Ice maker leaks water!

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Wrench set

Rick From Fresno, CA

Oct 14, 2012

Watched online video instructions. Turned off water supply.Unplugged unit from power supply. Removed back panel with nutdriver.Unplugged electrical connections to valve.Released bottom lines by depressing clips.Used open-end wrench to remove water supply line on top.Used nut driver to remove water valve from inside wall.Used exacto knife and cut off a portion of old 5/16"line.Then used a splice fitting to attach a new section of tube.Press fitted lower lnes into bottom of valve and re-attached electrical connectors on backside. Then bolted valve back to side wall with nutdriver. Re-installed water supply line on top with open end wrench.Turned on water supply. Checked for leaks. Tested water dispenser. Works fine.Screwed back cover in place with nutdriver.Checked couple hours later and ice maker made ice. Everything ok!

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