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Ice maker not getting enough water

I installed a new icemaker thinking the old one was bad because it was not making ice. Now the new one is installed and it is not filling up completely. Checked supply line valve and it is opened, could the solenoid valve be malfunctioning? Is there a way to check it?

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The first thing to check is the amount of water pressure to the ref. Do this by taking the water line off the back of the ref and put the line in a bucket and make sure you have good pressure. remember to shut the line off first before diconnecting it from the ref. If u think there is good pressure, then most likely the water valve is defective. If u don't have enough pressure then the shut off valve on the house plumbing is getting blocked up and needs to be changed.

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