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Ice maker wont fill

The ice maker runs through a full cycle but does not fill with water. You are still able to get water from the door. A week ago I had to unplug the solenoid inlet valve because it wouldn't shut off and flooded the Ice maker. Does not fill since plugging it back in.

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Hi, It sounds like the inlet valve needs changes. Could be the plunger inside the solenoid is not lifting to allow water through. If you remove the line going to the ice maker off the inlet valve, try and cycle the ice maker and put the inlet valve over a bucket to see if water is coming out when it gets voltage.
I hope this helps.Please let me knwo if I can assist you further.

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Posted on May 31, 2009

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