Water Line Connector in back of refrigerator started spraying water everywhere (leaking) at the connector (caused $5,000) damage to wood floors, etc. LG repairman came out, and replaced connector (water leaked again) about a month later but noticed in time to shut off water.
All connectors / tubing are plastic !!!
Is there any way this can be converted to copper tubing / connectors to alleviate this problem, or do I need to purchase another refrigerator (from another maker). Unit is only 3 years old and was very expensive.
Exact same problem here! We replaed the bottom tube from the fridge to the water source with copper, but you can't replace the tubing on on the fridge to the ice maker/auto water without taking the whole thing apart. It is so frustrating. I called LG and of course they said "it is out of warrantee" and we had to call a plumber for their faulty decision to use plastic tubing.
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the valve or its supply line is leaking --damaged or loose connection if your able to isolate the problem say its the valve you can change the valve with simple tools same if water line can buy a repair kit
There is usually a condensation pan at the bottom of a fridge. This can fill with water and over flow, causing what is happening. Also, the ice maker could be causing the problem because the water connections can leak at the back where they connect to the house water system.
It is likely that your water line, or the connector for the water hose on the back of your fridge or the connector on the wall is leaking. You can buy new hose with connectors on it from Home Depot or appliance stores. It is possible that it just needs a little tightening but do not over tighten it as you could break the fitting on the fridge or at the wall.
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.
Remove the toe kick, on the t side you will see a connector where two water lines meet, if the water is leaking there, push the two lines into the connector and then pull back on them to make sure they are sealed. test to see if it still leaks, if it does push the red or blue ring around the line in, while doing that pull the line out of the connector, repaet for the opposite side. use a razor or sharp knife and cut about a half inch off each line, make sure they are flat, push them back into the connector, and pull to seal, if it still leaks replace the connector. If the wateer is coming out of the freezer door replace the water line that goes through the door.
unplug it again , sounds like your drain line has frozen, instaead of defrost water going down the tube and under refrig in drain pan, becuse tube is frozen its draining into freezer compartment and eventually spilling out through front of unit. totally defrost unit and behind back wall of freezer youll see a metal trough designed to catch water, in the center (under the ice is gonna be the drain hole, pour boiling water down until it runs freely
If the water is coming from the inside of the freezer (you will see ice build up on the freezer floor) then the drain is frozen over and will need to be cleared using hot water. If not and if your model has a dispenser, then check the water line connector from the bottom front of the fridge to the freezer door. Let me know what you find.