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Hi, thanks for using JustAnswer.com. On top of your refrigerator is a small hole cut into the cabinet and has the water fill elbow installed in it. It is made from yellow rubber material and should be able to be pinched. See if it is solid when you pinch it, which would indicate the fill tube is frozen. Let me know what you find...
ok so as i see it the access to the pipe only gives me 2" so how do i get to the rest of the hose to warm it up. as for the maker water should dumps into a cup in the maker supplied by that 90. do I have to turn off the unit over night?
Here is a link to the complete service manual.
ok so i think the ice maker solenoid pump is not working. can I disconect the line from the solenoid?
Sure. The solenoid is located in the fresh food section in the back, RH side. The panel will snap off to allow access. It is number 15 in the picture, part number 67006322, available at http://www.appliancezone.com/.
ok so i went to the Service test and its telling me. for service test 163 that my water valve is off. how do i switch it back on
so how do i find out if i need a new solenoid or something else?
If you have the line thawed out and the icemaker thawed out, put it back together and see if you get ice in a few hours. Usually a frozen fill tube is caused by a leaking valve or poor water pressure. If pressure to the refrig is good, the valve will likely need to be replaced. They have a pretty high rate of failure and are fairly inexpensive. You could also apply voltage to the valve to test it, but it can be dangerous if you have no experience doing this.
Ok so after all this I still have a none funtioning ice maker. any idea what to do next?
Yes the Ice maker is thawed and the blade can be turned freely.The tude is fine i was able to flush water throu the tube (its not froven).I thought it was the water solenoid so i bought a new one, but once i put it in i still had no water to the ice maker. I am getting water just fine at the door.what do you think?
If you can blow through the hose from the valve to the icemaker fill tube, the only other thing it can be is the icemaker itself. Part available HERE. Remove the hose from the inlet valve and try blowing through it. Icemaker is very easy to replace following instructions in the service manual I sent you.
Does the freezer temp have anything to do with the makers operation?