Leaking Ice Maker

Is your RV more than 6 years old? It might be time to replace the little rubber washer on the water supply connection to the ice maker. I recently found a leak at the water supply connection. Just a little drip, but enough to cause a problem long term. Chances are that your rubber washer has deteriorated enough to begin causing problems. If it hasn’t already, it probably will pretty soon. I found that my washer had hardened and deteriorated to the point that I had to dig it out of the connection.

Replacement is a pretty simple process:
1. Locate the water feed line to the ice maker.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker. (or to the coach.)
3. Open a faucet and release water pressure.
4. Place a small glass or container under the fitting to catch water draining from the line as it is disconnected.
5. Disconnect the hose connection on the feed line.
6. Remove and replace the hose type rubber washer. (I used a polyethelene type that will be less likely to rot.)
7. Attach the water connection. (Be careful not to strip the threads on the ice maker side. These are usually plastic
and the line feed is probably metal.)
8. Turn on the water supply and check for leaks.

You are now good for another 5 or 6 years, if not more. Plus you don’t have to worry about that water leak for a while.


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