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Amana scd25tw icemaker is not working. Solenoid is ok. Able to switch solenoids and fill up ice trays; don't suspect frozen water line. Measured the voltage at icemaker and it was 120v on red wire; don't suspect fuse. Even bought brand new icemaker but that did not solve problem. Suggestions?? In door water dispenser is working but icemaker is not. Thanks for help!!!

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Re: amana scd25tw

It sounds like you have covered all the primary troubleshooting checks. There is only one thing I can think of at this point.
Check the voltage coming to the water valve during the icemaker cycle. The power to the valve is decreased by the resistence of the icemaker heater from 120 volts down to about 108 volts. It is not uncommon to have a valve that will open when you put 120 volts to it, as you do when you switch solenoids, but not open at the decreased voltage when it goes through the icemaker circuit.
If you are getting voltage to the valve when it cycles, and you know for sure the water line to the icemaker is clear, then you will need to replace the valve.
Post back and let me know what you find.

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Michael, I suspect that the water solenoid valve needs replacement--that symptom usually causes either a slow leak and an overflowing ice cube tray or no water flow at all. To test the solenoid valve, slide your refrigerator out and view the back cover. There should be a double solenoid valve down near the bottom back of your refrigerator, one solenoid valve for the water serve spout on the front of the freezer door, and the other solenoid valve for the ice maker. I'd swap the clear plastic lines (to the door water spicket and the icemaker, put a plastic cup under the door water spicket and check in a few minutes for water leaking into your cup--if it does leak into the cup, you've found the problem! There are seval excellent videos on the web covering how to replace the valve, see:

That solenoid is controlled by a cam driven switch built into the ice maker motor assembly which can occasionally go bad and need replacement or adjustment, but my experience points to a leaking dirt plugged-open water solenoid valve. Replacment solenoid valves are easy to replace at a cost ranging from $20 to $78 with free shipping to your doorstep--check ebay!

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How to repair an ice-maker of a refrigerator

An icemaker receives water through a small, 1/4-inch water supply line that runs from the refrigerator to a water pipe, where it is connected by a tap valve. The water supply line enters a valve in the refrigerator that is controlled by an electric solenoid that sends water through a fill tube into a mechanized icemaker assembly. There, the water freezes and is dumped into an ice bin. When the bin is full, the ice lifts a bail wire that turns off the icemaker. If the water’s route is blocked or the solenoid doesn’t work—or if the bail wire is lifted—the icemaker won’t make ice. (Also note that your home’s water pressure must be strong enough to serve an icemaker.)
Here are a few steps you can take to get your icemaker working (be sure the bail wire above the ice tray is in the down position):
1) If the icemaker doesn’t make ice but you can see the arm swing into motion and you hear a buzz for about 10 seconds after it is finished, the water valve is asking for water that isn’t arriving. This means the valve and the solenoid are probably okay, but the water supply is not. Be sure the water supply line isn’t kinked behind or beneath the refrigerator (1/4-inch copper tubing is much better than plastic fill line).
2) Check to see if something has caused ice to back up around the mechanism—this can cause the fill tube to freeze, blocking the mechanism. When ice cubes are small and seem to be getting smaller, it generally indicates a frozen fill tube.
3) Check the water line that enters the back of the freezer for a blockage. Find the water shut-off valve behind the refrigerator or under the sink, turn it off, unscrew the copper line from the back of the refrigerator, put the copper line in a bucket, turn on the valve, and see if pressurized water pours out.
4) Check the tap valve; a bad tap valve may cause the problem where the icemaker’s supply tube connects to the water pipe. If necessary, replace the inlet valve and the tap valve. For the tap valve, use the type that requires you to drill a 1/4-inch hole (as opposed to the “self-piercing” type). You can do this yourself, or call a repairperson or plumber to install an inline water filter when replacing the valve.
5) The water line attaches to a solenoid at the back of the refrigerator and then travels to the icemaker. The solenoid may be defective or may not be receiving power. You can try removing the sediment screen inside the solenoid and flushing it with water to clean it, and at the same time you can inspect any seals or diaphragms to ensure that they are sound. Unplug the refrigerator first. Unless you’re skilled at home repairs, this job is better left in the hands of an appliance repairperson.

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Is the water volume adjustable in my icemaker?

It maybe pressure related and not a volume of water problem. You could try to go and turn down the tap at the point the water line is attached to the feed pipe for the line to the ice maker they only need to be open a little say one turn to feed the unit.

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

First, If your water dispenser is working, is the water flow strong?
If not, when you lost your water supply, the water supply valve may have become plugged.
You need a water supply of 65 PSI to fill the ice maker.

1.) Check the water pressure - With a measuring cup - run the water from your water dispenser. You should get 15 ounces of water in 8 seconds. If not then you have a plugged water supply valve.

2.) Ice maker frozen fill tube - At times the ice maker fill tube can freeze up. Inspect the fill tube and defrost with a hair dryer.

3.) Start Jump the ice maker - You will need a short piece of 16 gage wire or so, approximately 4" long, with 1.2" striped bare wire at each end.
a.) There is a plastic cover on the front of your ice maker. The cover just pops off. With a butter knife pop off the front cover.
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25604602-imv3tze4snahc4os1l3biiwf-2-0.jpg b.) In the lower left hand corner, you will see two holes 'T' & 'H'.
While holding the freezer door switch in, insert the jumper into these holes. After 8 seconds remove the jumper still holding the light switch in.
Is there vibration?
Is the gap in the center of the gear broken?

You may have a burned out circuit or motor, or broken gearing.
25604602-imv3tze4snahc4os1l3biiwf-2-2.jpg This component is replaceable. You need to remove three face screws.
P/N: Substitution: W10190935 Cost: $110.00 (Sears)
A New Ice Maker P/N Part #: 4317943 Cost: $110.00.

Suggestion: Go into eBay, plug in the part number. You can get a new ice maker for $40.00.

4.) Bad ice maker solenoid valve. In the back lower right hand corner you have a dual solenoid valve. The smaller diameter tubing is your ice maker.

25604602-imv3tze4snahc4os1l3biiwf-2-5.jpg Substitution: 2188542 Cost: $67.00
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You may have an ice plug frozen in the fill tube, for that use a hair dryer to try and unfreeze the ice plug. Be sure the mechanism is actually working. A clock mechanism rotates a cam on the front of the icemaker that hits a micro switch for a period of tme that operates a water solenoid. That solenoid pulls a plunger valve out of the water line, allowing water to flow up to the icemaker. When the cam pulls off of the microswitch, it interrupts the power to the solenoid. The plunger snaps back in the line due to a spring compressed on the first operation. If that solenoid is not getting power, then the water does not flow. The Ice full bail operates another microswitch that stops the clock mechanism from operating. If the tang on that microswitch is broken, then nothing happens.

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