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U-line I/M acts as if valve not seated but valve is new.

U-line Ice Maker Leak

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#1 Vets Appliance

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:15 AM

The title says it all. The unit was dribbling water into the I/M and down into the bin. I replaced the valve on Thursday and just got a call back that it's still doing it.

Is there anything special that could cause this in U-lines that we don't deal with in regular refrigerator I/M's?

Edited by ScottsApplianceRepar, 23 July 2012 - 10:16 AM.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:45 AM

Nothing special that I know of however low water pressure at the inlet valve will cause them to leak because there's not enough pressure to make the valve piston make a good tight seal. Is the water supply on a line-piercing type saddle tap valve?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

Negative, it's a toilet style silver oval handle under a wet bar sink. The valve controls both the I/M supply and the wet bar cold line.

I'm assuming it's leaking into the I/M but if it's leaking at the supply side of the valve that may be different. I haven't been out to see it yet. I do know that it's got that goofy garden hose style supply hookup that is sealed by the water pressure itself.
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