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Ice maker hooked up for the first time doesn't work.

  1. Water comes from water pipe, usually with a shut off valve (open??).
  2. Yes
  3. Fridge has a small filter (for sand etc.) at inlet. (not clogged??)
  4. No
  5. Water travels to solenoid valve, and waits for request. (do you hear it click when water requested??)
  6. No
  7. Water usually goes to a fine filter..(these fail (plug) quite regularly).
  8. Water goes through storage in back of cool section (Inside fridge- is it full of water?).
  9. I can not find any water storage area in fridge or freezer.
  10. Water goes to ice maker on fill request.
  11. ?? Is the power switch "on" (to icemaker)??
  12. Yes
  13. ?? Is the full / stop filling paddle/bar up?
  14. No
  15. ...ask me more questions
  16. Where exactly is the storage?

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Hi, The storage is usually on the back fridge wall near bottom. Your answer indicates the demand solenoid is not operating. You will need to check wiring connection at the solenoid, and at the ice maker plug. Best of luck.

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