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If water keeps running after the fill cycle is usually indicates a bad fridge inlet valve. This valve controls the amount of water going into your icemaker. It is found where the water line goes into the fridge, usually in the back of the fridge at the bottom. You would need to cut the power to the fridge, turn off the water supply going into the fridge and remove a panel to get to it. You can check out online what a fridge water inlet valve looks like so you can identify it. It usually has 1-2 water lines going into it and 1-2 wire harnesses attached. You can buy new ones at a appliance parts store or online.
There is a tube that feeds the icemaker if you follow the water line from the inlet valve up the back of fridge and remove full tube you can see any ice buildup or try these.
There are only 3 things that will prevent an icemaker from not making ice.
1) Temperature in freezer. Most icemakers require that the temp in the freezer is at a minium of 6 degrees. If the thermostat in the icemaker is not reading this temp or below it will not let the icemaker call for water to make ice.
2) Icemaker. Is the arm on the icemaker in the correct position. Most models the arm should be down to operate and up to be off. Faulty icemaker. The internal components of the icemaker may have went out.
3) Water inlet valve. If the silinoid for the icemaker on the inlet valve is stuck it will not allow water to the icemaker. Over time inlet valves wear out.
Troubleshooting- Check the temp in freezer. If not 6 degrees or below you have another problem with your freezer. If at 6 degrees or below and you have ice and water through door unplug fridge, switch the two hoses from the inlet valve (NOT Possible on all inlets so check to make sure you can remove the hoses by pushing in on the cylinder that hose feeds into and pulling hose out) Switch the hoses than press the water through door feature. If you get water inlet valve is good. If you dont have ice and water though door than have your inlet valve tested. If inlet is good and temp is good replace icemaker. If you have any questions or need further assistance please respond. Thank you
There are several things that can prevent and icemaker from working.
1- Temp in freezer. If the temp in the freezer is higher than 6 degrees the ice makers thermistat will not call for water.
2- Water inlet valve. If the inlet valve is malfunctioning the silinoid may not be opening. Even if you are getting water through the door.
3- Faulty ice maker. If the internal components of the ice maker are no longer functioning it wont make ice.
To test the inlet valve. In the back of the fridge is and access panel near the bottom remove this panel and look at the inlet valve. now you should see 3 hoses. One is usually copper and runs directly from the house water supply. There will be two other hoses from the inlet. One leads into the fridge for the water in door feature. The other is for the icemaker. Switch the two hoses from the ice maker ( water in door and icemaker) than push the water in door feature and see if the water goes into icemaker. If it does not than replace inlet. If does and temp in freezer is below 6 degrees replace icemaker.
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There are 3 things that can prevent an ice maker from not working.
1- Temperature of freezzer- Temp must be below 6 degrees on most ice makers.
2- Water inlet valve- Depending on how your ice maker cycles it calls for water for 7.2 seconds. If you have ice and water though the door you have a dual valve and the ice maker selinoid ine the inlet may be bad. Also make sure water is getting to valve. Just because water is coming through the door does not mean water is entering fridge. There is a reservoir in fringe that holds around 3 gallons of water that can still make water come out the door without water entering fridge.
3- Faulty Ice maker- over time the winding and other components can get worn out and fail.
First check the temperature in the freezer.
Next check the inlet valve. To do this you need to remove the hose going from the inlet valve to ice maker and switch with the hose leading to door. Push the actuator in the door to call for water and see if water enters the ice maker. If it does inlet is good. Replace Icemaker. If not replace inlet valve. There may be a problem with the icemaker still but wont know until inlet is fixed.
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Your inlet tube that goes to the icemaker may be frozen.To Check: Shut off water supply to Fridge, disconnect thewater line that goes to the icemaker at top back. Use a flexible item to insert in the water line connection.I used a zip tie. If the flexible item won't all the throughto the ice maker, the line is frozen. Thaw out the tube from inside the freezer with a hair dryer. Re-connecteverything, you now have ice . . . Solution #2: You may have to replace your "Water InletValve" located at bottom right rear of Fridge.Easy to do, just follow the color codes, be sure and shut off the water.
