Question - How do you replace a copper refrigerator water line?

Answered by: Timothy Roberts  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-06-2022  |  Views: 518  |  Total Questions: 5

Turn off the water supply to the refrigerator and place an adjustable wrench on the union of the refrigerator's water inlet tube. Loosen the supply line nut, slide it out of the way, and remove the line. Cut the end of the copper tube off using a tubing cutter. Unplug the appliance and turn off the valve supplying water to the refrigerator door. Disconnect the grill from the bottom of the refrigerator or remove the hinge cover. Remove the screws, if applicable. Grab the hose and pull it from beneath the refrigerator to expose the connector. Choices of Refrigerator Tubing Copper tubing is a great, affordable choice. Copper is durable, and you won't get a bad taste in your water or ice (as reported when using plastic or PVC tubing). Tighten the nut that connects the copper supply line to the back of the refrigerator. If this does not stop the leak, you will have to replace the brass ferrule underneath the nut. Turn off the water supply to the refrigerator and place an adjustable wrench on the union of the refrigerator's water inlet tube. Installing a Refrigerator Water Line Is Easy Now, there are convenient 1/4-inch flexible water supply tubes in lengths from 1 to 20 feet that can be used, and convenient "Adapt-a-Tee" fittings that can be installed pretty much anywhere there is an existing shutoff valve.

A refrigerator water line should last for many years, but if it begins to leak it's time to replace it with a new one. Many home improvement and hardware stores offer kits made of copper tubing, or flexible braided or plastic piping. The choice is yours, but the copper tubing typically lasts longer.

To install the water line, follow these steps: 1 Shut off the main water supply and turn the icemaker off. 2 Locate the nearest cold drinking water line. 3 Connect to the 3/16" white plastic tube on the back of the refrigerator. 4 Slip the compression nut onto the white plastic tube.

A typical water line usually averages $65-$130 to run the water line. To have a basic refrigerator installed on a first-floor kitchen with a water line ran to the refrigerator averages about $250. If you require an electrical outlet installed by an electrician you will need to pay an average of $220-$750 per outlet.

How to Remove a Door on a Kenmore Elite Fridge Unplug the Kenmore Elite power cord from the wall outlet. Open the freezer and refrigerator doors, and remove all of the contents from the door. Turn off the water supply valve behind the refrigerator. Pry off the top cover of the upper freezer door hinge with a flat-head screwdriver.

Disconnecting the Water Line From a Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Cut the power for the Whirlpool refrigerator by unplugging it from the outlet. Turn off the water supply for the refrigerator. Remove the toe kick grille at the bottom of the refrigerator by grasping it with your hands and pulling it toward you.