Is there a way to test:
1. The cycling thermostat in the icemaker? (is there a reference resistance (ohm) to show if good or bad?
2. the water inlet valve solenoid (can this be triggered electrically while installed? 110V?)
Water to drinking line is on and very strong.
You can test the thermostat for continuity when cold. If it does not have continuity then the thermostat is bad and would need to be replaced. When the icemaker cycles you can check to make sure that it is sending 120 vac to the valve by checking from V to N. You can also check the water valve to make sure that it is getting proper voltage when the icemaker calls for water.
Do you need special tools to insert tubes into the water valve?
Answer Hello George,
The water valve lines are just pushed up into the water valve. When you feel it seat, push harder and it will "pop" in further. This is the fully inserted position. You then simply pull on the line to fully seat it.
To remove the water line, you push it in as far as it will go and hold the ring around it against the water valve as you proceed to pull the line from the valve. This type of valve is referred to as a john guess fitting.