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Old 05-14-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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I replaced the tubing leading to my refrigerator icemaker, then when I turned on the old needle valve, it didn't work! I was told to get a new needle valve, which I did, but this one didn't work either. I used the same hole in the water line to install the new needle valve. What did I do wrong?

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IMO, using a needle valve. Some are very cheaply made and not very reliable. Like with cars, refridgerator manufacturers try to cut wherever they can to save money. This is one place where they do it. Some work fine, others not so much.

First, recheck all your work and make sure nothing is pinch or crimped, etc. Just a suggestion, check out links and see what others have done to remedy this common problem.

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There not even legal in some areas.
Use something like this instead.
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I appreciate your comments. I'm in Pittsburgh, Pa, Bought the Needle at Home Depot for $7. Tried it again today, turned it all the way on, no water. Can't explain, havesame valve on humidifier to furnace, works perfect. Should I maybe use different hole in water line to install valve?
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No. I would try to look for other possible causes. Maybe there's something else wrong with the icemaker Roger. Is there a piece of ice or something blocking water from going into tray? Do you know if water is even going through needle valve? Google your icemaker for parts and service, see what else maybe causing your problem. It sounds like you hooked everything up right to me.

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I appreciate your comments. I'm in Pittsburgh, Pa, Bought the Needle at Home Depot for $7. Tried it again today, turned it all the way on, no water. Can't explain, havesame valve on humidifier to furnace, works perfect. Should I maybe use different hole in water line to install valve?
Blow thru it and see if it's even open..... pretty strange, but maybe some crap in the line is plugging the needle hole. Will the hole leak water with the valve out,?

They have very fine thread and seem to screw open/close forever. Sure it's open.
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get rid of that saddle clamp setup and install a dual valve (if Tapped into a supply line / under a sink.)??? seen lots of damage caused by those things and they are illegal under most codes
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Thanks for all your help, especially jmon. I can see into the tubing since it is clear that no water is going into the tubimg at all, so it couldn't be the icemaker or any other clogging. Maybe the water line to the needle valve is clogged, but the warter line goes into my garage, and the faucet there is working, how is this possible, and not the needle valve? I may try taking the valve off, and run the water to see if any comes out of the hole made by the needle valve.
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Thanks for all your help, especially jmon. I can see into the tubing since it is clear that no water is going into the tubimg at all, so it couldn't be the icemaker or any other clogging. Maybe the water line to the needle valve is clogged, but the warter line goes into my garage, and the faucet there is working, how is this possible, and not the needle valve? I may try taking the valve off, and run the water to see if any comes out of the hole made by the needle valve.
Exactly, I'm thinking your problem lies somwhere with needle valve or solenoid coil winding (about 30 bucks or so). See if this link may help explain it better. Thanks.

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Thanks for all your help, the icemaker is working! The needle valve was not the problem, I located a crimp in the flexible tubing, which was blocking the flow of water. It was located in the area inside the wall between the garage and the basement so I didn't see it when I checked the tubing before, we had to pull the tubing out and there it was. Hopefully since I straightened it out it won't occur again, since I located the crimped area inn the garage where I can keep an eye on it. Thanks again, for the ideas.
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Thanks for all your help, the icemaker is working! The needle valve was not the problem, I located a crimp in the flexible tubing, which was blocking the flow of water. It was located in the area inside the wall between the garage and the basement so I didn't see it when I checked the tubing before, we had to pull the tubing out and there it was. Hopefully since I straightened it out it won't occur again, since I located the crimped area inn the garage where I can keep an eye on it. Thanks again, for the ideas.
IF that's the clear plastic tubing....KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON IT.

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