Lateral split in original 5/16 poly tubing at rear of refrigerator for water dispenser

ApplianceLGE Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench(Adjustable)

Jimmy From Gainesville, TX

Sep 02, 2012

Located the split in original tubing - only visible when the water dispenser is activated. Using a razor blade knife, cut the tubing 4 to 6 inches on each side of the split. Remove the bad pieceof tubing and use as a length guide to mark the new 5/16 tubing. Install a 5/16 union connector on each end of the new tubing, careful not to overtighten the plastic union hex nuts. Place the new tubing with unions where the bad tubing was, tighten the union hex nuts, and bingo you're done. Left mine setting out for a day to watch for leaks. Took longer to get the two wrenches and pull the fridge out than it did to repair the tubing. This is the only place I found 5/16 unions and tubing in short lengths. Thanks

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Plastic Tubing - 5/16"

Part Number: PS292878

$14.73
In Stock

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

Part Number: PS299116

$5.79
In Stock