I just purchased the WPL 61005273 water valve. I know that water is getting to the water valve, however, I am still not getting water to the ice maker. I literally replaced it 5 minutes ago. I didn't hook up the water line to the ice maker (line at the bottom of the valve) to see if it the water would come out of the water valve and it doesn't. The girl on phone told me it could take 8-10 hours to work, but that doesn't make sense to me. The arm and teeth on the ice cube maker keep going up and down, even without a water supply. What do you think the problem is??
ANSWER Hello Sandy,
The first thing you want to check is the icemaker D7824706Q. When you take the cover off there are 3 phillips head screws. Remove these screws and visibly check the back of the icemaker module to ensure there is no burnt connectors. If you are not seeing any burnt marks then replace the motor and check voltage from N to V. When the icemaker is cycling there should be 120VAC when the unit calls for water. The fingers of the icemaker will be at approximately 11:30 position when it cycles on for water valve. If you are not getting 120vac then you have a bad icemaker module. At this point you would need to replace icemaker. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, November 07, 2012