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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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What has caused my water inlet pipe feeding the ice making machine to freeze?


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The ice maker's water supply line may be frozen solid. Do not worry... take out your frozen groceries and dairy products, and let your friends store them for two days while your completely defrost your refrigerator. If you don't want to wait, try to locate a schematic (parts diagram) for your fridge and take a panel access cover off to get access to the copper tube of the water supply line inside. (Warning: this can be terminal to your fridge so don't attempt this without the exact parts diagram for your make and model.) Ensure you are heating the water pipe and NOT the refrigerant line; i.e., freon, ammonia, etc... Unplug your fridge and heat up the (water supply) copper pipe with a high wattage blow dryer... if you were a pro, I would recommend a heat gun. DO NOT USE A HAND TORCH as the soldered joint connections may come loose and it will leak afterwards. (The demand you placed on the ice maker caused the compressor to run almost continually for the ice maker assembly causing the copper pipe water supply pipe to freeze... it will take time to thaw it out by just unplugging it. In the future, when you know you need volumes of ice... make a little at a time each day and store it inside a separate ice cube container.) You may also want to check the activation lever above the ice cube container (bin) to make sure it moves freely against the switch contact. If the switch contact is jammed, it won't work. Good Luck

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How to reassemble ice dispenser parts od kenmore model 106.5706*602


Clean out the new ice maker with warm soapy water.

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.

Turn off the main water supply to your house.

Clear the water line by running the faucets until the pipe clears.

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

Slide the compression sleeve and nut onto the other end of the copper supply line. The compression sleeve and nut will wrap around the outside of the copper supply line.

Bend the copper supply line to fit into the water line inlet casing located on the back of the refrigerator. Leave slack in the line so that the refrigerator can be pulled away from the wall or cabinets. The water line inlet casing is a plastic bracket used to hold the copper supply line in place so that there is no pull on the tubing's connection. It is the larger of the two plastic brackets located on the back of the refrigerator.

Insert the compression sleeve located around the end of the copper supply line into the ice maker connector. The ice maker connector is already installed on the back of the Maytag refrigerator.

Tighten the nut over the connection between the compression sleeve on the copper supply line and the ice maker connector with an adjustable wrench.

Attach the water supply tube clamp to the water supply line by clipping it into place. The water supply tube clamp is a plastic bracket located on the back of the refrigerator that holds the supply tube so that it doesn't rattle and become disconnected. It is the smaller of the two brackets located on the back of the refrigerator.

Turn on the main water supply.

Check all connections for leaks.

Position the drain hose located on the back of the ice maker over your floor drain. Use a PVC pipe if you need to redirect the drain hose flow so that it falls over the floor drain. The PVC pipe should not touch the drain hose and should have no low point where the water can settle.

Plug the ice maker into a 3-prong grounded outlet.

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My model is 596-50699001 and the problem is does't do ice, and change a filter what can I do to fix it ? Thankyou for helpingg me


There three problem that will not make your ice maker to make ice.

If the water’s route is blocked or the solenoid doesn’t work

If the bail wire is lifted—the ice maker won’t make ice.

Your home’s water pressure must be strong enough to serve an ice maker.

For your ice maker to maker ice,
be sure the bail wire above the ice tray is in the down position.

If the ice maker doesn’t make ice but you can see the arm swing into motion and you hear a buzz for about 10 seconds after it is finished, the water valve is asking for water that isn’t arriving. This means the valve and the solenoid are probably okay, but the water supply is not. Be sure the water supply line isn’t kinked behind or beneath the refrigerator (1/4-inch copper tubing is much better than plastic fill line).

Also,check to see if something has caused ice to back up around the mechanism—this can cause the fill tube to freeze, blocking the mechanism. When ice cubes are small and seem to be getting smaller, it generally indicates a frozen fill tube.

Check the water line that enters the back of the freezer for a blockage. Find the water shut-off valve behind the refrigerator or under the sink, turn it off, unscrew the copper line from the back of the refrigerator, put the copper line in a bucket, turn on the valve, and see if pressurized water pours out.

The water line attaches to a solenoid at the back of the refrigerator and then travels to the ice maker. The solenoid may be defective or may not be receiving power. You can try removing the sediment screen inside the solenoid and flushing it with water to clean it, and at the same time you can inspect any seals or diaphragms to ensure that they are sound. Unplug the refrigerator first.

Check the tap valve; a bad tap valve may cause the problem where the ice maker supply tube connects to the water pipe. If necessary, replace the inlet valve and the tap valve. For the tap valve, use the type that requires you to drill a 1/4-inch hole (as opposed to the “self-piercing” type). You can do this yourself, or call a repair person or plumber to install an inline water filter when replacing the valve.


Thanks for contacting Fixya.

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Check the water valve, it might be leaking water slowly into the icemaker tube. Turn off icemaker. Disconnect .25" tubing from the icemaker fill tube in the back of the refrigerator. shake some water off the .25" tubing, mark the current water level on the tubing, then leave it for 5 min or so, and check it again. If the level has risen - replace the water valve. If the level is the same - replace the fill tube, it may have some sediment buildup, which causes the water drops to remain in the tube after the icemaker fillup.

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On my three MC refrigerators over the last 30 years, this almost always meant the pipe that lets water into the icemaker is frozen. Sometimes it gets blocked (especially peas or corn). If it's frozen, use hot water and a turkey-baster type "sprayer". Do not use boiling water. If the freezer has been really active, you could have the plastic pipe in the back partly frozen, too. Be sure to shut off the water and be very very careful when moving the fridge. Some installers don't leave enough copper tubing to allow the fridge to be pulled all the way out. If the tubing gets crimped or broken, it's time to call a plumber.

The freeze-up pretty much always happened when the freezer was set too cold for the amount of food in it. When my kids were teenagers I had to unfreeze the line 2 or three times a year.

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