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Amana ice maker not working

We have tried all the usual things and have now found that the water is only going so far up the water pipe at the back of the fridge. The water comes out of the water dispenser but does not go all the way to the ice maker. Can you help

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From your description, would it be likely to assume that you are experiencing a water pressure issue? If so, then I would start the investigation at the supply valve that attaches to your homes water lines and do whatever is best for you, i.e. replace the valve or attempt to disassemble and inspect it for blockage. Once that has been removed from the list of suspects, the next culprit is your water inlet valve on the refrigerator. This has filter screens and can become blocked by water residue. These can be removed and cleaned or you can replace the valve to completely eliminate any other electrical/mechanical aspects of the valve. Below is a link to assist you in finding parts and diagnostic tips.
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Posted on Jun 19, 2008


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