KitchenAid 2000491 Recommended grounding met hod, Electrical requirements

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Electrical requirements

Electrical requirements

Electrical Shock Hazard

l Improper connectlon of the equipment-grounding conductor can result In a rlsk of electrical shock. Check wlth a qualified electrlcian or service technician if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance Is properly grounded.

lDo Not use an extension cord with this appilance. Such use may result in a fire, electrical shock, or other personal injury.

A 120-volt, 60-Hz, AC only, 15-or-20 ampere, fused, electrical supply is required. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.

Recommended grounding met hod



For your personal safety, this appliance must be grounded. This appliance is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3-prong grounding plug. To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a mating 3-prong, grounding-type wall receptacle, grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition, and local codes and ordinances. See Figure 1. If a mating wall receptacle is not available, it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have a properly grounded, 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.

Figure 1,

Water supply requirements

Use only l/4” copper tubing for water line.

The water line to the refrigerator must provide 15-l 00 psi water pressure.

The preferred method of installing the plumbing to the refrigerator is through the wall. An optional method is installing the water line through a floor opening. If the copper tubing is installed through the floor, the hole cut in the floor must be angled 45Otoward the front.

You will need enough l/4”- copper tubing to connect from water line to refrigerator, a saddle-type valve and a union. Rough in the water line before installing the refrigerator. See steps that follow.



Do Not Install copper tubing In an area where temperatures drop below freezing.

To do so may result In water damage.

1.Find a 3/8” to 1” vertical cold water line near the refrigerator. Measure the distance from the cold water line to the refrigerator location. Add 24 inches for the final length of

copper tubing you will need. Cut both ends of coDDer tubing’square.

2.Tum off main water supply and clear water line.

I Electric Shock Hazard. Electric drill must be grounded to prevent severe or lethal shock if water is in line and enters drill during use.

Failure to ground drill may I result In personal injury.

3.Ground electric drill or use a hand drill. Drill a 3/l 6” hole in vertical cold water line. Attach a saddle valve to the water line with a clamp in an easily accessible location. Insert a washer between clamp and line. Check that inlet end is solidly in the drill hole. Tighten packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp screws evenly so washer makes a watertight connection. Do Not over-tighten or copper tubing could be crushed.

4.Slide compression nut and sleeve on copper tubing. Insert end of copper tubing completely into the outlet valve. Tighten compres- sion nut to outlet with an adjust- able wrench. Do Not over-lighten.

Product Damage

Flush at least 2 qts. of water through the copper tubing and Into a bucket before attaching to the refrlgerator to get rld of any particles in water line. Check for water leaks around the saddle valve.

Failure to do so may result In product damage.

5.Run water through water line, valve and copper tubing into a bucket to flush out any particles in the water line. Turn the saddle valve to the “OFF”position.

6.Route copper tubing to the refrigerator location.

copper tubing I union

7.Slide compression nut and sleeve over water line.

8.Connect union to compression nut and sleeve and tighten. Do Not overtighten.

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KitchenAid 2000491 Recommended grounding met hod, Electrical requirements, Water supply requirements