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Ice Maker We are getting water to the valve but not up to the ice tray. My question is how do you test the valve? It is a Kenmore model 59212990 serial # SJ4031661 if that helps. Rusty

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  • blondie139 Dec 02, 2007

    This 2 solutions were right on the money. Thank you



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Pop the front cover from the icemaker
Use and insulated wire with about 1/2" of bare wire exposed on the ends to jump between the T and H holes in the module.
This will start a cycle. Remove the wires after 5 seconds and let the icemaker run it's cycle.
Listen for the water valve to open. It should open for about 7 seconds just before the end of the cycle.
If it does not open, jump between the L and V holes in the module.
This puts power to the water valve, bypassing the switches in the I/M.
If you still have no water and the fill tube from the valve to the icemaker is not frozen, then you probably need a valve.

If you have a volt/ohm meter, you can check it a little more precise by checking for voltage to the valve while the icemaker cycles.
Post back if you have questions.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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    Michael Lindley Dec 02, 2007

    Also, your model number has 106 in front of it. You will need to know this when looking up and ordering parts.




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