Attach the ¼-inch-by-¼-inch coupling to the plastic tube found on the back of the refrigerator that ends with a ¼-inch compression fitting. Using the wrench, tighten "finger tight" plus two turns.
Attach one end of the braided steel ice maker hose to the coupling. Tighten "finger tight" plus two turns.
Screw the fitting on the other end of the ice maker hose to the ice maker valve on the wall. Again, tighten "finger tight" plus two turns.
Turn the valve on and check for leaks. If you find a leak, tighten the compression nut until the leak stops.
Things You Will Need
- Adjustable wrench
- Braided steel ice maker hose
- ¼-inch-by-¼-inch compression coupling
- If you don't have an ice maker valve, call a plumber and have one installed. Many ice maker installation kits contain a saddle valve that clamps onto an existing copper water line. While saddle valves work, they can be problematic and have a limited lifespan.