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  • tarorke Aug 25, 2010

    The holding tank inside the fridge is full and the ice maker is working. Is there a seperate pump to draw water from the tank or is it forced out from the main pump?



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There is a water valve(inlet) that is responsible for the flow of water to the dispenser and ice maker(if equipped). i recommend testing the operational value of this valve.((Make sure the lines are not frozen before testing. frozen lines will affect the flow also))
The water inlet valve is located behind your refrigerator. Find the water supply line coming into the valve and turn it off at the source (typically under the sink). Disconnect the supply line. Remove the screws that secure the inlet valve in place.
The water inlet valve is connected by two wires. Label the wire placement on the water inlet valve before disconnecting the wires. The wires are connected to the terminals with slip on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If the connectors are corroded they should be replaced.
Inspect the filter screen where the supply line connects. Remove any debris or deposits that may have built up using a toothbrush or warm running water. If you cannot clear the clog, it will be necessary to replace the valve (the filter is not removable on most inlet valves).
Test the water inlet valve for continuity using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X100 (if available, otherwise use the nearest ohm setting). Place a probe on each terminal. The multimeter should display a reading of 200 to 500 ohms. Close inspection of the inlet valve and especially the coil may reveal the exact ohm resistance rating to test for. If the water inlet valve does not pass this test, it should be replaced.

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There is a water inlet valve that comes in the back of most refrigerators, and it could be bad. Read this blog about this problem:
http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/maytag-magic-chef-admiral-jenn-air/19395-maytag-mzd2667hes-water-dispenser-problem.html
This page talks about the micro-switch in the door being the culprit:
http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/maytag-magic-chef-admiral-jenn-air/19673-ice-water-dispenser-microswitch-sticking.html
This blog tells how to test the water inlet solenoid:
http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/sears-kenmore/14904-testing-ice-maker-water-supply-solenoid.html
Might be the door micro-switch, so check that out first.
If you google your make and model number, you might be able to find a site that describes the exact model and has diagrams to assist you.
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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