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Ice/water supply inadequate

Have a 2 wk old Kenmore side by side with ice water in the door. When installed the kid that delivered it said the slow water was due to the RO system I have. Now it turns out that the icemaker only fills between 4 and 5 of the ice cube molds in an 8 mold tray. So I am always running out of ice. Called the dealer he was no help. Said to call service. I have already checked the flow rate at the line going into the back of the refrigerator. I get 44 oz per minute from that line. When I try to draw water from the front of the refrigerator I only get 12 oz per minute. Would seem that something is wrong with the frige, but Sears is trying to say it might be the RO or the fact that I am on a well. Bull....the old refrigerator worked fine. I have a whole house 5 micron filter, a water softener and the RO also has a 5 micron filter. The tap at the sink has a good water flow. I also have a two horsepower pump from the well house to my house. Worst of all according to Sears if they don't find anything wrong with the refrigerator, they expect to charge me for the service call.

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  • Gary Calvert Jan 13, 2007

    You may have a point. This was a "floor model". Where the water attaches to the solenoid (?) on the back bottom of teh frige is oriented on the top of the solenoid. Something could have dropped into in while sitting on the floor.



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When installed some debris may have gotten into your water valve and partially clogged it which is located where the water line hooks to your frig. Stargazer

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