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HOOK UP OF ICE MAKER TO THE WATER LINE

How to hook-up the ice maker to the water line

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  • MARY J Dec 06, 2007

    could you use laymen terms, I am not familiar with solenoid, ferrell. there is already a water line created, but it has something on the end of it. What do I need to do to connect that water line to the back of my refrigerator? Do I need any glue or some kind of sealant? Does this process call for a certain tool?

  • lclev May 16, 2008

    cant get the last piece to stay on the copper tub .when i screw the piece to the hook up on the frige the tub comes apart leaks.????

  • scootie45 Jan 21, 2009

    My problem is the valve that connects to the water that is dispensed from the front door is disconnected, can't find where it hooks up my refrigerator is a kenmore side by side with water and ice dispenser in the front.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    This is my first installation and I got the hose hooked up and turned the water on, but no water came out of the door. I can hear the motor roaring away and am afraid to leave it on too long. How long should I hold it down for the water to work its way through all the coils to get to the door?

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    need to know how to hook up water supply from copper water pipe to refrigerator

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At the back bottom of the fridge there will be a coil solenoid. If your appliance is ice make ready this will be there, these coils have a bracket that has fitting for a water connection. Get a 1/4 tube with a ferrell and nut. slide them on the tube and connect to the fitting.

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    Rob Luna Dec 06, 2007

    Sorry for the terminology. In the back of the fridge, if it has an ice maker kit already installed, there should be a bracket with a plastic thing with a round cylinder that has a couple of wires connected to it. This bracket has a small fitting that is threaded. The wall behind your fridge should have a water valve. You need to connect a pipe or tube from the valve in the wall to the bracket fitting on your fridge. There should be no special things needed except for a wrench to tighten the nuts on the tube. I don't know what kind of thing you have attached to the end of your water line, but if its suspect, remove it, if you can, and take it to Home Depot, Ace or wherever, and ask then to give you a flexible line with the right size fittings on each end. Most of them carry these hoses for ice maker kits. Some teflon tape on the threads cant hurt, but most times are not necessary. connect the water line to both the wall and fridge, tighten with wrench.I hope this helps.

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I just buy a refrigerator with ice maker for my apt that I rent but the spot for refrigerator is not next to the sink. can I still hook up the the ice maker. If so how and what do I need? thanks

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The only other component stopping the valve from putting water into your icemaker is the icemaker itself. Replace your icemaker and you should solve your problem.

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The ice maker is not making any ice, or water or crush ice. The wheel that crushes the ice will not spin. Please help

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go to any hardware store and ask for an icemaker supply line kit. It will consist of a tapping valve, about ten feet of 1/4 inch tubing and a straight connector.

it will also contain step by step instructions.

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