Icemaker repair question.
July 2, 2009 6:55 AM Subscribe
I can't repair our icemaker because nothing seems to be wrong with it, with the glaring exception that it does not make any ice.
posted by odinsdream to home & garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Until recently our icemaker would make shards of ice-chips and fling them across the freezer, but it has stopped doing even that now. It doesn't appear to fill or move at all.
I've gone through this troubleshooting guide
. We have a "modular" unit which is almost identical to the photos in that guide. Every component passes the tests with the exception of the water inlet valve
which I cannot find on the back of our fridge.
Is the water inlet valve inside the fridge wall? If so, is this a user-serviceable part? It looks like I'd have to disassemble a large section of the back of the fridge if I wanted to get to anything in there. I would prefer to avoid doing this.
Is there any reason to think that even though the icemaker passed all the diagnostic tests that it could still be malfunctioning? I'm hesitant to buy a new icemaker if the problem is really external to it.