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Would the ice maker water valve if it quit make the ice maker make ice and just quit even if the water in the door still functions

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Hello Roger Spurbeck,

Simple enough to test for...

Swap the wire and the hose of each valve...

If the trouble rolls to the door service water..
you know the ice-head is okay...

Else the HEAD REPLACEMENT is needed.

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Those are two separate valves , if your ice maker stops and starts then id bet its rust on the drive shaft of the clock time motor inside the ice machine , motor doesn't have enough power to overcome rust all the time (some of the time only)

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The ice maker is producing ice poorly
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The ice maker is producing ice poorly When an ice maker is producing ice poorly--when it produces just a few cubes or none, or when the cubes are too small--it's usually because of a clogged water line or a defective water inlet valve.

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There's an ice- or water-dispensing problem The ice and water-dispensing system of your refrigerator is quite complex. Many components work together to provide the ice and water. Aside from a simple problem of a leaky water tube or a jammed ice chute, most other components are not user serviceable. We suggest that you contact a qualified appliance repair technician for such repairs.

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