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Posted: 11/24/19 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The ice maker on my norcold refer will not pull in the water could it be ice maker or regulater and best place to order one or the other.Thanks Ron

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You tube is your friend. Several trouble shooting videos on testing and fixing the exact problem.

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Is there an under sink filter? Has the cartridge gotten turned? Most filters shut off water unless filter is fully in.

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I had one that I had to put water in the tray to get it to cycle the first time.


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If you open the outside access panel to the reefer, you should be able to see the water line going to a valve and then going to a solenoid and then from the solenoid to the reefer. These solenoids frequently fail and are inexpensive and easy to replace. First thing would be to see if there is any water going to the solenoid - that would eliminate filter and other supply problems.


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Our 5th has a valve under the sink to shutoff water to the refer.


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My problem was the plastic tube that suplise the water to the tray.


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I'd download the service manual for your fridge. My Norcold 4 door has both icemaker and indoor water. My ice maker quit and i found the replacement at Lowes. MUCH CHEAPER that ordering from Norcold. Service manual is also very informative.


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Ice makes initiate their harvest cycle when the mold cools to about 15 degrees. After that every is "timed". A timer motor turns the wiper to push out the formed ice cube. It runs till it stalls against the cube in the mold and hangs there until the mold heater warms up and the ice is released from mold. It pushes out the ice cubes and opens the water feed solenoid for a few seconds to allow fresh water into the mold and then the timer motor reaches the end of it's rotation, it stops and waits for the mold to cool down again so another harvest cycle can begin. The mold heater is controlled by the timer motor and a high temperature limit snap disk. That's pretty much to whole story on ice makers. If you understand how they work, troubleshooting them is a lot easier.

If your mold isn't filling with water, the feed line is either plugged up or the solenoid isn't opening to allow water through it. Stay focused on that until you find the problem.


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Several suspects in order of where on the line they are

First: the Shut-off valve and optional inline filter (Closed/Clogged)
Now the switch on the U-matic *1
The solenoid
The line from the solenoid to the icemaker
Iced up

1: Hook a 120 volt test light to the solenoid leads (you can pull 'em off while unplugged and hook 'em to a test light) have someone force cycle the ice maker by turning the big gear wheel in the direction of the arrow.. if the light comes on and goes off the ice maker itself is good.

Next hook it back up and again cycle it.. If water water everywhere but not a drop of ice.. Tub is broke.

A flat metal piece (Key. knife) that magnets stick to held near the solenoid (like 1/4 inch away) while the ice maker cycles should be attracted to the coil at some point, make sure it's flat to the coil or you should hear the "CLICK" as the valve opens.


NOTE: Solenoid valves vary in cost. from under 10 bucks to over 50, and nearly all of them are interchangable.


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