My water valve has all threaded fiittings on the lines. What do I have to do to convert the lines to use with the new style water valve for push in lines?
Answer Hello Bob,
All you need to do is cut the ends off of the water lines, (the lines must be cut off SQUARELY), to eliminate the part that has indentations from the other installation. The lines will slip into the new valve fittings and when they bottom, push harder until you feel them "pop" in about another 1/4 of an inch. When this occurs, pulling on the line a bit seats the seal.
The icemaker won't make ice. I have water to the door, but it won't make ice. I know there are 3 solonoids, the blue one has 346 ohms and the gree one has 171 ohms. How do I manually start the icemaker so I can check the valve? I know it only works when it is called for. When I took the cover off the icemaker, it said not to turn manually. Thanks for your help.
Answer Harry, Apparently you have a basic W/P heat release ice maker. To "manually" start your ice maker, remove the front cover, take a 3 inch legth of 14 guage insulated wire and remove 3/4 of an inch of the insulation from both ends. Looking at the control plate and gear, insert one end of the wire in the opening labelled "T" and the other end into the opening labelled "H" Mkae sure you hold the wire by the insulation and press the wire in enough to make contact with the internal contacts, Once the main gear starts to rotate, remove the wire. You'll also need to tape the freezer door switch shut.
Changed water inlet valve, water is leaking from red and the blue line. How do I stop the leaks?
Answer Hello Robin. Hello Robin. You will need to press in on the water lines and make sure they are seating and locking into the water valve 2206123. If not, they will leak.
My ice maker continually freezes up in the tube coming to ice maker and maker also. We thaw it out and it keeps freezing over, what is the problem?
Answer Donna, You're on target. The most common issue for your complaint is a water inlet valve 2206123 Sediment from the pipes or deposits in the water, causes the internal diaphram to "seap" water. the tube freezes or the cubes freeze together because of the minor but consistant drip. replacing the valve, should solve your issue. Thanks and Good Luck
Water dispenser leaks at nozzle even after the glass is pulled away. I find no other leaks. Thanks.
Answer Hello Thomas! Have you changed the water filter recently? If so, try purging about 2-3 continous cups of water to see if this helps the issue. If not, replace the inlet valve 2206123. Thanks!
I replaced the water inlet valve but when the ice maker calls for water it comes out of the water dispencer. What do I change?
Answer Hello Mike. It sounds like you may have the wires on the water valve 2206123 reversed and you will need to swap them out. Hope this helps.
Is it easy to change the three solenoid valve for the ice maker?
Answer Hello Armando. The water valve 2206123 is not hard to replace. Disconnect the power to the unit. Remove the back cover off the bottom of the refrigerator and remove the screws holding the valve in place. Turn off the water to the refrigerator and remove the lines from the valve and connect them to the new valve. The plastic fittings on the valve press in to release the water lines. Once the lines are changed to the new valve, unplug the wires from the old valve and install them onto the new valve. Reinstall in reverse order. Hope this helps.
No water to the icemaker, but I have water to the water dispenser. Is it the icemaker or the inlet valve? Please help.
Answer Hello Mike. You will need to cycle the icemaker and see if there is power going to the water valve 2206123. If so, and the water valve does not bring in water, you will need to replace the water valve. If there is no power when the icemaker cycles, you will need to replace the icemaker 4317943. There will only be power for a few seconds at the valve during the icemaker cycle. You can test this with a multi-meter AP3873826. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps.http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html