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Icemaker does not work

Cold water dispenser works but icemaker does not. i tried using a hair dyrer over the water tube feed and the water resovoir please help!!

Freezer icemaker tube is freezing over and clogging. I have used a hairdryer to release the pressure of the frozen tube, but it just froze back up again. Any ideas?

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Hello Netmindr32,
You will need to replace your inlet valve. The problem is the water is slowly leaking into your icemaker fill line and freezing up. You will have a double inlet valve and the line going to your dispencer may be working fine but the one going to the icemaker is not sealing off. Be sure to defrost all the ice out after replacing the inlet valve. And please allow several cycles of your icemaker before it makes its first batch. It can take 2-3 cycles to fill lines and filters depending on your model. Lots of luck to you and please let me know if this helped you. Mca0824@aol.com

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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