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-My Maytag RSW22A side by side Refer/Freezer stopped making ice. The water still works, the tines still turn every hour or so as if there were cubes there but the tray no longer fills up with water. Just prior to this happening, we had to shut off the water to the house for a day for some repairs. Is there some kind of priming I have to do to get the water flowing into the ice maker again? Could a valve to the icemaker be bad even though the valve to the water dispenser still works? Thanks.

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Hi, I am wondering if when you had the water turned of the fill tube may have frozen over. Try switching the unit of for an hour and see if the water returns to the icemaker.

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    Graeme Ross Mar 22, 2008

    oh and defrosting the freezer while you are at it would be worthwhile to be sure that everything warms up enough to thaw the frozen blocked feeder/valve

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HI,

There are four main reasons why the ice maker may not be producing ice:
1. Check to see if the stop arm is in the OFF (up) position.
2. Check to see if the water supply is turned off.
3. The water pressure may be too low.
4. The freezer temperature setting may be too warm.

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You need a new high voltage control board. This is a known problem.

Here's what you do...........
call maytag 1-888 4maytag, Tell them your problem... they will ask for your model # and serial #, tell them you know what the problem is its that you need a new high voltage board and you have gone on-line and you know that it is the problem. they will send you a high voltage board and you call them back and they will send a repair man all for free.

Let me know if this doesn't help you and don't forget to rate the solution, good luck

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 22, 2008

    also confirm through them that there is no other way of fixing this problem but I believe this is the only solution

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• Allow approximately 3 to 6 hours after installation to receive first harvest of ice.

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