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If there is no water entering the ice maker then it may be the inlet is freezing or simply not working. This is normally caused by the flow solenoid not fully shutting off or not opening at all. If it does not completely shut off, this will allow some water to flow into the freezer after it should shut off and it freezes blocking the line. The water enters the refrigerator on the rear through a 1/4" line flowing into an electric solenoid. If the water's route is blocked or the solenoid does not work, no water, no ice. Of course if the bail wire is lifted it cannot make ice. If you see the arm swing into action and 10 seconds later, you hear a buzz but no water flows the ice maker is asking for water but it is not getting there. This probably means the solenoid is ok and you have a kinked water supply line or the filter inside the solenoid is clogged. Also check the fill tube to make sure it is not frozen. A hair dryer will thaw it out quickly. If ice is laying around the fill tube it will freeze over. Check the line entering the solenoid. Turn the water supply off, disconnect it from the solenoid and put it in a bucket turn the water on and see if you have water. Lastly the solenoid itself can be defective. Either it is not opening or it is not completely shutting off. Either way it will stop the flow of water. Replacing the solenoid is fairly straight forward if you buy a direct OEM replacement and not a universal valve that fits many units. The make and model of your unit is necessary to get a replacement.

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