I have a Whirlpool refrigerator that is only two years old. The ice maker was overfilling and causing my ice bucket to accumulate ice on the bottom. I replaced the ice maker and inlet valve and no water gets to the ice maker. The water in the door works fine. I poured some water into the ice maker and it cycled through and ejected the ice out. I took out the ice maker and held a blow drying at the fill tube for a few minutes and no water dripped out. Is there another piece that is left that I missed that shuts off the ice maker water supply?
Just by holding a hair drier at the fill tube for a couple of minutes does not necessarily mean that it is not clogged with ice. The ice could be further back. What you can do is access the water valve and disconnect the icemaker fill tube. Go to the top of the unit and take off the cover over the fill tube. Pull the fill tube out of position and then pull the tubing completely out to check to make sure that the fill tube is not frozen. If frozen then thaw and reinsert. There is a channel that it will slide through so will not be too difficult to reinstall. The other thing to check is the icemaker module. Check it to make sure that there are no burn marks on the back of the icemaker module.
How do I get the ice maker back in under the water line ?
Answer Jennifer, in general (you forgot to include a model number for the refrigerator). you'll need to remove power to the refrigerator. Check and make sure the two mounting screws are in the holes in the ide wall, they need to be loose, but partially installed. Remove the cut out from the I/M fill cup, on the back of the ice maker. Normally you would install the I/M wiring harness, and plug it into the wall plug in the freezer. Then align the opening in the fill cup to the fill tube and slide the ice maker up enough to align the mounting screws with the top mounting tabs, and slide the ice maker down, and tighten the screws, slightly. Use a small level and make sure the ice maker is level, then tighten the mounting screws properly. A lot of refrigerators have a mounting bracket and screw, to support the front of the icemaker. Mount the bracket the bottom of the ice maker, then install the screw holding the bracket to the wall, Then tighten both screws evenly. Aligning the fill cup and fill tube can be a bit "tricky" but nothing you can't handle.