Originally Posted by jeff1
Definetly -shouldn't- freeze the fill tube!
If the elbow & tube has a ice blockage, it is usually best to replace the fill valve and the shut off valve. A very LARGE problem in the last few years has been the self piercing shut off valve clogging up with calcium and junk! Replace the self piercing shut off valve with a drill type shut off valve.
Thanks for sharing the knowledge sir.
I have an old (mid '90's) Amana refrigerator/freezer side by side that is exhibiting the same symptoms as mentioned above.
MFG No: P1190801WW
When the ice maker begins filling with water, it doesn't stop.
I replaced the Valve Init, assuming that would fix the issue. Nope.
I flipped the wiring on the Valve Init, as suggested above, and water flows right out of the water dispenser, even without the water dispenser paddle being pressed.
Back story: water softener was not running for a long enough period that mineral build-up has accumulated around plumbing and sinks where water sits. Water softener is fully functional again.
Can I assume that mineral deposits and junk have clogged the shut off valve?
How do I access that?
On the back of the fridge, I can see the PEX pipe leading up to the top of the fridge into what appears to be a rubber elbow, but I am not sure. I'm a newbie when it comes to this subject.
Thanks for any assist, anyone can offer.