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Ice Maker Not Working

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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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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