Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 24
Rated 5 out of 5Â by inbound Easy install
This kit was really easy to install. The only issues I had came down to me not tightening the connections well enough. After you have your fittings connected, tug on the 1/4 inch tubing. If it slides out then try re-seating the connection again. Finger tight is not enough. I had to use two wrenches to properly tighten everything.
June 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by danomite Buy better hardware with this kit.
Pros: self piercing valve is great, plastic line is nice and easy to work with.
Cons: the brass nuts that hold the tube on are junk, they have a built in compression washer. As soon as water pressure is turned on they pop off, or in my case 24 hrs later and flood your basement.
Overall: I would still buy this kit, and go to a hardware store and spend an extra $2 on better brass nuts and plastic washers. Mine works fine after that.
October 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by harp5339 No problems at all -- if you pay attention
I think the problem previous reviewers had with this kit is that since it's meant to be a "universal" installation kit it comes with more fittings than needed. There's a regular threaded fitting as well as a compression fitting, and unfortunately they look pretty much the same. If you use the wrong one, boom, you get a tube that won't stay in. I made sure to use the right one and didn't have a single drip. My kids are mad I didn't hook this up five years ago they've used more ice in the last week than they have in their entire lives.
June 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ComfortableShoes PUSH the brass fittings into the line and then tighten everything together
I read a lot of the reviews on here giving this kit a negative review. True the instructions are rubbish but with some effort you can get this kit to work really well.
First the brass fittings that go into the kit when you push them into the tube, you have to really jam them into the tube. the point of them is to flair the end of the tube out to create the pressure fitting. Without the tube flaring there is no pressure fitting. I used a phillips screw driver to wedge them further into the tube. After you wedge the bras flair adapters into the tube you really have to tighten the heck out of the fittings. IF you don't tighten them down really well, the pressure fitting isn't created and you end up with leaks.
So to get this kit to work you must:
first - wedge or jam the pressure fitting adapters into the tube, a tool is helpful to do this.
secondly you must tighten the fittings very tight and you must use a wrench to do this. finger or hand tight is NOT enough.
I have this attached to my fridge and it is leak free. Works great if you push those adapters into the tube further than you can with your fingers.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bigbadbootydaddy19720 Awesome, Quick and easy install
Line is very flexible unlike my old copper line that kinked. Install was simple and quick. Since the line is plastic you only need to snug the fittings and they will not leak. I have installed copper ones before and it took much longer and was also harder to route and tighten without leaking. Also after installing I ran about 2 pitchers of water through the water outlet on the door and sampled it with no foul tastes or odors.
June 19, 2014