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Seventy-five percent of incidents with ice makers were caused by faulty supply lines.


Did you know that 73% of losses involving an icemaker were caused by the failure of the supply line hose and 10% of incidents involved new refrigerators and were linked to improper installation.

The Institute of Business and Home Safety recommends homeowners check their ice maker lines to ensure no water damages occur.

  1. Proper installation of the icemaker supply line hose is important to avoiding water damage.

  2. Tightly connect the hose to the valve. Avoid over-tightening.

  3. Inspect the hose every six months.

  4. Ensure the valve connection is secure and check for kinks. If kinks are present, replace the hose. Leave a 3- to 4-inch space between the back of the refrigerator and the wall to prevent the hose from crimping.

  5. When pulling the refrigerator out for cleaning or service, avoid getting the hose caught beneath the wheel.

  6. Locate the water shut-off valve. Inspect the valve every six months to make sure the water supply will shut off.

  7. Replace the valve if needed.

(Information courtesy of the Institute of Business and Home Safety. More information can be found at www.ibhs.org.)

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