If your icemaker is newly
installed, it will take about 24 hours for the temperature to adjust to around 15
ºF before it can begin producing ice.
If the temperature is
below 10 ºF, make sure that the feeler arm, which can either plastic or metal,
is in the “down” position to ensure icemaker is not at fully capacity and can
continue producing ice.
If the temperature inside your
freezer is above freezing, check the evaporator coils behind the freezer panel for
ice accumulation. If you find that the evaporator
coils are covered in ice, then there might be something wrong with the
refrigerator freezer’s defrost system. You will have to troubleshoot and fix it before it's cold enough for your icemaker to make ice.
Next, check that the water
supply line that connects from the back of the refrigerator to the home’s water
supply. Inspect this part for any leaks of loose connections.
If there is not a leak in
the water supply line, there may be low water pressure caused by clogs in the
line. You can check the water supply line by removing it and blowing air
through to clear any potential clogs.
You can check the water
pressure by shutting off the water supply and disconnecting the line. Place the
line in a bucket and turn the water supply back on to observe the flow of
water. If there is a sufficient flow of water through the supply line, then you
have a defective water inlet valve and it will need to be replaced.
How to Test and Replace a Water Inlet Valve.
The water inlet valve is
an electro-mechanical valve with solenoids
that open and releases water to either the icemaker or dispenser. If one of the
solenoids is defective it might not let water flow to the icemaker unit. You
can test the water inlet valve for continuity using a multi-meter. If defective, the water inlet valve might not be letting water flow to the icemaker. If so, replace it. Shop for Water Inlet Valves
Next, check the water
filter. Water filters can become blocked and need to be replaced. You should replace your water filter every six months or sooner, according to use. Shop Refrigerator Water Filters
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