My water dispenser continually drips water. I'm pretty sure I just have a valve leaking by that needs to be replaced but I'm not sure which one it is. Can you tell me if the main water valve is the one with three coils that controls water to the dispenser? Thanks, Bill
Answer Hello Bill,
The three stage valve 5221JA2006D you are referring to is the correct valve for your unit. If you have changed the water filter 5231JA2006F recently, you may not have purged all of the air out of it. In case this is the case, you should throw away at least 2 gallons of water to rid the water dispense system of all air. If air is in the system, the water valve will not close properly.
My ice maker is not getting water. I replaced the filter, have good water pressure to the back of the refrigerator and water dispenser. The ice maker plastic arms cycle around cube tray when I turn it on and off. I'm thinking the water valve is bad?
Answer Hello Junior,
I would put my test meter on ac voltage and put the leads across the water valve harness leads. Now force the icemaker to cycle and watch the meter for 120Vac. It will only appear for 7 seconds so you have to watch the meter during the entire cycle. If you never see the 120Vac, the icemaker points are not making electrically. If you do see the voltage, the water inlet valve has failed and will require replacement.
I finally found the solenoid on my fridge (posted a question earlier today about it) and did some testing. The water dispenser works but when I run the ice machine test cycle without the ice water line connected, only a few drops of water comes out of the valve assembly. What do I need to replace to fix the ice side of the valve assembly?
Answer Hi Steve. The ice maker water valve is the single one part # AJU72992601. Use a volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to assist you in your diagnostics. Make sure while testing, you get 120 vac to the water valve. If so then replace if you only get drips out of it. Use the ohms scale and see if you get resistance on the water valve coils. Make sure the terminals are not separately grounded to the water valve mount. (o-ohms). If the water valve solenoid coils are open or shorted then it will not allow the opening of the solenoid mechanically. If it is internally stuck then it will not open as well. Thank You.