Ice maker not calling for water
(Bel Air Md.)
Ice Maker 2198597 (Electronic Head)
After performing a dianostic I have this scenario.
When jumping the ice maker using the H and T holes to check the cycle the ice maker cycles but doesn't call for water, making me believe I have bad water valve.
When I check the water valve by jumping using the L and V holes the ice maker goes in cycle mode and water fills only when the ice pusher is in the up position. I thought that the water would come on instantly and stop when I pulled the jumper wire out.
What do you make of this scenerio? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
There are a few scenarios that I didn’t include in the repair guide simply because they are rare. So rare that I was afraid that it would confuse more people than it would help.
Yes it is supposed to run water as soon as you jump out V to L and yes it should stop when you pull the wire out.
What you are saying that happens when you jump V to L is not normal in fact it is very odd.
However if the water valve is not bad (which you proved by saying that the water will run) but it still will not run water at the end of the cycle the thermostat or the heater is bad.
In either case you are better off replacing the entire icemaker. So that is what I recommend, replace the whole icemaker.