refrigerator slow water
So my refrigerator that is like 8 years old has now started slowing down on how much water come out after I moved in to a new house. I believe the problem is a bad water inlet valve because I test the water coming from the house and at each of the connection points(water inlet valve, and water filter). And only When I was testing the water inlet valve did the water pressure go down. So does this mean it definitely a water inlet valve? It is a whirlpool fridge/freezer model ED5FHGXNQ01
if it should happen that it might be the saddle valve-
shut off the water b/4 it.
remove the piercing needle from the valve-cut the tip off shorter (not so short it won't shut off............) .
When retracted-open- the point won't restrict water flow.
most likely is inlet (supply) shut the water off (usualy in basement )disconect the1/4 supply open back up and see if you get good flow t type saddle valves clog up i think you will find this is your issue
... the first thing I'd check too. Had one on a humidifier where the needle had broken off & was 'clogging' the hole it made when installed. Discovered after four, maybe five years of operation it was kind of a mystery as I'd not messed with it since the installers put it in so how the busted-off point got back into the hole is still a mystery to me.
Aloough sense I have good water flow coming from the supply line that would mean it can't be the saddle valve right?
good flow after supply-saddle valve should be ok.
You can have good flow for a second or so and then have it cut off. This is typical of the bad GE filters, and likely could occur with the saddle valve too.
The way to make sure the saddle valve is not a problem is to shut off the water downstream, remove the saddle valve core, and then run a drill bit through to slighly enlarge the hole the valve punched.