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Re: Icemaker works/no water
You have to test to determine this get a meter or test light and hook up to the water valve plug back there get the old lady to push the water dispesner and see if you got 120 if so make sure the water line isnt frozen i just take the water line off (be ready for some water) and then power up the valve if water comes out the valve is good
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Remove the back of the unit, remove the water valve from under the unit without damaging the water line. trade the wires that connect the valves. depress the water selector at the dispencer. if you hear water flowing, replace the dual water valve. You have to achive 15 degrees to cycle the icemaker but in most cases you can lift the bar on the icemaker for 3 minutes and then lower it to cycle the icemaker. If you remove the front white cover from the icemaker , then force clockwise movement on the large cam, the icemaker will then cycle. It requires only a very small amount of force to start the movement. If it doesnt cycle, replace the icemaker. If both the icemaker cycles and the water valve operates,you will need to call a qualified tech to correct the temperature problem if 15 degrees is not achived.
Your ice maker can be rebuilt. I would disconnect it from the plug and remove it and carefully take it apart. Be careful not to loose the lever arm spring as you disassemble. Look at it once the screws ar removed under the front cover. It is rare to have a defective new water control valve. But once the ice maker is unplugged you will know because the ice maker is what tells the water to come on once the cube rake reaches home position. Sometimes the thermostat that tell the water on is stuck or the micro switch that tells the heater below the ice maker to remain on causing the same symptoms. So it will be most likely the ice maker and less likely the water control valve. The parts are priced so high it is cheaper to buy new than to buy parts. But I have fixed them without replacing parts. Sometimes the micro-switches just get stuck. What to rebuild it and me help you? Sea Breeze
Good day, There is a micro switch in the ice maker that turns on the water valve for approx. 7 seconds, and then closes it. If the valve is hanging open, even though receiving no input from the ice maker then the water valve needs replaced.
If the icemaker is still in the refrig ,(easily removed with 1 screw ) pour about 2/3 cup of water into it . Also check the black fill hose which is above the icemaker fill cup , to see if it is frozen closed . If the icemaker dumps the cubes , and doesn't refill with water , replace the water inlet valve behind the refrig . If it doesnt dump the ice , replace the icemaker . My parts site is down , or I would give you part numbers for the water inlet valve and the complete icemaker .
The laser light should flash 2 times , pause , flash 2 times etc , if working correctly . If the laser light is not on , then the icemaker is in the harvest mode . If it stays off , icemaker is bad . If you close the flap on the left side of the freezer , the light should go off , until you release the flap . If these factors are ok , then the optics are ok .
on your icemaker you can tell if its a internal problem or a water valve ,,,,, 1st feel inside for any ice ,,, if ice is in icemaker the valve is working ,,, pull fingers on icemaker to get it started and watch it, if it makes its cycle and fills again the the icemaker itself is bad ,,, contact me and i will see if i can help with part or parts / larry
ok as far as the water in your door goes sounds like the micro switch is getting a little gummy and sticking this happens when people dump ice in sweet drinks and some splashes up locate the switch and spray a little wd 40 on it as to you ice it is on a separate valve as the water in the door so the water flow don't mean a lot in this case remove the front plastic cover on the icemaker and you will see a bunch of little holes make a jumper wire out #10 or 12 house wire strip about 1/4 inch off the ends an insert in the holes marked t&h this will start a test cycle make sure yuo hold the plastic insulation so you don't get bit if the ice maker starts cycleing remove the wire and watch for it to stop listen for the icemaker valve to open if the ice maker finishes and the valve didnt fill replace the water valves if the icemaker doesnt cycle and yuo may have to kinda twistm the jumper back and forth to get it to make contact depending on the gauge you used then replace the ice maker motor module if you hear the valve open and the ice maker doesnt fill check for a frozen ice fill tube that should do it
Possible problems could a bad water valve (dual valve), bad micro switch which is activated by pressing the button for water to come out. On some models the bracket that holds the micro switch could be broken not allowing the button to activate.
Have you made sure your water supply was good and a good steady flow of water is flowing in to the back orf the fridge?/ If you have then theres a small micro switch that opens a water valve at the proper moment of the cycle of the ice maker. This switch is inside the icemaker up against a small cam being driven by a small motor. The switch activates a small valve that lets the water flow into the ice maker.if the water flow is good its the switch or the valve. Good luck