To work the actuator on a GE Ice Maker:
Open the door
-Hold down the door switch so that it thinks the door is closed
-Make sure the Ice Maker is on (I believe they have metal bar that should be dropped)
-Now, there is a plastic swing arm attached underneath the ice maker. Slowly push the plastic arm in and ease it back out 5 times. This will reset the ice maker. You know you did it right when the little white arms inside the ice cube tray start to slowly turn.
Now the ice maker will go through a complete cycle. It will run the scoop arm to get rid of the ice in it, then it will call for water.
I also need to mention that there is one other way to test the valve. You need to figure out which valve runs to the ice maker, and which one runs to the water dispenser
. Once you have, take off the wires going to the ice maker water valve, and use your volt meter to test the Ohms, or the resistance, on the valve. Put one probe on each spade terminal on the valve, and turn the unit to "u". When you put the probes on the opposite spade terminals, you should get a "0" reading. If you get anything else, it is bad.
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