REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION WHERE WATER LINE NEEDS TO BE CONNECTED
$30 to connect using existing water line. For new water lines prices starting at $75. Every situation is different and must be viewed by installer. (Please click here to understand charges)
Potential additional charges apply if installation goes beyond the scope of work listed below.
To ensure proper installation it is your responsibility to meet the below requirements otherwise Mud To Sky reserves the right to refuse doing the installation or if possible will fix the issues where possible and charge for the labour and parts. Our install team are not licensed plumbers, electricians or carpenters so will only operate within their scope of expertise. If any of these specialized services are required we may offer them in your area. Check by clicking on our Home Services page.
Our refrigerators are for indoor household use only.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for ½" (1.25 cm) of space on each side and at the top. Allow for 1" (2.54 cm) of space behind the refrigerator. If your refrigerator has an ice maker, allow extra space at the back for the water line connections. When installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall, leave a 2" (5.08 cm) minimum space on the hinge side (some models require more) to allow the door to swing open.
NOTE: This refrigerator is intended for use in a location where the temperature ranges from a minimum of 55°F (13°C) to a maximum of 110°F (43°C). The preferred room temperature range for optimum performance, which reduces electricity usage and provides superior cooling, is between 60°F (15°C) and 90°F (32°C). It is recommended that you do not install the refrigerator near a heat source, such as an oven or radiator.
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 be provided. Use an outlet that cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an extension cord.
WATER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
A cold water supply with water pressure of between 30 and 120 psi (207 and 827 kPa) is required to operate the water dispenser and ice maker.
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 30 and 120 psi (207 and 827 kPa). If a reverse osmosis water filtration 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). If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa):
- Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.
- Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill after heavy usage. If you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed, qualified plumber
INSTALLATION SCOPE OF WORK
Connect to Water Line
- Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power
- Turn off main water supply. Turn on nearest faucet long enough to clear line of water
- Locate a ½" to 1¹⁄₄" (1.25 cm to 3.18 cm) vertical cold water pipe near the refrigerator.
- Determine length of copper tubing needed
- Drill a ¼” hole in the cold water pipe
- Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe.
- Tighten the pipe clamp screws slowly and evenly so washer makes a watertight seal.
- Slip the compression sleeve and compression nut on the copper tubing.
- Insert the end of the tubing into the outlet end squarely as far as it will go.
- Screw compression nut onto outlet end with adjustable wrench..
- Place the free end of the tubing in a container or sink, and turn ON the main water supply. Flush the tubing until water is clear.
- Turn OFF the shutoff valve on the water pipe.
- Coil the copper tubing.
Connect to Refrigerator
- Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power
- Attach the copper tubing to the valve inlet
- Use the tube clamp on the back of the refrigerator to secure the tubing to the refrigerator
- Turn shutoff valve ON
- Check for leaks
*ALL INFORMATION LISTED ON THIS PAGE HAS BEEN SOURCED FROM A MANUFACTURER (WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION REFERENCED BELOW) AND HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO SUIT OUR PURPOSES. ALTHOUGH DRYER MODELS VARY, THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS AND SCOPE OF WORK REMAIN THE SAME.
Whirlpool Corporation. (2017). WRT318FZDM: Installation Guide. Retrieved from https://www.whirlpool.ca/content/dam/global/documents/201412/installation-instructions-W10728576-RevA.pdf