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Old 10-24-2015, 01:32 AM   #1
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My First "Real" Problem with RW

A couple days ago I saw there was a leak under the sink. Couldn't find it until now. There was a pinhole leak in what I think is the water tube to the ice/water in the fridge. Hole was caused by the sharp staples they use.

I had the same thing happen in my house. Years after it was built we had a flood downstairs. It was caused by a nail in the fridge water line that finally gave way. Filled the wall with water. That was a lot more expensive to fix.

For the RW, I was very happy to see there was a shutoff valve for the line so I can deal with it later.

On a side note, I have been using the electric heater for the hot water, that really, really is working well. I don't ever seem to run out of hot water and it saves gas, very cool.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:42 AM   #2
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That leak in the ice maker hose has been a common problem lately. I don't know if they changed brands, but its been on the later ones.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:49 AM   #3
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It needs a metal sleeve where it goes through the penetrations with the "needle" staples, or it will keep happening.
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:16 AM   #4
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We just got ours back from service for the ice maker line but ours was behind the residential fridge and they had to take the fridge out to fix
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:15 AM   #5
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That leak in the ice maker hose has been a common problem lately. I don't know if they changed brands, but its been on the later ones.
Yeah, I have heard plenty complaints about this. So far I have never turned on the water valve for the ice maker. I just get a bag of ice when I get to where I am going. Works well for me, but I will eventually replace the ice maker line so I can feel confidant when I use it.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:32 AM   #6
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Ours leaked I replaced the line and have never turned it back on since not going to take a chance. We don't use that much ice and the Wife likes ice from sonic anyway.
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we have been using ours for the last year fulltime and no issues yet
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:07 PM   #8
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Just repaired on the outside where it had rubbed against the coils. I added a valve out there & shoved the 1/4" line into a larger hose to protect it from happening again. We have used our ice maker from day one & it's fantastic, wouldn't do without it.
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Old 10-24-2015, 05:10 PM   #9
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Mine leaked next to the outside panel behind the refrigerator. I turned it off under the sink. It should be simple to replace however the line goes into a hole covered by some puddy and from there I don't know where it goes. How hard is it to replace the line?
Help please
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:29 PM   #10
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For mine, i am going to cut out the bad part and put in a union. If you can actually get to your leak, that might work for you. Another option, have some pull, gently on the line, while your outside and see if you can use the old tube to pull through a new one.
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