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Old 09-06-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Water filter/icemaker problem

We have a Dolphin 34D with a Dometic RM7030 fridge with icemaker. It stopped making ice and we realized no water is coming through the filtered water spout at the sink either. Is there a switch somewhere that turns off the water to the filter? Or could this be a clogged filter? It was working fine during a camping trip and a week later, on our next trip, no water whatsoever coming through. There is an inline filter beneath the sink (attempts to find a suitable replacement filter have been unsuccessful thus far.)
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:20 AM   #2
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Our Tradewinds has a valve to shut off the icemaker flow but not the spout. The filter is ubder the sink and after removeing a panel fairly easy to replace. Here is a link to a pretty complete selection.
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Thank you Dick. I will see if I can find our filter at that link.
Might I ask where your valve is, that shuts off the water to your icemaker?
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The valve is a very small one in the 1/4" tubing under the sink. The way I first found it was to follow the output of the filter with my hand until I came to a "T" in the line. One leg went to the drinking spout in the sink and the other leg went to the valve for the ice maker. I'd take a picture but the valve is behind some drain pipes just to the left of the filter and I can't see it. I have the kitchen in the slide so your configuration may not be the same but that is the logical place for the valve since filtered water needs to go both to the sink and the ice maker.

The valve feels a lot like the attached picture looks.

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Ah....that makes sense. I'll start investigating, using your clues. Thanks so much for your help!
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There is a solenoid valve that turns the water on and of as the ice maker needs it. It is located in the refrigerator inspection area out side. there could be a bad connection at this valve not letting the water in.
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We have a Dolphin 34D with a Dometic RM7030 fridge with icemaker. It stopped making ice and we realized no water is coming through the filtered water spout at the sink either. Is there a switch somewhere that turns off the water to the filter? Or could this be a clogged filter? It was working fine during a camping trip and a week later, on our next trip, no water whatsoever coming through. There is an inline filter beneath the sink (attempts to find a suitable replacement filter have been unsuccessful thus far.)
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Here's a link to Aqua City. This is what my coach had when new and I've replace mine every year.

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The valve is a very small one in the 1/4" tubing under the sink. The way I first found it was to follow the output of the filter with my hand until I came to a "T" in the line. One leg went to the drinking spout in the sink and the other leg went to the valve for the ice maker. I'd take a picture but the valve is behind some drain pipes just to the left of the filter and I can't see it. I have the kitchen in the slide so your configuration may not be the same but that is the logical place for the valve since filtered water needs to go both to the sink and the ice maker.

The valve feels a lot like the attached picture looks.

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The stem will be smaller and not threaded, the picture is of a radiator drain cock. Be careful when shutting them off, the one you're looking for is a needle valve and can be damaged by turning too hard when closing it. It's an interference fit between the valve and seat and usually brass. Some propane valves are like that too.
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Thank you all for the tips. Haven't gotten out to the motorhome to try the ideas yet as I broke my ankle and am temporarily crippled. Guess my troubleshooting will have to wait for my healing. Sigh.
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The ice maker water valve on my fridge is located in back of the fridge at the water solenoid.
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