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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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either your fill tube is clogged or the water valve in the back of the refer has failed. Go to the back of the unit, if my memory is correct the yellow hose is for the ice maker, at the water valve disconnect the 1/4 hose from the valve to the ice maker only, place valve in a bowl, cycle ice maker. If you get water, fill tube is obstructed, if not water the valve has failed and needs to be replaced.

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Hello,

The routing of the water line is
house water supply into built i filter on refrig,
out of the filter into the water inlet valve on back of ref,
larger dimeter tube from valve into water tank behind crispers in ref,chills water,out to door,
smaller diameter tube from valve into icemaker

seeing where you said all lines are in place i believe the issue is that the refrig isn't properly cooling? the first to affected when not cooling is icemaker/water dispenser

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Hi Scott and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

The plastic line that connects to the ice maker rubber FILL tube is what came off. Check inside the freezer and squeeze the end of the rubber tube at the back of the ice maker. I would bet it is frozen with ice. (Hand held hiar dryer for quite a while to defrost the tube FYI and do NOT melt the plactic of the ice maker water funnel.) What causes the tube to freeze is the inlet water valve starts bypassing water when it is supposed to shut off. The result of this bypassed water is a frozen rubber tube and the plactic tube on the back of the refirgerator blows off or leaks. This inlet water valve is NOT repairable.

The Fix... Replace the inlet water valve and make sure the rubber ice maker fill tube is defrosted BEFORE re-inserting the plastic tube back into the rubber fill tube. It just pushes in and the adhesive pads for holding the plastic line in place are not critical even if they are lost. The rubber fill tube fitting will retain the plastic hose just fine as long as the ice maker end of the tube is not frozen from a leaking inlet water valve.

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