The ice maker is making noises yet no ice is produced.
Checked the water supply line from home water and it is providing water to the solenoid(?) located on the bottom of the frig. The water supply line to the freezer was pulled off and checked for a clog. It was clear. Left it unattached and directed it to a bucket to see if the solenoid would allow the water to pass. No water passed into the bucket after hours. Do I need a new solenoid?
Re: Kenmore Coldspot Model 70162990 - not making ice
You've either got a bad timer on the ice maker or the water valve is defective. You need to verify that the timer is moving first. If it isn't try pushing in on the dial on the end of the ice maker. It is under the white square cover at the end of the ice maker, usually towards the door, but in some units it points to the left side wall. If it begins to run when you do that, then the timer is broken. If not then I would say that the valve is defective.
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Make sure the metal lever on the ice maker is in the lower on position. Check that the water valve for the 1/4 inch supply line is attached to the fridge and to the valve . Screw that water valve all the way in and then all the way out.
There are several causes of no ice maker operation. First, is the freezer cold enough? It must be below 32F to operate the icemaker. 2nd: Is the bale or metal rod that runs along the side of the ice maker in the down position? 3rd: You may have a failed water solenoid valve, located on the back of the unit. The plastic or copper water line from your house's water supply is attached to this valve.
? I don't believe there is a "Ice maker" filter just for the Ice. There is a water filter for both the icemaker and cold water (usually). Check your Owner's manual. Usually there is an option for water filter or no water filter. The no water filter option requires a "bypass" device to substitute for the filter, but of course the water is not filtered, unless you have an external water filter in the supply line to the refigirator. Hope this helps. Of course if you have no water supply, the Ice Maker will not make ice.
Make suer the freezer temp is 5 degrees or lower. If not the ice maker will not operate. Also make sure that you have water pressure at the back of the fridge. If so, you most likely have a bad water valve. It is what your water supply connects to. You can test it like this. Disconect the water line on the fridge side of the valve. Unplug the wires from the valve. Supply 110v to the plug. If water comes out from where you disconected the line, the valv is good. If not, you will need to replace it. If you can't find the answer with this. Reply back and I'll talk you through until we find it.
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the arm that swing up and down maybe able to be ajst by bending arm and the water leaking down the icemaker. is it unlevel when if fills if not unlevel is it hooked up to an r/o system if it is when was the last time filter were replaced if not, does it have a water filter has it been changed lately.
Look for an ice cube lodged in the fingers IM. Get a hair dryer and melt that dude. No ice cube? Add some water to the IM mold. If it kicks out some ice but makes no more then you is gonna need a water valve. If it don't kick out no ice then you is gonna need a ice mold thermostat. Either one is very easy and cheap to fix. let me know Kimosabe.