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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A couple things to check here. First see if there is ice in the tray. If so chances are the ice maker will need to be replaced however these are very reliable ice makers. If no ice in the tray pull up on the ejector blade (don't worry you won't break it) turn clockwise to start the ice maker thru a cycle. The ejector blade is the long white bar with fingers on it that run the length of the tray. Once it completes a cycle it should fill with water. If no water then either the fill tube is frozen over and will need to be defrosted or the water valve is bad.
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
The problem is most likely at the water inlet valve located at the floor at the back of the refrigerator. These valves have a seal that should close off after use but sometimes stick or get a foreign object in the seat. It is intermittent causing only an occasional leak. Sadly, there is no service to the valve and you can only replace it. Good luck, AJ
Posted on May 22, 2009
You may need to replace the water reservoir located behind the crisper. They are known to flake and cause the problem you describe. They are usually replaced with a coil of water line instead of one larger reservoir to stop the problem.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
Your fridge has a dual solenoid water valve - one side controls the water flow to the dispenser, the other to the ice maker. It's possible that one side burned out while the other is still good.
Here's a photo of what it looks like:
Here's a link to the replacement part:
Before replacing the part, make sure the solenoid is in fact, bad. Get a voltmeter, and touch the probes to the electrical contacts on the solenoid, like so:
If the meter barely moves, the solenoid is bad.
If both solenoids test out OK, the other possibility is that the water supply line is kinked or clogged. Also, if your water dispenser has a filter (also on the back of the fridge), it might be clogged. My money's on the solenoid, though.
Good luck, and if this helps, please my answer!
Also, thanks to Zenzoidman for the pics.
Posted on Feb 01, 2011
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