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Amana SBS Water and Ice maker issues

About two weeks ago my ice maker started to make hollow ice cubes frozen on the outside and air on the inside. Since then I have noticed a delay in the water dispenser throught the door. I push the glass againts the leaver and there is a 2-3 second delay before the water dispenses. Now no water is going to the ice maker and it is therefore not producing any ice. The pressure from the water dispenser is the same as it has always been (good) but it now has the delay. Any thoughts? Thank you for your help

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  • cuchuflo Jul 23, 2008

    I have a delay as well on the water dispenser of my Amana refrigerator. The delay in my case is something ridiculous like 30 to 40 seconds. The water pressure is still great but that delay is killing me.

    I have had some friends over to check it out and none of them have seen a problem like that before. They bwere looking for a filter but this refrigerator doesn't have any.

    Any ideas?

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The water solenoid on the back of the refrigerator at the bottom is becoming clogged. There is only a very small hole in the diaphram of the valve. I suspect you have very hard water, or at least a fair amount of sediment in the water.
This valve will most likely need to be replaced by a qualified technician.
They sometimes can be cleaned, but it doesn't always work.

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