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How to connect fridge to existing water line

Unscrew the male-male coupling from your existing water line and the line from the fridge should then screw right in:
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Why do instruction manuals specify, "Do not use extension cord and provide a separate circuit"?

They are related, but separate, issues: Do not use extension cord This is in general good advice for almost any appliance that is "permanently" installed. By "permanently", I mean &...
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How can I remove a fridge that's trapped in my kitchen?

Assuming cased openings, temporary removal of your door jamb should get you there. It's often a matter of removing the casing and detaching one or more sides of the jamb. If you're careful it'll all ...
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Can I remove the beeper from my older Bosch fridge?

I've replaced or disabled such piezo devices on several appliances (I don't even like that noise when it's working properly). It's usually not difficult to get access to the control board. There you ...
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How can I remove a fridge that's trapped in my kitchen?

Repair the refrigerator and then forget about the door problem for another several years. The idea that newer appliances use less power than the older ones is overblown, if not outright false. ...
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Is a divider between fridge and dryer necessary?

Most dryers leak some dust and lint from cracks in the frame and at the joints of the vent pipe. The divider will help keep that lint from being sucked in and deposited on the fridge's cooling fins. ...
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Freezer dripping water

Ecnerwal does a great job explaining why that line is getting wet. More could be said about how to minimize the effect. The suction line is cold because that's the tube carrying heat out of the ...
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Will it harm a fridge w R600a refrigerant to set unplugged through winter months?

R600a is iso-butane. It's flammable, yes, but hardly excessively dangerous. Billions of people carry some around in their pockets or have it lying around the house, as it's one of the most common ...
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Freezer dripping water

It's a freezer. Unless you are defrosting (and the manual confirms it's manual defrost only, as most "only a freezer" units are) it or it's not working it's physically impossible for a ...
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How can I remove a fridge that's trapped in my kitchen?

Call a fridge serviceman to come and degas it first. Unless you have a very strong reciprocating saw, it is liable to jump or get stuck as go through varying hardness of materials. Some options ...
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How to add fridge waterline to washer line

There is a splitter in your picture already. Idk what for, a steam dryer? Get another one, so that you can attach a total of three things to cold water. Then use an adapter to a fridge line like ...
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Will it harm a fridge w R600a refrigerant to set unplugged through winter months?

Unlike e.g. car A/C systems that generally always leak some refrigerant and inevitably need topping up, a domestic fridge or freezer has pretty much a sealed refrigerant path so they work their 20 or ...
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Does over refrigerator cabinet need support at both ends?

Whether it does have adequate support is unknown. It certainly can be adequately supported from behind and above. Whether that involves adding some hardware or not would be something for you to ...
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Fridge keeps making noise

If your fridge has an ice maker or a cold water dispenser, the water supply for the fridge is a thin, flexible tube. This tube is probably reacting to the change in water pressure when the upstairs ...
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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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Why do instruction manuals specify, "Do not use extension cord and provide a separate circuit"?

The reason the instructions say to do those things is that most people do not have the understanding and do not apply the level of analysis that you have. If everybody freely uses extension cords and ...
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Is shutting off water supply necessary if no longer using the water dispenser and ice maker?

No, it is not necessary. But if you have no intention to use the ice or water any time soon then turning off the water supply (i.e., outside the refrigerator) prevents a mechanical failure or human ...
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Refrigerator and LED lighting

This has nothing to do with LED lighting, but (most likely) everything to do with "I recently replaced..." - you've got a loose connection. So, go over the circuit and check every connection,...
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What are the open/close positions of this shutoff valve for my fridge water?

Something was stuck, perhaps it was plugged with lime, since the spigot was never touched for years. Now you gorilla-wrenched the stuck spigot and probably twisted the spindle. Therefor you need a new ...
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Will it harm a fridge w R600a refrigerant to set unplugged through winter months?

Unplugging will reduce mechanical wear on the fridge. And keep it from burning energy when not in use. Those seem like good things. See standard advice about how to prep a fridge that's going to be ...
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Fridge is warm, freezer is still coldish

Just an update for anyone looking: I was able to fix this by replacing the evaporator fan motor. Has been working since November 2023, shortly after my original post.
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Is a divider between fridge and dryer necessary?

Your average refrigerator is designed to run in a warm room and still cool the inside sufficiently. There is insulation inside the fridge structure to help room heat stay out and keep the cool in. ...
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Bolt on fridge missing

Based on the second picture, it looks like the top piece is/was being held down somewhat by tape and that there is a bolt or something that is supposed to hold it closer to the rest of the door. As a ...
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New refrigerator installation - compressor clanks during leveling and moving

The compressor is mounted on quite flexible pads which have a surprisingly wide range of movement. This is primarily to keep transmissive noise to a minimum, but also damps the vibration of the ...
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Refrigerator short cycling because of thermostat? and which one?

EDIT: Further testing has revealed that this refrigerator may not have a ground fault, but a thermal overload. This answer addressing a ground fault will remain for future searches of similar problems....
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How can I remove a fridge that's trapped in my kitchen?

Depending on the space available in the kitchen itself, and if you have a reasonably large double glazed window, you may find it possible to remove the window pane then manoeuvre the fridge through ...
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Freezer frosts up about every 2 weeks

Leaky door seals. Air is getting in and out of the fridge through door seals that aren't tight. They have cracked or gotten stiff to where they no longer mate tightly. Get a clean dollar bill and ...
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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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How to add fridge waterline to washer line

Your fridge would need 1/4 inch pipe. This adapter might work for you 1/2" female IPS slip joint x 1/2" male IPS slip joint x 1/4" male compression. You might also want a 1/4 inch shut ...
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Why do instruction manuals specify, "Do not use extension cord and provide a separate circuit"?

The extension cord prohibition is mostly for liability reasons. In your case, there's no reason for it beyond what manassehkatz said: tripping and unplugging. The refrigerator linked pulls 1.1 amps, ...
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