My ice maker has a intermittent problem. It will work fine for a while but then the water will continue to run into the ice maker and will over flow into the freezer. What part do I need?
Answer Hello Glenn,
This can be a set of contacts in the icemaker sticking, periodic low water pressure from the home water supply, or a failing water inlet valve IM6. While the last is the most common, the other two are very real possibilities. The water pressure can be checked by the utility board or a plumber, but the contacts in the icemaker are not easily diagnosed. Since this is an add-on icemaker, I would order the kit and replace both the icemaker and the water valve since they are both included in the kit.
The Water Dispense on the front of the door works, but the Ice Maker does not make any ice. I'd like to check the Valve to verify power is going to the valve when the Ice maker calls for water. Is there a way to Force the Ice maker to Cycle/what Voltage am I looking for at the connector?
If the icemaker is not a electronic icemaker you can pull the fingers of the icemaker a little which will allow it to go through a cycle. Then you will want to look for 120 vac at the water valve. If there is 120 vac at the water valve when the icemaker calls for water then the fill tube is most likely frozen and will need to be cleaned out.
I recently ask a question about my water dispenser and ice maker on my refrigerator. My valve was working properly before I fixed the leak. I am concerned about putting the wire back correctly. does it not matter.
As far as making sure the right connector is on the right solenoid it does matter. If you do not put them back on properly the ice and water will not work and you may have water coming out when the dispenser is calling for water out of the icemaker. Your Yellow and orange connection wil go to the single valve, the blue and orange to the water valve and other to the icemaker.
I disconnected the wiring from my water dispenser to fix a leak. I no longer have the leak but my ice maker does not make ice . However I do get drinking water out . I thought I put the wires back correctly but maybe not. Can you help
Answer Hello David. 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