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Grommet / Tube Assembly – Part Number: WR17X11168
Grommet / Tube Assembly – Part Number: WR17X11168 Grommet / Tube Assembly – Part Number: WR17X11168 https://partselectcom.azureedge.net/Schematics/GE/00120714i05.gif

Grommet / Tube Assembly

Product Description

Grommet / Tube Assembly Specifications

This is a replacement fill tube and grommet assembly for your refrigerator. This part acts your water line to your ice maker. If you’re noticing water in the back of the refrigerator or any kind of leak, or if your ice bucket isn’t filling up with as much ice, you may need to change out the fill tube and grommet assembly. When you purchase this part, you get the water line, as well as the fill tube and grommet. This is an OEM part sourced directly from the manufacturer.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Leaking, Ice maker not making ice, Not dispensing water.

This part works with the following products:

Refrigerator.

This part works with the following brands:

General Electric, Hotpoint.

Part # WR17X11168 replaces these:

945251, AP3186471, WR02X10564, WR02X10826, WR02X10960, WR17X11082, WR17X11506, WR17X11543, WR2X10564, WR2X10826, WR2X10960.
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Chuck from Coraopolis, PA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WR17X11168, WR17X10734
Water leaking under the refrigerator only when water was called from water dispenser
To do this repair, I shut off the water supply first. After removing the back panel, I disconnected the first water tank (PS291933) tube from the valve near the back of the refrigerator by pushing the white ringclamp towards the valve which released the tubing (once disconnected I could clearly see the hairline crack in the tube responsible for the water). I then disconnected the other water tank tube from the connector located in the bottom left front of the refrigerator. Then, after removing the bottom shelves and compartments, I unscrewed the two screws securing the water tank to the inside back wall. Then I carefully pulled the water tank and the tubing out from inside the refrigerator. The installation of the new water tank was essentially the reverse of the above, with the exception that I had to use a 2x4 to prop up the refrigerator and my 7-year old daughter's hand to help guide the tube to the front of the fridge. One of the lines did leak initially, but stopped after I removed and reconnected the tube more securely. My only unfinished business with this part of the repair (which I'm not losing sleep over) is I'm not sure where to find the 'insulation wrap' that was around the water tank tubes inside the fridge.

During my investigation of the water tank, I also noticed the tube on the outside back of the fridge going to the icemaker was leaking, so I bought a new grommet & tube (PS292253). Installation was easier than the water tank, but was more of a mystery until the part showed up and I saw that only adhesive tape was used to secure the grommet to the hole in the outside back of the freezer near the icemaker. Again, only had to disconnect the tube from the valve at the bottom of the fridge and pull out the grommet from the top outside. (I did remove the ice cube tray from the inside to avoid contaminating it during the work). Then I connected the new tubing and secured the grommet to the back of the fridge using the adhesive tape. So far no leaks!


I also will likely need to add that WR49X10173 part to hopefully avoid my water dispensor from freezing in the future.
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Ed from Chesterfield, VA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WR57X10032, WR17X11168
ice maker tube would freeze up
installed new double water outlet and tube assembly and it fixed the promblem. I think the water valve was leaking by causing the tube to freeze up inside.
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Richard from The Villages, FL
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WR17X11168
Tube feeding ice maker leaking.
Moved refrigerator out from wall. On the back of the refrigerator at the bottom there is a metal plate. Removed this plate with a socket wrench to expose where the end of the tube pluged in. The grommet securing the tube, white on my unit, had to be pushed up to release the old tube. I pushed the new tube into where the old one was and it self secured the tube. The other end of the grommet I pushed through the hole feeding the ice maker,first pushing out the broked part with a screwdriver,and securing that end with the attached sticky tape already attached to the grommet. I cleaned the area around the hole with alcohol before attaching the grommet.Replaced metal plate and done. No leaks.
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Carlos from Whittier, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WR17X11168
water leaking from grommet tube assembly at back of fridge
After thawing out freezer pushed water supply tube out from inside freezer diconneted the supply line from the valve assembly by pushing in the bushing with my finger and inserting the new line. Sadly that wasn't the problem!For anyone with the same symptoms of ice building up on your ice maker, to the point where it clogged the water supply line and started leaking from the grommet assembly. The problem is the valve not closing when the ice maker does not need any water. so I ordered a new valve and hopefully that will fix my problem.
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Michael from Meridian, MS
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WR17X11168
Icemaker supply hose leaking at freezer entrance
I did it the way you recommended except rather than removing the existing tube from the water valve at the bottom of the fridge I cut the existing and new tubes and then spliced the new tube to the old tube. I already had the splicer nut so it was quicker and easier. By the way, shipping was very quick and you prices and your website are excellent!
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Daniel from ZIONSVILLE, PA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WR17X11168
water line (from the PS304374 Dual Inlet Water Valve) to the ice maker was craked and leaking
1. Removed the back panel of the fridge to get access to the inlet water valve.
2. Removed black poly water line from valve (pull back on white ring where line is attached and pull the line out)
3. Removed the inlet tube from top-back of fridge (where it goes into the ice make). use putty knife to get under the sticky white gasket beneath the black oval housing and pull the tube out form the back of the fridge.
4. Replace the water line with new part taking care to properly seat the line into the the bottom water valve and pushing the water tube into the hole for the ice maker.

Note: Be sure to take off the protective covering from the white - sticky grommet and push to adhere to metal on fridge.

to be safe - use a bit of clear silicone chaulking round the perimeter of the grommet and push to tighly bond the water inlet tube to the fridge.

The reason for this - is that if you do not get a good bond using the white - sticky gormmet alone - you may have the water tube inside the ice maker freeze up.

Also once the new water line is installed be sure to secure the line to the metal back of the fridge - so the line will not move. some fridges come with metal hose clamps to do this - otherwise use duct tape
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Shock Tech Electric from VICKSBURG, MI
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WR17X11168
Water leaking as it enters the frezer ice maker
Very easy novice could do
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS292253
Manufacturer Part Number: WR17X11168
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