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Ice maker not producing ice. Changed the water solenoid valve and the ice maker. still no ice! what is the problem here. how can i remedy this.

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Good Day,
Obvious but,
Shut water off to house at the meter. Remove supply line to water valve. Place end in a bucket, have someone turn on main valve for a 15 second count. Should have a hard steady supply from the line into the bucket.
If no joy, and this is common,
Remove Ice maker and see if ice has built up in supply tube from outside back of machine into the rear of the ice maker.
If iced, defrost, but caution. Heat guns, hair dryers ect. can do more harm than good. Go slow.
I do not recommend heat because of all the plastic and vinyl. Just shutting down the machine by unplugging it, and air drying.
P.S. I've installed brand new ice makers and valves that didn't work out of the box.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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