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No water to the ice maker. No voltage to the inlet solenoid

I'm in UK and have the UK model that looks very similar to this one (mine's LG GRL206). I swapped the solenoid connections for cold water and ice maker over (they are different size but the water one is bigger so fitted) and confirmed (by pushing the cold water dispenser) that the ice maker part of the solenoid works (water out of the ice maker pipe). The problem is that there is no mains voltage (230v in UK) at the icemaker solenoid connector (one has purple and black wires, the other has blue and black wires -why two wires in each?). Looking at the ice making tray itself I cannot see any obvious way that the unit determines when to open the solenoid and when to switch it off. I've checked that the icemaker internal on/off switch works. I've found the little test button at the back underneath the ice tray and that triggers the motor to tip the tray and back again. I've searched the web and cannot find any circuit diagrams to help me further. An internal thermometer shows the freezer is at -21 degrees C Any help appreciated thanks Dave

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  • david long Jul 22, 2007

    So., Its the next day, I've put it all back together and its working! No obvious fault found during the investigation but at least i hope the method of proving the solenoid will help someone.

    Re the two wires to each solenoid connector- the black wires are for an RF suppressor.

    I can only assume that there is a timed pulse from the fridge to open the solenoid for a defined period of time (rather than continious until ice cube holder full) to allow the water in - if the rate is too high then it will overflow into the front of the cube holder and drain into the well at the front of the ice bucket.

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Icemakers work on a timed cycle and a timed fill. pressing the reset switch i would say solved your problem. I would switch the valves back to the way they were. The valve for the ice is smaller then the door water because the icemaker takes a small amount of water to fill. Good luck

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