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Old 01-04-2009, 01:42 PM
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A friend has an ice maker that is not working at all. It is not filling with water. She wants me to replace it, but I'm afraid if I do it still will not fill. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what is really wrong with it. If the ice maker replacement comes with a water valve that could be wrong I guess that may cover the problem, but if not I'm not so sure. Since it's a through the door unit, without tearing the whole thing apart I have no idea what plumbing is in it.
Thanks in advance for any help.


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Old 01-05-2009, 01:20 PM
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How old is the water filter?

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2-3 years. but with it removed the ice maker still does not fill.
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The water filter usually does not last more than a year. If the water filter has been removed then you have to install a special bypass plug. Otherwise the water flow would be interrupted.

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the water in the door still works, and the filter cover itself says that the water will still flow with the filter removed.
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Remove the ice bin and the ice maker and check the water feeding tube into the ice maker for a frost inside.

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