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Old 01-21-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Beware of ice maker line leaks

For the second time we ave leaks in our ice maker line. The second one flooded our underbelly 😣. We are now making arrangements to take it in for an extensive punch list. Heater not working right, refrigerator not working,shower leaking,out door shower quick connect doesn't work, I'm afraid to keep looking!
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
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You are doing it right - the only way to find it, is to live in it

Long ago, I turned off the icemaker line and haven't turned it back on...

We like the sonic crushed ice anyway and just by a bag and dump it in
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:50 PM   #3
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Yes, that is true. We were going to wait until spring but will have it hauled in on Monday. My only hope is that we didn't have to much water damage. The insulation is soaked and the floor is popping. Only a good inspection will tell. I don't think I will use the ice maker again as I am now afraid of what could happen. We have a pretty good list put together to have fixed. Thank God, we still haven't sold the motorhome. At least we can live in that until this is fixed. I love this form, it helps to be aware of problems that have happened to others. Keeps us on our toes. We do love living full time.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:49 PM   #4
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We are not full time yet but I shut ours off under the sink last year and have never turned it back on. Just a problem waiting to happen!! A portable icemaker will work just fine when the time comes!! Water damage can total an RV.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:32 PM   #5
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Can't tell you if my ice maker works or not. It has never been turned on
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:50 PM   #6
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They work awesome! Takes a day to get rolling after starting a hot fridge, but then look out!

I have a portable too, but they are high maintenance because you always have to be around to feed or empty it.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:17 PM   #7
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So far I've been fairly happy with our factory installed ice machine. Thankfully I haven't had the leaks others have experienced. If I do start getting leaks, I'm going to figure out a new plumbing method.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:01 AM   #8
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It may not matter much, but are these ice makers in the residential frigs, or the other type of frigs?

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Old 01-22-2015, 12:45 PM   #9
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Yes there are icemakers in the res. fridges and their icemaker line freezes too (at least on ours it did )
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:26 PM   #10
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Well Monday we are taking our home on wheels to be serviced. We hope for a good report, however,upon our inspection it looks like our cabinets by the leak are swelling and the floor decking is soaked. The insulation is soaked and has fallen down. All from the waterline to the ice maker. I sure hope they can make us like new again.
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Well Monday we are taking our home on wheels to be serviced. We hope for a good report, however,upon our inspection it looks like our cabinets by the leak are swelling and the floor decking is soaked. The insulation is soaked and has fallen down. All from the waterline to the ice maker. I sure hope they can make us like new again.
Sorry to hear about your situation. This really concerns me with my ice maker. Do you know exactly where the leak was? Is this a common problem? I have had other RV's with the old RV refrigerators that had ice makers. I didn't used them that much, but never had a leak either. I liked how easy it was to winterize these ice makers; just take off the back panel, disconnect the line and blow it out. Now with this residential refrigerator I have in my RW I don't know how complex it will be to clear the line. I don't see a panel I can take off to get to the ice maker water line, so I am concerned about that.
In your case I hope things turn well for you. I take your insurance will cover all the damages in the event you have a lot of work that will need to be done.

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I have not had a chance to look at mine yet
Does anyone know if you could replace the plastic line with a copper 1/4" line. It would stand up better to the ice build up in it
Or do you need the flex being in the slide
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:48 AM   #13
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It needs to be a flex line due to the slide.
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Hairfairy,
I'd be curious too what failed on yours.
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I also have a leak, looks as if where the line goes under the slide (Right beside the propane line) they rube together and it causes a leak. My leak dripped down onto the ground and was lucky it wasn't higher. I haven't had it fixed yet but imagine an extra piece of hard plastic inserted in that area will fix the problem.
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It would be nice to have a plumbing schematic for our RW's. I believe it could help us fix some of our problems. Although I have read how there is no consistency with the electrical wiring in our RW's, so there may be no consistency with the plumbing either.

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They make a white 3/8 pex line that is supposed to more flexible than the normal pex water lines. You'd have to use reducer fittings going from the 3/8 to the 1/4 size at both ends. Pex water lines don't break when frozen so this might do the trick.
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[QUOTE=danrn;43617]It would be nice to have a plumbing schematic for our RW's. I believe it could help us fix some of our problems. Although I have read how there is no consistency with the electrical wiring in our RW's, so there may be no consistency with the plumbing either.

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I've got the plumbing schematic (for the 36RL) but it doesn't show the ice maker line.
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It would be nice to have a plumbing schematic for our RW's. I believe it could help us fix some of our problems. Although I have read how there is no consistency with the electrical wiring in our RW's, so there may be no consistency with the plumbing either.

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I've got the plumbing schematic (for the 36RL) but it doesn't show the ice maker line.
Dave,
Were did you find the schematic you have?


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Old 01-25-2015, 11:47 AM   #20
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The leaks were in the water line to the ice maker just under the kitchen sink and by the spice rack. The second ran for awhile before we found it. What a mess. Now my floor is getting soft.
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