Originally Posted by MerleP
dons.....as I remember.....it looked like the portal going into the ice cube tray was glued around it's periphery. Is there a screw type connection at the back of this portal? Can I assume that in order to pull the refrig out enough, I will need to disconnect the gas line? Lastly, is the access to the upper connection from inside the rig?
Mine had goop around the hole where it enters the ice maker. There really isn't a lot of pressure so the goop will hold it.
The gas line did have to be disconnected and how you get to the upper end depends on you. If you are kinda skinny and long arms, you can get it from the outside. You can pull the refer out and then cock it to one side and reach it from the inside.
With the new line, the heat wire isn't needed but I would make sure to wrap the cheap plastic valve back up with the tape to prevent it from freezing.