Icemaker leaking badly, New installation Maytag Refrigerator

I am installing a new icemaker (UKI1500AXX) in my existing fridge. (fridge is a model MTB2656GEQ with 25.5 sq ' capacity) Purchased new in 2001
Everything went well until I turned on the water, and it started shooting water out of the watervalve immediately.
http://incolor.inetnebr.com/heritage1/Icemaker-007.jpg
It's water line is hooked up using a 1/4" OD tee in line with my reverse osmosis system.
Is possible it is not getting enough pressure?
Is it broken out of the box?
Is the solenoid stuck or something?
Thank you in advance for any help you can give!!
Thanks!
Dustin
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Hi,

The pic points to the very top of the valve, if the water is comming out of there the valve is probably cracked or damaged somehow and should be replaced.

Many (most ) manufactures do not recommend using a RO system with an icemaker because of low pressure problems.

With an RO system esp....Yes.

From where you indicate the leak, yes.

I don't believe it is stuck.
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Thanks jeff and Edwin!
I told the supplier what was happening and they are going to send out a new valve.
Thanks again for your help!!!!
Dustin

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Not likely causing the leak where you've indicated it but that may be a problem latter.
RO systems may not consistently provide enough pressure to keep the water valve tightly closed and thus may result in the ice tray over filling or the water supply tube which goes through the cabinet to periodically freeze closed. You can usually buy a booster pump if necessary.

From where you indicate the leak in your picture, I would think so unless you took the water fill valve apart for some reason and didn't get it back together quite right. You can see the water valves used in that icemaker kit at the following link:
UKI1500AXX Water Valve http://ng.appliance411.com/data.php?rc 4425

If the valve were 'stuck' it would allow the water to flow *through it* or not at all. It should not cause it to leak outside of its housing.
BTW. I noticed that you've used a copper water supply line. While this is what most appliance technicians recommend, copper should *not* be used if connected to a RO filtering system. In that applications plastic is the best choice.
JFYI
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Copper is not recomended for RO -icemaker installation?
I just did some reading, it seems the copper will make the RO water taste bad or make the icemaker scale up.
Ok, I'll be replacing my new copper 1/4"OD with plastic. And I thought I was doing good by installing the copper line instead of the inexpensive plastic.
Thanks Dan O.!

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I'm not a RO specialist but from what I've read and been told, no.

Again from what I'm told, such treated water will leach minerals out of the copper tubing and put it into the water. Not only will this eventually weaken the tubing but could expose users to high levels of those minerals.

You may be able to get slightly better quality plastic water line kit at an *appliance parts supplier* than what is generally available in just hardware stores. The same applies to the copper water line which is usually recommended otherwise.
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