Could I get instructions on replacing the water valve for the ice maker?
Answer Hello Odette,
Turn the water off to the refrigerator and unplug the unit from the power supply, (wall outlet). Remove the water line from the old water valve and remove the cover from the bottom of the back of the unit if necessary. Remove the screw securing the water valve to the refrigerator body. Unplug the wiring from the valve noting the color of the wires and the color of the solenoid they were on. You may want to take a picture of it with your cell phone for reference during reassembly.
Now there are two kinds of valve connectors for the water lines that connect to the unit. One is the old standard screw on type. The new ones are John Guess fittings. Of course the screw on type simply screw off. The new valve will have the new fittings. You will need to cut about 1/4 of an inch of the old line off as there will be a groove in it from its' last installation which will prevent it from sealing in the new valve. It needs to be cut off squarely as possible. Once this is done, slide the water line into the new valve and when it bottoms, give it a real hard push. It will drop in again. Now you pull on it to seal it.
If for any reason you should need to pull it back out, push it in hard and hold the ring around the line in. Now while holding the ring in, the line will slide right out. Of course the rest of the re-installation of the new valve is the reverse of the removal procedure.
I replaced my ice maker, I had ice hanging up on the arms that swing to kick out the cubes, and the coating on the ice maker was coming off. Now that is replaced, my cubes are only about half full. The back side is filling and the front is partially empty. I wondered if the water valve is not opening or not staying open long enough? What are your thoughts?
Answer Hello Keith,
The reason you have ice building up on the harvest rake is because without water in the front cube of the mold, the thermostat is cycling the ice maker before the water can freeze. This means that the harvest rake is dipping in cold water each time the ice maker cycles. An insufficient water fill is normally the fault of the water inlet valve 67003753.
where exactly is the water valve for the ice maker ? I know its behind the black access panel.
Answer Paul, You pretty much have the information you need. The ice maker water valve is located on the back of the refrigerator, and the majority of the assembly is behind the meatl compartment cover on the right side of the rear of the cabinet, the water supply connector is visible with out removing the cover. It's pretty much a straight across change out. Roll the unit away from the wall. Unplug the power cord and turn the water supply off, It's best to remove both covers, but you can get by with just the left side cover, You may want to remove the wires, and attch them to the new valve one at a time and then the do the water supply tube, and reverse the process and roll the fridge back in place.
Our icemaker makes ice but each time it fills it runs water over in tray. What do I need to do?
Answer Hello Dean. If the icemaker is overfilling, it sounds like the water valve 67003753 is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.
Where is the water valve located in the system?
Answer Hello John. The water valve 67003753 is located in the back of the unit. Behind the back of the access panel. Hope this helps.
Hi , what makes the ice maker over flow on one end? It makes a buildup of ice in the pan.
Answer Hi Ben. Your model # MFF2557HES sounds like you need ice maker part #D7824706Q. It controls the amount of "fill- time" used to tell the water valve how long to stay energized for proper amount of water. The ice maker contacts cold have shorted closed and continually telling the water valve to stay energized. Thank you.
Does this model come with a water filter? If not, which inline filter should I use?
Answer Hello John. I'm sorry, this model does not come with a pre-installed filter. You can use in-line filter 5305510266 to add one to this unit. I hope this info helps!
I have the same problem as Linda G. How do I check if the valve is getting power? I do not want to replace the valve and find out it is the ice maker and vice versa. Thank you.
Answer Hello Joe. When the icemaker goes into harvest mode, it should send power to the water valve for a few seconds. If there is power there, then the valve is bad. Hope this helps.