The black fill tube to ice maker burst. I found the cup and black tube completely covered with ice. Apparently the formation of the ice expansion ruptured the tube. I assume, based on reply to "Tim", that I need a new 2256096 tube replacement. Is that true or is there something else? Also, do you have directions on how to remove the old and install the new part? Thank you.
Answer Hello Vern,
2256096 is the correct part for your issue. If ice is still present in the line, you will need to use a turkey baster and a bowl of hot water to thaw it out for removal. Hold the bowl of hot water under the opening in the freezer ceiling and use the turkey baster to "shoot" the hot water up into the water fill tube opening. The water will run back out into the bowl. Dis-connecting the water line from the valve and placing it into a bucket or plastic trash can will aid in this procedure. When the water runs freely out of the water valve end, the tube will normally be ready for removal. Tie and tape a string to the water valve end of the water tube. This will be used in the installation of the new part. Pull the grommet out from the freezer side and use caution not to pull the string all the way through. Dis-connect the string and attach it to the new water tube. Use the string to assist in pulling the tube through. An assistance is of great use here as long as they do not yank on the string and pull it off of the new part. Once pulled through completely, re-connect the water tube to the water valve and re-install the rear panel.
How to replace water tube (part number 2256096) to icemaker for Kitchenaid side by side refrigerator?
Answer Hello RAJ.
If you present valve is similar, you have "john guess" fittings. They work like any other "compression" fitting. You will need to press in on the "... morecollar".(the ring surrounding the tube) and pull out on the tube, to disconnect the tube from the valve outlet. Reverse the procedure to install the tube in the valve outlet. As for removing the fill tube, once you have all the fittings and holders loose and away from the tube. you will need to extract it from the freezer compartment ceiling. You may want to tie or tape a stong piece of string to it, so you can "snake" the new tube through the cabinet.
the water dispenser has a constant drip. If I use the LOCK feature, it still drips. I can dispense water, right after that, it stops dripping for about 3 seconds then it starts dripping again. How do I go about repairing this?
Answer Jess, Check and replace or remove the filter 4396508,if you haven't yet, and check to make sure you have plenty of water pressure(32 PSI) to the fill valve at the back of the refrigerator. Disconnect the water tube at the bottom of the freezer door hinge, and activate the paddle and flush all the air and debris from the system(1/2 to 1 gallon of water) reattach and dispense three or four glasses of water at the dispenser. This should solve the issue. Air in the water system or low water pressure to the refrigerator can cause the dispenser to drip.
i do not know how to remove the damaged water tube pipe from the water valve ask (2315533) it seems to have a lock tight fitting which is very hard to remove. I tried twisting but does not seem to open, please explain in details how to detach this pipe from the unit. I can send you the picture if you can email me your email address.
Answer Annesh, W10247725 is the replacement fill valve. If you present valve is similar, you have "john guess" fittings. They work like any other "compression" fitting. You will need to press in on the "collar".(the ring surrounding the tube) and pull out on the tube, to disconnect the tube from the valve outlet. Reverse the procedure to install the tube in the valve outlet. As for removing the fill tube, once you have all the fittings and holders loose and away from the tube. you will need to extract it from the freezer compartment ceiling. You may want to tie or tape a stong piece of string to it, so you can "snake" the new tube through the cabinet. Thanks
Will this water fitting fit my specific model ED22TQGW00?
Answer Michael, I found model ED22TQXGW00 (model supplied missing the X between the Q and G). The water tube assembly used on this model is part number 4388152. Thanks!
Do you have instructions on how to replce this part?
Answer Hello Louise. These are not hard to change at all. Just remove the end of the tube from the water inlet valve and pull out from the freezer end, (black end first). Then feed the new water line into the opening above the ice maker, and route back down to the water inlet valve and attach as the old one had been. Hope this helped you and have a great day!