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Re: ice maker not working
There might be a air lock in teh line ...try priming it...take a glass and get like 10 cups of water out of it so you know that water is definitly making it through the line.....then i would check teh filter in the fridge (if equipped)...let me know what hapens
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I would look into a replacement ice maker part number W10469286. This should correct the production issue you have. Your ice maker has to send power to the water valve open and allow water to the mold. If it doesn't cycle or call for water its a ice maker issue. Good Luck
if Ice maker cycles and you get no water into it you have a clogged/frozen fill tube. If a broken line the water would go on your floor every 15 min. None of those indicates your refrig valve is bad. Dual solenoid water side works Ice doesn't.
if the ice maker cycles but is not getting water check the water supply valve that supplies the water to the machine it split and sends water to the door and the ice maker that side of the valve that goes to the ice maker could be bad you can test it with a 120 volt line cord plugged in the wall plug to that side of the water valve if it works with the hose disconnected it may be a blockage or frozen line to the ice maker
I would immediately check the ice maker area and look for a little tube (usually black and about an inch long). Once found, try to flex or bend it and if it's stiff, more than likely the line is frozen and ice is plugging up the line. Just take out your good old blowdryer and blow the area on high heat for a few minutes. Soon and hopefully, you should start to see some water slowly dripping out of the tube and eventually, the frozen ice core will slide out of the tube. Finally, wait a couple hours of so and see if you have any new ice.
You'll need to first defrost/thaw the freezer and the water line in order to get water flowing again. This can take some time, so you might want to shut off the ice maker by lifting the ice maker bin arm, which will stop it from cycling/calling for more ice to be made.
You can try to thaw the line by using a household hair dryer, but unless you have only a small area of the water line frozen, it could take some time. That is why it is best to empty the fridge/freezer and keep the doors open and the unit off to allow for a complete defrosting of the unit. Have towels, sponges and buckets handy to get all the water.
It sounds like it could just be the frozen water line, but until you thaw it out, you can't really determine if that's all it is.
See if the fridge has a water filter...it could be plugged and need replacement...check your manual for the location and replacement procedures
Check the inlet water line to the ice maker...it could be frozen...a hair dryer can be used to thaw it out and get the ice make to work again...be careful and don't overheat the ice maker inlet water line.
Make sure the water line is ok and not obstructed or kinked
Check the ice maker water valve to be sure it opens and isn't clogged
Cycle the arm on the ice maker and wait to see if it will make ice again
Water solenoid to ice maker not working. Check with ohm meter..should NOT read open Water line to Ice maker frozen solid. Look at water inlet to ice maker....is ice present in line? Evaporator coils frozen over with ice. Will cause water line to freeze and unit will slowly thaw. Try unplugging the unit for several hours and see if it starts to cool normally again. If it cools normally then check heater element and Defrost Thermostat.
A couple things to check here. First see if there is ice in the tray. If so chances are the ice maker will need to be replaced however these are very reliable ice makers. If no ice in the tray pull up on the ejector blade (don't worry you won't break it) turn clockwise to start the ice maker thru a cycle. The ejector blade is the long white bar with fingers on it that run the length of the tray. Once it completes a cycle it should fill with water. If no water then either the fill tube is frozen over and will need to be defrosted or the water valve is bad.