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Ice Maker not Getting Water

My Ice maker just quit making ice. It has a PUR water filter and in the door water and Ice. The water still works but the water to the Ice maker is not working. Does the Ice maker draw the water to it or does a pump of some sort from the bottom send it up to the maker

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  • pkurciviez Jul 15, 2008

    My Ice maker just quit making ice. It has a PUR water filter and in the door water and Ice. The water still works but the water to the Ice maker is not working. Does the Ice maker draw the water to it or does a pump of some sort from the bottom send it up to the maker?

    I have defrosted the freezer to make sure there is no ice stuck somewhere. I have checked the filter. I did all eleven steps under troubleshooting! Ice maker is not producing

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    If you fill up the trays with water manually shouldn't the motor in the ice maker make it empty letting you know that it is motor in the ice maker and not he valves in the solenoid??

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There are two solenoid-operated water valves - one for the water dispenser and one for the icemaker. They're located near the water connection at the back of the fridge. There is no pump; the water pressure sends water to the icemaker whenever this valve is opened by the icemaker controls. Your symptoms sound like the coil is burned out on the valve. You can check it by disconnecting the wires and checking for coil continuity with an ohmeter. If the coil is open, replace the valve. Both valves might be combined into one assembly, so be sure you test both coils. Of course it's also possible that the trouble is in the icemaker itself, but a failed intake valve is more likely.

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Ice maker


Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html
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The ice maker not working: ---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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Compressor not running on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/compressor-not-running-on-refrigerator.html
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Water dispenser not working on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-dispenser-not-working-on_19.html

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Ice maker stopped making ice?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-stopped-making-ice.html

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Water Overflows in Ice maker and freezes inside?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-overflows-in-ice-maker-and.html

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How to replace Ice maker assembly?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-ice-maker-assembly.html

other ice maker related issues and solutions:---


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Ice maker dispensing ice with black or white plastic pieces in ice?


http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-dispensing-ice-with-black-or.html


After replacing ice maker assembly, ice is not getting made?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/after-replacing-ice-maker-assembly-ice.html


Ice maker is leaking water and causing the ice to freeze?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-is-leaking-water-and-causing.html


Ice maker is noisy and not making ice?

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Refrigerator ice maker stopped making ice?

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Ice maker leaks water into ice bin causing a glob of ice?

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Amana Refrigerator leaking water from ice maker?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/amana-refrigerator-leaking-water-from.html


Ice maker leaking?

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Ice maker is dumping the ice cubes out before frozen solid.

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-is-dumping-ice-cubes-out.html

Water overflowing ice maker?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-overflowing-ice-maker.html


Ice cube is getting stuck up hard in ice maker

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-cube-is-getting-stuck-up-hard-in.html


Icemaker quit working?

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Quit making ice

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Water leaking into ice tray, frozen glob of ice

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-leaking-into-ice-tray-frozen-glob.html


Not making ice, and water leaking in freezer?

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The ice maker stopped making ice?

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Ice maker leaked creating an ice block?

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Ice maker stopped functioning?

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Ice maker stop working?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa I am Kelly.

A new filter can take several cycles of the ice maker to fill the filter up with water before. The average filter is around 30 oz and the average ice maker fill cycle is 3.2 oz. The new filter did not have any water in it. The water in the door has a resercoir so the air in the filter will still make the water work until you get air. Drain abour 3 tall glasses from the water in door. The ice maker should then work properly. The filter filters water for water in door (inside) and the ice maker so if you have water inside the door you should have ice UNLESS one of the inlet water valve solenoids has failed. Also make sure the Freezer door / light switch functions properly. The door switch is supposed to stop water and ice functions with the door open.

I would like to know if it starts making ice.
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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The refrigerator has a duel water valve, one for the ice-maker and one for the water dispenser (if equipped). The valve that the ice-maker relies on may be bad, or it could be the ice-maker itself. 
Another thing that could cause it would be the temperatures in the freezer. The ice-maker will not call for water until it reaches under 15 degrees. In addition, check the water tube behind the ice-maker to make sure it is not frozen, blocking more water from entering. The water does not go to the ice-maker or thru the filter unless the ice-maker turns on the water valve.



if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 
Mike  


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