I have water to ice maker but not to door. Is the water valves bad
Answer Hello Jeff,
You can test the water valve 218720500 to see if it is faulty. Using multi-meter check for 120vac to the water valve when the dispenser paddle is depressed. If you have 120vac then disconnect the water line and check to see if water is coming through the valve. If no water then replace the water valve. If no power then you want to check connectors going to the door to make sure that there is no damage to wires. Also check to make sure that the paddle is not broken and that the paddle is making contact to switch for dispensing water.
Water dripping from ice tray.
Answer Hello Rick. Check and see if the icemaker is overfilling. If so, you will need to test and see if the water continues to come in after the power is off from the icemaker to the water valve. If so, you will need to replace the water valve 218720500. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps.http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My water dispenser is not working, though icemaker is "basically" working. Think may have a bad solenoid since water has stopped and icemaker fill tube freezes up over period of time (slow leak0. How can you tell which is correct item AP2114980 or AP2114865? Both are listed as "water valve".
Answer Jim, You have a "dual valve" water inlet system, 218658000 is the main inlet valve and allows water into the fridge water system. 218720500 is the "ice maker fill valve. Were it me, and the fact that you had a seaping/dripping issue to begin with, I would replace both valves. But you could get by with the ice maker fill valve.
How do you trouble shoot the water valve? The water in the door works, but the ice maker is not getting any water. How do I know there is not a problem with an ice maker component? The valve part number is AP2114980.......Thanks.
Answer KJ, You're guess is a great one, and you're probably 95 % correct. One way to verify the icemaker fill valve operation, is with a multi meterTJMA-DMT3. Disconnect the wires from the ice maker solenoid terminals, insert your meter probes into the terminal(s) of the harness and manually start the icemaker (Test CyclingRemove cover by inserting screwdriver in notch at bottom and prying cover from housing. Use screwdriver to rotate motor gear counterclockwise until holding switch circuit is completed. All components of ice maker should function to complete the cycle). When the "rake" arm reaches the 1 to 2 o'clock position, the fill valve circuit will be activated, and you should read 120 VAC across the wires to the fill valve. If you have the voltage, the icemaker and wiring are OK, and you need the fill valve. No voltage would be a loose or broken wire, or bad contact in the icemaker control module. Good Luck.