When checking the water inlet valve what voltage should it read for an ice maker cycle?
Thanks, Tom B.
Answer Hello Tom. For a few seconds during the harvest cycle you will see around 120 volts at the valve.
My water dispenser is not dispensing water. Is this the soldenoid or is there a pump? Is this something I can fix my self?
You will want to check for power to the water valve when the dispenser is depressed. If there is power but no water coming out hten you would need to replace the water valve [AP3672839. There should be 120 vac at the water valve when dispenser is depressed. 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
my water dispenser is no longer dispensing water. I have a high iron content in my water. how should I fix unit?
Answer Erin, You most likely have a failed inlet water valve WR57X10012 "Probably" a normal failure, not really due to the iron content of the water. You'll need to move the refrigerator away from the wall, turn the water supply off, and unplug the power cord to replace the valve. As long as you're behind the refrigerator you may want to install an "in line" water filter 4392949 on the supply tube, to remove the iron and other minerals and chemicals from the water supply to the refrigerator.