I recently disrupted the water supply to our ice maker during the installation of a new osmosis system. After reestablishing water flow to the ice maker, it was discovered that the water is not refilling the ice resevoir. I disconnected the waterline at the rear of the ice maker and attempted to draw water up the line. It seems that the electronic solenoid that opens the water value at the base of the refrigerator, to allow flow is not functioning. Is this valve bad or is there something I can do to reset it.
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Re: Ice Maker Not Working
Hi: A lot of reverse osmosis systems don't supply enough water pressure to the ice maker to fill. Contact your manufactrue of your reverse osmosis system and see if it works with icemakers. I thind usually the require at least 20-30psi. Or hook your refrigerator to city pressure to see if it works. Also I don't know if you have just an ice maker or a water dispensing side by side, or your water quality. If you just have an icemaker, most chlorine will evaporate before the ice is frozen, any odors in the water will still be there. Good Luck, Jeff
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Assuming you followed the water line installation directions and you have water available to your new refrigerator/freezer here is the rest of the "priming" info you requested. (basically it tells you how to run a bunch of water through the system by filling cups or glasses to remove any debris and/or air...
Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser
Priming the Water Supply System
1. Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding a drinking glass against the water dispenser paddle. 2. Keep the glass in this position until water comes out of the dispenser. It may take about 1½ minutes. 3. Continue dispensing water for about three minutes to flush the system and plumbing connections of any impurities (stopping to empty the glass as necessary).
Ice Maker Operation & Care After the refrigerator is installed properly and has cooled for several hours, the ice maker can produce ice within 24 hours. The ice maker will fill the ice bin from the rear. You must dispense some ice to force the ice forward in the bin. This will allow the bin to fill completely.
Turning the Fresh Food Ice Maker On and Off Ice production is controlled by the ice maker's On/Off icon on the control panel. Press and hold the "Ice Off" icon for three seconds to turn the ice maker "ON" or "OFF". The ice maker is turned off when the LED above the "Ice Off" icon is illuminated.
Using the Ice Maker after Installation Before making ice for the first time, be sure to prime the water supply system. Air in new plumbing lines can result in two or three empty ice maker cycles. Furthermore, if the system is not flushed, the first ice cubes may be discolored or have an odd flavor.
For proper dispenser operation, recommended water supply pressure should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi. Excessive pressure may cause water filter to malfunction.
NOTE The water dispenser has a built-in device that shuts off the water flow after three minutes of continuous use. To reset this shutoff device, simply release the dispenser paddle.
IMPORTANT On occasion, unusually small ice cubes may be noticed in the bucket or in dispensed ice. This could occur in normal operation of the ice maker. If you start seeing these more frequently, it may be an indication of low water pressure or the water filter needs to be replaced. As the water filter nears the end of its useful life and becomes clogged with particles, less water is delivered to the ice maker during each cycle. Remember, if it's been six months or longer since you last changed your water filter, replace the water filter with a new one. Poor quality household water may require the filter to be changed more frequently.
IMPORTANT Your ice maker is turned on at the factory so it can work as soon as you install your refrigerator. If you cannot connect a water supply, set the ice maker's On/Off icon to Off and turn off the water supply valve; otherwise, the ice maker's fill valve may make a loud chattering noise when it attempts to operate without water.
Hope this helps. Randy
For starters, the freezer temp must be a least 14 degrees or colder. Ice maker locks out above 14 degrees. So. 1. The water valve on the bottom back of the fridge has failed (common problem). 2. Water supply from source to the water valve isn't supplying water or enough water pressure (common problem). 3. Fill tube that fills the back of the ice maker is iced up. If thats the case, you will need to defost it slowly USING NO HEAT. Heat will melt components and leave you with a real mess. If this is the case, you'll still have to replace the water valve because it is leaking slowly during the of cycle. 4. The ice maker failed. You can test to see if it will cycle, by pouring water into the cavity, and checking it in a few hours to see if it dumps. Be aware there is a switch in the ice maker which tells the water valve to fill. If that's the problem, you'll still need to replace the ice maker and installing a new valve at the same time is the smart way to go.
The pressure from a reverse osmosis system is not sufficient to operate the ice maker water valve. A water valve requires a minimum of 20 pounds of pressure without a refrigerator water filter, and 35 pounds of pounds of pressure with a refrigerator water filter. Manufactures do dot recommend installing an R/O system on the water supply to a refrigerator. The pressure may have been higher from your old system.
Is the ice maker wire shutoff arm or switch (depending on models) in the OFF position? Is the water line shutoff valve to the refrigerator turned on? Has the ice maker just been installed? Is the freezer temperature cold enough to produce ice? Wait 24 hours after ice maker hookup for ice production to begin. Allow 3 days after ice production begins to completely fill ice container. Does the ice maker mold have water in it or has no ice been produced? Make sure your refrigerator has been connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve is turned on. Has a large amount of ice just been removed? Allow 24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice. Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? The filter may be clogged or installed incorrectly. Is an ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm? For models with an interior ice bin, remove the ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. Is a reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? Make sue your connections are secure.
You said, The ice maker in my whirlpool gold refrigerator Model No, GR2FHTXTBOO, is not working.
How old is the fridge? When have you last changed the water filter. Should be down below at the front grille! Try these tasks!
If the ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open. • Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce water flow. Straighten the water source line. • Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch (depending on model) is in the ON position. • New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice production. • Freezer door closed completely? Firmly close the freezer compartment door. If the freezer compartment door will not close all the way, see "The doors will not close completely." • Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice. • Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm? Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. • Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Remove filter and operate ice maker. If ice volume improves, then the filter may be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it correctly. • Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure.
Let me know how it goes! Huuum Please remember to leave a rating!
You said ,your ice maker makes the ice but does not drop it into the bucket. It just
leave it in the upright position in the ice maker device. It also seems
to not be making all of the ice cubes only a portion of them.
Here are somethings to check that may cause this
The ice cubes are hollow or small NOTE: This is an indication of low water pressure. Water shutoff valve not fully open? Turn the water shutoff valve fully open. Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce water flow. Straighten the water source line. Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure. See “Water Supply Requirements.” Questions remain regarding water pressure? Call a licensed, qualified plumber.
The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice
Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open. Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line. Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch
(depending on model) is in the ON position. New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation
for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice
production. Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for
ice maker to produce more ice. Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure
The water dispenser will not operate properly
Freezer door closed completely? Close the door firmly. If it
does not close completely, see “The doors will not close
completely.” Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open. Is the water pressure at least 30 psi? The water pressure to
the home determines the flow from the dispenser. See “Water
Kink in the home water source line? Straighten the water
source line. New installation? Flush and fill the water system. Water filter installed on the refrigerator? The filter may be
clogged or incorrectly installed. Is a reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply?
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