Change icemaker inlet line to 1/4"

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-11-19, 09:20 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 15
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Change icemaker inlet line to 1/4"

Our Kenmore freezer has an icemaker inlet line that is less than 1/4". It has a molded in ring and uses a compression nut. I want to convert that line to a standard 1/4" pex type line.
Under the fridge, where the inlet line goes in, there is a push to connect fitting. The inlet line bumps up in diameter right at that fitting. What are the chances that it bumps up to 1/4"?
Hoping somebody knows from experience before I tear into it.
 
Attached Images  
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-12-19, 04:20 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 52,589
Received 337 Votes on 315 Posts
I don't recall all the line sizes of the fridges but many are not 1/4".
 
  #3  
Old 08-13-19, 10:13 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 15
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I know the actual line is not 1/4” It would be so simple if they would make them 1/4” so we could easily connect to pex lines. If I have time, I’ll pop the line and try to see if the 1/4” line will work since there is a shoulder with a larger OD.
 
  #4  
Old 08-21-19, 04:21 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 15
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
It didn't work. I pulled the line and tried to put the 1/4 and no go. Figures.
 
  #5  
Old 08-21-19, 08:54 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 52,589
Received 337 Votes on 315 Posts
Yeah..... it was smaller...... typical.
 
  #6  
Old 08-21-19, 11:18 PM
Marq1's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: USA MI
Posts: 4,312
Received 88 Votes on 79 Posts
I know the actual line is not 1/4” It would be so simple if they would make them 1/4”
I'll bet it's a refrigerator made outside the USA which happens to be one three countries still using english measurements so at times you get odd ball (for us) hardware!
 
  #7  
Old 08-22-19, 11:43 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 52,589
Received 337 Votes on 315 Posts
He's talking about the water line between the solenoid valve and the ice maker. Typically those lines are not connected to. The service connection is on the solenoid which is always 1/4"
 
  #8  
Old 08-23-19, 04:11 AM
pugsl's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 8,406
Received 19 Votes on 18 Posts
1/4" = 8mm in conversion. here is a list of suppliers that may help Maybe a 1/4 to 8mm adpter is out there.
https://www.amazon.com/Plastic-Tubin...2111011&page=2
Here is another
https://www.google.com/search?client...71.AyxTxZKOQNQ
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: