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How to Disconnect a GE Refrigerator Door's Water Line

Many GE refrigerators come with a built-in water dispenser in the door for easy and quick access to cold water. This water is provided by a water supply hose that connects to the bottom of the refrigerator door via a coupling. If you need to remove your GE refrigerator door for replacement or repair, you'll also need to disconnect the water line as well.

Step 1

Turn off the power for the GE refrigerator. If the plug is in a hard to reach location, such as behind the appliance, cut the power supply at the main circuit breaker. Open the breaker box and identify which circuit controls the refrigerator by checking the circuit labels. Flip the switch that controls the refrigerator to the off setting.

Step 2

Turn off the water supply for the GE refrigerator. In a typical kitchen setup, the refrigerator water supply will be tied into the water supply valve located underneath the sink. Grasp the handle firmly and rotate it all the way to the right to cut the water.

Step 3

Loosen the screws on the toe kick at the base of the refrigerator using a screwdriver.

Step 4

Pull the toe kick off the bottom of the refrigerator.

Step 5

Identify the water supply hose at the base of the refrigerator. The hose is about 1/4 inch wide and connected to the door by means of a coupling.

Step 6

Place a towel on the floor underneath the water supply coupling.

Step 7

Push against the water supply coupling collar on the left side to disconnect the water line from the refrigerator door.

Things You Will Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Towel

About the Author

Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.