KitchenAid KRFF507EWH Refrigerator User Manual

Connect to Water Line
IMPORTANT: If you turn the refrigerator on before the water is
connected, turn the ice maker OFF.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water.
3. Use a quarter-turn shutoff valve or the equivalent, served by
NOTE: To allow sufficient water flow to the refrigerator, a
minimum ¹⁄₂" size household supply line is recommended.
4. Now you are ready to connect the copper tubing to the
shutoff valve. Use ¹⁄₄" (6.35 m
m) OD soft copper tubing to
connect the shutoff valve and the refrigerator.
Ensure that you have the proper length needed for the
job. Be sure both ends of the copper tubing are cut
Slip compression sleeve and compression nut onto
copper tubing as shown. Insert end of tubing into outlet
end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut
onto outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not
5. Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink, and
turn on main water supply to flush out tubing until water is
clear. Turn OFF shutoff valve on the water pipe.
NOTE: Always drain the water line before making the final
connection to the inlet of the water valve to avoid possible
water valve malfunction.
6. Bend the copper tubing to meet the water line inlet, which is
located on the ba
ck of the refrigerator cabinet as shown.
Leave a coil of
copper tubing to allow the refrigerator to be
pulled out of the cabinet or away from the wall for service.
Connect to Refrigerator
Follow the connection instructions specific to your model.
Style 1
1. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port. Attach the
copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression nut and
sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression nut. Do not
overtighten. Confirm copper tubing is secure by pulling on
copper tubing.
2. Create a service loop with the copper tubing. Avoid kinks
when coiling the copper tubing. Secure copper tubing to
refrigerator cabinet with a “P” clamp.
3. Turn on water supply to refrigerator and check for leaks.
Correct any leaks.
Style 2
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove and discard the short, black plastic part from the
end of the water line inlet.
3. Thread the nut onto the end of the tubing. Tighten the nut by
hand. Then tighten it with a wrench two more turns. Do not
NOTE: To avoid rattling, be sure the copper tubing does not
touch the cabinet’s side wall or other parts inside the cabinet.
A. Sleeve
B. Nut
C. Copper tubing (to refrigerator)
D. Household supply line (½" minimum)
A.Compression sleeve
B. Compression nut
C. Copper tubing
A. Copper tubing
B.“P” clamp
C.Compression nut
D. Compression sleeve
A. Household water line
B. Nut (purchased)
C. Ferrule (purchased)
D. Refrigerator water tubing
a ¹⁄₂" household supply line.