07-08-2009, 01:32 PM
I'm looking to install an icemaker for my boyfriend for our anniversary, but it's complicated. I purchased a GE IM6 install kit because the ad said it had an onboard controller. We live in apartment and there's not a water line or electrical hookup on the fridge. I'm comfortable with wiring up whatever power supply the thing needs but I have a couple concerns. I noticed that all connector cables seem to have four wires. I can't find the electrical specs for the thing anywhere but does anyone know what this abnormal number of leads is for? Since the icemaker has its control onboard as far as I know, does it it receive some kind of other signals from the fridge's circuitry, or is that just for power? Also, I could but I'd rather not hook up a water line. I'm planning to just put a reservoir for cold water in the fridge and wire up a very small pump in place of the solenoid to fill the icemaker. My other question is if anyone knows the solenoid flow rate data and voltage/other electrical data concerning the connection between the icemaker and the solenoid.