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LG Fridge - Icemaker Install Help Needed Please


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#1 Buster

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:13 PM

So the so-called "professional installers" that were supposed to deliver and install my fridge just left it sitting in my kitchen uninstalled and not hooked up to anything. The fridge is an LG french door counter depth model.

I looked at the manual and the icemaker installation instructions are (a) impossible to understand and (b) make it seem like I need to take a drill and hacksaw to the back of the fridge to plumb a pipe to it to hook it up. I had another fridge in the space, so there is an installed water line at the space.

Has anyone here installed one of these things? I can't imagine that it's as tough as it seems, but then again, it probably is!

Thanks!

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:21 PM

Call the store and tell them to send the installers back out to finish this job.  If that does not get results call LG and they will make sure it gets done.....nothing I can do to help you since you did not post a model number.  L.G. customer service...1 800 243 0000
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:31 PM

Thanks Pegi. The model is LRFC21755.

I'd honestly rather hook it up myself if it's not a beast to do, because the guys that came out this morning were definitely the keystone cops of installation. I ended up having to push the fridge into the space myself because the guy kept ramming my oven -- he was clearly off by 3 to 4 inches and didn't seem to care that I was yelling at him to stop. I've never had such a bad experience with a delivery or installation before. I guess this is what happens when you take advantage of "free installation" offers!!

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:38 PM

Ok, thanks.  Closing for the day but will pull up the information Thursday and get back to you..;)
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 05:10 AM


[align=left]This is from your users manual, seems simple enough to me, shows removing the cover on the rear of the frig. by undoing one screw, attaching the water line, putting the cover back on and turning the water on to the box.  The photos included with this text in your users manual are very clear. [/align]
[align=left]9. CONNECT THE PIPE TO THE[/align]
[align=left]REFRIGERATOR[/align]

[align=left]Removing and Replacing a Cover Valve[/align]

[align=left]NOTE:[/align]

[align=left]•
Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be[/align]
[align=left]sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into[/align]
[align=left]the wall outlet.[/align]

[align=left]•
If your refrigerator does not have a water filter,[/align]
[align=left]we recommend installing one. If your water supply[/align]
[align=left]has sand or particles that could clog the screen of[/align]
[align=left]the refrigerator
s water valve. Install the filter in the[/align]
[align=left]water line near the refrigerator.[/align]

[align=left]1.
Loosen a screw on top of plastic cover.[/align]
[align=left]2.
Lift off the cover by slightly pushing up.[/align]
[align=left]3.
Place a compression nut and a ferrule(sleeve) onto[/align]
[align=left]the end of pipe.[/align]

[align=left]4.
Insert the pipe into the valve and fasten with[/align]
[align=left]spanner as shown in the figure below.[/align]

[align=left]5.
Bend the pipe to upwards and replace the cover[/align]
[align=left]into original position. And tighten the screw.[/align]

[align=left]CONNECTING THE WATER LINE[/align]

[align=left]Compression Nut[/align]
[align=left]Ferrule (sleeve)[/align]

[align=left]30[/align]

[align=left]10.TURN THE WATER ON AT THE[/align]
[align=left]SHUTOFF VALVE[/align]

[align=left]Tighten any connections that leak.[/align]
[align=left]Reattach the compressor compartment access cover.[/align]

[align=left]11.PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR[/align]

[align=left]Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not vibrate[/align]
[align=left]against the back of the refrigerator or against the wall.[/align]
[align=left]Push the refrigerator back to the wall.[/align]

[align=left]12.START THE ICEMAKER[/align]

[align=left]Set the icemaker power switch to the
ON position.[/align]
[align=left]The icemaker will not begin to operate until it reaches[/align]
[align=left]its operating temperature of 15
°F (9°C) or below. It[/align]
[align=left]will then begin operation automatically if the icemaker[/align]
[align=left]power switch is in the
I (on) position.[/align]
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 06:10 AM

Thanks - I'm going to go with those...there are different instructions on the back of the fridge which don't make a lot of sense.

It mentions adding a filter if there isn't one in the fridge...what kind of filter would you recommend?

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 06:47 AM

We use the Maytag filters you add in the water line to the box, be sure to put it where you have easy access to it.  Look in your users manual about page 27 I believe and there are pictures that show how to hook up the water line that will make it easier to understand.  ;)
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