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Broken copper pipe that suplpy water to the ice maker machine

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Assuming that this is the external connection from the house plumbing to the machine...


The pipe will have to be cut cleanly with a tubing cutter and the ferrule and nut will have to be replaced with new ones. There should be a brass nut attached to the water valve where the water line normally connects. Unscrew this nut and take it to Home Depot (or local plumber) , they will have all the necessary parts for you, including the tubing cutter.

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    Ensure that the floor surface under your refrigerator is level. If the floor surface under your refrigerator isn't level, you can place shims under the legs of the refrigerator to fix the uneven surface.

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    Screw the copper supply line's connector to the house's cold water connector valve. Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the connection.

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