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

made a full bucket of ice Could be all kinds of things, but since a full bucket normally requires several batches of ice, that could indicate a problem with the "bucket full" switch: ...
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What are recommended ways to connect fridge ice maker?

Something like this? (Brass Quick Tee Adapter) Do not use a saddle valve. In many places they are illegal...for good reason
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Ice maker stopped working for years, made a bucket of ice, and stopped again

I had the same thing happen. Turns out, there's a bar that reaches out over the ice bucket, and when it empties its ice tray it slides the new ice under that bar. This pushes the bar up when the ...
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How high up should I put the ice maker connection box?

I would not put it low. I recommend it being above the adjacent counter height so you don't have to pull the fridge all the way out to turn the shut off valve and bend down. 4'-0" aff is my answer. ...
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In door ice maker quit working after water was turned off for a few days (Whirlpool)

I have a GE side by side. During the Texas deep freeze of 2021 we were very lucky, we never lost power. However, we did lose water for a day or two. When the water came back on, the Ice maker no ...
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What are recommended ways to connect fridge ice maker?

The best way will be a matter of opinion. In my opinion the best way would be to remove your existing valve and solder a male threaded adapter to the pipe. Then attach a brass threaded tee. Then ...
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How can I extend a refrigerator water line?

You should be able to get a fitting like this (example): Be sure to test fit at the store to make sure you have the correct thread profile. The BigBox store staff should probably be able to help you, ...
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Ball valve that connects to fridge waterline hose

Refrigerator water/ice-maker lines are typically 1/4" tubing (poly or copper). The fittings usually found on these systems are 1/4" compression, which is designed to work with special ...
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What are recommended ways to connect fridge ice maker?

It depends on your experience level. Can you solder? Do you have pex crimp tools? If the answer is no to the above two then I'd go for the quick tee adapter. When something in the house breaks that ...
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In-fridge icemaker makes hollow ice cubes. How to fix?

I eventually fixed the problem, and it turned out to be insufficient water flow to the icemaker. The ice maker was being fed via a clamp-on saddle valve. I closed that off, disconnected it, and ...
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Ice maker to sump pump has water run back into it, any ideas for a fix?

It appears to me that your problem is that the ice maker drain is BELOW the trap. So anytime there is water at that level, gravity will draw it into your ice maker drain. I think you'd be better off ...
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Copper line to fridge

If you have a saddle valve clamp that is closed yet still letting water through, you may simply have to turn the handle a bit more with force to drive the pin tighter to the copper pipe. HOWEVER: If ...
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Water supply tube elimination in the refrigerator icemaker

There is no such device. However, when my step-son got married and had no ice maker in his refrigerator he asked us what he could do. I told him that we all used ice trays. when I was growing up. I ...
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Does the California plumbing code require a water line shutoff behind a refrigerator?

Most appliance installers' policy dictates that their installers CANNOT attach to refrigerator water lines to any supply that can't be shut off at the refrigerator area,i.e. not in cabinets or ...
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Does the California plumbing code require a water line shutoff behind a refrigerator?

The guy at the appliance store is correct. California plumbing code 606.5 states A control valve shall be installed immediately ahead of each water-supplied appliance and immediately ahead of ...
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Kitchen Aid fridge/freezer dispenses 1 ounce of water when pressing ice

This issue is caused by the ice door motor. When the ice lever is pressed, this causes the motor to open the ice door for about two seconds. While the motor is running, it sends noise back into the ...
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Ice maker stopped working for years, made a bucket of ice, and stopped again

My ice maker also stops working periodically. Turning the fridge on and off seems to reset it. Try using the breaker to turn off the fridge for 5 min and see if it turns it back on. Perhaps you lost ...
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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?

Fire the guy who hacked up that pipe. That pipe cannot be replaced without concrete work, and there's already a fitting cemented to it. PVC cement is actually solvent welding so it's all one piece of ...
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Whirlpool refrigerator over fills ice tray (leaks) and over meters measured water

Found the problem!!! The Whirlpool GI7FVCXWY02 has 3 water solenoids/valves !!! Two at the top of the refrigerator to direct water to ether the ice maker or the front door water dispenser. And a ...
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Why do some free-standing ice makers need floor drains?

Often when you are talking about a standalone ice maker you are really talking about something called "clear ice". Needless to say, these ice makers produce perfectly clear ice that tastes amazing--no ...
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What parts are needed to add a shutoff valve to 1/4" refrigerator water supply?

Saddle valves normally have a T handle that acts as a shutoff: These are notoriously troublesome. The original one in my home crusted shut, as did the replacement by the previous owner. In any event,...
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Water filter not filtering ice

The white stuff is probably calcium (99% of the time)... so your water is "hard". When the water is cooled, the calcium aggregates and precipitates (white stuff). A filter will not remove dissolved ...
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Refrigerator Ice Maker Frozen Fan

The main danger is hair dryers is that you damage the freezer parts. If you elect to use one, use it on low or no heat. Remember, most modern freezers use plastic for everything they can, and hair ...
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No water coming from water supply line to icemaker

I'm assuming you have a connection like this: I've seen these fitting leak, but I've never seen them have no flow before. Generally these compression fittings don't need to be on very tight, because ...
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What threading type is my ice maker shut off valve?

As @jimmy Fix-it said, I would just replace the valve or you could go to the "big box store" and ask for a 1/8" or a 1/4" female X 1/4 OD compression fitting. These are a standard fitting and easy to ...
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What threading type is my ice maker shut off valve?

One side of your needle valve is 1/4" compression thread, that is the side with tubing connected to it. The watertight connection is accomplished when the compression nut squeezes down upon and ...
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In door ice maker quit working after water was turned off for a few days (Whirlpool)

I have GE side by side refrigerator, too, that sometimes doesn’t dispense water. An appliance repairman told me to leave the freezer door open for 20 minutes to defrost the water supply line. If that ...
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Fridge / Freezer not cooling. No sound.

Could be low on coolant (freon), or could be a thermo switch. If the thermostat for the coil is not functioning, then it will cause it to ice over and not defrost. This is an easy fix on most freezers....
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Extending copper water pipe to fridge/icemaker and leaving options open

If you don't want to solder any fittings then use compression or push-on (Shark-Bite or similar). Don't fret over issues like "if I go with plan A there are 6 pipe-to-fitting connections that ...
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