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Our ice maker stopped working after our town had a water shortage and shut off supply for a period of time.

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Ck the wate valve and the screens in the valve they may have pluged off . mm

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

When there is a long term water outtage all kinds of things can be introduced into your water system. Most likely there is debris in your water supply line or water valve assy on your refrigerator.

1. Turn off the water supply to your refigerator.
2. Remove the water supply line
3. Turn on the water and purge the water line. ( If there is not water coming through the line at this point the water shut off valve at the supply connection is probably clogged. ) Then reconnect the line and turn on the water.

4. After purging the supply line unplug the refrigerator
a. Make a test cord for the water valve solenoid by using an old extension cord and cutting off the end and installing female termials available at any applaince parts source or some hardware supply sources.
b. Remove the fiberboard rear cover of the unit and gain access to the water valve
c. Disconnect the 2 terminals of the ice maker water valve solenoid and connect your test cord.
d. Remove the plastic line that goes to the icemaker at the top connection by pulling down and place in a bucket.
e. Plug the test cord into the wall outlet. Water should flow into the bucket.
f. Unplug the water valve solenoid test cord. Water MUST stop.

If you do not get water flow at this point your water valve is clogged. You can either try to reverse flow with water and power to unclog it or... use LP air at a distance pointing into the top plastic line with the test cord connected to the wall outlet. If it does not clear then your only option is to replace the water valve.

g. Remove the test cord and reconnect unit wires to the water valve solenoid.

Here is a link on how to cycle the ice maker:
http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=12&newsdesk_id=34

Just note that there is only 7.5 seconds that water is supplied when the sweep fingers are near vertical.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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Suggested approach to fixing your problem:

Your ice maker is designed to fill with water for 6 to 8 seconds. Depending on your city water pressure, anything longer than eight seconds will overfill the ice tray and either over flow the ice maker or create cubes that have difficulty ejecting.
There are two basic issues that commonly cause an overfill condition.
  • The first is an ice maker that is sending power to the water inlet valve for a period longer than eight seconds.
  • The next problem which is the subject of this answer is a water inlet valve that is closing too slowly. The power to the valve is being shut off in the correct amount of time, but due to imperfections in the valve, it is closing in a delayed fashion.

How to Diagnosis:

The easiest way to determine if your water inlet valve is the culprit, is to install a meter volt meter across the leads of the water inlet valve.
  1. Set the voltage range for 110v.
  2. Manually cycle the ice maker and watch the meter.
  3. When the ice maker begins to fill with water the meter will read voltage coming from the ice maker.
  4. Note the difference in time between when the voltage is cut from the valve and when the water quits filling the ice maker.
  5. If the water shuts off immediately when the voltage is removed, the valve is likely operating correctly.
  6. If this is the case, it is likely that the voltage will be applied to the valve for a period of time greater than eight seconds.
  7. This generally indicates an ice maker control problem.
However, if the voltage is removed from the valve and it continues to fill, the valve is likely at fault. This indicates that due to particle build-up or mechanical failure the valve has lost its ability to shut immediately. In that case, simply replace the valve and it should fix your problem.

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First, measuring the coil Resistance doesn't work. A valve can measure fine, but refuse to open.
First, shut the water off to the house at the meter. remove the line from the valve, put the line into a bucket, and have someone turn the water valve on full for a 15 second or so count. The water must come out and strongly.
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