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Ice maker not getting water to build up the ice

Tested water valve and it works, probably there is a sensor or timer that send a signal to valve to fill wih water the ice maker

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Re: Ice maker not getting water to build up the ice

I will need to ask a few questions to solve this one. First, how did you test the water valve?

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Ice maker over fills with water and starts to drip

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I have a Kenmore refrigerator model 106.56542400. The ice-maker does not work though the cold water works fine. How much it will cost me? Trying to see if buying a new one is cheaper. Thanks.

The cost depends on where the problem is. For example: If the ice maker is NOT getting water to make ice then it is probably the 2 line water valve solenoid or the sensor on the ice maker that would tell the 2 line water valve solenoid to send water up to the ice maker tray. Both of those replacements will cost you in the neighborhood of $25.00 - $40.00 plus a service call if you aren't able to do the work yourself.

If water is getting to your ice tray, but not kicking out the ice into the bin - that is usually a motor problem. And cost you as much as what a replacement ice maker would cost you.

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No water to ice maker. I want to check the water solenoid to see if it is getting power. I don't have a diagram. is it a 120 volt solenoid? and when does it get the signal to open and allow water into the...

The water control valve gets its signal from the ice maker itself. Then begins the cycle of about six different functions until the ice ejector forks go to the position you see most (home) Then it tells the water control valve to open for about seven (7.5) seconds. You may test the true voltage from the female connection with a OHM meter set to AC voltage. Just have someone press the dispense water control. You can also check each sides coil windings for resistance or OHM's and they should be the same or very close to the same. Use care in the area of the coils and make sure the wires are not wet. One of the two wires for each side may be active even without pressing dispense or having ice maker call for water. Another thing I noticed is that you have two sets of water control valves. The problem is about as much with the Primary Water Control
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The icemaker and water dispenser will not dispense water or ice

Many top-freezer ice makers have very similar ice makers that are pretty easy to diagnose. Side by side refrigerators have a variety of ice makers so I’ll start with the more common top freezer units. If yours makes crescent shaped ice cubes this will probably be relevant to your unit.
These ice makers have a metal wire bail or wand that senses if the ice level is too high. This sensor stops the ice maker from making ice that would overflow the catch bin. Check to make sure this sensor isn’t obstructed or locked at the far end of its travel. In normal operation the sensor wand should be resting against the ice maker. As it begins a cycle the wand sweeps across the catch bin and will be stopped if ice has risen too high. The same wand can be locked in a position at the far end of its travel to disable the ice maker. This is the most common cause of no ice. This may be what you meant by "made sure the tray was set right and arm was done"
If you have a different type of ice maker just spend a few minutes watching it operate or examine the non-operating unit. If you have a neighbor with a similar unit take a look at theirs. Many have a front cover that easily pops off giving access to the internal works. Listen as you watch to hear solenoid valves open, water flow, etc.
Make sure you look for any other interlock switches that would stop ice making if the tray were removed, the door was opened, etc.
You’ve already checked the water line, I’ll assume you disconnected it and tested for water flow or it was a translucent line and that you saw water in it. While you could do further tests on the water inlet valve, it’s probably easier just to verify that water is making it into the ice mold. If no water or ice is in the mold then you need to check the inlet valve or check the timer’s water switch. If there’s water or ice in the mold then your water supply is working and we need to look elsewhere. If there’s ice in the mold the most likely cause is the heater or ejector. If there's water it could be several things from the freezer temperature to the heater switch.
It's easier to figure out the problem if you have a simplified idea of how the ice making process works. An electromechanical timer controls the sequence of events for the entire process and acitivates valves and switches at the proper stage of the process. An ice mold receives water through an inlet valve. The mold is usually cooled just by the freezer air and relies on it's mass to retain the cold. Once the water has been in the mold for the correct time the cubes are given a brief shot of heat from a heating element in the mold. This loosens things up so a mechanical ejector can push the cubes from the mold. More water is added and the process continues.
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Ice maker not working on a samsung rf265aabp. water to selenoid no power to selenoid.

You won't have power to the solenoid till the ice maker dumps ice and sends signal requesting water. It only last for about 7 seconds.
Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.

The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.

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This could be two reasons. The water control valve that sends water to the ice maker or the ice maker is not sending the signal to the water control valve to send water to ice maker There are 2 valves on back of your refrigerator one for ice and the other is for the dispenser. If ice maker is empty then the signal should be sent to back control valve and 120 volts should open the valve for about 4 seconds. If that valve is bad nothing will happen.You can test the ice maker by filling with tap water and if it cycles until time to refill and no water fills the tray then I think the water control valves need replaced. Click on link below and enter your model number in model search feature. Let me know what you find, Sea Breeze

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Ice maker for Kenmore model 532343 not working

Does your water have minerals?
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Your ice maker is designed to fill with water for 6 to 8 seconds. Check to see that the ice maker is not sending power to the water inlet valve for a period longer than what you unit is designed for. Does your water have minerals?

Also check to see if the water inlet valve is closing too slowly. The power to the valve is being shut off in the correct amount of time, but due to wear and tear in the valve, it is closing too slow.

Check the timing on the value. Put a volt meter across the leads of the water inlet valve. Set the voltage range to cover the 120v voltage. Cycle the ice maker and watch the meter. When the ice maker begins to fill with water the meter will read voltage coming from the ice maker. Time the difference between when the voltage is cut from the valve and when the water quits filling the ice maker.

If the water shuts off immediately when the voltage is removed, the valve is probably good. Since it was off 10 days the particle build-up on the valve may be the problem since it could solidify. You could try working the valve back and forth or replace it.

If the valve closed quickly then the problem is the valve was opened too long.
If that is the case then you have an ice maker control problem. In that case see if the timing can be adjusted.

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