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Attempted install of ice maker on fridgidaire model GLRT183TDW3. Picture of water valve doesn't look exactly like what I received with the kit. Cannot tell if I put the right tube in the right hole. The one for the plastic tube is threaded, but the copper tube (to water supply) slid into self locking hole. How much should I turn the spiket on for the water. First got too much water in freezer, now none. What am I doing wrong?

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  • ToolMom38 Jun 20, 2008

    The instructions were pretty generic and the manual that came with the refrigerator has instructions for installing an icemaker but they look pretty much the same. I bought the icemaker online at abt.com but the part number is the one that is listed on the inside of the refrigerator cabinet. I purchased the copper tubing at home depot because the manual suggested using it as opposed to plastic. It came with a self piercing shut off valve but the instructions say do not use that type. I can't really see where it is supposed to connect anyway so I didn't. Could this be the problem?

  • ToolMom38 Jun 21, 2008

    I got it working now. Thanks for your help! On to the next project.

  • sknuth Jul 09, 2008

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Sound like you may be backwards. usually the copper supply line is threaded, it is the one attched to the rear of valve and shows outside the rear cover when all is closed up. some directions are generic for all refrigerators, did you get the icemaker from frigidaire with their specific instructions?

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  • Jim Gillon Jun 21, 2008

    The self tap valve is o.k. to use. if you have low water pressure it may cause the cubes to be smaller. A drilled valve will give you better pressure but is difficult to install. as said before though, The supply from house will hook to valve OUTSIDE OF REFRIGERATOR. there will be a connection that shows outside the frame of refrig. this is used to attach to house.

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