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Old 04-25-2016, 10:15 AM   #1
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No water to refrigerator

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I don't have water to my refrigerator or ice maker. I hear what sounds like a pump when I try to get water at the door, but nothing happens. I replaced the water filter in the refrigerator, but that didn't help.We have water everywhere else in the coach with the pump and with city water.

Last fall, I winterized by draining all the water and blowing air through the lines, just like the year before. I did not bypass any where, just drained the water.

Is there a valve somewhere that might be bad or turned so water does not go to the refrigerator?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:32 AM   #2
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I searched but found nothing related.

I don't have water to my refrigerator or ice maker. I hear what sounds like a pump when I try to get water at the door, but nothing happens. I replaced the water filter in the refrigerator, but that didn't help.We have water everywhere else in the coach with the pump and with city water.

Last fall, I winterized by draining all the water and blowing air through the lines, just like the year before. I did not bypass any where, just drained the water.

Is there a valve somewhere that might be bad or turned so water does not go to the refrigerator?

Thanks for any suggestions.
I don't know what you have, but on our Berkshire the line to the refrigerator comes off of the cold water line under the kitchen sink. There's a "T" valve on the cold water line that has to be open for water to flow. On our Sportscoach we had a propane / electric refrigerator, and the "T" valve was behind the outside panel for the refrigerator. If you can find the flexible plastic line leading to the back of the refrigerator, just follow the line down to find the valve.

You can also contact the service/warranty center for your brand by finding your brand's contact page at Forest River Inc., A Berkshire Hathaway Company | RVs, Park Models Trailers, Commercial Buses, Commercial Trailers, Pontoons.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:29 AM   #3
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I am a little concerned that when you try the water in the door...you hear the pump but get no water. Presumably the pump goes on and off when you push the water dispenser on and off. If the pop up valve was shut off, you wouldn't hear the pump when you press the water dispenser.

If this is correct, there are two possibilities. The first is that you just haven't waited long enough for the water to make it to the door....the second is a problem. Perhaps when you winterized there was some water left in the line from the solenoid valve on the refrigerator to the water outlet on the door. It may have frozen and now is leaking. If you hear the pump but see no water it is going somewhere!!!! The valve is generally at the bottom of the reefer in the rear. The fact that the pump goes on an off indicates that the valve is working, but the water is not going to the door. it may take some time for that water to show up somewhere!

Good luck, if the line has frozen and broken you will have to pull the reefer and fix it!
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:47 AM   #4
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I searched but found nothing related.

I don't have water to my refrigerator or ice maker. I hear what sounds like a pump when I try to get water at the door, but nothing happens. I replaced the water filter in the refrigerator, but that didn't help.We have water everywhere else in the coach with the pump and with city water.

Last fall, I winterized by draining all the water and blowing air through the lines, just like the year before. I did not bypass any where, just drained the water.

Is there a valve somewhere that might be bad or turned so water does not go to the refrigerator?

Thanks for any suggestions.
What year is your Georgetown?
That would help to find out if you have one with a residential refrigerator of one that used propane and electric.
Here is the valve on my Dometic 4 door refrigerator.
On mine you must push down on the white knob to turn water on.
Also you must clear the system of air by using the water fill on the door until you get water thru the refrigerator.
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I have a Prime Time 5th wheel 3601 with a residential fridge in the main slide. Since the fridge is in the slide the mfr does not run a water line to the fridge. My dealer did ask me if I wanted a water line run to the fridge but I said no. A water line running to a fridge in the slide is just a freeze problem waiting to happen and would be the first place to freeze in cold weather.
So have you every had water to the fridge? If no then you may not have a water line run to the fridge.
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OK, so I missed some pretty basic information in my question. We have a 2014 Georgetown with a Frigidaire residential refrigerator. I am not sure of the model.

Now that y'all posted a picture of the bypass valve that says pull for off, I think I better check that. It's actually inside the potty cabinet, very difficult to see. Perhaps is it closed or partially closed preventing adequate water flow to the refrigerator.

Thanks for your responses.
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The water dispenser in the door and the ice maker worked just fine last fall. We did not have a hard freeze at all, it might have been below freezing a couple of days, but not deep freeze for long periods of time.
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I have the same unit. Winterized with compressed air and left the compressor connected so that the icemaker would cycle and totally purge overnight. Was stuck in the northland for a week or two during the winter.

If the pump cycles when you push the water dispenser, the valve is open. There is a significant amount of volume in the unit with the filter and all.
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What the OP is actually hearing is the solenoid valve opening allowing water to flow. If the filter is in place correctly (it must be in for the water to work), and you have water pressure to the rest of the coach, it's either a bad solenoid valve, or the T valve is off. The fridge does not have a pump of it's own.
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Possible. One is a click...and the pump is hard to miss.
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