We recently had a couple of fountain dispensers and ice machines installed at our office in Washougal, WA by one of our trusted service partners, Gorge Macias. We realized during the installation that there is a straightforward, but essential part that is often overlooked through installation explanations. This aspect is the installation of a power cord for the 115v ice maker. Nowadays, most new ice makers will not come with an electrical cord attached. Therefore, the technician has to install the power cord on site during the installation. This is not a complicated thing to do, but it is crucial and needs to be done correctly.
More specifically, a cord will need to be supplied by the installer as these units do not provide the grounded plug required. The cord will need to be able to handle 15 amps. In Gorge’s video, attached to the blog, you will see the particular part (cord for InSinkErator) that he likes to purchase for this job, but you can use alternatives. The kit used is nice because it comes with the wire nuts and the strain relief clamp needed for install. You will need to start by routing the cord through the hole in the back of the ice maker and make your connections on the hot and neutral wires and secure with your wire nuts. Next, attach the ground wire to the screw mounted. Finally, connect your relief clamp in the hole so that the wire can not move or fray. This will only take you a few minutes.
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