Attach Valve and clamp with wth Sell Tapping Screw Sheet Metal Screw #9 #12 Ice Maker to Freezer Wall Connect Ice-Maker To Water (Contd.) 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. 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. 3 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 ovet-tiqhten. ’ XI” 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 %-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. PlPE CLAM,, I, INLET END VERTICAL OUTLET E& CONNECTOR SLEEVE NUT UNION. WATER VALVE TUBE Step 7 8. Turn shutoff valve on. TIGHTEN TIONS OR NUTS THAT LEAK. 9. Copper tubing may now be fastened to baseboard. IO. 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 %.I.) or above (125 P.S.I.). If problem occurs call your Utility Company. 16 Plug ANY CONNEC- in your refrigerator , /WASHER SHUTOFF SL&E -NUT 1 Step 5 and 6 6. 7. Slip compression nut and compression sleeve on copper tubing as shown in diagram. Insert end of tubing into outlet end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut to outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten. Turn ON main water supply and flush out tubing until water is clear. Turn IMPORTANT: It may take up to 24 hours for your Ice Maker to begin producing ice crescents. To enjoy your Ice Maker most PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE ICE MAKER SECTION OF YOUR USE AND CARE GUIDE.