The water tube that goes from the valve into the fridge and ultimately to the door water dispenser has a leak about a foot from the valve. This tube appears to be 5/16 od but I'm not sure. Can you verify? Can I cut out leaking spot and replace using tube and push on connectors? That's what I want to do but I need to know size of tubing. Thanks!
The tubing that goes from the water valve to the water tank located in the back of the refrigerator compartment then to the dispenser is a 5/16" tube. In some cases the tank is a coil of water line and you may be able to pull a little more out of the cabinet and cut the old spot off and use what is already there without having to splice it.
Hi, Just replaced my water dispenser line, but it continues to leak. One of the other questions mentioned replacing the check valve. What's the part # for a KitchenAid ksrs27ikbl01? Thanks, Dennis
Answer Hello Dennis,
There is no check valve on the water dispenser short of the water inlet valve. If water drips from the water dispense line there is air in the water system, either from the water supply or in the water filter. There could be a loose fitting allowing air to enter the system but this will normally allow water to leak from the line at that point. Try purging the air from the line by throwing away about two gallons of water dispensed from the dispenser. If this doesn't take care of it, there is air in the water supply to the refrigerator. You can install a check valve 8201815 but since one is not present, it will just be installed and not replaced.
Video for water disp tube: AP3108776 (4388152) Water tube assembly shows newer model installation than my fridge. My fridge has a 90 degree elbow (perhaps a 3/8" ) with a 1" nut to hold elbow to freezer door bottom. It in no way resembles the easy disconnect of the tube from its supply shown in the video.
Before I tackle installation of new part, I'd like your best advice to proceed.
My built in was purchased circa 1995.
My part was purchased:
Order Date: 10/27/2013
Order Number: 3782107
The nut at the bottom of the door just unscrews. If needed you can cut this tube at the bottom of the door in order to remove it from the existing tubing. This is the type of nut that was used prior to the use of quick connects. Removal and installation would be easier if you are able to remove the door. When you remove the existing water line the door can be in place but getting it back through the without the door being off would be difficult to get it through the hinge.