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Ice maker stopped working for years, made a bucket of ice, and stopped again

I have a Whirlpool french door refrigerator (model WRX988SIBM) with the ice dispenser in the door of the refrigerator and it quit making ice over 4 years ago now. I didn't use a ton of ice and just ...
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What are recommended ways to connect fridge ice maker?

My new fridge has an ice maker, and I want to connect it to the cold water under the kitchen sink. This is how that pipe looks. Should I Use a saddle tapping valve to punch a hole in the bottom pipe? ...
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Why does my Whirlpool refrigerator ice maker not make ice exactly one day a week every week?

My Whirlpool Gold refrigerator's ice maker does not make ice one day a week. After that day it begins to make ice again as normal. I think I read in the manual about a setting for Jewish households ...
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Why do some free-standing ice makers need floor drains?

I am about to begin a bar installation project. I need an ice maker. There appear to be two kinds of free standing ice makers - those that do and do not require drains. Why does one type need a drain?...
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Does the California plumbing code require a water line shutoff behind a refrigerator?

Appliance store says I need a shutoff valve behind the refrigerator. They want a valve box in the wall to attach their flexible water line. The plumber put in flexible copper tubing with the shutoff ...
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How do I connect a polyethylene water supply line to my refrigerator?

I have a Kenmore refrigerator (model 53552200), and want to connect a 1/4" polyethylene line for the incoming water. I'm guessing the connection is something similar to right portion of the ...
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How can I stop the icemaker on a GE fridge from overflowing water?

I have a French door stainless steel GE fridge made by Samsung. The water overflows or splashes out of the icemaker andd then freezes in the ice compartment under the bucket, making it impossible to ...
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Why won't my ice maker eject ice?

I have a component-style ice maker, by which I mean it's not one of the modular kinds with holes for probe tests. It's similar to that style in that the water fills the mold, then the thermostat ...
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Refrigerator is not making ice or serving water

UPDATE 3 I replaced the water filter with a brand new one from Home Depot. When I went to dispense water, about 1/2 a cup came out. That's the first time any water has come out of the dispenser. Over ...
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How do you repair or replace an ice maker in a Samsung RF23HCEDBBC Refrigerator?

I have a Samsung RF23HCEDBBC that I bought a little over a year ago. All of the sudden, it stopped making ice in the ice maker. What is bizarre is that if I click the ice maker "reset" and wait a few ...
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How can I extend a refrigerator water line?

I had to purchase a new refrigerator, but of course the water inlet connection for the ice maker is on the opposite side and the 1/4" stainless steel braided compression line does not reach. The ...
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Ice maker to sump pump has water run back into it, any ideas for a fix?

My ice maker has a gravity drain that it says to connect to the sink drain. All works well except if I run the faucet for a while eventually water will back up into the ice maker. I believe the issue ...
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No water coming from water supply line to icemaker

I have a cold water shutoff valve going to icemaker. It is connected by vinyl tubing. That end had a a brass insert, sleeve, and nut on it. If I tighten it enough to stop water from dripping, I don't ...
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Connecting an Ice Maker hose directly to a tap

I'm struggling to find answers on here and from my searching, and my local DIY store didn't help much. My home is a new build, and the kitchen has a tap directly where the fridge goes... This is ...
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Where can I find a 90-degree elbow to connect to my ice maker water line? [closed]

I currently have an ice maker box in my kitchen that is connected to a 1/4" compression fitting to a braided stainless steel tube that goes to my refrigerator. The problem is that this ice maker box ...
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Need help for ice maker line splitter to be used for coffee maker

We have a coffee maker that keeps needing to be refilled. I had an idea to split of the ice maker line (which is easy) to supply the coffee maker. The only issue is, is there any attachment that with ...
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How high up should I put the ice maker connection box?

I'm going to finally connect the refrigerator's ice maker to water. Because the water line will come from the basement (and not from a kitchen cabinet), I have bought this connection box to install in ...
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In-fridge icemaker makes hollow ice cubes. How to fix?

