Installing a water line for a refrigerator ice maker is a surprisingly easy DIY job in states where you can use a saddle valve. When you have installed your water line in your Kenmore Elite fridge, your appliance will take care of that for you. Installation is a surprisingly easy DIY job if you live in a state where saddle valves are permitted — they are restricted in some states because they can be prone to leaks. The water pressure in your home must be between to psi on models without a filter and between to psi on models with a filter. If it takes more than four seconds, the pressure is too low. Find a location for the valve on your cold-water pipe that you can easily access in order to check for leaks.
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The refrigerator water supply line connects to a water inlet valve installed inside the bottom of the refrigerator. The line supplying water to your ice maker attaches to the valve. When the ice maker requires water, it sends an electric signal to the inlet valve to open and allow the water to fill the mold in the ice maker. If water no longer fills the ice mold or you find a puddle of water at the back of your refrigerator, the inlet valve could be damaged and should be replaced. Pull your refrigerator from the wall until you can access the power cord.
To get to it I remove the thin layer of cardboard the covers the back of the fridge. Was not filling the ice tray full. I had put in a new ice maker and it still had the problem, I needed the Ice maker anyway I installed the vale and while I was at it I put a five year filter on the water line that went from the valu You do not even have to take them all the way out to remove the IM. Replacement of the water valve was just as easy except they parts manufacturer updated the flan