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How to fix the Ice Maker! It's ben replaced several times but, it still stops making ice for no app-arent reason. Surely there's a perminant fix!

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Are you check the ice maker cycles fine? When you say "replaced several times", are you talking about "water valve"? Are you check that the water line is not frozen or clogged? The water dispenser works fine?

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

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    ZJ Limited Mar 14, 2011

    Additionaly, I suggest check this link with information about diagnostic tips:

    I forgot to ask if you've tested the coil on the ice maker water valve;
    mine was open and I took one off the old Whirlpool to replace it. You
    can take the valve assembly loose at the rear lower left side of the
    fridge (lower right looking at the back), unplug the coil (the white
    plug on mine) and use a spare cord to run 120V across the coil and see
    if water flows to the ice maker tube. Alternately you can check the
    resistance of the coil; if I remember my good ones were between 3 to 5
    ohms and the bad one had no continuity.

    Unfortunately the parts suppliers only sell the assembly, but if
    there are any used appliance salvage places around, these appear to be
    pretty universal and may even be the same as used on washers and



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