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Did you know?

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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.

  • Proper installation of the icemaker supply line hose is important to avoiding water damage.
  • Tightly connect the hose to the valve. Avoid over-tightening.
  • Inspect the hose every six months.
  • 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.
  • When pulling the refrigerator out for cleaning or service, avoid getting the hose caught beneath the wheel.
  • Locate the water shut-off valve. Inspect the valve every six months to make sure the water supply will shut off.
  • Replace the valve if needed.
(Information courtesy of the Institute of Business and Home Safety. More information can be found at www.ibhs.org.)