My ice maker stopped working, but the water in the door is still working. Is there an easy way to tell if it's the ice maker itself, or the inlet valve? I'd prefer to only order the parts that I'll need.
To be able to determine between the icemaker and the water valve is to do a voltage test at the water valve. You will want to cycle the icemaker and see if there is 120 vac getting to the water valve when the icemaker calls for water. If there is 120 vac present then the water valve is faulty and would need to be replaced. If not then the icemaker is faulty.
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.