Asked by: Indalecio Arriguria
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th May, 2020

How do you install a gravity drain on an ice machine?


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Consequently, what is a gravity drain for ice maker?

Gravity drains use the earth's gravity to remove water from your ice maker. Gravity drains must be lower than the drain outlet of the ice maker to ensure the proper flow of water. They must also be no further than 12 inches from the ice maker. If these two conditions cannot be met, then a pump drain must be used.

what does gravity drain mean? Unless ordered with a drain pump, Classeq entry level (Standard) machines will come with a gravity drain meaning that the waste from the machine outlet is being carried out purely via gravity. This is fine when the machine is elevated (e.g. on a stand), or if the drainage point is below the machine's waste outlet.

Subsequently, question is, can you gravity feed an ice maker?

No, this won't work. Ideally the icemaker should be connected to the water valve that is either on the unit now or the one that should have been included in the field kit. The fill time on the icemaker is only a few seconds and it has to have the proper pressure to get the proper fill. Gravity alone will not work.

How does a gravity drain work?

How It Works. The gravity system works just as the name suggests: it uses gravity to drain water away from your basement safely. A drain is installed in the basement with a line that is pitched downhill. As a result, any water that gets into the basement automatically goes down the drain.

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