How to Install a Poly Water Line for an Icemaker

Poly water lines for built-in or modular icemakers are an alternative to traditional copper tubing lines. Poly water lines come in icemaker kits which you find at home centres and many appliance accessory stores. The kits include the poly tubing, threaded fittings along with a saddle valve for kitchens which don’t have a separate water valve to get an icemaker. A do-it-yourself enthusiast can easily put in a poly water in a brief time.

Saddle Valve

Shut off the cold water supply valve under the sink. Loosen and remove the nut at one end of the saddle valve bracket having an open-end rhythm. Swivel the bracket to one side.

Fit the saddle valve onto the cold water supply line for the sink. Rank the valve so the handle is accessible as opposed to difficult to reach. Swivel the bracket into place and reattach the end at the bottom of the valve by tightening the nut.

Turn the handle of the saddle valve clockwise until the tap to the internal end of the handle contacts that the cold water supply line. Do not tighten the handle and tap into the sully line till the poly water is set up and attached.

Poly Water Line

Unplug the icemaker or the refrigerator-freezer having an icemaker. Move the unit, as necessary, so that you can access the threaded inlet-nozzle to your icemaker water line at the back.

Slide one of the provided female fittings onto one end of the poly water-line tube using all the open end of the matching toward the end of the line. Slide among the compression washers onto the end of the line.

Insert the end of the poly tube completely onto the threaded inlet nozzle until it stops. Slide the washer and matching to the nozzle and then screw to the matching by hand. Tighten the matching having an open-end wrench. Fit the portion of the tubing near the nozzle into the water-line bracket on the back of the unit. Tighten the bracket-screw with a screwdriver.

Establish a power or cordless drill with a 1/2-inch drill bit. Drill a hole through the side of the sink cabinet which teeming with the saddle valve. Insert the unattached end of the poly tube through the hole. Reach within the sink cabinet and pull on the tube into the cabinet Skip this step if a water valve to get your icemaker is installed.

Cut off the excess part of the poly tubing within the sink cabinet or at the water valve to your icemaker with a knife. Make certain there is enough therefore that the tubing has some flexibility and isn’t pulled tightly in the back of the icemaker inlet nozzle.

Slide the remaining feminine matching and compression washer onto the end of the tubing. Insert the end fully into the threaded port to the saddle valve or icemaker valve. Slide the washer and matching to the end of the port, then screw the matching on and then tighten it with the wrench.

Tighten the handle to the saddle valve clockwise to tap into the cold water supply line. Turn on the cold water supply valve under the sink. If the water line connects to a icemaker valve, turn on the valve. Move the icemaker or refrigerator-freezer back into place.

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