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Water wont go all the way into the ice maker

I have water that runs to my water dispenser and its perfect, however the water doesnt seem to want to go into the ice maker, sometimes you can see the water get up about 3/4 of the way in the hose but then for some reason it stops and slowly starts draining back down... any help is appreciated to save me from spending 100.00 or more for a .50 cent problem

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  • dougjmb Oct 08, 2009

    sorry if i sound stupid here as i'm not a manly man i guess because i dont know alot about handyman situations. I've taken the water valve off the back of the fridge and was going to switch the water and ice hoses to see if i switched them if the water would go into the ice tray maker at all, but the hoses are 2 different sizes so i was unable to test it that way. How do you check the filter? Is it in the water valve connected to the back of the fridge? And if so what part of it? As i was looking at the valve i saw the water / ice hoses and then 2 other hoses connected to it as well so i'm not sure where to look. As i've stated the water dispenses perfect... its just the water that supposed to go up the tube to the ice maker will only go about 3/4 the way up then stop and slowly drain back down.... i thought also at the top of the tube maybe it could be frozen, but as we just bought this fridge off of craigs list about a week ago, and havent had the water to the fridge turned on until tonight, i don't see that as being an issue

  • dougjmb Oct 08, 2009

    also tried to switch the wires that woodchuck789 suggested but as with the water hoses they are 2 different sizes so was unable to test it that way as well

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The water inlet valve on the back of the unit where the water supply comes in can have a slow leak and will cause ice to buildup and block the fill tube. Disconnect the ice maker line from the valve and watch to see if it has a slow drip. It doesn’t take much to eventually block the fill tube.
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Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.

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    Charles T Nevin Oct 08, 2009

    There is a mesh screen on the water inlet valve where the water comes in. Make sure it's clean and while you have it disconnected let the water run into a bowl to get any sediment out and to see how much water pressure you have. Disconnect both lines coming out of the valve and try the dispenser to check the water flow. Since the wires won't fit you can swap them by using insulated gloves or insulated pliers or any other idea you can come up with and try the dispenser to check the water flow on the ice maker side of the valve. While you have it disconnected try blowing through the ice maker line to see if it's clear.


    The ice maker side of the valve may not be opening up much, causing your problem.

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Check water pressur and check for leaks in the entire system, check if filter is clogged
if that is all ok replace water valve

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Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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Compressor not running on refrigerator?
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