Locating Water Shut-Off Valve to Refrigerator

The water line to the refrigerator should have its own shut-off valve connected to the cold water line. It is usually located under the kitchen sink, in the basement, in a crawl space, or in the cabinet next to the refrigerator. 
  • There will be a small 1/4 inch copper line attached with a saddle valve (t-valve). The saddle valve will have a small post sticking out from the side with what looks like a wire running through the center.
 
To turn off the water to the refrigerator:
  • Before shutting off the water, turn off the icemaker. If you don't, If you don't, the icemaker may keep cycling on and off and cause damage to the valve.
  • Turn the shut-off valve in a clockwise direction until it stops.