Water valve to Ice maker will not shut off. I have replaced the water valve. So it is a new valve, how do you test a water inlet valve.
Answer Hello Rusty,
Since the water valve has no spring inside it to close it, the only thing that closes it is the water pressure that is applied to it. If the water pressure is sufficient, you may have a sticking set of contacts inside the icemaker assembly. There is no way to "test" a water valve to see if it is physically opening and closing short of applying water pressure to it and see if it passes water and closes after doing so when the voltage is removed from the coil.
Water disp fine but my ice cubes are coming out hollow.
Answer Hello Gene. If the cubes are hollow, you will need to check the temp in the freezer and make sure it is 0 to 5°. If not, you get hollow cubes. Thanks.
The ice maker quit filling with water. The water dispenser works okay. What is wrong and what part do I need?
Answer Hello Russell. Make sure the freezer is between 0° and 5°. 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
MY Admiral ice maker , the ice tray gets about 1.5 in. of water , the ice maker still works and dumps out ice , whats wrong ??? thank you . you have a nice web site .
If you have a water filter in your unit or an inline water filter on the back of the unit then you will want to make sure that it is good. Otherwise the water valve may not be opening all the way.
How do I test the water valve to see if it is functioning properly on this model.
To test the water valve, you will want to put a jumper wire in the terminals of the icemaker labeled T and H. Let the icemaker start cycling and once it clicks a second time then pull the jumper wire out and go to the back of the unit and check for voltage on the water valve. The valve should receive 120 vac when the icemaker gets to the point where it calls for water. If there is 120 vac then you will also want to check to make sure that the fill tube is not frozen. If the fill tube is or is not frozen then the valve would need to be replaced.
Is the water valve in the ice maker or behind the refrigerator?
Answer Hello John,
While it is very helpful to have the model number so the model can be looked up and no guesses have to be posted, I would guess that the water valve is in the rear since this is the most common place for it to be mounted. If you still cannot find it, please re-post with the model number so we can look it up and tell you exactly where to locate it. There are no refrigerators that have the water valve in the ice maker.
I just boight part no. 12001414. it is dual water valve. i connected it as per your instructions. the problem is there was no electrical connection diagram with instructions!! i had problem with only ice maker. and had no problem with chilled water. after installing the part now icemaker is functioning nicely but now i dont get chilled water. when i press for chilled water, i can hear water coming into ice maker compartment and all water goes everywhere in ice maker compartment. can anyone help?
Answer Navin, First thing, Make sure you have made the proper water tube and wire connections at the "new" valve. The smaller water tube(1/4 in) to the icemaker should be attached to the "green" solenoid outlet, and the tan colored wire and a white(common) wire should be attached to the terminals. The larger tube(5/16 in.) should be attached to the orange colored solenoid outlet and the blak wire and a white (common) wire attached to the terminals. If all's OK, you will need to check for a minimum 20 psi (constant) pressure at the fill valve connection from the water supply line.( The higher the pressure, the better ). If alls OK, suspect a faulty "new" water valve assembly.
The ice cube maker started leaking after the fan was replaced. The ice cube maker was removed and reinstalled and has progressively leaked worse. What do I need to do to access it (location?) and replace it?
Answer Hi Mark. Make sure the ice maker fill tube is properly placed in the ice maker fill cup. It places into the fill cup half way (50%). If it is under the ice maker or jammed in the incoming end, it will create a leak. When you pushed the unit back, did it inadvertently kink creating the water valve part # 12001414 to stay partially open and seep water continuously into the ice maker ? If the ice maker will not shut off then it needs replaced part # D7824706Q. The ice maker tells the water valve , hey I need 6-7 seconds of water from the valve. Pre-set the volt meter on the water valve terminals tight. Advance the ice maker for a forced fill. Are you getting 120 vac to the water valve ? Is it staying on too long ? I would use the digital capacitor Tester / Volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 . Thank You.