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The ice maker is not filling with water. The

The ice maker is not filling with water. The water on the dispenser is working. Please advise.

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  • gavadenton Jul 18, 2009

    I just had the ice machine replaced TWICE so is it fair to assume the water valve on the back of the freezer needs to be replaced?

  • gavadenton Jul 18, 2009

    I just had the ice machine replaced TWICE so is it fair to assume the water valve on the back of the freezer needs to be replaced?

  • gavadenton Jul 18, 2009

    I just had the ice machine replaced TWICE so is it fair to assume the water valve on the back of the freezer needs to be replaced?

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If you model is the KSCS25INSS it has 2 sides to the water control valve. You can test the coils on each side of the water valve by unplugging each side and testing with an ohm meter. They should measure the same amount of resistance with the meter. If ice maker has no ice you can test it by filling it with tap water and seeing if it will cycle and dump the ice. It is either the thermostat in the ice maker or the dual water control valve on the back. Let me know if you would like my assistance, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Jul 18, 2009

    Thank you for your rate! The part number for the water control valve is 2315533 And the part number for the ice maker thermostat is 627985 Providing the model number above your post is correct. Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Jul 18, 2009

    I don't want to assume and make the wrong choice. If the fill the ice maker with water and let it cycle works then I would assume the water contrlo valve is bad. When you say machine were you speaking of the ice maker? If yes machine/ice maker then yes the control valve.

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