|I had a GE repair man replace the leaking valve on my GE Profile refrigerator about 16 months ago. A few weeks ago a piece of the 5/16 inch tubing that comes from the valve that goes into the back of the fridge broke. It was pretty close to the valve so I just unscrewed the valve bracket, removed the valve, pushed the tube towards the valve to remove the tubing, discarded this tubing and replaced it with some 5/16 inch tubing from the hardware store and patched it into the existing line. I tested the water dispenser before putting the valve back and it did not appear to leak. But when I put the valve back I realized the piece was too long so I had to take the valve back out, remove the hose from the valve, trim the hose, and put it back. I may have done this a few times before getting the length right. Now I cant get a good seal in the valve. Water is leaking from the valve where the hose fits in. I know these valves are quick connect valves, could I have broken the quick connect? Is there a trick to getting it to seal? Do I need to get a whole new valve? Could the line from the hardware store not be the right kind? The connection I am using is the larger blue one.
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