Being a homeowner in Cobourg, ON can be costly, so when you can find ways to save, doesn’t it make sense to do just that? If you are willing to roll up your sleeves and do a little DIY for your kitchen plumbing, you can cut your costs a lot.
One great way to start is by learning how to connect the icemaker and the water dispenser in your fridge. It’s easy to do if you just follow the steps. Here is what you need to know for this easy kitchen plumbing DIY.
1 - Hire a Professional Instead?
Before you even start, ask yourself: do you have the time to attend to this task properly?
There is no question that you have the skills to take on this task successfully, but if you have a lot of other things on the go, you may want to hand this one off to your trusty plumber
Not only will you save time, but you’ll also have the peace of mind that the job is done right.
2 - Connecting the Water Dispenser
Connecting your water dispenser and your ice maker require the same initial steps: connecting your fridge to your cold water supply. To do this, head to your kitchen sink and located the cold water pipe (hint- it is usually located on the right- when you are facing the pipes).
Unplug the fridge and turn the water off. Determine where you want to put the valve for your water line to the fridge. Attach a saddle valve (or other valve, depending on what has come with your installation kit). Make sure that it is snug. Drill small holes through the surrounding cabinetry so that you have somewhere to feed the tubing through.
Use the compression nuts in your installation kit to attach the hose to the valve at the cold water supply and attach the ferrule for extra security. Feed the tubing through to the fridge. Turn the water back on, but drain the water out into a bucket for a few minutes before you attach to the fridge valve. Plug the fridge in and connect the tubing to the water dispenser valve.
3 - Connecting the Ice Maker
Much like you do with the water dispenser, attach the line to your cold water supply and follow the installation tips.
For the ice maker, attach the tubing to the valve. Plug the refrigerator back in and turn the ice maker to the “on” position. Make a few batches of ice and discard them.
Make sure that you coil ample tubing behind the fridge so that you can pull the fridge out to clean without disconnecting the water supply line.
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