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

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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.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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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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SOURCE: ice maker not getting water in the line

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.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007


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

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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The water is leaking from the ice maker . how can I turn it off, or close the tap

U can trace the line back to where it hooks in to water line and un hook it

Dec 19, 2012 | Refrigerators

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Water does not flow

first you should take the water feed off, clear all water out of tube going to ice maker.remoe ice maker and check the wiring and all looks good.hook water up,turn water on just enough to see you have waterflow yo ice maker.might need a towel or two in the freezer.replace icemaker,make sure bar on ice maker is down,turn water on full,give it 12hrs to make ice. good water flow-no ice--replace ice maker.

Jun 02, 2012 | Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side...

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I just bought a used kenmore elite side by side refrigerator and hooked up the water line to the back of the fridge. My question is where does the long water line the goes to the fridge and comes back...

Where you hook the house water line is to the water inlet valve which is a one in two out solonoid controlled valve. One side goes to the water dispenser in the door and the other hooks to the ice maker connection.

So I suspect the long water line you are talking about has had the lines switched at the valve and needs reversed. The long line probably goes up the back of the unit and connects to the ice maker. The one for the water dispenser should hook to the water chiller resevoir and then to the water dispenser.

Sep 14, 2011 | Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

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I have a water line thats cut off and dont know where its supposed to hook up to

If you are referring to the ice maker water supply it usually connects to the hot water line of the kitchen sink by using a saddle valve like the ones that come in an "ice maker connection kit"

Jun 24, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Need info on how to hook up ice maker lines

OK the ice maker is the boss. It calls for water. Nothing else in the ice box controls the ice maker water but the ice maker itself. How? Fancier models use capacitance of ice mold to correctly fill the ice mold. On board intel monitors the temp of the ice mold by sending power through it and checking for differences in capacitance in the mold. When it hits the sweet spot it monitors the temp till it temps inside the mold determine ice is there and kicks in the harvest cycle. Older styles simply put a measured amount of water into the ice mold at the end of each harvest cycle. You gotta first run a water line to the water valve and then run a line from the water valve up to the Ice Maker fill spout behind the ice box. Nothing to it.

May 02, 2010 | Refrigerators

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What you have in the back is a 1/4 tube which will feed cold water to the icemaker.

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.

You will have to determine what cold water line to tap into that is accessable. Perhaps the kitchen sink cold water supply if it is on the same wall as the refrigerator. Many times the line is run up from the basement.

enjoy your new icemaker.

May 21, 2009 | Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Ice maker not making ice after replacing water line.

Ice makers are a common problem. On many brands there is a reset button behind the plastic cover. However if you physically see Ice clogging your water inlet to the ice maker, this will without a doubt prevent the ice maker from making ice. Use hot water or a steamer to unclog the ice or you can leave the unit unplugged for a few hours to defrost the freezer. You should be able to hear when the ice maker cycles and lets in water. Note: if you're getting plenty of water out of your in door water dispenser, then it's NOT a water supply problem. You may need to check the solenoid that controls water entering the ice maker.

Nov 29, 2008 | Refrigerators

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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

Apr 22, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Kenmore ice maker

yes you need to hook up a line froun the cold water supply of the house to the water valve that is located at the back of the ref to the water valve that is down at the botton right corner
follow the water line from the top going into the icemaker down to the bottom there is where the valve is located behind the back cover

Apr 11, 2008 | Refrigerators

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How to hook up Ice & Water dispenser on freezer door

The water valve is on the back of the refrigerator. The water line connects directly to that valve. If there is no line available then you will need to run one from a cold water line in the plumbing using a drill type (1/4") saddle valve on that pipe. Hope this helps. If you need more instruction let me know!

Oct 06, 2007 | Refrigerators

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