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Mouse chewed icemaker feed tube.

How does the line attach to the valve?

Can I just replace the line, or do I need to replace the valves also?

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You should be able to replace the line only. They attach to the valve with a compression type connection.

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If I connect plastic tube to back of fill tube shouldn't I be able to blow freely thru it? how do I remove the filler tube that goes thru back of frig to the icemaker?


Line to Ice maker is probably frozen due to long term "inactivity". I run hot water through a small flex tube and a plunger feed device or a Drugstore Syringe recommended by dentists to cope with tooth extraction. I used it for frozen dispenser line. It should work for your Ice maker fill line.

Mar 04, 2015 | Refrigerators

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How to repair an ice-maker of a refrigerator


An icemaker receives water through a small, 1/4-inch water supply line that runs from the refrigerator to a water pipe, where it is connected by a tap valve. The water supply line enters a valve in the refrigerator that is controlled by an electric solenoid that sends water through a fill tube into a mechanized icemaker assembly. There, the water freezes and is dumped into an ice bin. When the bin is full, the ice lifts a bail wire that turns off the icemaker. If the water’s route is blocked or the solenoid doesn’t work—or if the bail wire is lifted—the icemaker won’t make ice. (Also note that your home’s water pressure must be strong enough to serve an icemaker.)
Here are a few steps you can take to get your icemaker working (be sure the bail wire above the ice tray is in the down position):
1) If the icemaker doesn’t make ice but you can see the arm swing into motion and you hear a buzz for about 10 seconds after it is finished, the water valve is asking for water that isn’t arriving. This means the valve and the solenoid are probably okay, but the water supply is not. Be sure the water supply line isn’t kinked behind or beneath the refrigerator (1/4-inch copper tubing is much better than plastic fill line).
2) Check to see if something has caused ice to back up around the mechanism—this can cause the fill tube to freeze, blocking the mechanism. When ice cubes are small and seem to be getting smaller, it generally indicates a frozen fill tube.
3) Check the water line that enters the back of the freezer for a blockage. Find the water shut-off valve behind the refrigerator or under the sink, turn it off, unscrew the copper line from the back of the refrigerator, put the copper line in a bucket, turn on the valve, and see if pressurized water pours out.
4) Check the tap valve; a bad tap valve may cause the problem where the icemaker’s supply tube connects to the water pipe. If necessary, replace the inlet valve and the tap valve. For the tap valve, use the type that requires you to drill a 1/4-inch hole (as opposed to the “self-piercing” type). You can do this yourself, or call a repairperson or plumber to install an inline water filter when replacing the valve.
5) The water line attaches to a solenoid at the back of the refrigerator and then travels to the icemaker. The solenoid may be defective or may not be receiving power. You can try removing the sediment screen inside the solenoid and flushing it with water to clean it, and at the same time you can inspect any seals or diaphragms to ensure that they are sound. Unplug the refrigerator first. Unless you’re skilled at home repairs, this job is better left in the hands of an appliance repairperson.

on Sep 02, 2010 | Refrigerators

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No water being delivered to the ice maker tray . Water in the door works, new water filter. Tried disconnecting power for 5 mins. Can the water intake freeze. Should I let the freezer defrost ???


There is a tube that feeds the icemaker if you follow the water line from the inlet valve up the back of fridge and remove full tube you can see any ice buildup or try these.

There are only 3 things that will prevent an icemaker from not making ice.

1) Temperature in freezer. Most icemakers require that the temp in the freezer is at a minium of 6 degrees. If the thermostat in the icemaker is not reading this temp or below it will not let the icemaker call for water to make ice.

2) Icemaker. Is the arm on the icemaker in the correct position. Most models the arm should be down to operate and up to be off. Faulty icemaker. The internal components of the icemaker may have went out.

3) Water inlet valve. If the silinoid for the icemaker on the inlet valve is stuck it will not allow water to the icemaker. Over time inlet valves wear out.

Troubleshooting- Check the temp in freezer. If not 6 degrees or below you have another problem with your freezer. If at 6 degrees or below and you have ice and water through door unplug fridge, switch the two hoses from the inlet valve (NOT Possible on all inlets so check to make sure you can remove the hoses by pushing in on the cylinder that hose feeds into and pulling hose out) Switch the hoses than press the water through door feature. If you get water inlet valve is good. If you dont have ice and water though door than have your inlet valve tested. If inlet is good and temp is good replace icemaker. If you have any questions or need further assistance please respond. Thank you

Aug 01, 2011 | Amana 22.6 cu. ft. Side-By-Side...

