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I have a Frigidaire FRT18B5JM and the ice maker has quit working.

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I have a Frigidaire FRT18B5JM and the ice maker has quit working. I bought a replacement kit but still no ice. I replaced everything from the wall to the tray. I'm concerned that it is in the refrigerator circuit.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 4 years ago.

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer.

I am not showing any of the units with the base model number you provided as having ice makers.

Please confirm the model number from the manufacturers lable inside the refrigerator conmpartment.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The ice maker was purchased separately at the time I bought the refrigerator. The ice maker model is IM115. I found the model number has a 2 at the end - FRT18B5JM2.

Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 4 years ago.

Sorry for the delayed reply, Alden. Had to tend to my garden.

What you need to do is determine if the ice maker is getting water from the water inlet valve.

To do that pull the unit away from the wall and follow the water line from the homes source to the inlet valve. There should be two wires going to it. Turn the ice maker off and wait a minuet. Turn it back on, and test the wires for 120vac. If there is power replace the inlet valve. If no power please let me know and we can continue from there.

Here is a picture showing what the valve looks like.

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Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 4 years ago.

Were you able to do the test, Alden?

Please let me know if you have any questions about the testing.

Best, Smitty.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hey Smitty.


Sorry for the delay - the refrigerator is at my daughter's condo and I've just gotten a chance to get there.


I did as you said and do not have power in the 2 wires connected to the inlet valve. Can you give me the next steps?




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