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Old 11-11-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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I hava an Amana SSD25NBW side by side fridge, about 16 years old. In-door icemaker and water. The icemaker is not getting water. The water dispenser works fine.
The water supply hose in the freezer did not look blocked, but I unplugged and thawed out the fridge/freezer anyways. No change.
There are two solenoid in the back. They both read 340 ohms.
When I plug in the fridge, I don't see a voltage at the icemaker supply solenoid.
There is no water filter.
I need some help tracking down the problem. What next ?

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you will not see voltage at the valve until the icemaker is cycling and calling for water. does the icemaker run? If so I would suspect the valve.
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does the icemaker run?
Not sure.
I stuck a couple of strips of paper on the ejector fingers. Will check it again tommorow morning and see if it looks like it has cycled.
The ice bucket is empty, it should be at least trying to make ice.
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Yes, icemaker is cycling. Most likely the valve then.
The coils seemed good, so it seemed it was a mechanical jam, so I opened up the solenoid to see if I could clean it. Unfortunately, the rubber seal is deformed and cracked.

Lets see if I can find a new water valve in town on a Saturday.
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