I took the doors off to install by Kenmore side by side refrigerator. The clear plastic water line to the left of the PUR filter up front was disconnected and now I am trying to reconnect it and the compression fitting will not hold whether I simply push the line back in or take the fitting apart place the red end on the line and then snap the fitting back together.
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Re: Water line compression fitting not working
There should be a insert that goes into the water line at the end after the compresstion fitting is slid onto the tubing. you call allways take and go to ath eharware store and get a new compresston coupling for this situation.
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The line going into the dispenser is a 5/16 line. You'll have to remove the front of the dispenser on the door to get access to the line to unclip it. Once you have that done you can pull the line out from the bottom. At this point there are a variety of different unions, compression fittings, etc. to splice the line. After that you just feed the line back through the bottom of the door, clip it back in place, put the dispenser back together and your done.
Clean out the new ice maker with warm soapy water.
Ensure that the floor surface under your refrigerator is level. If the floor surface under your refrigerator isn't level, you can place shims under the legs of the refrigerator to fix the uneven surface.
Turn off the main water supply to your house.
Clear the water line by running the faucets until the pipe clears.
Screw the copper supply line's connector to the house's cold water connector valve. Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the connection.
Slide the compression sleeve and nut onto the other end of the copper supply line. The compression sleeve and nut will wrap around the outside of the copper supply line.
Bend the copper supply line to fit into the water line inlet casing located on the back of the refrigerator. Leave slack in the line so that the refrigerator can be pulled away from the wall or cabinets. The water line inlet casing is a plastic bracket used to hold the copper supply line in place so that there is no pull on the tubing's connection. It is the larger of the two plastic brackets located on the back of the refrigerator.
Insert the compression sleeve located around the end of the copper supply line into the ice maker connector. The ice maker connector is already installed on the back of the Maytag refrigerator.
Tighten the nut over the connection between the compression sleeve on the copper supply line and the ice maker connector with an adjustable wrench.
Attach the water supply tube clamp to the water supply line by clipping it into place. The water supply tube clamp is a plastic bracket located on the back of the refrigerator that holds the supply tube so that it doesn't rattle and become disconnected. It is the smaller of the two brackets located on the back of the refrigerator.
Turn on the main water supply.
Check all connections for leaks.
Position the drain hose located on the back of the ice maker over your floor drain. Use a PVC pipe if you need to redirect the drain hose flow so that it falls over the floor drain. The PVC pipe should not touch the drain hose and should have no low point where the water can settle.
Plug the ice maker into a 3-prong grounded outlet.
I had this with a Kitchenaid Superba and wanted to get rid of the filter holder assembly entirely as I have an undersink unit which serves the fridge. I removed the plastic line (nut) at the back of the fridge (which led to the filter holder at the front) where the flexible copper tubing inserted (this was a 3/8' compression fitting-plastic) and also the returning line (1/4" copper compression nut on a plastic line) at the manifold (again in the back of the fridge) where it gets split between the water line and the ice line. I then just connected the 1/4" flexible copper directly to the manifold (1/4" nut, compression sleeve, male-male connector) using a pre-made 1/4" flexible compression line. Sounds complicated but after seeing how the water routes it was fairly quick work.
The plastic water line uses a little brass sleeve that insurts on the inside of the plastic pipe. This allows the compression ring to press down and pinch the plastic to the sleeve. make sure you get the plastic pipe pushed in as far as it will go @ 1/4 inch. pemember your working with plastic do not over tighten it will cut the plastic.
I am not an expert on refrigerators, but generally you hook a 1/4" (copper or plastic) line to a solenoid valve to the back of your refrigerator, which you then hooks up to a filter, which then ties into an existing compression fitting, or saddle tap on a cold water line (usually on the kitchen sink). Some refrigerators have a place for a filter to fit which runs to the cold water, and not an exposed rear solenoid.
If the refrigerator was designed for water there will be a connection in back with a 1/4 inch compression type fitting to connect the water to. You may need to purchase a kit with a saddle valve and 1/4 in hose to route from the saddle valve to the refrigerator.