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How to Connect Your New Refrigerator

How to Connect Your New Refrigerator

It’s time for a new refrigerator. You’ve done your research, shopped around, and found the perfect fit for your home. Now it is time to get the important components in working order, so you can start using your new addition to your appliance family. Stay cool by following these easy tips on connecting your refrigerator.

Get The Ice Maker GoingIce Maker

Follow these basic steps to getting your ice maker running:

  • Shut off the water inside the house.
  • Drain the water line - by running the water in the sink.
  • Locate the cold water supply pipe - either under the sink or in the basement.
  • Tap into the cold water pipe with the stop valve from your ice maker kit.
  • Pierce the pipe using the saddle valve, and tighten it with the provided nuts and bolts.
  • Connect the tubing from the cold water pipe to the back of the refrigerator.
  • Attach the tubing to the water valve at the bottom of the refrigerator.

Connecting the Water Dispenser

Water DispenserOnce the tubing is attached to the valve on the refrigerator, you can turn your water back on. Both the ice maker and water dispenser will be enabled, and ready to use.

Be sure to check your work, and make sure there are no leaks. The equipment that comes with the installation kit isn’t necessarily the best quality, and saddle valves are very unpopular amongst plumbers throughout Temecula, CA.

Saddle valves can easily rust, with their coated metal clip, and depending on city water pressure, can loosen, and cause leaks. If you spring a leak from your saddle valve, contact a plumber immediately to have it replaced with a proper stop valve.

Try Professional InstallationPlumbing Tech

Not everyone is a do-it-yourself guru. Sometimes the smarter option is to have a real professional do the heavy lifting for you. You may have to pay a little extra, but sometimes you can’t put a price on peace of mind.

If you don’t feel confident about installing your refrigerator yourself, don’t stress, let the professionals take care of it. Navigating your kitchen plumbing can be a little intimidating. Having a step-by-step guide can mean the difference between peace of mind, and an expensive leak.

If you start to doubt your DIY skills, you can always call a plumber. They will install everything without a hitch, with equipment that meets city requirements, and won’t cause problems for you in the future.


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