Question about KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS Side by Side Refrigerator
Water has stopped flowing to the icemaker and in-door water dispenser on a Kitchenaid KSRP25F side-by-side refrigerator. The water filter was old and I have a new one on order, but suspect that the problem may be with the water inlet valve. If the water filter iis the problem, can you please direct me to instructions of how to replace it or suggest other items I can check?
Chances are is a bad water valve. The water valve is on the back of the fridge at the bottom. You will see the water line going into it.
Posted on Oct 12, 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.
Posted on Nov 11, 2007
Unplug your refrigerator and leave the freezer door open for 2 hours (The food in the freezer will only partially thaw).
The line supplying the water to the ice maker has frozen...this will un-thaw it.
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
I had two (2) broken wires in the harness. I don't think you actually have to take the door off. It may be a little cramped working, but I think it can be done. Once you take off the bottom grill, find the end of the harness next to the water filter and unplug the white plug. Just below that is a ground wire. Remove the screw and take the green wire off. Then, next to that is a white "c-clip" holding the harness against the bottom of the refrigerator. Remove that clamp and you should have enough "play" to work on the harness. (It is probably a pain in the #*@ to remove the entire harness because it runs into a hole in the bottom of the door and then up through the door itself) You'll have to cut away the black mesh sleeve over the harness. I cut it with a pair of wire cutters as close to where the harness goes into the door as possible. There may also be a bit of black electrical tape at the end of the mesh closest to the white plug. Remove that, and you should be able to slide the mesh sleeve off, over the plug. This should reveal the broken wires. I just took some 12 gauge braided wire and cut a couple of pieces
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
Water dispenser works fine eliminates some potential probems, so disconnect the water line at the outlet of the water valve leading to the icemaker. Blow into the tube (with the freezer door open so the air has an escape route.) If you can't blow through the tube, check where the tube passes into the freezer section for an ice blockage. This would result from a water valve not shutting off 100 %, allowing a little water to dribble in and freeze the inlet shut. If you can blow through the tube, most likely the electric solenoid coil on the water valve supplying the ice maker water is bad. In either case, replace the valve. (it is a dual solenoid valve, part # 2315533)
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
IT DOESNT MEAN YOU GETTIN WATER IN THE WATER DISPENSER THAT THE VALVE IS OK.MOST FRIDGES ARE FITTED WITH TWO VALVES.CHECK THAT THE ICE MAKER VALVE IS WORKING IF THATS OK YOU MIGHT HAVE A PROBLEM INTERNAL ON THE ICE MAKER BEST YOU GET A TECHNICIAN TO CHECK THAT.GOOD LUCK.MOHAMED
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
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