My the icemaker on my refrigerator overflows into the ice bin, form a large block of ice (still makes ice though). Ive replaced the water valve and still have the same problem. From reading other FAQs, it seems the fill time should be about 3 seconds. My question is that 3 continuous seconds? Mine makes a buzzing/ humming sound after it dumps a load of ice, which I assume is the opening of the water valve, but mine does it in spurts. maybe a 2 second spurt, pause, 2 second spurt, long pause then a quick spurt. Not sure if its a faulty icemaker or a mother board. Thanks in advance.
Answer Hello Bucky. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the icemaker is bad and will need to be replaced. The valve should run 3 to 5 seconds, but this also depends on the model. If the valve is new, replace the icemaker in the unit.
Ice maker will not fill with water or cycle. It has plenty of water pressure to the water valve. Is it the valve or the motherboard?
You will first want to pull icemaker out and check for a frozen fill tube. If the fill tube is frozen then you will want to clean the tube and replace the water valve. If the fill tube is clear then you will want to check for voltage at the water valve. There should be 120 vac when the unit calls for water. If no voltage then the icemaker is most likely at fault and if it does have power then the water valve is defective and needs to be replaced.
I just installed a water line and it is not getting water to the tray. Do I need a new pump?
You will want to check to make sure that the fill tube that feeds the icemaker is not frozen. If frozen then clear the icemaker line and recheck. If not frozen then you want to make sure that when the icemaker is calling for water that you are getting 120 vac to the water valve. If you are then you would need to replace water valve and if not then new icemaker.
Our ice maker stopped working last week. Just prior to that the ice was very thin walled for about a week, then a number of unusual sounds during the night from the frig.
The ice maker water line flows freely. Would a broken water inlet valve not allow any water to the line downstream of this valve?
Answer Hello Ken. There are separate valves for the dispenser and the icemaker. 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
Ice maker not making ice, water leaking in freezer creating ice on bottom and water slowly leaking occasionally from bottom.
Answer Hello George,
You would want to check to see if your fill cup is frozen causing the leaking issue. If it is you want to clear the ice and replace the water valve due to a seeping water valve where it is letting water in even though it is not calling for water.
My water supply line burst twice, flexible hose, apparently too much water pressure. Would that be the water inlet valve needing replaced?
Answer Hello Sam,
If the water supply line burst, I have to ask if it is the small 1/4 inch plastic line that is meant by the manufacturer to be used only after the water inlet valve. You see, the small smooth plastic line is not designed to handle water pressure on it constantly. After the water inlet valve, the pressure it endures is only to divert water flow, but not to hold pressure. I suggest you use a stainless steel braided line W10505928RP to prevent any issues in the future.
I got a new valve from you and replaced it. This stopped the leak, but the unit has not made any ice. Is it possible the the electrical plug was reversed? I not sure if I connected the plug correctly and I don't have a color coded drawing to check.
Answer Hello Martin,
The water valve is not polarized so you can swap the wires and it will not change its' operation. As long as the freezer compartment is down to temperature, (below 20°F), the problem is most likely inside the ice maker assembly.