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How to Ensure Correct Water Pressure

Do you have the correct water pressure?

Hollow or small ice cubes are likely due to low water pressure. 

  • A cold water supply with water pressure between 30 and 120 psi (207-827 kPa) is required to properly operate the ice maker.
  • Make sure that the water shutoff valve is fully opened.
  • Make sure the water supply line is not kinked. A kinked water line will reduce water flow.

If you still have questions regarding your water pressure, call a licenced, qualified plumber.

Are you using a reverse-osmosis system?

Connecting a refrigerator to a reverse-osmosis system could also lower the water pressure to the refrigerator, which will result in small ice cubes or low ice production. 

  • The water pressure to the reverse-osmosis system should be at least 40-60 psi (275-414 kPa).
  •  If connected to a reverse-osmosis system, the following items may improve the water pressure:
    • Allow the storage tank for the reverse-osmosis system to refill after heavy use.
    • If the refrigerator also has a water filter, remove it.
    • Make sure the sediment filter in the reverse-osmosis system is not blocked and replace if necessary.

If you still have questions regarding your water pressure, call a licenced, qualified plumber.