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cagttg

07:01AM | 03/10/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I just had a new refrigerator delivered that has an icemaker. I purchased an ice maker water line kit since the previous refrigerator did not have an ice maker and installed it per the instructions. I tested the line before the fridge was delivered and had very good water flow and no leaks at the saddle valve or at either ends of the 1/4" plastic tubing. I hooked up the waterline to the fridge and had good flow from the water dispenser and the fridge was able to make ice, and still no leaks. To keep this somewhat short, at some point the plastic tubing shot out of the saddle valve assembly while the water was on - leaving the compression sleeve and the nut on the saddle valve and the brass insert on the other side of the cabinet. I attempted to reinstall everything but as soon as I turned the water on it would shoot out again. The other end, at the fridge, seems to be fine. Any suggestions?

Toblin

07:28AM | 03/10/03
Member Since: 10/08/02
30 lifetime posts
Either the threads on the compression nut Or the valve are corrupted or you didn't tighten enpugh. I'd just buy a new kit. Costs about $10. I'd do this for peace of mind. Afterall, you don't want this thing coming lose in the middle of the night.

Plumber

09:40AM | 03/10/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
6 lifetime posts
i would get rid of the plastic line and use copper, 1/4" refer line (soft copper) its a little more money but you wont have to worry about it. i have personaly seen alot of probs. with them chezy ass plastic kits
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