How do I"m disconnect this fitting from the water line under the refrigerator?
Answer Hello Daniel,
You will push the water line into the fitting and while holding pressure against it, push the ring around the water line the same direction. While holding the ring against the fitting, pull the line out. Before re-installing, make sure there is no ridge formed in the water line about 1/4 inch from the end of the line. This will prevent the fitting from sealing. To correct this issue, use a razor knife the cut the water line even with the ridge. To re-install, push the water line into the fitting until it bottoms. Push even harder and it will pop in about another 1/4 of an inch. To seat the fitting, pull on the water line without touching the ring around the water line.
I bought this fridge well ice maker does not have water. A local appliance store said I needed a tubing couplier 2 ends. I dont seem to understand how to put this couplier in?
Answer Hello Kala. For this coupler 4373559, you will press the 5/16" line into the large hole until it locks into place and then press the 1/4" line into the small opening until it locks into place. These are compression fittings. Hope this helps.
Water line to fresh water is leaking at bottom of door, but the ice maker does not cause a leak. Is there another connection behind the interior of the door? Do I need to remove the interior of the door?
Answer Thomas, No, there are no fittings inside the door panel, but you will need this part 8201537, and some patience. You don't need to dismantle the door, but you will need to dismantle the dispenser assembly, and a long length of string will help as well, a new union won't hurt either. here are some basic instructions "The new ice and water dispenser is a simplified design, using half the number of parts as the
previous design. Since the new dispenser is ?foamed-in? the freezer door, it cannot be removed as an assembly, however it can be easily
serviced. Following are the steps for disassembly:1. Unplug the refrigerator power cord. 2. Remove the overflow grille from the housing.
3. Unsnap front cover at the bottom of the housing. (use a flat blade screwdriver and insert the end into the two slots molded into the bottom edge of the facade). 4. Disconnect the front cover switch harness connector and set the cover aside. 5. Disconnect the power wire harness connector (BL/BK and W wires) 6. Disconnect the flapper door heater wire harness connector (if one is present). 7. Release the dispenser microswitch retainers and slide the switches off of their locator pins. Carefully handle the switches so they do not come apart. 8. Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the lamp holder. 9. Remove the two 1/4? hex head screws from the control bracket and remove the control bracket. 10. Remove the 1/4? hex head screw to remove the water fitting (fill spout) from the water
dispenser lever. 11. Unsnap the ice guide and remove it from the ice dispenser lever. 12. Remove the air pot by sliding the rear of the air pot out of the slot molded to the dispenser housing and slip the linkage out of the flapper door mechanism assembly. 13. Unsnap the flapper door and remove it from the ice dispenser lever. While you remove the flapper door, carefully guide the flapper door heater wire and connector over the door mechanism assembly. 14. Remove the 1/4? hex head screw securing the dispenser levers pivot retainer to the
dispenser housing and remove the retainer. 15. Remove the water dispenser lever. 16. Remove the ice dispenser lever by maneuvering
it around the door mechanism assembly. 17. Pull the pin from the door mechanism assembly and remove the spring and mechanism
assembly.18. Reassemble in reverse order." Once you have the water spout dismounted from the housing, and the "John Guess" fitting removed from the water tube under the door, attach the string to the end of the tube in the door, and carefully and slowly extract the water tube from the front of the dispenser. Use the string, and attach it to the new water tube and reverse the procedure to install the water tube in the door assembly. Good Luck and Thanks