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eva urick Posted on May 26, 2007
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Automatic ice maker doesn't fill with water

I have an Amana side by side with an ice maker. The blades rotate and the wire bar lifts, but there is no water coming from the little tube in the back. It used to work, but then stopped. Please advise.

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Probably the double water inlet solenoid valve on the back of the cabinet (one for the water and one for the ice, one component). Or a blockage in the water supply line, and even on one occassion the pipe feeding the ice machine was not in situ and water runs down the back of the freezer. Easiest way to check is to locate this part (back RHS) and switch the ice and water over and see if this has an impact. If you are not a practical person do not touch the back section (compressor side). Hope this helps.

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