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.