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Saddle valve on water line to refridgerator won't shut water off

Saddle valve on water line to refridgerator won't shut off water supply , is the valve shot or is it me .

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  • drvlo Jun 05, 2010

    How does a saddle valve work,, I was lead to believe it operates like a butterfly valve that you make a quarter turn it shuts the water off.

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If you can not shut the valve off then most likely it has calcium build up in it. I would recommend shutting off the water supply at the angle stop. Then removing the saddle valve and see what is going on. If it is built up with calcium you may be able to clean it depending on how shot it is. If you are unable to clean it then a new one is not that expensive and they are easy enough to replace

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