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.
You suggested to install a check valve to stop the water dispenser leak (It constantly drips from the tube). The refrigerator parts manual doesn't show a check valve! So, how and where do I install it?
Thank you very much for all your help.
The check valve would be installed at the bottom of the freezer door. When you remove the kickplate, there is the water line. You will want to cut the water line on the 1/4" side and install the check valve with the arrow pointing toward the door.
The water dispenser tube end has calcium buildup and it constantly drips. Can't stop the dripping. Would replacing the Water Tube Assembly fix that, or is there some shut-off valve in the refrigerator that needs replacing?
To get the dispenser from dripping you will want to install a check valve 8201815. The check valve would be installed at the bottom of the freezer door. When you remove the kickplate, there is the water line. You will want to cut the water line on the 1/4" side and install the check valve with the arrow pointing toward the door.
My water dispenser is slowly leaking due to (I think) calcium buildup visible on the tube. Would replacing the Water Tube Assembly be the answer? Or replacing the Water Dispenser Lever? Or is there an on-off valve somewhere in the works?
Answer C. Kinion,
Replacing the water tube will make it so that there is not calcium build up but will not correct the dripping issue. To correct the dripping issue you will want to install a check valve at the bottom of the freezer door. The check valve is part number 8201815. You would remove the kickplate and cut the 1/4" tubing. Install the check valve with the arrow pointing toward the freezer door.
I am trying to replace 4388152 ( just the water filler in the door ) that I purchased from you . I tried the suggestion of pulling the tube behind the old one and it did not work. The new tube is about a foot short of exiting the hole at the bottom of the door. I am trying to find the easiest way to complete this . Please advise.
Answer Andy, the tube assembly is a total length of approximately 55 inches, and is usually longer than you need. I would have to think your tubing is "Bunching up" inside the door, if you're a foot short. Normally you'd attach a strong string or wire to the end of the tube , at the bottom of the door and extract the tube from the dispenser housing. Attach the string to the new tube, tape the end of the tube, so the edge doesn't catch on the door interior and insert it through the housing and use the string to "snake" the tube through the door/insulation assembly, and out th opening in the bottom of the door. You may be able to use a semi rigid cable or a string and vaccuum cleaner to snake another string through the door and try again.