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How do you fix a leaking refrigerator water line?

Last Updated: 26th June, 2020

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What To Do When Your Refrigerator Water Line Leaks
  1. To fix the new water line in place, thread one end of the supply line to the shut off valve under the sink and tighten until it is snug in place.
  2. Thread the other end of the supply line to the water intake valve and tighten it until snug.

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Then, how do you fix a leaky refrigerator water line?

Tighten the nut that connects the copper supply line to the back of the refrigerator. If this does not stop the leak, you will have to replace the brass ferrule underneath the nut. Turn off the water supply to the refrigerator and place an adjustable wrench on the union of the refrigerator's water inlet tube.

Furthermore, how do you fix a pinhole in a plastic water line? Tape It. With a drain line that doesn't carry pressurized water, you can fix a leak by taping the hole with plastic tape. Eventually, you should permanently repair the hole, but a tape job will last for days -- if not weeks -- as a temporary repair.

People also ask, why is my refrigerator water line leaking?

The refrigerator water inlet valve may be loose, faulty, or clogged. This is the valve at the back bottom of the refrigerator where the water line attaches into. This valve supplies water into your refrigerator for water and ice. If this valve is damaged, cracked, or the water line is not fully connected, it will leak.

How do I stop my ice maker from leaking?

Icemaker Leaking or Dripping Water

  1. Be sure the water line fittings are secure.
  2. Check the water valve for leaks.
  3. Water could be leaking from the fill tube extension.
  4. The defrost water drain may be cracked or overflowing.
  5. Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Water on Floor, Repairing A Clogged Defrost Drain.
  6. Check for water on the exterior of the refrigerator case.

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