Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
I despise the copper water lines on refrigerators for exactly the reason you have mentioned. This is why my customers will not pull out the refrigerator to clean behind it and to clean the compressor area which in turn causes non cooling issues.
I have many times installed just the plastic water line seen on many part distributor websites.repairclinic.com
You now will be able to move your refrigerator in and out without the worry of crimping the line. If you can find a long enough Stainless braided line....even better.
Just ignore the Whirlpool instruction guide on the matter.
It should not be necessary to use teflon tape on compression fittings. The compression fitting is made to seal without the tape.
Using a reverse osmosis should not harm the copper line. If you have hard water this would have a tendency to harm the copper more than the osmosis filtering.
You can use a brass fitting but with the plastic line you would not need one.
Here is the link that will show you the line you can use. The copper line is not for the water but for the compressor.
Click on the link http://www.repairclinic.com/Hose-Tube-Or-Fittings-Parts?s=t-ED5FVGXWS06-%3d%3dc23
if you have any other questions and or concerns please post.
Posted on Mar 13, 2011
The storage tank, tubing, and dispensing faucet should be made of plastic, stainless steel, or other nontoxic materials. The low pH and mineral content of RO-treated water may corrode copper pipes and allow lead to leach into the drinking water from brass components.
Since RO pure water is very aggressive, if ran through a copper pipe it will pick up a copper taste. The tubing after a reverse osmosis unit should therefore be non-metallic. RO units will pass all the CO2 that is found in the feedwater.
The best solution for you is to use all plastic tubing and compression fittings, you won't need teflon tape with compression fittings. The plastic tubing is also the most flexible and forgiving, just don't pinch the lines.
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Posted on Mar 13, 2011
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