How to Install a Refrigerator Ice Maker Kit

How to Install a Refrigerator Ice Maker Kit


This video will show you how to install an
optional ice maker kit in a top-mount refrigerator. The kit includes the ice maker module, water
inlet valve, ice maker water supply tube and hardware.
Before you begin, wear work gloves to protect your hands. Connect the water supply connection
line to your house water supply. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
Remove the spacer in the freezer shelf. Push the shelf to the left to release the
right side from the holes. Pull the shelf out of the freezer.
Pry out the two plastic plugs from the freezer side wall with a putty knife.
Remove the plastic cover over the wire harness connector and fill tube opening.
Remove the screws from the rear compartment cover and pull the cover off.
Punch out the cutout for the water supply line.
Peel off the label over the ice maker water line opening on the upper right corner of
the outside back panel. Pull the foam plug out of the water line opening.
Push the plastic water supply tube into the water inlet tube as far as it will go.
Push the tube seal over the water inlet tube threads.
Thread the nylon compression nut onto the threaded end of the water inlet tube.
Tighten the compression nut to finger tight and then tighten the nut another 1/2 turn
using a wrench. Do not over-tighten the compression nut.
Install the adjustable leveling bracket on the bottom of the ice maker. Leave the mounting
screw loose. Install the mounting screws into the side
freezer wall leaving enough clearance to hang the ice maker bracket on the screws.
Plug in the ice maker wire harness. Push the plastic wire harness cover over the
plug and snap it into place. Hang the ice maker on the mounting screws.
Make sure the fill tube sits inside the fill cup.
Tighten the mounting screws. Adjust the leveling bracket so the gap between
the freezer wall and the ice maker is equal at the top and bottom of the ice maker.
Tighten the leveling bracket mounting screw when the ice maker is level.
Reinstall the freezer shelf in the lower position. Set the ice bucket under the ice maker.
Push the ice maker water supply line into the outlet fitting. Tug the water line to
make sure it’s locked in place. Connect the wire harness to the inlet water
valve. Attach the valve with the mounting screws.
Clean an area for the plastic supply line clamps. Dry the areas thoroughly and stick
the clamps to the back of the refrigerator. Mount the plastic water tubing using the clamps.
Position the rear compartment cover on the back of the refrigerator and reinstall the
mounting screws. Remove the black rubber cap from the water
supply line fitting. Connect the water line and tighten the compression
nut. Open the water supply cut-off valve.
If the fitting leaks, tighten the compression nut and check again.
Plug in the refrigerator to restore power.

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