Hi all. New to the forum, but have been repairing my appliances for years. Thanks to the internet, I have been able to tackle repairs that I would never have tried before.
I have a 36" Viking bottom freezer fridge. The ice maker stopped working a few weeks ago. It is one of those standard whirlpool type units.
These are the checks that I have already done.
1. shorted T-H. With the freezer door closed, the motor will turn, but no sound from water valve.
2. checked for frozen water tube. pushed approx. 6" long zap strap into tube, and didn't meet any resistance.
3. manually poured water into the ice maker, and ice was produced, and released into the tray.
conclusion is that it must be water valve or wiring to the water valve. Are there any more test procedures to be sure that it is the water valve, and not the wiring between the ice module and the valve?
Attached are pictures of the water valve.
Are there any procedures to doing this water valve replacement?
The space seems very tight, and the water tube to the ice maker seems like there is no extra play. not sure how to get a hand in there to get that water tube off. any tricks?
thanks for any help.