My ice maker runs water in to bin. Still makes ice but now all is frozen in the bin. Is it the water valve?
Normally the water valve would not cause this type of issue unless it is continuously streaming. You will want to check to make sure that the fill cup is not freezing over and pull the icemaker out to make sure that the mold is not deteriorating. The deterioration of the coating on the mold is most likely the cause. When the mold deteriorates the water will drip out onto the ice that is in the bin. If the water seems to be dripping towards the back of the bin then the fill cup may have ice in it. If you clear the ice and the issue continues to occur then replace the water valve.
Located a leaking inlet valve - W10217917 or K-77195. But I cannot figure out how to get the water tubes disconnected. They dont seem to pull or twist off. Help please.
Answer Hello Rusty,
Push the water line into the valve and while pushing, hold the ring around the line toward the water valve. While holding the ring in this manner, the water line will slip right out. To reinstall the water line, first make sure there is no indentation around the end of the water line about 1/4 inch from the end. This will prevent a seal. If the indentation is present, cut the line off squarely at the indentation. Now place the water line into the valve and push hard. You should feel it pop in. When this happens, pull the line to seat the seal.