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My Frigidaire ice maker doesn't work any more. It is a Model

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Hi ***** ice maker doesn't work any more. It is a Model LFHB2741pr5a. I have check the water filter and have plenty of pressure when I used the water in the door. I just came back from a vacation for two weeks and my son had turned the temp on the frig up. I turned it back down to 34 degrees. The ice maker is in the frig not the freezer. There isn't a wire to indicate the ice bin it full on this type of ice maker.
I check the panel and have turned the ice maker on and off but still no ice. I unplugged the frig for 15 minutes in hopes it would reset the system. Still not ice.
I don't even hear the solenoid valve to the ice maker open and shut. Can you give me some suggestions please.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 7 months ago.

Hi I am Joel and I will be helping you today,

That model has multiple solenoids on it one for the ice maker one for the water dispenser, so just because the water dispenser is working does not mean the valve is good it is common for the ice maker side of the valve to go bad, try manually putting water in the ice maker using a turkey baster or something similar and see if the ice maker cycles and dumps the ice if so the valve is bad, if it does not cycle the ice maker is bad. It usually is just a bad valve in most cases:

Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve Assembly

Part #:###-##-####- click here for part

If you have to change the valve its on the rear of the unit just follow the water lines on the rear of the unit and you will located the valve.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't know how you would get into the top of the ice maker to put water into it. It is completely enclosed because it is in the frig not the freezer. Anything else before changing the valve. How is the level determined?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I was able to get my finger up into the tray and there is water in it but it is not frozen.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It is like the ice maker that is in the frig is not cold enough to freeze the ice.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Are you done communicating with me? I still have questions?
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 7 months ago.

No I am here that unit has its own evaporator system for the ice maker and there is a fan that cools the ice maker if that fan is not running the ice maker will not freeze the water, it sounds like this is the problem you are having.

Refrigerator Ice Maker Evaporator Fan

Part #:###-##-####- click here

you will want to check that and make sure that fan is blowing , if not replace it.

here is the schematic of the parts so that you can see where it is located in the unit:

click here

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