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ice maker - water does not go into the ice tray. What blocks the water?

GE refrigerator model # gts 22 kc marcc has ice maker model # wr 30x 10012. the water goes up the tube to the refrigerator but is blocked from going into the ice maker at the fitting through the ref. wall.

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On something like this the valve has leaked past & froze-up the fill tube to the icemaker. You should be able to pull the frozen fill tube #261 out to defrost, and then replace the water valve to prevent the same problem in the near future. You can access the fill tube by pulling out the fill grommet #810 from the back or remove from inside the freezer.

Water valve; WR57X10048

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by Manage My Life
May 21st, 2010
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thank you for your suggestion; I determined to begin with that ice was not the problem. Water is frnished through the tube to the grommet #810 but it does not go through to the ice tray. I used a heat lamp around the grommet area to make sure there was no ice in the fitting. What can be blocking the water?
by Manage My Life
May 22nd, 2010
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