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There is no water flowing to my ice maker but i do have water for drinking flowing


Check back behind the icemaker there is a plastic tube make sure is is not froze up...Observe the back of fridge there is a water line that goes from the water valve to the tube near the top check that it is attached and in good condition... There are 2 more things to check, the water valve, as the icemaker side may not be functioning... The next would be the ice-maker unit may have failed and not be powering the water valve as needed... If you can hook up a test cord to the valve and it works replace the icemaker unit... If the valve does not work replace the valve.
If I can help with anything else please let me know.

Apr 07, 2010 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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I have a GE model TPX 24BPBA WW and have a water leak on my floor. I disconnected the icemaker water feed and leak stopped. What's wrong


do you live in an area where there are rodents such as mice ? if yes there is a possibility that they have eaten the plastic water line that feeds from the ice maker water valve to the ice maker itself . when they get thirsty you would be surprised what they will actually chew through to get water. regardless the cause, you probably have a broken water line between the ice maker water valve and ice maker unit .

Mar 17, 2010 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Water is freezing in the tube feeding into the ice maker. What could be the cause?


Generally the cause is a defective water valve that feeds the icemaker.
The water valve is allowing a small amount of water to leak past the seat. The water then slowly drips down the icemaker fill tube and freezes in the tube causing a blockage of ice to fill the diameter of the fill tube.

Replace the water valve.
Clean or replace the water supply valve that supplies the house water to the water valve on the ref.
This will ensure trouble free ice maker operation.

Jan 16, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Water for the ice maker does go through the valve but not through the top rubber coated feed through to inside of freezer. Is this another valve or just an insulated feed port to the freezer that supplies...


Hi There
I have found this for you,read this and let me know how it goes.
The ice maker is producing ice poorly When an ice maker is producing ice poorly--when it produces just a few cubes or none, or when the cubes are too small--it's usually because of a clogged water line or a defective water inlet valve. First, check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve.
Thank you for writing to fix ya.
Best Regards Richard

Dec 29, 2009 | LG 25.9 cu. ft. Side By Side Refrigerator...

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The ice maker stopped working what could be wrong


Here are a few steps you can take to get your icemaker working (be sure the bail wire above the ice tray is in the down position):

1) If the icemaker doesn't make ice but you can see the arm swing into motion and you hear a buzz for about 10 seconds after it is finished, the water valve is asking for water that isn't arriving. This means the valve and the solenoid are probably okay, but the water supply is not. Be sure the water supply line isn't kinked behind or beneath the refrigerator (1/4-inch copper tubing is much better than plastic fill line).

2) Check to see if something has caused ice to back up around the mechanism—this can cause the fill tube to freeze, blocking the mechanism. When ice cubes are small and seem to be getting smaller, it generally indicates a frozen fill tube.

3) Check the water line that enters the back of the freezer for a blockage. Find the water shut-off valve behind the refrigerator or under the sink, turn it off, unscrew the copper line from the back of the refrigerator, put the copper line in a bucket, turn on the valve, and see if pressurized water pours out.

4) Check the tap valve; a bad tap valve may cause the problem where the icemaker's supply tube connects to the water pipe. If necessary, replace the inlet valve and the tap valve. For the tap valve, use the type that requires you to drill a 1/4-inch hole (as opposed to the "self-piercing" type). You can do this yourself, or call a repairperson or plumber to install an inline water filter when replacing the valve.

NOTE: The water line attaches to a solenoid at the back of the refrigerator, and then travels to the icemaker. The solenoid may be defective or may not be receiving power. You can try removing the sediment screen inside the solenoid and flushing it with water to clean it; be sure to inspect any seals or diaphrams. Unplug the refrigerator first.

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Not getting water from the plastic valve to the icemaker (Have water from the bottom of frig to the valve) --- any ideas? by the way the thing on the icemaker is flipped down so that is not the solution.


#1 Defective switch or thermal fuse in Icemaker not sending voltage to the valve.
#2 Defective water inlet valve
#3 Frozen fill tube to Icemaker (the tube that goes through the back wall and feeds the icemaker)

Apr 01, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Icemaker does not work


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

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