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Installing the Water Line on Your Top Mount Refrigerator

Connect the water line to the ice maker. For the ice maker to operate properly, a water pressure of 20-125 psi is required. After you have connected the water line, make sure the water storage tank inside the refrigerator is properly filled.

Connect the Water Line (Optional)

• You can purchase the water line installation kit from your retailer. We recommend using a kit that contains copper tubing and a 6 millimeter (1/4 inch) compression nut.
• In an area with low water pressure (below 20 psi), you can install a booster pump to compensate for the low pressure.

Assembling the Water Line Installation Kit

  1. Shut off the main water source. 

  2. Insert the pipe clamp (B) and the shutoff valve (C) into the cold water line (A).   

  3. Connect the water line installation kit (A) to the shut-off valve (B).   

Connecting the Water Line to the Refrigerator   

Make sure to connect the water line only to a potable water source.

There are several items you must purchase to complete this connection. You may find these items sold as a kit at your local hardware store.

Copper Tubing
  • 1/4 inch copper tubing
  • 1/4 inch compression nut (1 piece)
  • Ferrule (2 piece)
Plastic Tubing
  • 1/4 inch plastic tubing > Molded end (Bulb)
  • 1/4 inch compression nut (1 piece)

   

A Refrigerator
B Household water supply line
01 Compression nut (1/4 inch) (Not supplied)
02 Ferrule (Not supplied)
03 Copper tubing (Not supplied)
04 Plastic tubing (Assembled)
05 Compression fitting (Not supplied)
06 Molded end (Bulb)
07 Compression nut (B) (1/4 inch) (Not supplied)
08 Plastic tubing (A) (Not supplied)
  1. Connect the household water line to the assembled compression fitting.   

    • If you are using copper tubing, slip the compression nut (B) (not supplied) and ferrule (not supplied) on the copper tubing (not supplied) as shown.
    • If you are using plastic tubing (A), insert the molded end (Bulb) of the plastic tubing (A) into the compression fitting.

      If you use platic tubing, (A) do not use it without the molded end (Bulb).

  2. Tighten the compression nut (B) onto the compression fitting. Do not over-tighten the compression nut (B).   

  3. Turn the water on and check for any leakage. If you find water drops or leakage in the connection areas, turn off the main water supply. Check the connections and, if necessary, tighten.   

  4. After you turn on the refrigerator, let the ice maker make ice for 1 to 2 days. Over that period of time, throw out the first 1 or 2 buckets of ice that the ice maker makes to ensure all impurities have been removed from the water line.   

  5. If you have to repair or disassemble the water line, cut off 1/4 inch of the plastic tubing to make sure you get a snug, leak-free connection.

Installing a Water Filter (Optional)

The water filter and the water filter installation kit containing necessary parts illustrated in this section are not provided. You must purchase the water filter and the water filter installation kit at a local Samsung service center.

Connecting to the Water Supply Line   

01 Cold water line
02 Pipe clamp
03 Plastic line
04 Compression nut
05 Compression sleeve
06 Packing nut
07 Shut off valve
08 Filter cartridge
09 Cartridge holder
10 Cut vertically by 90 degrees
  1. Shut off the main water line and turn the ice maker off.   

  2. Locate the nearest cold potable water line.   

  3. Follow the instructions mentioned in the water filter installation kit.   

  4. After connecting the water line to the inlet of the cartridge holder with the plastic line fully inserted, insert and tighten the filter cartridge.   

  5. Turn on the water line and flush 11 liters of water (approximately 6 minutes) through the filter before use.   

CAUTION:

  • The water line must be connected outside of the refrigerator.
  • Do not use copper lines.
  • If cutting the tubing for resizing, make sure the ends of the tubing are vertically clean cut.