I just recently change the water inlet valve WR57X10032. It worked fine for both ice maker and water dispenser for about 2 days. Now only water dispenser works, no water comes out to ice maker. I checked and found no frozen tube. is the valve broken again on ice maker side? Or is there new problem?
Thank you for your time.
Answer Hello Phong. 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
The water dispenser is working but the ice machine does not seem to have water flowing into the ice cube tray. Would this indicate the need for a new Water inlet valve. If so what is the part number? Thanks
Answer Hello John,
This can be the water valve WR57X10032 or the icemaker assembly WR30X10093. If the fill tube is frozen up with clear ice, (this is easily detected by sliding a straw into the fill tube above the icemaker), the water valve will be the issue.
I just replaced the water inlet valve on this fridge (i'm not 100% sure the last 4 letters on the model are the same - mine just has gsh25sg on it). The ice maker inlet tube is still freezing over, but when i cleared it and checked for drips it was not dripping so the inlet valve seems to be working correctly.
i noticed there is wiring and a plate surrounding the metal ice maker feed tube. is this plate supposed to heat up to melt the ice in the feed tube? if so, what part needs to be replaced to ensure that is working?
Answer We normally wouldn't recommend you just replace a part, without testing it first especially an expensive part WR23X10257 like this, it's basically most of the freezer compartment wiring harness. You're pretty much on target, the part you're describing is usually referred to as an ice maker fill tube heater, It cycles off and on with the defrost cycle to maintain a free and open fill tube. If you can access a multi meter and disconnect the wires and check across the two wires from the heater for a "closed" circuit, you could save a bit of money and move on to other possible issues. There could be an air leak around the doors, or the dispenser door flapper may not be seating and sealing properly or the freezer could be set too cold (you want an average temperature in the freezer of 3 to 5 dgrs to maintain an average of 0 dgrs, or even warmer depending on the usage.With a new fill valve we'd expect the issue to be remedied especially since there isn't any drips, but there could be "flash freezing" in the tube due to too low a temperature.
My icemaker makes ice cubes, but the in door water dispenser does not dispense water. I checked the water inlet valve at the back of the unit for power. It has power. It makes a humming noise when trying to dispense water.. This happened suddenly without warning.
You will want to remove the kickplate, make sure that you have a towel handy, and disconnect the water line at the bottom of the door. Once you disconnect, make sure that the dispenser is set for water, hold the tubing that is coming from under the unit and push the lever on the door for water. If water comes out of the tube then the dispenser water fill tube is frozen and the only way to correct this would be to replace the outer door.