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Ice maker doesn't work

There appears to be no water feed to the ice maker. I removed the back cover and there are 2 small motors there. I assume that these are pumps that get the water to the in door dispenser (yellow) and to the ice maker (orange). Cross wiring them (yellow connection on orange pump) and hitting the dispense button does not get the orange pump to work. I can see that there isn't water in the line with the exception of a small amount near the bottom. Am I correct in assuming that this pump is bad? Is there an easy way to replace it?

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  • shzacutie Sep 02, 2008

    I have no ice. Water is dispensing when selected, but with sputters, as if there is air in the line. I've noticed that I don't even hear the water being routed into the ice maker anymore. Is the valve too?

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  • yes this is the water valve. it does not pump the water but it does turn it on and off like a faucet.
  •  you can purchase the water valve assembly at any appliance parts store or website. 
  • you will need your model number. 
  • if you need help just let me know.
Mike

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