Whirlpool WRF993FIFM Refrigerator User Manual

Electrical Requirements
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Before you move your refrigerator into its nal location, it
is important to make sure you have the proper electrical
Recommended Grounding Method
A 115-volt, 60 Hz, AC-only 15- or 20-amp fused, grounded
electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate
circuit serving only your refrigerator and approved accessories
be provided. Use an outlet that cannot be turned off by a switch.
Do not use an extension cord.
IMPORTANT: If this product is connected to a GFCI (Ground
Fault Circuit Interrupter) protected outlet, nuisance tripping of the
power supply may occur, resulting in loss of cooling. Food quality
and flavor may be affected. If nuisance tripping has occurred,
and if the condition of the food appears poor, dispose of it.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation or cleaning,
turn off Cooling and then disconnect the refrigerator from
the electrical source. When you have nished, reconnect the
refrigerator to the electrical source and turn on Cooling. See
“Using the Controls” section.
Water Supply Requirements
A cold water supply with water pressure between 35 and 120 psi
(241 and 827 kPa) is required to operate the water dispenser and
ice maker. If you have questions about your water pressure, call
a licensed, qualied plumber.
NOTE: If the water pressure is less than what is required, the ow
of water from the water dispenser could decrease or ice cubes
could be hollow or irregular shaped.
Reverse Osmosis Water Supply
IMPORTANT: The pressure of the water supply coming out
of a reverse osmosis system going to the water inlet valve of
the refrigerator needs to be between 35 and 120 psi (241 and
827 kPa).
If a reverse osmosis water ltration system is connected to your
cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse osmosis
system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa).
Check to see whether the sediment lter in the reverse
osmosis system is blocked. Replace the lter if necessary.
Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to rell
after heavy use. The tank capacity could be too small to keep
up with the requirements of the refrigerator.
NOTE: Faucet-mounted reverse osmosis systems are
not recommended.
If your refrigerator has a water lter, it may further reduce
the water pressure when used in conjunction with a reverse
osmosis system. Remove the water lter. See “Water Filtration
System” section.
If you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed,
qualied plumber.
Connect the Water Supply
Read all directions before you begin.
Plumbing must be installed in accordance with the
International Plumbing Code and any local codes and
Copper and PEX tubing connections from the household water
line to the refrigerator are acceptable and will help avoid off-
taste or odor in your ice or water. Check for leaks.
If PEX tubing is used instead of copper, we recommend
the following Part Numbers: W10505928RP (7 ft [2.14 m]
jacketed PEX), 8212547RP (5 ft [1.52 m] PEX), or
W10267701RP (25 ft [7.62 m] PEX).
Install tubing only in areas where temperatures will remain
above freezing.
Tools Needed:
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Flat-blade screwdriver
" and
" open-end wrenches or 2 adjustable wrenches
" nut driver
NOTE: Do not use a piercing-type or ³⁄
" (4.76 mm) saddle valve
which reduces water ow and clogs easier.
Connect to Water Line
IMPORTANT: If you turn the refrigerator on before the water is
connected, turn off the ice maker.
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 shut-off valve or the equivalent served by
" household supply line.
NOTE: To allow sufcient water ow to the refrigerator, a minimum
" (12.7 mm) size household supply line is recommended.
A. Sleeve
B. Nut
C. Copper tubing (to refrigerator)
D. Household supply line (½" minimum)