Back of fridge I tried to attach a brass fitting on to my plastic
threaded fridge fitting, garden hose size. I used too much
force ,stripped about 3-4 threads, and can't thread it on properly
now. It leaks for sure. Am I screwed or is there a way around this? To
replace plastic unit is about $50? Keep baggin' ice?
On Sun, 30 Sep 2007 01:40:15 +0000, email@example.com wrote:
Before I'd spend $50 on a replacement, I'd check for plastic fittings
available at hardware/building stores. You might be able to redesign what
you have and make it better.
Fridge manufacturers and designers don't hold all the secrets.
I've never seen an fridge icemaker with a "garden hose size" inlet. Your
description sounds like there is a male thread on the icemaker valve
which you were screwing a female threaded fitting onto. Is that it?
Could you post a photo or explain it a little more?
A lot of I/M water valves do have a hose thread fitting with a brass
adapter that goes from hose to 1/4" flare or compression-- some go from
hose to 1//4 or 1/8 female pipe thread, and then another brass fittiing
screwing into that. If you can't get the threads straightened out enough
for the adapter to screw on securely, you will have no choice but to
replace the valve. Shop around--$50 is awfully high. Do not take a
chance patching or rigging this thing-- the possibility of major water
damage is too great unless this box is outside on a porch or some such.
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