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Whirlpool gold icemaker has no water going to it. no plug line

Water line works. no blockage.

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The most likely cause is the water solenoid behind the fridge. Take an ohm meter and test across the two terminals and it should NOT ohm out (beep). If it does not ohm out I would replace the P.C. Board kit, emitter & receiver icemaker control.

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