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Old 04-26-2018, 10:23 AM   #1
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Ice maker line keeps crimping and leaking

2014 FR Georgetown XL377.....

For the 5th time I have had the waterline leading to my residential refrigerator crimp and split where it enters the PVC pipe in the basement. The first time was on the 1st day we took posession and it flooded the basement (luckily the compartment was empty) It appears that somehow the line gets pinched when the slide is operating since the damage on all 4 occasions gas been at the same place. The last time it was "fixed" by my dealer even though I asked them not to (I isolated it and t st removed my isolation valve and charged me for the "repairs")

I sent emails to FR asking for a fix, but after 3 tries they still have not responded....go figure.

I am getting ready to "fix" it once again (#5), but if I just replace the line (again) the same thing will happen.......

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem for good will be welcomed.

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Old 04-27-2018, 09:42 AM   #2
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Without a pic of the area its hard to give thoughts on how to fix. Take a pic so folks can see what you are talking about
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:40 PM   #3
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Those tiny lines easily get damaged during install. If it wan't in a slide, I'd recommend copper but not a good solution for you.

Here is what I think should work:
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:19 AM   #4
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Had the same issue. After the 4th failure installed a metal jacketed water supply line. Very similar to what you use in a residential supply line to a toilet. You can get them in various lengths I ran mine from the refrig connection to below the floor or under compartment. No more problems in over 2 years. I also have a 2014 377xl.
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