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Amana SZD26VW about 10 years old - no water or ice

We had this problem once before and I can't remember how we solved it.
The water has slowed down and stopped running therefore the ice maker is no longer making ice.
Could it be a filter issue? Will water run if I take out the filter?

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  • Dollymom May 11, 2008

    Another thing I was told was that the fridge compartment may be getting too cold and freezing the line behind the fridge and to turn up the fridge temp.

    This seems to have cured the problem - at least it's working again. :) Thanks for trying

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Probaly the water inlet pump behind the fridge is defective or the filters are clogged I'd change the filter first if this dosen't help i'd say change the water inlet pump

Posted on May 09, 2008

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Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html
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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/compressor-not-running-on-refrigerator.html
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http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-stopped-making-ice.html

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http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-overflows-in-ice-maker-and.html

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http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-ice-maker-assembly.html

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You did not include a model number so this is very generic. When an ice maker slows or stops production often the problem is not the ice maker but a symptom of other problems. The biggest reason they stop working and you still have water in door is that here is an ice block on the evaporator coils. The freezer has to cool down to 14 - 16 F before the ice maker thermostat will actuate and begine the harvest cycle.

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