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is this one with the ice bucket in the door
No, its a bottom freezer. Internal water dispenser in the refig part
And the water works?
And you verified the icemaker is plugged in FULLY, and the door is closing
yes, when I turn on valve, the water flows through water dispenser
Ok, well you know supply is good, why did you replace the maker?
Have you seen it manually cycle? I know it's hard on the bottom mount models
Replaced b/c malfunctioned and let water keep flowing , before freezing
What is manual cycle?
Usually when it runs too long you have a bad VALVE not the icemaker
However since the water did that, you have a frozen fill tube almost 100% for sure
how do we know? Is it hopeless
You can try clearing it and see if you got lucky, but usually it will do this if the valve sticks open
Just slide it out, and pull the fill tube out of the back and see if you can blow through it
I am 99% for sure you can't
do I disconnect from the freezer wall as the tube enters the back area of ice maker ?
yes and see if you can shine a light through it or get your mouth on it and blow through it
Into the icemaker
You likely can't
the tube originates under the ferig by motor, out of sight
right either remove from the valve and blow, or remove from up higher where it goes through and blow through it
Or just remove the icemaker again and remove the fill tube and melt the ice
I'm 99% sure you will have it if the icemaker flooded the fridge
Ok, I disconnected water tube right at the connector and can blow through a straw into freezer. Does this tell me something or just make me look silly?
that means it's not frozen
Means the valve is bad
To test this and BE SURE
You can swap the wiring on the valve
Then press your dispenser button
This should then fill the icemaker if the valve is good
If you still have no water you have a bad valve
swap the wiring?
there are 2 wiring connectors on the valve (maybe 4 but we're worried about the 2 on the end of the loop going to the maker and the door) and you swap those 2
this is all internal, the only wiring is connecting ice maker to the part inside , can a pharmacist do this
the valve is on the back down low by the water line you said that goes into it
If you can change that icemaker I would say so
I think valves are easier to change than a bottom mount maker
Your call though, if you could blow through it the only other cause is a bad valve but I like to be sur3
is it underneath?
Just behind the panel in the machine compartment
You don't have to pick it up or anything
there is a white connector where the tube goes in, is it there?
if you wanna post your model I can try to get you a diagram
Or you can follow the water line
It's iniside the panel though
I think I'm over my head. I'll hook water tube back up. and give up. I've sunk enough money into this already unless you come out tonight
What would a repairman charge to replace?
I gladly can
Honestly I couldn't even try to ballpark it
I run a small business working for myself
75 for me to do it TOTAL, company I used to work for would be 89.99+75.50, so
If your in california or something maybe more
Can't really say
Thanks for the service.
no problem, sorry I couldn't guide you enough you feel comfortable, if you change your mind come back to this question, don't open a new one, and
I can help you further
Honestly if you can change the maker you could change the valve
but if your not comfortable I can't push you, you could get shocked or cause a leak or something
So you need to do what you feel comfortable with
That is why I run a repair business people don't like doing everything themselves
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should I buy a valve and take the back off then open this quaetion again? Do I go ahead and hit accept and return when I get a valve, if I become adventurous
yes, and if you buy the valve and call a tech and just ask for charge to replace it you will get a better price because of no 2nd trip
just simple economics