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Trouble shooting water inlet valve for ice maker

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Yes, the ice maker controls the water valve. First check that there is water in the ice maker trays. If there is your valve is not the problem. If not, loosen the fitting on the water line that leads to the water solenoid valve. If you do not find water, check your manual valve that taps into the main water line. If you do have water, it may be that the water inlet above and behind your ice maker is frozen. You can thaw it out with a hair dryer and see if that is the problem. If this model dispenses water through the door, you can find the water solenoid valve behind the unit near the floor and reverse the two plugs on the solenoids. Place a paper towel in the water inlet tube that channels the water into your ice maker. Close the coor and press the water dispenser for 3 seconds. Open the door and see if the paper towel is wet. If it is, the water solenoid is fine. You can also remove the front of the ice maker and put an insulated jumper wire between the T and H test points to see if the unit ice maker will go through its cycle.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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It sounds like the fill tube coming through the freezer wall is frozen shut. Need to carefully take a hair dryer to it then recheck with wire swap. If you turn i/m off for a couple hours then back on you should be able to watch the fingers go around. If so you module should be good.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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If the inlet in the freezer is frozen then the water valve is leaking. Replace the water valve.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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yea that is common just switch the wires and then try to get water out the door.. no biggie you wont hurt nothing... the water just wont come out the same place...

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: slow water to the water disper ice maker ok changed water inlet v

You could check and replace the filter, it could be clogged

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