I watched the video for water valve replacement. The kit also contains 1/4 tubing and a connector, but they are not mentioned in the video. What do you use the tubing and connector for?
Answer Hello Bruce,
This was included in the kit when a change had been made to the water valves mounting configuration. If you do not need it you can discard it. If there is any damage to the existing water line to the icemaker, you can use it to replace it.
Water dispenser worked fine, but no ice. I could see and hear the ice maker turning to dump the non-existent cubes. Unplugged and thawed the unit. No change. Ordered water inlet valve and replaced (video very helpful). No change. What should I check next? Seems like the icemaker is working, but just not getting water.
You will want to pull the icemaker out and check the fill tube to make sure that the fill tube is not frozen. If frozen the it will not get water. If this checks ok then you will want to pull the front cover and motor off the icemaker and check for burn marks on the back of the motor module. If there are burn marks you will want to replace the icemaker assembly.
I have a Kenmore refrigerator and the ice maker work fine but the water not working.
Answer Hello Rohan. Check and see if there is power coming to the water valve. If so, and no water, you will need to replace the valve. 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
I am getting water to my water side but no water to the ice maker. does this mean the water inlet valve needs replacing
Answer Hello James. Make sure the freezer is between 0° and 5°. 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