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Information on the Different Types of Drain Pumps

Which Type of Whirlpool Freestanding Ice Maker Should I Purchase? 

There are two different types of Freestanding Ice Makers - with or without a drain pump. Which type you need to purchase is dependent on where you are going to install the ice maker and what type of drain you have.

Floor Drain

If the drain is directly below the ice maker a pump is not needed and will use gravity to drain the water.  Drain lines must have a 1" drop per 48" (2.54 cm drop per 122 cm) of run or ¹⁄4" drop per 12" (6.35 mm per 30.48 cm) of run and must not have low points where water can settle. The floor drains must be large enough to accommodate drainage from all drains.

No Floor Drain

A drain pump is designed to pump water to a maximum height of 10 ft (3 m) and is necessary when a floor drain is not available. Use only Whirlpool approved drain pump kit Part Number 1901A. Some models come with the drain pump already equipped, if your ice maker didn't come with a drain pump, and it is needed, it can be purchased as an accessory. 

This part can be ordered at our Purchase Genuine Parts site.

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