Watched video to replace water valve to allow icemaker to fill with water. Instructions say to flush water through system by water dispenser. My refrigerator does not have a dispenser. Is there an alternate way to flush?
Answer Hello Gary! The video shown for the valve is for a dual valve that has a dispenser in the door. There wouldn't be a need to flush the water line since there isn't a dispenser on your model. If you wanted to flush your water line you would remove the water line running from the icemaker to the valve and run some warm water through it at your kitchen sink. Other than that, there isn't any other way. Hope this helps. Thanks.
Water line installed recently, fridge 7yrs icemaker never used until now. The water will not stop running into ice maker pours out into bin.
Based on the information it sounds like the water valve may be faulty. If the water valve was on the unit and never used then the seals inside the valve most likely have failed and the water valve would need to be replaced.
I need to replace the water inlet valve, but the current one is connected with copper tubing, and your video shows plastic tubing. Does the replacement valve assembly work with copper tubing? And if so, any tips for making a good connection?
Answer Hello Paul,
The only difference between the connection with a plastic tube and copper is the type of fitting used. The copper one uses a feral fitting. The fitting on the existing line can be reused if checked closely after installation is complete and water pressure is turned back on and no leaks are detected. Use of a paper towel is a common method for checking for leaks since the cold pipe may make it difficult to tell if it is wet or not. If there is even a drip present it is recommended to use a pipe cutter to cut off the end of the copper tube and put on a new nut and feral and tighten it fully. Remember that when the feral is tightened sufficiently, the edges of the new feral are bent into the copper line forming the seal. For this reason, the copper lines have to be tightened more than plastic or other flexible lines.