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Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Plastic Tubing - 5/16 Inch play video
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Plastic Tubing - 5/16 Inch

$23.73
Fix Number: FIX292878
Manufacturer #: WR17X2891
Manufactured by: GE

Product Description

This part is the replacement water line for your refrigerator. It is a long plastic tube, which is 5/16 of an inch in diameter. If your refrigerator is leaking, or will not dispense water or ice, you may have a damaged water line. When you replace the water line, you may want to pick up a new water tube union as well. You can use a utility knife to cut the old water line where it is damaged, and use the union to attach the new water line to the old one. This tubing is sold individually and is an OEM part.

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Replacing your Plastic Tubing - 5/16 Inch

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  • Customer:
    Peter from Old Saybrook, CT
  • Parts Used:
    WR2X8545, WR17X2891
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
plastic tubing split, caused water leak
Note: That this repair was done on the old design with the threaded connections on the inlet water valve. The replacement valve has compression fittings. 5/16 water line gave up at the water inlet valve. First fixed 2yrs ago. was able to cut off enough damaged line and pull out the slack and got it back in and socked it down no leaks. 2nd leak this time same brittle old line gave up again. Replaced the 5/16 line. from inlet valve. I cut the head off a bolt that barely fit in both old and new tube ends. Removed tube guide inside behind bottom bin and pulled old line until new line showed up spliced in union. Did have to remove inlet water valve this time to assure good connection. Because you can't buy a new 5/16 nut for that valve you have to make the old one work or you might be forced to buy a new inlet valve too. At which point the 1/4 ice line gave up. Repeated fix #1 on 1/4 line. reinstalled no leaks. Should have just done them both at same time. Did just order 1/4 line, 1/4 nut and fill tube grommet.
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  • Customer:
    Peter B from Los Altos Hills, CA
  • Parts Used:
    WR17X2891
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Fridge leaking, no water to door (but icemaker working)
The leak was due to brittle, broken tubing at the primary and secondary water valves due to the heat from the compressor (common). Once you remove the cover access assembly (Unit Parts #616, 5/16" hex head screws), you can pull both valves out as an assembly, held by one 1/4" hex head screw and a second 1/4" hex head screw holding the copper main water feed line. Then you can easily see which water line is leaking. In my case it was the 5/16" line going to the water reservoir. I opened the union inside the fridge, and connected the old water line with the new water line by threading them both over a length of #12 machine screw with the head cut off. Then I pulled and fed the new line through to the valve. While the leak was recent, the water in the door had stopped working over a year ago. For whatever reason, fixing the water line also restored water flow to the door. I think there may still be some leakage from the John Guest fittings on the water valves. I'm not sure what the fix for that is.
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX292878
Manufacturer Part Number: WR17X2891
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