Setting Up the Water Tank for a Non-Plumbed Refrigerator

Last Update date : Jan 17. 2024

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It’s easy to start entertaining with freshly made ice and chilled water. Follow the steps below to see how you setup the water tank of your non-plumbed fridge.

Please be advised that this guide applies to Samsung Refrigerators, with a non-plumbed water and ice dispenser. If you have a different fridge, please refer to your user manual to check steps.

Preparing the Water Tank


  • Fill the tank only with tap or bottled water (such as mineral or purified water). Do not use other liquid.
  • For non-plumbed fridge model water tanks, a water filter is not needed.
  • Make sure the water tank fits into the shelf. Otherwise, it may not operate properly.

Your water tank creates chilled water and ice. Here's how to prepare it for the first time.

*For first-time use, clean the inner side of the water tank and dry well.

Type 1:

1 Hold both handgrips on the front of the tank, then slide out as shown.
Remove water container
2 Fill the tank with up to a max. of 5 litres of water, either through the front lid (A) or with the entire cover off (B).
CAUTION: Do not exceed the the max line. Water will overflow.
Fill water container.
3 Reinsert the tank into the dispenser mechanism. Make sure the front side of the tank (with the front lid) faces forwards.
Reinsert water container
4 When using the water dispenser for the first time:
  • 1. Push the dispenser lever for 10 seconds to emit air from the hoses of the water supply system.
  • 2. Discard the first six glasses of water to remove impurities.

Type 2:

1 Hold both handgrips on both sides of the water tank and lift up to remove.
Remove water container
2 Fill the tank with potable water up to 4 liters. You can remove either the top cap or the cover and pour water.
*For first-time use, clean inside the water tank.
Fill water container.
3 Reinsert the tank and close the door. Make sure the water outlet of the water tank faces forward.
Reinsert water container
4 Place a glass under the water outlet of the dispenser, and gently push the dispenser lever to dispense water. Make sure the water dispenser is unlocked.
Reinsert water container


  • The water dispenser is designed to dispense potable water. Fill the water tank only with potable water. Do not fill with any other liquids.
  • Do not fill the water tank excessively, it may cause an overflow.
  • Do not try to fill the water tank without removing it from the door.
  • Make sure that the water tank is seated properly.
  • Do not use the refrigerator without the water tank. This may reduce performance and efficiency.
  • To prevent water bouncing, make sure the glass is in line with the dispenser lever.

Note: You can use the water tank to secure more room to store more food. In this case, remove the lid of the tank.

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