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Amana Frig - not making ice


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#1 Casper

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 06:47 AM

I have an Amana side by side frig, with ice maker and water dispenser. No ice is being made. Water pressure is good,as water dispenser is working well. I removed back panels of frig to look at the water line going to the freezer, there are no apparent kinks in the line. I manually filled the ice tray by pooring water into the tray -- it did produce ice cubes.

The problem appears to be 1) a kink in the line that I did not see 2) Water inlet valve is shot. I suspect the inlet valve to be the issue.

Question: Do you agree? How difficult is it to replace on my own?

I would like to just buy the part and replace it. I figure that I put the new one in , just the opposite way that I take the old one out. Sound reasonable?

Are there other solutions/suggestions?

Model SMD25TW

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:00 AM

Sounds like the fill valve has gone bad on the ice maker side assuming you are getting voltage to the valve from the ice maker.   Easy to replace, just get the right one and replace the old one, line for line, wire for wire.
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#3 Casper

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:27 AM

Just to be certain...is the 'fill valve' the same thing as a 'water invlet valve'? I assume so....Amana/Maytag calls it a water inlet valve.
Also, it's located at the rear, bottom of the frig, near where the main water line is installed.Right?
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#4 ApplianceTerminator

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:26 AM

Casper .... same thing

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:05 AM

Excellent. I got a price quote of $30 for the part. Beats spending $130 for service call + the cost of the part.

Thanks very much for the assistance!


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Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:03 AM

Behold, the fill valve.




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