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KitchenAid SXS Refrigerator

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I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out how to do this job. This is a Kitchenaid SXS S/S refrig.w/Ice and water dispenser, fairly new, 2010 model.

The water/ice line has broken inside of the freezer door and the door is molded along with the liner and gasket. I'm thinking

that I have to go through the water and ice dispenser and somehow pull the water line out. Has anyone done this before

and what would be the easier way to get the line through? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated and welcome.

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mod.# KSRK25xlss10

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This should be just the water line as the icemaker line goes through the fridge body.

Hopefully you can thread the new line and spout though the door. This is one of the repairs I dread.

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most of the wps have a sleeve running inside the door (please take note, GE)...dispenser to door bottom...may be pretty easy..

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I think there is a sleeve or channel for the water line.  A few years ago there was a replacement fitting introduced to eliminate water dripping from the dispenser that consisted of the tubing and a "bladder" at the port.  Had to remove the old tube and insert the new one into the dispenser and down to the hinge.  The tricky part was when the tube would snag a lip at the bottom thimble.  Then you had to remove the door and center the tube end with a small screwdriver and push the tube from the dispenser end until tube can be pulled through to proper length.

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I'll see what part I'm gonna need and post back after I'm done. Thanks for all the suggestions!

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should only need some bulk 1/4" poly water tubing...cut to length.

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I wanted to post back what I did with the broken water line in the door. Thanks to several suggestions, I went in with some confidence doing this job.

I dismantled the dispenser control board and innards and took off the inlet bracket. I noticed there were some slack in the water line after I did this, so I pushed the line back down and exposed the break about an inch. I replaced the water bracket (line came with it) and used some duct tape and attached the new line and smeared some vegi-oil on the tape and  line to make it slippery to slide. I then pulled on the water line and it slowly came through, it got caught at one point but nudging it back and forth loosened the catch and it came up rather nicely. The rest was easy, replaced the JG step up connector at the bottom. I want to thank all that helped with this job I dreaded, which came out smelling pretty rosie!!

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most of the wps have a sleeve running inside the door (please take note, GE)...dispenser to door bottom...may be pretty easy..

So by this are you saying this cannot be done on a GE... I have a GE PSI23NSTCSV with a leaking line inside freezer door (will probably split this topic)... threadable?

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Nope DA...in my experience ,most all GE are foamed together doors, including the water line..:(

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Ah yes..I miss ole appl. Tech...hope he's OK...

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We check in with each other through every few days.  He's doing okay, had a rough stretch lately with his wife passing and service truck getting stolen.  But he's busy, doing Lowe's work and lots of warranty work, too.  

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man, by the time I charge for going through all that, customer may be better off getting a new door

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damn I knew about his wife but not about the truck...that is a rough patch. Glad to hear he is stayin busy. ..please send him my regards.

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Will do!

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Send him my regards as well.

WR78X11519 freezer door kit $289.... but will i have to swap out dispenser, handles, hinges etc?

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