Remove the Packaging
■ Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning
on the refrigerator. Rub a small amount of liquid dish soap
over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water
■ Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your refrigerator. For
more information, see “Refrigerator Safety.”
■ Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
Clean Before Using
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside
of your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions
in “Refrigerator Care.”
Water Supply Requirements
Read all directions before you begin.
■ When your refrigerator was installed, the water connection
from the water source should have been connected to your
refrigerator. If your refrigerator is not connected to a water
source, see “Connect to Water Line” in the Installation
Instructions. If you have any questions about your water
connection, see “Troubleshooting” or call a licensed, qualified
■ If you turn the refrigerator on before the water line is
connected, turn the ice maker OFF. See “Ice Maker and
■ All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements.
A cold water supply with water pressure between 30 and 120 psi
(207 and 827 kPa) is required to operate the water dispenser and
ice maker. If you have questions about your water pressure, see
“Troubleshooting” or call a licensed, qualified plumber.
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
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 psi (276 kPa).
If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than
40 psi (276 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 your refrigerator has a water filter, it may further reduce the
water pressure when used in conjunction with a reverse
osmosis system. Remove the water filter. See “Water
If you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed,
Water System Preparation
Please read before using the water system. Follow the directions
specific to your model.
Style 1 – Dispenser Models
IMPORTANT: After connecting the refrigerator to a water source
or replacing the water filter, follow the steps below to make sure
that the water system is properly cleaned. This will flush air from
the filter and water dispensing system, and prepare the water
filter for use.
The On/Off switch is located on the top right side of the freezer
1. Open the freezer door and turn off the ice maker. Move the
switch to the OFF (right) setting as shown.
NOTE: If your model has a base grille filter system, make sure the
base grille filter is properly installed and the cap is in the
2. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the water
dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for 5 seconds.
Repeat until water begins to flow. Once water begins to flow,
continue depressing and releasing the dispenser lever
(5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) until a total of 3 gal. (12 L) has
been dispensed. This will flush air from the filter and water
dispensing system, and prepare the water filter for use.
Additional flushing may be required in some households.
NOTE: As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out
of the dispenser.
3. Open the freezer door and turn on the ice maker. Move the
switch to the ON (left) position.
■ Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice.
■ Discard the first three batches of ice produced.
■ Depending on your model, you may want to select the
maximum ice feature to increase the production of ice.
Important information to know about glass shelves
Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when
they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping.
Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small,
pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers
are heavy. Use both hands when removing them to avoid
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of
unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or
after the system.