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In stalling the main water line from my home to the fridge

The instruction that is in the manual does not support the hookup that is behind the refrigerator. There is no where to hoop anything to. I have the top freezer Model gts18shsprss stainless steel.

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    I think that compression that you are talking about has the water fliter hose hook up there.

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Generally the connection to the refrigerator ice maker from the home water system is in back of the refrigerator in the lower right corner. There is a one quarter inch compression type fitting where the water is connected.

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You said, the ice maker slowly stopped working, decreasing in the amount of ice it made until finally no ice at all. also, water trickles from water dispenser.

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hello allamericananp,

welcome to fixya.com.

Huuum at your service.

You said, the ice maker slowly stopped working, decreasing in the amount of ice it made until finally no ice at all. also, water trickles from water dispenser.

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