The flapper on our ice dispenser is not opening. The ice is dropped into the funnel but the flapper doesn't open to drop it. Could it be the solonoid?
Answer Hello JGIRL1971,
You will want to look to see if the bracket that attaches to the dispenser door and make sure that it is not broken. The solenoid could be a cause but you would want to check to see if the door assembly is not broken.
MY LG refrigerator water dispenser has quit working. Unit still makes ice. When I push the water dispenser, can hear no sound. Do I need to replace the solenoid valve? If so, what model number do I need?
Answer Hello Tom,
This does sound like it could be the water valve but you may want to pull the filter out and try first to make sure filter is good. If still not working then you should check to make sure that you are getting power to the water valve 5221JB2006A. You should have 12 vdc to the valve when dispenser is depressed. IF there is power then you would want to change the valve if no power then check at the control board 6871JB1259Dfor power to the water valve. If no power then you need new control board. 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 continually drips water. I'm pretty sure I just have a valve leaking by that needs to be replaced but I'm not sure which one it is. Can you tell me if the main water valve is the one with three coils that controls water to the dispenser? Thanks, Bill
Answer Hello Bill,
The three stage valve 5221JA2006D you are referring to is the correct valve for your unit. If you have changed the water filter 5231JA2006F recently, you may not have purged all of the air out of it. In case this is the case, you should throw away at least 2 gallons of water to rid the water dispense system of all air. If air is in the system, the water valve will not close properly.
My ice maker is not getting water. I replaced the filter, have good water pressure to the back of the refrigerator and water dispenser. The ice maker plastic arms cycle around cube tray when I turn it on and off. I'm thinking the water valve is bad?
Answer Hello Junior,
I would put my test meter on ac voltage and put the leads across the water valve harness leads. Now force the icemaker to cycle and watch the meter for 120Vac. It will only appear for 7 seconds so you have to watch the meter during the entire cycle. If you never see the 120Vac, the icemaker points are not making electrically. If you do see the voltage, the water inlet valve has failed and will require replacement.
I finally found the solenoid on my fridge (posted a question earlier today about it) and did some testing. The water dispenser works but when I run the ice machine test cycle without the ice water line connected, only a few drops of water comes out of the valve assembly. What do I need to replace to fix the ice side of the valve assembly?
Answer Hi Steve. The ice maker water valve is the single one part # AJU72992601. Use a volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to assist you in your diagnostics. Make sure while testing, you get 120 vac to the water valve. If so then replace if you only get drips out of it. Use the ohms scale and see if you get resistance on the water valve coils. Make sure the terminals are not separately grounded to the water valve mount. (o-ohms). If the water valve solenoid coils are open or shorted then it will not allow the opening of the solenoid mechanically. If it is internally stuck then it will not open as well. Thank You.
My refrigerator stopped dispensing water and ice as well. I pulled out the "Solenoid Assy,main" (#AP4457576 )... and it doesn't have the metal piece attached. It appears to be broken. Would this piece being broken affect everything?
Answer Hi Rob. The Crusher Solonoid is used to pull the bin lever to allow the ice to only pass through the teeth and thereby crushing them before they go out the chute flapper. This part is where you want to start to repair. This part # is 6421JA3001D. Thank you.