I am having some trouble with my refrigerator ice maker. I am not getting water up to my ice maker. Do you have some answers for that problem? It does not seem to be frozen. The valve is out, I checked with a tester and I am not getting a reading of 120 volts at the valve with the bar on the icemaker in the down position. What voltage should I have at the valve? Thank you, Fred
ANSWER Hello Barbara/Fred,
You will have 0Vac at the water valve until the ice maker cycles and the points in the ice maker close. At that time you will have 120Vac for about 7 seconds. To test the ice maker you will need a piece of insulated wire, stripped on each end to jump the voltage over the ice maker thermostat from terminal "T" to terminal "H". You may need to close the door switch as some ice makers are wired through the door switch so it won't drop ice while putting groceries away. Jumping these terminals should begin a cycle and you will only have 2 or so minutes to look at the test meter. The test meter should be on the terminals to the water valve that has the fill tube going from it up the back of the unit. Near the end of the cycle, you should see 120Vac for about 7 seconds.If you never get the voltage, you will need to replace the ice maker D7824706Q. If you do see the voltage, you will need to replace the water inlet valve W10245167.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, July 17, 2012