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Ice maker is not receiving water. Ice tray is emply. It is a…

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ice maker is not...

ice maker is not receiving water. Ice tray is emply

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

It is a side by side Whirlpool model no ED5PHEXRTOO

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I need to know where the inlet line runs so I can defrost the water inlet line

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 6 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 6 months ago

Probably the best thing to do is determine if the icemaker isn't cycling and calling for water, or if water isn't actually making it to the refrigerator. First, make sure the freezer is below 10 degrees because the icemaker will not cycle if the temperature in the freezer is over 10 degrees. Next, fill up the icemaker with a cup of water and wait 24 hours to see if it cycles and dumps the ice. If it doesn't cycle, replace the icemaker because it's just bad. If it cycles but doesn't fill up with water, check the fill tube behind the icemaker and if it's frozen solid, use a hair dryer and thaw it out. You can also make sure it's not frozen by disconnect the water line coming from the icemaker and going to the valve at the valve. Blow through the water line to make sure it's clear. If it's not frozen, you'll need to replace the electronic water valve on the back of the refrigerator where your water supply line from your house connects to your refrigerator itself.

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