Kenmore side by side refer/freezer has a water dispenser leak. Google tells
me that it is probably a bad water inlet valve, or low water pressure.. The
supply is a R.O. under the sink system that may have variable pressure
depending on usage and the RO cycle.
Can I measure or calculate the water pressure at the refrigerator to rule
that out as the problem before buying a $70 replacement valve?
I did a flow check through the dispenser and got 5.8 oz of water in 10 sec
which should indicate ~20psi if I use a rule of thumb for 1/4" supply
lines. Would prefer to put a hose bib pressure gauge on it, but don't have
an adapter to make it fit.
I'm looking for an off the shelf adapter for 1/4" line to hose bib or
suggest brass fittings to make it myself.
Ice maker works fine.
Most refrigerator makers recommend not hooking up to an RO system.
Mostly because of ice maker problems, but yours seems OK. I'd guess low
water pressure since the valve is opening.
Sorry, I don't know what fitting you'd need.
Thanks for all this info. My supply pressure to the RO system is 58psi, so
that could be my problem right there.
That would work. I may feel silly spending $10 to adapt an $8 gauge, but
I'd get over it.
Wife insists on RO ice cubes and I won't install a pressure booster. Have
ordered the dual valve because Amazon has the Whirlpool OEM one for only
$20. It's worth a shot.
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