How do I repair or replace this fridge water line connector?

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water is gushing out of ice maker. Ice maker has...

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With the power off, you will first begin your repair by removing the drip tray located at the bottom of the dispenser. To protect the finish, you may wrap the putty knife using a layer of duct tape. Then, place your putty knife just beneath the escutcheon and use a pull-down and out motion to remove it from its spot. As you do so, you will notice it is attached with several spots on the bottom and hooks at the top. Therefore, you will need to start at the bottom and tilt it up before pulling it out.

Once you have removed the drip tray, you will be able to see the five-pin plug that provides power to the switches. Simply disconnect this plug and set it to the side before moving...

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Copper water lines supply your refrigerator with a steady stream the appliance uses to make ice and dispense filtered water. Areas along a copper supply line that are prone to developing leaks include connections and spots where the line might rub against other surfaces, causing a small pinhole. In most cases, you can fix the leaking copper line to avoid replacing it.

Shut-Off Valve Connections

Turn off the shut-off valve supplying water to the refrigerator. The shut-off valve is usually located under the kitchen sink. In newer homes, the valve may be behind the refrigerator.

Tighten the nut that connects the copper line to the shut-off valve using an adjustable wrench. If the connection continues to leak, you will have to replace the ferrule.

Turn the nut connecting the copper supply line to the shut-off valve counter-clockwise using an adjustable wrench to remove it. Slide the nut down the line so that it is out of the way.

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When to repair:

If you've gone through the checklist above and are still having problems, you may want to call an expert. The most common problems that can usually be repaired are:

1. The fresh food section of the refrigerator is not cooling properly. A thermometer is the best way to keep an eye on this. Ideally, temperatures should be 0 degrees in the freezer and between 37 and 40 degrees in the fridge.

2. There are noise issues stemming from the fan.

3. The machine is not dispensing water properly or not making ice.

4. Doors are not sealing properly.

When to replace:

“There are no guarantees that any issue can't be repaired,” Roark explains. “But here are a few common issues that likely point toward needing a replacement.”

1. When the freezer side is not cooling properly (0 degrees).

2. When there’s a humming noise coming from the compressor. (This can indicate the compressor is defective.)

3. If the fridge...

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Fixing your ice maker can be vital if you use it regularly, and it is not very difficult to repair ice maker water lines. These parts are often repaired by experts, who know where each connection goes and needs to be checked, but you can still try to replace your ice maker if you have a replacement ice maker kit and some basic repair instructions. All you have to do is follow a few simple guidelines to get the job done quickly and easily, and the project should only take you a few hours.

Step 1 – Remove the Ice Maker

The first step is to take off the ice maker so that you can properly examine its water line. Turn off the fridge freezer at the breaker box, so there is no power supplied to it. Take out the ice maker by unscrewing the ice maker from the shelves, and then disconnecting the wires from the back of the fridge. Take off the water line by disconnecting it from both the fridge freezer itself, and the ice maker.

Step 2 – Remove the Water Line

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Hello Lyla and welcome to the How to Community. Leaks develop when the washer inside of the hose bib fails due to wear, shrinking, and/or cracking.

When a leak develops in a hose bib replacing the entire thing is the better bet. You can at times replace the internals but this requires matching the bib up with a newer one and swapping the guts which could still leave you with leaks.

Before you start any work be sure that water flow to the bib is shutoff. This can be done from the main at the street, or a remote shutoff that controls flow to the bib itself. If you have a remote shutoff it will usually be located somewhere near where the bibs’ water line enters the house.

The next step is to determine whether the bib you have is threaded or soldered. Threaded means the bib is screwed into/onto the water line. Soldered is when the bib is welded to the line using a torch.

Blake did a post a while back covering the difference in greater detail...

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When a water line inside your home breaks, it usually doesn’t take long to know it.
The gush of water is immediate. Fittings and connections in supply lines are a common culprit in such instances, and so are things like nails from construction projects or vibrating pipes caused by air
The tough ones to find are those that are minor leaks and those that are underground, either under a home’s foundation or between the street or well and the house.
These leaks are typically caused by deterioration from age or damage caused by the settling of the house or earth. In rare cases, the break is caused by freezing.
Where an earthquake occurs, water line breaks are common.
This house repair guide will focus on the tough-to-locate damaged water lines. Such repairs are typically made by plumbing contractors and can take from a few hours to a few days.

Broken Water Line Troubleshooting and Repair

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Well, mine was! Apparently it is a fairly common problem for the water dispenser line in the GE side by side refrigerators to freeze. It seems there is an issue with the insulation inside the door taking on too much moisture so it doesn’t insulate the line well enough to keep it from freezing.

If you need to check if your line is frozen, simply remove the kick plate off the bottom of the fridge then unhook the water line just under the left door. Simply pull the two blue tabs apart to unhook the line. Place a cup under the line going towards the back of the refrigerator then activate the water dispenser. If water flows then the water line is frozen inside the door. Hook up the water line again and replace the kick plate.

To thaw your line, use this handy IceSurrender Frozen Water Line Tool or simply blow a hair dryer on high heat at the water line, water dispenser control panel and the back (outside) of the door near the water line for about 15 minutes. That thawed it...

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