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I had to take the doors off my refrigerator to move it through a doorway. I put everything back together, but the part (picture below) that connects the freezer door's water dispenser to the fridge's water supply now leaks when I try to dispense water.

connects the freezer door's water dispenser to the fridge's water supply

What is this part called?

Is there a trick to reattaching this piece that would prevent the leak?

If I've damaged the piece, where should I find a replacement?

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I've seen that piece called a Water Connector Union Fitting and a Tubing Coupler.

Verify the size of the tubing, but if it's the normal 5/16" to 1/4" it should be easy to get a replacement at any larger hardware store, such as this. The ones I've seen (that look just like yours) don't require any tools, other than possibly a blade to cut a bit of the tubing off at the end if it's calcified - you just insert the tube.

You might also check to see if your tube just got pulled out a bit - it's possible it doesn't require replacement.

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  • The part name was exactly what I needed to find a video (which I added to your answer) showing how to connect--nothing to it. Thank you! Jan 23, 2016 at 1:12

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