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    • Part Number: AP3961809
    • MFG Part Number: 2315576
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How do I troubleshoot the solenoid for the icemaker to make sure that it needs to be replaced? I have replaced the icemaker and it did not fix the issue. Also what reading should I be getting when doing a continuity test?

Mark for Model Number 10670182000

ANSWER Mark, The water fill valve is usually an "open" or "closed" circuit, when you test across the solenoid terminals with the wires disconnected. A more positive test is voltage to the fill valve, from the ice maker. You'll need a 3 to 4 inch legth of insulated 14 guage wire, with both ends "stripped" Remove the ice maker control cover, attach the meter probes to the wires to the fill valve. Insert the ends of the "jumper wire into the "T" and "H" openings on the control module and hold them there until the large gear starts to rotate, then remove the jumper. When the rake arm reaches the 12 to 1 o'clock position, there should be 120 VAC across the wires to the fill valve for 7 to 10 seconds. If the voltage is present, you have a faulty fill valve, if not you'll need to check for a broken or damaged wire. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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