How can I test if the water valve solenoids are bad? Water is not flowing to the icemaker. I've checked and the fill tube is not clogged because I can blow air right through it. I suspect the solenoid and I have checked continuity and resistance with an ohmmeter. Readings for the iceside solenoid are: 229.2 for continuity / 229.0 for resistance. Is the valve good or bad? Thank you for your kind assistance?
Answer Hello Virgillio,
While the resistive readings are good electrically, this is no indication as to whether or not the valves are operational mechanically or not. This can only be determined by applying the proper voltage and water pressure and see if the valve opens and passes the water pressure and closes properly. Test meters are a great tool but they will not determine the mechanical operation of a component.
Ice maker will not do anything, replaced optic and emitor board and light blinks twice and pause with flapper open or closed. Model kscs25Inssoo Kitchen Aid
If the light on the wall is flashing with the flapper door open or closed and the hole on the flapper is not blocked and switch in the on position then the issue would be a bad emitter board. You will want to pull out the icemaker and check to motor module on the icemaker to make sure that there are no burn marks on the back of the module.
The water in the ice maker does not stop and keeps running and flooding the freezer. How do I test to make sure it is the water valve?
Answer Hello Ashok,
With the unit on and the ice maker filling, unplug the refrigerator. If the water continues to fill, the water pressure is to low or the water inlet valve is defective. If the water stops coming in, the issue is electrical which points to the contacts in the ice maker.
Ice maker not filling with water & won't eject if filled with water manually. Verified water valve is good by using jumper wire at water valve to use door water dispense switch. Tried using jumper b/w L&V with no water dispensed into tray. Also, tested with V/ohm meter with power disconnected L&M=8800ohms, L&H=72ohms inline fuse-link good. With power connected L&N=120V, L&H=0V, L&M=120V, T&H=0V, N&V=0V.
Answer Hi Jim. Between the L and H the heater will read 72 ohms resistance. Between L and M the motor resistance will read 4400 ohms. Between the V and N the water valve coil is approx. 300 ohms. Use a insulated jumper wire to strip back and insert to the t and h terminals to start the harvest. Have the meter leads on the water valve to see if when the ice maker sends the 120 vac to the water valve you can observe it during the short 7- seconds. Observe the front ice maker dial (gear) indicator mark to pull out the wire at the 8:00 position. The ice maker will advance from there. Once it gets to the 4:00 position, it will send the water valve the 120 vac so it will open and send the water to the ice maker. Use a screwdriver to insert it from the inside into the fill tube to see if it is frozen shut. Bad water valve part # W10247725. If the ice maker stops or the does not send the voltage, it is part # 2198597. Thank You.