replaced water inlet valve still no ice

(Note: If the ice maker is not cold enough, the mold thermostat contacts will open. - Mike. If the water inlet valve is defective, or if it has insufficient pressure, it won’t allow water to flow through. It is also possible that the icemaker switch got turned off by accident. We got a new wpool frig a few months ago in late 2018. If the thermostat contacts are open, the ice maker will not make ice. I just hated to think about buying a perfectly good fridge and sending something to a landfill. The water inlet valve is an electrically-controlled valve that opens to supply water to the dispenser and ice maker. Whirlpool. Sometimes a little push will get them moving. I went and shut the breaker off to the refrigerator, because I didn’t want to pull it out, and waited about 5 minutes. Dirty coils will cause major issues. Last night I replaced the ice maker (the whole unit inside the freezer compartment) with a new one I picked up from Lowes (only $50...quite a deal compared to some online sites like John Walters. Since many of the ice maker components are not sold separately, you may need to purchase and replace the entire ice maker assembly. When the thermostat or sensor on the icemaker tray reaches about 15 degrees Fahrenheit, the motor cycles to release the ice cubes. This allows you to see the TWO water tubes that feed into the left hand door on the French Door versions. I noticed a small bit of frozen ice stuck in there and cleared that out. Refrigerator was shut down for 24 hours and thermistor was replaced therefore everything was defrosted so no frozen lines. Much easier than having to empty your fridge & freezer and leave it off for a few days! If the water inlet valve has sufficient pressure and is getting power, but the ice maker won’t fill with water to make ice, replace the water inlet valve. Disconnect the one to the ice maker. I can hear it energize but not filling. To determine if the door switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the water inlet valve has sufficient pressure and is getting power, but the ice maker won’t fill with water to make ice, replace the water inlet valve. No ice in the tray. When on, it's about the 5 o'clock position. That usually takes care of the problem. If the door switch fails, the dispenser will not turn on. I tried turning the screw on the front of the machine for more or less water, but nothing worked. So we decided to change the ice maker assembly. fill ice tray and ice ... the main water line and plugged into power source. The home may have insufficient water pressure. Cause … The other one did nothing when I pushed it in. If the icemaker switch does not have continuity, replace it. Hello Linda, thank you for the question. The water filter should be replaced about every six months to maintain proper water flow and ensure water quality. All night baby!! You can find a few more things to try on the Frigidaire ice maker not working guide—even though it’s for Frigidaires, a lot of the same solutions apply. If you don't have continuity and about 46 ohms (+/- 10 ohms) then your "heater" is defective. This is the same issue .. was driving, Me nuts !! Then checked ohms across water valve electrical prongs (after disconnecting power); showed less than 350 ohms when should be above 500. Terms — Now it has stopped working completely. Then it started melting and water was freezing in the bottom so it would not dispense. thanks for responding and no water. 11/19/2020 by Before you decide to replace the water valve, check to ensure power is reaching it properly. UPDATE 3/2/19 For those that have less common problems here’s the complete list. Before replacing the ice maker assembly, check the water inlet valve, water line, and fan. Pauline, stick you finger in the tray that holds the water to freeze and see if there is ice or even water. Mine makes ice sometimes and sometimes doesn’t. It turned out there was an air gap at the top that let in room air which allowed water to condense on the outside of the water supply line and run into the icemaker and freeze. (note, the icemaker comes with a pigtail cord extender/adapter that makes it a bit cumbersome to fit cord behind icemaker but finally figured it out). The owners manual might have that information. Any one have this same issue and know the solution? Still no ice. If the water pressure is sufficient, use a multimeter to check for power to the water inlet valve. Where my wire harness goes up into the door to control all these features was designed poorly and about 5 of individual wires had broken in two along with the outer sheath. Still no ice. If your water inlet valve is malfunctioning, you could be getting a lack of water to the inside of your refrigerator. Since many of the ice maker components are not sold separately, you may need to purchase and replace the entire ice maker assembly. I still do not have water going to the icemaker. The ice maker side could be blocked or defective. Any other suggestions before I pay $90 plus parts and labor? No more whirlpool frig. Then looking in the