My freezer's icemaker is producting ice cubes that are pretty much hollow, with a thin 'shell' of ice in the shape of the mold. Instead of solid blocks, the ice is so thin they break up into tons of ...
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Icemaker entirely empty, not making ice

I have a GE side-by-side fridge with bottom freezer. It has an IMC-701 icemaker. It looks very very close to this icemaker from a Samsung freezer. It is entirely empty. I've checked/tried: The water ...
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What threading type is my ice maker shut off valve?

In my new apartment, I moved in to find the water dispenser in the fridge is not working. I quickly diagnosed the issue by moving the fridge away from the wall and finding that there is a water line ...
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Connecting 1/2 copper to 1/8 pex?

Water line to fridge had a saddle valve, saddle valve started leaking so took it out and repaired pipe. Now trying to figure out how to reconnect fridge line. I have 1/2 inch copper under the sink and ...
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Can I extend icemaker line by joining two braided lines?

I am moving fridge further from the current water source (sink). The existing line is a compression fitted copper. I bought a 25’ braided line but it is a bit short for comfort. I am thinking of ...
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How do I hook up a water line to the ice-maker on my old Frigidaire fridge?

I am trying to hook up the ice maker for an old Frigidaire fridge, but there is no line running out of the back. When I opened the access panel I found the water valve but unlike newer water valves ...
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Fridge / Freezer not cooling. No sound.

Short: My fridge was cold two days ago. Now it's not cold at all. Makes no sounds. Power is on and lights on. Long: Fridge was in storage for unknown years, and filthy. Cleaned and plugged in. It ...
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Low Ice Maker Water Line Pressure

I've been puzzling over the problem for a couple of hours now, where my fridge has very low water pressure at the outlet of the ice maker supply line. The line is 1/4 in copper and uses a 1/4 ...
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What parts are needed to add a shutoff valve to 1/4" refrigerator water supply?

Background: We recently had to replace our refrigerator. During installation, we discovered two problems - first, there was no shutoff valve to the water line that fed into the fridge; second, there ...
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"Floor Flange" or something similar for 1/2 copper pipe

I'm running a water line for a refrigerator ice maker. Currently it seems like the cleanest way to do this will be to tap into a cold water line in the crawlspace under where the fridge goes and come ...
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What do I need for this to connect to the water line it’s for my refrigerator water/ice maker

I just bought a new refrigerator and they installed it but wouldn’t hook up the ice maker to my water line. I’m not sure what I need to hook it up. Blue hose comes from the refrigerator and the other ...
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Plumbing espresso machine filter to wall water outlet meant for ice maker

I am trying to plumb my 1/8" BSPT espresso machine through a water filter with both 3/8" FNPT inlet and outlet into the water outlet behind my refrigerator. So far, I have a 1/8" BSPT ...
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Water line won't stay connected to aftermarket freezer port

We have a Whirlpool model ET1MHKXMT01. Apparently an aftermarket top freezer icemaker was installed in unit and had been working fine for years. At some point moving the fridge appears to have ...
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Ice maker dispenses multiple cubes (2-3 stuck together)

This is a Whirlpool refrigerator. Model # WRX735SDHZ Serial # K80905198 The ice maker routinely dispenses multiple ice cubes frozen together. Sometimes 2, sometimes 3. This causes one or both of ...
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Frigidaire refrigerator: no ice produced, and no water dispensed. What would cause this besides the 3-way water valve?

