Why would water not come out of refrigerator?
The first, and most common reason is that your water tube in the door is frozen. Another possible cause for this issue is a faulty water inlet valve. This valve opens the water supply to the dispenser; therefore, if the valve is defective or if the water pressure is too low, the water valve won’t open.
How do you clean a water inlet valve?
Remove the water inlet screens with your finger or a pair of needle-nose pliers. Brush out any dirt or grit. You can soak the inlet screens in a mild solution of water and vinegar if they are calcified.
What does a water inlet valve do on a refrigerator?
The valve is equipped with a screen on its inlet to remove minerals and sediments in the water supply. Over time, minerals and sediment build up on the screen and restrict flow through the valve, or even block it completely.
What does a saddle valve look like?
A saddle valve kind of looks like a horse saddle and fits over the water pipe similar to the way a saddle fits on a horse. This means that, once clamped on the pipe, the valve handle can be tightened until it pierces the pipe with no drilling or cutting involved.