How can I test if the water valve solenoids are bad? Water is not flowing to the icemaker. I've checked and the fill tube is not clogged because I can blow air right through it. I suspect the solenoid and I have checked continuity and resistance with an ohmmeter. Readings for the iceside solenoid are: 229.2 for continuity / 229.0 for resistance. Is the valve good or bad? Thank you for your kind assistance?
Answer Hello Virgillio,
While the resistive readings are good electrically, this is no indication as to whether or not the valves are operational mechanically or not. This can only be determined by applying the proper voltage and water pressure and see if the valve opens and passes the water pressure and closes properly. Test meters are a great tool but they will not determine the mechanical operation of a component.