installed new #2315576 water inlet valve for ice maker.
Good water supply at the valve. Valve/solenoid not opening to allow water into ice maker when trigger arm in ice maker in down position. (This inlet valve a new substitute different from the 3 I have replaced over past 20 years.)
Answer Eric, The new water inlet valve 2315576 may look and mount differently, but it is still electrically and mechanically the same. when thee ice maker module cycles and rotates to the 12 to 1 o'clock position contacts close and voltage is supplied to the valve solenoids, the solenoids energize the plunger lifts and water flows through the valve to the ice maker. Try this, disconnect the wires from the valve solenoid, and attach meter leads or a test light to the wires. Remove the ice maker front cover, use a short piece of 14 gauge, insulated wire with 1/2 to 3/4 inch insulation removed from both ends. insert one end of the wire into the opening labeled T and the other end into the opening labeled H, hold the wire there until the main front gear rotates to the 7 or 8 o'clock position, then remove the wire. Observe the meter or light, when the rake arm rotates to the 12 o'clock position, the meter should register 120 VAC or the test light should illuminate. If not check for loose connections and suspect the ice maker control module.
Water inlet valve 2182104, has 50w on the old part. What is the watts on the new part and does it have to be the same or can it be 35w?
Answer Debb, the manufactured replacement inlet valve for ET21PK* add on icemaker kits is part number 2315576. This is a 120v, 60hz, 35w inlet valve. Yes, this 35w can work as a replacement, per the manufacturer. Thanks!
I changed my water inlet valve and water is not going into tube that leads to ice maker. Can you please help me?
Answer Hello Anthony,
You need to make sure you have turned the water back on to the unit and then verify voltage to the water valve. Also make sure the wires to the water valve solenoid have been connected to the new valve. Since the voltage is sent to the water valve by a set of contracts in the ice maker, the icemaker could be at fault. Also make sure there is no clear ice build-up in the fill tube. For more in depth assistance, always include the model number from the units' I.D. tag.