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Offline serman5

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PLEASE HELP WITH ICEMAKER
« on: July 08, 2012, 12:58:04 AM »
I have a maytag side by side ref. I have replaced the icemaker assembly, the dual water valve, the fill tube, and the inlet valve...the water will not stop filling the icemaker!! Even if I unplug the ref the water still keeps running!! I've spent a lot of money on replacement parts and I'm not further that I was when I started...please help!!

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Re: PLEASE HELP WITH ICEMAKER
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 01:07:20 AM »
Hi,

Could you post the model number of the refrigerator for us?
How is the water pressure to the refrigerator?
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Re: PLEASE HELP WITH ICEMAKER
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 01:12:51 AM »
msd2651heb is the model number

the pressure is fine. the stream is strong depending on how open the inlet valve is

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Re: PLEASE HELP WITH ICEMAKER
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 01:14:37 AM »
Do you have a reverse osmosis water filter system?  With an RO system, the water pressure is too low and the valve will not close properly.

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Re: PLEASE HELP WITH ICEMAKER
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012, 01:29:38 AM »
The replacement filter that I bought is product number UKF8001


i'm unsure if this is a RO. If so how do I adjust it. This ref was working properly before we moved. in our new home we are having trouble.

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Re: PLEASE HELP WITH ICEMAKER
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 12:12:51 AM »
The UKF8001 is just a standard cartridge filter. 
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the stream is strong depending on how open the inlet valve is
I'm not sure what you mean.  Are you talking about the shutoff valve at the wall?  The shutoff valve should be fully open. 
The valve mounted to the refrigerator is the inlet valve.  If you unplugged the refrigerator and water continues to flow, the problem has to be either a bad inlet valve or insufficient water pressure. Water pressure should be at least 20 psi.

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Re: PLEASE HELP WITH ICEMAKER
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 12:41:07 AM »
Is there a way to "chat" on this site if someone is online? I need to check the pressure of the water. The old ref had an icemaker installed but I just thought that it didn't work. The lines were connected but it never made any ice. Once we disconnected the old ref and hooked up the new one the water began to flow. soo..i'm at a loss!!

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Re: PLEASE HELP WITH ICEMAKER
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 01:39:55 AM »
If your House Water Supply for the Fridge is from a clamp-on "self-tapping" saddle valve connection ,
it could be "gunked-up", not supplying enough pressure (yes) to "close" the Fridge Water Valve.
It should be replaced with a "drill" type saddle valve.
 
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