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Hi, I have a 9 year old TPS24TP. I can get water thru the door, but the ice maker does not make ice. I pulled it our of the enclosure and see that there is water in the lines going into the water feed, but not to the icemaker. Is there something I should check before calling a service tech?

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  • hcedwards Jul 28, 2009

    I found what you are talking about behind a panel on the lower left had side of the refrigerator.
    I removed the bracket and have a solenoid valve where the water enters. This is connected to two more solenoid valves. One appears to control a single line to the ice maker, the other controls two lines that enter the refrigerator. I assume the second is for the chilled water.
    How do I get the plastic lines/tubes out of the solenoids? I removed the plastic collars, but the tubes do not want to pull out. Should I just give them a hard pull?

  • hcedwards Jul 28, 2009

    I spoke to the local appliance repair company, one I have used before. They stock a kit will all three valves for $64.95. The single valve for the icemaker is $32.59. I am going to pick up the three valve kit this afternoon and swap them out.
    Thanks for your help.

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Well there is a water valve on a lot of the fridges and that water valve has water doing to the dispenser and there is a water line from the valve to the ice maker. These two lines are separate and the ice maker valve can be bad. They are generally down towards the bottom of the fridge and can be replaced. You just have to trace down the water lines and see where they go. Here is a shortcut that may possibly have the drawings for your fridge and parts if you need them. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/

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    outdoorsman5 Jul 28, 2009

    The thing to do is cut the line somewhere above the valve but make sure your water valve is off otherwise it could be a wet situation. You will need a ferrel and brass connector to connect the line back up if the valve is good but you can cut it then turn the water back on a little to see if water is coming out of the valve. It the water is coming out of the valve to the ice maker then there is something else wrong. If there is no water coming out then change the valve. I believe they make a special took to undo the connector but not sure. If you pull it out you will never get the hose back in. I been that route before. Make sure you have someone else there to watch if there is water coming out otherwise you will have water all over. There is a possibility the line could be froze up somewhere where it enters the ice maker that is why you are going to check the valve first. I would bet it is the valve. Let me know what you come up with.

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