Water not getting into ice maker. Water dispenser works. Original water valve part # is 5220JB2009A. This is a dual solenoid - single inlet and outlet. (not sure why there are 2 solenoids for one in/one out water supply). All research points to AJU72992601 as a replacement part. Is this correct for my unit? Also, there has been references to frozen water inlet line on this site. How is that thawed and where is it? Thank you
Answer Hello Ray,
The icemaker fill tube is at the icemaker where the water pours out of the fill tube into the icemaker. If it is frozen, the water valve is at fault. It is thawed out with a hair dryer if it freezes up. It will just freeze back up if the water valve is not changed. If it is not frozen, you can either have a bad water valve AJU72992601 or the contacts in the icemaker are not sending voltage to the icemaker to properly cycle it for ice production.
After getting this part it does not match my original single valve. the wiring harness does not match up either. Is there a different part for my model? It was suggested to remove the lower section of this valve. How do you do that? Since the wires are different how do I fix it to work with my model?
This water valve should still be able to work as long as the wiring harness will connect to the connector on the refrigerator. If it will not just reuse the original harness. The white piece in the middle of the valve will allow you to be able to separate the 2 parts. You would push in on the white part and at the same time pull down on the lower part of the valve.
I need to replace the water inlet valve, the original valve is missing, as someone tried to replace it and took the valve out and never put it back. My question is the one I got as a replacement has two wire harness connections. Is that because the replacement part is for many units, and the other harness is not used depending on which make of unit you have? I am a little confused. Thank you, Bill
Answer Hello Bill,
The water valve you recieved is for the model you have and it will not work on other models. If you look around in the machine compartment, you should find the other harness. The harness that comes with the new valve should adapt the water valve to the harness found on your unit. If the harness there looks like what you have on the new part, chances are that the new configuration has been installed at some point and the new harness is the same as the one present now. The second harness is for the flow switch which is built into the assembly.
The water that dispenses into the ice tray comes out to fast and splashes over into ice bin witch forms one block of ice. This started happening after I installed a new after market water filter that is recommended for this unit. Could it be not using a factory filter, water inlet valve, or what? I'm stumped.
Answer Hello John,
Check that there is no ice in the fill tube first. If there is, it could be acting like a water hose when you put your thumb over the end and spraying the water out. Otherwise, it sounds more like excessive water pressure. The water valve cannot cause this. Check the fill tube and if it is clear, check the water pressure to the unit. It should not exceed 120PSI.