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Whirlpool icemaker makes hallow ice, I found plastic line in crawl space had a hole and good leak in it, replaced saddle valve and plastic line with 1/2 copper line installed new house shutoff valve behind fridge added new ice maker line, still hallow ice with some solid I am confused please help

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Whirlpool side by side ice maker not making ice


The first thing I would check is water through the door. If pressure is low replace the saddle valve that taps into the water line. If you have strong pressure then you can remove the front panel of the icemaker and take a piece of wire and strip it at both ends. Stick it into the T and H holes on the ice maker. This will put it into harvest mode. Leave the wire in the unit until you hear a click then remove (about 15 secs) If the rake cycles all the way around without filling then you probably have a water supply issue (inlet or solenoid valve) Also check your fill tube and make sure its not frozen. If the fill tube is frozen remove it and clear it and replace your saddle valve.

Good luck. Hope this helped _MJ_

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I had water leaking in to the freezer compartment of my LG french-door refrigerator (LFD25860). It was getting on to food in the main basket and embedding it in a block of ice, as well as puddling-up on the bottom of the freezer and eventually blocking the door from closing properly. Because the water seemed to be covering a wider area than you would expect from a blocked defroster drain I didn't believe that my problem was covered by the other FixYa recomendations -and it turned out I was right.
The problem turned out to be that the "funnel" that the water flows through to fill up the ice tray was blocked by a solid piece of ice. When the icemaker would call for more water it would flow down the clear tube (with the open slots on the top) hit the ice and spray/overflow in to the freezer compartment.
The solution was obviously to pop this ice out, but that did require me to remove the icemaker from the wall of the freezer compartment. To do this you
  • remove one screw from the bracket on the bottom of the icemaker
  • Slide the icemaker up and slip it off of the two screws with rubber grommets on them.
By the time I got to that stage I had already removed the basket from the main drawer and removed the pull out tray/basket from the drawer pulls (by simply lifting the plastic tab on the right side and lowering the plastic tab on teh left side). I am not sure if you can remove the icemaker without this step, but I believe so.
Also, if you want to entirely remove the icemaker from the freezer there is only one plug with wiring to undo. As I mentioned above, the water hose doesn't not connect to the icemaker, it ends above the "funnel" and the water drops in. So removal is much simpler than you might expect.

As for the cause of the ice block, I am not sure but I believe it was either because the ice maker made too much ise one time and some cubes could not pop out. When additional water entered the funnel it didn't flow in to the ice tray, backed up, and froze in the funnel. The other thought is that when the door was not closed properly while our grandparents were visiting, the ice melted and subsequently re-froze causing the problem.

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The ice maker just stopped making ice today. It's made ice great for the past 3 years. Everything else works.


If the water pressure for water through the door is low I would check your saddle valve that taps into the line. I would next check your icemaker fill tube to make sure it is not frozen. If it is then you will need to replace the saddle valve because it is due to low water pressure.
You can try to manually harvest the icemaker by turning the power switch off-on-off-on and then pushing the lever in three times in a row. This will harvest the icemaker. If the icemaker harvests and the rake moves then its most likely still good. (if theres a batch of cubes frozen in the ice maker then its def bad.) If you get it to harvest and no water comes in then you will know its a water supply issue.
Replacing the inlet valve and saddle valve will most likely correct the issue. You may only need a new saddle valve and they only cost about 10 bucks.
Let me know if this helps _MJ_

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HOW DO I ATTATCH WATER FOR THE ICE MAKER


You will need to purchase an icemaker install kit. It will come with a water line and a saddle valve. The saddle valve will be self piercing and you will need to basically mount it to your cold water pipe in your basement, crawl space or under the sink. Once the valve is mounted you need to attach the water line (plastic is easier to work with than copper and hook it to the valve. Then run it to your inlet valve on the back of the ref. You may need to drill a hole in the floor behind the ref to run the line if you are tapping into a water line in the basement.To tap the valve you just turn it clockwise and it will pierce the line. Then you should be all set to go be sure to check for leaks.
Hope this helps _MJ_

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ICE MAKER NOT GETTING ENOUGH WATER


I had this problem on a refrigerator with an automatic icemaker. Where the water line attaches to the source pipe is a Self-Piercing Tap valve (sometimes called a vampire tap, or a saddle valve). The hole that this device made to feed the freezer was not allowing sufficient flow during the fill cycle of the icemaker.

I had to turn off my water and trace the water line that feeds my refrigerator back to the water source. I then disassembled the valve, enlarged the hole in the water pipe slightly, and reassembled. Turn the water back on and check for leaks. The trick is to enlarge the hole just enough to deliver the need water, but keep it small enough so the saddle valve can seal the junction.

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Icemaker stopped making ice


remove the front plastic cover on the icemaker and you will see a bunch of little holes make a jumper wire out #10 or 12 house wire strip about 1/4 inch off the ends an insert in the holes marked t&h this will start a test cycle make sure you hold the plastic insulation so you don't get bit if the ice maker starts cycling remove the wire and watch for it to stop listen for the icemaker valve to open if the ice maker finishes and the valve didn’t fill replace the water valves if the icemaker doesnt cycle and you may have to kind of twist the jumper back and forth to get it to make contact depending on the gauge you used then replace the ice maker motor module if you hear the valve open and the ice maker doesnt fill check for a frozen ice fill tube that should do it

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Ice maker not making ice


this is from another post i did but will cover you too your ice it is on a separate valve as the water in the door so the water flow don't mean a lot in this case remove the front plastic cover on the icemaker and you will see a bunch of little holes make a jumper wire out #10 or 12 house wire strip about 1/4 inch off the ends an insert in the holes marked t&h this will start a test cycle make sure yuo hold the plastic insulation so you don't get bit if the ice maker starts cycleing remove the wire and watch for it to stop listen for the icemaker valve to open if the ice maker finishes and the valve didnt fill replace the water valves if the icemaker doesnt cycle and yuo may have to kinda twistm the jumper back and forth to get it to make contact depending on the gauge you used then replace the ice maker motor module if you hear the valve open and the ice maker doesnt fill check for a frozen ice fill tube that should do it

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Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator No Water to Icemaker or Door


Check to see that you do have water to the water valve on the fridge. You can disconnect right where the water line goes into the valve on the fridge. Next, if you can, check power at the valve while activating the water dispenser. If you have power at the valve when activating then the water valve is bad. Let me know what you find.

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Ice maker freezes up


Icemaker Fill Tube Freezing Make sure the water supply is greater than 20 psi. If too low, the water valve won't seat properly and it'll "weep." Common causes of low pressure are gunked-up saddle tap valves, kinked water supply line, and using a reverse osmosis filter to supply water to the icemaker. Check to see if the black, flexible portion of the fill tube is wrinkled, twisted, or kinked which can cause ice dams that block the fill tube. It turns out that the manufacturer's have been scratching their heads about this, too, and have concluded that the new fill tube air slit design helps prevent this problem.

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