Water Line Installation. Hotpoint GTS19KMNRES, GTE22JMNRES, GTE18GMNRES, GTE16GTNLWW, GTE16DTNLWW, GTE16GTNRWW, GIE18GCNRSA, GTS19KYNRFS, HPS18BGNRSH, GTS22KSNRSS

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (on some models)

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

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When connecting your refrigerator to a GE

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For other reverse osmosis water systems, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.

This water line installation is not warranted by the refrigerator or ice maker manufacturer. Follow these

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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.

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When using any electrical device (such as a power drill) during installation, be sure the device is double insulated or grounded in a manner to prevent the

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

WARNING

Connect to potable water supply only.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

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To determine how much tubing you need: measure the distance from the water valve on the back of the refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then add 6’

(1.8 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED (Cont.)

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in the following lengths:

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Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 6’

(1.8 m) as described above.

NOTE: The only GE Appliances approved plastic

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Certain types of plastic will crack or rupture with age and cause water damage to your home.

• A GE Appliances water supply kit (containing tubing, shutoff valve and fittings listed below) is available at extra cost from your dealer or from Parts and

Accessories, 877.959.8688.

• A cold water supply. The water pressure must be between 20 and 120 psi (138 – 827 kilopascals) on models without a water filter and between 40 and

120 psi (275 – 827 kilopascals) on models with a water filter.

• Power drill.

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• Straight and Phillips blade screwdriver.

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OR

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Tubing kit, the necessary fittings are preassembled to the tubing.

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Refrigerator tubing.

• Shutoff valve to connect to the cold water line.

The shutoff valve should have a water inlet with a

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Installation Instructions

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INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (Cont.)

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

WARNING

To reduce the risk of electric shock or injury during installation, you must first unplug the refrigerator before proceeding.

4

FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE

(Cont.)

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.

1

SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER

SUPPLY AND UNPLUG

REFRIGERATOR

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

5

ROUTE THE TUBING

Route the 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.

NOTE: Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing

(about 6 feet [1.82 m] coiled into 2 turns of about

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2

CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION

Choose a location for the valve that

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3

DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE

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6

CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE

VALVE

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

Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve. Tighten the compression nut securely.

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Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten compression nut until it is hand tight, then tighten one additional turn with a wrench. Overtightening may cause leaks.

Compression

Nut

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Tubing

Packing Nut

4

FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE

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

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

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Vertical Cold

Water Pipe

Outlet Valve Ferrule (sleeve)

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.

7 FLUSH OUT THE TUBING

Turn the main water supply on

(counterclockwise) and flush out the tubing until the water is clear.

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

49-1000478 Rev. 5

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (Cont.)

8

CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE

REFRIGERATOR

NOTES: refrigerator, be sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.

We recommend installing a water filter

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or 877.959.8688) if your water supply has sand or particles that could clog the screen

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WARNING

To reduce the risk of death or electric shock, you must follow these instructions:

Ŷ Unplug the refrigerator before removing any panels.

Ŷ Do not damage any wiring while the panel is removed.

Ŷ Replace all parts and panels before plugging the refrigerator back in.

8

CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE

REFRIGERATOR (Cont.)

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Tubing

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Refrigerator

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Ferrule

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Tubing cover.

9

TURN THE WATER ON AT THE

SHUTOFF VALVE

Tighten any connections that leak.

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flexible or screw cap from the water valve

(refrigerator connection) and discard.

ferrule (sleeve) onto the end of the tubing as shown. On

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Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten compression nut until it is hand tight, then tighten one additional turn with a wrench.

Overtightening may cause leaks.

10

INSTALLING THE

REFRIGERATOR

Plug in the refrigerator.

Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not vibrate against the back of the refrigerator or against the wall.

Push the refrigerator back to the wall.

11

START THE ICE MAKER

Set the ice maker power switch to the

0N position. The ice maker will not begin to operate until it reaches its operating temperature of 15°F

(–9°C) or

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Power switch

ON OFF then begin operation automatically.

Power switch model it in a vertical position. You may need to pry open the clamp.

WARNING ELECTRIC SHOCK

HAZARD

Attach tubing clamp using existing hole only.

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