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The ice maker stopped ejecting ice. Now no water going to icemaker

First the ice maker quit ejecting ice. Didn't do anything about it for over a year. We just used ice trays. Thought it was a hard water issue. Now we have RO water going to fridge and want an ice maker again. Took the ice maker out and cleaned it with vinegar and water. Put it back in. No water going into the tray. Is the water valve shot? Checked all the lines for freezes. None. Is there a sensor that tells the water to fill the tray? How does the damn thing work? I've notice that this seems to be a common problem with this model fridge.

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  • lotusbee Jun 19, 2008

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Hav u cleared the ejection area for any debris and the like?

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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    Yaz S Jun 14, 2008

    An ice making mechanism includes a tray for receiving water to be frozen into ice bodies, a sensor for determining whether the water is frozen, to initiate an ice-ejecting mode, a motor for rotating the tray to perform the ice-ejecting mode, a switching mechanism for indicating a state of the ice-ejecting mode, and a switch actuating structure driven by the motor for changing a state of the switches during the ice-ejecting mode. When an ice-ejecting mode is initiated, a time period for the state of the switching mechanism to be changed is compared with a reference time period. If the state of the switching mechanism has not been changed within the referenced time period, the ice-ejecting mode is stopped, and the tray is returned to an up-right position. Also, an alarm signal is generated indicating to a user that the ice-ejecting mode has been stopped.

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    Yaz S Jun 14, 2008

    To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source. 2. Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water supply and flush supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF water supply at shut off valve. 3. Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap. 4. Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line, as shown. 5. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten. 6. With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of refrigerator as shown. 7. Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns) behind refrigerator as shown and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface. 8. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that leak. 9. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source. 10. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for ON/OFF position of arm). for further assistance a fellow member has posted a tip
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