Fridge water line leak


I have developed a leak in the waterline to the icemaker in the refridgerator.
Leak is somewhere in the line between where it comes out of the floor and where it goes into the back of the fridge.
I moved the fridge out last Saturday to clean behind it and clean the floor under it. Then I rolled it back into place.
Water line has a lot of extra coils of copper so that fridge can be rolled out and back.
Noticed puddling on the floor next to the fridge last night. Mopped it up. More puddlig this am, mopped that up and shut off the valve to the water line.
I'd really prefer not having to go into the crawl space to replace the entirety of the 1/4 or 3/8 inch copper line.
Any body have any ideas about so;ldering in (or otherwise connectig up) a replacement length of tubing in the back to fix this if the cpper lne is cracked / droken / etc?
I haven't yet pulled the fridge out again to see if its just an issue with the compresson fittng. Thats a job for Saturday, as would any waterlne repair be.
Just looking for suggestions before I start on tis Saturday AM.
TIA.
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jJim McLaughlin wrote:

Surely the copper has not cracked/split.
But, if the copper line was not firmly clamped to the fridg, moving the appliance may easily have loosened the compression fitting or, worse, damaged the inlet valve.
I think you'll have to wait and see where the damage is before deciding what to do.
Jim
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this is why I prefer plastic supply line.......
See what you get for cleaning:)
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On Tue, 03 Apr 2007 11:59:53 -0700, jJim McLaughlin

If you can't actually see where the water is coming from, check around the nut. It might need tightening, but just a guess.
tom @ www.MedJobSite.com
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wrote:

He should be so lucky- they switched to plastic icemaker lines for a reason- soft copper takes a set after a few years, and any flexing can open up cracks. There is a reason they say not to reuse flexible gas line hookups. Sure, try snugging the nut, but go ahead and have the new line kit on the shelf if it doesn't work, or for next time you clean under the fridge.
( I feel OPs pain- I need to change my limed-up line, but idiot furnace company ran a duct under the damn saddle tap and inline filter, so I'll probably need to drop that duct section to get access that won't cripple my wrists. Good thing I seldom use ice, and prefer fizzy water to the door water. What idiot invented those fragile-ass saddle taps anyway? Look at them wrong and they start leaking. But I digress....)
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