How do I know if my ice maker water inlet valve is bad?

The cubes may be small or there may be a solid chunk of ice instead of individual cubes. It’s also possible that the icemaker will stop working. These are all signs of a malfunctioning water valve. The valve is equipped with a screen on its inlet to remove minerals and sediments in the water supply.

Where is the water inlet valve on my GE fridge?

The water valve is a solenoid-operated switch located at the bottom of the refrigerator.

Why is my ice maker not filling with water?

Water may not be reaching the ice maker due to a frozen line, missing filter, or a closed supply valve. When there is no filter, or it is clogged, the ice maker does not get water. Make sure that the filter is in place, and if it has not been changed in more than six months, replace it with a new one.

What does a solenoid do in an ice maker?

The electrical component that activates a valve to allow water to flow into the ice making area is called the solenoid. Coils that form the solenoid can become damaged over time, causing the icemaker to act erratically or produce no ice at all.

Can you clean a water inlet valve?

Remove the water inlet screens with your finger or a pair of needle-nose pliers. Brush out any dirt or grit. You can soak the inlet screens in a mild solution of water and vinegar if they are calcified.

How do I fix my ice maker not getting water?

Check the refrigerator’s filter. When there is no filter, or it is clogged, the ice maker does not get water. Make sure that the filter is in place, and if it has not been changed in more than six months, replace it with a new one. Check your refrigerator’s water supply valve for leaks.

How do I reset my GE ice maker?

This arm, also called a feeler, is what tells the unit to stop producing ice when it comes into contact with ice cubes. Restore power to the ice maker. Next, push up on the arm or feeler three times. This will reset the unit.