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Old 08-11-2016, 07:37 PM   #1
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How to replace ice maker water line?

We just started full time on July 10th, and noticed water dripping from the belly and diagnosed it to be leaking from the water line to the ice maker, we have a 2015 36FB.

Does anyone know the easiest way to replace it DIY without dropping the colorplast belly. Maybe a closer place to tap into the water line than under the sink in the island, I could fish the tubing into the basement.

We are up in the Olympic Peninsula now.

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Old 08-11-2016, 07:43 PM   #2
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We just started full time on July 10th, and noticed water dripping from the belly and diagnosed it to be leaking from the water line to the ice maker, we have a 2015 36FB.

Does anyone know the easiest way to replace it DIY without dropping the colorplast belly. Maybe a closer place to tap into the water line than under the sink in the island, I could fish the tubing into the basement.

We are up in the Olympic Peninsula now.

Thanks,
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Several have managed to replace with a stainless steel braided ice maker line. I would try to connect it to the existing line outside and then try pulling it into the island for hookup. You can also turn the icemaker line off under the kitchen sink.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:48 PM   #3
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You can access the water line from under the slide when it is open. My wife helped me, I connected 25 ft of 1/4in dot approved air line to the water line under the sink with the help of some tape and a homemade connector. I then pulled it outside under the slide, a straight pull, I then connected it to the other piece and pulled up to the fridge connection.
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I just turned it off and buy Ice. I fixed it three times and put in a braided line on the last run but it never lasted very long. Ice maker was a waste of space in the fridge I should just take it out.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:38 AM   #5
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Might need to wait a few weeks before I even think of tackling that job. Thanks for the input!

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Old 08-18-2016, 02:52 PM   #6
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I just turned it off and buy Ice. I fixed it three times and put in a braided line on the last run but it never lasted very long. Ice maker was a waste of space in the fridge I should just take it out.
X2 One of the first things that I did to my new Redwood. Didn't want the aggravation of a leaking ice maker line.
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Guess we are the odd balls, we really like the ice maker, at 7 cubes at time we can't/ don't keep up with using the ice. I too was hoping for an easy way to replace it with the braided hose & haven't even looked to see what it would involve, so if someone has done it, please chime in.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:02 PM   #8
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ware another one who turned it OFF and buy bagged... we fill the maker with bagged ice and place the extra in the freezer till needed . .

We never in all our years have drank the CG water , its always bottled for us. I guess that is the way our in-laws did it , so when we started , we just adopted that too..
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I must be lucky as mine has not been a problem in the 2 years we own it.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:28 PM   #10
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You must really be lucky. Ours started leaking the Third day we had the RW. I had already seen on the forum about the issues so I just turned it off. I replaced the line with the braided line and thought I was good. After about 3 months it started leaking in the island so now it is off for good. Wife was always buying Sonic Ice anyway so no reason to keep it on. Thought about removing the ice maker from the fridge but we keep debating on keeping the RW or going back to a DP.
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:59 PM   #11
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I am very happy and attached to having cold water and ice on demand in the door of my refrigerator... would never want to be without it. I have concerns about campground water supplies also, but for the most part, the places I have stayed have local city water supplies. I triple filter the water, in-line filter in the supply hose, built in whole house carbon filter and built in filter in the refrigerator.

My question is, why does everyone seemed so worried about this line leaking? What causes it to leak and where does it usually occur? Is it getting damaged from slide going in and out? Somewhere in the belly? Under the sink? There has to be a permanent fix to this issue.

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Old 08-20-2016, 11:27 PM   #12
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We've been using ours almost continueously for the past year and a half and no leaks so far.
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:57 PM   #13
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I have a 2013 RW36RL the water line has never been replace and still works really well. As far as the ice maker in the freezer goes it does take a fair amount of room but I sure love it. I do worry a little about the line leaking so I keep a pretty close eye it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:57 AM   #14
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I'm definitely concerned with it because of all the negative comments... I only worry about it underneath in the belly of the camper. Thinking about trying to slip a protective sleeve over it. Possibly a heavy duty 1/4" I.D compressed air line from under the sink to outside under the slide out where I can see it and if it develops a leak there, it will be easy to see and fix.

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As a preventative measure I will probably replace ours next spring when de-winterizing. Plan on using a 20' stainless braided 1500psi rated ice maker line from Lowes. Under $20. Use the old one to pull the new one through. Ours is a 2012 and have had ZERO problems with the ice maker line. We use the ice maker whenever we glamp.

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Old 08-21-2016, 02:43 AM   #16
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I would do that right now, just for good measure, if it weren't for having to dis-assemble my refrigerator to get to the back of it. I would have to take the doors off just to get it out of its recess enough to be able to get to the water line on the back. A little more than I am willing to do at this point, especially without any help moving it...

Any other way to get to the water line on the refrigerator?

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After reading all the post about the leaks. I have never turned mine on. I just make ice the old fashion way.....with ice trays
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The way I look at it is if it ain't broke Don fix it. There are a lot of chicken Littles on the forum and the sky is always Fallin. If I replaced everything someone said they have a problem with this trailer would be worth more than a new Prevost
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Yes, bottled water for us too. CG water varieties sounds bad enough, but if you're also occasionally dry camping, tank water sounds particularly distasteful (no pun intended). It's been so hot... changed you water filter lately??
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My ice maker has always worked fine and no leak problems.
On my FL floor plan the water line for the ice maker runs from the sink across the rear of the stove and into the refrigerator, if I was to replace the water line, it is pretty easy to replace with a braded line.
My wife loved ice and always used a lot of ice and she loved the ice maker but I rarely use ice so after I lost my wife earlier this year I turned off the ice maker, for just me I have no real need for it.
Also with all the humidity we have in the southeast, the ice makers require a lot of maintenance due to the frost accumulation in that area.
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