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Old 04-03-2015, 07:27 AM   #1
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Residential fridge water valve

So here is a new one for everyone or new to me. I have a 2015 351 with residential fridge option. I did not have time to winterize and some cold weather rolled through fast here in Virginia. Well for the next trip went out and the water filter was shattered and then obviously could not get water or ice. So I replaced the water filter and nothing happened. So I grabbed the parts break down noticed there was a valve on the back and on another thread a guy said that froze as well for him. So I figured that happened to myself. So I took it in to get serviced explained it all to them. And come to find out the valve on the back was perfectly fine and no issues. So he went to check the residential fridge bypass valve ( by the sink in a 351). And noticed it has popped up. Which is weird because usually up is off. Well not in this case as soon as he pushed that knob down he got water to the fridge. Here is the question I have that they couldn't answer. How did that valve close. I never touched it. It's not visible so the kids would not have touched it. The wife was clueless and nothing could have hit it since it was behind the wall. Only thing I can think of is when it got cold it expanded so it popped

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Old 04-03-2015, 08:03 AM   #2
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That's exactly what happened - water expansion popped the valve in the off position. Id say you dodged a bullet on this one.

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Old 04-03-2015, 09:44 AM   #3
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I've had those "pop" valves fail to stay open in my house on two separate occasions. They just wouldn't stay open. I took the opportunity to replace them with the more traditional quarter turn valves. Kinda pain, having to shut off the water main to do it, but both were in visible locations (toilet shutoffs).
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