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Ice maker not filling with water

How can i manually activate the ice maker so that I can check the voltage across the solenoid valve? Thanks for your help.

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  • JohnClark Jun 19, 2008

    The ice maker does not fill up with water.

    Anybody have an idea of what first steps to take?

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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.
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  • 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.

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