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New refrigator with plastic tube for the ice maker

My friend ref. has a plastic tube (ice maker) and no connection on the end what do I do to hook it up to the water?

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There must be a solenoid some where on the line to control the water.

if the solenoid is present home depot hsa a kit with instructions to hook it up

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