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My icemaker has stopped receiving water

I still get water to the door dispenser. The icemaker is turned on and has been working great for over a year. The icemaker will cycle as if it were making and pushing out ice, but no water = no ice!!
I did replace the icemaker a year ago. I can hear the water attempt to fill, however "no water" is dispersed. The 1/2 inch tube that dispenses water is not filled with ice.

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It sounds like your water valve is bad. you have a double water valve - one side operates the ice maker and the other side operates the water dispenser. the ice maker side of the valve is bad.

you can manually pour a little water in the ice maker ice mold and wait an hour or so - if it dumps the ice then you know for sure that the ice maker is cycling and water is not getting to the ice maker from the water valved

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