1/4" Copper to Refrigerator for Water


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Old 09-18-16, 03:14 PM
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1/4" Copper to Refrigerator for Water

Hi,

I recently purchased a new refrigerator with an ice dispenser. After removing the old 'fridge, I went to hook up the copper water line to the new 'fridge, but found that it has a different fitting:

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The copper connected to the old 'fridge using a simple screw-in compression fitting. The new 'fridge has a connector with a little flange on it, and of course the copper tubing cannot "stretch" over it.

Any hints on what is required to hook this up?

Thanks,

Max
 
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Old 09-18-16, 03:26 PM
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Welcome!

Please post the model number. I have hooked up a lot of appliances, sinks and filters and have never seen a compression fitting like this.
It looks like a special factory part (adapter) is required, but the model number will help.

There are appliance repair pros here so you will get more help.
 
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Old 09-18-16, 03:31 PM
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See 3.7 and 3.8 in this document. Yours should be similar. You probably just need a 1/4" to 1/4" copper compression union to join your copper to a short length of pvc.

You should have the pvc and the fittings with the new unit, so you probably just need a union...
 
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Old 09-18-16, 05:00 PM
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Thankyou both for your replies!

Model is LG GF-5D712SL.

Yes it came with plastic tubing and a fitting. Will investigate using a copper to plastic union, but in my book the less connections (points of failure) the better!
 
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Old 09-18-16, 06:32 PM
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I trust the plastic push in connectors, they are used in water filter systems and I haven't seen a failure.
Do a search for John Guest fittings and the adapter you need should be available in your area.
 
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Old 09-18-16, 07:40 PM
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Will John Guest fittings work on 1/4" copper tubing tough?
 
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Old 09-19-16, 06:49 AM
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Yes, they can be used on copper tube. I would only use them on 1/4" or 3/8".
They are not recommended for chrome plated tubing.
 
 

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