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GE TFX26ZPDA(A) Icemaker


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#1 RGuidorizzi

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 02:15 AM

It is about 7-8 years old, no problems until now.  The water flows to the water dispenser but does not flow to the icemaker, hence no ice.

I was hoping to get some advice before tearing apart the fridge:yikes: to see why water isn't flowing.

 

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#2 grey shrek

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 03:36 PM

Water line frozen going into ice maker. Ice maker solenoid not opening to let water flow.  Ice maker not sending power to solenoid for the 7 second fill.


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Posted 15 October 2008 - 11:58 PM

There are several ways to test a icemaker fill valve. One way is to cycle ( turn on ) the icemaker and check for 100-120 volts ( *some* Frigidaire built refrigerators use diodes in the fill valve system that give considerably lower voltages ) at the fill valve with a volt meter, you should get power at the fill valve at the end of the icemaker cycle for approx. 6-9 seconds.
Another way is to test the fill valve by it's self...remove wires from valve making sure you mark where they came from. Remove the feed line(s) to the icemaker and chilled water  ( if you have this feature ) . 1/4" line is the icemaker feed and the 5/16" line is the chilled water line if you have a double valve. Leave the house water feed line attached to the fill valve. You can attach a "cheater" cord either using alligator clips or if you have spade wire connectors to the fill valve. Get a bucket to catch the water. Hold the fill valve over the bucket and carefully plug in the cheater cord into the wall outlet, this will power the fill valve to open and you can observe the water flow and is the fill valve opening and closing the water properly. Do this several times at about 5 seconds on ( plugged in time ) time and no more, try it a few times to make sure the valve is working properly every time. If the valve fails this test ( water dribbles out after you unplug from wall outlet or no water passes through ) it is new fill valve time. If the fill valve passes this test....it is more probable that the trouble is in your icemaker. Please see the picture attached. Note: the copper house feed is still attached, I have a bucket ready and I have used a cut extension cord with alligator clips attached to feed power to the fill valve that I want to to test.

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#4 RGuidorizzi

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:29 AM

Thank you - it seems that the connector (shown in your picture) had come lose, when I took it all apart and put it back together it has worked consistently.  There may be a loose wire in the red connector you have so I will treat it gingerly when I show the Fridge back in place - but I am good now!:D

 

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