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Icemaker not working

Lower level freezer has icemaker; it is not working. we changed the water filter to increase water pressure but still no go; any suggestions?

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  • dr_zoland Jun 01, 2009

    my wife recently changed the settings; i think this may be the problem!!!!! you rock local wonder guru! thank you. icelessness

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Ok, check the temperature to make sure it is on the factory settings. if the temp is set below the factory settings, this will freeze the assembly, in return, not allowing the ice maker to initiate the ice makign procedure properly. if the temp is set to factory settings and the water lines and assembly isnt frozen, thsi will confirm a fualt within the inlet water valve assembly. you will need to replace the water valve assemb ly in this case.

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Turn the freezer off let it reach room temprature there may be ice blocking it from freezing the water :)

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