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Can ice maker wiring be done at home using a wiring diagram?

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Provided the wiring diagram is accurate and understandable, wiring an ice maker can easily be done at home. Because ice makers typically plug directly into the wall and directly handle high-voltage AC electricity, attempting to wire an ice maker poses serious threats to one's safety.

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A proper wiring diagram for an ice maker should provide all the information necessary to wire one at home, including details on what connects where, the location of test points and ideal levels for power consumption. The power supply unit should be purchased commercially, as it poses the largest safety risk and requires extreme stability for the rest of the circuit to operate properly. Often manuals for refrigerators also detail the wiring of their internal ice makers, which can be used to aid in wiring one's own ice maker at home.

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