Do I Need To Turn Off The Water Valve To The Ice Maker If Not In Use?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
No. I detest and don't use my freezer's ice maker. I just raise the on/off (or full/empty arm so the icemaker thinks the bin is full. Since they are built that way, and since the water pressure is pretty low, I don't believe - and I am trusting my new hardwood floors to this, BTW -any further action, aside from getting a bottom freezer, no icemaker,old-timey Amana refrigerator/freezer. But that isn't to solve the ice maker issue, it's to have an efficient means of refrigerating more in less floor space than a moribund side-by-side possibly can.
Ryan Rugraff Profile
Ryan Rugraff answered
No, typically your shut off control is in the icemaker itself. Often a wire that "reads" how high the level of the ice is. You will most likely need to cap the water supply line. This could be easy or difficult. If the supply line is threaded you may be able to buy a screw on cap, otherwise you will need to solder on a cap.
Brenda Harrell Profile
Brenda Harrell answered
Hi, I am almost sure you must cap it off, if not where will the water go and how will it stop running, if you do not turn the water off leading to the icemaker. Call a plumber or your water company. Take Care!
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Wes Grasty
Wes Grasty commented
I believe that the ice maker somehow communicates to the water valve to pull water in, but I could be wrong. If it does and that communication is cut off (by removing the water valve), then I would think it would no longer try to pull in water. Can anyone confirm that?

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