The water in the ice maker does not stop and keeps running and flooding the freezer. How do I test to make sure it is the water valve?
Answer Hello Ashok,
With the unit on and the ice maker filling, unplug the refrigerator. If the water continues to fill, the water pressure is to low or the water inlet valve is defective. If the water stops coming in, the issue is electrical which points to the contacts in the ice maker.
Ice maker not filling with water & won't eject if filled with water manually. Verified water valve is good by using jumper wire at water valve to use door water dispense switch. Tried using jumper b/w L&V with no water dispensed into tray. Also, tested with V/ohm meter with power disconnected L&M=8800ohms, L&H=72ohms inline fuse-link good. With power connected L&N=120V, L&H=0V, L&M=120V, T&H=0V, N&V=0V.
Answer Hi Jim. Between the L and H the heater will read 72 ohms resistance. Between L and M the motor resistance will read 4400 ohms. Between the V and N the water valve coil is approx. 300 ohms. Use a insulated jumper wire to strip back and insert to the t and h terminals to start the harvest. Have the meter leads on the water valve to see if when the ice maker sends the 120 vac to the water valve you can observe it during the short 7- seconds. Observe the front ice maker dial (gear) indicator mark to pull out the wire at the 8:00 position. The ice maker will advance from there. Once it gets to the 4:00 position, it will send the water valve the 120 vac so it will open and send the water to the ice maker. Use a screwdriver to insert it from the inside into the fill tube to see if it is frozen shut. Bad water valve part # W10247725. If the ice maker stops or the does not send the voltage, it is part # 2198597. Thank You.