Running a water line to a refrigerator to supply its ice maker and drinking water dispenser has never been easier. This type of fitting is easy to install and is less prone to leaking than a saddle valve. In most cases, the water line can be run from a kitchen faucet water supply line through the kitchen cabinets and over to the refrigerator. If running the line through the cabinets is not feasible, you might need to run it through the floor and up to where the refrigerator is located. Before you get started, check behind your fridge to make sure there is no water line and shutoff valve already there—either extending out of the wall or sticking up through the floor. An Add-A-Tee adapter is an ideal plumbing fitting for this purpose.
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I purchased a new refrigerator and need to install a water line to the ice maker. How do I connect to the existing supply line? The connection to the existing supply line is made with a saddle valve. At many home stores, you can purchase an ice maker kit, which comes with the saddle valve, all the fittings and the water tubing copper or plastic necessary to make the connections. To install, first locate the fitting through which the tubing connects on the rear of the refrigerator.
How to Install a Water Line for a Refrigerator Ice Maker
Fixing your ice maker can be vital if you use it regularly, and it is not very difficult to repair ice maker water lines. These parts are often repaired by experts who know where each connection goes and needs to be checked, but you can still try to replace your ice maker if you have a replacement ice maker kit and some basic repair instructions. All you have to do is follow a few simple guidelines to get the job done quickly and easily. The project should only take you a few hours. The first step is to take off the ice maker so that you can properly examine its water line.
Here is a step-by-step water line installation refrigerator guide. A new refrigerator with a water dispenser and ice maker needs to be hooked up to a COLD water line. Usually behind where a refrigerator is installed, there will be a water valve that you can use to hook cold water to your fridge. If there is no water valve behind your fridge, you will have to run a water line to the closest cold water pipe to get your refrigerator access to water.