GE SmartWater ™
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
GE Model GXIT Filter
Your new GE icemaker water filter comes complete with all the necessary hardware for installation.
Each filter gives you up to six months of great-tasting water.
Filter should be changed after 6 months of use.
REQUIRED TOOLS FOR INSTALLATION
OPTIONAL TOOLS FOR INSTALLATION
• a tube cutter
• 1/2″ and 7/16″ wrenches
• a knife
• a bucket or pan
• a file
• sandpaper
WARNING
Do not use where water is microbiologically
unsafe or with water of unknown quality
without adequate disinfection before or after
the filter.
Model GXIT tested and certified by NSF
international against ANSI/NSF Std. 42
for chlorine reduction (Class 1) and taste
& odor reduction.
Small parts remaining after the installation
could be a choke hazard. Discard safely.
SPECIFICATIONS
Model
GXIT
Service
Flow rate
Service
Life
Max.
Temp.
Pressure
0.6 gpm 750 gal. or 6 months 25–125 psi
(2.3 lpm)
(2839 liters)
(172–862 kPa)
100° F.
(38° C.)
If slow water or hollow ice occurs, replace filter.
INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS
• Protect from freezing. Drain filter when room temperature drops below 32°F. (0°C.).
• Use the in-line water filtering system on a potable, safe-to-drink, home COLD water supply only. The filter
will not make unsafe water safe to drink. Do NOT use on HOT water (100°F. max.).
• Do not install on line pressure above 125 psi (862 kPa), or below 25 psi (172 kPa).
• All of the refrigerator installation requirements must be met when installing the filter.
• Do not use wicking or pipe dope sealer for fitting connections into head of filter. Teflon® tape is recommended
and included. Teflon is a registered trademark of DuPont.
• Do not install in direct sunlight.
• Installation must comply with existing state or local plumbing codes.
Part No. 215C1001P013
(6-99 JR)
Pub. No. 49-50026
For Use and Care questions call: GE Answer Center® 800.626.2000
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, Appliance Park, Louisville, KY 40225
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INLET
SUPPLY SIDE
Brass nut
Brass insert
(for plastic tubing)
OUTLET
APPLIANCE SIDE
Brass insert
(for plastic tubing)
Brass nut
Teflon
tape
Water line
tubing
Ferrule
Brass
fitting
Brass
fitting
Ferrule Water line
tubing
Follow Directions for Proper Assembly
INSTALLING THE FILTER
6. Slip brass nuts then ferrules over both tubing ends, leaving
1/4″ of tubing exposed from end. If your tubing is plastic,
place brass inserts into ends of tubing.
1. All of the refrigerator installation requirements must be
met when installing the filter.
2. a. Remove yellow endcaps from filter.
7. Connect the supply water line to the filter inlet: Insert end of
tubing into brass fitting; hand-tighten nut onto threads of brass
fitting. Using two wrenches, tighten nut at least one full turn.
b. Find the ends of brass fittings that mate with filter body.
c. Apply 1 to 2 wraps of the included Teflon tape to threads,
as shown.
8. Place filter outlet over bucket or pan. Turn on the incoming
water supply to flush the filter into the bucket or pan thereby
removing fine particles of carbon which may be present. Flush
2 to 3 gallons of water (approx. 5 minutes).
d. Thread brass fittings into both ends of the filter body and
tighten snug with a wrench.
3. Shut off water supply.
4. The filter is to be inserted (spliced) into the 1/4″ OD supply
tube that feeds water to the refrigerator. (Do not cut any water
lines internal to the refrigerator.) Locate the filter as close as
possible to the supply water shut-off valve. If the filter needs to
be located behind the refrigerator, there needs to be at least 6
inches of clearance. If the appliance must be moved, make sure
there is proper protection on the floor.
9. Connect the outlet port of the filter to the water line to your
appliance in the same manner as the inlet.
10. Turn on water supply line. If leak occurs, tighten nuts or
fittings until leak stops.
11. Write the date on the filter and also mark your calendar to
replace with another filter after six months.
5. Cut the tubing, making sure the ends are square and no burrs
protrude. Deburr ends with file or sandpaper if necessary.
LIMITED 60 DAY WARRANTY
• What does this warranty cover?
— Any defect in materials or workmanship in the
manufactured product.
• For how long after the original purchase?
— Sixty (60) days.
• How do I make a warranty claim?
— Return to the retailer from which it was purchased along
with a copy of the “Proof of Purchase.”
• What does this warranty not cover?
— Customer installation. The Installation Instructions
cover installation and replacement instructions.
— Defects that result from abuse, misuse, alterations,
improper installation or damage not caused by GE.
— Liability on the part of GE under this or any other
warranty for any indirect or consequential damage.
• How does state law relate to this warranty?
— This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
— Products that are used for commercial or industrial
applications.
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