Step 6 — Pierce the Water-Supply Line With the water line to the refrigerator connected to the piercing valve, turn the knob on the valve to pierce the copper tube. If you imagine other water supply sources easier to connect to your fridge, it may be from an upstairs bathroom, a washing machine located in the basement or upstairs, or even the water supply line to your water heater. Thank you in advance for your response. Turn off water at supply stop. I know this may be common knowledge but I am unsure which line from my water heater is the cold water and which is the hot.
Then, tighten the screws to secure the valve to the pipe. And I just happened to have a leftover saddle valve that came with our humidifier parts. I you are still unclear if you visit the Plumbing department at your local Home Depot. If your water supply line pipe runs below the floor in the basement and are accessible you can use an click on orange word to link to ice maker installation kit. If this is not the correct style you have then submit another question with a model number for a more specific answer.
She writes mainly home improvement, health and travel articles for various online publications. Find your water supply lines beneath your sink. I also need to install a waterline to Fridge which is located on opposite side across the kitchen sink area where the water pipes are located. I have tried for the last two days to find this information. But that still left me with the problem of our non-working ice and water dispenser.
. I hope the image helps you with this problem. The connection would need some kind of valve to both seal and allow water to flow into the refrigerator line as needed, like a. Step 1 — Locate the Closest Cold-Water Supply Line To connect the refrigerator to a water line, first find a close cold-water supply line. Step 3 — Connect the Water Line to the Refrigerator Next, wrap the threads on the water-line connector that is on the back of the fridge with to lubricate the threads. And as you might imagine after all that hard work, my celebratory glass of filtered ice water tasted quite refreshing and delicious.
The valve came with some written instructions which were helpful… but I wanted to watch someone actually using it to make sure I understood how it worked. Dilemma: My home is on a concrete slab foundation California building code rules due to earthquakes. She has several years of experience in the home-improvement industry, focusing on gardening, and a background in group exercise instruction. Step 5 — Connect the Water Line to the Valve Wrap some thread-seal tape onto the threads of the piercing valve. I marked where I wanted to make my cut, grabbed my , cut through the metal and cleaned off the burrs.
So I pushed the fridge back against the wall, grabbed a glass and tried out the new dispenser. Then, connect the water line to it. My Amana side by side has three plastic lines on the back. Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since 2009. Step 2 — Drill a Hole for the Water Line Pull the refrigerator out from the wall, so that you have enough room to work. Making a hole on the bottom of a horizontal pipe will cause any sediment in the pipe to collect in the valve and can cause a blockage, so I made sure to drill into the top of the pipe.
Without a model number I can't be specific in my answer but the image below shows a typical Amana side by side water system hook up. Step 4 — Connect the Water Line to a Water Supply Connect the line with a piercing valve clamp and close it around the pipe. Install Saddle Valve, to the supply line pipe in basement to tap into water for the refrigerator. Remember, the fridge is about 6 to 8 feet on the opposite side of the sink were the water pipe is and my home is on a concrete slab foundation. Hello I found this very helpful! Fortunately, I found a few instructional videos online, and it looked pretty straightforward and relatively easy to install.
I'm sure the confusion is the lines going to the filter or the water tank. If your water supply line pipe runs below the floor in the basement and are accessible you can use an click on orange word to link to. So I opened the valve to send the water to the fridge, then headed back up to the kitchen to check the fitting on the back of the refrigerator. No water should come from the ice maker inlet or the water tank inlet until the lever is pushed to deliver water or the ice maker cycles and calls for a fill. Sounds like your apartment builder did not plan well for the appliances. With no basement water pipe to attach it to.