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    Question FRS26ZSHB2 Won't Make Ice ?

    Gallery FRS26ZSHB2
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    I get water but the icemaker makes no ice ?

    What do I check first ? I figured I would ask here before I pull the fridge out.

    Thank you in advance,

    Steve

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    Is there ice inside the ice maker? You can force cycle the ice maker by removing the cover and turning the white plastic gear clockwise until it starts.
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    The fridge quit making ice a year ago, at the time I replaced the icemaker (because I believed it to be the problem) and it still wouldn't make any ice.

    I took a look at the fridge again this morning and just picked up a water valve/solenoid. Part # 218832401.


    Ugggg.... I've turned into a parts-changer .


    I'm going to install it right now, I'll be back in a few.

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    Okay, now I am even more stumped .......


    1) Icemaker hasn't made ice in a couple of years but we could always get cold water, I'm home for a while so I figured I would tackle a few projects..

    2) I gathered it was the dual solenoid/water valve that was bad since we could get dispensed water but no water to the ice maker. I just replaced the secondary water valve http://www.repairclinic.com/referral...=1265&N=452252

    3) I then tried the water dispenser and got 1/2 cup of water and now nothing. It seems that the primary solenoid is energizing but not opening (no more click) so I checked the voltage and am only getting 70v to the primary water solenoid. I removed it and put 120 to the coil and nothing. I get .342k ohms across the coil leads ? Did I somehow burn up the coil ? This is the primary water solenoid I am referring to http://www.repairclinic.com/referral...=1265&N=452316

    4) Why am I only getting 70v to the primary valve now ? I don't know how I could have burnt this up by something I did but anything is possible, what do you think ??


    Thanks !

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    Low voltage usualy indicates a poor connection somewhere. Check the microswitch in the fountain. (make sure water is turned on)
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeardnmt View Post
    Low voltage usualy indicates a poor connection somewhere. Check the microswitch in the fountain. (make sure water is turned on)
    OK but I have a few questions:

    1) What is the best way to get to the switch ? Do I have to disassemble the interior of the door or can I do it from the front somehow ?

    2) The door dispenser switch seemed to be working all along, although we did not use it much. It still operates the auger ? Wierd as it sounds as soon as I plugged the unit in after the new solenoid install it fed water but just for about 15-20 seconds & just quit ?

    3) If I remove the primary solenoid valve,connect water and touch 120 to the coil leads should that prove the valve is working properly or not ? I'm thinking that 120 is 120 no matter where it comes from ?


    I guess I'll start again fresh tomorrow but what do you think , thanks for your time redbeard !

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    OK, you have two water valves . If you supply 110VAC to one solenoid then unless you have the water line disconnected from the output of the valve then you have to supply 110VAC to the corresponding solenoid on the other valve. Disconnect the water lines going out and try each solenoid seperatly. Frigidaire uses a screwy wiring system. There are two diodes between the two valves to keep both valves opening at the same time( water and ice). This might be the problem.
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