Copper and plastic are two common materials for an ice maker water line, which is vital for refrigerators with water dispensers and ice makers. Both copper and plastic are suitable materials to get the job done; however, they both have their pros and cons. Copper tubing is commonly used by plumbing professionals who prefer it for its strength and relative rigidness, making it less likely to spring a leak than more flexible materials, explains Family Handyman. However, copper can dent if something knocks into it, and these kinks can lead to leaks. You would have to be mindful of the copper tubing when moving the refrigerator. Plastic, on the other hand, is most often found in water supply line kits.
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Ensure the water supply line is installed correctly and the correct tubing was use. This part can be ordered at our Purchase Genuine Parts site. If the water supply is not fully opened, or turned all the way on it could cause a low or no ice production. Not having the water supply completely open can also cause a "whooshing" noise to occur. If you would like to download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Manuals and Literature page.
Follow the information below to properly connect the water line to the refrigerator. You can also download the PDF version following the link below. If operating the refrigerator before installing the water connection, turn icemaker to the OFF O position to prevent operating it without water. Consult Use and Care Guide Section from your owner's manual for further information.