A leaky icemaker is no small matter. Slow, seemingly minor leaks can sometimes be the most destructive because they tend to go unnoticed until serious damage occurs. Here are a few things you can check for yourself.
- Unplug the refrigerator and pull it away from the wall. Place a piece of scrap carpet or other soft material on the floor to protect it from damage.
- Check the water line fittings, or connectors. If this is where the leak is, you can try loosening and then retightening. Also try applying plumber’s grease to the threads first before re-tightening. Make sure the tubing is seated securely into the fitting.
- Check the water line (the small hose or tube) for leaks. Plastic can split or crack. Copper can puncture or kink. If this is where the leak is located, you can splice in a new piece using a coupling.
- Replace the line itself by locating where it attaches to the shutoff valve, usually under the sink. Loosen the compression nut and replace with new plastic, copper, or braided steel tubing. Attach plastic or copper to the shut off valve using a compression fitting. Steel comes with a compression nut attached.
- Attach the other end of the line to the refrigerator’s water intake valve and tighten.
- Turn the water back on to check for leaks
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Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been installing and replacing ice maker lines in St. Louis kitchens for more than 30 years. Contact us today at 314-645-6350 or here for more information or to request a bid.
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