Kenmore Refrig with Filters water and ice dispenser- water is dripping when not in use, no flow when activated
From what I can tell, we may need a new "icemaker and water dispenser water inlet valve 4318046 ? but HOW to install?? and do you think this is what we need?? Started with occassional drip.. now dripping a glass an hour, HELPPPPPPPPPPP or at least how to turn off so we can leave the house without flood. We can't get the refrig pulled all the way out to see the back. Installed in the wall with only front access
Ice and dispensing working fine.. Water drips whether ice arm is lifted
or down. We installed new filter but that didn't affect this problem.
Re: Kenmore Refrig with Filters water and ice dispenser-...
Valve needs to be replaced. it is located in the back, just follow the water line to it. to shut off water there is eaither a shutt off behind ref or in the basement. again try to fallow the water line
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At the bottom of the freezer door ( remove the kick plate ) , there will be a water line . Follow this line , about 6 " to a connector . Push in on the white ring and pull out the line , at the same time . Activate the water dispensor pad and see if water flows from the line under the refrig . If it does , then the line in the door is frozen . Either raise the freezer temp for several days , so the line in the door will thaw , or , I have heard using an air tank will blow the ice out of the line in the door . If no water comes from the line under the refrig , while activating the pad , then replace the water valve , behind the refrig , the piece the wall water line connects to on the refrig .
The ice works off of a different solenoid than the water dispensor . So , I would suggest this action : At the bottom of the freezer door ( remove the kick plate ) , there will be a water line . Follow this line , about 6 " to a connector . Push in on the white ring and pull out the line , at the same time . Activate the water dispensor pad and see if water flows from the line under the refrig . If it does , then the line in the door is frozen . Either raise the freezer temp for several days , so the line in the door will thaw , or , I have heard using an air tank will blow the ice out of the line in the door . If no water comes from the line under the refrig , while activating the pad , then replace the water valve , behind the refrig , the piece the wall water line connects to on the refrig .
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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.
A strainer before the inlet valve can also get stopped up
It should be on the right hand side in the back take off the compressor cover on the back should be 8 or so 1/4 screws nutdriver type and then two more hold on the water valve. If you have a RO system hooked up to refrig you may need to change the filters on the ro or just change the filter on the refrig. those two will also cause the water to drip thru the valve allowing it to drip on the front
hi thanks for the question when you switched the wires around you checked the valves . tey are ok is the arm in the ice maker down check that if that's ok then the problem is with ice maker thanks for the question the appliance doc
Should be no longer than 24hrs. Is the freezer good and cold.. has to reach a certain temp before icemaker activates.
Might take little longer if you put a lot of warm things in freezer or refrig. when you made the change.
Is there any water or ice in the icemaker itself? Water may not be getting to icemaker
call them back out if it dont work soon thats what warrantys for :0)