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"My refrigerator water line is frozen, what should I do?"
A refrigerator water line runs from the fridge to a water pipe in your home, and supplies the ice maker and water dispenser with a steady supply of water. When the refrigerator water line is frozen, your ice maker or water dispenser may stop working.
If you’re handy, you could try to thaw the refrigerator water line yourself. If that doesn’t work — or if the water line is clogged with debris or contains discolored water — call a professional, who can thaw the water line for you.
"How much does it cost to install a water line to my refrigerator?"
Installing a refrigerator water line costs about $70 to $130, according to HomeAdvisor. You will only need to install a water line if your current kitchen doesn’t have one — for example, if you’re replacing an older refrigerator with a newer model that makes ice and dispenses water.
If your current fridge already makes ice and dispenses water, you already have a refrigerator water line.
"My refrigerator isn’t making ice or dispensing water, what should I do?"
If your ice maker or water dispenser isn’t working, there could be a problem with the water supply line or the refrigerator itself. Possible problems with the water line include:
A frozen water line, a blockage in the water line, a kink in the water line, or a shut-off valve that’s turned off, which prevents water from flowing into the water line.
Problems caused by the refrigerator can include:
A locked refrigerator display, a full ice bin, a thermostat that’s set too low, a malfunctioning ice maker.
If you’ve already tried to troubleshoot the problem — for example, by de-thawing the water line or checking your refrigerator’s settings — and your ice maker or water dispenser still isn’t working, or if there’s a clog in the line from a build-up of debris, call a plumber or your refrigerator manufacturer’s customer service line. In some cases, the manufacturer can send a technician to your home to diagnose and fix the problem.
"How often should I clean my refrigerator water line?"
When you change the water filter in your refrigerator, usually every six months or so, it’s a good idea to also clean the water line. Doing so can prevent bacteria from building up in the water line.
If you have questions about how often to clean the water line, or need specific instructions for doing so, check your refrigerator owner’s manual or call the manufacturer’s call center or a licensed plumber.
"I want to connect a water line to my refrigerator, who should I call?"
Your best bet is to hire to a plumber. While it’s possible to install a refrigerator water line by yourself, most modern refrigerators have features that need to be set up by a professional, according to HomeAdvisor.
Installing a water line incorrectly can result in a leak, which could damage the surrounding floors and walls and lead to a build-up of mold.