My ice maker is not producing any ice. I have replaced the inlet valve. Water is getting to the top of refrig. Ice marker is cold and has frost in the basket/ice cube cut outs. I put water in there and it producing ice.There seems to be something between the water line and the ice maker.
Answer Hello Sharon. 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
Does this valve have a garden hose type fitting? The cross reference says it is compatible with an Amana IC2 ice maker. Thanks.
Answer Hello John,
The valve you were looking at does not have a garden hose type fitting. It has a connection for a 1/4 inch water line. If you need one with a garden hose connection, you can order a WR57X88. This is a dual valve, but if you don't hook up both sides, it will still operate as desired. It will not know the other valve is there. Just hook the wires and output water line to the green side of the valve.
I can press the "Water" button on the outside of the refrigerator door and get a glass of water but water does not seem to be flowing into the icemaker and therefore no ice is being made. Does this mean I need a new icemaker kit or just a new water valve?
Answer Larry, If you have a water dispenser in the door, and an ice maker in the freezer you'll need a dual fill valve 2188542 ( you didn't supply a complete model number). With the description you supplied, Your most likely issue is the water fill valve and not the ice maker itself.
How do you attach the bottom water line as it only has a non threaded hole with a black presure ring inside the hole?
Answer Hello Jerry,
These are called John Guess fittings. They were very criticized by technicians for several years, until they proved they wouldn't be constant sources of leaks as the techs. thought they would be. They are really simple to use. To remove a water line, you push the line into the valve pretty hard and push the ring around it toward the valve assembly. While you hold the ring in, pull the water line out.
Now to reconnect the water line, push the water line into the hole and then push harder. You can feel the water line "pop" a little further into the assembly. To seal the line, simply pull on the water line and it will not come out if it's pushed in far enough. Just a note here to avoid having to learn the hard way. Before putting the water line in the John Guess fitting, inspect the water line and ensure there's no abnormalities on the outside of the water line within about 1/2 inch from the end of the line from previous installation. If there is, the end of the line needs to be cut off squarely so no water can seep out from the sealing area.
Is there a way to check if power is getting to the intake valve?
Answer Hello Tommy. Yes, you will test for power at the valve 4318047 when the icemaker is in the harvest mode. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
No water getting to ice maker. Will the intake valve be the fix? I have defrosted the line.
Answer Hello Tommy. Yes, if the icemaker is cycling and sending power to the water valve, and there is not water flowing out, you will need to replace the water valve 4318047. Hope this helps.