How do I hook up my water line to my refrigerator?
- Turn Off the Water. Locate the fixture shutoff valve on the cold water supply line under the kitchen sink.
- Disconnect the Faucet Water Line.
- Connect the Tee Adapter.
- Connect the Faucet and Refrigerator Supply Tubes.
- Connect the Supply Tube to the Refrigerator.
- Turn on the Water.
What size is copper water line for refrigerator?
Tubing Sizes Most flexible copper refrigerator water lines have an outside diameter of 1/4 inch. Most flexible plastic water lines for refrigerators come with outside diameters of either 1/4 inch or 5/16 inch, reveals Darrin’s Plumbing Tips.
Does a fridge need a water line to make ice?
A water line allows you to make ice in your refrigerator. Refrigerators that feature built-in water dispensers or automatic ice makers need to be connected to a water source. Fridges without ice makers or water dispensers don’t need any type of water source to function properly.
How much does it cost to hook up water to fridge?
A typical water line costs between $65 and $170 to run. The cost to install a basic refrigerator on a first floor kitchen with a water line is about $250. If you need an electrical outlet installed by an electrician, you’ll need to pay an average of $220-$750 per outlet.
Can you use refrigerator without water line?
Water Lines Aren’t Required Although refrigerators with water lines are popular, they aren’t necessary. There are several reasons why consumers intentionally look for a refrigerator without a water line. First, not having a water line, water dispenser or ice maker eliminates problems like leaks or performance issues.
Do you need to connect water line to fridge?
A refrigerator needs a water line only if it has a built-in water dispenser and/or automatic ice maker.
Can I pour water into my ice maker?
Your ice maker makes ice by putting liquid water into ice-cube shaped containers, and cooing it down until it freezes. So, yes, you can pour water into your ice maker—providing you pour it in the right place and avoid all areas that have electrical wiring. If your ice-maker is functioning properly, ice cubes will form.