I replaced my icemaker & water valve with solenoid, it still only works part time. It seems to be getting plenty of water. Help please!!!!!
You will want to check the temperature in the freezer. If the temperature is not right then the icemaker will not cycle properly. The unit is designed to cycle approximately every 2 hours when temp is set for 0 degrees. Check for defrost failure or not a good frost pattern on the coils. Make sure that the condenser coils are clean and that the condenser fan motor if equipped is running.
my ice maker is running but the ice mold is not filling. Could it be a switch thinking its full of ice? Or fill solenoid, water dispenser on door is working ? or frozen line? Wwhat is the easiest way to check these items and in what order? I believe I hear the solenoid working.
Answer Hello Rodney,
The way the unit operates is off a thermostat. The thermostat tells the icemaker 5303918344 to eject the ice but has nothing to do with filling with water. You would want to pull icemaker out and check to make sure that the fill tube is not frozen. If it is frozen then this means that either the water valve 242252702 is seeping, the water filter WF2CB is bad or you have low water pressure. If all these check ok and the fill tube is not frozen then you need to check to make sure that the water valve is getting voltage. You should get 120vac across the valve when the icemaker calls for ice. If you have voltage then you will need to replace the valve. If no power you would want to replace the 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