Install the Refrigerator. GE Appliances Profile 21, Profile 24 CustomStyle, SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIRATOR 22, Brand Expression Guidelines 2.0

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Install the Refrigerator. GE Appliances Profile 21, Profile 24 CustomStyle, SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIRATOR 22, Brand Expression Guidelines 2.0 | Manualzz

Preparing to install the refrigerator.

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

Water Supply to the Icemaker

(on some models)

If the refrigerator has an icemaker, it will have to be connected to a cold water line.

A water supply kit (containing copper tubing, shutoff valve, fittings and instructions) is available at extra cost from your dealer or from Parts and

Accessories, 800-626-2002.

Refrigerator Location

Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature will go below 60°F (16°C) because it will not run often enough to maintain proper temperatures.

Install it on a floor strong enough to support it fully loaded.

Clearances

Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation and plumbing and electrical connections:

Sides 5/8 ″ (15 mm)

Top 1 ″ (25 mm)

If built-in, allow 7/8

(22 mm) for hinge covers.

Back 1 ″ (25 mm)

If the refrigerator is against a wall on either side, allow the following door clearances:

20 ′ , 22 ′ , and 24 ′ models 3/4 ″ (19 mm)

27 ′ models 1 1

/

2

″ (38 mm)

Rollers

The rollers have 3 purposes:

1 Rollers adjust so the door closes easily when opened about halfway. [Raise the front about

5/8 ″ (15 mm) from the floor.]

To assure that the doors will close automatically from a halfway open position, there is a built-in tilt from the front to the back of the cabinet. Side-byside refrigerators also have specially designed door hinges that lift both doors slightly when opened, allowing the force of gravity to help close them securely.

2 Rollers adjust so the refrigerator is firmly positioned on the floor and does not wobble.

3 Rollers allow you to move the refrigerator away from the wall for cleaning.

To adjust the rollers, remove the base grille by pulling it out at the bottom.

Turn the roller adjusting screws clockwise to raise the refrigerator, counterclockwise to lower it. Use an adjustable wrench (3/8 ″ hex head bolt) or pliers.

To replace base grille, align prongs on back of grille with clamps in cabinet and push forward until grille snaps into place.

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Installing the water line.

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

Before You Begin

If the water supply to the refrigerator is from a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration

System and the refrigerator is equipped with a built-in filtration system, it is not necessary to use the refrigerator’s water filter. Use the refrigerator’s Filter Bypass

Plug. Using the refrigerator’s water filtration cartridge in conjunction with the RO filter can result in hollow ice cubes and slower water flow from the water dispenser.

This water line installation is not warranted by the refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer.

Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the risk of expensive water damage.

Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in house plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and lead to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified plumber to correct water hammer before installing the water supply line to the refrigerator.

To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook up the water line to the hot water line.

If you use your refrigerator before connecting the water line, make sure the icemaker feeler arm is kept in the STOP (up) position.

Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where temperatures fall below freezing.

When using any electrical device (such as a power drill) during installation, be sure the device is insulated or wired in a manner to prevent the hazard of electric shock.

All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.

What You Will Need

To determine how much copper tubing you need:

Measure the distance from the water valve on the back of the refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then add 8 feet (244 cm). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing [about 8 feet (244 cm) coiled into 3 turns of about 10 inches (25 cm) diameter] to allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after installation.

■ A water supply kit (containing copper tubing, shutoff valve and fittings listed below) is available at extra cost from your dealer or from Parts and Accessories, 800-626-2002.

■ Cold water supply. The water pressure must be between 20 and 120 p.s.i. on models without a water filter and between 40 and 120 p.s.i. on models with a water filter.

■ Power drill.

■ Copper tubing, 1/4 ″ outer diameter to connect the refrigerator to the water supply. Be sure both ends of the tubing are cut square.

Do not use plastic tubing or plastic fittings because the water supply line is under pressure at all times. Certain types of plastic tubing may become brittle with age and crack, resulting in water leakage.

■ Two 1/4

″ outer diameter compression nuts and 2 ferrules (sleeves)— to connect the copper tubing to the shutoff valve and the refrigerator water valve.

■ If your existing water line has a flared fitting at the end, you will need an adapter (available at plumbing supply stores) to connect the water line to the refrigerator OR you can cut off the flared fitting with a tube cutter and then use a compression fitting.

■ Shutoff valve to connect to the cold water line. The shutoff valve should have a water inlet with a minimum inside diameter of 5/32 ″ at the point of connection to the COLD WATER

LINE. Saddle-type shutoff valves are included in many water supply kits. Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve complies with your local plumbing codes.

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Installing the water line.

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

Shut Off the Main Water Supply

Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear the line of water.

Install the Shutoff Valve

1 Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used drinking water line.

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2 Choose a location for the valve that is easily accessible. It is best to connect into the side of a vertical water pipe. When it is necessary to connect into a horizontal water pipe, make the connection to the top or side, rather than at the bottom, to avoid drawing off any sediment from the water pipe.

Drill a 1/4 ″ hole in the water pipe, using a sharp bit. Remove any burrs resulting from drilling the hole in the pipe.

4 Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe clamp.

5 Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer begins to swell.

Do not overtighten or you may crush the copper tubing.

Washer

Pipe Clamp Inlet End

Saddle-Type

Shutoff Valve

Vertical Cold Water Pipe

NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing Codes

248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts. Consult with your licensed plumber.

Route the Copper Tubing and Connect It to the Shutoff Valve

Route the copper tubing between the cold water line and the refrigerator.

Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the wall or floor (behind the refrigerator or adjacent base cabinet) as close to the wall as possible.

Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing [about 8 feet (244 cm) coiled into 3 turns of about 10

(25 cm) diameter] to allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after installation.

Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve.

Tighten the compression nut securely.

Saddle-Type Shutoff Valve

Packing Nut

Compression Nut

Ferrule (sleeve)

Outlet Valve

Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end of the tubing and connect it to the shutoff valve.

NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing Codes

248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts. Consult with your licensed plumber.

Turn On the Water and Flush Out the Tubing

1 Turn the main water supply on and flush out the tubing until the water is clear.

2 Shut the water off at the water valve after about one quart (1 l) of water has been flushed through the tubing.

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