Leaking water

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

James From Richfield, WI

Oct 19, 2010

36 out of 41 people found this instruction helpful

Plastic lines to ice maker and water dispenser cracked from heat. Replaced Icemaker line by removeing 2 screws holding Icemaker then two more holding icemaker mount, Pulled large plastic tube that water runs down. From back of unit removed grommet that goes thru refrigerator back, then bent open clamp and pulled out 1/4 " line. Reversed process to install.
After doing this I believe it could all be done from the back with out removing the icemaker. Just pry open the clamp on the grommet and pull the 1/4" icemaker line out of the grommet.

The water supply tube was a a little challenge. The 5/16 tube comes thru at the bottom of the fridge under the meat bin. Remove the meat bin and the next bin up to gain access. I cut the tube off with a side cutters about 1/2 of the way between the floor of the fridge and the water tank. Then I took the new line and attached the old line to the new line with a bolt of the correct od with the head cut off so I could tie the two lines together. Then I pulled the old line out from the back of the fridge while pushing the new line in. Attached the line from the tank to the new line with the Water tube union then cut the line off in the back and installed a new Dual inlet valve and the icemaker, drinking water line and supply line to it. Let it sit over night making ice and made sure no leaks before pushing back.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Plastic Tubing - 5/16"

Part Number: PS292878

In Stock

Water Tube Union - 5/16" x 5/16"

Part Number: PS299116

In Stock

Icemaker Water Line

Part Number: PS299643

In Stock

Dual Inlet Water Valve

Part Number: PS901314

In Stock