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How do I fix the pinhole in the rubber tubing?

It is thin rubber tubing that goes in the refrigiator to provide ice and water from the refrigiator.

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In my experience there are only two ways to go about it. One is of course to replace the line completely, and the other is to cut the hose at the point where it's leaking and splice it together.

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