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    Default no water to icemaker

    Model - 596.52673200
    Serial - 10880289CE

    Hello jeff, been a while. Hope all is well.

    Having a little problem with this fridge. Can't get any water to the icemaker nor the water dispenser. I am assuming I have the right terminals going to the right solonoids. They were all disconnected when I got it. I suspect maybe the filter is stopped up. When I press the water switch, it hums a little. Both solonoids ohm out. That being said, I did not pay much attention to how much resistance they showed.

    Appreciate any info you can give on this.

    About the only thing ZI know to do at this point is maybe disconnect the line going to the filter and see if any water is going through it. If so, that would indicate a blocked filter to me.


    Thanks.

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    Hi Rick, hope all is well with you...I am crappy but that is a story for another day.

    I suspect maybe the filter is stopped up
    Tired filter or maybe the filter head is bad ( common ).....join the two tubing together to bypass it as a test.

    no water to icemaker-water-filter-housing-67001669-00763814-jpg Water filter tubing and head assembly

    I am assuming I have the right terminals going to the right solonoids
    5/16" tubing side is for chilled water, 1/4" tubing side is for the ice maker.

    no water to icemaker-2003637-1-whirlpool-12002193-secondary-water-valve-jpg Water inlet valve, secondary

    You also will have a primary fill valve...

    no water to icemaker-water-inlet-valve-12544002-00695378-jpg Water valve, primary

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    Thanks Jeff. Also wondering if the brown terminals go on the brown solonoids? I am just kind of going by the bent of the wires on the terminals and the size of the compression nuts.

    Believe me, I know about being crappy. For a while now. Maybe someto do with getting a little "long in the tooth"!

    Thanks agin.

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    Also wondering if the brown terminals go on the brown solonoids?
    I know Frigidaire does that...blue with blue, yellow with yellow, etc....can't remember if Amana did that ( 596. Kenmore is built by Amana ).
    You probably are correct.

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    Don't discount that primary fill valve....house water goes to the primary valve, from there to the filter, from the filter to the secondary valve and the water feed is split up there between the chilled water and ice maker.

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    Yep, my intentions are to disconnect the primary and apply power to see if water is going through it.


    Will I need to splice the lines going to and from the filter and join them together with couplings?

    I think the light indicates the filter is good. But may it went green if the reset button was hit?

    Hope to get to check it out today or tomorrow before it turns cold here.

    P.S. Should I be able to blow through any of the lines if they are all dry? Maybe with the filter disconnected?
    Last edited by Boman; 12-16-2015 at 07:33 AM.

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    Will I need to splice the lines going to and from the filter and join them together with couplings?
    Yes.

    I think the light indicates the filter is good. But may it went green if the reset button was hit?
    The filter light changes colour after so many hours of use....someone can press the button and reset the colour without changing the filter....it indicates nothing excpet when used correctly it will help to remind you when the filter should be replaced.

    Hope to get to check it out today or tomorrow before it turns cold here.
    Yupper!....get cold(er) here too on thurs and fri.

    Should I be able to blow through any of the lines if they are all dry?
    Probably.

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    Well I finally got around to attaching a cheater wire to the primary inket valve. It would only kind of make a partial squirt of water and that is it. The solonoids did show continuity when I checked them. Shouldn't it have let a stream through when power was applied to either?

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    Shouldn't it have let a stream through when power was applied to either?
    Both coils at the same time where energized?
    Fill valve solenoids can ohm ok but the fill valve could still be broken mechanically.

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    Both coils at the same time where energized?
    No. I decided to check my water delivery system I have set up. It was clogged with some weird looking stuff. Even when I cleared that out, the valve would still not let water through. I intend to study the diagram to try to make sure I have the wiring and tubing right.

    I should add I did apply power to each solonoid just not both at the same time.

    Okay, got water going through the primary. That line is going to the filter but is not getting through the filter. Does it matter if the lines going to and from the filter get swapped around? Or is this a clear indication the filter head is at fault? There is water in the tank, but not sure if it was already in the tank or not. The tank is not full to the top.


    Update: I think I answered my own question about the lines being switched. I do think I have the line leaving the filter going to the wrong connection.
    Also, I had the saddle clamp on my makeshift water line so tight, the rubber was cutting the water pressure down. Not to mention the little bit of blockage around the needle itself that came from the water pipe.

    I did splice the line going to the filter. If the fittings fit and if I can change the line coming from the filter, I masy have this thing figured out.

    P.S Also found the filter head comes out liker GE head assembly if I am thinking correctly. I was thinking this was made by Amana?
    Last edited by Boman; 12-30-2015 at 09:14 PM.

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