Is the correct saddle or shutoff valve installed?
- Having the incorrect saddle valve installed can lead to the issues listed above as well as low water pressure.
- A low volume of water flow will cause small or hollow ice cubes, and can cause ice jamming. Be sure to use a ¼" type valve that requires a drilled hole.
- It is not recommended to use a self piercing type or a 3/16" saddle valve, both of which clog easily.
NOTE: Your refrigerator dealer has a kit available with a 1/4' (6.35 mm) saddle-type shut off valve, a union, and copper tubing. Before purchasing or installing make sure that a saddle-type valve complies with your local plumbing codes.
Check the Saddle Valve or Shut Off Valve for leaks
- Check all connections at Supply Valve, Saddle Valve or Shut Off Valve style, make sure the tubing is firmly inserted into all fittings and that all fittings are tightened.
- If Saddle Valve style, is being used, make sure the pipe clamp screws are tight.
- Make sure the Saddle Valve is fully turned open (CCW) and the packing nut on either style valve is tight.