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My problem I have checked that the hose is all connected. Where is the solenoid and how do I check it?

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The solenoid valve is the internal switch/valve that you hear clicking when water is released in dispenser.
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I have a great model # tpx24srya-bs refrigerator and when the icemaker is on it leaks water from I don't know where. When Ice makers off there's no leak.

There is a solenoid valve and a plastic water hose that connects to the ice maker. Looking at the rear of the unit you can see where the plastic tubing connects from behind the air shield into the solenoid. A second hose connects from the solenoid to the water inlet connection on the wall. The connection to the wall is probably OK because it would leak with the ice maker off if it did,

It is the hose that goes up from the solenoid through a hole at the upper right top that is the most likely culprit.

Look for water coming from a failed hose at or near the solenoid valve connection where the ambient heat is the highest. It is the heat of the hot air that deteriorates the hose. Replace the hose.

After ten years many are known to fail?

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The ice maker is not working, but ice water dispenser operates

Try defrosting the fridge completely, this will tell you ifd the icemaker lines are frozen.

The ice maker is actuated by a solenoid.

To check if the lines are frozen , defrost the unit.

Check the water valve connected to the hose at the back of the unit.

The ice maker solenoid is tested by reading the ohms on solenoid with a multimeter.

Other faults can concern the impeller pump that is sending water to ice maker, that is tested by energizing the pump.

to disassemble the icemaker click the diagram below:


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That is the inlet water solenoid you hear click. The water maybe frozen somewhere in the hose. You can check for water getting through the solenoid valve by pulling the hose off going to the freezer and have someone push the dispense button while you hold a towel to catch the water coming out of the solenoid. If that works, then the hose is frozen or clogged.

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The water dispenser is not working, I have checked the ice maker which seems to be filling fine and all hoses etc are connected and working, any ideas?

the ice maker has a different solenoid that works it so id say either the switch on the door or the other water solenoid is at fault

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GE Profile Arctica refrigerator - water is leaking from the bottom of the solenoid where the plastic hose goes up to the water filter (on the outside of the refrigerator.

Turn off the water supply and check for cracked or broken water tubing/line. Make certain that there is teflon (white) tape on threads connecting water inlet hose from shut off valve at wall to water valve at refrigerator. If there is no apparent damage to tubing or hose, then your problem may be with a water valve solenoid that is not seating/closing tightly. Replace the water valve assembly, if necessary.

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Hi, check to make sure water supply o/k. if there's water present, first check water solenoid valve, pull out ref. and disconnect your water connection, look inside solenoid valve, clean any debris from it, connect water and try ice maker, if it didn't work, disconnect water and check water solenoid valve, that's devise, where you make, your water connection, remove two wire from it(coil) and check coil for continuity, check for resistance with ohm meter, sometimes they burnt out. good luck.

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take the hoses off the other side of the solenoid and have someone push the button to check the valves usually they are the problem unless you have very hard water in which case you can use compressed air to clean them while they are off the valve.

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Check if the water is freezing inside the ducts. Double check the water supply connection.. If there is a valve or a tap in the connection check that it is fully opened.
If water is getting to the ice maker check that ice is not stuck inside, if ice is there then evaporator ( device to release ice) is not working.
If water is not released it can also be a problem with solenoid valve.
Checking for this faults involves taking apart fridge parts, and this can invalidate the guaranty.
Being the fridge new I suggest calling back vendor or factory for assistance, setting (hose connections etc), and eventual replacement (how know what kind of pain it is , particularly when it is the second time.

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Solenoid should be near bottom rear of frig. check wiring connections on solenoid. Turn off water valve to frig, disconnect hose at solenoid and see if you can blow air thru the tube.

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Icemaker won't make ice

First, check to make sure you have water pressure at your supply line. (flex hose) If you have pressure and the icemaker is cycling, (arm moving up and down on its own) you most likely have a defective water inlet valve. This is the valve that the supply line connects to. Water is fed to this valve through your flex hose and then passed through a solenoid to your icemaker when the solenoid is energized.

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