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Old 04-03-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. Sorry is this post is a bit naive or novice - my first post.

So I just moved into a house I'm now renting, and with the fridge I bought for 260 dollars - I can't wait to settle in. There's only 1 problem... I can't seem to figure out what the tube coming out of the floor for the ice-maker / water dispenser is supposed to connect to. There is a small plastic tube coming out of the back of the fridge, and while I assume that the valve-connector from the floor / wall is supposed to connect to this tube from the fridge, I have no idea HOW as the tube from the fridge is just that - a tube. No adaptor, valve receiver, nothing. Just a plain-Jane tube.

Is there an adaptor that I'm supposed to buy at Lowes or something for this? The "connectore / valve unit" coming out of the wall / floor looks like it may be a male end.

Any help on this is helpful. I'm not at my house right now (work), so I can't elaborate on details much more than what I have, so I apologize for any ambiguity.

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Old 04-03-2008, 07:10 AM   #2
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Hi,

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the fridge I bought for 260 dollars
Refrigerator make?
Model#?
http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.

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the tube coming out of the floor
1/4"?
Plastic, copper, SS?

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There is a small plastic tube coming out of the back of the fridge
1/4"?

How -most- ( not all ) water lines are hooked up...
http://www.applianceaid.com/waterline-instal.html

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Old 04-03-2008, 07:31 AM   #3
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Refrigerator make?
Model#?
http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html Some model# helps.
All I can tell you (at the moment) is that it's a side-by-side.


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1/4"?
Plastic, copper, SS?
1/4"?
How -most- ( not all ) water lines are hooked up...
http://www.applianceaid.com/waterline-instal.html
Since it's the size of a pencil, I would say that it is 1/4". It's plastic and has nothing else on it.
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There should be a valve on the back of the fridge that the water line will connect to.

Is the plastic line that you see connected to that valve?
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There should be a valve on the back of the fridge that the water line will connect to. Is the plastic line that you see connected to that valve?
...If it is, it's inside the fridge. This may sound silly, but if the fridge had a tail, it would be this little 1/4" plastic tube that's sticking out with nothing on the end. That's the best way I can explain it without showing images. The only valve that is visible is the from the line coming out of the kitchen floor. It has a metal valve on it that (obviously) can be shut on and off. Otherwise, the back of the fridge is nothing more than a plastic panel.

At first, I thought the plastic tube coming out of the fridge was supposed to slip over the male end of that metal valve, but, as it turns out, the tube is small enough to slip INSIDE the metal valve.

I'm thinking it will be best for me to go and draw an image of it or take a picture of it and take that to LOWES or someplace like that.
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Can you still supply your model number?

It will be on a tag on the inside of the fridge section with the serial number or behind the kick plate under the doors depending on the age of the fridge.

Then I can likely help with the parts.
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I'm going to get that when I get back home tonight. I'll try to post it tomorrow.

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I'm going to get that when I get back home tonight. I'll try to post it tomorrow
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Sorry... Turns out I lied to ya. I didn't get that model number, however, I DID go to a local hardware place in my town to get a "freezer" kit that apparently has everything I should need according to the hardware department man. I'll tinker with this tonight and let ya know how it turns out.

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