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Old 08-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Ice maker gets no water

Have a 2004 Intrigue with the side by side Dometic refer/freezer.

The ice maker freezes, but is getting no water.

Looked everywhere for a shut off valve and no luck.

Any ideas as to where there might be a water shutoff valve or is there so etching to check?



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Old 08-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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I would expect you to have a shut off valve. On my last two coaches you accessed it by removing the outside frig compartment door. You should find a shut off valve and a solenoid that cycles to allow water into the tray. One of the most common complaints is that the plastic tubing from the solenoid to the tray develops a leak and has to be replaced. If you purchased your coach used it is possible that the previous owner had a leak and just shut off the water. Also there is a separate power plug in that compartment to plug in the ice maker. No Power/no Ice

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Old 08-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Suspect this is not the issue but .. when not on shore water supply, are you positive your pump is on ?
I had shut off my water pump and went a day or two wondering why the ice was not being made until the obvious hit me.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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I had the shut off valve in my S&B get plugged up with calcium. I also had the plastic line develop a crack. Luckily, I was at home at the time.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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On my '02, the shutoff valve is on the outside behind the refer vent.(yours might be under the refer on the inside of the coach) It goes to a solenoid that gets its directions from the icemaker to either open and let water flow or to shut off. The cheap plastic hose from the valve is inside a sleeve that also has a heating element in it to keep it from freezing during the winter. It could have caused the hose to spring a leak. That el cheapo hose can be replaced with a GE icemaker installation kit from Home Depot or Lowes. It is PEX and if it freezes, it won't break. Then you can dump the heater element.

Make sure the valve is on. Make sure the icemaker is plugged in. Make sure there are no leaks. Make sure the arm on the icemaker is down.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:12 AM   #6
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Air bubble in the line? Time for a residential refer.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:29 AM   #7
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ice maker

some units will not open water solonoid untill freezer temperture gets below 10 degrees.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:45 AM   #8
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Hi All,

Thanks for all the great feedback.

Did three things:

1. Found the water shutoff valve behind the exterior vent panel, turned it on. The hose leaks.
2. Replaced the hose with a GE hose from Home Depot.
3. Turned it all back on and Ta-Da, ICE.

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions, tips and solutions.

I will raise a chilled glass of an appropriate beverage to you.


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