My ice maker on my Whirpool refrigerator is not working. How can I tell if it is the ice maker unit or the solenoid?
Answer Hello Brian. 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
So I have a leak in my water line just next to the compression fitting, is there a way to remove the line that is in the compression fitting without having to replace the solenoid? Or do I have to purchase a new solenoid to get a new compression fitting?
Answer Hello Beau,
Push the water line into the valve hard and while holding the pressure, push the ring around the line toward the valve. As soon as you do this and hold the ring, pull the waterline out. Now to correct the water leak, cut about 1/4 inch of the water line off and be sure the end of the water line is squared off, (it won't seal if it's cut at an angle). Now push the water line into the valve and when it bottoms, push harder. It should "pop" about another 1/4 to 1/2 inch into the valve. To seat the seal, pull on the line without touching the ring.