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Ice maker is not making ice. Have checked the valve, no air bubbles. Cleaned and still no water.  Is there some kind of sensor involved?

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  • rlecouvreur Oct 29, 2008

    the icemaker watertube is filled up and doesn't bring water to the motor ,how can i clean because i can see the dirt in the tube

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Ice maker unit cannot be pulled ou. Appears to be jammed into back wall. Also only makes crushed ice

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Hi Chubbo,

 

 When you say you checked the Valve, did you check the Supply valve that feeds water to the fridge, or the Solenouid valve that usually casues this problem.  Unplug your Fridge and roll it away from the wall.  Remove the  rear access panel  and trace the water supply tubing to the solenoid valve. Lots of time the valve is bad.  You  can get a replacement  Solenoid.  at any Appliance part store, or online at www.repairclinic.com

 

If you did check that. You can get a coupling that will adapt from the water supply directly to the line coming from the solenouid to pressure up and see if you actually have a flow problem between the solenoid valve and ice tray.

 

Hope this is helpful to you. Good Day 

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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