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Re: icemaker is not making ice
Is there water in your icemaker.if so then its up to icemaker to do its part.frezer temps must be near 0 degrees.if no water in icemaker is the line in the back of the frezer frozen [top back where water passes thru frezer wall into frezer section.if its not frozen,am i then getting voltage to the water valve when the ice maker cycles.if not then icemaker is bad.if your ice bucket is on the door[whirlpool,kenmore]there are boards in the frezer section that can fail.i know that dosen't tell you what the problem is .but it does give you somthing to go on with.God bless ,tom
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If ice maker is running complete cycle but not filling with water you may have a bad inlet valve which is located on the back of the refrigerator. It will be the plastic part the house water line connects to. Another possibility is that the house line got blocked somehow. 3rd possibility, is if the icemaker is already full of ice and not dispensing the cubes out of the icemaker. This may be caused by the icemaker itself. There is a heater imbedded in the bottom of the icemaker that comes on and releases the cubes when it is time to dump them. That heater could be bad. That's 3 things to check.
Try this and add tap water to the empty ice maker. Turn it on if off and if after the water freezes the ice maker cycles dumping the ice into ice bucket and if the ice maker does not refill with water on its own you will need to replace the=> 2188746 Water Inlet Valve If the ice maker does nothing then replace the=> 2198597 Ice Maker Assembly Thanks John Tripp Appliance 911
The place to start is at the fill tube going into icemaker...look into that and make sure its not frozen up with an ice plug. if it is, the inlet valve is bad..defrost the tube and this will give you temp service while looking for new valve..
if no ice plug , then the fill valve is bad or your icemaker. if you have water and ice..its a dual valve..One side does water and the other does ice..the ice side could be bad, but you have to replace the whole assembly...I would take a ohm meter and ohm out the coil,or run a cheater cord to it and see if it opens.(this means run 110 volts directly to coil) if you get water inside to icemaker, more than likely the icemaker module is bad, but ,I would replace complete icemaker assembly
There's no iceIf your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, check these, in this order:It may be turned off. Look for the wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If the wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. If so, try one of these:If your ice maker has a small red plastic lever, lower it to lower the wire.If there's no plastic lever, simply lower the wire.In either case, the ice maker should begin producing ice again. Also make sure that the temperature is 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.The ice maker fill tube may be blocked with ice. If so, melt the blockage using a hair dryer-but be careful to not melt any plastic parts! Also replace the water shut-off valve or water-inlet valve, or both, if necessary.The ice maker head assembly may have broken parts. Look to see if the gears are broken. Check to see if the small plastic arms that rest against the ice rake are broken. If the ice maker head assembly is modular and you've found broken parts, you can just replace it. thanks.
Pour about 1/2 cup of water into icemaker ( unless ice is already there ) . If the icemaker dumps the cubes , then the water valve is bad . If it doesn't dump , and holds the frozen cubes , replace the icemaker . Also check your coils to make sure they are clean from dust , lint , etc . Check the fill tube going to the icemaker , to make sure it isn't frozen with ice . If it is , then watervalve is still bad (leaking ) .
Ok, check the temperature to make sure it is on the factory settings. if the temp is set below the factory settings, this will freeze the assembly, in return, not allowing the ice maker to initiate the ice makign procedure properly. if the temp is set to factory settings and the water lines and assembly isnt frozen, thsi will confirm a fualt within the inlet water valve assembly. you will need to replace the water valve assemb ly in this case.
if the cubes that the icemaker makes are full size then... the water valve on the back of the machine is usually the culprit in these cases. it will not close fast enough resulting in a little overflow of water into the auger assembly every time it makes ice. it only takes a little bit of water to settle in the bottom of the pan to cause problems.
if the cubes are smaller than what you would expect then the water is leaking out right before it reaches the icemaker. either from the plastic tube behind the icemaker or the cup on the icemaker that funnels the water into the icemaker.
it also could be the timer inside the icemaker leaving the water valve on too long.
all these things can be tested on site. the service person must not be very well trained.
if you already checked this and think
it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. Mike