Hook up ice maker line

Published: 10.07.2017

His work has been featured in national publications like "Parents" and "U. Dishwasher Sizes and Styles. I then replace that one with a pvc version.

It can be very inconvenient to move a refrigerator to get at a water line that has failed, so buy the best-quality water supply tube you can. Skip to main content.

Tighten the screws on the clamps until the sealing washer swells. Route the tubing to the refrigerator. Set the ice maker to the "on" position as indicated in your specific model. I used it to extend the existing line because we're in the middle of a major home remodel and needed to move the refrigerator about 10' from the water supply. The most challenging aspect was identifying the correct connection fittings to connect to on our refrigerator. You should have cold water very shortly. I have a whirlpool refrigerator.

In this kitchen, we ran the new refrigerator water line from under the kitchen sink through cabinets. Avoid using the bottom of the pipe, as this may draw sediment into the ice maker. Courtesy of The Family Handyman. Then you back out the rod and water flows through a tiny hole into the tubing. If so, your job is very easy.

How to install a fridge water line

Attach the Adapt-a-Tee adapter to the shutoff valve, tightening by hand at first. Had to improvise on one end with my fridge after significant effort to try to make it fit.

You may purchase them on-line directly from G. It has a tiny shutoff valve that uses a sharp pointed metal rod to pierce the outer wall of the pipe when screwed inward.

This required an adapter which Home Depot also supplied.

    1. Roberto_Covali - 21.07.2017 in 20:45

      If you don't have a convenient water supply pipe and valve near the refrigerator, you must instead find another spot to hook up the water line. We could not get over the strong metal taste.

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