Fridge is not producing ice or getting water through dispenser. Does this mean that the water inlet valve needs to be replaced?
While it is possible that the water valve is faulty, you will want to first make sure that you have a good water filter on the unit. If there is then the valve will most likely be the issue.
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.