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Old 08-23-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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2014 Cardinal 3850RL Ice Maker/Water in Fridge

We just got a 3850RL and it has the stainless steel fridge with the water/ice maker option on the front. Anyone know how to turn on the water to the ice maker/door? We cannot find it and no one seems to know at the dealer we got it from. I saw some posts that older models have them in the bathroom but I do not see it. We checked under the kitchen sink too. Any help anyone can provide us would be great. Checked manuals, etc and cannot find anything on this.....
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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I'm really guessing...have you looked in the area behind exterior access panel?

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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Yes, we looked in access panel, in drawer below oven (next to fridge), under sink in kitchen and bath, under fridge, in fridge, under slide out where fridge is located....hi lo and anywhere in between. Guy here at campground suggested we pull out fridge, but it is screwed into flooring.....not sure where else to look....
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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I appreciate any and all help. They said it was their most popular model for 2014 so I am hoping someone may have encountered the same thing. We may call the local Forest River place in town and have them come over. We just got the camper on Wednesday so we are thinking it has to be something simple that we are missing.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:34 PM   #5
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We have a 2013 cedar creek the water hookup for the ice maker is next to the frame it white valve I hope this helps
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:39 PM   #6
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Where next to the frame? Now the temp in the freezer is going up so we are thinking we will lose whatever is in the freezer......
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:13 PM   #7
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Behind the axles get under the slide you should see a drain hose ours is blue hose the valve had a small hose going to the ice maker the valve should be on the fram
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #8
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I crawled under slide and followed the hose anywhere and everywhere.....no valves and nothing to turn off or on.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:31 PM   #9
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Really ours is at the back of the slide I hope you can find where yours is at there's not a lot of places to put it maybe its under the sink
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:03 AM   #10
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I think you have to push or pull the valve to open the valve
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:12 AM   #11
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Crawled all along the slide and no valves....checked front compartment and slide compartment....nothing....the search for a hidden valve continues....
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #12
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I looked at mine again it's in the back of behind the track I hope this helps
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #13
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Nothing....we continue the search....thank you though and if you have a pic you can post that would be great too
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:42 PM   #14
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I looked at mine again it's in the back of behind the track I hope this helps
This is what it looks like under our slide

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I hope this helps
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #15
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I can see right where that is but we do not have the valve. It is almost as if someone didn't install it there.....
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #17
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Well get in the basement and look behind that if not you may have to take the bottom out you can call Forrest river and ask them you would think your dealer should know let me know what you find out
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #18
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The dealer said he gave the VIN to his rep on a message and he hopes he'll have an answer to me on Monday. I'll post as soon as someone can help us figure it out. I have a feeling someone was asleep on the assembly line and it wasn't installed. I cannot locate a shut off valve like this pic anywhere. Others have mentioned the same thing by the stove, under the sinks, etc. and nothing. We even checked in the closet near the fridge and anywhere else we could think. Still nothing. When we hear from them I'll post the answer. I sincerely appreciate your help, Cowboy
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Our 37 RL is older and not equiped with a residential style refer, but we did have a problem with a leak in the water line feeding the ice maker. The valve feeding the ice maker is located in the access panel, 1/4" poly tuping with a brass needle valve. The valve is connected to a 1/2" water line that runs under the refer and into the storage compartment where the water filter and water pump are located. Check that area to see if you can locate a valve.

We found our leak, turned out to be in the 1/2" line under the refer and behind the electrical pannel. The line had a weak spot due to rubbing aginst framing. Cut and capped the line in the storage area, used the 1/2 line to fish 1/4" tubing to the access panel reconnected to a new valve assemby.

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Old 08-25-2013, 12:53 PM   #20
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MLS 0707, is the white line in your photo a water line? Looks like a 1/4" poly tubing, could be your feed line.

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