Fridge Water Line Leak

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Old 01-03-21, 03:14 PM
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Fridge Water Line Leak

There is a very tiny leak (maybe a drop a minute or two) coming from water line at the nut where the copper line is screwed into. The nut is super tight and I have not been able to unscrew. Is there a way to fix this leak without taking the nut off? If not, any recommendations to loosen the nut and how to fix the leak? Is there some kind of tape or epoxy I can use on the inside or outside? Thanks.
 
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Old 01-03-21, 04:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

The nut will have to be removed for a repair. The copper pipe will need to be cut shorter.
You will probably require a new compression nut and definitely a 1/4" compression sleeve.

If the input to the valve is metal..... the valve may need to be replaced.
If it's plastic.... the nut will loosen and come off.
 
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Old 01-03-21, 05:02 PM
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That looks like very discolored plastic tubing. I can see through where it connect to the valve. It also looks highly corroded by a calcium build up. Try soaking with CLR and gingerly work it loose. If it is in fact plastic splice with a union and replace nut and compression ring.
 
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Old 01-03-21, 05:09 PM
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Pretty sure that's copper. What you are seeing looks like a kink to me.
More than likely the copper pipe got kinked when the fridge was being rolled back in place.
 
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Old 01-03-21, 05:15 PM
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Now that you mention it and I take a second look, you're correct. That's probably when the leak started.
 
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Old 01-03-21, 05:17 PM
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Yes it's a copper pipe. And thanks for the welcome.
 
 

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