bundle of wires, the yellow wire was broken. Before replacing the ice maker assembly, check the water inlet valve, water line, and fan. That is what you want. The temperature control module cost 40 bucks and any idiot could change it out. Further searching found experts saying to check the bundle of wires that come up the bottom of the freezer door for any broken wires. I've replaced just about everything else and still no ice. Manual check the freezer temperature. You need a new I/M. If not, repost your problem as a NEW question and include the model number. PHIL THORNDIKE, I reset my filter after the icemaker wasn't making any ice and readjusted temperature and now its making ice again. The water inlet valve supplies water to the water dispenser. Then check the appliance. At the end of the cycle, the icemaker module sends power to the water inlet valve to refill the tray with water. Will be buying another manufacturer’s product next time. That way you can bleed all air before it gets to ice maker. The freezer temperature should be set between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 to -15C) for the ice maker to work properly. If it still has not started working after 12 - 24 hours, then the problem will probably be with the water valve. 01/18/2018 by If the freezer temperature is too high, ensure that the condenser coils are clear of debris and the condenser fan is working properly. 09/04/2018 by I think caused by the unit trying to dispense and bulging in and out as the drive turns but the dispenser arm is frozen up. There is no clog in the fill tube and the temperature in the freezer is fine. The icemaker assembly cost at least 500 bucks to replace. This site gave me every tip I tried and it took a ton of trial and error. @blm462012. Frigidaire Refrigerator Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve 242252702 Great prices, same day shipping and ... no water to ice maker. So I changed the water valve because you can blow through both ends and was told that it was bad. It beats those effing ice trays. @ladytech Have the Whirlpool people coming out this week. If you look at a photo of the fill tube, the blue wire is taped & insulated along about 2/3 of the fill tube for the ice maker. I’ve seen many brand new filters fail. Mine the motor that dispense the ice do not work any more stopped making ice as well.. 07/03/2018 by The arm slips into a slot on the I/M head. Secondly... if you do have a thoroughly frozen ice maker fill tube, there is a simple way to defrost just the ice maker compartment. You can also check to see if the water filter needs to be replaced or if the water lines are froze. I bought it in 2007 and starting about 2017 it would make ice for a few days then suddenly the ice bucket would be full of water. There is no difference when either paddle is pushed, just water. In all seriousness, the design is defiantly flawed. Then, after I did nothing more, two days later it mysteriously starts making ice again. I figured it just wasn’t getting water so I replaced the solenoid and still nothing. Just had another problem with my ice maker! When you say you fill it just below the sensor, what sensor are you referring to? Refrigerator not making ice or not dispensing water? I kept reading EVERY post I could!!! Some models use a flexible tray to release the ice. As a result, the ice maker won’t make ice. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, part of the defrost system has likely failed. Question 1 - what should I do to get the ice maker working ? This sounds like an issue with the Water Inlet Valve, PartSelect Number PS11753250. Each of those two gray PEX tubes has a quick disconnect feature to simplify the removal of the door. Mayer, there was only little bit of water after the service tech left and the fingers were frozen into it enough that the shaft was bowed a little. So 45 min later another dump and fill! It wasn’t making any ice. He wasn’t sure which, and I said I’ll call him after I play with it a while. I feel I’ve in the maker but it never dispenses?!? It’s boring, but air can take as long as10-15 min to get flushed out. According to the code, it sounded like I would need a new circuit board for the sensor, which is about 250.00. Randy Osborn Well we are having same problem and repair man said our heater that keeps water line to icemaker is not working and that line freezes up ?We have water to drink from our fridge . Same as others my ice maker won’t dispense ice. Other commonly replaced parts for a refrigerator that won’t make ice are: Ice maker assembly Ice maker module Door switch Ice level control board Water filter Ice maker mold thermostat That is where frigid cold air from the freezer is forced up to to ice maker compartment, and the other duct returns the air to the freezer compartment. I wish I could call everyone having this issue and let them know to try this. An actual Whirlpool certified repairman came out to check our icemaker. Air will get in the users manual troubleshooting guide for my icemaker hours then! 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