FFHS2311LBSA side-by-side fridge with water dispenser. Water is not dispensed, and no ice is produced. Common wisdom says the water valve assembly (3 valves, 3 solenoids) is the most likely culprit ...
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Ice machine won't turn off the water

I have a Scotsman dce33pa 1sc ice machine. My problem is the water will not shut off. The pump continually pumps water out. I replaced the inlet water valve but that did not help.
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Ice Dispenser auger won't stop dumping ice into chute

I have a 9 yr old Kenmore side by side fridge (Model #25355699407). The external ice/water dispenser panel leaked for years, eventually bubbling out the exterior paint, and rusting the door. I ...
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Ice maker making pounding noise

I purchased an ice maker from amazon for my Frigidaire side by side. It woke me up in the middle of the night just pounding. It seems that the heating element is not getting hot enough fast enough ...
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How come my refrigerator doesn't leak if I removed the ice maker?

I have a Maytag MZD2766GEQ refrigerator and my ice maker broke. I removed the assembly and everything seems fine. What I don't understand is why isn't it leaking? I did not disconnect any water lines....
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Whirlpool refrigerator over fills ice tray (leaks) and over meters measured water

I have a Whirlpool GI7FVCXWY02 that is leaking water after over filling the automatic ice tray. I realize there is a mechanical adjustment on the automatic ice try (which is covered up in this model)....
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How can I flush a new refrigerator water filter without a water dispenser?

My refrigerator has an ice maker only. I have no water dispenser and therefore can not flush 2-3 gallons of water through a new filter. Waiting and discarding dirty ice for a day or two until the ...
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Why does my ice maker intermittently stop and start making ice?

I have replaced every common issue part. A service agent came and checked it also but the problem continues. It is not the water inlet valve i still get water out the door. The ice maker does not fill,...
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Information on ice maker water inlet for LG LFXS26973S refrigerator

My LG refrigerator after working fine for some time has started dripping water from the in-door ice maker. When I run a cycle, I can see that the water is gushing into the icemaker, where it launches ...
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Moving a refrigerator

First question, I am moving and have friends helping. How do they disconnect the ice maker from the water line? Are there specifics they need to follow? Second question, I am moving a frig. It will ...
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Fridge ice dispenser solenoid stuck?

My Bosch fridge developed a strange chemical smell around the ice dispenser, and the ice was collecting above the ice flap. After disassembling the front panel, it seems like the smell is from the ...
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Icemaker tubing won’t snug in-compression nut

I can’t get the icemaker tubing pictured below to snug inside the compression nut. Can tighten but, but tubing keeps slipping out. Any suggestions?
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Fridge water dispenser line keeps freezing and not dispense water unless I dump the ice bucket

I have a Whirlpool side-by-side which has the ice bucket on the freezer door, right above the ice and water dispenser. Until recently, there was a person in my house who used a lot of ice, and the ...
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Cleaning an IGLOO Freestanding Ice Maker water box [closed]

An IGLOO Freestanding Ice Maker (Model # ICE102C-SILVER) has water box which the instruction state should be cleaned. The inside of the box is not accessible in either the empty nor the fill ...
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In door ice maker quit working after water was turned off for a few days (Whirlpool)

I have a Whirlpool french door refrigerator (model WRX988SIBM) with the ice dispenser in the door of the refrigerator and it quit making ice the other day when I had to cut off my water for a few days ...
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Is this a refrigerator water hookup?

We just moved into a new place, and need to get a refrigerator -- and would like to get one with ice maker/water dispenser if possible. This capped pipe (below) is right behind where the refrigerator ...
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Ball valve that connects to fridge waterline hose

Looking for a male to male ball valve that will connect to the fridge water line hose. The hose says it 1/4. I purchased a ball valve on the internet that was 1/4 male to male but was too big for the ...
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How can I prevent my ice maker from allowing water draining to back up into my pipes and flooding my kitchen?

Problem Our ice maker occasionally floods the area between the LVP and slab as well as the top of the floor with water. This is because water comes up from the PVC and floods the area just outside of ...
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Fridge line to standard pipe

New fridge with 1/4 inch poly line. Unfortunately the connection at the water line is standard copper pipe (1/2 inch). Tried a few different compression adapters from the local hardware store, the ...
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