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I have a Kenmore Refrigerator: Model Number 106.50254001, Purchased 1-24-2001. It has a water and ice dispenser on the front. I purchased a Rainsoft Water Softening system, with a Reverse Osmosis System for the drinking water. The resulting pressure was not great enough to shut off the valve in the Refrigerator, and so Rainsoft added a pump to increase the pressure to the Frig. However, the pump now "pulses" and creates a pulsing water flow when water is dispensed or the ice maker is filling up with water. Would a new solenoid valve in the frig help, or is there another solution to getting rid of the pulsing? Thanks, Greg K. 740-972-0384

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The water pump probaply is switch on by a flow switch. So the solution is to install a pressure tank after pump so to have stable pressure and not a pulsing one.

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