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Installing the Drain Hose

How to Install the Drain Hose for  Jenn-Air Ice Maker

  • If the drain hose becomes twisted and water cannot drain, your ice maker will not work or may produce small batches of ice.
  • The drain pump is designed to pump water to a maximum height of 10 ft (3 m).
  • Use only Whirlpool approved drain pump kit Part Number 1901A.
  • Do not connect the outlet end of the drain tube to a closed pipe system to keep drain water from backing up into the ice maker.
  • It is recommended that only a corrugated drain hose be used.


Is the correct drain hose installed?

  • Verify the correct drain hose has been installed on the Ice Maker. 
  • If the correct drain hose is not used it could cause the ice maker to not drain properly, which may cause the ice maker to turn off. 
  • A 10 ft. corrugated drain hose, must be used when installing the optional drain pump accessory kit.  

NOTE: Service technicians cannot repair plumbing problems outside of the ice maker. Call a licensed, qualified plumber.

This accessory is available for purchase. Locate the accessories page in the menu above.