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Old 06-30-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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Water problem in ice maker

I have water that continues into the ice maker and fills freezer. Even if ice maker lever is off. I tried to turn outside valve off to ice maker but must not have gotten it closed all the way. But, I'm wondering if the solenoid that operated the valve to fill the ice maker isn't working and remains partially open ?
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yep. sounds like solenoid is not working
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Make model might help as well.
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Make and model of the fridge, that is.

The ice maker water solenoid is 120v operated and readily replaceable. However, it may just have a piece of debris or sand stuck in it, holding it open slightly. If you are handy, try removing the inlet and outlet lines to the solenoid and flushing it out. You can remove the rubber seal for cleaning as well, if you are careful (and make sure you note how it goes back together!). Sometimes the little rubber gizzy just gets unseated and leaks. Norcold even has a TSB out on that.
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Not all icemaker water solenoids are 120VAC. My Norcold has an In-door drink dispenser, My solenoid is actually two solenoids in one.... A 120VAC solenoid for the icemaker AND a 2nd 12VDC solenoid as well. Both solenoids are in the same housing. The 120VAC solenoid has larger spade connectors.
Also, to throw more into the mix, my RV must have had some type of winter climate option....the water lines from the solenoids to the drink & ice maker lines as well as the solenoids themselves are covered in heat tape.

If I'm not mistaken the ice maker is the one that opens the water solenoid. As Gary stated, could be some garbage in the line. Not sure but the solenoids "might" have some type of screen to prevent debris from getting into the valve. I'll have to see if I kept my old "solenoid pack"

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Make and model of the fridge, that is.

The ice maker water solenoid is 120v operated and readily replaceable. However, it may just have a piece of debris or sand stuck in it, holding it open slightly. If you are handy, try removing the inlet and outlet lines to the solenoid and flushing it out. You can remove the rubber seal for cleaning as well, if you are careful (and make sure you note how it goes back together!). Sometimes the little rubber gizzy just gets unseated and leaks. Norcold even has a TSB out on that.
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While you're at it, be sure to replace the plastic water line.
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Sniperchad.....
might want to connect a volt meter to that solenoid & see if your getting any votage to the solenoid, You should not unless it's currently running thru a cycle.

I assume this is what happens, Turn on the icemaker
Icemaker goes thru cycle & water keeps filling the icemaker
You have to go around back to turn off the water valve.

After turrning off water valve does the cycle complete?
If cycle completes does turning the water valve back on statr the water runnign again in the iceaker?



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