My Ice Mker is not filling with water. the fill tube does not seem to be frozen. I am wondering how to determine if the optic is out. It continues to blink and pause, even with the unit in the off position.
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Re: optical sensor or valve problem
Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. The ice maker sensor passes a beam from one freezer wall to the other, automatically stopping ice production when the storage bin is full. When you open the freezer door, you should see a red light on the top right freezer wall.When the freezer door is open or the ice storage bin is removed, the sensor cover or "flipper door" on the left wall of the freezer stops the ice maker from producing ice by blocking this sensor, When the beam is blocked, the red light on the right will blink twice. This is normal operation. as for the blink twice and pause I'm still checking on that. Make sure the water flow is coming from the solenoid valve located on back and bottom of refrigerator to the ice maker. Check the solenoid to see if the magnetic field is pulling the internal plunger open when ice maker ask for water. That can be checked with a multi meter at the wireing going to the solenoid and if the ice optics are telling the tray to fill voltage should be present. Insure that water supply is not restricted before it comes to the solenoid , like a bent line or clogged piercing valve. Check that an ice cube is not jammed in the ejector arm of the ice maker. Remove jammed ice from the ejector arm using only a plastic utensil so the ice maker is not damaged. Call toll free in USA and a trained consultant will be happy to assist you. 1-866-698-2538
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1st check to see if fill tube is frozen that goes through back freezer wall to feed water to ice maker. If it is, thaw it and replace water valve. If not frozen, then you must determine if water valve or ice maker is bad. You must determine if Ice maker is sending voltage to valve. If it is, replace valve. If it's not, replace ice maker.
There are a couple reasons your icemaker will not fill with water.
First thing you want to check for is a frozen fill tube to the icemaker. The easiest way to check for a frozen line is to remove the icemaker. Once the icemaker is removed look for ice in the fill tube. If there is ice in the tube the (water valve) will need to be replaced. You can melt the ice by forcing hot water up the fill tube.
Another reason could be the icemaker is not sending voltage to the water valve. The fix for this issue is to replace the icemaker. Hope this helps you with your whirlpool fridge!
The reason to change the water valve with a frozen water line is because the solenoid is not closing all the way. This allows water to enter the fill tube of the icemaker and freeze based on the temperature.
Remove the cover on the front of the ice maker and you will see a large gear with a Phillips screw in the center. Use a screw driver (phillips) and rotate it clockwise. It will start to rotate on its own and should make a revolution and fill with water. If it does replace the ice maker. If it makes a revolution and doesn't fill with water, make sure the fill tube is not frozen, and if it is not frozen. advance it again and determine if power is getting to the valves.
ice maker calls for water at the 11 oclock pos and only for a few sec .. it cannot dump at this time becaus it's not frozen . if it is filling with water at a different pos like 6 or 3 oclock the the timing is off and you may need to repl ice mker . mm
there s a adjustment but it only controls /like 1 to 2 oz of water . its prbably the ice mker unit or the water valve . .. ice mker tell water how long to let water in and if valve is bak it might not shop off causing water fill . change water valve first . then ice maker if needed .. icemker might have a bad tray and some cubes do not drop / if so next fill will over fill causing problem . mm
no water to ice mker / look at the water valve in the back it is a two sol. valve one side for water and other for ice .. also the tube in back of freezer that fill the ice mker may be frozen .. ( hot water up the tube will open it .. mm
The waterinlet valve on the back of the unit where the
water supply comes in can have a slow leak and will cause ice to buildup and
block the fill tube. Disconnect the ice maker line from the valve and watch to
see if it has a slow drip. It doesn’t take much to eventually block the fill
The valve can leak because of sediment in the water
preventing it from closing or low water pressure.
You can thaw out the fill tube and replace the inlet valves.
If it overfills and drips, look for an
adjustment behind the plastic endcover with a +/- on it. - is less water. If it continuously drips, replace the water
inlet valve on the back where the house water supply comes in.
Watch it when it fills with water. The fill tube could also be stopped up with ice. 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.