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Looking for a quick guide for connecting a reverse osmosis system to your ice maker?
You’ve come to the right place! This is a relatively uncomplicated process, which we’ve covered in detail below.
Here is how to hook up a reverse osmosis system to the ice maker:
So, how to hook up a reverse osmosis system to an ice maker?
You should set aside 30-60 minutes for this. You probably won’t need that long, but it’s a good idea to have some extra buffer in case something goes wrong or you need to go back a few steps.
First, gather the necessary supplies and materials. You will need:
Start by shutting off your water at the cold water valve. Also remember to close the reverse osmosis storage tank valve.
Next, find the tubing that connects your reverse osmosis system to its faucet. Place the bucket underneath it, and cut it. The cut should be around 10 inches away from the connector port.
Now you’re ready to install the tee fitting. Simply take one of the ends and push it into the tubing coming out of your reverse osmosis system. Push until it won’t go in any further, then tug on it a little to verify that it’s securely connected
The other end of the tee fitting goes into the other end of the tubing that you cut earlier. After that, take a new piece of tubing, about 10” long, and insert it into the third tee line.
Hook up the inline shutoff ball valve to the other side of the tubing you prepared in the last step. Then, take the remaining tubing, and connect it to the other side of the shutoff valve. Don’t turn on the valve until you’ve filled your storage tank all the way!
You will need some more tubing to connect the reverse osmosis system to your refrigerator. Don’t be afraid to make this connection a bit longer – you can safely push it up to 30 ft, although we don’t recommend using more than 20 for convenience purposes.
If you need to make the connection longer, you will have to use wider tubing and appropriate fittings.
Now that everything is hooked up, check the water pressure – both in your fridge’s plumbing, as well as the reverse osmosis system. One of the most common problems when hooking up a reverse osmosis system to an ice maker is that it can lead to pressure differences.
You should verify that this isn’t the case before turning the water back on. Otherwise, you might have to make adjustments or even start from scratch.
Finally, once you’ve verified that everything is properly connected, you can turn the water supply back on. Pay close attention to the system until the tank has filled completely, watching out for any potential leaks.
There are several points that are important to consider before hooking up reverse osmosis to an ice maker. Here are the most important ones:
If you have any questions about how to hook up an ice maker to your reverse osmosis system please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!
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