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Offline MajorApp

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Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« on: February 24, 2009, 05:30:56 PM »
 I got a call about ice dams building up under  the icemaker after installing reverse osmosis system. Repair-man wrote in a post back in june of 2008 that R/O systems can't be used on Amana/Maytag refrigerators. Will somebody explain why?  
 OK, I just found out that the R/O system does not have enough water pressure to keep the water valve closed. Is it just Amana/Maytag? Is there a solution?  

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Re: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 08:14:23 AM »
Don't the icebox have it's own filter?
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Re: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 03:29:06 PM »
Here's the reason behind my topic-

On page 7 of the Service & Install Guide for this model it states:

"To avoid property damage, observe the following:
Confirm water pressure to water valve is between
20 and 100 pounds per square inch."


This particular manual did not mention R/O systems because they had not yet been recognized as consitent trouble-makers. In 2002 all the manuals were amended. You may save a copy of this manual HERE for your perusal.
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Re: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 06:45:10 PM »
So in plain english can they run an ice maker on a reverse osmosis machine or not RM?
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Re: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 09:04:16 PM »
I have seen 2 Amana refrigerators with issues,1 GE & 1Whirlpool.ALL on reverse osmosis systems. Hooked them up direct & no more troubles. 

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Re: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 10:30:04 PM »
frigidaire says ...  just say no to RO

they have a warning in the books against ro systems on the fridges, ive seen them on the back of a few fridges too

ive seen the RO affect a few units, no floods, they just wouldn't open the valves to fill
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Re: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 10:11:00 AM »
The ice boxs have their own filtration system anyway. No need to connect it to the system anyway right?
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Re: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 10:14:27 AM »
The ice boxs have their own filtration system anyway. No need to connect it to the system anyway right?

Yes, if the refrigerator has it's own filter there is no point in connecting it to a RO system anyway, but that's not the American way.

If one filter system is good then two filter systems must be better so why not connect it to the RO.

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Re: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2009, 10:15:36 AM »
What's even better is when you have to fight with the plumber that sold them the RO system as to why it can not be connected to the refrigerator.


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Re: Amana Refrigerator/Freezer
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2009, 10:38:12 AM »
My guess is the problem probably occurs only when the system does a backwash and the pressure drops.Therefore certain conditions must be met before a problem occurs and thus it is a pain in the butt to diagnose and pisses the homeowner off because the tech says not to connect it and the plumber says connect it. I bet you they have some sort of tank in these fancy smancy houses to compensate for that. Just a guess.
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