How To Connect A Water Line To Your Refrigerator

How To Connect A Water Line To Your Refrigerator

Now that you’ve got your brand new reverse osmosis system installed. Let’s talk about connecting it to your refrigerator so you can enjoy pure water through a dispenser and have some amazing ice with your beverages. You won’t need any special tools, just about anyone can connect a water line to a refrigerator. Before you start, you will need the Aquasure Drinking Water System Extra Output Kit | Ice Maker Kit and some sort of poly tubing cutter, these can be purchased at any local home improvement store for as little as $5. If you can’t find them anywhere, a razor blade or a box cutter will do. You just have to make sure your cuts are straight, otherwise, it may not make a proper seal on the fittings. 

Step 1: 

Turn off the water on your RO. Most systems will have a shut-off valve, make sure you turn the lever off before moving forward. 

Step 2: 

Take your cutter, and cut the hose that is going to the RO faucet. Install included T-fitting. Making sure to connect the water source line to one of the fittings, then the faucet hose to the other fitting. Then you’ll connect the poly tubing to the middle section of the fitting. After 8-10” from the fitting, make a cut, then install the included ball valve. From there, you’ll connect the rest of the poly tubing. 

Step 3: 

Run the tubing to your fridge. Depending on how your kitchen is laid out, you make have to drill holes through the backsides of your cupboards.

Step 4: 

After running your tubing through the cabinets or walls, it’s time to connect it. Some refrigerators may have a quick connect fitting, if so, then easily connect the line and you’re all set. If not, then it may have a threaded connection. At that point, you’ll need to use the included faucet connection. Screw that onto the threads, make sure that it’s snug and not overly tightened. Now connect the tubing...then do a little dance because you’re all done! Yes, it’s that easy!

All that’s left is to make sure there are no leaks, so go ahead and turn the water back on from the RO system. Keep an eye on all the connections you just installed, make sure that there are no leaks. If you do have leaks, it’s quite possible that when you cut the poly hoses, a straight cut wasn’t achieved. If that’s the case, turn the water off, make a new cut then reconnect and test again. Once you’re confident that there are no leaks, then run your water dispenser on the fridge for a few gallons. This is to ensure there are no contaminants or slivers of the hose material in the water. Dump the ice maker for the first 24 hours for the same reason. 

That’s about it! You’ve successfully installed a water system output kit on your own. Now enjoy the fruits of your labor by drinking some of that sweet water with some nice cold ice!

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