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Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. It's on the back where the water supply connects to the fridge. 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.
The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice
maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear
it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube
it will freeze.You can take the water
line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
Pour about 2/3 cup of water into icemaker . If it freezes and does not dump , replace the icemaker . Check to make sure the coils are clean of dust , lint , pet hair , etc . If it does dump , and does not refill with water , replace the water inlet valve ( piece behind refrig where the wall water line connects to on the fridge ) . Check to make sure the fill tube that fills the icemaker is not blocked with ice , still indicating a bad water inlet valve ( slow seep ) .
Hi, Yes you can. When the icemaker cycles, do you hear the inlet valve buzzing? If you blew through the line that goes from the inlet valve to the icemaker and it is open, sounds like the inlet valve is bad.
If you want to just get the ice out you could turn off the fridge and defrost every thing, i.e. you have to not have food in it that will spoil, but basically plan to be without the fridge freezer for a day and take all the food out - turn it off / unplug it and let it warm up with the doors open ( it should only take a coulple of hours at the most . Clean it all out and wipe it down then - close the doors and plug it in or turn it on again.
IF you are just wondering how to get the ice that is in their out, is the ice maker turned off ? There is a metal bar above or along side the ice maker that can be raised or lowered. In its rasied position it turns the ise maker off so if its raised lower it to get the ice maker to work.
If it is lowered and its still not working it may be an issue with the heating element - see the following write up:-
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Fixing an Ice MakerIce maker not working?
Fortunately, icemakers are relatively simple in operation and easy to fix when
they don't work. You can do it!An icemaker is a
small appliance that fits inside a refrigerator's freezer and makes ice cubes.
The water flows through a tube to an inlet valve on the back of the
refrigerator. When water is needed, the valve lets the water flow into an ice
cube mold, where it freezes. When a thermostat senses that the ice is cold enough, a
heater melts the ice surface so that ejector blades can push the cubes into a
bin. The cycle repeats until a shutoff arm stops it when the bin is full.Disassemble an icemaker:
Unplug the refrigerator.
Remove the icemaker's front cover by unscrewing or
prying it off as needed (refer to the owner's manual for specifics).
Remove the ice bin, shelves, and vertical
Remove remaining screws, disconnect the icemaker
wires from the harness connector or socket, and remove the unit from the
Remove the back access panel (see Fixing a Refrigerator) and any fasteners that
hold the inlet valve to the refrigerator.
Service the water inlet valve:
Turn off the water supply at the saddle valve on the
Disconnect the inlet valve from the refrigerator (see
Unscrew the tubes from the valve, letting excess
water drain into a bowl.
Unplug the wires from the valve.
Use a multimeter on
RX10 (resistance times 10) to probe both terminals on the valve solenoid. An
infinite reading means the valve solenoid is bad; a reading of 1,000 ohms or
less means it is probably good.
Remove the plate and filter screen from the water
inlet. Wash a clogged screen with a toothbrush under running water. Replace the
screen if it is rusted or damaged.
MAKE SURE THE ICEMAKER IS ON,ON OFF BUTTON OR LEVER IN DOWN POSITION,CHECK TUBE BEHIND ICE MAKER PULL IT OUT LOOK IN IT LOOK IN FREEZER HOLE TO MAKE SURE IT'S NOT FROZE UP,CHECK WATER INLET VALVE ON LOWER BACK OF FRIG.,LOOSEN CONNECTION TO SEE IF GETTING WATER,IF WATER IS COMING OUT IT IS A BAD WATER VALVE ONLY ONE SIDE TO WATER DISPENSER IS WORKING,VALVE IS NOT OPENIBG TO ICEMAKER SIDE,THANKS-MIKE