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Ice maker not getting water in the line

Bought a new pump/valve where lavender/white wire and brown and white wire hooks up to but still no water going to ice maker. reversed the hook ups and when you push for water, water then comes out to the ice maker and not the water dispenser. what could be my problem.

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The only other component stopping the valve from putting water into your icemaker is the icemaker itself. Replace your icemaker and you should solve your problem.

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