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TURBO1112

join:2010-04-28
Dade City, FL

Fridge water Line Problem.

I have a line running from under my kitchen sink to my fridge for the ice make/water. Today I am getting my floors redone, and I had to move the fridge and when I disconnected the line from the back of the fridge it continued to flow pretty strong.

I have the cold water turned off, yet it is still flowing pretty strong. Not as strong if the cold water is on, but bad enough to be a concern. Right now I have it flowing into the sink. What would cause it to still flow like this. The faucet doesn't even produce a drop of cold water.

Not really experienced in this area. Any advice is appreciated.


robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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Could you post some pics of where it is connected under the sink?


Bob4
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join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
reply to TURBO1112

Do you have an expansion tank near your water heater? That will keep the water flowing for quite some time.



PSWired

join:2006-03-26
Annapolis, MD

1 recommendation

reply to TURBO1112

Where do you have the cold water turned off?

I smell another saddle valve argument



VioletVenom
Lets go Gators
Premium
join:2002-01-02
Gainesville, FL
reply to TURBO1112

Most likely the cold h20 stop. You can try to tighten the packing nut, works occasionally. Most likely a new stop is in your future.



VioletVenom
Lets go Gators
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join:2002-01-02
Gainesville, FL
reply to TURBO1112

Click for full size
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(18372d1239036654-leaking-water-line-ice-maker-install_saddle_valve.jpg)
Picture might help too. My above advice is assuming a double stop like the first image. Not a saddle valve like PSWired mentioned, second image.


cdru
Go Colts
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7
reply to TURBO1112

Do you have a 2nd story? Do your water pipes go through the ceiling? If either answer is yes, even after shutting off your water supply the pipes will continue to drain for some time. You can speed this along by opening a faucet on the 1st floor to drain most of it. The lower the water line attaches to the pipes in the house, the more water has to drain before it's empty.



TURBO1112

join:2010-04-28
Dade City, FL
reply to TURBO1112

Single floor. Will try and get some pictures when I get home. Browsing with phone so when I get home I will go through each comment. Thanks for helping though.



TURBO1112

join:2010-04-28
Dade City, FL
reply to PSWired

under the sink.



pike
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join:2001-02-01
Washington, DC
kudos:3
reply to TURBO1112

said by TURBO1112:

The faucet doesn't even produce a drop of cold water.

Of course it doesn't; all the water is flowing out the icemaker line! Try closing the saddle valve and I bet the flow moves to the faucet.


billaustin
they call me Mr. Bill
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join:2001-10-13
North Las Vegas, NV
kudos:3
reply to TURBO1112

Do you have a filter system for drinking water under the sink? We have one with a 3 gallon tank. The ice-maker is connected to that. You have to follow the fridge hose back to it's valve and close that, or wait for the lines to drain.