We cut off the water supply to the refrigerator while we were on vacation. We turned the water supply back on when we returned, water comes out of the door but the ice maker will not make ice or call for the water. Is the line possibly frozen to the ice maker and if so how do we thaw?
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Is the freezer cold enough? Should be close to 10 degrees.
Is there water or ice in the ice mold? If not put water in
it and see if it dumps the ice after it’s frozen.If there is ice, lift the cut off arm and let
it drop to see if it will start.
If it does dump the ice but don’t refill with water.
Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then
try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell
you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.
The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice
maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear
it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube
it will freeze.You can take the water
line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
You should be able to get one at any appliance parts supply house. They carry many in stock, and your motor will likely be there, as Whirlpool is a commonly carried replaement part.
Best regards, --W/D--
you will need a multimeter. check continuity thro defrost heater and thermal fuse in series with it. if it is a electro-mechanical timer to control defrost, then this is the most common fault. if controlled electronically and heater and thermal fuse are ok, then points to a module fault. also if wiring is plug and socket, check these are ok
When this area gets very hot, it's usually because of inadequate air flow across the condenser coils under the refrigerator. Check to see if the condenser fan has stopped blowing underneath. Remove any obstructions or replace the fan motor if it has stopped. Also clean any accumulation of dust from the coils. The refrigerant line runs down the divider at the front of the unit to warm it slightly and prevent condensation and/or frost there, but it should not be noticeably hot.