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My frigidaire ice maker is not working. there is no water in line that leads to it from the valve. the water dispenser works. also, i checked the ohms on the valve assembly and 2 of them are within specs, but the 3rd one measures 190 (specs say it should be between 200 and 300). do you feel the solenoid for the ice maker is bad? what else should i check?

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  • graym398 Jan 03, 2011

    there is no ice anywhere behind the panel and the line is not frozen. there is no water in the line leading to the ice maker.

  • graym398 Jan 04, 2011

    there is no ice build up. i had checked the valve with a ohm meter, so i'm not convinced the valve is bad (see my first post). how can i check to see that the actual ice maker is working properly?

  • graym398 Jan 04, 2011

    i have a different ice maker than the one shown in the video you sent me. i looked at mine and there are two holes in the plate that has the gears. would these be the ones to jump? i have a frigidaire model plhs267zab5.

  • graym398 Jan 05, 2011

    Ice maker still not fixed and I was too busy to work on it today. I hope to continue tomorrow.

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Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve and then try the water dispenser. The water should go into your ice maker. This will tell you if the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear. If it gets water then the ice maker may start cycling when it freezes and dumps the ice.

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It sounds like the valve is bad, if there's no water in it. The 190 reading could indicate a bad reading. It's hard to say if the solenoid for the ice maker is bad, until you get some water to it and check it.
I would concentrate on that valve- it sure sounds like it's bad.
If you go to the following website and enter your model number, you might get some diagrams and parts lists to assist you:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/
Here's a blog about Frigidaire ice makers, which may help you:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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The solenoid could check good but the innards of the water valve might be fouled. So even if it checked good it could still be bad. The ice maker is what powers the valve. Nothing else. Their are types of ice makers. The Compact and the Modular. my frigidaire ice maker is - themobilian_668.jpg

The compact looks like THIS

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Hello

To start with you should please follow these basic troubleshooting steps

look in the back at the bottom where the main water feed comes in, its hooked to a little plastic valve, and on the other side is the plastic line that goes to the ice maker in the back.

Also, look inside freezer, unscrew little door in the back in look into the coils, if they are covered in ice, its another problem in the lower front which you will need an appliance repairman to fix, doesnt cost much, get the right person, check inside freezer first before doing anything, if no ice on the coils, order the part, that is your problem.

Check the fill tube that runs into the icemaker if it is frozen shut... You need to remove that and thaw it out and then it should work...get a hair dryer and turn it onto the back of the refrigerator where the water goes into the icemaker. Be careful not to leave it very long for fear of melting the tube, just keep doing it every so often

If all these steps do not solve the problem then i suggest you check the thermostat and solenoid for damages.

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