When your ice maker starts to make a strange noise, it’s time to take it in for repair.
But how to disconnect ice maker water line? We’ll show you how in this step-by-step guide.
When Should the Refrigerator Water Line Be Shut Off?
The water line should be shut off when the refrigerator is not in use.
It depends on the type of refrigerator. If it is a side-by-side, then the water line should be shut off when one side is not in use. If it is a top freezer, then the water line should be shut off when the freezer is not in use.
Where is the Refrigerator Water Line Shut-off Valve Located?
The refrigerator water line shut-off valve is usually located near the water supply and usually looks like a small pipe with a diameter of about 1 inch. If the water is not being used by the refrigerator, it should be turned off by closing this valve.
How to Turn Off Your Ice Maker
The refrigerator water line shut-off valve is typically located on the right side of the refrigerator by the water dispenser. To turn off your ice maker, locate the ice maker’s integrated shut-off valve and turn it to the “OFF” position.
Turn your refrigerator off.
The first thing you need to do is find the breaker box for your refrigerator. Once you know where it is, turn off the power to the refrigerator by flipping the breaker box switch.
Next, unplug the refrigerator’s power cord from the wall. Finally, remove the screws that hold the ice maker water line in place and disconnect it from the refrigerator.
Locate and close the water supply valve
To disconnect the water line from the ice maker, locate the water supply valve on the wall adjacent to the machine. Close the valve by turning it counterclockwise.
Turn the ice machine off.
1. Disconnect the power to the ice machine by turning off the breaker or disconnecting the electrical cord.
2. Open the ice machine’s door and remove the water line connector by unscrewing it with a screwdriver. Be sure to note where it was connected on the ice machine.
Transfer the contents of your refrigerator to a cooler.
1. Disconnect the power to your refrigerator by turning off the breaker or unplugging the refrigerator.
2. Open the door and remove any food items that are inside.
3. Move all of the food to a large bowl or container and set it aside.
4. Remove the water line from the back of your refrigerator and disconnect it from the wall outlet or power supply unit.
5. Pour enough cold water into a pot or sink to reach halfway up the line on your refrigerator, then place it over high heat until it begins to boil.
6. Carefully lower the line into the boiling water, keeping as much of it above water as possible so that it doesn’t get wetted down below; wait about 30 seconds for all
Remove the ice bin and empty it.
1. To disconnect the water line from the ice maker, first remove the bin by unscrewing the three screws on top. Once it is removed, use a plunger to pull out any accumulated ice and debris.
2. Next, locate the water line connector and unscrew it with a Phillips head screwdriver. The connector should now be free from the ice maker. Wrap a cloth or towel around the end of the water line to protect it from dust and debris before replacing all of the screws on top of the bin.
If necessary, turn off the auger motor.
If necessary, turn off the auger motor to disconnect the water line from the ice maker. To do this, turn the auger handle to the left or right until it stops. Then remove the screws that hold on the front panel and pull it off. There is a hose attached to the back of the ice maker. Disconnect it by pulling on it until it comes free.
Disconnect the wire harness.
The wire harness can be disconnected by removing the screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, the wire harness can be pulled out of the wall.
Remove the ice machine by loosening the screws.
The ice machine is connected to the water line by 2 screws on the back. Loosen these screws and then pull the machine away from the wall. You may need to use a wrench to do this. Be sure not to lose any of the screws!
How to replace refrigerator water line shut off valve
The refrigerator water line shut off valve helps to conserve water and prevent over-filling of the refrigerator. When the water line shut off Valve detects that the refrigerator is not being used, it will turn off the water supply to the refrigerator. The valve can be found on either side of the refrigerator, depending on model.
To replace the valve, remove the screws that hold it in place and pull it out. Tip: If your fridge has a filter system, be sure to clean it before replacing the valve.
F.A.Q how to disconnect ice maker water line:
How do I remove the water line from my ice maker?
If you have an ice maker that uses water to produce ice, you will need to disconnect the water line in order to service or replace the ice maker. The water line is usually attached to the refrigerator side of the freezer unit.
To disconnect the line, first locate it and then use a wrench to remove the cap. Next, use a snake or flexible tubing to remove the line from the fridge side of the freezer unit. Be careful not to pinch any wires in the process!
How do I disconnect the Reconnect from my refrigerator water line?
Disconnecting the Reconnect water line from your refrigerator is easy. Simply remove the two screws that hold the water line in place and pull it out. Once it is disconnected, simply twist the connector off of the water line and discard it.
How do I turn off the water supply to my refrigerator ice maker?
To turn off the water supply to your refrigerator ice maker, open the door and look for a shut-off valve on the side of the freezer. Turn the valve to the “OFF” position.
Why does my ice maker leak water?
If your ice maker is leaking water, it could be because of a number of reasons. It could be that the water line has been damaged, or that the ice maker itself is not functioning properly. In order to disconnect the water line and fix the issue, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the power to the ice maker by flipping the breaker switch.
2. Disconnect the water line by unscrewing it from under the refrigerator.
3. Clean any debris or corrosion from around the joints on either side of the water line with a pipe cleaner or vacuum cleaner before re-connecting it in a new location.
Now that you know how to disconnect the water line from your ice maker, you can take it into the shop for repair. Good luck!