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Ice maker not getting water from water valve

Model #106.56532400 side by side
Ice maker not getting water through the water valve to supply icemaker with water.
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  • calquist Oct 14, 2008

    ice maker quit. water dispenser in door still works

  • Joey94 Dec 12, 2008

    I unhooked the water line to the refrigeator durring a kitchen remod, it was unhooked for about two weeks, after rehooking the supply line i am getting water at the door dispenser but no water to the ice maker. Is there a step i need to do to "reboot" the ice maker???

    (everything was working fine before the unhooking the line)

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You will need to replace the water inlet valve on the lower back of frig.easy,let me know how you do-mike

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