How to Connect a Water Line to a Frigidaire Refrigerator

When you are setting up your Frigidaire refrigerator in your kitchen for the first time, you must connect a cold water line to your refrigerator using a flexible copper tube. The copper tubing is used as a water line that you can connect to the water inlet valve located on the back of your refrigerator. The water line must be properly connected if you want to use the ice maker in the freezer of your Frigidaire refrigerator.

Step 1

Move your Frigidaire refrigerator away from the wall so you can access the back, then disconnect the power supply from the wall outlet, if it isn't already disconnected.

Step 2

Place the end of the flexible copper tube that will go into the refrigerator into a bucket. Turn on the water supply.

Step 3

Allow the water to run into the bucket until it appears clear. Turn off the water supply.

Step 4

Unscrew the plastic cap on the back of the refrigerator for the water valve inlet, then set it aside.

Step 5

Slide the brass compression nut and the ferrule, which is small metal fastening ring, on the water supply line. Push the line into the water valve.

Step 6

Tighten the compression nut with your hand, and then use an adjustable wrench to tighten the nut all the way.

Step 7

Place the steel clamp over the wire line so that it stays attached securely to the back of the refrigerator.

Step 8

Insert a screw into the steel clamp using a screwdriver. Turn on the water supply.

Greg Lindberg

Greg Lindberg is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in creative writing. His professional writing experience includes three years of technical writing for an agriculture IT department and a major pharmaceutical company, as well as four years as staff writer for a music and film webzine.