Ice maker not making ice. It will go through the cycles. Arm works fine. water comes out of outlet of water inlet valve. There is no water in the tube to ice maker, nor will it travel up the tube. Has the inlet valve gone bad or am I looking in the wrong place?
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Answer Hello Jeremy. You need to check and see if there is power going to the water valve when the icemaker cycles. If so, replace the water valve on the unit. If not, or the icemaker does not cycle, you will need to replace the icemaker on the unit. Also, check and make sure the fill tube on the unit is not frozen and clogged. If so, replace the water valve and thaw out the fill tube. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
How do I troubleshoot the solenoid for the icemaker to make sure that it needs to be replaced? I have replaced the icemaker and it did not fix the issue. Also what reading should I be getting when doing a continuity test?
Answer Mark, The water fill valve is usually an "open" or "closed" circuit, when you test across the solenoid terminals with the wires disconnected. A more positive test is voltage to the fill valve, from the ice maker. You'll need a 3 to 4 inch legth of insulated 14 guage wire, with both ends "stripped" Remove the ice maker control cover, attach the meter probes to the wires to the fill valve. Insert the ends of the "jumper wire into the "T" and "H" openings on the control module and hold them there until the large gear starts to rotate, then remove the jumper. When the rake arm reaches the 12 to 1 o'clock position, there should be 120 VAC across the wires to the fill valve for 7 to 10 seconds. If the voltage is present, you have a faulty fill valve, if not you'll need to check for a broken or damaged wire.
Part we took off had two threaded hubs and one part I received now has just one threaded hub. How do I install this new valve so that it works properly on my model?
Answer Hello Julian. Make sure the supply line going to the icemaker has a smooth flat cut and insert it into the compressor fitting on the water valve 2315576 and press it down until it locks into place.
How are we suppose to attach the output hose the the valve? It looks like its just a push in and the line would come out without any effort.
Answer Hello Julian. You need to press down on the compression fittings on the water valve 2315576 to release the locking rings and be able to pull out the water lines. Make sure you are pressing and pulling the lines at the same time on the water valve. If not, the lines will not release from the water valve.
In reference to the above part, a solinoid for the ice maker in a Kenmore, I can not stop the leak from the hose to the ice maker. This is the plastic tube that plugs into the solonoid valve at the rubber spacer or what ever it is. The stainless tube insert is in place. Help!
Answer Hi Rich. At the water valve, press in on the yellow locking collar. Push in all the way on the tube to see if it is pushed in all the way. With it pressed in then pull the tubing out and inspect it foe cracks. if you have enough tubing then use a sharp utility knife to cut it exactly square on the end and try it again. If the tubing leaks out of the water valve part # 2315576. The tubing is part# 4387492. Thank You.