The water line is cracked and leaking water. How do you replace the line? It's not the main line. The main line goes into red/blue filter then out. It's this line that goes up into a hole above the compressor. There is some play with the line, I'm assuming that I cannot just pull it out and put in a new line?
I went to Home Depot to get a splicer, but it still leaks.
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I don't think you'd want to try and put a new line in (I don't think you can get into the box to do that) usually in foam or insulation between the inner and outer boxes.
Id do what you did use a splicer. FYI:
IF The splicer you got is it all brass, and your line is plastic? You'll need plastic ferule for plastic lines, (the fitting can be brass but the washers inside the Ferule - has to be plastic to seal plastic.. This I learned the hard way.
Other wise If its a push on type it has to be straight and some times stay straight to seal.
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Hello Frank, The line that runs from under the freezer door and connects to the dispenser is cracked or the connector is cracked. By removing the lower hinge cover ya should be able to see where the line connects to the door and see if it seems to be cracked and leaking their,if that connector is good then the line inside of the door is leaking..in some cases depending on brand the line is easily replacable without having to dis-assamble the entire door
one of the plastic wtaer lines could be cracked,when the ice maker fills the water line could be cracked and leak out when it's filling.also it looks like you have a water dispenser in your machine,go in the back with the bottom panel removed and have someone fill a cup of water and check the lines while it's filling.where does it look like the water is leaking from?is there ice in the bottom of the freezer floor?the drain could be blocked.when the machine goes into defrost if the drain is blocked the water will leak out onto the floor of the freezer and then out onto the floor,if that's ok i'd have to say it will be one of the plastic lines,it gets hot in there,have you been cleaning the condenser coil?that should be vaced out at least once a year,this is how the heat escapes from the machineif the coil is clogged with lint and dust it will run hotter than normal and this also makes the plastic lines brittle.hope this helps and change the water filter every 6 months.
With the water running tube/pipe is cracked in between or its got loose from its fitting.First inspect the line for this problem.The tube from which water passes, one end is connected to the water valve at the back base of refrigerator.And then from valve two tube runs.One tube is for water dispenser and another tube is for ice chamber filling.Follow that tube from back of the refrigerator.The water dispenser tube That passes through the freezer door also.And the ice maker tube.That connects to the back of ice maker tray.The water fills in the tray.See if that tube is got loose and its not throwing water out instead of ice maker tray.Many a times this happens.--- May be you need to remove the ice maker to get exact location for tube setting and position.-----------
But if tubes from water and ice dispenser sections are fitted properly and then there can be crack in the tube.------------But if tubes checked out ok then other possibility can be faulty water fill grommet.-------
The grommet is cracked.And that is causing the leak.---------
Go to the back of the unit and remove the cover at the lower right of the unit. This is where the water line goes into your unit. Remove the water line at the solinoid that goes to your ice maker . This will allow you enough slack to remove the old water fill tube and replace it with the new one. You need to push the white retainers in to release the tubeing from the solenoids. ------------The part you need is called fill tube grommet.It has to be removed and replaced.The tube is connected to the grommet.Click this link below for more help:---http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-remove-ice-maker-fill-tube-from.html------------The other possibility for this leak, is water valve.The water valve close and open.When its open, it lets water to the tube.When it closes it stops water.But if the valve is not closing then it will let the water to enter non stop, slowly --- slowly the inside tube getw over filled and then starts leaking.------------The water valve is not required as per the problem.But if after doing all the repairing, still the same problem, noticed then water valve is required.Because is water valve is not closing properly, then it leaks some water, (drop by drop) and this can cause water to collect in the grommet and this gets formed into ice and the same leaking repeats.---------but at present dont buy water valve.Just keep an eye on this same problem.sometimes leaking will start after few days.In that case also replace water vale.------- Now for other parts, that are extension hose,icemaker tube and clamp.Out of this you will require clamps, sometimes while removing old tube the clamp gets cracked.you can buy this.The extension hose is required if the tube is getting short or actual hose is cracked in between.i dont think you will require extension hose at present.And for ice maker tube.This tube can also be cracked and cause leak.this tubes by time gets bit swollen and loose its grip.Its actually not required.But if you still replace it, that it will be good.--------so you can order clamp and icemaker tube with the grommet part.----------- The parts which you want to order, this is direct link for parts:--1. Dual Inlet Water Valve------------ (http://www.partselect.com/PS901314-GE-WR57X10051-Dual-Inlet-Water-Valve.htm) 2. Icemaker Water Line ----------(http://www.partselect.com/PS299643-GE-WR2X9245-Icemaker-Water-Line.htm) 3. Icemaker Fill Hose Extension ----------(http://www.partselect.com/PS298725-GE-WR2X7927-Icemaker-Fill-Hose-Extension.htm)
In most cases that is caused by a slow water leak in that side of the dual water control valve. When your ice maker calls for water it turns the water on for about 7.5 seconds and water is sent to fill the ice tray. But if water should slowly ooze by the valve while off the water tends to freeze in the end of the fill tube causing the ice to make the water go everywhere but the correct place. Sometimes the fill tube can be cracked by this problem. Using a hair dryer will help for the temporary time. Best thing to do is turn the water supply off at its source and remove the water control valve and clean out any debris that may be causing the valve to stick open and a pre-filter before the valve is needed in severe cases. Sometimes the valve has the seat damaged and will need replaced. Yours is part number=> 4389177 If you have questions or require more help please let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Might should check for water leak in the main line that runs at the bottom of the frig behind the grill in front. If not there check all lines in back and the water solenoid sometimes it will have a hairline crack that will cause this. BB
Check to see if you have a crack in the water line running to the ice maker. The plastic line is prone to crack. Easy way to see if water is from ice maker is to shut off water to it (usually under sink).
I am sorry to say that if I am not mistaken this line on this model is no serviceable and there is no replacement line available. Again if I am not mistaken the only repair is to replace the complete door. You should verify this with a parts sales supplier. supertechks