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Flushing a Refrigerator Water Line

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There are occasions, such as after a repair, that you may need to flush the water supply line for your refrigerator. This is a guide about flushing a refrigerator water line.

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Question: Pumping Bottled Water Into Refrigerator Water Supply

I use a Flo Jet pump and a 5 gallon bottle of water to feed the water supply to my Whirlpool fridge. My question is do I have to have the fridge filter in place? The Flo Jet company said to remove the filter in order for the pump to work properly.

By MW

Question: Cleaning an Ice Maker Water Line

Is there a easy way to clean the water line out for the ice maker and water dispenser on a 1993 Kenmore side by side refrigerator, model 596.9?

By Margaret

Question: Flushing Refrigerator Water Line

Flushing Refrigerator Water LineI have a Maytag fridge, model# MZD2665HEQ. I want to flush the water lines to take the musty taste out of them so I can drink the water again. It just doesn't taste good.
Thanx.

By katwoman

Question: Cleaning Refrigerator Lines and Water Reservoir

How do you clean the water lines to the refrigerator without replacing them?

By Dorothy from Whiting, IN

Question: Cleaning Ice Maker Water Line

How do I clean the inside of the plastic ice maker line? It looks gunky below the faucet under the sink before it travels under the floor to the fridge.

DJC from WA


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By Marjorie C. Woodworth [82]07/15/2008

Is there a way of disconnecting the line and cleaning it out with a Q-tip?

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Archive: Cleaning Refrigerator Lines and Water Reservoir

I need to find out if there is any way to clean (instead of replace) the lines and water reservoir in my "Whirlpool" refrigerator icemaker/water unit. Someone suggested vinegar, but I would like to know if there is anything to force [under pressure] the vinegar (or other cleaner) through the line and reservoir to make sure they are clean.


RE: Cleaning Refrigerator Lines and Water Reservoir

Here's a link for a repair manual that mentions your problem. It was all I could find, but mentions clogged water lines. (weblink)http://www.appliance-repair.org/Diag/service_manuals/lesson_09/table_of_contents09_visible.html(/weblink) Vinegar is a good unclogger and de-liming agent, but I don't know if you can get to the lines to force water through them.

Good luck. Susan (07/29/2003)

By ThriftyFun

RE: Cleaning Refrigerator Lines and Water Reservoir

Try placing baking soda in the lines and then pouring in hot vinegar. I've used this in my sink drain and the combination creates a volcano effect. Since I don't know the logistics of the lines and water reservoir in your refrigerator (are they removable, for instance), this may not be a viable solution, but I thought it was worth a try. Hope it helps! (08/07/2003)

By FlaKathy