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Ice Maker Hello, My Ice maker stopped making ice yesterday. Water comes out to fill a glass and the auger and door open when the Ice or crushed Ice buttons are pushed. I suspect a frozen water tube or bad water valve for the icemaker. Are these valves located on the outside rear of the refrig? Also, could the icemaker motor be the problem? How do you check it out? Thanks, Steve in Michigan

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Yes... Hello sjscycle (Steve),

Good thinking

A No water CONDITION in the ice tray would tend to
POINT FAULT at the (ice-cube) water valve... but
The voltage for the valve comes from the
ice head..

If you can negotiate (fit a water bottle up into the
ice tray)... if the tray cycles & does not refill...
it is VERY LIKELY... If the part were more exotic
or expensive it might be WORTH the RISK of live
voltage testing
... Personally I WON'T RECOMMEND
live testing...

The fitting appears to be the new (easy to use)
press type... Press white collar to RELEASE...
Press tube directly into valve...

SIMILAR to the new SHARK Bite solderless fittings now available in most hardware stores (nice & easy).

Watch the attached video... and decide for yourself.

Electric shock (if not fatal) is quite painful to most.

Let's watch the (2) videos (you will be happier).

Video, part & price
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-water-inlet-valve-61005626-ap4071513.html

Appliancepartspros DIAGRAMS
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/parts-for-maytag-mzd2766ges.html

Partselect.com (another video)
Whirlpool 61005626 Double Outlet Water Valve PartSelect

Part select's trouble probabilities
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You will notice... at no time did the word "Sears"
get recommended (same parts... ((get them elsewhere)..
Unless SEARS suddenly starts giving them away).

Hope MY OPINION helps.

Carnac the Magnificent

Posted on Jul 22, 2017

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I'm having the same problem and I've identified that the ice auger is no longer being turned by the rear drive coupling b/c the rear drive coupling is slipping on its axis or axel. There is a nut and some sort of metal clip there but I haven't figure out how to removed it yet. The water not coming from the door dispenser may be linked to the electronic valve in the bottom rear access panel area or possibly a blocked line. ID the valve by actuating the water dispenser and listen if you can hear the valve selenoid. You can remove the water lines at the valve to trouble shoot if the valve is opening. that way you can determine if it is a blocked line or just the valve or something else. ken.wrenn@verizon.net

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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It sounds like you have covered all the primary troubleshooting checks. There is only one thing I can think of at this point.
Check the voltage coming to the water valve during the icemaker cycle. The power to the valve is decreased by the resistence of the icemaker heater from 120 volts down to about 108 volts. It is not uncommon to have a valve that will open when you put 120 volts to it, as you do when you switch solenoids, but not open at the decreased voltage when it goes through the icemaker circuit.
If you are getting voltage to the valve when it cycles, and you know for sure the water line to the icemaker is clear, then you will need to replace the valve.
Post back and let me know what you find.

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Sounds like you have a bad motor module on the icemaker. Part # is W10122536

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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SOURCE: ice dispenser in door clogged up or frozen

I would contact Hotpoint direct for this one. It sounds like a design fault to me.

What I think may be going on is that the cubes are melting too much, then refreezing lower down.

Set your freezer to -18, and the fridge to +2 and see if that changes things any.

Check seals in that area. Where is the moisture coming from to generate the frosting? - Is the location high in humidity?

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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SOURCE: icemaker auger

To see how the auger goes back together, go the the Sears parts web site and put in your model number. It will show the parts list and a diagram. You may be able to print it out, Don't remember if there is a print option or not but if you have a screen capture program you could also.

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Many refrigerators now come with built-in ice makers. Ice makers are very convenient, but occasionally they'll develop problems. Why pay a repairman to come out if the fix is easy and you can do it yourself?

Here are some tips for fixing an ice maker that stopped working.

- Check the on/off switch

Freezers with automatic ice makers have a switch that is used to turn the ice-making feature on or off. This switch is typically a rod above the ice box; when it's lowered, the ice maker is on, and when it's raised the ice maker is off. If the ice box fills up with ice, the ice can force the rod up, turning off the ice maker. Check this bar to be sure it is in the lowered position.

- Check if the auger or chute is clogged

Your ice maker has a chute where the ice falls from the freezer into the external tray (where a glass is placed). There is also an auger inside the freezer that rotates to drive the ice forward from the ice box into the chute. Check the chute for large chunks of ice that may be clogging it up, and check the auger for ice cubes or chunks that might have gotten wedged between the auger and the freezer, causing the auger to be unable to rotate.

- Check the water line

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