Tip & How-To about Refrigerators
An ice making system is a very simple system with only 2 parts. The ice maker and the inlet valve. The easy way for a DIY'er to figure out which part is bad is the following.
Place a shot glass on the ice maker before you go to bed. In the morning check the shot glass. If it is in the ice tub this means the inlet valve is bad and needs to be replaced. This can be located by pulling the refrigerator out and removing the lower panel on the back.
If the shot glass is still on top of the ice maker where you left it this means the ice maker is bad and should be replaced.
There is also a common problem with the fill tube getting blocked with ice. This is the tube that runs from the back of the freezer to the ice maker. Check to see if there is any ice in this tube. if you see ice it's likely the water has been blocked from filling the tray. Get a hairdryer and melt the ice and then leave the ice maker for 8 hours to see if it now starts to make ice.
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