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Old 12-31-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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The water line to the refrigerator is clogged in the plastic tubing that comes out of the saddle valve. So no water comes to the fridge. Is there a way to unclog it?
I also read that it's not worth to use saddle valve (realized it now) and use a stop valve instead. Is that something that can be done without a plumber?
Thanks for your responses.

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The water line to the refrigerator is clogged in the plastic tubing that comes out of the saddle valve. So no water comes to the fridge. Is there a way to unclog it?
I also read that it's not worth to use saddle valve (realized it now) and use a stop valve instead. Is that something that can be done without a plumber?
Thanks for your responses.
Your best bet is to use the forum's search feature located in the menu bar. There are a couple of threads here that discuss the pros and cons of saddle valves.
When you replace the the valve run new tubing to your ice maker.

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If you want to take the trouble to ream out the plastic line, you could, although you may find it more convenient to replace that plastic line.

If the saddle valve is already there and still works and does not leak, you might as well leave it there. A common problem is sediment clogging the valve as opposed to the line that follows it.
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