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Hi my name is ***** ***** i have been in the plumbing field for 20 years. I will be glad to help you today. It may be leaking because the saddle gasket has worn out or the gasket in the valve itself has worn out. These types of valves are no longer approved because they are so unreliable even though they still sell them. The easiest thing to do would be to remove the valve and replace with a new fitting that will be much more reliable. You will need some copper cutters and i will find the fittings for you on the home depot site and post them here soon.
Is the pipe with the saddle valve 1/2" copper pipe?
Click here So you would cut out the section of pipe that has the saddle tee in it and replace it with this fitting. It just pushes onto the pipe. No soldering or tightening needed. Just be sure to use copper cutting tubing cutters to cut the copper and be sure to not cut a larger section out than needed.
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