The filler tube from the valve to the ice maker inlet on the back of the bottom freezer cracked and needed to be replaced. I replaced it with a piece of Parker Parflex PE 1/4 OD x .040 Wall tubing. But now the freezer tray overfills or splashes out while filling as I am getting water in the bin as well as cubes. Thinking this is too small a diameter tube inside so it has too much pressure. Is part number 653499 the correct part?
Answer Ted, You are correct, The "pex" line is a bit smaller in diameter (I D) and can produce more pressure than the standard 1/4 inch water tube used in production. The 4387492 Water Tube Kit would be a very good alternative. You'll have a bit more tube than you'll need, but you'll also have inserts to keep the tube from collapsing at the connections " Approximately 6 Feet Of 1/4" Plastic Tubing And 2-841707
Inserts. Inserts Are Used To Prevent Tube From Collapsing Under Tight Pressure Of A Compression Fit."
How do you get in to the door to replace the hose?
Answer Hello Rebecca,
The water fitting needed in the door for model number ED2KVEXVB01 is 8201537. To access it, remove the overflow grille and grasp the bottom of the front cover. Place your knee against the front of the door so it will not open and yank on the front cover. It will pop loose at the bottom and all you have to do is slide it up to un-hook it from the top. Now you can access the water line for replacement. The tube will dis-connect at the bottom and pull up through the door. You will then need to feed the new one down through the opening and it will probably hit the inside of the door hinge at the bottom. I use a large diameter milkshake straw that the water line will slip inside of to guide it down through the hinge. This is done by pulling and pushing the water line in and out while feeling with the straw and you can either guide it through the hinge or keep on until the water line drops into the straw. Either way, the water line will drop through the hinge and connect as the old one did.
Replaced tube from water valve to ice maker from Lowes (no choices) it did not have any inserts. Used the old one but it was a little loose. now not enough water is going into the ice maker, it only lets enough water in for 3 ice cubes then it freezes. would your kit let more water in? Thanks
Answer Shirley, the 4387492 is the correct part to order and install, it will have the properly sized tube and inserts needed for your model and serial number. As long as the present tube is not kinked or twisted, and it's 1/4 inch tubing it shouldn't create as large an issue as you described. We would recommend you recheck the water supply line to the refrigerator, and the saddle valve, to make sure it isn't kinked twisted or clogged, if all's ok suspect the fill valve 2315576 and replace it as well.
I am replacing the tubing for the icemaker water supply and need to know how to take the existing tubing out?
When you are replacing the water line for the icemaker you will first turn off water. Once water is off, remove the lower cover of the back of refrigerator. Take water valve loose. The Water line is connected to a john guess compression fitting. When removing you will push in on the ring around the water line and pull out on hose. If there is the same type of fitting at the top then you would release the same way. If there is not, then you would have to cut the line below where it enters the back of refrigerator and use a coupling to connect the 2 lines together.
where is my water filter located
Answer Luke, Your refrigerator does not have an "internal filter" system. If you do have a filter it would be an "in line " filter GXRTDR and may be located behind the refrigerator on the floor or wall.