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Old 08-11-2016, 06:37 PM   #1
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How to replace ice maker water line?

We just started full time on July 10th, and noticed water dripping from the belly and diagnosed it to be leaking from the water line to the ice maker, we have a 2015 36FB.

Does anyone know the easiest way to replace it DIY without dropping the colorplast belly. Maybe a closer place to tap into the water line than under the sink in the island, I could fish the tubing into the basement.

We are up in the Olympic Peninsula now.

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Old 08-11-2016, 06:43 PM   #2
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We just started full time on July 10th, and noticed water dripping from the belly and diagnosed it to be leaking from the water line to the ice maker, we have a 2015 36FB.

Does anyone know the easiest way to replace it DIY without dropping the colorplast belly. Maybe a closer place to tap into the water line than under the sink in the island, I could fish the tubing into the basement.

We are up in the Olympic Peninsula now.

Thanks,
Paul and Holly

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Several have managed to replace with a stainless steel braided ice maker line. I would try to connect it to the existing line outside and then try pulling it into the island for hookup. You can also turn the icemaker line off under the kitchen sink.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:48 PM   #3
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You can access the water line from under the slide when it is open. My wife helped me, I connected 25 ft of 1/4in dot approved air line to the water line under the sink with the help of some tape and a homemade connector. I then pulled it outside under the slide, a straight pull, I then connected it to the other piece and pulled up to the fridge connection.
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I just turned it off and buy Ice. I fixed it three times and put in a braided line on the last run but it never lasted very long. Ice maker was a waste of space in the fridge I should just take it out.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:38 AM   #5
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Might need to wait a few weeks before I even think of tackling that job. Thanks for the input!

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I just turned it off and buy Ice. I fixed it three times and put in a braided line on the last run but it never lasted very long. Ice maker was a waste of space in the fridge I should just take it out.
X2 One of the first things that I did to my new Redwood. Didn't want the aggravation of a leaking ice maker line.
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Guess we are the odd balls, we really like the ice maker, at 7 cubes at time we can't/ don't keep up with using the ice. I too was hoping for an easy way to replace it with the braided hose & haven't even looked to see what it would involve, so if someone has done it, please chime in.
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:02 PM   #8
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ware another one who turned it OFF and buy bagged... we fill the maker with bagged ice and place the extra in the freezer till needed . .

We never in all our years have drank the CG water , its always bottled for us. I guess that is the way our in-laws did it , so when we started , we just adopted that too..
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I must be lucky as mine has not been a problem in the 2 years we own it.
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You must really be lucky. Ours started leaking the Third day we had the RW. I had already seen on the forum about the issues so I just turned it off. I replaced the line with the braided line and thought I was good. After about 3 months it started leaking in the island so now it is off for good. Wife was always buying Sonic Ice anyway so no reason to keep it on. Thought about removing the ice maker from the fridge but we keep debating on keeping the RW or going back to a DP.
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