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.