Hi. My Icemaker stopped making ice intermittently, now it has stopped completely. I also noticed that my water dispenser started leaking slowly about the same time. Are these two issues related?
Answer Hello Jeff. The dispenser leaking is the valve. The icemaker issue could be the valve as well. Make sure the freezer is between 0° and 5°. You need to check and see if there is power going to the water valve when the icemaker cycles. If so, replace the water valve on the unit. If not, or the icemaker does not cycle, you will need to replace the icemaker on the unit. Also, check and make sure the fill tube on the unit is not frozen and clogged. If so, replace the water valve and thaw out the fill tube. 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
I have leaking from the door dispenser - drip which is fast enough to fill tray daily. Fully operational and ice dispenser okay too. I sense I need water valve but unclear which one? "primary water valve", "water valve"? There seem to be a couple of choices. thanks.
Answer Hello Mike,
The first thing you should do is verify sufficient water pressure to the unit. The water pressure is the only thing that closes the water valve. If sufficient water pressure is found to exist, you will have to replace both water valves (AP2071736) & (AP2071735). You see, water has to travel through both valves to get out of the dispenser. This means that one of the valves failed first and the other valve was all that was keeping you from having a leak. Now the other valve is beginning to fail. This will result in a worse and worse leak until the valve doesn't close at all.
Do I need a special tool to remove the water line from the valve WR57X10023 when replacing it?
Answer Hello Gus. Depending on if the old one has the screw on fittings or the compression fittings, will determine the tool. If screw on fittings, just use a adjustable wrench. If it is compression fittings, press in on the fitting and the water line will pull out of the valve.