My son purchased this unit a couple of years ago and never hooked up the icemaker. Just recently he did but no water is going to the icemaker. The water line is good (checked that twice). It's like the valve isn't pumping the water up or the icemaker isn't calling for it. Would it be more likely the valve is bad or should I be looking at the icemaker itself?
Answer John, It's usually a faulty fill valve, It's a quick, easy test to determine which is at fault. Disconnect the wires from the fill valve, and attach your multi meter probes to the wires. Press and hold the rubber "test" button on the bottom of the icemaker control for three(3) seconds, the ice maker should start to rotate. When the ice maker tray returns to the horizontal position, the voltage should appear on the wires at the valve. No voltage indicates a faulty ice maker control, voltage on the wires indicate a faulty fill valve. Here's some meter usage information if you need it [http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html]. Thanks
Just want to know if a water valve goes bad. Will it prevent water come in to the icemaker?
Answer Hello Hector, yes a bad water valve can cause the water to stop flowing up to the icemaker. Also a bad icemaker can cause it not to call for water and prevent the solenoid to dispense water to icemaker. Most units have to solenoids on the valve assembly, one for the water dispenser if it has one and one for the icemaker. With a model number we would be able to supply you with the correct water valve and icemaker, thanks!