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How Do You Test a Refrigerator Water Valve?

If your refrigerator’s water dispenser isn’t working, it’s possible the water line shut-off valve is in the ‘Off’ position. If the valve is off, it will be perpendicular to the water line. If it's on, it will be parallel to the line.

Check Your Refrigerator Shut-off Valve

The shut-off valve needs to be open in order for the fridge to use its water features. It sits on the lines that feed water into your fridge dispenser and icemaker. Like the name suggests, it has a valve you can use to turn the water flow on or off.

How to check your refrigerator shut-off valve

  • Pull the fridge away from the wall and locate the water line. Follow the line until you find the shut-off valve.

    CAUTION: Be careful when moving the fridge to the side.

  • If the valve is off, it will be perpendicular to the water line. If it's on, it will be parallel to the line.

What To Do If Your Shut-Off Valve is Off

If you’ve turned your shut-off valve on and your refrigerator is still having issues, it’s time for a technician to come and look at your appliance. A faulty shut-off valve is something you’ll want fixed quickly so your water dispenser can return to doing its job.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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