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Old 01-08-2019, 10:22 AM   #1
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No water to fridge

I have a 2016 FR Cardinal 3850 with a residentail Frigidaire fridge. Until today, never tried to use water from door or make ice. All other water systems working but cant get water from fridge and cant locate cut off switch; assume it is at back of fridge but cant budge fridge out—almost like it is bolted down. Also front of fridge at least sits on carpet on the road side of living room/kitchen slide. Searched again all the water controls on outside of rig. ????

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Old 01-08-2019, 10:26 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about your unit... but I seem to remember someone here saying you need to go outside and look under that slide where the residential refrigerator lives and look for a water line and cut-off valve there.

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Old 01-08-2019, 10:39 AM   #3
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They put those water valves everywhere depending on what day it is. They have a contest to se who can hide them the best.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:53 AM   #4
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If you have a drawer or cabinet at floor level adjacent to the fridge check if there is a shutoff valve hidden, another possible location is under the kitchen sink or if you have a water distribution center it could have a dedicated shutoff on it for the fridge. You may also only get water with a water filter properly installed depending on the fridge model.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:06 AM   #5
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not sure of your floorplan. on ours the shutoff valve is in the area behind the water control panel. this is probably where your water pump in located. you may have to take an access panel off to see things. look for a thin plastic tubing line that takes water to the refrigerator. the shut off valve is in this line.

we also have a frigidaire. it does have to have a filter installed to allow water to flow through the refrigerator. if you don't want to install a filter in the refrigerator (you already have one (probably kw1) at the water inlet then buy a dummy filter for the frigidaire. it is just a canister with no filter inside but it needs to be installed to allow water to flow.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:36 PM   #6
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Water cut off for residential fridge

On my 3250 it is behind the outside water valves and pull handles center. Rather than have to take that panel off each time, I cut two hinge access panels, one for the water pump and one for the fridge cut off (higher up in the space) The cut off is a pull up/push down plug type valve.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:33 PM   #7
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It IS bolted down!

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but cant budge fridge out—almost like it is bolted down.
It is bolted down. Residential refrigerators have wheels so (in your sticks-and-bricks house) you can roll them out to dust behind them, etc. In an RV you would hate to take a sharp turn and have the refrigerator go across the trailer and hit something on the other side. So they do indeed bolt or screw them down.

Our 2008 Cherokee 38P had an angle bracket at the top rear of the case. Two sheet metal screws down into the cabinet and two wood screws into the wall. I used my 1/4" drive socket set with a #2 Phillips bit, 1/4" hex socket, two 7" extensions, and a screwdriver-like handle to reach back across the top of the refrigerator and remove the two wall screws.

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Old 01-08-2019, 11:16 PM   #8
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I had the same problem

I have a 14’ 3850, the valve is behind a panel that’s about 12”x12” in the drivers side compartment behind your wet bay. Open the outside door and the panel will be on the right. It has square drive screws holding it on. I’ll attach a picture of the valve. I had never seen a valve like this before. Also, DONOT SLIDE THE FRIDGE OUT. I slid mine out looking for the valve, I slid it back in not knowing I had rolled it on top of my water line. 2 trips later on a trip I slid the fridge back out in order to replace the water line and dry out the slide. Had water down to the fireplace. Let me know if you need anything else.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:17 PM   #9
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Forgot to mention the fridge is screwed down on the front by 2 square head screws.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:17 AM   #10
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Ah! My 36CKTS Cedar Creek has you all beat. The water shut off for the ice maker and water dispenser is outside the RV, underneath by the spare tire. It took me two weeks to find that sucker.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:43 AM   #11
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Residential refrigerator shut off

We don't have a 5'r but have a Rockwood 8332BS with a res. ref. I see allot of post about water shut off valves. I just scratch my head. It cant be that Forest River only made one rv that has ease of use. Our TT has an access door on the outside of camper where the ref. is. It opens just like other storage compartment on the outside. You open it up and there you see the back of the frig. the ice maker water shut off valve, the electric plug and receptacle. On the underside in same area there is a cap for low point drain also. Just thought I would mention it, seems there are more folks out there that didn't get a good walkthrough at dealer.

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