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Installing Fridge: Piping Question

Simple question, hopefully a simple answer.
I have a new refrigerator with an ice/water dispenser and wish to hook up a water supply to it. No piping exists. What to do?

With luck there is a sink nearby?????

If the refrigerator didn't come with one, you can buy a simple clamp that you clamp onto your cold water line and it pierces the pipe and gives you a fitting to run your plastic line to the fridge.

The plastic line can urn through your cupboards and exit behind the fridge. That is if you are lucky enough to have the fridge next to the cupboards. You can also tap a line in the basement below and run the tube up through a hole in the floor behind the fridge.


Installing New GE Refrigerator w/Icemaker...

In order to roll the refrigerator out, do I use a pigtail with the excess copper tubing going into the refrigerator water supply What about flexible plastic tubing instead of copper?

I used the pigtail effect, only used just one large single coil of copper. Works great.

Leaking Refrigerator

Have a good amount of water leaking down from the inside back wall of the freezer compartment of refrigerator, ice in ice maker clumping together quite often.

Remove any drawer bins that are at the bottom of the fridge and freezer and check that there is no clogging of the drain hole..IF this fridge has one. I am just thinking of my OLD fridge and what I need to do sometimes.
Check the seal on the door...is there a gap that air is getting in...DID you just move it recently. Your best bet however to find out what really is wrong is to call a maintenance person to have a good look at it.

sounds like the drain in the bottom of the freezer or the tube is clogged. When most self defrosting freezers defrost, the ice melts, runs through a hole or tube in the bottom of the freezer and into a tray under the freezer which is then evaporated from the heat generated by the compressor. if the water cant get to the tray it will eventually run out of the freezer since the defrost timer continues to cycle.

-- If I understand your 2 problems properly

1) If the water is running down into the refrigerator section, This usually means the drain is blocked. Look in lower section at the top center ( you may have to remove control panel to get access) remove the drain cup gentle with screw driver from each side, clean , from under unit at the back locate the drainage tube, having someone holding paper towel from were you removed the drain cup blow into the tube to clear any blockage that might be in tube, re-install drain cup.
This should clear water leakage problem.

2) Icemaker You may have 1 or a couple problems here. First problem may be the water valve may not be closing fully allowing a small amount of water to continually leak into the icemaker.
Solution Replace water valve
Second; The problem may also be with the freezers defrost thermostat, If this is the problem though it usually means your food is also freezer burnt, Means the unit when in the defrost cycle is staying on to long allowing to much heat to be generated in the freezer compartment.
Solution: Replace the defrost therostat




Refrigerator Leaking

I have water leaking from the water dispenser on my Kenmore refrigerator. The icemaker dispenser seems to be working fine...but the water dispenser has a slow/steady leak. The only way to stop it is to turn the valve in the wall and cut off the water supply, but that will also cut off my icemaker, which I don't want to do. Any advice on how to stop or isolate this leak. I can't believe that there aren't two separate lines...one for the water dispenser and one for the icemaker, but they appear to be the same line.

Well, until you have a problem, one line seemed adequate. Right?
If you can see the part that has the leak... is it the dispensing valve that is leaking? You can order a new part from Sears.. and it is likely to be relatively inexpensive. But is the leak somewhere inside.. out of sight?


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Refrigerator water dispenser dripping

I have a Frigidaire side/side that is dripping water from the water dispenser. I have changed the water valve . The system is made up of a side by side water valves one for the ice maker and one for the water dispenser, an inlet hose to a radiator type cooling tank in the refrigerator side and a outlet hose from the tank to the water dispenser in the door. The switch(lever) in the door activates the solenoid valve(water). The drip is more pronounced after frequent use. Do you have any idea what else aside from the watervalve might cause the drip?

Only two things I can think of.
1.Since you changed the water valve and that shouldn't be the source, maybe it is the switch that is the problem..ie not closing off the valve completely.
2. Its unlikely the problem.. but make sure your water pressure is not too high.

Refrigerator leaks

My refrigerator has an icemaker (not w/ a door dispenser). The freezer is on the top third of the unit. Whenever the ice maker is turned on, the refrigerator leaks onto the floor. However, when the icemaker is turned off, there is no leak. How can I fix this problem?

In my experience, it seems that either you have a water solenoid valve inoperative or perhaps the icemaker timer is out of whack.. The timer does control the off-on of the water solenoid valve.

Can you see where your leak is coming from? There is a condensate drainage line down the back of your fridge to a pan under the fridge. This collects excess moisture during the defrost cycle of your fridge. Make sure it is in the pan. If all is okay then check your water supply connection(s) and make sure they are secured properly with no leaks.

If they are okay then you probably have a failure of the icemaker itself and may require repair, but think simple problems first.

Whirlpool Fridge Icemaker Not Working

I have a Whirlpool side by side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker and water dispenser. The icemaker stopped working, but ice dispenser and the water dispenser in the door still work fine. I was told that most likely the problem was the electric valve controlling the water flow to the icemaker. I have a dual coil valve. I checked the resistance across both coils. It reads 300 ohms for both. I understand that this is the normal range, and indicates that the valve may not be the problem.
What else could the problem be and how can I troubleshoot it.

If you suspect a valve , you could manually fill the icemaker mold with water to see if it harvests ice, if there is no water coming into the icemaker the plunger in the water inlet valve may be stuck and electrically the valve is ok. You might be able to rebuild the valve. If after the water freezes in the icemaker and it doesn't harvest make sure the shutoff arm is operating the switch inside the icemaker by lifting the arm up and down and listening for a click. If that doesn't help you can have any number of problems in the icemaker.

Fridge noise - Is It Freon?

I have a new GE fridge that makes a knocking noise each time the motor starts up. I'm told that this is the freon circulating in the fridge. Is there something I can do to stop the noise?

Just when you thought you'd heard everything, too!

I seriously doubt the knocking is freon. It is still under warrantee, right? Call the service folks and see what they say. Better to have it looked at while it is under warrantee. And if it IS supposed to be that noisy, tell them they can take it back. There are quieter models.

Refrigerator Shocks Us!

Every time we touch the refrigerator to open it, we get a shock. Is there some way it isn't grounded, or what could the problem be?

I want to rule out static electricity since this is the middle of a humid summer... ????
If you look at the cord on your fridge.. is it a 3 prong cord, and plugged into a 3 prong outlet? (and are all the outlets in your house 3 prongs?)
There could well be a frayed wire touching something metal, giving you a shock.. tell me this.
When you touch it and get a shock... if you let go and touch it again right away.. do you get the same shock?
If so.. yes you have a ground somewhere, and it should be checked.... If not by you then a appliance repair person. Someplace a wire is making contact with the fridge where it shouldn't be.

Frig. Not Cooling- Freeze Unit Is OK

I have two seperate doors. Moreover, the freezer is frozen and the frig is 50 degrees. Help!

Usually there is only one refrigerant unit and it cools both the freezer and the fridge sections. How much cold air goes into which sections depends on the temperature settings for BOTH the freezer and fridge. Try turning the freezer temperature down a bit. If adjusting the temperature gauges doesn't work, then the doors they operate are stuck.




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