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No ice from the ice maker

We have water on the door, but no ice from the ice maker? How do I fix this problem?

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  • lboyer840 May 09, 2010

    Great suggestion however, our ref. is a side-by-side. Where do I find the coil for this type of appliance?

  • lboyer840 May 12, 2010

    Some more questions:

    I tried your suggestion and made a jumper between the contact points L & V. I didn't get any water. I then verified the water valve works by applying power directly to the valve, it does. How do I test the ice level infrared sensor? Doesn't this sense the ice level in the bucket? If the ice is low this will create the demand to make more ice? Correct??

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The same water valve has 2 functions. It has 2 coils. I imagine the coil on the ice maker side is gone. Make a romex horseshoe jumper and jump between V and L to see if water comes to the ice maker. That way you would know if that solenoid is working.

Posted on May 09, 2010

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    Dan Webster May 09, 2010

    Check it out

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster May 09, 2010

    All you have to do is follow the water line to the rear of the ice box and you will find the watervalve sir

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There are two solenoid-operated water valves - one for the water dispenser and one for the icemaker. They're located near the water connection at the back of the fridge. There is no pump; the water pressure sends water to the icemaker whenever this valve is opened by the icemaker controls. Your symptoms sound like the coil is burned out on the valve. You can check it by disconnecting the wires and checking for coil continuity with an ohmeter. If the coil is open, replace the valve. Both valves might be combined into one assembly, so be sure you test both coils. Of course it's also possible that the trouble is in the icemaker itself, but a failed intake valve is more likely.

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SOURCE: water dispenser on front of refrigerator door does not dispense water. Ice Cube maker continues to make ice cubes. Defrosting doesn't fix problem.

Water dispensing solenoid is bad. You need to replace the solenoid valve. This typically is independent of the ice maker.

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