The water fill tube to the ice maker leaks and will not shut off. I replaced ice maker and the problem continues. I guess I need a new valve.
Answer Hello Frank,
The water pressure to the unit should be the first thing checked. If it is low, the water valve will not close properly, since water pressure is all that closes the valve. If the water pressure is sufficient, replace the water valve W10408180 and the issue should be resolved.
Is there any way to jump electrical connections to make sure the problem is the pump and not something else.
Answer Hello Allen. If the icemaker is not filling, yes, you can swap wires and press the dispenser to see if it fills the icemaker. Also, apply 120 volts to either solenoid, and the water should flow. If not, it is a bad valve.
I need to replace 4389178 water valve assy but the old one has three valves on it the instructions on the back say to use this part only
Answer Jim, The W10408180 is the correct fill valve number to order for the model number you supplied. The manufacturer has redesigned and upgraded the replacement part. The new part also comes with instructions to install the part on your refrigerator. You shouldn't have any issues replacing and installing the replacement part.
Ice maker is not making ice, I don't think it's getting water, I get water from the dispenser in the door & the motor turns to dispense the ice,I see the ice striper turn but no ice comes out. Do I need to replace the solenoid valve ,or is there something else that could cause this problem ?
You will want to check to make sure that the fill tube is not frozen. If the fill tube is frozen then you will need to clear the fill tube and replace the valve. If the fill tube is not frozen then you will want to pull the motor module off the icemaker and check for burn marks on the back of the module. If it is burnt then you will need to replace the module.